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 …

Ballynalty

Official Townland name

Civil Parish Shrule
Barony Kilmaine
Poor Law Union Ballinrobe
County Mayo
Registrars District Cong
D.E.D. Shrule
Area 632 A. 1 R. 10 P.
O.S. 6″ sheet(s) Mayo 123
Griffiths Valuation Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe – Page # 158

Census of Ireland 1901 Head of Household (B1).

Head of Household’s :: Name Land Holder (Landlord) Building type
Thomas Biggins Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
James Gannon Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Daniel Madden Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael Maughan Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Luke Maughan Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
John Finn Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Bridget Maughan Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
William Flood Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Mary Flood Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Bridget Browne Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Thomas Biggins Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Flood Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Edward Morrin Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Edward Elwood Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
William Flynn Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Bridget Lynnott Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Denis Toher Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Lydon Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Walter Murphy Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
John Molloy Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
John Donoghue Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Martin Flynn Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 3 rooms.
Thomas Flynn Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Mary Walsh Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.

Griffiths Valuation details :: 1848-54

Click on the Griffiths Valuation Page # 158 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 # 158 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.


Tenants Name in the valuation Landlords name Comments
Bridget Mc Donagh Anthony Flynn
John Beggins M.P.” “O’Higgins George
John Biggins M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Nancy Coyne M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Thomas Donohoe M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Anthony Flynn M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Martin Flynn M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Michael Gannon M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Luke Hood M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Thomas Hood M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Patrick Keane M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Margaret King M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Thady Lyden M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Thomas Mc Evilly M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Bridget Moghan M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Hugh Molloy M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Patrick Molloy M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Thomas Mulrey M.P.” “O’Higgins George
George ( M.P.) O’Higgins M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Patrick Philips M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Michael ( Pat ) Togher M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Margaret Molloy Hugh Molloy
Bridget Biggins Thomas Mulrey

Tithe Applotments :: 1828 – 38

Tenants Name in the records Placename as recorded Notes
James Biggins Ballynalty
Martin Burke Ballynalty
Anthony Cane Ballynalty
James Dodd Ballynalty
Patrick Elwood Ballynalty
Patrick Flood Ballynalty
James Keaghry Ballynalty
Thady Lydon Ballynalty
Anthony Moghan Ballynalty
James Molloy Ballynalty
Mick Monaghan Ballynalty
Dominick Petty Ballynalty
William Varilly Ballynalty

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.

Ballynalty

B.S.S.M. : 3

Baile an Alta, the town of the cliff.

  • Ballynalty : J. 0’Donovan
  • Ballynallta : Down Survey Maps
  • Ballynaltye : Strafford’s Survey
  • Ballinalty : Inq. temp. Jac. I.

In the. north side of the parish. Bounded on the N. by the parish of Cong ; E. by the td. of Bunnafollistran;
S. by the td. of. Ballisnahyny;and on the W. by Gortatober td.

It contains 632a. 1r. 10p., including 18a. 2r. 17p. of water, and is the property of Charles Blake, Esq., Melon Hill, and Mr. Knox, of Tirawley.
Agent for the former, Charles Crombie; for the latter, Alex. Glendenning, Esq. The land is let to tenants at will, in farms, of from 5 to 16 acres,
at the yearly rent of 25s. per acre. There is a great deal of rocks and rough pasture in this td.,
for which the tenants have to pay. The tenants are all Catholics.


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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