Alterations to County borders in Ireland – 1898

Summary of changes to county borders as a result of the Local Government (Ireland) Act of 1898. Links to the transferred Electoral Districts (DEDs) on the 1901 census showing the transferred areas included, and in addition links to townlands transferred as parts of other divisions , e.g. Urban Districts. (Where DEDs have not been located on the 1901 census returns, links to the 1911 returns are included *).

Quick Links : Connaught Leinster Munster Ulster

Connaught
GALWAY – Electoral Divisions of Owenbrin and Ballinchalla transferred to County Mayo.
Electoral Division of Rosmoylan transferred to County Roscommon.
Electoral Divisions of

Drummaan, Inishcaltra North* and Mountshannon* transferred to County Clare.
Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Ballinasloe (parts of) in the County Roscommon added to County Galway inc. townlands of AshfordAtticorra, Cleaghbeg, Cleaghgarve, CreaghGlentaun (Glenthane), Kilgarve (Killgorrive), ParkmorePortnickRooaun (Rouane) and Townparks

LEITRIM – unchanged.

MAYO – Electoral Divisions of Owenbrin and Ballinchalla transferred to county Mayo from County Galway.
Electoral Divisions of Ardnaree North, Ardnaree South Rural, and Ardnaree South Urban transferred to County Mayo from County Sligo.
Electoral Divisions of Ballaghaderreen and Edmondstown transferred from County Mayo to County Roscommon.

ROSCOMMON – Electoral Divisions of Ballaghaderreen and Edmondstown
transferred to County Roscommon from County Mayo.
Electoral Division of Rosmoylan transferred to County Roscommon from County Galway.
That portion of Urban Sanitary District of Ballinasloe (parts of – see under Co. Galway) in County Roscommon transferred from County Roscommon to County Galway.
That portion of Urban Sanitary District of Athlone (parts of – see entry for Co. Westmeath) in County Roscommon transferred from County Roscommon to County Westmeath

SLIGO – Electoral Divisions of Ardnaree North, Ardnaree South Rural, and Ardnaree South Urban transferred from County Sligo to County Mayo.

Leinster
CARLOW – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Carlow (part of ) in Queen’s County added to County Carlow inc. townlands of Crossneen and Graigue.

DUBLIN – Portion of the Urban Sanitary District of Bray (parts of – see entry for Co. Wicklow) in County Dublin added to County Wicklow.

KILDARE – unchanged.

KILKENNY – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of New Ross (Rosbercon Urban) in County Kilkenny added to County Wexford (see under Co. Wexford).
Electoral Division of Kilculliheen in County Waterford added to County Kilkenny.

KING’S (Offaly) – unchanged

LONGFORD – unchanged

LOUTH – Portion of the Urban Sanitary District of Drogheda (parts of) in County Meath added to County Louth – inc. townlands of Bryanstown, and Lagavooren (Legavoureen)

MEATH – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Drogheda (parts of – see entry for Co. Louth) in County Meath added to County Louth.

QUEEN’S (Laois) – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Carlow (parts of – see under Co. Carlow) in Queen’s County added to County Carlow.

WESTMEATH – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Athlone (parts of) in County Roscommon added to County Westmeath – inc. townlands of Bellaugh, Bigmeadow, Bogganfin, Bunnaribba, Canal and Banks, Doovoge, Monksland and Ranelagh

WEXFORD – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of New Ross (Rosbercon Urban) in County Kilkenny added to County Wexford inc. parts of the townlands of Annefield, Millbanks, and Raheen.

WICKLOW – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Bray (parts of) in County Dublin added to County Wicklow inc. town and townland of Little Bray – listed as Kingstown & Dublin Road *, townlands of Ravenswell, Bray Commons and Bray Commons Road

Munster
CLARE – Electoral Divisions of Drummaan, Inishcaltra North* and Mountshannon* in County Galway added to Countv Clare.

CORK – unchanged

KERRY – unchanged

LIMERICK – unchanged

TIPPERARY (North Riding) – The Electoral Divisions of Cappagh, Curraheen, and
Glengar in Union of Tipperary are transferred to the administrative County of the South Riding.

TIPPERARY [South Riding) – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Clonmel in County Waterford added to County Tipperary (South Riding).
Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Carrick-on-Suir (Carrickbeg) in County Waterford added to County Tipperary, South Riding inc. townlands of Croan Lower, Croan Upper, Glebe, Knocklucas, Raheen & Raheen Road, Scrothea East, Scrothea West and Spa.
Electoral Divisions of Cappagh, Curraheen, and Glengar in Tipperary Union transferred to the South Riding.

WATERFORD – Electoral Division of Kilculliheen in County Waterford added to County Kilkenny.
Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Clonmel in County Waterford added to Co.  Tipperary, South Riding (see under Co. Tipperary).
Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Carrick-on-Suir (Carrickbeg) in County Waterford added to Co. Tipperary, South Riding.

Ulster
ANTRIM – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Lisburn (parts of) in County Down transferred to County Antrim – inc. townlands of Ballymullan and Largymore.

ARMAGH – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Newry in County Armagh transferred from County Armagh to County Down (see under Co. Down).

CAVAN – unchanged

DONEGAL – unchanged

DOWN – Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Lisburn (parts of – see under Co. Antrim) in County Down transferred from County Down to County Antrim.
Portion of Urban Sanitary District of Newry in County Armagh transferred to County Down from County Armagh inc. townlands of Ballinlare, Drumalane, Lisdrumgullion and Lisdrumliska.

FERMANAGH – unchanged

LONDONDERRY/Derry –  unchanged.

MONAGHAN – unchanged

TYRONE – unchanged

sources : Handbook of Local Goverment in Ireland – 1899, John M. Clancy M.P., M.A.
1901 census, National Archives of Ireland, townlands index 1851 (swilson.info) and Index to Townlands 1901 (Irish Genealogical Research Society)

 

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