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
101 A. 0 R. 15 P.
O.S. 6" sheet(s)
Mayo 121 . 122
Griffiths Valuation
Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe - Page # 137
Moorgagagh :: click for more detailed Town plan
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Moorgagagh :: Townland plan click for more detail
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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. : 9
See parish name Moregaga
  • Moorgagagh : J. 0'D,
  • Moregagagh : Inq. temp. Jac. I.
  • Moregagagh : Strafford's Survey

This td. is situated in the north side of the parish. It is bounded on the N. by the td, of Cregnanagh; E. by Kill td.; W. by the td. of Cahermacullick; and S. by Loughnakill.

It contains 101a. Or. 15p., including 20a. Or. 36p. of water and is Bishop Land, the property of the Established Church. It is held by Valentine Blake, Esq., of Minlough, near Galway. It is at present in Chancery. Agent, Richard McEvilly, Ballyglass. It is let at 17s.6d. per Irish acre. Grazing, bad. Crops, generally middling. A portion of this td. is very rocky, with limestone. There is an old church in the S.E. 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 ,