Tipperary Facts, Maps
and Land Divisions
|Poor Law Unions|
Civil parishes are important units for records purposes. They generally contain around 25 to 30 townlands, as well as towns and villages. In many cases, civil parishes straddle county and barony boundaries. Another confusing aspect is that some civil parishes are in several geographically separate parts. If you are researching tithes applotments, they are arranged by civil parishes, as are the Griffith's Valuations and Church of Ireland church registers.
This section of the County Tipperary website is growing and civil parish webpages will be added periodically. Each webpage, will give the barony, poor law union, Catholic diocese and parish for each civil parish plus all the townlands found in the civil parish, as defined in the 1851 Townland Index with links to their webpages. Also included are LDS film numbers for the tithes, GVs, 1901 & 1911 Ireland Indexes, plus links and surnames. Descriptions from the Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (1837) are included and pictures of the area as contributed by readers.
last updated June 12, 2016
There are webpages for all the green colored-in civil parishes, see links below. For each civil parish webpage, there are also pages and links to all the townlands in the parish, plus the Samuel Lewis 1837 description of the parish. Each page also includes links, Family History Library films' titles and numbers plus a surname registry. Many also have maps with all the townlands delineated. This is a huge county and help with this project would certainly be appreciated. If you would like to adopt a civil parish, and I'll let you know what is needed. You get to pick any civil parish that is not already done.
|Kilcomenty||Twomileborris||Emly||Relickmurry & Athassel|
|Graystown||St Mary's, Clonmel|
|Clanwilliam Barony||Middlethird Barony|
(if you click on the above maps they will get larger and you will be able to read the civil parishes and townlands)
County Tipperary Map, from Lewis' Atlas, Counties of Ireland, 1837
North-west County Tipperary Baronies map. Also includes townlands and villages.
Nenagh Poor Law Union Electoral Divisions map. Also gives population for each division in 1841.
There is a large map (375K) here at the County Tipperary Historical Society
Tipperary Maps from 1783. Wonderful old maps presented in thumbnail format.
Main Surnames In North Tipperary - Ryan, O'Brien, Kennedy, O'Meara, Maher/Meagher, Burke, Gleeson, Carroll, Hogan and Kelly.
Main Towns in North Tipperary - Nenagh, Templemore, Thurles and Roscrea.
Main Surnames in South Tipperary - Ryan, Dwyer, Maher, Brien, Hayes, Quirke, Treacy, Meara, Macken, Maloney, Lonergan.
Main Towns in South Tipperary - Cashel, Cahir, Tipperary, Clonmel, Carrick-on Suir, Clogheen.
The world famous 'Rock of Cashel', is a major attraction with its historic ruins, near the town of Cashel. There are pictures of the Ahenny High Crosses that are located in the Ahenny Cemetery. Also of interest to the visitor are the towns of Cahir, Cashel and Tipperary Town; and see also a history of Fethard.
The 79 civil parishes of North Tipperary are shown on this map , While the 115 civil parishes of South Tipperary are shown on this map (courtesy of A.J. Parker).
There is a map of the County Tipperary Roman Catholic parishes on the Local Ireland Web site
Civil Parish Townland maps: (on most of civil parish pages)
|Civil Parish Townland maps: (different than those on most of civil parish pages of this website)|