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British Dictionary definitions for townland

townland

noun
  1. Irish a division of land of various sizes
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Examples from the Web for townland

Historical Examples

  • These objects were found in a bog in the townland of Cromaghs, parish of Armoy, Co.

    The Bronze Age in Ireland

    George Coffey

  • "Between me and the townland that my desire is in," the Oran steersman prompted.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

  • You remember the seizure you made some time ago in the townland of Ahadarra?

  • John Barry was born in 1745 in the townland of Ballysampson.

  • Demesne situate in the townland of Rosenallis, barony of Tinnahinch.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce