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Kilmolara Civil Parish

Kilmolara :: Townland index map not available yet
County : Mayo
Poor Law Union : Ballinrobe
Barony : Kilmaine
O.S. Maps : Mayo – 118 . 121
R.C. Parish : Cong and The Neale
R.C. Diocese : Tuam
R.C. Church : Cong & The Neale
Marriage Records : 1870
Baptism records : 1870

Official O.S. townland names in this parish are

Ballyargadaun   Ballyshingadaun  
Ballytrasna   Ballywalter  
Caherhemush   Cahernagry East  
Cahernagry West   Carrowkeel  
Carrownagurraun   Carrownakilly  
Cashlancran   Coollisduff  
Creevagh North   Creevagh South  
Kildotia   Knockroe  
Munnadesha   Nealepark  
The Neale Town   Tobernashee  

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

Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary 1837.

The Kilmolara entry in Lewis Topographical Dictionary of 1837


A parish, in the barony of KILMAIN, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT,
21 miles (S.) from Ballinrobe, on the road to Cong ; containing 1350 inhabitants.
It is situated on Lough Mask, and comprises about 2000 statute acres, principally
in tillage ; there are some fine limestone quarries.

Neale Park is the handsome house and demesne of Lord Kilmaine. The living
is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, united to the rectories
and vicarages of Ballincalla and Ross, and in the patronage of the Bishop:
the tithes amount to £200, and of the benefice to £945. The
glebe-house and glebe of the union are in Ballincalla. The church, a neat
plain building with a square tower. is situated in the parish of Cong, close
to the boundary of this parish: it is the property of Lord Kilmaine, and
has been recently repaired by a grant of £ 125 from the Ecclesiastical

In the R. C. divisions the parish is the head of a union or district,
called the Neale, comprising also the parish of Ballincalla ; the chapel
is at the Neale. There is a public school, in which about 80, and a private
school in which about 100, children are educated.

In the Neale park are some remarkable antiquities, particularly a stone
on which are carved the figure of an unicorn opposite to a man surrounded
with a glory, and a lion below them. According to an inscription beneath
this stone, it was found in a cave near the spot, and the figures were the
gods worshipped here by Edda and Con, after the latter of whom Connaught
was named: the figures were called in Irish " Dine Teak" or "
Gods of Felicity," from which the place was called Nehale, or "
The Neale."


A village, in the parish of KILMOLARA, barony of KILMAINE, county or
MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 2 1/2 miles (S.) from Ballinrobe, on the
road to Cong : the population is returned with the parish.

This place, which is usually called " The Neale." is a constabulary
police station, and has fairs on Feb. 5th. May 6th, Aug. 4th, and Nov. 5th.

Immediately adjoining Neale Park, a seat of Lord Kilmaine: the grounds,
which are very extensive, contain some curious monuments, noticed under
the head of Kilmolara. In the R. C. divisions Neale gives name to the union
or district, comprising the parishes of Kilmolara and Ballinchalla, and
contains the only chapel in the district.

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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