Griffith's Valuation Map c.1860

The map that accompanies the Printed Valuation for Craigs [1862] is known in PRONI as the VAL/2/A. Since Craigs is a very large townland there are four map sheets covering the townland - Sheet 26 which covers part of the North West quarter of the townland - Sheet 27 which covers part of the North East quarter of the townland - Sheet 31 which covers part of the South West quarter of the townland - Sheet 32 which covers the South West quarter of the townland and, indeed, the greater part of the townland.

Unfortrunately the VAL/2/A map is difficult to read as this photo of the four sheets, joined together, shows. Because there is no adequate map available from the askaboutireland.ie website* I have put together a map using the c.1857 Six Inch OS map as a base map and marking on the boundaries and numbers of holdings plus some lower case numbers. Here is a photo of the four sheets joined together.

I have also produced larger maps which cover the NW, NE, SW and SE parts of the townland. Clicking on any of the links below will open each sheet in a separate window.

These sheets can also be used with the Griffith's Revision Books but, remember the numbering and layout of a holding can change over the period c.1860 to c.1930. The valuers revised their maps periodically and there a number of maps held in PRONI and are catalogued as VAL/12/D. You can search for these maps in the PRONI eCatalogue. Click here to see the results of searches for all VAL/12/D maps for sheets 26,27, 31 and 32.

* The map of the townland of Craigs on the askaboutireland.ie website only includes sheets 31 and 32. Furthermore, it is a copy of the VAL/2/A map. One good point - it is possible to zoom in and get a considerable enlargement of areas within the map thus making it easier to identify boundaries and numbers of holdings and even identify the lower case letters used to identify houses.

Copyright 2013 W. Macafee.