Information about Gort

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Gort
Irish Form of Name:
Gort Inse Gúaire
Translation:
field of Guaire, island or holm
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Gort
Gort Inse Gúaire
Gortenshegory
Gort By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Gort Engraved County Map
Gort Mr. John Bell, Barony Constable
Gort Rev. Patrick Fallon, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Lord Gort, Lough Cooter Castle, Post Town Gort. Agent Mr. James Slator, Gort. The fair and market town of Gort stands and is built and situated in part of three parishes, namely Kilmacduagh, Kiltartan and Beagh. The occupiers and tenants having leaseholds and agreements in various ways. Here is a neat church which stands in the parish of Kilmacduagh, fit to accommodate 200 persons, also a Roman Catholic Chapel capable of accommodating 300 persons, it also stands in the Parish of Kilmacduagh. Fairs held in the town of Gort on the 11th August and 7th November and Market on Saturday. Authority Mr. Slator, Agent.
Situation:
In the Southern Extremity of the parish of Kiltartan, Barony of Kiltantar, County Galway. West of the Mail Coach Road leading from Galway to Gort. It contains that part of the Town of Gort called Crow Lane, a portion of the North angle of the Market Square and the whole of the Horse Barrack.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Gort or Gart or Gurt; enclosed field. See Gart [reproduced below].
Gart, Gort, and Gurt, mean an enclosed tilled field: the form Gart prevails in the north.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
170 0 20
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
175 4 1
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
343 6 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
344 3 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:
Gort 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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Gort
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Gort
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.)
Gort 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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