Allens Park

Townland Stone at Allenspark
Photo Credit Sean Lydon

Allenspark

Ba chuid de Liagán é Páirc Uí Aillín fado. Tháinig tiarna talún nó feirmeoir éigin, don áit cúpla bliain ó shin. Cuirtear an t-ainm Áit Tí Mhocháin ar áit as Gaeilge.

Allens Park used to be part of Leagaun townland.  A landlord or farmer by the name of Allen came to live in the area a couple of hundred years ago. The townland is sometimes known as Áit Tí Mhocháin in Irish.

Feilm amháin a bhísa mbaile seo tráth. Ba le muintir Ciaragáin (Comer) é. Dhíol said an áit agus d’imthigh said thar lear do Nua Shéalainn. Cheannaigh muintir Ó Conghaile agus muintir Mac Fhlannchaidh as sráidbhaile Mhaigh Cuilinn an talamh eatortha.

This is one of the smaller townlands situated between Leagaun (Liagán) and Ballydotia (Baile Dóite). At one stage, it belonged to a family called Comer, who emigrated to New Zealand having sold their farm. It was bought by the Connollys. Clancy’s farm was later acquired by the O’Toole family. The earlier history of Allens Park has unfortunately not been recorded.  A fine example of a souterrain was once situated in this area.

There are many interesting questions yet unanswered concerning the Comer family, such as their origins, where they sourced their wealth, from whom they acquired the land and their date of arrival in Moycullen. They also owned land at Curra.

Thanks to James Connolly, Allen’s Park, the following records have been made available:-

Julia Comer was baptised in April 1878 and she married Mark Concannon from Knockranny, and they also emigrated. There is anecdotal evidence that other female members of the Comer family married into Moycullen families.

The Clancy family appear to have lived in Allens park since the early 19th Century. A slate sundial face carved by John Clancy and signed in 1841 is some proof of that.

Blake Census 1793-1813

There was no data in the Blake Census for this townland. This townland might have been included in the townland of Leagaun.

Griffith’s Valuation, 1901 and 1911 Census

There was no census data for this townland. This townland might have been included in the townland of Leagaun.

Click Here to View Photo Album of Allenspark

 

 

This page was added on 08/02/2016.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *