Information about Ballykeeran

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballykeeran
Irish Form of Name:
Béal Átha Chaorthain
Translation:
mouth of the ford of the rowan trees
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Béal Átha Chaorthain
Ballykeeran
Baile Uí Chiaráin
Beal Atha Ciortain
Ballykeeran Boundary Sketch
Ballykeeran W. T. Ravane
Description:
This is a large townland. All arable principally pasture of a very good quality, (it contains one Danish Fort). The property J. Daly of Dundandle. Rent per acre from 18s. 6d. to £1. 3. 0. ?. County Cess 1s. 3d. per acre payable half yearly.
Situation:
In the Barony of Loughrea and is a detached townland lying to the East of the parish and is bounded by Toolobantampul? Barony of Athenry which divides it from the body of the parish, and parish of Kilconickny, Carhookeel, Knockarradally, ? Forty ? parish of Kiltulla, Lackafinna South, Lackalia? and Cahernamuck East in the parish of Kilconnickny, Barony of Loughrea.
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 456

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ballykeeran in Donegal; Baile-Ui-Chiaráin, O'Kieran's town. Ballykeeran in the parish of Lickerrig, Galway; Beal-atha-caorihainn [-keeran], the ford of the rowan or quicken trees. Ballykeeranin Westmeath (near Athlone); Bealach-Caorihainn, the ballagh or road of the quickens. All three are different.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
331 1 7
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
191 2 0
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.
191 2 0
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:
Ballykeeran 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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Ballykeeran
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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Ballykeeran
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.)
Ballykeeran 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.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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