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The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.
The civil parish of Ratass contains the following townlands;
Ballingowan, Ballinorig East, Ballinorig South, Ballinorig West, Ballintobeenig, Ballinvosherig East, Ballinvosherig West, Ballybeggan, Ballymullen, Ballynabrennagh Lower, Ballynabrennagh Upper, Caherleheen, Camp, Clash East, Clash West, Cloon Beg, Cloon More, Cloonalour, Curraghleha East, Curraghleha West, Dromthacker, Killierisk, Knockawaddra East, Knockawaddra Middle, Knockawaddra West, Laharan, Leath East, Leath West, Lismore, Lissatanvally, Manor East, Manor West, Muing East, Muing West, Ratass, Skahanagh.
RATASS meaning 'southern fort', lies 3KM east of Tralee. The castle of Ballybeggan, in this parish, formerly a place of considerable strength belonging to the Desmonds, and a noted pass between Tralee and Castleisland.