It is a record of every head of household occupying taxable land, tenements and houses in Ireland and was compiled between 1848 and 1864. The landlord is also listed.
It is organised by County, Barony, Poor Law Union and Civil Parish (taxation district) and Townland
There are 9 Baronies,15 Poor Law Unions, and 87 Civil Parishes listed for County Kerry. Townlands, the smallest land division number thousands. Townlands are usually shown on marriage and birth/baptism records. For the person researching their Irish Family Tree townland names are the most important piece of information you will find. The Townland name will help you differentiate between different branches of the same family tree.
You can search Griffiths Valuation by family name or placename.
The most important thing you need to know about Griffiths Valuation is that it is spelling specific. In other words if you have a family name/placename that is spelled differently from the version used in the Valuation it will tell you that there is no such family name/placename listed.