Information about Tully
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Tully, a poor village near the sea shore, in which are ten houses each 2 story high including a Police Barrack. It was built by the occupants about the year 1827 each having a lease renewable for ever from the proprietor Henry Blake, Esq. There is no business carried on in it, save quarterly fairs. It is much more declining than advancing to perfection in consequence of the absenteeism of its landlord, who thereby renders no encouragement.
Situated near the centre of the townland of Tullymore on the road from Renvile Point to Westport.
Information From Joyce's Place Names
Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Tul, a hill; the root-word of a number of derivatives, such as Tulach, Tullagh, Tully, Tullig, Tolly, Tulla, Tullaghan, &c, all meaning hill or hillock. Tul is often made Tula.
What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Information From Maps
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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