Information about Claregalway Church
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Claregalway Church Local
Abbey and Castle Local
All in ruins. The tower of the Abbey is still standing and all the walls, and is an object of great curiosity and beauty. The Castle is also in excellent preservation and a building of great strength. The church situated on an Island is a very old building but nothing remaining of it but the two side walls.
In the townland of Claregalway.
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.
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
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.
If you notice any inaccuracies with any of the above, please e-mail
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