Information about Derryinver

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Derryinver
Irish Form of Name:
Doire Inbhir
Translation:
oak wood of the river mouth
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Derryinver
Doire Inbhir
Derryinver B. S.
Derrinver County Map
Derrynvyre Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Inbhir na habhan Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Derry Invirnahowen Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Derrynver Rev. J. Griffin, P.P.
Description:
Henry Blake, Esq., Proprietor.
Situation:
On the S. side of the headland that is N. of Ballynakill Harbour. It is bounded on the N. by part of Cloonlooaun and Lough Tully, E. by Derryherbert, S. by the easterly part of the above harbour, W. by Lettermore and part of Cloonlooaun.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Derryinver in Armagh and Galway; of the river-mouth. See Inbhear, vol. i. p. 459 [reproduced below].
Inbhear [inver], old Irish inbir (Cor. G1.), means the mouth of a river; "a bay into which a river runs, or a long narrow neck of the sea, resembling a river" (Dr. Todd). The word is pretty common in Ireland, and equally so in Scotland, generally in the form of inver, but it is occasionally obscured by modern contraction. At A.D. 639, the Four Masters record the death of St. Dagan of Inbhear-Daeile [Invereela], i.e. the mouth of the river Deel; this place, which lies in Wicklow, four miles north from Arklow, retains the old name, modernised to Ennereilly, though the river is no longer called the Deel, but the Pennycomequick. The townland of Dromineer in Tipperary, which gives name to a parish, is situated where the Nenagh river enters Lough Derg; and hence it is called in Irish Druim-inbhir, the ridge of the river-mouth.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
867 1 5
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
82 7 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.
82 7 8
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

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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:
Derryinver is a townland.
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Derryinver
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Derryinver
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Neighbouring Townlands

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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.)
Derryinver is in the civil parish of Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Ballynakill/Letterfrack/ Tullycross
  • Inishbofin
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Ballinakill
  • Renvyle
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

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