Information about Kilnalag

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kilnalag
Irish Form of Name:
Coill na Lag
Translation:
wood of two hollows
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Coill na Lag
Kilnalagh
Cuilnalag Applotment Book
Kilnalag Boundary Surveyors Sketch
Kilnalag Co. Map
Kulnalag Co. Name Book
Keilnaloe Grand Jury Schedule
Description:
There are 3 portions of bog situated at the West, East and S.E. boundaries. The road from Dunmore to Ballymoe passes from N. to E. through the centre of the townland. Kilnalag village is on the N. and South side of road. There are two other roads branches off N. and S. to Ballinlough and Glanamadda. The remainder of the land is tillage and pasture.
Situation:
Kilnalag is situated about 1 mile W. S.W of a large Danish Fort in the townland of Carrowanderra this parish.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kilnalag in Galway, and Kilnalug in Westmeath; Coill-na-lag, wood of the hollows. See Lag, vol. i.p. 431 [reproduced below].
Lug or lag signifies a hollow; when used topographically, it is almost always applied to a hollow in a hill; and lag, lig, leg, and lug, are its most common forms, the first three being more usual in Ulster, and the last in Leinster and Connaught. The word is not so much used in Munster as in the other provinces. There is a place near Balla in Mayo called Lagnamuck, the hollow of the pigs; Lagnaviddoge in the same county signifies the hollow of the plovers. Leg begins the names of about 100 townlands, almost all of them in the northern half of Ireland. The places called Legacurry, Legachory, and Lagacurry, of which there are about a dozen, are all so called from a caldron like pit or hollow, the name being in Irish Lag-a'-choire, the hollow of the core or caldron. When the word terminates names it takes several forms, none differing much from lug; such as Ballinlig, Ballinlug, Ballinluig, Ballylig, and Balylug, all common townland names, signifying the town of the lug or hollow. As this word was applied to a hollow in a mountain, it occasionally happened that the name of the hollow was extended to the mountain itself, as in case of Lugduff over Glendalough in Wicklow, black hollow; and Lugnaquillia, the highest of the Wicklow mountains, which the few old people who still retain the Irish pronunciation in that district, call Lug-na-gcoilleach, the hollow of the cocks, i.e. grouse. The diminutives Lagan and Legan occur very often as townland names, but it is sometimes difficult to separate the latter from liagan, a pillar stone. The river Lagan or Logan, as it is called in the map of escheated estates, 1609, may have taken its name from a "little hollow" on some part of its course; there is a lake in Roscommon called Lough Lagan, the lake of the little hollow; and the townland of Leggandorragh near Raphoe in Donegal, is called in Irish Lagan-dorcha, dark hollow.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
214 0 34
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
73 17 8
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.
73 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:
Kilnalag 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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Kilnalag
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Kilnalag
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.)
Kilnalag is in the civil parish of Templetogher.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Glenamaddy/Boyounagh
  • Williamstown
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Templetogher
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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