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Achill Civil Parish, County Mayo

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This information page for the Civil Parish contains a list of all the townlands in the parish and links to the category for the townland (if it has been created). There also may be notes about the individual townlands.
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Achill Civil Parish

Irish or Alternate Name: Acaill.
Logainm Link: Achill Parish on Logainm.ie
Barony: Burrishoole
Province: Connacht


Achill is a civil parish, an island (see below) and an electoral district in the barony of Burrishoole in County Mayo.

Achill Island

Achill Island
Achill Island (/'æk?l/; Irish: Acaill, Oileán Acla) in County Mayo is the largest island off the coast of Ireland, and is situated off the west coast. It has a population of 2,700. Its area is 148 km2 (57 sq mi). Achill is attached to the mainland by Michael Davitt Bridge, between the villages of Gob an Choire (Achill Sound) and Poll Raithní (Polranny). A bridge was first completed here in 1887, replaced by another structure in 1949, and subsequently replaced with the current bridge which was completed in 2008. Other centres of population include the villages of Keel, Dooagh, Dumha Éige (Dooega), Dún Ibhir (Dooniver), The Valley and Dugort.
Early human settlements are believed to have been established on Achill around 3000 BC. A paddle dating from this period was found at the crannóg near Dookinella. The island is 87% peat bog. The parish of Achill also includes the Curraun peninsula.
Some of the people of Curraun consider themselves Achill people, and most natives of Achill refer to this area as being "in Achill". There are between 500-600 native Irish speakers in Achill parish.
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Population Centres of Achill Civil Parish

Note: Population centres for this Parish, where known, are shown here. For a full list see Towns of County Mayo

Achill Sound

Irish or Alternate Name: Gob an Choire.
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Irish or Alternate Name: Bun an Churraigh.
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Irish or Alternate Name: An Chloich Mhóir.
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Irish or Alternate Name: An Corrán.
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Irish or Alternate Name: An Doirín.
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Irish or Alternate Name: Dumha Acha.
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Irish or Alternate Name: Dumha Éige.
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Irish or Alternate Name: Dumha Goirt.
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Irish or Alternate Name: An Caol.
Web page for Keel
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Irish or Alternate Name: An Pollach.


Irish or Alternate Name: Tóin re Gaoth.
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Cemeteries in Achill Civil Parish


Bunnacurry Cemetery category
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Kildownet New Cemetery category
Kildownet (New) Cemetery, Achill, County Mayo free space page
Kildownet Old Cemetery category
Kildownet Cemetery (Old), Achill, County Mayo free space page

The Townlands of Achill Civil Parish

The townlands in Achill Parish (Acaill) are those taken from Achill Parish on Logainm.ie and validated against townlands on the 1851, 1871 and 1901 Lists of Towns and Townlands and Griffiths valuations data. A link is provided in the notes for the 1901 and 1911 census. Please note that these may not always work if the townland was not available on the census in question. The census site may also substitute a similar name so be prepared for unexpected results!
If the townland has a category it will be linked in the table below. If there is no link and you need the category please contact David to get the category created or put in a request for the category to be created. Alternatively, if you feel condifent to do so, see Townland Category Information Boxes below for how to create them yourself.
Townland Irish/Alternate name WikiTree Category Link Notes
Achillbeg IslandAcaill Bheag 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Bal of Dookinelly (Calvy)Ball Dumha Cinn Aille 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BelfarsadBéal Feirste 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BellanasallyBéal an Átha Salaigh 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BolinglannaBuaile an Ghleanna 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BunacurryBun an Churraigh 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BunaniooBun na nAeú 1901 Census, 1911 Census
CarrickkildavnetCill Damhnait 1901 Census, 1911 Census
CarrowgarveAn Cheathrú Gharbh 1901 Census, 1911 Census
CartronAn Cartún 1901 Census, 1911 Census
CashelAn Caiseal 1901 Census, 1911 Census
ClagganAn Cloigeann 1901 Census, 1911 Census
CloghmoreAn Chloich Mhóir 1901 Census, 1911 Census
CuillaloughaunCoill an Locháin 1901 Census, 1911 Census
DerreenAn Doirín 1901 Census, 1911 Census
DooegaDumha Éige 1901 Census, 1911 Census
DoogortDumha Goirt 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Doogort EastDumha Goirt Thoir 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Doogort WestDumha Goirt Thiar 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Dookinelly (Calvy)Dumha Cinn Aille (Calvy) 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Dookinelly (Thulis)Dumha Cinn Aille (Thulis) 1901 Census, 1911 Census
DooniverDún Ibhir 1901 Census, 1911 Census
GubnahardiaGob na hAirde 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Heath IslandOileán Fraoigh 1901 Census, 1911 Census
IllanbaunAn tOileán Bán 1901 Census, 1911 Census
IllanbelfarsadOileán Bhéal Feirste 1901 Census, 1911 Census
InishgalloonInis Gealbhan 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Keel EastAn Caol Thoir 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Keel WestAn Caol Thiar 1901 Census, 1911 Census
MaumnamanMám na mBan 1901 Census, 1911 Census
MweelinAn Mhaoilinn 1901 Census, 1911 Census
MweewillinMaigh Mhuilinn 1901 Census, 1911 Census
OwenduffAn Abhainn Dubh 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Pollranny (Lynchaghan)Poll Raithní (Lynchaghan) 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Pollranny (Sweeny)Poll Raithní (Sweeny) 1901 Census, 1911 Census
RoeillanRua-oileán 1901 Census, 1911 Census
SaliaSáile 1901 Census, 1911 Census
SlievemoreAn Sliabh Mór 1901 Census, 1911 Census
SraheensNa Sraithíní 1901 Census, 1911 Census
SrahmoreAn Srath Mór 1901 Census, 1911 Census
TonatanvallyTóin an tSeanbhaile 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Tonregee EastTóin re Gaoth Thoir 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Tonregee WestTóin re Gaoth Thiar 1901 Census, 1911 Census


Excluded ‘Townlands'

Islands or Archipelagos that are not really ‘townlands' and/or may never have been inhabited.
  • Dooagh - Dubh-Achadh or Dumh-Acha, 'sand banks' as referred to by historical texts. Neither Townlands or Griffiths count it as a townland
  • Illanroe An tOileán Rua. One of several islands in Furnace lough that go by that name.


External Resources

  • A list of external resources for this parish may be placed here. More general souces for Mayo should be added to the main Mayo page. If you are adding a source here it would be helpful if you could let me (David) know so I don't accidentally overwrite your input with an automatic update. Thanks.
Whilst care is taken to ensure links are not made to disreputable, phishing or other sites of doubtful integrity it is your responsibility to ensure that you are not going to such a site by clicking on one of the links which may have been added after this page was created.

Townland Category Information Boxes

For the full 'How to' on creating Irish location categories please read 'Creating Location Categories for Ireland'
The pre-formatted line for each townland and the fully formatted CIB header can be seen below this page when in edit mode. Please ensure you have read the 'How to' before doing anything. Briefly, the pre-formatted line in the hidden text is used to replace the line above. The CIB text is pasted into the category which is created by clicking on the red category link.

Version Notes

Parish format version 3.5. Addition of 'Places Nearby' link where coordinates are known. Upgrading Logainm links to match new Logainm web site.


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