Farnaght

Farnacht or Fornacht

Tomas O Flatharta

Tomas O Flatharta
Tomas O Flatharta

Farnacht or Fornacht meaning bare hill

Names:

According to O Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, the standard name given to the townland was Farnaght and Farnacht or Fornacht was its official Irish name.  Other names this townland was given were Bare Hill (O’Donovan’s Field Name Books), Farnaught (Meresman) and Farnocht (Logainm.ie).

According to Coimisiúin na Logainmneacha (logainm.ie), Farnaght had five islands and two rocks.  The islands were Heath Island (Oileán an Fhraoigh), Oak Island (Oileán Darach), Big Island (An tOileán Mór), Bilberry Island (Oileán na bhFraochóg) and Farnaght Roeillaun (Rua-oileáin Fharnochta).  The two rocks were Broad Rock (An Charraig Leathan) and Farnaght Rocks (Carraigíní Fharnochta).

Situation:

This townland is situated on the south side of the parish. Bounded on the north by the townland Glanlusk (sic.), bounded west by Claggin and bounded south and east by Lough Corrib.

Description:

Down Survey:

The Down Survey was a cadastral survey of Ireland carried out by William Petty, English scientist in 1655 and 1656.  The survey was apparently called the “Down Survey” by Petty because the results were set down in maps; ‘admeasurement down’ was used; it is referred to by that name in Petty’s will”. (Wikipedia).  There was no information available for this townland in the Down Survey.

O Donovan’s (1838):

The proprietors for this village were the Earls of Leitrim and Charlemont, Dublin. The agent for Farnaght was Mr. James Fair, Fairhill, Ross Parish.  This townland had no lease.  The rent was bulked at £22.10s.0d. per year.  Co. Cess paid 11¼ d. per acre or 34 acres all pasturable.  This townland had a steep mountain and a cape called Skeagharnught.  This cape is the eastern most point in Farnaght.  The village of Farnaght has about 9 houses scattered on the southern part of the townland.  The mountain is arable with some tillage.  This townland had some crops of oats and potatoes which were not good. This townland had no antiquities.

Griffiths Valuation

According to Griffiths Valuation, Farnaght had a total acreage of 257 acres, 0 roods and 8 perches.  The total valuation for this town land was £18.0s.0d.  Earls of Leitrim and Charlemont were the immediate lessors for this townland.  This village was composed of one plot.

Plot 1 was composed of 257 acres, 0 roods and 8 perches. This plot was divided into nine sub-plots labelled a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h and i. a was owned by Thomas Joyce, b was owned by John Faherty, c was owned by Thomas Thornton, d was owned by Catherine Browne, e was owned by Patrick Duffy, f was owned by John Thornton, g was owned by Michael Faherty, h was owned by Thomas Halloran and i was owned by William Clarke.  Total valuation for this plot was £21.5s.0d.

Plot 1 a Thomas Joycehad a house and land.  The land was valued at £1.5s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £1.10s.0d.

Plot 1 b John Fahertyhad a house and land.  The land was valued at £1.5s.0d.  and the buildings were valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £1.10s.0d.

Plot 1 c Thomas Thorntonhad a house and land.  The land was valued at £1.5s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £1.10s.0d.

Plot 1 d Catherine Brownehad a house and land.  The land was valued at £2.0s.0d.  and the buildings were valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.5s.0d.

Plot 1 e Patrick Duffyhad a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £2.10s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £3.0s.0d.

Plot 1 f John Thornton had a house, office and land. The land was valued at £2.10s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £3.0s.0d.

Plot 1 g Michael Fahertyhad a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £4.10s.0d.  and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £5.0s.0d.

Plot 1 h Thomas Halloranhad a house and land.  The land was valued at £1.5s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £1.10s.0d.

Plot 1 i William Clarkehad a house and land.  The land was valued at £1.10s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £2.0s.0d.

Census 1901

There was no 1901 census found for this townland.

Census 1911

There was no 1911 census found for this townland.

This page was added on 06/02/2019.

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