An Baile Glas

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 81136 36613                                                   Lat / Long: 53.3796, -8.28419



(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (152 acres, 1 rood and 5 perches) about 1/3 of which is bog, the remainder arable, flat, wet and but a middling quality. Inhabitants poor. Houses and roads in good repair. It is the property of Lord Cloonbrock held by deed for ever. It pays £3. 5. 4½ County Cess.



(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in S. West of the parish bounded by Ervalagh Ooghter, Cool, Eddergool West, Gortbrack, Moor and Ballyglass Mahon townlands. It is in the barony of Cloonmacnoon.


This is a list of townlands that share a border with Ballyglass.



Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and the first four Irish censuses were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.


1821:  Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no records      for Ahascragh.

1831:  The only surviving records are from Counties Antrim and Derry.

1841:  There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1851:   There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1861:  Census records for 1861 and 1871 were deliberately destroyed by the government

1881:  The records for 1881 and 1891 were pulped as waster paper during the shortages of World War I.

1901:   No information for the 1901 Census

1911:   No information for the 1911 Census


Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864)

James Thorngate was the immediate lessor in the townland of Ballyglass.

Plot 1: James Thorngate had, in fee, 39 acres and 16 perches of bog land that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s.

Plot 2a: Patrick Carroll paid £15 for 32 acres, 2 roods and 39 perches of land and £1 for a house and offices.

Plot 2b: Bridget Rafferty leased a house for 5s.

Plot 2c: Daniel Craughwell paid 5s for a house.

Plot 3:  Thomas Cosgrave leased 7 acres and 28 perches of land for £2.

Plot 4: Edward Carroll leased a house with 8 acres, 2 roods and 39 perches for £2 5s for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 5: Bridget Rafferty and Daniel Craughwell jointly leased 3 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches for which they each paid 10s.

Plot 6: Matthias Craughwell paid £2 10s for 8 acres, 3 roods and 27 perches of land and 10s for a house.

Plot 7: Thomas Guinessy [sic] paid £2 5s for 9 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches of land.

Plot 8: John Cosgrave (Peter) paid £2 15s for 12 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches of land.

Plot 9: John Cosgrave (James) leased 9 acres, 1 rood and 19 perches of land for £1 15s.

Plot 10: William Grehan paid £1 5s for 3 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of land.

Plot 11: Thomas Nowlan [sic] leased 10 acres of land for £1.



This page was added on 28/10/2022.

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