Parknahown

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Noreen Shiel, Abbey Heritage

Parknahown townland

Parknahown, Páirc na hAbhann, River field

Parknahown is a townland in the civil parish of Tynagh, in the barony of Leitrim and the county of Galway. It is situated in the south west end of the parish of Teena [Tynagh], about 2 miles south southwest of Teena village (Barony Leitrim).

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) the standard spelling for the townland name is Parknahown. In addition to this, the townland name has had various spellings assigned to it over time. They include the following: Páirc na h-abhan, Parknahouen, Pairc na h-abhan and Parknahown. It was referred to as Parknahouen in  B. S. Sketch, as Parknahouen  by Lord Riverstown and Parknahowen  by Edward Kelly, Esq.  O Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) further states that Parknahown is a small townland containing several pieces of furze and a small piece of bog near the centre. It is bounded on the southwest by a river which separates it from Ballynakill Parish. There is nothing remarkable in the townland.

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell) doesn’t list who the owner was. The Down Survey Map 1670 (post Cromwell) shows that the owner was Anthony Ffrench (Catholic).

The Old Irish Pension of Ireland

There were no records for this townland.

The Tithe Applotment Books 1823-37

There were no records for this townland.

Griffith’s Valuation

According to Griffith’s Valuation the area of the townland Parknahown is 90 acres, 2 roods and 29 perches. The valuation of the land was £37 10s 0d and the valuation of the buildings was £0 5s 0d giving a total valuation of £37 15s 0d. Anthony F Nugent leased all the land in Parknahown. He leased a plot comprising of 83 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches to the following: Michael Hanrahan paid a total of £6 5s 0d; Walter White paid a total of £6 5s 0d; Michael Kelly paid a total of £6 5s 0d; Charles Kelly paid a total of £10 0s 0d; John Dillon paid a total of £2 10s 0d and Patrick Bourke paid a total of £2 10s 0d. Michael Hanrahan paid a total of £3 0s 0d for a house, offices and land. Walter White paid a total of £0 15s 0d for land.

Census 1901

There was one inhabited house in the townland of Parknahown at the time of the 1901 census with 2 inhabitants. The B1 Form shows that the house had walls made of a permanent material like stone, brick or concrete and the roof was made of a perishable material such as mud, thatch, etc. Form N reveals that both residents were male and were Roman Catholic. The head of the household was Peter Egan. Both residents were born in Co Galway. There was just no outhouse listed in the townland.

Peter Egan was a 61 year old shepherd. He was a widower and lived with his son Lawrence who was 20 years old. Lawrence was a farm servant and was not married. Peter could not read and Lawrence could read and write. Peter’s house was a third class house with one front window and one room. The Earl of Westmeath owned the land the house was built on and there was no outhouse listed.

Census 1911

There was one inhabited house in the townland of Parknahown at the time of the 1911 census with 2 inhabitants. The B1 Form shows that the house had walls made of a permanent material like stone, brick or concrete and the roof was made of a perishable material such as mud, thatch, etc. Form N reveals that both residents were male and were Roman Catholic. The head of the household was Peter Egan. Both residents were born in Co Galway. The B2 Form  shows there was one outhouse on this holding.

Peter Egan was a 73 year old shepherd. He was a widower and lived with his son Lawrence who was 27 years old. Lawrence was an agricultural labourer and was not married. Peter could not read and Lawrence could read and write. Peter’s house was a third class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The Earl of Westmeath owned the land the house was built on and there was just one outhouse, namely a fowl house.

 

This page was added on 03/01/2017.

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