Local Placenames

Townland record details , townlands are the smallest official land division but many contain locally used placenames .


Official Townland name

Civil Parish
Poor Law Union
Registrars District
82 A. 3 R. 5 P.
O.S. 6" sheet(s)
Mayo 121 . 122
Griffiths Valuation
Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe - Page # 137
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Click on the Griffiths Valuation Ballinrobe Page # 137 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.


Placenames mentioned in this townland are :

Field Name Book

Field Name Book description from 1838/1839 noted by the surveyors who produced the O.S maps originally.


B.S.S.M. : 5
Garrán, a copse. : Beal atha na nGarran, mouth of the ford of the copses.
  • Gauraun : J. 0'D,
  • Garrane : County Book,
  • Garran : Strafford's Survey
  • Garran : Inq. temp. Eliz.
  • Garran : Inq. temp. Jac. I.
  • Garran : Inq. temp. Car. I.

This td. is situated in the north side of the parish. It is bounded on the N. by the ph. of Kilmainebeg; E. by the td. of Lisheenielegaun; and S.and W by the td. of Cregnanagh. It contains 82a. 3r. 5p., and is the property of Mr. Blake, of Towerhill. Agent, Anthony Blake, of Galway. It is all let to one man, who is a Roman Catholic, on a lease of 3 lives or 31 years, at a yearly rent of 24s. per acre. The soil is light, with limestone; it provides bad grazing, and middling props of wheat, oats and potatoes. There is one ancient fort in the east side of this td.

When searching for a placename type some or all of the word and click search. If you are unsure of the spelling try a part of the word . For example the placename Mocharra sounds like Moharra so if you search for arra you should find it. For example a placename record ( eg Rostaff ) gives the townland ( eg Moyne ) and the civil parish ( eg Shrule ) .

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Civil Parish details available :: 11

Shrule ,   Moorgagagh ,   Kilkilvery ,   Killursa ,   Killeany ,   Kilmainemore ,   Kilmainebeg ,   Kilconla ,   Donaghpatrick ,   Cong ,   Cargin ,