The IreAtlas Townland Database

Your family history gave you a placename in Ireland, but it isn’t the name of a County or a Town or a Village. What to do? Maybe it is a Townland.  Search this very useful Townland Database: http://www.thecore.com/seanruad/

Wikipedia says: “A townland or bally (Irish: baile fearainn) is a small geographical division of land used in Ireland. The townland system is of Gaelic origin, pre-dating the Norman invasion, and most have names of Irish Gaelic origin.[2] However, some townland names and boundaries come from Norman manors, plantation divisions, or later creations of the Ordnance Survey. There are currently 61,097 named townlands in Ireland, covering the whole island.”

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