Wednesday 31 July 2013

Seanruad Townlands database moves to new site

Claire Santry is reporting on her Irish Genealogy News blog that the Seanruad townlands database has now moved to a new site - it can now be found at

Officially the IreAtlas Townland Database, the site is a useful workhorse for trying to identify which parishes townlands are located within, a townland being the smallest unit of administration on the island, sometimes just a couple of acres in size. The full story is at

If your ancestors are from Northern Ireland, don't forget that PRONI also has a useful townlands and parishes facility at, with maps of the parishes per each county and lists of townlands located within each.

(With thanks to Claire)


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