Information about Claddagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
a shore or strand
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Clodthagh Local
The part of this townland bordering on Loughmask and Cloughbrack Lower consisting of various qualities of bog and arable.
Situated in the townland of Peters Bourgh.
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 3 page 296 to page 297

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
Claddagh is in Cappaghnagapple or Petersburgh townland.