Antoinette Lydon

Lugganimma 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.

Irish Form of Name: Lag an ime

Translation: hollow of the butter

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

Lugganimma is in the Electoral Division of Kilcummin, in Civil Parish of Kilcummin, in the Barony of Moycullen, in the County of Galway

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books

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


Lag an ime

Logganimma Boundary Surveyor

Loganima Barony Cess Book

Loggannimma Local

Luganimma Rector of Kilcummin




Maigh Cuilinn/Moycullen

Civil Parish

Cill Chuimín/Kilcummin


Lugganimma contains 1,099 acres of land, about 7 acres of which is under tillage and 41 acres of water, the remainder is mountain pasture.


Thomas B. Martin of Ballynahinch Castle.

Information on the owner’s family from the Landed Estates Database;

Thomas B. Martin is a member of the Martin (Ross) family.


Lugganimma borders the following other townlands:

Information from Joyce’s Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce

Luggakeeraun in Galway; same as Lugakeeran [reproduced below]. Lugganimma in Galway; Log-an-ime, of butter (dairy here).

Lugakeeran in Roscommon; Log-a’-chaorthainn, hollow of the quicken-tree plantation. See vol. i. p. 513 [reproduced below]. The quicken-tree. Caerthainn [keeran or caurhan], is the Irish word for the quicken-tree, mountain ash, or rowan-tree. It enters into names very often in the form of Keeran, which is the name of several townlands; but it undergoes many other modifications, such as Keerhan in Louth; Carhan in Kerry, as in case of the river Carhan (quicken-tree river) at Cahersiveen; Kerane and Keraun in Tipperary and King’s County: – all these places must have produced this tree in abundance, for the names mean simply mountain ash. Drumkeeran, the ridge of the quicken-tree, is the name of a village in Leitrim, of a parish in Fermanagh, and of several townlands in the northern counties.


Information from the Down Survey Website:

The Down Survey is a mapped survey. Using the Civil Survey as a guide, teams of surveyors, mainly former soldiers, were sent out under Petty’s direction to measure every townland to be forfeited to soldiers and adventurers. The resulting maps, made at a scale of 40 perches to one inch (the modern equivalent of 1:50,000), were the first systematic mapping of a large area on such a scale attempted anywhere. The primary purpose of these maps was to record the boundaries of each townland and to calculate their areas with great precision. The maps are also rich in other detail showing churches, roads, rivers, castles, houses and fortifications. Most towns are represented pictorially and the cartouches, the decorative titles, of each map in many cases reflect a specific characteristic of each barony. (

Townland of LUGGANIMMA

Down Survey Name: Loganymmy

1641 Owner(s): O’Flahertye, Murragh McBrien (Catholic)

1670 Owner(s): Bourke, Nicholas (Catholic)

County: Galway Barony: Muckullin

Parish: Killcumyn

Unprofitable land: 950 plantation acres

Profitable land: 50 plantation acres

Forfeited: 24 plantation acres

The Down Survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).

Down Survey website

The Tithe Applotment Books

About the Records

Tithes were a tax on agricultural produce which was payable by the occupiers of agricultural land. They were the main source of income for the parish clergy of the Church of Ireland (the largest Protestant church and the church established by law). However, in many parishes a large part of the tithes was ‘appropriate’, which meant that they were payable to a bishop, cathedral chapter or other ecclesiastical recipient, or were ‘impropriate’, which generally meant that they were payable to a local landowner. The parishes used in the Tithe Applotment Books are civil or Church of Ireland parishes, which often differ in name and territory from Catholic parishes, Acts of Parliament of 1823 and 1832 provided for the conversion of tithes into a fixed charge on land, and specified the average price of wheat or oats in the parish in the seven years before 1821 as the basis on which the tithes would be calculated. They also extended the application of tithes to pasture, where previously they had been levied only on tillage.

This change in the law resulted in the valuation of individual holdings in almost all parishes containing agricultural land, in order to assess the portion of the tithes for which each occupier of land would be liable. The apportionment was recorded for each Church of Ireland parish in a Tithe Composition Applotment Book. The information was collected and the amounts were calculated by two Parochial Commissioners, one of whom was appointed by the cess-payers of the parish and the other by the relevant Diocese of the Church of Ireland. This procedure was carried out in over 2,500 parishes between the years 1823 and 1837.

The Tithe Applotment Books are in a variety of formats, from a few pages sewn together to elaborately bound volumes. In most cases they are written in manuscript throughout, although some consist of manuscript entries on printed questionnaires. The information in the books is broadly uniform and generally includes at least the name of occupier; the size of holding, the valuation and the tithe payable. In some cases, more detailed information is provided. Some volumes have maps and most have certificates and correspondence attached.

The sub-divisions of the parish were recorded. Some of these subdivisions, such as ploughlands, ceased to be in official use after the six-inch survey of the Ordnance Survey was completed in the 1840s. Only productive land was subject to tithe, and the books usually distinguish between this tithable land and untithable land such as roads or mountains. Tithable land was in some cases classified by quality, and a money value was given to each class. In some cases, the proportion of tithe payable to the rector, vicar or lay proprietor of the tithes was set out. The column for observations was sometimes completed, with information about commonage, for example.

There are a number of other points that should be noted. The acreages given in the Tithe Applotment Books are in Irish or Plantation measure, which is 1.62 times larger than statute measure. Only occupiers of land at the time of the tithe composition are recorded, so not all heads of households living in a parish at the time are included. Only rural areas are systematically covered, although inhabitants of towns who held plots of cultivable land are included. The equivalent tax in urban areas, Minister’s Money, has left few records.

The Tithe Applotment Books are an important source of information for a wide variety of researchers of pre-Famine Ireland. They provide the first surviving national list of the occupiers of land, and are used by genealogists as a partial substitute for returns of the 1821 and 1831 censuses of population, which were destroyed in 1922. They also record information on the quality of land, and provide information on pre-Ordnance Survey territorial divisions, some of which were not recognized after the 1840s.

The National Archives hold the original Tithe Applotment Books only for the twenty-six counties of the Republic of Ireland. The books for the six counties of Northern Ireland are held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast. (

Richd Martin & Patt Walsh rented land in Lugganimma in 1829, it is unclear from the record as to exactly the amount of land, they held in Lugganimma.

Griffith’s Valuation 1850s

In Griffith’s Valuation the area is 1008 acres 3 rood and 37 perch with a land value of £6 0s 0d and 40 acres 3 rood and 30 perch of water.

Occupiers of the Land:

The occupiers of the land at this time were:

The tenants of the townlands of Illaunmore, Illauneeragh West & Roskeeda.

The Immediate Lessor was The Law Life Assurance Co.

Out Offices and Land

The out office was a farm building, a cow house, piggery or barn. The land was very poor and sterile and people were always poverty-stricken. At this time most tenants were trying to eke out a living on 5acres or less and farmers needed at least 15.3 acres to survive.

Poor Law Union Ireland

In Ireland the Poor Relief Act of 1838 divided into districts or “unions” in which the local taxable inhabitants were to be financially responsible for all paupers in the area. In 1898 the Poor Law Union was adopted as the basic administrative division in place of the civil parish and barony. Further subdivision into 828 registration districts and 3,751 district electoral divisions followed. Townlands were not arranged according to these divisions with parish and barony retained as a means to make comparisons with records gathered before 1898.

The 1838 Act

The main provisions of the 1838 Act were:

  • The extension of the existing Poor Law Commissioners’ powers to Ireland, with the appointment of Assistant Commissioners who were to implement the Act in Ireland.
  • The division of the country into Poor Law Unions based on Irish electoral divisions which were themselves made up from townlands.
  • The creation of a Board of Guardians for each Union, two-thirds of whom were to be elected, the other third to be appointed ex officio.
  • The setting up of a workhouse in each Union.
  • The collection of a local poor-rate to finance the system.
  • Assistance for emigration.

Initially, 130 Unions were created, based upon 2,049 electoral divisions. The divisions were composed of townlands, a peculiarly Irish unit, traditionally of 120 Irish acres in area. (Between 1848 and 1850, an additional 33 Unions were created by subdividing and reorganizing the boundaries of some existing Unions, particularly in the west of the country.

Boards of Guardians were elected annually on 25th March. Only rate-payers were eligible for election, which effectively disenfranchised most of the native Irish who were usually tenants at this time. Rate-payers were allowed between one and six votes depending on the size of a valuation of their property.

What is a townland?

A townland 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 of 1169. Lugganimma is a townland.

Other placenames in this townland:

Some other placenames in or near this townland are …

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:

You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.

  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith’s Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census

List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants.

1841-1891 Census

Nobody lived in Lugganima from 1841-1891

1881 –Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £2 10s 0d.

1891 –Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £2 10s 0d.

1901 Census

This is a return of the member of the family, their Visitors, Boarders, and Servants who slept or abode in their house on the night of 31st of March 1901.

Enumerators Extract

House & Building Return

Out Office & Farm Steadings

House 1 no occupants

House 2

Hugh Walsh aged 30 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 29.

Hugh was a farmer. Hugh could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read; she spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

1911 Census

This is a return of the Members of the families in Lugganimma their visitors, boarders and servants who slept or abode in the house on the night of Sunday 2nd April 1911.

Enumerators Extract

House & Building Return

Out Office & Farm Steadings

House 1

Hugh Walsh aged 45 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40.

Hugh & Mary were farmers. They could not read & spoke only Irish. They were married for 12 years.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a cow house and a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

Church records of births, deaths and marriages:

Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at 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.)

Lugganimma 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.

Information from Maps

It is located at 53° 22′ 2″ N, 9° 28′ 0″ W.

Original OS map of this area

Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.


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.


Information from Google Maps:

You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.

Google Maps

Information from the National Monuments Service:

You can use this link to view a map of archaeological features. This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.

Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service


Information from the Logainm database:

View Logainm information

Galway Library Website Website

This page was added on 15/05/2016.

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