Information about Cloonmaghaura

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cloonmaghaura
Irish Form of Name:
Clún a' cartha
Translation:
lawn of the standing stone
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Clúm a' cartha
Cloonmaghlaura
Clún a' cartha
Cloonmaghaura
Locally Cloom-a-chaurha
Cloonmagdhhaura Applotment Book
Cloonmaghhaura Boundary Surveyors Sketch
Description:
There are four portions of bog situated in the N.W., N.E., West and South portions of this townland. A portion of Lough Rhoil Bui and also a portion of Lough-na-Maughtery belongs to this townland. The road from Dunmore to Kilnalag passes from W. to N. N.E. through it. There are two villages named after the townland and the remainder of this land is tillage and pasture.
Situation:
Cloonmaghhaura is situated at the South boundary of this parish joining the parishes of Bweeounagh and Dunmore, Barony of Tiaquin and Ballymoe.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cloonmaghaura in Galway ; incorrectly anglicised from the Irish Cluain-a'-chairrthe (as locally pro-nounced), the meadow of the pillarstone. See Carr [reproduced below].
Car enters into names in different senses. One usual meaning is a rock standing by itself and forming a part of such names as Carran, Cairrthe, Carraig, etc.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
706 0 25
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
132 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.
132 2 5
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

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
Townland:
Cloonmaghaura is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Cloonmaghaura
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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Cloonmaghaura
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
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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:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Cloonmaghaura is in the civil parish of Templetogher.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Glenamaddy/Boyounagh
  • Williamstown
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Templetogher
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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