Information about Castletown

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Castletown
Irish Form of Name:
Baile an chaisleáin
Translation:
town of the castle
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Castletown
Baile an chaisleáin
Castletown By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Castletown Engraved County Map
Castleetowne Inq. Temp. Eliz
Castletown Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Castletown Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Castletown Mr. Gregory’s Clerk, P. Burk
Castletown Mr. John Bell, Barony Constable
Castletown Printed Townland List
Castletown Rev. Patrick Fallon, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Richard Gregory, Esq., 56 Berners Street, Oxford Road, London. Agent Edmund Hunt, Esq., Gort. Let to 12 occupying tenants on a lease of lives at 30s. per acre. County Cess 3s. 0d. per acre. Tithe 1s. 0d. per acre. Soil good sandy. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. Bog scarce. Tenantry all Roman Catholics. Prevailing names Burk and Nolan. Ruins of Castletown old castle and Castlelawn River in this townland. Trout in this river, a school here, 50 boys and 30 girls all Roman Catholics. Teacher paid by the scholars. One fort here. Authority Michael Donohue same townland.
Situation:
In the centre of the parish of Kiltartan, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway, East of Coole Demesne and the Mail Coach Road from Galway to Gort and West of Gort and Castletown Rivers.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 621

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
253 0 26
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
140 4 9
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
140 4 9
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:
Castletown is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
Some other placenames in or near this townland are...

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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Castletown
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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Castletown
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).
Down Survey Website
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Information from Google Maps.
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You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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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.)
Castletown 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.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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