Faus townland by Caoimhe & Brona Devaney


Faus townland by Caoimhe & Brona Devaney

Field Names in Your Townland

The well field - several families used the well in this particular field up into the 1970s.

Names of local rivers, lakes and streams in your townland

There is a stream dividing Faus and Rinn but we do not have a name for it.


Are there any blacksmith’s gates in the fields/farms of your townland? (take photos)

There are a few blacksmith’s gates in the townland but we do not know who made them.

We are told they are over 80 years old.


What old ruined houses are in your townland? Any stories related to them or the families who lived there previously?

Our great grandparent’s house, now unused, is near our house.


Is there any old farm machinery in the area or parked in fields? What was it used for?

An old plough - it was pulled by a horse.



A horse drawn cart, wheels and axle. It was used to bring in hay.

And an old butter churn.


Are there any people in the townland who have a cure? Cure of the burn etc? How do they carry out this cure? How did they get the cure in the first place?


Any locations of historical significance in the townland? Battlefield? Ambush location? Any crossroads where dances took place?

 In the early 1900s there was an old thatched house where dances used to take place in Faus. It was called ‘the Bog Hall’.


Any old churches in or near your townland? Old graveyards? How far do they go back? Take photos of headstones.

Where do people in your area get buried?

Ardcarne and Eastersnow graveyards.


How many people live in your townland now? How many people lived there in times gone by?

In 2018 15 houses, 12 families, 12 male, 11 female, 25 people in total.

In 1841 47 houses, 48 families, 121 male, 149 female, 240 in total.


Did people from the townland emigrate? Where did they go to? Why did they leave in the first place?

People from Faus usually went to England.



Boggy field in Faus townland, Co. Roscommon

Faus townland

Location of ringfort in Faus townland


It is suggested in logainm.ie that Faus may translate as 'wilderness'.