Information about Caheravoley

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Caheravoley
Irish Form of Name:
Cathair a bhuaile
Translation:
stone fort of the dairy
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cathair a bhuaile
Caheravoley
Caheravoola B. S. Sketch Map
Caherawolla Barony Map
Caherawola County Map
Cahervuley High Constable l838
Caheravoula Local
Description:
Townland. It is the property of Mr. Knox of County of Mayo. 2/3ds. of this townland is cultivated . Near its centre is Trigl. Station. 167 feet above the sea. On its south side is an old square fort called Cregboyne[Unable to read.] Fort, and at its South angle is an old fort called Caherancola, near the road from Galway to Tuam which forms the East bounds of the townland.
Situation:
It is situated 6 miles South of Tuam. Bounded on the North by Townagh, West and N.W. by Cummer Parish and Lackanroe, South by Annaghdown and East by Anbally townland.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Caheravoley in Galway ; Cathair-a'-bhuaile, the caher of the booley or milking-place. See Booley [reproduced below].
Booley, Bola, Boola, Bool, the most usual anglicised forms of buaile, a milking or dairy-place, for which see vol. i. p. 239 [reproduced below]. Latterly the term was often applied to any cattle enclosure near the homestead where cows were brought together morning and evening, and fed and milked. Boolies, the same only with the English plural: p. 11 It was formerly customary with those who kept cattle to spend a great part of the summer wandering about with their herds among the mountain pastures, removing from place to place, as the grass became exhausted. During the winter they lived in their lowland villages and as soon as they had tilled a spot of land in spring, they removed with their herds to the mountains till autumn, when they returned to gather the crops. (See 2nd Vol. Chap. XXXVI.). The mountain habitations where they lived, fed their cattle, and carried on their dairy operations during the summer, were called in Irish buaile [booly], a word evidently derived from bo, a cow. This custom existed down to the sixteenth century; and the poet Spenser describes it very correctly, as he witnessed it in his day: - "There is one use amongst them, to keepe their cattle, and to live themselves the most part of the yeare in boolies, pasturing upon the mountaine, and waste wilde places; and removing still to fresh land, as they have depastured the former." (View of the State of Ireland; Dublin edition, 1809, p. 82). O'Flaherty also notices the same custom: - "In summer time they their cattle to the mountaines, where such as looke to the cattle live in small cabbins for that season." (Iar-Connaught, c. 17). The term booley was not confined to the mountainous districts; for in some parts of Ireland it was applied to any place where cattle were fed or milked, or which was set apart for dairy purposes..

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
412 0 25
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
125 8 4
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.
125 8 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:
Caheravoley is a townland.
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Information From Maps

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Caheravoley
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Caheravoley
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Neighbouring Townlands

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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.)
Caheravoley 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.

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