FAQ - Know Thy Place

1) How big is the printed chart?

The Charts are a standard A2 size (four times the size of standard A4), or 16.5in x 23.4in (420 x 594 mm).

2) What sources are consulted to gather the information for the chart?

A desk-based assessment is carried out using the Record of Monuments and Places (RMP), National Inventory of Archaeological Heritage (NIAH), Department of Environment Heritage and Local Governments record of excavations and other documentary sources as may be available on a place by place basis.

3) What if I don’t know my ancestor’s Irish Townland?

If you don’t have information on your ancestor’s specific Townland, you can give us the name of the nearest Town to where they belonged and we will research that for you. The level of information will be more general as a larger area will be covered.

4) What if I don’t know my ancestor’s Town or County?

Without a minimum level of knowledge about your Irish ancestor’s geographical origins it would not be reasonable for us to attempt research on your behalf. Try studying genealogical sites to learn more about your specific family history, then come back to us with more information.


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