Places Places


  • Distribution Studies from Andrew J. Morris Genealogy to identify the place of origin of your Irish ancestors
  • Global Gazetteer - Calle is a directory of 2880532 of the world's cities and towns, sorted by country and linked to a map for each town. A tab separated list is available for each country. Submitted by Ellen Naliboff to Shamrock mailing list.
  • Irish Place Names and the Immigrant from the Irish Times. This article was originally published in The Irish At Home and Abroad journal of Irish genealogy and heritage (volume 5 #1, 1st Quarter 1998). Irish Place Names and the Immigrant. By Dwight A. Radford and Kyle J. Betit.
  • Limerick data Base submitted to Shamrock list.
  • Limerick section also contains a photographic tribute to the late Jim Kemmy, former Mayor of Limerick. Submitted by Philip O'Rourke to Rootsweb Co. Cork.
  • Waterford

  • Meanings of Place Names Many of the placenames in Ireland are Anglicised versions of the original name as spoken in Irish (Irish Gaelic) The invaders tried to preserve some names by writing them phonetically in English (Béarla). This resulted in pleasant sounding names for some locations, but the inherent meanings were lost.
  • Meanings of Irish place names from web page of Trish Loughman
  • Placenames & meanings The listed placenames cover both Northern and Southern Ireland.
  • each counties population by clicking on the province
  • the main cities population
  • total population from 1901 to the present.

  • IreAtlas Townland Data Base This search engine will perform a search of the IreAtlas data base, and return all lines that meet the screening requirements. By entering a Townland and a County, it will return all lines that contain the requested Townland and the requested County.
  • Irish Place names. Submitted by Ellen Naliboff to Shamrock mailing list.
  • Irish Placenames in the 1851 General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, parishes and Baronies of Ireland. From here you can search the entire Index, together with street listings from Dublin, Cork and Belfast cities, more than 65,000 entries in all.


  • Aghabullogue -
  • Allihies -
  • Baile Bhúirne/Ballyvourney -
  • Ballincollig Cork Local Ireland
  • Ballyclough -
  • Ballycotton -
  • Ballydehob -
  • Ballymacoda -
  • Barrymore, The Barony Of. Submitted by by Anita Sheahan Coraluzzi.
  • Baltimore simple outline of the history of Baltimore and its neighbouring islands
  • Baltimore -
  • Bandon - George Bennett's "History of Bandon" Scanned images of the entire 1862 book. Ginni Swanton's web pages.
  • Bandon description from The National Gazetteer 1860-1880 Submitted by Sarah Thomas.
  • Bandon - Early settlers submitted by Suzanne Lisson to the cork mailing list
  • Bandon -
  • Bandon The History of Bandon and the Principal Towns in the West Riding of County Cork by George Bennett Esq B.L. and published by Francis Guy, Printers and Publishers, Cork, 1869 [chp 1]. Kate Press web site
  • Bantry, History of. Link suggested by Bill Fahy.
  • Banteer -
  • Bantry -
  • Barrymore Barony. Submitted by Anita Sheahan Coraluzzi to the Genexchange mailing list.
    Barrymore Maps:
    Dioceses of Cloyne, Cork and Ross - Map a large map which may be slow to load,
    shows the area covered by Mallow Heritage Centre drawn in the vertical lines
    from Brendan Sisk's web pages:
    Baronies of East Cork
    Midleton Parishes Map
  • Barrymore Web Sites of Interest:
    Mallow Heritage Centre
    Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society
    Watergrasshill. refer below to Watergrasshill.

  • Béal Atha an Ghaorthaidh/Ballingeary -
  • Bere Peninsula Families compiled by Riobard O'Dwyer. This link leads to an online index of records from 6 parishes is this small area.
  • Bere Island -
  • Bishopstown - on the Net in Cork - updated 16 Jan 2003
  • Bishopstown -
  • Blackrock -
  • Blackwater Valley Millstreet, Mallow, Fermoy, Ballyduff, Lismore, Capoquinn, Youghal. They have a notice board at www.board
  • Blarney -
  • Buttevant -
  • but you have join.
  • Caheragh -
  • Carrig na bhFear -
  • Carrigaline -
  • Carrigtwohill -
  • Castlelyons -
  • Castlemartyr -
  • Castletownbere -
  • Castletownroche -
  • Charleville -
  • Churchtown -
  • Cléire/Clear Island -
  • Clonakilty web site. Submitted by Sharon Haggerty.
  • Clonakilty sketch map. This map shows every street in the town, so you can get a sense of how small it is. #35 on the map is the Church of Ireland (i.e., protestant) church, labelled "Kilgariffe." The big church, left centre #31, is the Catholic Church. Submitted by Sharon Haggerty.
  • Clonakilty For those of you who come from Clonakilty, or have ancestors from Clonakilty, you will like this site! Posted by Shauna to Genexchange Cork mailing list.
  • Clonakilty -
  • Clondrohid"Back to Our Roots: A History of Garrane National School and the Parish of Clondrohid" - refer books
  • Cloyne -
  • Cobh -
  • Cobh & Harbour - Misc material. Links and details submitted by Michael Cronin to the Co. Cork mailing list.
    Plan of Haulbowline Dockyard, Queenstown (Cobh) in 1909
    PRO leaflet on Dockyards
    Museums extracted from (also lists museums in Bantry and Gloeen including URLs)

    Cobh Museum
    High Road, Cobh, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Correspondence to: Ms Heather Bird, Ballydulea, Cobh, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Tel: +353 (0)21 814240. AH: 811260
    Fax: +353 (0)21 814093
    Opening days: Daily, Easter - Oct
    Displays of local social life include model ships, Cunard & other maritime memorabilia. Photographs of the US Naval Force in Cork Harbour, 1917. Museum is in the former Presbyterian ("Scots") Church. GV, Edu & Research facils.

    Irish Naval Service Museum
    Haulbowline Naval Base, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Tel: +353 (0)21 378777; Direct line to Lt. O'Brien: 864722
    Fax: +353 (0)21 378108
    Opening days: Strictly BA; telephone to arrange visit.
    Traces the military development of the island of Haulbowline, from RN Dockyard & Royal Army Ordnance Corps occupation in Napoleonic times through to the present Irish Naval Service base. Paintings, photos & artefacts, mostly in restored Martello Tower.

    The Queenstown Story
    Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Correspondence to: Cobh Heritage Trust Limited, Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Tel: +353 (0)21 813591
    Fax: +353 (0)21 813595
    Opening days: Daily
    Multimedia exhibition on Cobh, the harbour for Cork. Emphasis on emigration, emigrant & convict ships, Cunard liners, sinking of the Titanic & Lusitania. Shipping memorabilia, maritime artefacts New genealogical info centre. AV, Edu, GV. ARC, DB - BA.
    Mics Navy and Army contacts in Whitaker's Almanac 1894.
    FRYER John              Major General     In Command          Cork Ireland
    HATTON J.A.             Reverend          Chaplain            Cork Ireland
    HAY Robert              Fleet Surgeon     R.Hospital          Haulbowline
    JENINGS Ulick Albert    Brig Surgeon      Prison Medical Off  Cork Ireland
    KAYE William Robert     Lieut Colonel     Dist Paymaster      Cork Ireland
    MAUNSELL Charles A.     Surgeon Colonel   Prin Medical Off    Cork Ireland
    SPAIGHT Wm. FitzHenry   Colonel           Royal Engineers     Cork Ireland
    THOMAS Alex.            Storekeeper/AcctntR Alexandra Vict.Yd Haulbowline
    WILSON Henry Brooke     Colonel           Asst Adjt General   Cork Ireland
    WYON Herbert Thornton   Lieut Colonel     Ordnance Stores     Cork Ireland
    YAIR Archibald          Asst Storekeeper  R Alexandra Vict.Yd Haulbowline

  • Conna -
  • Cork City. Jean and Finbarr's Home Page. (link updated 12 Jan 2004)
  • Cork City photographs and stories, including extracts from Frank O'Connor and Sean O'Faolain. Submitted by Philip O'Rourke to Rootsweb Co. Cork.
  • Cork City - "My Home By The Lee". Lists Cork city streets with their current names. Submitted by Brendan Sisk.
  • Cork City -
  • Cork descriptions An Historical Guide to the City of Dublin, Illustrated by engravings, and a plan of the city* Second Edition, with corrections and additional articles, also an Itinerary and various useful information for Tourists and Strangers. By G. N. Wright, A. M. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. 1825. This site is about Dublin but the link to the page below contains some good descriptions of a few Cork towns and instructions on how to get there.Link submitted by Micahel Cronin to the Couny Cork mailing list.
  • County Cork and Cork City Directory,1875-76. Scanned images of the city directories for Ballyclough, Ballycotton, Ballydehob Ballyfear, Ballyhooly, Ballymacoda, Ballineen, Ballyvourney, Baltimore, Ballincurrig , Bandon, Banteer, Bantry, Bear Island, Begooly, Buttevant (partial), Cape Clear, Carrigaline, Carrignavar, Charleville (partial), Desertserges, Dungourney, Dunkettle, Dunmanway, Durrus, Enniskean, Eyeries, Farran, Kiskeam, Leap , Liscarroll, Mitchelstown, Monkstown, Newtown-Shandrum and Dromina (partial), Ovens, Passage West and Glenbrook, Rathcormac, Ringaskiddy, Riverstown, Shanballymore, Skibbereen, Templemartin, Timoleague, Union Hall (partial). Ginni Swanton's web pages.
  • Cork Yacht Club building which is now the Sirius Arts Centre site - includes some photos and a map of Cobh. Link submitted by Michael Cronin to Co. Cork mailing list.
  • Courtmacsherry -
  • Crosshaven -
  • Factory Hill, Glanmire is a townland in the Civil Parish of Caherlag. Link submitted by Brendan Sisk.
  • Grosse Isle, Canada Orphans in the Catholic Orphanage of Quebec 1847. Report of Vessels Boarded at the Quarantine Station July 1847. The Quebec Mercury, Tuesday, November 2, 1847, Return of Money and Effects left by Emigrants; who died without relatives, from the 16th May to 21st October 1847. Nominal List of persons who died in the Grosse. Isle Hospital 1834. Submitted by Laurel Baker and posted to the cork mailing list.
  • Inchigeelagh. Link submitted by Michael Cronin.
  • Inchigeela Townlands Of Inchigeela, Co Cork. Submitted by Sean O'Sullivan.
  • Inniscarra -
  • Innishannon -
  • Kanturk -
  • Kanturk & Churchtown. For some history. Link submitted by Michael Cronin to Rootsweb Co. Cork mailing list
  • Kilbrittain -
  • Kildorrery -
  • Killeagh -
  • Kilmichael (Co. Cork). Jean and Finbarr's Home Page.
  • Kilmacahill Family. Submitted by Ann Wright to Genexchange mailing list.
  • Kilworth -
  • Kinsale -
  • Liscarroll -
  • Lisgoold -
  • Macroom -Slater's Directory, 1846 submitted by Anita to Genexchange.
  • Macroom -
  • Mallow -
  • Mallow Townlands Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society - (link error 403 11 Dec 2000)
  • Mallow Index of Names. Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society
  • Midleton -
  • Midleton Information - Brendan Sisk's web site.
  • Midleton - Calle Gazetter Submitted by Brendan Sisk
  • Millstreet -
  • Mitchelstown -
  • Mocollop website, submitted to the cork mailing list by Denis Strangman.
  • Monkstown -
  • Skibbereen -Slater's Directory, 1856 submitted by Anita to Genexchange.
  • Newmarket -
  • Ovens -
  • Passage West -
  • Rathcormac -
  • Rosscarbery -
  • Schull -
  • Sherkin Island -
  • Skibbereen -
  • Skibbereen Bridge Street, Main Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork Lawrence Collection. (* Link invalid 11 Dec 2000) The National Library Photographic Archive.
  • Springhill House, Minane Bridge. Submitted by Joseph Daunt Johnston.
  • The Times Place Names you can search either the whole of Ireland or a single city or county. If unsure of the exact spelling you can enter up to three groups of letters that occur in the name.
  • Timoleague -
  • Youghal Genealogy. Submitted by Richard Torrens.
  • Townlands By Town submitted to the cork mailing list by Deirdra Sullivan and Margaret Moon
  • Townlands By Parish submitted to the cork mailing list by Deirdra Sullivan and Margaret Moon
  • Townlands - Mallow Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society
  • Townland Descriptions Detailed descriptions of the townlands in the parishes of Brinny, Desert, Desertserges, Killowen, Kilmurry, Kinneigh, and Templemartin
  • 'Tracton/Minane Bridge group' - I, and all the names that this is copied to, are people that are either researching ancestors from the Tracton / Minane Bridge area, or live in the area. In fact our group is called the Tracton/Minane Bridge group. Our members are from all over the States, Ireland, and the Continent. I (we) look forward to hearing from you. John T. Kiely
  • Tullylease,Milford,Freemount. Craftwork. Link suggested by Bill Fahy on Rootsweb Cork mailing list.
  • Watergrasshill -
  • Watergrasshill. This website is apparently produced by a local group obviously very concerned about the ecology of the Watergrasshill area. It seems the Cork County Council have selected this area for a new County superdump. There are photos of some wooded areas in and around Watergrasshill, and you may contact the Watergrasshill Community Association if you wish to support their efforts, but for concern of genealogists, this site contains a 1655 Down Survey map by William Petty, among other maps of interest for the Lisgoold and Midleton areas. Submitted by Anita in Genexchange County Cork Newsletter, Vol 1., # 2, March 2000 (Invalid link 11 Dec 2000)
  • Whiddy Island -
  • Youghal -

    Last updated 12 Jan 2004
    Links checked 11 Dec 2000

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