Carnmore (Athenry)

Cairn Mór

Claregalway Parish 750 Years History, 1999

Carnmore 6" OS Map 1840

Google Maps, Carnmore













The boundary between the Barony of Dunkellin and the Barony of Clare went through the east end of Carnmore (about where Greaney Glass is now). Farmers who had their land in the Clare Barony were counted as being in Carnmore West, those whose land straddled the boundary and had some in each Barony were counted as being in Carnmore East while those who had all their land in the Barony of Dunkellin were counted as being in just Carnmore.

Name(s): Carnmore

Gaeilge: Cairn Mór

Meaning(s): Great heap of stones

Description: The land is mainly good.

Situated: Carnmore is at the extreme eastern side of the parish adjoining Athenry along the Monivea Road where Johnny Greaney now lives.

Sub-dominations: Gortaleasa

Boundaries-townland(s)Carnmore East, Carnmore West (Claregalway)  Barrettspark, Cashela, Lisheenkyle, Palmerstown (Athenry).

Civil & Church of Ireland Parish: Athenry – Claregalway Civil Parish (John Grenham)

Barony: Clare – Connacht Baronies

District Electoral Division (DED): AughrimMap of Ireland

Poor Law Union (PLU): Galway (Poor Law Valuation) – Poor Law Unions (1851) 

County: Galway –

Diocese: The Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora – Galway Rural  

Province: Connacht(Connaught)


The Down Survey Map

(1650’s) No townland information available for Carnmore in the Barony of Clare. Information was destroyed in 1711.

Down Survey Landowners/carnmore


O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 




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: (Pre 1911)  

Hanly, Kenny, Rabbitt, Rooney, Rush and Ryan



Valentine Blake



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(Claregalway Parish)


Tithe Applotments (c1827)

The names of occupiers and the size of their agricultural holdings, over one acre only, in each townland. To determine the amount that they should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland. (

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Roman Catholic Parish Registers


Griffith Valuation’s

Primary Valuation of Ireland

A survey involving a detailed valuation of every taxable holding of agricultural or built property on the island of Ireland. Completed between 1864-1865. (

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General Registry of Office (GRO) Records


Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

  • 1901 (Carnmore, Aughrim)
  • 1911 (Carnmore, Aughrim)


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Index and Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929

by Registry of Deeds, Dublin


Archaeological Survey of Ireland (ASI)

The Archaeological Survey of Ireland (ASI) is a unit of the National Monuments Service.

There are no entry for Carnmore.



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This page was added on 12/03/2017.