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townland

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town +‎ land

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townland (plural townlands)

  1. An Irish geographical unit of land, smaller than a parish.
    • 1903, George Moore, “Home Sickness” in The Untilled Field, London: T. Fisher Unwin, p. 158,[1]
      [] they walked round the lake, for the townland was at the back of the demesne []