Information about Gortbeg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Gortbeg
Irish Form of Name:
Gort Beag
Translation:
small gort, garden or field
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Gort Beag
Gortbeg
Gortbeg B. S. Sketch Map
Gurtbug Barony Map
Gurtbug County Map
Gortbeg Local
Description:
Townland. It is the property of Mr. Browne of Mayo. 3/4ths of the townland is arable. The remainder deep bog. In its North end is a lake called Pullagharry. The road from Galway to Loughrea passing through its centre the South side of which is a part of demesne and residence called Gortbeg and a Trigl. Station is on the South side of [Unable to read.] residence 215 feet above the sea.
Situation:
It is situated at the extreme N.E. end of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Cummer and Killererin Parishes in the East by the latter and on the South and West by Brackloon and Ballinastuckaun.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
260 0 19
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
83 10 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.
83 10 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:
Gortbeg 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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Gortbeg
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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Gortbeg
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.)
Gortbeg 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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