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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 …


Official Townland name

Civil Parish Shrule
Barony Kilmaine
Poor Law Union Ballinrobe
County Mayo
Registrars District Cong
D.E.D. Shrule
Area 936 A. 2 R. 33 P.
O.S. 6″ sheet(s) Mayo 121 123
Griffiths Valuation Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe – Page # 154

Census of Ireland 1901 Head of Household (B1).

Head of Household’s :: Name Land Holder (Landlord) Building type
Patrick Henelly Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Mary Henelly Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Mary Sweeney Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael Malley Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Martin Murphy Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Thomas Laffey Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Edward Fox Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
John McGuire Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Mary Laffey Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Edward Meah Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael O’Dea Miss Higgins Private dwelling with 4 rooms.

Griffiths Valuation details :: 1848-54

Click on the Griffiths Valuation Page # 154 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 # 154 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.

Tenants Name in the valuation Landlords name Comments
Thomas Browne M.P.” “O’Higgins George
John Gipsey M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Thomas Gipsey M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Patrick Henely M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Thomas Henely M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Denis Hynes M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Mark Kinnealy M.P.” “O’Higgins George
James Laffy M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Martin Laffy M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Paul Laffy M.P.” “O’Higgins George
George ( M.P.) O’Higgins In Fee
John Rafferty M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Patrick Sheridan M.P.” “O’Higgins George
John Sweeny M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Patrick Thornton M.P.” “O’Higgins George
Michael Varley M.P.” “O’Higgins George

Tithe Applotments :: 1828 – 38

Tenants Name in the records Placename as recorded Notes
Arthur Browne Monefollistran
Peter Lynch Woodpark
George Petty Monefollistran


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.


B.S.S.M. : 9
Bun na Folastrann , bottom of the flaggers.

  • Bunnafollistrann : J. 0’Donovan
  •   : Tithe Ledger
  • Monnyfalestron : Co. Cess Collector
  • Monnyfallestron : Meresman
  • Moneyfolistron : presentments 1837
  • Glencorrib-fane : Rental

In the north side of the parish. It is bounded on the N. by
the parish of Cong ; E. by the td. of Mocorha; S. by the td. of Ballisnahyny
East; and W. by the td. of Ballynalty.

It contains 936a. 2r. 33p., including 1a. 3r. 10p. of water.,
and is the property of Arthur Browne, Esq., who resides in the td. Agents,
Messrs Glendenning and Lambert, Ballinrobe. Mr. Browne retains possession
of between 200 and 300 acres. The remainder he lets to occupying tenants
under leases of 3 lives, at the yearly rent of 21s. per Irish acre, in farms
of from 3 to 11 acres. There are two ancient forts in this td., one at the
south side, the other at the west side. The tenants are all Catholics.

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 .

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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