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Blaris Civil Parish, County Down

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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
PlacenamesNI Link: Blaris Parish on PlacenamesNI.org
Baronies: Castlereagh Upper, Iveagh Lower, Upper Half
Province: Ulster


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 Down portion of Blaris parish has an area of 31.8 km² or 12.3 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. It is likely this was a historic county boundary change made in the 19th century.[1]
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 Down

Lisburn City

Irish or Alternate Name: Lios na gCearrbhach.
WikiTree Category: Category for Lisburn City
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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.


Irish or Alternate Name: An Mhaigh.
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Irish or Alternate Name: Ráth Bhearnait.
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3km S of Lisburn

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 Townlands.ie, PlacenamesNI.org where appropriate, Griffiths valuations data and the 1901 and 1911 censuses. 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
AghnatriskAchadh na Triosca 1901 Census, 1911 Census
AnnacloyÁth na Cloiche 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BallintineBaile an tSiáin 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Part of Ballintine townland is now part of the City of Lisburn
Ballykeel EdenagonnellAn Baile Caol 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BallymullanBaile Uí Mhaoláin 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BlarisBláras 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Part of Blaris townland is now part of the City of Lisburn
CarnbaneAn Carn Bán 1901 Census, 1911 Census
CarnreaghAn Carn RiabhachCategory:Carnreagh Townland, Blaris Parish, County Down1901 Census, 1911 Census
CulcavyCúil ChobhaCategory:Culcavy Townland, Blaris Parish, County Down1901 Census, 1911 Census
DrumatihughDromainn Tí­ Aodha 1901 Census, 1911 Census
There is an error with the mapping on Townlands.ie. One part is duplicated instead of showing the two parts/
DuneightDún EachdachCategory: Duneight Townland, Blaris Parish, County Down1901 Census, 1911 Census
LargymoreAn Leargaidh MhórCategory:Largymore Townland, Blaris Parish, County Down1901 Census, 1911 Census
Largymore is mainly in Co. Down but it includes a portion which, though lying east of the river Lagan, is now included in County Antrim. Part of Largymore townland in County Down is now part of the City of Lisburn.
Lisnatrunklios 1901 Census, 1911 Census
LisnoeLios na gCnóCategory:Lisnoe Townland, Blaris Parish, County Down1901 Census, 1911 Census
MagherageeryMachaire na gCaorach 1901 Census, 1911 Census
MazeAn Mhaigh 1901 Census, 1911 Census
RavernetRáth Bhearnait 1901 Census, 1911 Census
TaghnabrickTeach BricCategory: Taghnabrick Townland, Blaris Parish, County Down1901 Census, 1911 Census


External Resources

  • A list of external resources for this parish may be placed here. More general souces for Down should be added to the main Down page.
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 3.3. Team links in CIBs now implemented.


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

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