Local links:
Links to some useful online resources:
  • The Down Survey of Ireland was carried out in the mid-1650s as a prelude to assigning confiscated land to adventurers and the Cromwellian army. The surviving maps have recently been digitised by a team at Trinity College Dublin. The website also contains a variety of other features that are also worth exploring.
    The Down Survey Parish Map of Drumraney
  • In 1796 the Irish Linen Board published details of the beneficiaries of its ‘Spinning Wheel Premium’, a payment which was designed to promote the cultivation of flax. Among those registered as flax growers in Co. Westmeath were sixty residents of Drumraney parish.
    Westmeath Flax Growers, 1796
  • The Tithe Applotment Books for Drumraney record the sums paid by many local people in the mid-1820s for the support of the Established Church of Ireland.
    Tithe Applotment Books – Drumraney
  • Griffith’s Valuation is a resource allows an insight into the ownership and occupation of land in Ireland in the 1850s. It is arranged by townland, and also includes maps.
    Drumraney in Griffith’s Valuation
  • The 1901 and 1911 Censuses are well-known sources. They can provide important insights into Irish society in the period to which they relate. Search by name or placename, or browse the relevant District Electoral Divisions, Ardnagragh, Drumraney and Umma.
    Censuses of 1901 and 1911
  • The Ordnance Survey Ireland‘s free Map Viewer contains current maps, as well as the historic 25″ and 6″ series.
    OSI Maps
  • The National Monuments Service has an online database of sites and monuments. Use the ‘Query Data’ option to search for information.
    NMS Map
  • The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage contains information relating to historic buildings, including some that no longer exist. Search by townland to view data on local landmarks such as the Parish Church, Lissanode House and Walderstown Lodge.
    National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
  • The National Parks & Wildlife Service Map-Viewer can be used to view current and proposed Special Protected Areas, Special Areas of Conservation and National Heritage Areas.
    NPWS Map-Viewer
  • Logainm.ie is the Irish Placenames Database.
  • The Historic Graves Website contains transcripts and images from a number of nearby graveyards, including Ardnacraney and Noughaval.
    Historic Graves