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Kilcommon Civil Parish

Kilcommon :: Townland index map not available yet
County : Mayo
Poor Law Union : Ballinrobe and Claremorris
Barony : Kilmaine
O.S. Maps : Mayo – 110 . 111 . 118 . 119 . 122
R.C. Parish : Kilcommon and Robeen (Hollymount)
R.C. Diocese : Tuam
R.C. Church : Hollymount
Marriage Records : 1857
Baptism records : 1857

Official O.S. townland names in this parish are

Ardkill   Ballyheeragh (Caslane)  
Ballyheeragh (St. Leger)   Ballymangan  
Ballyweela   Boleymeelagh  
Brittas   Bushfield  
Caher   Caheravoostia  
Carrowkeel North   Carrowkeel South  
Carrowmore   Clareen  
Clogher   Cloonanaff  
Clooneen   Coolaghbaun  
Corracrow   Cregduff  
Creggawatta   Davros  
Derrymore   Frenchgrove  
Garreens   Gortnashammer  
Greaghaus   Hollymount Demesne  
Hollymount T.   Kilcommon  
Kilglassan   Kilrush  
Knockalegan   Knocknaganny  
Lecarrow   Lehinch Demesne  
Lisheenmanus   Lisnamoyle  
Lissatava   Lugatallin  
Mallaroe   Oultauns  
Pollaweela   Pollbaun  
Pollnacartan   Pollraddy  
Purrauns   Rahard  
Rathmalikeen   Robeenard  
Roos   Shantallow  
Skealoghan   Tawnaghbaun  

Tithe Applotments (1823-38) Exact Locations unknown but in this parish.

Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary 1837.

The Kilcommon entry in Lewis Topographical Dictionary of 1837


A parish, in the barony oif Kilmaine County of MAYO, and province Of CONNAUGHT;
containing, with the post-town of Hollymount, 6507 inhabitants. It comprises
6339 statute acres, of which about 400 are woodland and 500 bog. Agriculture
is improving; and near Hollymount is a model agricultural school, established
by the Mansion-House Relief Committee of 1822. The building and stock cost
£3000, but the school, which was built on an acre of land given by
Mr. Lindsey, has very few pupils. Limestone is found here. The surrounding
country is agreeably diversified, and is adorned with numerous well-planted

The principal seats
  • Hollymount House, the residence of T. S. Lindsey, Esq.;
  • Closecormack House, of J. K. Gildea. Esq. ;
  • Bushfield, of Annesley Knox,Esq.;
  • Purranes,of A.Bell,Esq.;
  • Ballyheragh St. Leger, of B. St. Leger, Esq.:
  • Balaheragh Lodge, of M. Lindsey, Esq.;
  • Greham, of R. Bowen, Esq.;
  • Annefield, of A. E. Bowen, Esq.;
  • Mount Jennings of B.Jenings, Esq. ;
  • Bloomfield, of the Rev. F. Ruttledge ;
  • Clooney Castle,of J. Gildea, Esq.;
  • Carraville, of R. Fair, Esq.;
  • Fortville, of T. Fair, Esq.

The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, united by
act of parliament, in 1703, to the rectories and vicarages of Robeen and
Taghkeen, forming the union of Kilcommon, in the patronage of the Archbishop
: the tithes amount to £339. 13. 10., and of the entire union to £651.
0. 1-1/4

The old church, which was in Hollymount, was a chapel of ease, built in
1683 by Archbishop Vesey, who was buried in it, and was made the parish
church on the church of Kilcommon becoming ruinous. The present church,
which is also in Hollymount, was built in 1816, the late Board of First
Fruits having granted a loan of £1000 ; it is a handsome building,
with a cast-iron spire, and is fitted up with English oak. The family vault
of Lord Clanmorris, and monuments of the Lindsey and Ruttledge families
are in the churchyard. For the erection of the glebe-house, the Board, in
1819, gave £100 and lent £1200: the glebe comprises 8 a. 3 r.

In the R. C. divisions the parish is the head of a union or district,
comprising Kilcommon and Robeen, and has two chapels in the former parish

that at Carra, built in 1830 at an expense of ;£1200, is a handsome
building, with galleries;

that at Roundfort has a tall square tower.

About 200 children are educated in five public schools, two of which
were built and are supported by Mr. Lindsey. and about 250 in three private

Here are the remains of some ancient forts ; and elks’ horns, coins of
Queen Elizabeth’s reign, and military weapons have been discovered at different
times.- See HOLLYMOUNT (Below).


A post-town, in the parish of KILCOMMON, barony of KILMAINE, county of
MAYO, and province Of CONNAUGHT, 13 3/4 miles (S.) from Castlebar, (on the
road to Tuam), and 111 1/2(W. by N.) from Dublin: the population is included
in the return for the parish. The entrance to the town is very pretty, being
adorned with the handsome parish church and the beautiful grounds round
Hollymount House, the residence of T. Spencer Lindsey, Esq.; and there are
several other gentlemen’s seats in its vicinity, which are described in
the article on the parish. Fairs are held on May 16th and Dec. 11th ; and
there is a good hotel, a dispensary, and a school-house built at the expense
of Mr. Lindsey, who supports the school. It is a constabulary police station,
and petty sessions are held on alternate Saturdays.

Field Name books from 1840’s

The placename database covers the Poor Law Unions of Ballinrobe and Tuam roughly a 15 kilometer radius centered on Shrule , the townland database covers most of Connaught in lesser detail .

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Civil Parish details available :: 40

Abbeyknockmoy ,   Annaghdown ,   Athenry ,   Belclare ,   Ballinchalla ,   Ballinrobe ,   Cargin ,   Clonbern ,   Claregalway ,   Cong (Galway) ,   Cummer ,   Dunmore ,   Donaghpatrick ,   Kilbennon ,   Kilconla ,   Kilmoylan ,   Kilcoona ,   Killeany ,   Killursa ,   Kilkilvery ,   Killower ,   Lackagh ,   Moylough ,   Monivea ,   Killererin ,   Tuam ,   Ballinchalla ,   Ballyovey ,   Ballinrobe ,   Ballintober ,   Cong ,   Kilcommon ,   Kilmolara ,   Kilmainebeg ,   Kilmainemore ,   Moorgagagh ,   Mayo ,   Robeen ,   Shrule ,   Unknown ,   more to come . . . .

Barony details available

Clare  ,   Kilmaine  ,   more to come . . . .

Poor Law Unions details available

Tuam  ,   Ballinrobe  ,   more to come . . . .

Land divisions and Administration

Go to the Map Resources page for descriptions and explanations of the land divisions used in genealogy plus explanations of terms etc…

Civil Parish Maps

There are two general index maps of the Civil Parishes , one for South Mayo and the other for North Galway . These correspond roughly to the Baronies of Kilmaine (Co Mayo ) and Clare (Co Galway) and show the civil parish boundaries and parish locations in relation to each other.

Townland Index maps .

Official O.S. townland names in Shrule parish

Unknown   ,   Ballisnahyny   ,   Ballycurrin Demesne   ,   Ballynalty   ,   Brackloon   ,   Brodullagh North   ,   Brodullagh South   ,   Bunnafollistran   ,   Cahernabrock   ,   Cloghmoyne   ,   Cloonbanaun   ,   Commons   ,   Cullagh   ,   Dalgan Demesne   ,   Glasvally   ,   Gortatober   ,   Gortbrack   ,   Kinlough   ,   Mocollagan   ,   Mocorha   ,   Mounthenry   ,   Moyne   ,   Ramolin   ,   Rooaunalaghta   ,   Shrule   ,   Shrule Town   ,   Toorard   ,   Cornehan   ,   if the place you seek is not here it’s not an official townland name , search or select the parish link to see all placenames in that parish.
There are townland index maps for Shrule and the surrounding civil parishes available below . They show the townland boundaries and main features of the Civil Parish . They can be useful in locating adjacent townlands or parishes to the one you may be researching.

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