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 …

Gortatober

Official Townland name

Civil Parish Shrule
Barony Kilmaine
Poor Law Union Ballinrobe
County Mayo
Registrars District Cong
D.E.D. Shrule
Area 171 A. 1 R. 7 P.
O.S. 6″ sheet(s) Mayo 123
Griffiths Valuation Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe – Page # 159

Census of Ireland 1901 Head of Household (B1).

Head of Household’s :: Name Land Holder (Landlord) Building type
Bridget Lynch Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Thomas Connelly Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Peter Lynch Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Murphy Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 3 rooms.
Bryan Ruane Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Peter Ruane Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Oliver Gar Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Thomas Burke Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Patrick Walsh Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Sweeney Reps of Charles Lynch Esq Private dwelling with 2 rooms.

Griffiths Valuation details :: 1848-54

Click on the Griffiths Valuation Page # 159 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 # 159 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.


Tenants Name in the valuation Landlords name Comments
John Bourke Charles Lynch
Bridget Davin Charles Lynch
Sally Kinary Charles Lynch
Patrick Lyden Charles Lynch
Edmond Lynch Charles Lynch
John Lynch Charles Lynch
Anne Mooney Charles Lynch
Margaret Mooney Charles Lynch
Sibyl Mooney Charles Lynch
Bryan Ruane Charles Lynch
Patrick Ruane Charles Lynch
Peter Ruane Charles Lynch
Michael ( Pat ) Togher Charles Lynch
Michael ( Thos ) Togher Charles Lynch
Catherine Walsh Charles Lynch
Edmond Walsh Charles Lynch
John Whelan Charles Lynch
Thomas Whelan Charles Lynch

Tithe Applotments :: 1828 – 38

Tenants Name in the records Placename as recorded Notes
Thomas Burke Gurtatubber

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.

Gurtubber

B.S.S.M. : 19
Gorta’ Tobair , field of the well.

  • Gortatober : J. 0’D,
  • Gurthatubber : Rev. Jas. Geraghty
  • Gurthatubber : Meresman

Situated in the north side of the parish.
It is bounded on the N. by Lough Corrib; E. by the td. of Ballynalty; S. by Glasvally td.; and W. by the td. of Ballycurrin.

It contains 171a. 1r. 7p. and is the property of Captain Lynch, Ballycurrin House.
It is let to tenants at will, in farms of from 7 to 22 acres, at the yearly rent of from 16s. to ?1 per Irish acre.
The tenants are all Catholics. There is a large bog in this td.


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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