Does anyone else have an issue finding Irish place names in the gazetteer? I'm trying to find "Cappaclogh, Kilgobban, Kerry, Ireland". As close as I can get is County Kerry. Google Maps has no problem. I tried the Irish spelling of "Cill Ghobáin" with no luck. Wikipedia lists "Kilgobban" as a civil parish in county Kerry. Just how does RM standardize places in Ireland?
Irish place names: Does anyone else have an issue?
Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:00 PM
There are two townlands named Cappaclogh in county Kerry - Cappaclogh East and Cappclogh West. They border each other, and both are in the civil parish of Kilgobban. On its own, the name Cappaclogh could refer to either of them - so I don't see how it can be standardised!
Check out the site www.townlands.ie - it's an OpenStreetMaps initiative, and includes geocoding. Another very useful site is www.logainm.ie
I don't find RootsMagic very good for Irish placenames and so use these sites a lot.
Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:47 AM
Agree with ftipple, townlands.ie where you can explore the possibilities and even screen capture a townland or parish map.
There are 65K townlands in Ireland, they are more reliable land definitions than parish boundaries but very difficult to standardize. I do have to mention RM's current Gazetteer is quite lacking, the large market town of Portadown, Armagh is not in there, never mind Townlands.
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