Bilberry Island

Antoinette Lydon

Bilberry Island is in the civil parish of Kilcummin. The civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish of Kilcummin, Galway West. In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same as is the case in the Kilcummin Oughterard area.

Bilberry Island is in the Electoral Division of Oughterard, in Civil Parish of Kilcummin, in the Barony of Moycullen, in the County of Galway

Irish Form of Name:   Oileán na bh-Fraochóg

Translation:   island of the huts or bilberries

Parish:   Kilcummin
View all place names in this civil parish.

Information from O’Donovan’s Field Name Books

Other Forms of the Name with the authority source (if provided) in italics.

Bilberry Island
Oileán na bh-Fraochóg
Bilberry Island Boundary Surveyor
Bilberry Isle County Map
Bilberry Island T. J. O’Flaherty, Esq., Proprietor

Description:

Remarkable for the number of Bilberry trees which grow there. Contains 2¼ acres all covered with brushwood – situated N.W. of Urkaunmore and W. of Innishbeagh.

Situation:

Belongs to the townland of Lemonfield. In Lough Corrib.

Bilberry Island is in the townland of Lemonfield.

Townlands

A town land is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion 1169.

Griffiths Valuation

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No record can be found that people lived on Bilberry Island.

Maps

It is located at 53° 27′ 49″ N, 9° 17′ 29″ W.

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website

Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.

Bilberry Island

Church records of births, deaths and marriages:

Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the ‘church parish’ rather than the ‘civil parish’. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)

Bilberry Island is in the civil parish of Kilcummin.

Catholic parish:

This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.

  • Clonbern & Kilkerrin in Galway East.
  • Carraroe in Galway West.
  • Kilannin in Galway West.
  • Kilcummin/Oughterard in Galway West.
  • Rosmuc in Galway West.

Church of Ireland parish:

This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.

  • Kilcummin in Galway West.

In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/asp/fullresult.asp?id=52589

Townlands.ie Website

http://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/oughterard/bilberry-island/

This page was added on 20/02/2016.

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