|locality = townland
|A townland (Irish: baile fearainn) is a small geographical division of land used in Ireland.
|Used on these elements
|Tools for this tag
A townland (Irish: baile fearainn) is a small geographical division of land used in the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland). The townland system is of Gaelic origin, pre-dating the Norman invasion,and most have names of Irish Gaelic origin. However, some townland names and boundaries come from Norman manors, plantation divisions, or later creations of the Ordnance Survey. In 1911 Census the total number of townlands was 60,679.
How to map
Create a relation with the following tags
Together with following optional tags
- alt_name=* - If any alternative spellings of the townland exist
- name:ga=* - The original Irish version of the townland (if known)
For further information on the Mapping Townlands project being run by the Irish OSM community, please see the Mapping Townlands wiki page
- http://www.townlands.ie - A site using OSM data to list and display townlands. Also has tools for debugging overlaps etc. Coded and run by Rory McCann rorym
- http://maps.openstreetmap.ie - An Ireland only map server with layers to display townlands, civil parishes and baronies.
The following is an example of townland. This townland is officially called "Gubb" which is marked in bold capital letters. Please note there is also a subtownland called "Mullaghboy" marked by small italic text.