Creation of new category for Irish townland, please

+3 votes
Hello: I wish to create a new category for the Irish townland called Ballyedmond. It lies in the civil parish of Kilbroney Barony of Upper Iveagh (Upper Part), and county of Down.

In the past, I have made a post like this to G2G to ask that this be done for me. However, since I do Irish research extensively and will have many more townlands to set up (or go through the steps of asking for help), I would really appreciate receiving instructions on how to do this myself.

Are only certain designation people permitted to set up new townlands?

Many thanks in advance,

Alison Kilpatrick [[Kilpatrick-1128]]
asked in WikiTree Help by Alison Kilpatrick G2G1 (1.8k points)

2 Answers

+2 votes

Hi Allison. I've had a similar experience ... wanting to learn/do more about categorization ... asked a question about it ... and someone else went off and did it (not matching my request but they way they interpreted it). Frustrating, but the way things can be on a Wiki.

My suggestion is as follows, not necessarily in this order ...

  • Consider joining the Irish Roots and/or Categorization projects .. or other similar projects ... where ever your interests lie. Irish RootsCategorizationAll Projects Those are great places to learn more, I am finding myself.
  • The best help page I was given when I asked about this a week or so ago is here. Check that out and see if it begins to make sense for how to add  your own category as you describe in your opening post.

Hope this helps!

answered by Susan Keil G2G6 Mach 2 (20.9k points)
Hello, Susan. Many thanks for your thoughtful and kind reply. Between the pages you've tagged and a few others I've found, I'm feeling sufficiently confident as to give it a whirl. :-) cheers, Alison
New townland category created.

cheers, Alison

Excellent! smiley

0 votes
Townlands are very small.  There can be dozens in a parish.  There are 60,000 altogether, with an average size of 160 acres, 1/4 sq mile.  In English equivalents that's a fraction of a manor - a large smallholding for a top serf.
answered by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (419k points)
Ireland is 32595 square miles and has 60991 townlands. The average size is 342 acres, the original target size was 480 acres.

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