Mullanacre Upper is a townland in the Parish of Tomregan, Barony of Tullyhaw, County Cavan, Ireland. The townland name is an anglicisation of the Gaelic placename “Mullagh an Acre” which means ‘The acre of the summit’. In the 17th century it formed part of Carrowmore, County Cavan townland.
It is bounded on the north by Legavreagra townland, on the east by Carrowmore townland, on the south by Mullanacre Lower townland and on the west by Clontycarnaghan, Corneen, Gortnavreeghan, Brackley, Mullaghlea, Finaghoo, Cullion, Sralahan and Aghakinnigh townlands. Its chief geographical features are Loughan Macmartin mountain lake, Miles’ Lough mountain lake, the Crooked River, forestry plantations and Slieve Rushen mountain, on whose southern slope it lies, reaching an altitude of 1,324 feet (404 m) above sea-level.
The townland is traversed by minor lanes.
The townland covers an area of 552 statute acres, including 1-acre (4,000 m2) of water. It formed part of the Manor of Calva which was granted to Walter Talbot in 1610 as part of the Plantation of Ulster. The 1841 Census of Ireland gives a population of 49 in Mullanacre Upper, of which 27 were males and 22 were females, with 10 houses. The 1851 Census of Ireland gives a population of 53, an increase of 4 on the 1841 figure, which was unusual after taking into account the intervening Irish Famine of 1845-47, of which 27 were males and 26 were females, with 9 houses. The increase was larger in the female population. In the 1911 census of Ireland, there are two families listed in the townland.
There are no historic sites in the townland.
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