Thank you so much for explaining the site of the house to me. I have never
been to Ireland and am relying on photos another distant relative took of
I shall compare the maps again as you suggest, and re-evaluate the pics I
have - as they will likely show the distance from the house as being that
length away from the castle.
The low hill in the pic is exactly as you describe it, and probably that
elevation above the Lough. The other surprise for me was realising how large
the Lough really is - an impressive stretch of water. And those magic views
in all directions from the property!
Thanks again, Barry, your input is so much appreciated.
----- Original Message -----
From: "barry bradfield" <barrybradfield(a)eircom.net>
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Fermanagh Gold surveys and Griffiths Valuation project
The maps or location of the house did not change.The house is where it was
marked on Grifith.If you note at the end of the map screen on
"askaboutireland" there is a scale which changes when you zoom in.I
calculated the distance from the Snow house to the castle as 500 yards.
so sure about a hill, possibly on a small rise about 70ft above the level
It is only 5 fields from the castle.
Open the map (Griffith) and also open a modern map in Google maps. Turn on
the satellite image and you can compare the photo to the old map.Most of
old fields have not changed.
With the image you should be able to recognise where you were in 2007.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dee Byster-Graham" <deebg(a)bigpond.net.au>
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Fermanagh Gold surveys and Griffiths Valuation
> Hello Barry,
> Help! :-)
> Thanks so much for your interesting mail re the maps. Unfortunately, due
> stupidity or error on my part I still cannot get the boundaries correct
> my SNOW family of Tully, Fermanagh (on the southern side of Lough Erne).
> James Snow farmed at #9 on 29 acres 10 perch owned by Marquis of Ely
> is well-recorded on the map of Tully on the 'askaboutireland' site.
> I also have photos of this same house, outbuildings, and land taken in
> which show the farm to be adjacent and on the top of the hill overlooking
> the ruins of Tully Castle.
> In circa 1901 the property was purchased by the family from the owner
> a law enacted at that time for long-standing tenants to so do (don't know
> the name of this law but am certain that you know what I am referring
> However, the modern site appears to be #10a and at least part of #12a as
> seen on the same map, and I don't think the Castle ruins could be seen
> the house as it stood on the GV #9 property. Could the property
> have been changed over the years and #9 is now what used to be 10a/12a -
> is the askaboutireland map showing the GV allotments incorrect?
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