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

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

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 were available on the CSO’s Small Area Population map hosted at, which is no longer available. The 2016 SAP map is available at, and lists population changes from 2011 from which the 2011 townland population can be inferred.

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

Tithe Applotment Books for Annaghdown are arranged by townland at

Griffith’s Valuation House Books are available at

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:

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

Researching a Townland

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