The online list of Townlands in each Parish is what most people imagine how the unique Townland system of Ireland is. However, the maps of each Parish are equally important in searching for Ancestors. These maps extracted from 'Landscapes of South Ulster' show where some townlands stretch over small villages, towns etc. The list of equivalent townland names - most townlands have Irish language names - but the equivalent list is in the English language. In some areas Irish was spoken until the early 1900s & Presbyterian Services were frequently conducted in the Gallic (Scottish Gaelic) language - very similar to the Ulster Gaelic used widely in Monaghan. Where 'Kil' prefixes a townland name it frequently means a Church existed there. 'Derry' indicates oak trees, 'Dun' usually indicates a fort, 'agh' indicates field, 'knock' indicates hill etc.
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