Placenames

Townland record details , townlands are the smallest official land division but many contain locally used placenames .
Explanation of administrative divisions such as D.E.D.s , Civil Parishs and Baronies , also some information on land measurement …

Ballisnahyny

Official Townland name

Civil Parish Shrule
Barony Kilmaine
Poor Law Union Ballinrobe
County Mayo
Registrars District Cong
D.E.D. Shrule
Area 839 A. 2 R. 35 P.
O.S. 6″ sheet(s) Mayo 123
Griffiths Valuation Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe – Page # 157

Census of Ireland 1901 Head of Household (B1).

Head of Household’s :: Name Land Holder (Landlord) Building type
Patrick Feeney Patrick Feeney Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
John Mohan John Mohan Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
John Daly John Daly Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Thomas Flood Thomas Flood Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
James Biggins James Biggins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Bridget Thornton Bridget Thornton Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Thornton Bernard Daly Esq. Private dwelling with 2 rooms.

Griffiths Valuation details :: 1848-54

Click on the Griffiths Valuation Page # 157 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.

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Townland plot map

Griffith’s final published valuation of South Mayo is dated circa 1854 due to the fact that Lady De Clifford is listed as owner of Dalgan and Patrick Kirwan owned it until sold in 1853 on account of the Encumbered Estates Act.The original surveys of Shrule were carried out in late 1838 ( from surveyors letters ).


Click on the map on the left to see a larger version
The map has each renters plot numbered and recorded in the Valuation book so the exact location of your ancestors plot can be ascertained. Click on the Griffiths Valuation Ballinrobe Page # 157 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.


Tenants Name in the valuation Landlords name Comments
James Biggins Colonel Charles Knox Land & house Y
Patrick Clarke Colonel Charles Knox “Land Y
Matthias Daly Colonel Charles Knox “Land Y
Michael Daly Colonel Charles Knox “Land Y
Michael Flood Colonel Charles Knox Land & house Y
Michael Moghan Colonel Charles Knox “Land Y
Martin Thornton Colonel Charles Knox “Land Y
Col. Charles Knox In fee “Land N

Tithe Applotments :: 1828 – 38

Tenants Name in the records Placename as recorded Notes
Arthur Browne Ravenhill
Courtney Kenny Cahirard
Martin Kirwan Cahirard Martin Kirwan Esq.

Placenames

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.

Ballisnahina West

B.S.S.M. : 5
Baile Lis na hEidhnighe, town of the fort of the ivy.

  • Ballisnahyny West : J. 0’Donovan
  • Ballisnahina : Rev: Jas. Geraghty
  • Balligneheny : Strafford’s Survey

A central townland: Bounded on the N. by the tds. of Ballynalty
and Bunnafollistran; L. by the td. of Ballisnahyny East; S. by Cloghmoyne
td.; and W. by the tds. of Mounthenry and Glassavally.

It contains 839a 2r. 35p., including 8a. 1r. 10p. of water:
It is the property of Mr. Knox, and is held under a lease by Courtney Kenney,
Esq., Ballinrobe. Agent, Geo. Petty of this td. It is sublet in farms of
about 8 acres, at a yearly rent of 16s. per Irish acre. Almost the whole
of this td. is rocks. The arable parts produce poor crops of wheat and potatoes.
There is an ancient fort here, through which the mearing of the South of
the td. passes.

Ballisnahina East

B.S.S.M. : 5
Baile Lis na hEidhnighe, town of the fort of the ivy.

  • Ballisnahyny East : J. 0’Donovan
  • Ballisnahina : Rev: Jas. Geraghty
  • Balligneheny : Strafford’s Survey

This is one of the tds. forming the detached portion of the
parish of Kilmainebeg.

It is a central td. Bounded on the N. by Bunnafollistran td.;
E. by Cahernabrock td.; S. by Carrowoughteragh td.; and W. by the td. of
Ballisnahyny West.

It contains 234a. Or. 5p., and is the property of Courtney
Kenney, Esq., Ballinrobe. Agent, Geo. Petty. It is let to tenants at will,
in farms of from 8 to 16 acres, at a yearly tent of from 18s. to 22s. per
acre. It produces middling crops of wheat, about 10 cwt. to an acre. There
are the ruins of an old castle nearly in the centre of this td. There is
one ancient fort, and the road that forms the boundary of this td. on the
S. passes through it.


The shrule.com 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 .


Find ::

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 ) .


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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