Information about Clonrush

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cluain Rois
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cluain Rois
Clonrush Counsellor Reid
Clonerush Inq. Temp. Car. I
Cloynrush Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Clonrush John Burke, Esq.
Clonrush Mr. Mulloy
Clonrush Rev. H. B. Hulett
Clonrush The inhabitants
A burying place (so called). It contains two Vaults and the ruins of an Abbey in the West end.
In the south end of the townland of Meelick close by the East side of the Abbey about 1½ miles S. S. East of Whitegate.
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 527

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Clonrush is in Meelick townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service