Information about Clonfert

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cluain Ferta
lawn of the grave
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cluain Ferta
Cluain Fearth
Clonfert Boundary Sketch Map
Clonfert County Book
Clonfert County Map
Cloonefert Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Clonfart Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Clonfert Mr. Hardy, Agent to – West, Esq.
Prond. Cluain Feart
This parish consists 64 townlands, about ½ arable inclusive of Clonfert and Lower Ballymore, Little Abbeylara, Lismore, Great Abbeyland, Kilborna and Eyrecourt Demesnes. The Grand Canal passes through this parish in a S. East direction. Lawrencetown is situated in the S.W. part of the parish in which there is a Police Detachment consisting of a Chief head Constable and 7 constables. 2 fairs yearly held on the 8th May and 15th December – no market. Also a school teacher named Barrett, average 70 pupils – Protestant males 4, females 2 , Roman Catholic females 15 – paid by the scholars from 1 to 2 shillings quarterly. At Clonfert cross roads there is a fair held on the 12th May. Clonfert Parochial School under the Society for discountenancing vice. James Lyons teacher, salary £12 per annum, average attendance 45, males 20 and females 15, Protestant males and females 10.
Bounded on the North by the Shannon and Parish of Cloontuskert in this county and Moore in the County of Roscommon, Barony of Moycarne and Clonmacnoise in the King’s County and By. of Garrycastle. East by the Shannon and parishes of Tissarn, Gillen or Gallen. South by the Shannon and parishes of Rynagh and Lusinagh, all in the King’s County, Meelick and Dononaughton, Fahy and Kiltormer in this County. West by Kiltormer and Cloontuskert.
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 2 page 82 to page 112