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
372 A. 0 R. 16 P.
O.S. 6" sheet(s)
Mayo 122
Griffiths Valuation
Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe - Page # 138
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Click on the Griffiths Valuation Ballinrobe Page # 138 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. : 6
Goirtíní, small gardens.
  • Gorteens : J. 0'D,
  • Gurteens : Tithe Ledger
  • Gurteen : Barony Map

This td. is situated in the south-east corner of the parish. It is bounded on the N. by the td. of Tobernadarry, and on the E., S. and W. by the phs. of Kilmainemore and Shruel. It contains 372a Or. 16. (4a. 1r. 8p. water) .

It is the property of Gunwell French, Esq., and is held by Charles Kirwan, Esq., on a lease of 999 years at the yearly rent of £1 8s. 6d. per Irish acre. Mr. Kirwan sublets a part at from 20s. to 33s.6d. per acre, yearly. The soil is part light, and part wet clay; it provides good grazing. Farms are in size from 1 1/2 to 140 acres. The tenants are Roman Catholics. There are here two ancient forts, one of which is in the west side of the td. and the other in the north side.

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 ,