Information about Cloonederowen

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cloonederowen
Irish Form of Name:
Cluain Eadar Dhá Abhainn
Translation:
partum inter duo flamina, lawn between two rivers
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cloonederowen
Cluain Eadar Dhá Abhainn
Cloonedtherouan B. S.
Cloonaderavin County Map
Cloonedtherouan Rev. J. Griffin, P.P.
Comment:
Pronounced Cloon-eder-da-owen
Description:
Edwd. O’Flaherty, Proprietor.
Situation:
At the southern extremity of Ballynakill Harbour, N. of it is Knocknahan, 1 furlong, E. of it is Rosscrea, S. is Knocknara and Moyard and Girraunbaun at the West. The road from Westport to Clegganbay lies thro’ the S.E. corner of it.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cloonederowen in Galway ; Cluain-eder-dha-ábhann, meadow between the two rivers. See Drumdiraowen,vol. i. p. 251 [reproduced below].
Great numbers of places are scattered here and there through the country whose names express position between two physical features, such as rivers, mountains, lakes, etc., those between two rivers being the most numerous. Killederdaowen, in the parish of Duniry, Galway is called in Irish, Coill-eder-da-abhainn, the wood between two rivers; and Killadrown, in the parish of Drumcullen, King's County, is evidently the same word shortened by local corruption. Dromderaown in Cork, and Dromdiraowen in Kerry, are both modern forms of Druim-'dir-dhá-abhainn, the ridge between two rivers, where the Irish dhá is represented by a in the present names. In Cloonederown, Galway - the meadow between two rivers - there is no representative of the dha, though it applies to Ballyederown (the townland between two rivers), an old castle situate in the angle where the rivers Funshion and Araglin in Cork mingle their waters. Coracow in the parish of Killaha, Kerry, is a name much shortened from its original Comhrac-dhá-abha, the meeting of the two streams. The Four Masters, at A.D. 528, record a battle fought at a place called Luachair-mor-etir-da-inbhir, the large rushy place between two river mouths, otherwise called Ailbhe or Cluain-Ailbhe (Ailbhe's meadow), now Clonalvy in the county Meath.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
100 0 31
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
42 2 5
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
42 2 5
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

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Townland:
Cloonederowen is a townland.
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Information From Maps

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Cloonederowen
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Cloonederowen
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Neighbouring Townlands

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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:
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Cloonederowen is in the civil parish of Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Ballynakill/Letterfrack/ Tullycross
  • Inishbofin
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Ballinakill
  • Renvyle
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

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