Wattstown, County Westmeath

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Location of Wattstown within County Westmeath in the Republic of Ireland
Coordinates: 53°34′28″N7°25′28″W / 53.57444°N 7.42444°W / 53.57444; -7.42444 Coordinates: 53°34′28″N7°25′28″W / 53.57444°N 7.42444°W / 53.57444; -7.42444
Country Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Westmeath
Irish grid reference N381584

Wattstown is a townland in County Westmeath, Ireland. It is located about 7.64 kilometres (5 mi) north–west of Mullingar.

A townland is a small geographical division of land used in Ireland. The townland system is of Gaelic origin, pre-dating the Norman invasion, and most have names of Irish Gaelic origin. However, some townland names and boundaries come from Norman manors, plantation divisions, or later creations of the Ordnance Survey. The total number of inhabited townlands was 60,679 in 1911. The total number recognised by the Irish Place Names database as of 2014 was 61,098, including uninhabited townlands, mainly small islands.

County Westmeath County in the Republic of Ireland

County Westmeath is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Midlands Region. It originally formed part of the historic Kingdom of Meath. It was named Mide because the kingdom was located in the geographical centre of Ireland. Westmeath County Council is the administrative body for the county, and the county town is Mullingar. At the 2016 census, the population of the county was 88,770.

Republic of Ireland Ireland, a country in north-western Europe, occupying 5/6 of the island of Ireland; succeeded the Irish Free State (1937)

Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern side of the island. Around a third of the country's population of 4.8 million people resides in the greater Dublin area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the Oireachtas, consists of a lower house, Dáil Éireann, an upper house, Seanad Éireann, and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Taoiseach, who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.

Wattstown is one of 8 townlands of the civil parish of Portloman in the barony of Corkaree in the Province of Leinster. The townland covers 282.11 acres (1.1417 km2). The neighbouring townlands are: Balrath to the north, Portloman to the south, Monroe to the south, Monroe or Johnstown (Nugent) to the south–west, Ballyedward to the west, Johnstown to the west and Piercefield or Templeoran to the north–west. [1] [2] The north–eastern boundary of the townland is formed by the shoreline of Lough Owel.

Civil parishes in Ireland administrative division of Ireland

Civil parishes are units of territory in the island of Ireland that have their origins in old Gaelic territorial divisions. They were adopted by the Anglo-Norman Lordship of Ireland and then by the Elizabethan Kingdom of Ireland, and were formalised as land divisions at the time of the Plantations of Ireland. They no longer correspond to the boundaries of Roman Catholic or Church of Ireland parishes, which are generally larger. Their use as administrative units was gradually replaced by Poor Law Divisions in the 19th century, although they were not formally abolished. Today they are still sometimes used for legal purposes.

Portloman (civil parish) Civil parish in Leinster, Republic of Ireland

Portloman is a civil parish in County Westmeath, Ireland. It is located about 6.5 kilometres (4 mi) north–west of Mullingar.

Barony (Ireland) historical subdivision of a county of Ireland

In Ireland, a barony is a historical subdivision of a county, analogous to the hundreds into which the counties of England were divided. Baronies were created during the Tudor reconquest of Ireland, replacing the earlier cantreds formed after the original Norman invasion. Some early baronies were later subdivided into half baronies with the same standing as full baronies.

In the 1911 census of Ireland there were 6 houses [3] and 22 inhabitants [4] in the townland.

The Census of Ireland, 1911, was a census that covered Ireland, and was conducted on Sunday 2 April 1911 as part of a broader Census of the United Kingdom. A census of Ireland had taken place every ten years beginning in 1821 until 1911. The next census did not take place until 1926 due to the Irish War of Independence and subsequent Irish Civil War. The entire returns for all 32 counties are available online on the website of the National Archives of Ireland.

Two barrows in the townland are listed as national monuments. [5]

Wattstown Barrows two tumuli in County Westmeath, Ireland

Wattstown Barrows are two tumuli (barrows) which form a National Monument in County Westmeath, Ireland.

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References

  1. Wattstown Townland, Co. Westmeath Townlands.ie Retrieved on 22 August 2015.
  2. Wattstown Townland, Co. Westmeath The IreAtlas Townland Data Base Retrieved on 22 August 2015.
  3. Houses in Balrath. Census of Ireland 1911. Retrieved on 22 August 2015.
  4. Inhabitants in Balrath. Census of Ireland 1911. Retrieved on 22 August 2015.
  5. National Monuments in State Care: Ownership & Guardianship - Westmeath National Monuments Service, 4 March 2009. Retrieved on 24 August 2015