Information about Cloonmore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cloonmore
Irish Form of Name:
Cluain Mór
Translation:
great lawn or meadow
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cloonmore
Cluain Mór
By. Surveyor's Sketch Map By. Surveyor’s Sketch Map
Cloonmore Larkin’s Co. Map of Galway
Description:
The property of Mr. Henry: Handcock, Esq., Carhooantrila. It contains 959 acres statute measure including about 445 acres of bog. There is a Trig. Station in this townland called Cloonmore.
Situation:
In the E. end of the parish bounded on the N. by Ballanlass and Slieve townlands and the parish of Bweeounagh, on the E. by the parishes of Bweeounagh and Cloonbern, on the W. by Turunadooaun and Gurteen.

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:
Cloonmore is a 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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Cloonmore
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

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.)
Cloonmore is in the civil parish of Dunmore Parish.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Dunmore
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Dunmore
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.