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While researching my wife's ancestors from Macroom, these streets keep coming up....Pound Lane, Gurteenroe Street, New Street.

Is there a connection between these streets and where would they be found in Macroom.

Thanks for any help, Roy Gannon


Wednesday 6th Apr 2022, 01:55PM

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  • Hi Roy,
    In what site did you find the street names?
    Pound Lane is not showing on this map,  Gurteenroe Street and New Street are.
    This map is the road map, choose the right hand box and change to Aerial to get a better view. 
    Gurteenroe Street, macrrom - Search ( 

    Depends on the year you saw the street names.


    Friday 8th Apr 2022, 09:54AM
  • Hi Margot,

    Thanks for your reply. I found those street names from Baptismal records in Macroom from the 1800's to early 1900's. Pound Lane is mentioned in Griffith's Valuation(1852) as being in the townland of Gurteenroe. I think that the present day New Street and Pound Lane are one in the same. My question should have been.....Was Gurteenroe Street at some point known as Pound Lane and now New Street.

    Again, thanks for helping



    Saturday 9th Apr 2022, 07:30PM
  • This is how to find out.....
    Send me the link you had for Pound Lane  please.
    I cannot search as you havn't stated a surname for me.
    If I leave it blank and search Macroom there are 20 blank records.


    Sunday 10th Apr 2022, 08:49AM
  • Roy,

    I have a book on Macroom and it seems to indicate that Pound Lane is now Healy's Cross. It also seems that Pound Land was also called Bother na Sup or Wisp Lane or Batton's Lane. The Workhouse was built on Pound Lane in about 1843.

    Best wishes, Kieran

    Kieran Jordan, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 12th Apr 2022, 11:27AM

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