Information about Clonrush

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cluáin Rois
lawn of the wood (or point)
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cluáin Rois
Clonrush Alph. List of Townland names in the County of Galway
Clonrush B. S. Sketch
Clonrush Counsellor Reid
Clonrush Grand Jury Presentment
Clonrush Rev. H. B. Hulett,
Clonrush Thos. Burke, Esq.
This parish is partially cultivated being greatly composed of bog and mountain. It is bounded on the South and E. by Lough Derg, in which there are several islands belonging to the parish the largest is Illaanmore. There is a quay in the Eastern boundary for a steamer and boats called Newtown [unable to read].
Situated in the South end of the Barony of Leitrim and County of Galway, on the West side of Lough Derg on the River Shannon.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 523 to page 537