Information about Bookeen South

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Bookeen South
Irish Form of Name:
Translation:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Bookeen South
Boukine B. Persse, Esq.
Bookeen South Boundary Sketch
Boukine Co. Record Book
Okeen G. Jury Presentment Books
Boukeen G. Jury Presentment Books
Boukeen Larkin's Co. Map
Description:
This is a large townland.containing about 1/6 of it bog and two plantations.The School supported by Containing 60 pupils, 40 males and 20 females. The property of J. Daly of Dundandle. Rent per acre from 2s. 6d. to £1. 5. 0. County Cess 1s. 3d. per acre payable half yearly.
Situation:
In the Barony of Dunkellin and lies North of the centre of the parish and is bounded by Toolabanbeg Dunsandle in the Barony of Loughrea. Carhooise North, Carhooise South, Boulain North and Ballynahowen in the parish of Lickerrig. Lisnadhuigh, parish of Kilconnirron [unable to read] and Carhookeel, parish of Kiltulla.
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 Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Bookeen in Galway; pointed hill: same as Boo-caun, only with a different dim. termination.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
398 0 22
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
147 18 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.
147 18 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:
Bookeen South 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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Bookeen South
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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Bookeen South
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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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.)
Bookeen South 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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