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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 311 A. 0 R. 19 P.
O.S. 6″ sheet(s) Mayo 122
Griffiths Valuation Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe – Page # 155

Census of Ireland 1901 Head of Household (B1).

Head of Household’s :: Name Land Holder (Landlord) Building type
Patrick Greally Patrick Greally Private dwelling with 3 rooms.
John Gavan John Gavan Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Mark Connelly Mark Connelly Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael Carroll Michael Carroll Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
John Carroll John Carroll Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Mellett Patrick Mellett Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
John Dooley John Dooley Private dwelling with 3 rooms.
Patrick Nolan Patrick Nolan Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Bridget Nolan Bridget Nolan Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
James Walsh James Walsh Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
John Cahill John Cahill Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Ellen Bourke Ellen Bourke Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Redmond Bourke Redmond Bourke Private dwelling with 2 rooms.

Griffiths Valuation details :: 1848-54

Click on the Griffiths Valuation Page # 155 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 # 155 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.

Tenants Name in the valuation Landlords name Comments
Martin Burke Dominick O’Flaherty
Michael Burke Dominick O’Flaherty
Ulick Burke Dominick O’Flaherty
Martin Cahill Dominick O’Flaherty
Martin Carroll Dominick O’Flaherty
Patrick Carroll Dominick O’Flaherty
Michael Commins Dominick O’Flaherty
Michael Coyne Dominick O’Flaherty
Thomas Curran Dominick O’Flaherty
Patrick Dooley Dominick O’Flaherty
John Fitzgerald George S. Lynch
Richard Gavan Dominick O’Flaherty
Thomas Grealy Dominick O’Flaherty
Denis Killilea Dominick O’Flaherty
Patrick Martin Dominick O’Flaherty
John Nolan Dominick O’Flaherty
Martin Nolan Dominick O’Flaherty
Martin Sweeny George S. Lynch
Patrick Sweeny George S. Lynch
Patrick Walsh Dominick O’Flaherty

Tithe Applotments :: 1828 – 38

Tenants Name in the records Placename as recorded Notes
Redmond Burke Cloonbanane N
Martin Cahill Cloonbanane N
John Carroll Cloonbanane S
Peter Dooley Cloonbanane N
Thady Gavin Cloonbanane S
Michael Kine Cloonbanane S
Patrick Lawliss Balinagh
Thomas Martin Cloonbanane M
Thomas McTigue Cloonbanane M
Michael Nolan Cloonbanane N
Martin Purcell Cloonbanane M
Thomas Scahill Cloonbanane N
William Walsh Cloonbanane N


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. : 13
Cluain Banain , Banan’s lawn or meadow.

  • Cloonbanaun : J.O’Donovan
  • Cloonbanaan : Co. Map
  • Cloonbanane : Co. Cess Collector
  • Cloanbanane : Rev. Jas. Geraghty
  • Cloonbanane : Meresman
  • Cloonebanane : Strafford’s Survey
  • Cloonbanan : Inq. temp. Jac. I.

Situated in the south side of the parish. It is bounded on
the S. by the parish of Donaghpatrick, Co. Galway. E. by the td. of Shrule;
N. by the tds. of Kinlough and Cullagh; and N. by the td. of Brodullagh

This td. contains 311s. Or. 19p., and is the property of Walter
Laurence Esq., Bellerriv. Agent, Michael Kelly, Esq., near Shrule. It is
let to tenants at will, in farms of from 4 to 20 acres, at the yearly rent
of 23s. 4d. per acre. The soil is light sandy. The tenants are all Roman
Catholics. There is one ancient fort in this td.

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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