Information about Cloon

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cloon
Irish Form of Name:
Cluain
Translation:
a lawn or meadow
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cloon
Cluain
Cluáin
Cloon By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Cluen Engraved County Map
Cloon Lord Gort’s Agent Mr. Slator
Cloon Mr. John Bell, By. Constable
Cloon Printed Townland List
Cloon Rev. John Ford, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Henry Lahiff, Esq., Gort. No agent. Let to 41 occupying tenants some having leases and others at will – some pay 30s. per acre yearly rent and more 15s. per acre. County Cess 3s. per acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Size of farms from 2 to 10 acres. Soil sandy and good. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. No bog. Tenantry all Roman Catholic. Prevailing names Carty and Gready. Cloon House, offices, ordhard and fishpond containing trout stands in this townland, a Herd occupies the house – Cloon River and Loragh River bounds townland. Cloon Beg on the boundary. Trout and Perch in these rivers, a Corn Mill here. Authority John McCarty, townland Cloon.
Situation:
In the West of the parish of Kilbeakanty, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway, West of Terra River and East and West of a road leading from Gort to Loughrea.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cloon : the same as Clon [reproduced below].
Clon, Cloon, the usual anglicised forms of cluain, a meadow, a retired place of rest (in an ecclesiastical sense). In Monaghan and round about there and sometimes elsewhere, the anglicised form is often spelled and pronounced Clen or Clin. See Clenor.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
353 0 14
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
199 1 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
34 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
215 16 0
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

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
Townland:
Cloon is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Cloon
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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Cloon
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Cloon is in the civil parish of Kilbeacanty.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilbeacanty
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilbeacanty
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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