O'Donovan's Ordnance Survey 1838, Charlestown in Co. Mayo

Townlands B - C

Bulkaun, Bulkane, central land.

This is situated in the North west of the parish, east of the river Mullaghanoe, the river that runs through the present town of Charlestown, and on the road leading to Bellaghy. It is the property of Lord Dillon, whose agent is Charles Strickland. It contains 173acres, or 22p, the soil is stony, sandy and gravelly, producing oats and potatoes. The surface is flat. There is one ancient fort in this townland.

Ballintadder, Baile an Teader, Tadder or Eiscir, a ridge of sand hills, Ballintadder.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish, a quarter mile west of Cloonmore house, the seat of Thomas Phillips. It contains 122acres, 3roods, 11perches and is the property of Thomas Phillips. The surface is a flat hill on the east side, sloping to the North and West. The soil is sand and limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Ballyglass East, Baile Glas, Green town, Ballyglass.

This townland is situated in the North-west of the Parish, east of the Mullaghanoe River, on the road leading to Bellaghy. It contains 213acres, or 8p, and is the property of Lord Dillon. The surface slopes from the centre of a little hill. The soil is gravelly and produces oats and potatoes.

Ballyglass West: Ballyglass.

This townland is situated in the North-west of the parish, and east of a road leading to Bellaghy. It contains 74acres, 14, 10p, and is the property of Lord Dillon. The surface consists of small hills. The soil is sandy, producing oats, potatoes and some flax.

Barnacogue, Barr na Cathoige, the summit of the little battle or skirmish. Barnacogue.

This townland is situated in the South-west extremity of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon, and contains 1,316acres, 2r, 36p. The surface is hilly and the soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are five ancient forts in this townland.

Barnalyra, Barr na Laidhre, top of the fork. Barnalyra.

This town land is situated in the South-west extremity. It is the property of Lord Dillon, and contains 796acres, or, 28p. The surface is hilly and the soil gravelly, producing oats and potatoes. A deep ravine formerly covered with wood, runs parallel to a road which traverses this townland. There are two ancient forts here.

Baro, Barr Ruadh, Red top. Barroe.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish, close to Cloonmore House, and adjoining a road leading to the South-west. It is the property of Thomas Phillips, of Cloonmore House, and contains 774acres, 1r, 16p. The surface is even. The soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are three ancient forts here.

Boughkenny, Both a tsionnaigh, hut of the fox. Botenny.

This townland is situated in the North of the parish, both east and west of the Owengarve River, and a half mile north of Cloonmore House. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 527acres, 3r, 3p. The surface is even, but slopes generally to the North-west. The soil is light clay and bog. Usual crops are oats, potatoes and flax.

Bracklagh, Breaclach, Speckled Land. Bracklagh.

This townland is situated in the north-west of the parish, east of the river Mullaghanoe, on the road leading to Bellaghy. It is the property of Lord Dillon, and contains 190acres, 2roods and 18perches. The soil is gravelly sand, producing oats and potatoes. The surface is a long flat hill sloping to the north-west. There are two ancient forts here.

Brackloonagh South, Breac-Chlunagh, Speckled meadow-land, Brackloonagh.

This townland is situated in the north of the parish, three quarter miles west of Cloonmore House. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 207acres, or 32perches. The surface is a long flat hill. The soil is limestone gravel and sand. Usual crops are oats, potatoes and flax.

Brackloonagh North, speckled meadow land.

This townland is situated in the north of the parish, on the road leading to the town of Tobercurry in the County Sligo. It is the property of Thomas Phillips, and contains 187acres, or And 38perches. The surface is even and the soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Cashel, Caisiol, a Stone fort, circular and cyclopean. Cashel.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish, a quarter mile west of the road leading to Ballyhaunis. It is the property of Lord Dillon. The surface is hilly and sloping from north to south. The soil is stony and gravelly sandstone, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are two ancient forts here, in one of which there are two caves.

Cashelduff, Caisiol Dubh, a black stone fort. Castleduff.

This townland is situated in the south-east of the parish, east and west of the road leading to Ballyhaunis. It is the property of Thomas Phillips. The soil is gravelly to the north, moory to the south. The surface slopes considerably to the north. Usual produce oats, potatoes and flax. In a part of this townland, known by the name of Carrowcastle, is a Public House. Also located here, a Roman Catholic Chapel and a burying-ground. A School is held in the Chapel and the Teacher is paid quarterly by the pupils. There is a Police Station in this townland.

Carne, a sepulchral heap of stones, Carn.

This townland is situated in the south-west of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 158acres, 1rood and 13 perches. The surface slopes to the north-east. The soil is gravelly, producing oats and potatoes. There are two ancient forts here.

Cartoon, A cartron of land, Cortoon.

This townland is situated in the west of the parish, west of the river Sonnagh and on the road leading from Bellaghy to Swinford. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 460acres, or And 13 perches. The surface is flat and the soil is gravelly, producing oats and potatoes. There is a small Gig mill in this area for grinding corn. At the beginning of the 20th century it was called Finneran’s mill. The wheel is placed in the water immediately under the grindstone. This mill is of the most simple construction, and, with the exception of it’s worked by water, it is little better than the old Quern. There are two ancient forts here.

Calvagh Upper, Coill-Bheagh, Birch Wood, Calvagh.

This townland is seated in the east of the parish, one and a half miles south-east of Cloonmore House, on the road leading to the parish of Kilcolman. It is the property of Lord Dillon, and contains 162acres, Or. And 27perches. The surface consists of flat hills, sloping to the north. The soil is sand and limestone gravel. Usual crops are oats, potatoes and flax. There is one ancient fort here.

Calvagh Lower, Calvagh.

This townland is situated in the east of the parish, on the road leading to Kilcolman parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 221acres, 1rood and 23perches. The surface consists of flat hills, generally sloping to the north. The soil is sand and limestone gravel. Usual crops are oats, potatoes and flax. There is one fort here.

Cloonalison

I could not find Cloonalison known in anywhere I traversed. I called to the Rev. William McHugh’s house, but he was not in. The name must be adopted as it is on Sketch map. Old Irish name could be : Cluan a’Liosain, the lawn or meadow of the small fort. This townland is situated in the south of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon. It contains 193acres, Or. And 16perches. The soil is rocky and sandy and produces oats, potatoes and flax. The surface is hilly, sloping to the north-west. Near the north-west corner are a fort and cave with a room of 12 feet long and 6 feet wide. There are also two other forts here.

Cloonaweema, Cluain a’ Mhaoidheama, A lawn or meadow of the eruption. Cloonaweema.

This townland is situated in the north of the parish, one and a half miles west of Cloonmore House. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 225acres, 1rood and 2perches. The soil is sandy gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. The surface slopes to the west. It contains an oval flat hill about one mile from Bellaghy.

Clooncouse, Cluain Cuas, lawn or meadow of the caves. Clooncouse.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish, one and one eight miles west of Cloonmore House, and on a road leading east and west. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 153acres, 2roods and 7perches. The surface is even. The soil is sandstone gravel and very stony, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Cloonfaune, Cluain na Feinne, lawn or meadow. Cloonfane.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish, one mile south of Cloonmore House and on the road leading east and west. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 265acres, 2roods and 6perches. The surface is tolerably even and slopes to the west. The soil is sandstone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are three ancient forts here. There is also a burying-ground.

Cloonlahan, Cluain Lairthean, lawn of the site (of a house) Cloonlarin.

This townland is situated at the north of the parish and on the road leading to Tobercurry, Co. Sligo. It is the property of Thomas Phillips of Cloonmore House and contains 534acres, 2roods, and 18perches. The surface is a flat hill in the centre of the townland, sloping towards the boundary. The soil is sandy and limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There is one ancient fort here and there is also a good limestone quarry.

Cloonlyon, Cluain Laighean, meadow or lawn of the Leinster men. Cloonlyon.

It is situated in the south-west of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains1,078acres, 3roods and 18perches. The surface slopes north-eastwards. The soil is gravelly and produces oats, and potatoes. There is one ancient fort here.

Cloonmeen East. Cluain Mhin, A smooth lawn or meadow. Cloonmeen.

This townland is situated in the east of the parish, on the road leading to Ballymote in the Co. Sligo. It is the property of Arthur Pugh, of Lissadrone, near Ballina, whose agent is Mr. Glendinning, Ballinrobe and Westport. It contains 386acres, 1rood and 1perch. The surface is even and the soil is gravelly, producing oats,flax and potatoes.

Cloonmeen West. Cloonmeen.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish, one and a half miles south of Cloonmore House, and near a road leading east and west. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 263acres, 1rood, and 3perches. The surface is a long flat hill. The soil is sand and limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are two ancient forts here.

Cloonmore. Cluain Mor, a great lawn or meadow. Cloonmore.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish, a half mile south of the Owengarve river, where stands Cloonmore House, the residence of Thomas Phillips. The property of Thomas Phillips, it contains 161acres, 1rood and 32perches. Cloomore House, the seat of Mr. Phillips, is in this townland and about a half is attached to it as a demesne. The surface is even, generally sloping to the north. The soil is limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are some quarries and one ancient fort here.

Corringully. Cor a’Ghualaigh, the round hill of the charcoal burner. Corragooly.

This townland is situated in the south-east of the parish, close to the road leading to Ballaghaderreen. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 244acres, 2roods and 14perches. The surface is hilly and slopes to the west. The soil is rocky, producing potatoes, oats and flax.

Coppulcurragh, Capall Carrach, The rugged Horse, or The moor of the horses. Copplecurragh.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon, and contains 545acres, Or. And 26perches. The soil is limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. The surface slopes to the west. Craggagh: Creagach, rocky. Criogan is the Irish name, same townland, as I am informed. Craggagh. This townland is situated in the south-east of the parish, on part of the road leading to the town of Ballaghadereen. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 86acres, or 15perches. The surface is even but is principally covered with stones. The soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Cranmore: Crann Mor, great tree. Cranmore.

This townland is situated in the south-eastern part of the parish and on the west of the road leading to Ballyhaunis. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 149acres, 2roods and 17perches. The surface is hilly and slopes to the north-west. The soil is sandstone and rocky and produces potatoes, and flax. There is one ancient fort here.

Currina: Cor an Fhiaidh, round hill of the deer. Currinagh.

This townland is situated in the south-eastern extremity of the parish and on the road leading from Bellaghy to Ballaghadereen. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 456acres, 2roods and 8perches. The surface is uneven. The soil is gravelly and produces oats, potatoes and flax. There is one ancient fort here. 

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