Information about Ballygar

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Beal Ath Ghar
the short village
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Beal Ath Ghar
Ballygar Town
Ballygar By. Sketch Map
Ballygar Denis H. Kelly, Esq.
Ballygar Francis Madden, Esq.
Ballygar Honble. Gonville Ffrench
Ballygar Honble. Martin Ffrench
Ballagurra Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Bellagare Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Ballygar Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Ballygar John Cheevers, Esq.
The houses are nearly all new and equal in height. There are 6 fairs held in a year and a weekly market which is held on Friday.
Is situated in the Eastern side of this parish on the townlands of Ballygar and Killeroran.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
291 0 18
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
129 9 9
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
279 8 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
267 1 9
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
Ballygar is in Ballygar townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
Some other placenames in or near this townland are...

Information From Maps

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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service