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PLACE NAMES IN COUNTY LOUTH - DATABASE.
 

CONTENTS of DATABASE.
The database includes names of baronies, towns, civil parishes, townlands, villages, streets, lanes and localities that existed in the main from pre 1900. In addition for administrative areas the current Irish (Gaelic) form is given.

In the case of baronies, towns (with legally defined boundaries), boroughs, civil parishes and townlands these are all administrative areas that have been mapped. See on
County Louth Home page under 'Divisions' for further information on these districts.

In the case of non administrative areas such as villages, streets, lanes, localities, mountain ridges etc. the name of the townland where situated is given.  If a place name such as a street name appeared in more than one record it is listed each time in order to give some idea of the time period it was in existence.
For all place names the source record and year of publication is given:
e.g. 'C  1851' means the Census of Population 1851.

NOTE: This database is a guideline only as to the names of places and where situated. It is not to be taken as the legal definition of any particular place or its situation.

 

SOURCES USED

C            1851=Census of Population 1851
 
FWS  1908=Stubbs, Major Gen F.W., Place Names in the County of Louth, County Louth Archaeological Journal, Vol. 2 (no.1, 2, 3 & 4), Dundalk, 1908 [these articles were also published in book form].
Only place names extracted where the name of the townland situated in was given.
Further information such as Irish form of name, definition etc. is available in above articles by Major Gen. F.W. Stubbs.
 
GV    1851 =Griffith, Richard,  Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland, County Louth, Borough of  Drogheda, 1851.
 
GV    1854 = Griffith, Richard,  Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland, County Louth,  County Louth excluding Borough of Drogheda, 1854.
 
JB1997=Bradley, John, Drogheda - Its Topography and Medieval Layout, Aspects of the History of Drogheda - Number 1, Drogheda, 1997, p.30.
The modern street names of place names found in manuscripts of the 13th to 15th century are given on page 30 of this publication.
 
L(-)=Legislation passed in a particular year i.e.:
L2003The Placenames (Co. Louth) Order 2003 (no. 521 of 2003)
 
M(-)(-)=Miscellaneous sources e.g.
M(d)1835= a deed of 1835
M(m)1886= a manuscript of 1886
M(n)1930= a newspaper of 1930
 
TAB(-)(-)=Tithe Applotment Books, for particular parish & with the year survey completed.
All townland names are given that appeared on this survey for the civil parishes below together with the standardised version of the name.
TAB(A)1830?Tithe Applotment Books, Ardee Parish, not dated but possibly surveyed 1830, National Archives Ref: 20/29.
 
PSE1938=Irish Manuscripts Commission, Primary School Essays 1938, Irish Folklore Department, University College, Dublin, MSS. S.670 & S.671, Kilsaran School (part).
 
T       1885='Registration of Births and Deaths, Ireland - component parts of each registration district',
Ardee and Dundalk Unions 1885, in Handran George B (ed), Townlands in Poor Law Unions - A Reprint of Poor Law Union Pamplets of the General Registrar's Office, Massachusetts, 1997
 
T     1886='Registration of Births and Deaths, Ireland - component parts of each registration district', Drogheda Union 1886, in Handran George B (ed), Townlands in Poor Law Unions - A Reprint of Poor Law Union Pamplets of the General Registrar's Office, Massachusetts, 1997

 

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(Original 26 June 2004). Last update 05 June 2018.