Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                   Ardkyle

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Ballynakill

Area:                                       220.48 acres / 220 acres, 1 rood, 36 perches


Baptism and Marriage records for Letterfrack R.C. Parish 1821-1886

1911 Census for Ardkyle (no records)

1901 Census for Ardkyle (no records)

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Ardkyle (no records)


Galway Library for Ardkyle

Logainm for Ardkyle

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Ardkyle

Name Books for Ballynakill

West Connemara men who lost their lives in WWI (Clifden and Connemara Heritage Society)


Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Ardkyle

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) records that there was a total of 200 Acres and 31 Perches of land in Ardkyle that was owned by Robert Graham. There also a further 4 Islands of no agricultural value of an area of Acre, 1 Rood and 20 Perches. Robert Graham leased tenements to a number of people, some of which leased houses to a 3rd party. Edward Joyce and John Conneely leased an area of 15 Acres, 3 Roods and 5 perches fro Robert Graham. They had a house on the land and John Conneely also had an office. They paid an annual valuation rate of £1 15s for the land and Edward Joyce paid 10s for the house and John Conneely paid 5s for the buildings. Thomas Coyne leased 7 Acres and 36 Perches that included an office and a house. He paid £2 3s for the land and 7 s for the buildings. John Folan leased the house from Thomas Conneely at a rate of 5s annually. John Quigley leased 11 Acres, 2 Roods and 14 Perches from Robert Graham on which there was a house and office. He paid an annual rate of £4 for the land and 10s for the buildings. Peter Joyce leased 4 Acres and 18 Perches of land that included houses and an office. His annual ratable valuation was £1 7s for the land and 8s for the buildings. He further leased houses to Judith Flynn, Margaret Joyce and Michael McDonnell for 5s each annually. Thomas Davis leased 8 Acres, 3 Roods and 38 Perches from Robert Graham that included a house and office. His annual ratable valuation was £3 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings. Christopher Conneely and William Conneely jointly leased an area of 12 Acres, 1 Rood and 31 Perches of land on which Christopher also had a house. Christopher paid £3 for the land and 5s for the house while William paid £1 10s for his share of that land. John Joyce and Mary Joyce each leased a house from Robert Graham at an annual rate of 5s each. Thomas and Martin Rowan leased 8 Acres, 1 Rood and 36 Perches of land from Robert Graham at a rate of £1 10s each. Robert Graham leased 2 Acres, 3 Roods and 15 Perches of land to Patrick King at an annual rate of £1 5s. Peter Conneely and Martin Keane leased 2 Acres, 3 Roods and 32 Perches of land at a rate of 12s each. Gregory Conneely leased 2 Acres and 3 Roods of land at a rate of 15s. Myles burke leased 1 Acre, 3 Roods and 17 Perches of land for 7s annually. Bridget Conneely, Thomas and Martin Rowan jointly leased an area of 2 Acres, 2 Roods and 8 Perches from Robert Graham for Bridget paid 4s and Thomas and Martin paid 2s. William Staunton and Laurence Heaney jointly leased 2 Acres and 15 Perches of land for 3s each. Richard Davis and John Coyne leased 1 Acre, 1 Rood and 3 Perches of land from Robert Graham at an annual rate of 2s each. Tenants of the townland also leased 124 Acres, 2 Roods and 3 Perches of mountain land at £2 10s annually.


1670 Down Survey for Ardkyle

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Mamffin and Ardkell. The 1641 owner was Edmund O’Flaharty who was a Catholic and the 1670 owner was Richard, Earl of Westmeath, also a Catholic.

This page was added on 17/07/2018.

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