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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 408 A. 3 R. 9 P.
O.S. 6″ sheet(s) Mayo 123
Griffiths Valuation Poor Law Union of Ballinrobe – Page # 164

Census of Ireland 1901 Head of Household (B1).

Head of Household’s :: Name Land Holder (Landlord) Building type
Michael Garvey Michael Garvey Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael Henelly Michael Henelly Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
John Henelly John Henelly Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Martin Mougghan Martin Mougghan Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Michael Henelly Michael Henelly Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Martin Monaghan Martin Monaghan Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Denis Kenny Denis Kenny Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Frank Kenny Frank Kenny Private dwelling with 1 rooms.
Pat Mohan Pat Mohan Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Garvey Patrick Garvey Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Patrick Murphy Patrick Murphy Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Anthony Garvey Anthony Garvey Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Anthony Garvey Anthony Garvey Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Thomas Fadden Thomas Fadden Private dwelling with 2 rooms.
Private dwelling with – rooms.

Griffiths Valuation details :: 1848-54

Click on the Griffiths Valuation Page # 164 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 # 164 to see a list of tenants with plot numbers to match the Griffith map.

Tenants Name in the valuation Landlords name Comments
Patrick Biggins Paul Ward
Thomas Davin Paul Ward
James Garvey Paul Ward
Margaret Garvey Paul Ward
Mary Garvey Paul Ward
Michael Garvey Paul Ward
Thomas Garvey Paul Ward
Andrew Heneley Paul Ward
John Heneley Paul Ward
John Sr. Heneley Paul Ward
Redmond Heneley Paul Ward
Persse Joyce In fee
Francis Kenny Paul Ward
Patrick Kenny Paul Ward
Michael Monaghan Paul Ward
Richard Monaghan Paul Ward
Martin Murphy Paul Ward
Michael Vaden Paul Ward
Paul Ward In fee


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. : 28
Tuar Ard, high bleach or green field.

  • Toorard
    J. 0’D,

  • Tourard Moyne
    Rev. Jas. Geraghty

  • Tourard

  • Towerard
    Inq. temp. Jac. I.

Situated in the south side of the parish.
It is bounded on the N. by the td. of Carroughteragh; E. by the tds. of Kinlough and Rooaunlaghta;
W. by Clogh moyne td.; and S. by Moyne td.

It contains 4083a. 3r. 9p., and. is the property of Charles Blake, Esq., of Melon Hill. It is let to tenants at will, in farms of from 2 1/2 to 12 acres, at the yearly rent of 18s. per acre.
The greater part of this td. is rocks and bog; but the cultivated parts produce pretty good wheat crops.
The tenants are all Catholics. here are two ancient forts in the centre of 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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