This is a list of resources for use in researching a townland, as part of our Townlands Project.

List of townland volunteers:

Townlands Template

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:

Information from O’Donovan’s Field Name Books for the parish can be browsed at

Annaghdown Population Statistics for 1841-1891 are available here: These were extracted from

The 2011 Census statistics by townland are available on this map:

The Census for 1901 is available in the following DEDs:

1911 Census links:

Griffith’s Valuation can be searched by townland and parish here:

Tithe Applotment Books for Annaghdown are arranged by townland here:

Griffith’s Valuation House Books are available on the National Archives:

Optional extras: could consider writing a few paragraphs on information from the following resources.
Encumbered Estates Court Records:

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:

Archaeological sites in the townland:

Buildings of note: – 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.

Researching a Townland

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