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

Townlands D - H

Derraworneen: Doire Dhoirnin, Durnin’s little oakwood. Derrydurneen.

This townland is situated in the north of the parish, one half mile west of Cloonmore House. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 226acres, 1rood and 32perches. The surface slopes north-westwards and the soil is chiefly limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There is only 30acres of arable land, the remainder is a deep flow bog.

Derrynabrack: Doire na mBroc, oakwood of the badgers. Derrynabrock.

This townland is situated in the south-east extremity of the parish, on the road from Ballaghadereen to Ballymote in Co. Sligo. It is the property of Arthur Pugh of Lissadrone near Ballina and contains 1,478acres, 3roods and 29perches. The surface is even and the soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There is a school here. It is attended by thirty four scholars, twenty boys and fourteen girls, all Roman Catholics. The scholars pay the teacher a salary quarterly.

Derrynanow: Doire na nDamh, oakwood of the oxen. Derrynanogh.

This townland is situated in the south-east extremity of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 112acres, or 26perches. The surface is uneven and the soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Derrykinlough: Doire –cinn-locha, The oakwood of the head of the lake, Derrykinlough.

This townland is situated in the north of the parish, on the road leading to the town of Ballymote in the Co. Sligo. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 560acres, 3roods and 29perches. The surface is flat, with a hill in the northern part. The soil is sandstone and lime gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. Much of this area is flow bog.

Fauleens: Failinidhe, little enclosures. Fauleens.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish, about one half mile west of the Police Station and Roman Catholic Chapel in Cashelduff townland, and on the road leading to Ballyhaunis. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 543acres, 2roods, and 27perches. The soil is sandy gravel, stony and light, producing oats and potatoes. The surface slopes from north to south. On the south side of this townland is the highest altitude in the parish. There are three ancient forts here.

Glanmullyano East: Gleann Mhullaigh an Atha, the glen of the summit of the ford. Glanmullyanoe.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish, and on the south and east of the road leading from Bellaghy to Ballyhaunis. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 871acres, 3roods and 30perches.The surface is hilly and slopes generally to the west. The soil is rocky and sandy gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Glanmullyano West: As above. Gleann.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish, and south and west of the road leading to Ballyhaunis. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 945acres, 2roods and 29perches. The surface is hilly but generally slopes from north-east to west. The soil is stony and limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Glastrasney: Glais Trasna, the cross-brook. Glastrasna.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish and west of the road leading to Ballyhaunis. It is the property of Thomas Phillips, and contains 390acres, 2roods and 33perches. The soil consists of lime and sandstone gravel. Only a small portion of this townland is arable. It produces oats, potatoes and flax. The remainder is mainly flow bog, with the surface even, sloping to the west.

Gortanure: Gort an Iubhair, The field of the yew. Gortanure.

This townland is situated in the south-east of the parish, on the road leading to Ballaghaderreen. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 564acres, Or. And 29perches. The surface slopes from south to north. The soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are four ancient forts in this townland.

Gowel: Gowell.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish, three quarters of a mile south of Cloonmore House and on the road leading from it east and west. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 322acres, 1rood and 1perch. The surface is even, sloping generally to the west. The soil is sandstone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax.There is one ancient fort here.

Gowlan: Gabhlan: a small fork. Gowlan.

This townland is situated in the north of the parish, one fifth of a mile south of Cloonakillina Lake. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 957acres, 2roods and 34 perches. The surface is flat. The soil is gravelly and produces oats and potatoes.

Hackfield also Treenacolly: Trian na Caillighe, the hag’s third part. Hagfield.

This townland is situated in the north-west of the parish, west of the river Mullaghanoe and on the road leading to Bellaghy. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 860acres. Or. And 5perches. The surface consists of irregular hills. The soil is sandy, producing oats, potatoes and some flax. There are four ancient forts here. 

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