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

Townlands K - R

Killeen: Cillin: a small church or old burying place. Killeen.

This townland is situated in the south-west of the parish.It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 340acres, 1rood and 16perches. The surface is uneven and falls east and west from the centre. The soil is mixed clay and gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There is an ancient burial ground here, in which no adults have been buried for a considerable time. It is not enclosed, nor is there any appearance of a church having been attached to it. There are three ancient forts here.

Kilgarriff: Coill Gharbh, rough wood. Kilgarriff.

This townland is situated in the eastern extremity of the parish, on the road leading to Ballymote in the County Sligo. It is the property of Arthur Pugh, Lissadrone near Ballina.The surface is regular and slopes from east to west. The soil is lime and sandstone gravel, producing oats and potatoes. Bogs are being reclaimed yearly and cultivated. There is one ancient fort here and the area is 788acres, 3roods and 35 perches, including 2acres, 2roods and 12perches of water.

Kilgarrive West: Clontigarrowe, the rest is the same as Kilgarriff. Kilgarriff West.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 1,139acres, 2roods and 3perches. The surface is hilly and slopes to the north. The soil is gravel and clay, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are four ancient forts here.

Killaturly: Coill a’ Turlaigh, the wood of the Turlough or winter lake. Torlach: a lake that dries up or nearly dries up in summer. Killaturley.

This townland is situated in the south-west extremity of the parish, on the road leading to Swinford. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 856acres, 2roods and 37perches. The surface is flat. The soil is gravelly, producing oats and potatoes. There are seven forts here.

Carrowantubber: Ceathramhadh an Tobair, a quarter of the well. Lecarrowtobber. Carrowantobber.

This townland is situated in the centre eastwards of the parish, close to Cloonmore House. It is the property of Thomas Phillips, of Cloonmore House and contains 235acres, 3roods and 21perches. The surface is even. The soil is limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Laweebeg: Leamaigh Bheag, small Elmwood. Lavybeg.

This townland is situated in the north-west of the parish, on the road leading to Bellaghy. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 302acres, 3roods and 4perches. The surface is flat. The soil is gravelly, producing oats and potatoes.

Laweemore: Lavymore. Lavymore.

This townland is situated in the north-west of the parish, one and a half miles west of Cloonmore House, and on a road leading to the east and west. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 630acres, Or. And 26perches. The surface is even and the soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There are two ancient forts here.

Lecarrow: Leath-Cheathramhadh, a half quarter. Lecarrow.

This townland is situated in the centre of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 434acres, 2roods and 35perches. The surface is even and the soil is gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax.

Lismalee: Lios Ui Mhaolgaoithe, O’Mulgeehy’s or Wynne’s fort. Lismulgee.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish, one mile south of Cloonmore House. It is the property of Thomas Phillips, and contains 228acres, 2roods and 11perches. Part of the surface is even, the remainder consists of flat hills.The soil is sand and limestone gravel, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There is good freestone in the south-east part of the townland, where mill-stones are made. There is one ancient fort here.

Lowpark: Beul Atha na Srona, the mouth of the ford of the nose. This is the Irish name of the townland. Lowpark.

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 285acres, 3roods and 39perches. The surface is flat and the soil is sandy, producing oats and potatoes. The greater part of this townland is under grazing cattle. There is here an old ruin, formerly the seat of Francis Taafe. A corn and Tuck Mill are joined together in the east corner, on the road leading from Bellaghy to Swinford. There are four ancient forts here.

Lurga Upper: Lurga or Lurgan, a shin or long hill. Lurga.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish, south and east of a road. It is the property of Lord Dillon, and contains 632acres, 3roods and 5perches. The surface is irregular, generally sloping from it’s centre. The soil is stony and rocky, producing oats, flax and potatoes.

Lurga Lower: Lurga.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish, east and west of a road. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 452acres, 2roods and 31perches. The surface is uneven and slopes to the north. The soil is gravelly, producing oats and potatoes. There is here a Holy Well, called Toberarraght, at which a patron is held on the 11th August, the feast of St. Attracta, the saint to whom the well is dedicated. There are also three ancient forts here.

Mullinmadogue: Muileann Madoige, Maddock’s mill. Maddock is a family name. Madogue.

This townland is situated in the western extremity of the parish, east and west of a road leading to Swinford. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 332acres, 3roods and 2perches. The soil is mixed gravel and clay and produces oats and potatoes.The surface is even and flat. There are three ancient forts here.

Park:

It is situated in the south-east of the parish, north of the road leading to Ballaghaderreen. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 102acres, Or. And 25perches. The surface is even, sloping to the west. The soil is rocky and produces oats, potatoes and flax. There are three ancient forts here.

Puntoobeg: Punta Beag, little pound. Puntabeg.

This townland is situated in the north-west of the parish, east of the river Mulaghanoe, and on the road leading to Bellaghy. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 153acres, 1rood, and 12perches. The surface is hilly and the soil is sandy and gravelly, producing oats, potatoes and flax. There is one fort here.

Ranaraney: Rath na Raithne, fort of the ferns. Ranaraney.

This townland is situated in the south of the parish. It is the property of Lord Dillon and contains 167acres, 2roods and 21 perches. The surface is even, sloping to the west. The soil is sandy, producing oats and potatoes, but the townland is mainly flow bog. There is one ancient fort here.

Roosky: Ruscaigh, moory land. Rooskey.

This townland is situated in the north of the parish, on the road leading to Tobercurry in the Co. Sligo. It is the property of Thomas Phillips and contains 1,686acres, Or. And 14perches. The surface is flat, and the soil argillaceous, producing oats, potatoes and flax.There is a school here, attended by twenty-eight scholars, sixteen boys and twelve girls, all Roman Catholics. The scholars pay the teacher a salary quarterly. There are four ancient forts and a cave here. 

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