Information about Ardskeaghbeg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ardskeaghbeg
Irish Form of Name:
Ard Sgiath beag
Translation:
hill of the briers (little)
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ard Sgiath beag
Ardskeaghbeg
Ardskeabeg B. S. Sketch Map
Ardskeabeg Barony Map
Ardskea County Book
Ardskeabeg County Map
Ardskea Browne High Constable l838
Ardskegh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Ardskaybeg Local
Description:
Townland, it is the property of Mr. Browne of Ardskay.It has a Trigl. Station on its west side 155 feet above the level of the sea. Half this townland in tillage. There is a small demesne near its centre and a dwelling called Ardskeaghbeg house. The remaining portion of the townland is covered with furze and is heathy pasture. The road from Galway to Tuam follows its East boundary for 1/2 a mile.
Situation:
It is situated north of Annagh townland. Bounded on the East by Brackloon and Killererin parish, North by Cummer parish and West by Ardskeamore.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
716 0 29
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
164 5 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
11 4 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
169 17 8
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:
Ardskeaghbeg 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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Ardskeaghbeg
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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Ardskeaghbeg
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.)
Ardskeaghbeg is in the civil parish of Kilmoylan Parish.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Cummer
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilmoylan
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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