Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cloonoran in Galway ; Cluain-Uarain, meadow of the cold spring: see vol. i. p. 453. Cloonoran-oughter, Upper Cloonoran.
Uaran or fuaran is explained by Colgan, "a living fountain of fresh or cold water springing from the earth". It is not easy to say whether the initial f is radical or not; if it be, the word is obviously derived from fuar, cold; if not, it comes from ur, fresh; and Colgan's explanation leaves the question undecided. This word gives name to Oranmore in Galway, which the Four Masters call Uaran mór, great spring. Oran in Roscommon was once a place of great consequence, and is frequently mentioned in the annals; it contains the ruins of a church and round tower; and the original uaran or spring is a holy well, which to this day is much frequented by pilgrims. Oran occurs pretty often in names, such as Knockanoran (knock, a hill), in Queen's County and Cork; Ballinoran and Ballynoran (Bally, a town), the names of many townlands through the four provinces; Tinoran in Wicklow, Tigh-an-uarain, the house of the spring: Carrickanoran in Kilkenny and Monaghan (Carrick, a rock); and Lickoran, the name of a parish in Waterford, the flag-stone of the cold spring.