GLENBEIGH PARISH

Glenbeigh Civil Parish, Barony of Iveragh, Co Kerry. Located at 52.0562N and 9.9403W. It has an area of 61.5 sq.km, 15196 acres , 23.7 sq. miles and 27 town lands. When you include Glencar there is a total of 51 town lands, 31000 acres and 48 sq. miles. In the county of Kerry there are 87 civil parishes, 2756 town lands, 1,188554 acres with a population of 147,554 people.

Glenbeigh village population is as follows:
1991 census 230 people.
1996. " 251. "
2002. " 330. "
2006. " 280. "
2011. " 285. "
2016. " 308. "

Age of people per 2016 census figures of 308 people are > 0 to 17 years = 44, 18 to 64 = 212 and Over 65 = 52 people. There were 265 Irish, 19 English and the remainder other nationalities. The population of the village is 308 and the parish is now over 1000.

Below are the 27 town lands of Glenbeigh with the number of acres in each.

Ballynakilly = 118 acres
" Upper. = 743 "
" Lower = 673
Ceanearagh = 950. "
Coolnaharrigle Upper. = 420 "
" Lower = 137 "
Coolroe. Upper = 506 "
" Lower = 244. "
Coomasaharn = 1081 "
Curra. = 257 "
Curraheen. = 657. "
" Little = 60 "
Droum East = 135 "
West. = 491 "
Faha. = 281 "
Gowlane. = 412 "
Gortdirragh. = 371 "
Kealdubh Upper = 825 "
" Lower = 281 "
Killnabrack Upper = 644 "
" Lower = 464 "
Killkeehagh = 655 "
Letter East = 213 "
" West = 1764 "
Reenanallagne = 288 "
Rossbeigh = 700 "

Translation of local place names.

Glenbeigh Gleann Beithe Glen of the birch trees.
Ballynakilly Baille na Cille Town of the church (Churchtown)
Curra Curra A weir
Coolnaharrigle Cuil na hEargaile. Corner of the house or habitation
Reennanallagne Rinn na nDealgan Point of the thorns
Killnabrack Cill na mBreac Church of the trout
Keeldubh Caol Dubh Black stream
Curraheen An Curraicin. Little Moor
Droum Drom. A ridge or long hill
Faha Faiche A green or lawn or playing field
Inchareach Ince Riach. Grey holm
Windy Gap Bearna na Gaoithe
Drung Hill Croc na Druinge Hill of the sept or clans
Letter Leitir. Wet lands
Goulane. Gablan. A little fork
Canearagh. Ceann Iartach Western Head
Coolroe. Cuil Ruad The red nook
Rossbeigh. Ros Beithe. Headland of the birch trees
Seefin. Sui Fionn Seat of Fionn Mac Cumhaill
Ballagh A road or pass
Inch Ince. A low meadow along a river (Island)
Bearna Gap
Beenmore Beenmor. Great peak
Killkeehagh Cill Chaoitheach St. Caoidhs church
Tir na nOg Land of eternal youth
Tonn Toime Magical waves (at Rossbeigh)
Mountain Stage Stad an tSleibhe Change horses for stagecoach
Coomasaharn Com Sathairn Saturday valley
Killeen Cillin Cemetery
High Road. An Bothar Ard

Other Irish language titles
An Beithe. River Behy
An Mhor Chuaird Ring of Kerry
Radharc na Mara Sea View
Ascal an Bhealaigh Avenue Drive
Sli Athlantaigh Fhiain Wild Atlantic Way
Cois na hAbhainn. Beside the river
Com(coom) A hollow
Ince Riagh Incharea (river meadow)
Others ; Treanmanagh, Scartnamackagh, Callananiska, Coomacilla.

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