The townland is a small geographical area of land. It is used across the island of Ireland, in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In October 2014 I began building a collection of photographs to celebrate the townland.
I started close to home, in the townlands near my family’s farm in Ballyoran, then spent some time exploring the Ards Peninsula and other areas of County Down.
Each post contains links to the excellent online resources of PLACENAMESNI.ORG, which will give you much more information on old placenames.
Here is an INDEX of all the townlands covered so far. Click on the name to go straight to my page about that townland. Or skip straight to this month’s new posts: Corporation (Bangor), Islandhill, Grangee.
Aird Ardglass Balloo (Killinchy Parish) Ballyaltikilligan Ballyalton Ballybeen Ballycloghan Ballycopeland Ballycullen Ballycultra Ballydorn Ballydrain Ballyfounder Ballyfrenis Ballygeegan Ballyhackamore Ballyhalbert Ballyhanwood Ballyhaskin Ballyhemlin Ballyhenry (Major and Minor) Ballyholme Ballykeel Ballyleidy Ballylisbredan Ballyloughan Ballymacarrett Ballymacarrett Intake Ballymacarron Ballymacormick Ballymacruise Ballymaglaff Ballymarter Ballymartin Ballymenagh Ballymorran Ballyministragh Ballynester Ballynichol (near Comber) Ballynichol (near Portaferry) Ballyoran Ballyphilip Ballyrainey Ballyreagh Ballyregan Ballyrogan Ballyrolly Ballyrussell Ballystockart Ballysallagh (Major and Minor) Ballytrustan Ballyvarnet Ballyvester Ballywhiskin Black Mountain Braniel Carrickmannan Carrowreagh Castleaverry Castle Espie Church Quarter Cloghy Commons (Newtownards) Conlig Corporation (Killyleagh) Corporation (Bangor) Craigarusky Craigavad, Craigboy Craigogantlet (Craigantlet) Cunningburn Demesne of Down Divis Donaghadee Drumfad Dunlady Gilnahirk Glass Moss Gortgrib Grangee Gransha Greengraves Gregstown Grey Abbey Groomsport Holywood Islandhill Inch Islandbane Kearney Keentagh Killarn Killinakin Killydressy Killynether Kilmood & Ballybunden Kirkland & Toy Knockinelder Knocknagoney Lisbane Lisbarnet Lisleen Milecross Miller Hill Moneydorragh (Beg, More & More Upper) Moneyrea(gh) Mount Stewart Mullagh Murlough (Upper and Lower) Portavogie Quarterland Queen’s Island Quoile Raffrey Ratallagh Rathcunningham Ringcreevy Ringdufferin Ringhaddy Ringneill Roddans Rosemount Scrabo Sheepland (Beg and More) Sydenham Intake Tara Templepatrick Town Parks of Comber Tullyboard Tullycarnet Tullycore Tullynagardy Tullynagee Tullynakill Tullyveery Unicarval Victoria Park Whitechurch Whitespots
OR if you are interested in a particular parish, you can use the next list, which starts in Belfast and moves roughly south and east from there.
TOWNLANDS IN THEIR PARISHES
PARISH OF KNOCKBREDA
PARISH OF HOLYWOOD
PARISH OF BANGOR
PARISH OF DONAGHADEE
PARISH OF NEWTOWNARDS
PARISH OF GREYABBEY
PARISH OF BALLYWALTER
parish of inishargy
parish of St Andrews alias Ballyhalbert
parish of ardkeen
parish of castleboy
parish of ballyphilip
parish of ballytrustan
PARISH OF DUNDONALD
PARISH OF COMBER
Ballyaltikilligan Ballyalton Ballyhanwood Ballyhenry (Major and Minor) Ballyloughan Ballymaglaff Ballynichol Ballyrainey Ballyrussell Ballystockart Castleaverry Glass Moss Gransha Killynether Lisleen Moneyrea(gh) Ringcreevy Town Parks of Comber