Information about Ballylee

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballylee
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Laogh
Translation:
town of the calves
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballylee
Baile Laogh
Baile Lee
Ballylee By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ballylee Engraved County Map
Ballely Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Ballilee Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Ballylee Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Ballylee Mr. Gregory’s Clerk, P. Burk
Ballylee Mr. John Bell, Barony Constable
Ballilee Printed Townland List
Ballilea Printed Townland List
Ballylee Rev. Patrick Fallon, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Richard Gregory, Esq., 56 Berners Street, Oxford Road, London. Agent Edmund L. Hunt, Esq., Gort. Let to 8 occupying tenants. Some having leases and others ?? acre yearly rent. County Cess 2/6 pr acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Soil Rocky. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. No bog. Prevailing names McCarrick and Connelly. A corn mill and tuck mill in this townland. Ballylee Castle the residence of Patrick Carrick in this townland. Castle River and Polaleene (a hole) where Ballylee River disappears. Trout in this river and hole. Authority James Hanlon, townland Cloonearl.
Situation:
In the East of the parish of Kiltartan, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway, West of Kiltormer Parish, East and West of a road leading from Loughrea to Gort and North and South of a road from Galway to Gort.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
219 1 7
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
99 9 6
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
21 6 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
110 1 10
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Ballylee is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Ballylee
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Ballylee
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Ballylee is in the civil parish of Kiltartan.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilmacduagh & Kiltartan
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kiltartan
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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