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Engraved Townlands

It’s not always easy to find townland names on modern signs, so I go hunting in old graveyards.  I try to look professional, but inside I’m gleeful when I find a townland engraved on a headstone.  295 more words



I went back to the coast road between Donaghadee and Millisle to explore the townland of Ballycopeland.

According to the PLACENAMESNI website, the “copeland” part of this townland name comes from the “De Couplan” family, who were prominent in 12th century Ulster.  364 more words


Travel Pics Theme: C for Churches. Graveyard, Avebury UK

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is C for Churches

Today, it’s a sweet little church, call Saint James at Avebury.

I’m an Australian. 120 more words


Savannah: Colonial Park Cemetery

I visited Savannah for two days before Christmas and then again for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day this year. I’ll be posting this week and next about aspects of Savannah (as well as Jekyll Island, where I spent about 10 days). 323 more words

Public Gardens

Gravestone Symbols - The Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

While researching a family line in America, I came across some interesting symbols on the gravestone of some of the deceased family members. I later learnt that these symbols relate to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 214 more words

Family Tree Research Uk

Miller Hill

Today’s townland is a small one on the Irish Sea coast of County Down.

To be fair, the townland of Miller Hill is bigger than that rockpool.  385 more words