Information about Leagaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Leagaun
Irish Form of Name:
Liagán
Translation:
a standing stone, a pillar stone
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Leagaun
Liagán
Legane County Registry 1832
Leegaun High Constable for the Barony
Lugane Printed Townland List from Major Browne
Leegaun Robt. Martin, Esq., Ross
Leegaun Sketch Map
Leegawn The Rev. E. French, P.P. Moycullen
Leegaun Thos. Martin, Esq., M.P.
Leegaun Tithe Applotment Book
Comment:
Compare: occurs very frequently
Description:
The greater portion of this townland is cultivated. There are some scattered spots rocky and wet pastures. A village called Allens Park is near the West boundary and Leegaun Village near the North boundary. There is nothing more remarkable in it.
Situation:
E. of the parish. Bounded on the North by Ballynahallia, on E. by Lough Corrib, on South by Moycullen and on West by Ballydothia.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Leagane in Limerick and Tipperary, and Leagaun in Galway; Liagán, a standing stone, a pillar-stone. See vol. i. p. 344 [reproduced below].
The other terms liagán [leegaun] is a diminutive of liag, which will be noticed farther on; and in its application to a standing-stone, it is still more common than gallan. Legan, Legane, Legaun, and Leegane, all different anglicised forms, are the names of several places in different parts of the country; and the English plural, Liggins (pillar-stones) is found in Tyrone. Ballylegan, the town of the standing stone, is the name of a place near Caher in Tipperary, and of another near Glanworth in Cork, there is a place called Tooraleagan (Toor, a bleach-green) near Ballylanders in Limerick; and Knockalegan, the hill of the pillar-stone, is the name of half a dozen townlands in Ulster and Munster.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
403 0 17
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
142 11 8
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
6 8 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
145 18 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:
Leagaun is a townland.
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Leagaun
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Leagaun
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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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:
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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.)
Leagaun is in the civil parish of Moycullen.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Moycullen
  • Spiddal
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Moycullen
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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