This is to help new comers to Irish Family research who seem confused as to whether their
ancestors lived in Towns, Villiages or what a Townland is.
The first two are a number of Houses, Shops and Businesses arranged next to each other at
the edges of a Road.
Townlands consisted mostly of Fields and individual Farms and/or Smallholdings.
Some have hundreds of Acres.
Most Townland names are derived from the historical Gaelic/Irish Name and describes the
character of the area.
Take for instance MULLYNAHUNSHIN which translates as The Summit of the Ash.
Boy is that true, because if one has a container of Flowers growing in soil those Ash Key
seeds find growing space!
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