Knockdoemore, Lecarrowmore, Loughgeorge, Peak, and Rooaunmore Minor Placenames

The unrecorded minor placenames in the townlands of Knockdoemore, Lecarrowmore, Loughgeorge, Peak, and Rooaunmore, Claregalway, Co. Galway

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The unrecorded minor placenames in the townlands of Knockdoemore, Lecarrowmore, Loughgeorge, Peak, and Rooaunmore, Claregalway, Co. Galway

The townlands of Knockdoemore, Lecarrowmore, Loughgeorge, Peak, and Rooaunmore are located north and northeast of the village of Claregalway. Collectively, the townlands cover an area of approximately 817 acres. This part of the parish of Clareglaway is notable as the area where three major routeways come together; the Galway-Tuam Road, the Galway-Roscommon Road, and prior to the construction of the Curragh Line in the 1860s, the route from Galway to Headford was via Loughgeorge and Aucloggeen. A series of milestones (in Irish miles) mark this old Galway-Headford route. The majority of these milestones still stand, with the six-mile marker stone still located in the townland of Loughgeorge. The importance of Loughgeorge as a junction of three major thoroughfares in the 19th century is reflected in the location of an RIC barracks at this spot during this time. The former RIC barracks remains in use today as a Garda Siochana station.

Larkin’s 1812 Map of Galway showing Loughgeorge and old route of the Roscommon Road via Tinkers Lane

At the time of the  Ordnance Survey Name Books in the 1830s, the townlands are recorded as:

  • ‘Knockdoemore is the property of Mr. Burke, County of Mayo. All under tillage. The road from Galway to Tuam forming the west boundary’  
  • ‘Lecarrowmore is the property of Lord Clanmorris. 2/3ds. bog, the remainder under tillage and subject to winter floods. It contains a large village of houses near its centre’
  • ‘Loughgeorge is the property of Mr. Burke of Tuam. All under tillage. The road from Galway to Tuam passes through its centre… ..in this townland is a Public House and cottage called after a monument raised… …Onea George Barry: no lough’
  • ‘Peak is the property of Lord Clanmorris. 2/3ds. bog, the remainder under tillage and subject to winter floods. It contains a large village of houses near its centre’
  • ‘Rooaunmore is the property of Mr. Burke of Tuam and is all under tillage. It is bounded on the N.W. and N.E. by a bye road’

Our work in the townlands during 2020 identified 25 minor placenames and places of interest known locally. These are marked on the map below, and included in tabulated format. These placenames were collected from Seamus O’Connell and Peter Greally.

This work is on-going. If you know of any other minor placenames in the parish of Claregalway that may be of interest, and you would like to contribute to our survey, please do get in touch.


TownlandPlacename (Gaeilge)Placename (English)Informant
KnockdoemoreBaile Uí ChonaillSeamus O’Connell
KnockdoemoreTinkers LaneSeamus O’Connell
KnockdoemoreMass PathSeamus O’Connell
KnockdoemoreHerds HouseSeamus O’Connell
KnockdoemoreRingfortSeamus O’Connell
LecarrowmoreClocha BreacaPeter Greally
LecarrowmoreO’Hanlon’s FieldPeter Greally
LecarrowmoreKirrane’s GardenPeter Greally
LecarrowmoreNewell’s FieldPeter Greally
LecarrowmoreRíascaPeter Greally
LoughgeorgeKelly’s PubSeamus O’Connell
LoughgeorgeThe SchoolSeamus O’Connell
LoughgeorgeMilestoneSeamus O’Connell
LoughgeorgeCloonbiggeen RiverSeamus O’Connell
LoughgeorgeCimínSeamus O’Connell
LoughgeorgeRoddy’s FieldSeamus O’Connell
PeakMass PathSeanus O’Connell
PeakDuffy’s HouseSeanus O’Connell
PeakDuffy’sSeanus O’Connell
PeakRyan’sSeanus O’Connell
PeakForde’s BoreenSeanus O’Connell
RooaunmoreCloshSeamus O’Connell
RooaunmoreSmyths House and ForgeSeamus O’Connell
RooaunmoreKeaney’s GardenSeamus O’Connell
RooaunmoreKeaney’s FieldSeamus O’Connell
This page was added on 14/03/2022.

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