The following information on this townland was given in the Ordnance Survey Name Books. In the reign of James I, Ardane was referred to as Ardancloncana. The Irish form was given as Ardán, meaning a little height or hillock. The landholder, George D.H. Kirkaldy and the Parish Priest, Rev. Francis Coghlan both wrote the name as Ardane. The Irish Placenames Commission gives the current Irish spelling as An tArdán.
The townland of Ardane is situated between Ahanduff, Moneenaveena, Hearnesbrook Demesne, Caher, Cloncona and Conor’s Park. It contained part of a lake, a large portion of fir planting and the remainder of the land was described as being arable. The Ordnance Survey Map showed a cascade, eel weir and footstick.
Census 1841, 1851
Census statistics showed seven people living in one house in Ardane in 1841 but by 1851 it is interesting to note, that there were no inhabitants or houses.
Griffith’s Valuation 1855
Griffith’s Valuation named the landowner as George D.H. Kirkaldy who held all of the ninety six acres, one rood and twenty perches for himself.
Census 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891
Census statistics showed there was no population or houses in this townland in 1861, 1871, 1881 or 1891.
The census of 1901 did not record any population in this townland.
The 1911 census did not record any population in this townland.