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: Castlebeg
- Balloo (Killinchy Parish) Balloo (Bangor Parish) Balloo Lower Ballyaltikilligan Ballyalton Ballybeen Ballycloghan Ballycopeland Ballycroghan 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 Ballylesson Ballylisbredan Ballyloughan Ballymacarrett Ballymacarrett Intake Ballymacarron Ballymaconaghy Ballymaconnell Ballymacormick Ballymacruise Ballymagee Ballymaghan Ballymaglaff Ballymaglave (North and South) Ballymarter Ballymartin Ballymenagh Ballymisert Ballymorran Ballyministragh Ballymullan Ballynafoy Ballynahinch Ballynavally Ballynester Ballynichol (near Comber) Ballynichol (near Portaferry) Ballyoran Ballyphilip Ballyquintin Ballyrainey Ballyreagh Ballyree Ballyregan Ballyrickard Ballyrobert Ballyrogan Ballyrolly Ballyrushboy Ballyrussell Ballystockart Ballysallagh (Major and Minor) Ballytrustan Ballyvarnet Ballyvester Ballywalter Ballywhiskin Bangor Bog Bentra Black Mountain Blaris Braniel Breda
- Carnalea Carnamuck Carnasure Carrickfergus Carrickmannan Carrowreagh Castleaverry Castlebeg Castle Espie Castlereagh Cherryvalley Church Quarter Cloghy Commons (Newtownards) Conlig Copeland Island Corporation (Killyleagh) Corporation (Bangor) Craigarusky Craigavad Craigboy Craigogantlet (Craigantlet) Creevyloughgare Cregagh Crossnacreevy Cunningburn
- Deer Park Demesne of Down Divis Donaghadee Drumaconnell Drumfad Dunlady Drumreagh Echlinville Galwally Gilnahirk Glass Moss Glastry Gortgrib Grangee Gransha Greengraves Gregstown Grey Abbey Groomsport Holywood Islandhill Inch Islandbane Islandmore Kearney Keentagh Killaghy Killarn Killeen Killinakin Killydressy Killynether Kilmood & Ballybunden Kircubbin Kirkland & Toy Knock Knockinelder Knocknagoney Lisbane Lisbarnet Lisleen Lisnabreeny Lisnasharragh Longlands
- Malone Lower Milecross Miller Hill Moneydorragh (Beg, More & More Upper) Moneyrea(gh) Mount Alexander Mount Stewart Movilla Mullagh Multyhogy Murlough (Upper and Lower) Old Town Downing Orlock Portavogie Quarterland Queen’s Island Quoile
- Raffrey Ratallagh Rathcunningham Rathgill Ringcreevy Ringdufferin Ringhaddy Ringneill Roddans Rosemount Saintfield Parks Scrabo Sheepland (Beg and More) Slatady Strandtown 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
Balloo Balloo Lower Ballycroghan Ballygrot Ballyholme Ballykillare Ballyleidy Ballymacormick Ballymaconnell Ballymagee Ballymullan Ballyree Ballysallagh Major and Minor Ballyvarnet Bangor Bog Carnalea
Parish of Blaris
Parish of Castleboy
PARISH OF COMBER
Ballyrainey Ballyrickard Ballyrussell Ballystockart Carnasure Castleaverry Cherryvalley Crossnacreevy Glass Moss Gransha Killynether Lisleen Longlands Moneyrea(gh) Mount Alexander Ringcreevy Tullygarvan Town Parks of Comber