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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 603 A. 0 R. 11 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
Michael Heneghan Michael Heneghan Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael Conroy Michael Conroy Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Thomas Biggins Thomas Biggins Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
James Varilly James Varilly Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
James Naughton James Naughton Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Martin Burke Martin Burke Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Thomas Byrne Thomas Byrne Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Noone Patrick Noone Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Peter Byrne Thomas Byrne Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Bridget Barrett Bridget Barrett Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Murphy Patrick Murphy Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Margaret Reilly Margaret Reilly Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
William Fitzgerald William Fitzgerald Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Thomas Fitzgerald Thomas Fitzgerald Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Walter Murphy Walter Murphy Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Denis Murphy Denis Murphy Private dwelling with 2 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.
See the Ask About Ireland website for Griffiths maps….

Tenants Name in the valuation Landlords name Comments
Nappy Byrne James D. Meldon
Daniel Fallon James D. Meldon
John Fitzgerald James D. Meldon
Patrick Fitzgerald James D. Meldon
James D. Meldon In fee
Martin Mulrooney James D. Meldon
Edmond Murphy James D. Meldon
John Murphy James D. Meldon
Martin Murphy James D. Meldon
Michael Murphy James D. Meldon
James Noone James D. Meldon
John Varley James D. Meldon

Tithe Applotments :: 1828 – 38

Tenants Name in the records Placename as recorded Notes
William Brannick Mocorrow
John Fitzgerald Mocorrow
John Higgins Mocorrow
Patrick Murphy Mocorrow
Anthony Noone Mocorrow


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. : 24
Magh Cartha , plain of the standing stone.

  • Mocorha
    J. 0’D,

  • Mocorha
    Barony Map

  • Mocorha
    County Map

  • Mocarra
    Strafford’s Survey

  • Mohorra
    Rev. Jas. Geraghty

  • Moycharry
    Inq. temp. Eliz

Situated in the north side of the parish.
It is bounded on the N. and E. by the parishes of Cong and Kilmainebeg; S. by Cahernabroc td.; and W. by the td. of Bunnafollistran.

It contains 603a. Or. 11p., and is the property of ArthurBrowne, Esq.
It is let to William Branock, Esq., mostly under a lease of 3 lives with a part under a lease of 21 years, at from 14s, to 27s, per acre. Size of farms, from 1 to 20 acres.
The soil is light, sandy, and very rocky. There are in this td. the ruins of an old castle and a standing stone about 5 feet high, called Clogh Gortalegaun.

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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