Information about Oranmore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
a cold spring
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Parish of Oranmore
Uaranmór 4 Masters – A.D. 1507
Oranmore Barony Cess Book
Oranmore Beaufort’s Map of Ireland
Oranmore Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Oranmore County Book
Oranmore County Quare? Book
Oranmore County Registry 1832
Oranmore Down Survey 1655
Oranmore Inq. Temp. Eliz
Oranmore Population Book 1821
Oranmore Quit Rent Ledger
Parish of Oranmore Sketch Map
This parish within the liberties in its greatest extend from E. to W. is 6 British miles and from N. to S. 2¼ miles nearly. It is divided into 22 townlands. The principal road leading through the parish is from Oranmore to Galway. A part of this parish is isolated and of smaller extent lying S.E. being about one square mile. The nearest market town is Galway.
In the County of the Town of Galway. Bounded on the North by the parish of Claregalway and Lough Corrib, on E. by the Parish of Claregalway and Oranmore Parish in this County, on S. by part of Galway Bay, the parish of St. Nicholas is part of Rahoon and on W. & S. W. by Rahoon.
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 1 page 307 to page 334