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 …

Brackloon

Official Townland name

Civil Parish Shrule
Barony Kilmaine
Poor Law Union Ballinrobe
County Mayo
Registrars District Cong
D.E.D. Dalgan
Area 146 A. 2 R. 6 P.
O.S. 6″ sheet(s) Mayo 122
Griffiths Valuation Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe – Page # 152

Census of Ireland 1901 Head of Household (B1).

Head of Household’s :: Name Land Holder (Landlord) Building type
Michael Moran Michael Moran Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
William McGuff William McGuff Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Bridget Coyne Bridget Coyne Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Carty Patrick Carty Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Davin Patrick Davin Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Mary Davin Mary Davin Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
James Davin (Wm) James Davin (Wm) Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Eliza Carty Eliza Carty Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Richard Davin Richard Davin Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Mary Cullinan Mary Cullinan Private dwelling with 1 rooms.

Griffiths Valuation details :: 1848-54

Click on the Griffiths Valuation Page # 152 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 # 152 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.


Tenants Name in the valuation Landlords name Comments
Stephen Carty Lady De Clifford
John Jr. Davin Lady De Clifford
John Sr. Davin Lady De Clifford
Michael Jr. Davin Lady De Clifford
Michael Sr. Davin Lady De Clifford
Rickard Davin Lady De Clifford
William Sr. Davin Lady De Clifford
John Flannery Lady De Clifford
Thomas Hughes Lady De Clifford
Honor Mc Guff Lady De Clifford

Tithe Applotments :: 1828 – 38

Tenants Name in the records Placename as recorded Notes
Stephen Carty Brackloon
Michael Corbitt Brackloon
Michael Davin Brackloon
William Donoghue Brackloon
John Flannery Brackloon
John Larkin Brackloon
William McGuff Brackloon

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.

Brackloon North

B.S.S.M. : 9
Breac-chluain, speckled meadow.

  • Brackloon : J. 0’Donovan
  • Breackloyne : Inq. temp. Elizabeth I
  • Brackluon : Inq. temp. Jac. I

A detatched townland of the parish of Shrule and situated
in the S.E. corner of this parish. It is bounded on the N. by the td. of
Brownsisland ; W. by the td. of Brackloon Sth.; and S. and E. by the phs.
of Donaghpatrick and Kilconly Co Galway. It contains 146a 2r 6p.

The property of Patrick Kirwan , Dalgan and let to tenants
on lease of 3 lives or 31 years , at the yearly rent of from 22s. to 24s.
per Irish acre. The soil is moory , producing bad crops. The tenants are
all catholics .

Brackloon South

B.S.S.M. : 10

See above

In the S.E. corner of the ph.( of Kilmainemore) .Bounded on
the N. and E. by the td. of Brackloon Nth. ; S. by the ph. of Donaghpatrick
Co.Galway and W. by the ph. of Shrule and the td. of Carrowmore . It contains
128a 2r 10p.

The property of Patrick Kirwan , Dalgan and let to tenants
on lease of 3 lives or 31 years . The tenants are all catholics .The soil
is moory , and crops are bad .


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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