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29-10-2018, 17:07   #1
brownangel
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Griffith Valuation - difficulty in finding townland

I am looking for a townland called Island, near Burnfort, and the family name, Healy. The address today is Island, Burnfort.

I got the following data from the townland database:
Townland Name Acres Civi Parish Barony Poor Law Union County
Burnfort 538 Mourneabbey Barretts Mallow Cork, E.R.

I can see the location on the map but when I use Griffith's "Places finder",
I get Burnfort alright and it has 15 occupants but no Healy. I don't think the specific townland of Island is covered.
I also searched the microfilm of Griffiths Valuation for the parish of Mourneabbey and it had many townlands but not Island.
I would appreciate suggestions on what to do next.
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29-10-2018, 17:41   #2
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Problem solved. After checking the civil parish maps for Co. Cork on the Failteromhat site I saw that Island is near, possibly in, the adjacent parish of Rahan, and sure enough I then found Island in Rahan.
So hopefully this helps others through the sometimes baffling problems in sorting out old parish boundaries.
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