The townland is a small geographical area. 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: Balloo (Bangor Parish)
Aird Ardglass Aughnadarragh Balloo (Killinchy Parish) Balloo (Bangor Parish) Ballyaltikilligan Ballyalton Ballybeen Ballycloghan Ballycopeland Ballycullen Ballycultra Ballydorn Ballydrain Ballyfounder Ballyfrenis Ballygeegan Ballygrot Ballyhackamore Ballyhalbert Ballyhanwood Ballyhaskin Ballyhemlin Ballyhenry (Major and Minor) Ballyholme Ballykeel(Holywood) Ballykeel(Moneyreagh) Ballykillare Ballyleidy Ballylenaghan Ballylisbredan Ballyloughan Ballymacarrett Ballymacarrett Intake Ballymacarron Ballymaconaghy Ballymacormick Ballymacruise Ballymaglaff Ballymarter Ballymartin Ballymenagh Ballymorran Ballyministragh Ballynafoy Ballynavally Ballynester Ballynichol (near Comber) Ballynichol (near Portaferry) Ballyoran Ballyphilip Ballyquintin Ballyrainey Ballyreagh Ballyregan Ballyrickard Ballyrogan Ballyrolly Ballyrushboy Ballyrussell Ballystockart Ballysallagh (Major and Minor) Ballytrustan Ballyvarnet Ballyvester Ballywalter Ballywhiskin Bangor Bog Black Mountain Braniel Breda Carnalea Carnamuck Carrickmannan Carrowreagh Castleaverry Castle Espie Castlereagh Cherryvalley Church Quarter Cloghy Commons (Newtownards) Conlig Corporation (Killyleagh) Corporation (Bangor) Craigarusky Craigavad Craigboy Craigogantlet (Craigantlet) Creevyloughgare Cregagh Crossnacreevy Cunningburn Demesne of Down Divis Donaghadee Drumaconnell Drumfad Dunlady Drumreagh Galwally Gilnahirk Glass Moss Gortgrib Grangee Gransha Greengraves Gregstown Grey Abbey Groomsport Holywood Islandhill Inch Islandbane Kearney Keentagh Killaghy Killarn Killinakin Killydressy Killynether Kilmood & Ballybunden Kirkland & Toy Knock Knockinelder Knocknagoney Lisbane Lisbarnet Lisleen Lisnabreeny Longlands Malone Lower Milecross Miller Hill Moneydorragh (Beg, More & More Upper) Moneyrea(gh) Mount Stewart Mullagh Multyhogy Murlough (Upper and Lower) Old Town Downing Portavogie Quarterland Queen’s Island Quoile Raffrey Ratallagh Rathcunningham Ringcreevy Ringdufferin Ringhaddy Ringneill Roddans Rosemount Saintfield Parks Scrabo Sheepland (Beg and More) Slatady Sydenham Intake Tara Templepatrick Town Parks of Comber Tullyboard Tullycarnet Tullycore Tullygarvan Tullynagardy Tullynagee Tullynakill Tullyveery Unicarval Victoria Park Whitechurch Whitespots
OR you can use this alphabetical list of parishes.
TOWNLANDS IN THEIR PARISHES
Parish of Ardglass
parish of ardkeen
parish of ballyphilip
parish of ballytrustan
PARISH OF BALLYWALTER
PARISH OF BANGOR
parish of castleboy
PARISH OF COMBER
Ballyaltikilligan Ballyalton Ballyhanwood Ballyhenry (Major and Minor) Ballykeel(Moneyreagh) Ballyloughan Ballymaglaff Ballynichol Ballyrainey Ballyrickard Ballyrussell Ballystockart Castleaverry Cherryvalley Crossnacreevy