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Blaris Civil Parish, County Antrim

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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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Blaris Civil Parish

Irish or Alternate Name: Bláras.
Logainm Link: Blaris Parish on Logainm.ie
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Barony: Massereene Upper
Province: Ulster

Introduction

Blaris Civil Parish is split across County Antrim and County Down with the City of Lisburn occupying a large part of the Antrim portion of the parish. The Antrim portion of Blaris parish has an area of 11.9 km² or 4.6 square miles.
The Lagan river runs through the parish and divides the County Antrim and County Down portions, apart from a section near the centre of Lisburn where the county border continues south when the river bends westwards and then heads west to rejoin the river cutting through a section of Largymore townland and a small sliver of Ballymullan townland and making them part of County Antrim. This was a historic county boundary change made in 1898.[1]
Several main roads run through the Antrim portion including the A1 from Belfast heading south, the A3 from Lisburn heading west, and A30 heading north west, amongst others. The main Railway line from Belfast to Dublin via Lisburn, Lurgan and Newry also passes through the parish.
Blaris Civil Parish spans the historic baronies of Massereene Upper in County Antrim and Castlereagh Upper and Iveagh Lower, Upper Half in County Down. The Irish name is Bláras, meaning "a field".[2]

Population Centres of Blaris Civil Parish

Note: Population centres for this Parish, where known, are shown here. For a full list see Towns of County Antrim
Population Centres (Cities, Towns, Village etc)
Knockmore
Irish or Alternate Name: An Cnoc Mór.
Map: Google Maps  OpenStreetMap
Places Nearby: Click for list
Grifiths Valuation.
Lisburn City
Irish or Alternate Name: Lios na gCearrbhach.
WikiTree Category: Category for Lisburn City
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Places Nearby: Click for list
Grifiths Valuation.
Grifiths Valuation.:Lisburn is a city 8 mi/13 km southwest of Belfast city centre. Lisburn was originally a town that grew up around Lisnagarvy townland in Blaris parish. It later became a borough and was granted city status in 2002.[3] Lisburn city includes Lisnagarvy, Tonagh, Old Warren, Knockmore and parts of Largymore and Teraghafeeva townlands in the Antrim portion of Blaris parish. Use Category:Lisburn_City,_Ireland for profiles of people from Lisburn city.
Mazetown
Irish or Alternate Name: Baile an Irbhinigh.
Web page for Mazetown
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Places Nearby: Click for list
Grifiths Valuation.
Grifiths Valuation.:Mazetown is a small village in Blaris parish. Part of the village is in Lurganure townland, County Antrim and part south of the Lagan river in Maze townland County Down.[4][5]
 

The Townlands of Blaris Civil Parish

The townlands in Blaris Parish (Bláras) are those taken from Blaris 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! Similar for Griffith's valuation links which may show multiple names.
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 and/or Alternate name(s)
WikiTree Category Link
Census links, Griffiths link & Notes
BroughmoreBrugh Mór 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
GortnacorGort na CoraCategory:Gortnacor Townland, Blaris Parish, County Antrim1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
KnockmoreAn Cnoc MórCategory:Knockmore Townland, Blaris Parish, County Antrim1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
Knockmore townland is now part of the City of Lisburn.
LargymoreAn Leargaidh MhórCategory:Largymore Townland, Blaris Parish, County Antrim1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
The main portion of this large townland lies in Blaris Civil Parish, County Down but it includes a portion of the City of Lisburn which, though lying east of the river Lagan was transferred to County Antrim in 1898. On Logainm.ie it is shown wholly in Co Down.
LisnagarvyLios na gCearrbhachCategory:Lisnagarvy Townland, Blaris Parish, County Antrim1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
Lisnagarvy townland is now part of the City of Lisburn.
LurganureLorg an IúirCategory:Lurganure Townland, Blaris Parish, County Antrim1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
Lurganure townland includes Mazetown village.
Old Warren Category:Old Warren Townland, Blaris Parish, County Antrim1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
TeraghafeevaLios Áedha 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
Teraghafeeva is also known as Lissue (and has a separate entry on logainm.ie). Part of Teraghafeeva townland is now part of the City of Lisburn.
TonaghAn Tamhnach 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Griffiths Valuation.
Tonagh townland is now part of the City of Lisburn.

Resources

External Resources

  • A list of external resources for this parish may be placed here. More general sources for Antrim should be added to the main Antrim 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

Current parish format version 4.0. Addition of Griffiths valuation on parish pages.
Previous version 3.5. Addition of 'Places Nearby' link where coordinates are known. Upgrading Logainm links to match new Logainm web site; 3.6 Change to teams structure implementation.

Sources

Information shown on this page may have been sourced from one or more of the following sources.
  1. Northern Ireland Place-name Project. Largymore, County Antrim. http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=35080
  2. Northern Ireland Place-name Project. Blaris Parish (Antrim portion), County Antrim. http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=18395
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Lisburn," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisburn
  4. Northern Ireland Place-name Project. Mazetown, County Antrim. http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=10914
  5. Northern Ireland Place-name Project. Maze, County Down. http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=17163

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