Mullaghmore townland by Andrew Gannon


Mullaghmore townland by Andrew Gannon

Field Names in Your Townland

Connor’s Hill, Mullaghmore.

John Conner who was a granduncle to my dad. And you can see all of Carrick from the top of it.

Names of local rivers, lakes and streams in your townland

Anuhostia is a river that starts in the bogs near our drumlin and leads to the Shannon.

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


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

Conner’s house was built about 120 years ago and have use of it to store turf and farming tools.

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

Frank Dowd’s Zetor tractor is parked on Billy’s Hill.

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?

My grandad and granny know the cure of scour in cattle feet and the cure of the sprain.

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


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?

Drumlion graveyard.

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

Nowadays there are 18 people living in the townland.

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

Dublin and Australia.