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

List of townland volunteers is here.

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 at logainm.ie

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

Annaghdown Population Statistics for 1841-1891 are available here. These were extracted from histpop.org

The 2011 Census statistics by townland are available on this map: census.cso.ie/sapmap_2011/

The Census for 1901 is available in the following DEDs:

and the 1911 Census links: 

Griffith’s Valuation can be searched by townland and parish at askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=placeSearch

Tithe Applotment Books for Annaghdown are arranged by townland at titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/pagestab/Galway/Annaghdown/

Griffith’s Valuation House Books are available at 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: 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: www.duchas.ie/en/cbes?p=2&o=Vol

Archaeological sites in the townland: webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/

Buildings of note: www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/

N.B. Names of current residents of a house or village/townland should not be identified.

Researching a Townland

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