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Civil Parish record details , used pre 20th century …later DED divisions are used in census records
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Kilmainemore Civil Parish

Kilmainemore :: Townland index map not available yet
County : Mayo
Poor Law Union : Ballinrobe
Barony : Kilmaine
O.S. Maps : Mayo – 118 . 119 . 121 . 122
R.C. Parish : Kilmaine
R.C. Diocese : Tuam
R.C. Church : Kilmaine
Marriage Records : 1854
Baptism records : 1854

Official O.S. townland names in this parish are

Ballina   Ballinulty  
Ballycusheen   Ballyhenry  
Ballyjennings   Ballymartin  
Ballynacarragh   Blessingtown  
Brackloon   Brownsisland  
Bunacrower   Caher  
Caherrevagh   Caherwiclaun  
Carrowmore   Carrowmore (detached)  
Carrowmore T.   Carrowreagh  
Cartron (French)   Cartron (Kirwan)  
Cartron (Lindsay)   Cloghans Beg  
Cloghans More   Cloonameeltoge  
Cloonconneelaun   Cloongawnagh  
Cloonkeeghan Commons   Clyard  
Clylea   Cooleen  
Coollisduff   Corraun  
Creevaroddaun   Cregduff  
Cregmore (Browne)   Cregmore (Lynch)  
Doorath   Ellistronbeg  
Ellistronparks   Frenchbrook North  
Frenchbrook South   Gortnastang  
Killernan   Kilmaine  
Kilmaine Town   Kilmainepark  
Kilquire Lower   Kilquire Upper  
Knockatotaun   Knockroe  
Lecarrow   Lisduff  
Loughanboy   Milford Demesne  
Musicfield   Mweelis  
Mylesestate   Rathgranagher (Lindsay)  
Rathgranagher (Miller)   Rathgranagher Town  
Rausakeera North   Rausakeera South  
Tawnagh   Tawnagh East  
Thomastown   Tullyduff  
Turin   Turloughanbaun  
Caherrevagh and Cloonameeltoge  

Placenames in this parish other than official townlands

Known locations other than official townlands where the geographical location is known.
Cahereevagh and Cloonamealtogue  

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

Tenants Name Placename Miscellanious Notes . . . .
Handsbrow Carraugh
Connor Carraugh
Reily Carraugh
Godwin Cloonmidge
Costello Cloonmidge
Fair Caheraream Robert Fair Lavally
McGrath Crasslop ?
Bowen Carhens and Rathranagher Charles Bowen Esq.
Moghan Leehanue

Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary 1837.

The Kilmainemore entry in Lewis Topographical Dictionary of 1837


KILMAINMORE, a parish, in the barony of KILMAINE, county of MAYO, and province Of CONNAUGHT, 3 1/2 miles (S. E.) from Ballinrobe, on the road from Galway to Westport ; containing 4176 inhabitants.
It comprises 8087 statute acres, principally in pasture, and has excellent sheep pastures at Ellistron.
Fine limestone is quarried, and at the eastern extremity there is a considerable quantity of reclaimable bog, but fuel is scarce.
Petty sessions are held every Wednesday at the village, which is a constabulary police station, and has a penny post to Hollymount.
Fairs are held on July 12th and Oct 28th and are well supplied with cattle and sheep.

The principal seats are

  • Glencorrib, the residence of A. Browne, Esq.;
  • Milford, of C. B. Miller, Esq.;
  • Turin Castle, of S. L. Bucknall, Esq.;
  • Clagbans, of T. Lewen, Esq.;
  • Fortvilie, of T. Fair, Esq., and
  • Ratbgraher, of C. H. Cromie, Esq.

It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, episcopally united to the rectory and vicarage of Moorgaga, and part of the rectory and vicarage of Kilmainbeg, and is in the patronage of the Archbishop, as is also the rectory, which forms the corps of the prebend of Kilmainmore in the cathedral of Tuam, and is held with the vicarial union.
The tithes of this parish amount to £399. 18. 101., and of the union, to 4582. 9. 04.
There is a glebe-house, with a glebe of eight acres.
The church is a plain neat building, to which a tower was added about 20 years since by the Rev. F. Rutledge.
In the R.C. divisions the parish is the head of a union or district, which is co-extensive with that of the Established Church: the chapel is a splendid building, lately erected by the Rev. J. Browne, a little to the west of Kilmain, on the road to the village of Neale.

The parochial school is aided by annual donations of £5 from the rector and £6 from the curate, who has also given two acres of land, and Mr. Flanagan a house rent-free; a school is partly supported by the parish priest, in which about 160 children are educated, and there are two private schools, in which are about 70 children.
In the centre of the village are the ruins of an ancient religious house, with a large burial-ground attached ; and there are ruins of ancient castles at Turin, Ellistron, Ballisnahiney, Cragduff, and Killernan.

A spring rising in the village soon disappears and takes a subterraneous course for about a mile; in the winter it forms a turlough.
This place gives the title of Baron to Lord Kilmaine.

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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