This is a list of resources for use in researching a townland, as part of our Townlands Project.
List of townland volunteers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SxtFyKNhJx3w8Jf8Ong3sqT_h2kXJpK0D7UalgvAzKc/edit?usp=sharing
If you have a Google account, the easiest way to compile and submit your townland research is by opening the template here. Select ‘File’, ‘Make a copy’ and edit the file in your browser. Make sure to share the file with the Heritage Society Gmail address so we can access it for publication.
A Microsoft Word template can is also available for download – this can be sent to us by email for publication.
The Irish Placenames Commission database can be searched here: https://www.logainm.ie/en/s?txt=in:905&cat=BF
Information from O’Donovan’s Field Name Books for the parish can be browsed at http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/parish/8
Annaghdown Population Statistics for 1841-1891 are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VzG9RcBr3ULNd3tGXFLWTxEqKlp0Edp4qX1wJoh294o/edit?usp=sharing. These were extracted from http://www.histpop.org/
The 2011 Census statistics by townland are available on this map: http://census.cso.ie/sapmap_2011/
The Census for 1901 is available in the following DEDs: http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Annaghdown/, http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Killower/, http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Liscananaun/
1911 Census links: http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Annaghdown/, http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Killower/, http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Liscananaun/
Griffith’s Valuation can be searched by townland and parish here: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=placeSearch
Tithe Applotment Books for Annaghdown are arranged by townland here: http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/pagestab/Galway/Annaghdown/
Griffith’s Valuation House Books are available on the National Archives: http://census.nationalarchives.ie/search/vob/index.jsp
Optional extras: could consider writing a few paragraphs on information from the following resources.
Encumbered Estates Court Records: http://paulgreaney.blogspot.com/2015/03/landed-estate-court-records-annaghdown.html
The Connacht and Munster Landed Estates project, a comprehensive resource guide to landed estates and historic houses in Connacht and Munster, c. 1700-1914.
Schools’ Folklore Collection: https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes?p=2&o=Vol
Archaeological sites in the townland: http://webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/
Buildings of note: https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/ – see the Muckrush page for an example of what might be done with this.
N.B. Names of current residents of a house or village/townland should not be identified.