Information about St. Clerans

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
St. Clerans
Irish Form of Name:
Disert Chleireáin
Translation:
St. Cleran’s Desert or wilderness
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
St. Clerans
Iseirt Chleithreaín
Disert Chleireáin
Iseirt Cleithreáin
Saint Clerans B. S.
Saint Clerans County Map
St. Clerans Proprietor Sea Mount
Saint Clerans Rev. R. P. Graham, Curate
Comment:
A castle here in good preservation. North Wall.
Description:
James Burke, Esq., Proprietor. This townland contains 627 acres, 506 of which are cultivated, 45 uncultivated and 76 of wood. No lease. Is let to Colonel French at 2 p. acre. County Cess 2/6 p. acre yearly. There is in it an old building dedicated to St. Clerans which gave name to this townland, also to the residence of Admiral L?. The old building is a little square one, its walls are above 40 feet high. The inhabitants say that it was built in the Reign of Chals. 2nd and destroyed in 1490.
Situation:
Situated on the S. boundary and near the S.E. corner of the parish. It is bounded N. by the townland of Lickerrig and Carhoonagouer, E. by the parish of Lickerrig, S. by the parish of Kilconickny and W. by Derryhoylebeg.
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 1 page 457

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
626 0 21
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
424 12 8
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
106 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
476 15 4
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:
St. Clerans is a townland.

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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St. Clerans
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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St. Clerans
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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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.)
St. Clerans is in the civil parish of Lickerrig.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Carrabane (Kilconickney, Kilconieran & Lickerrig)
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Lickerrig
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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