Carnmore East

Cairn Mór Thoir

Claregalway Parish History 750 years, 1999

OS 1840 6" Map Carnmore East

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Carnmore East is at the extreme eastern side of Claregalway parish adjoining Lackagh parish. There is a turlough in the area and remains of a small lisheen (children’s burial ground). Some stone tools were discovered in this area a few years ago.

There were traces of an old village. On the night of the “Oiche na Gaoith Mór”, the night of the big wind, on January 6th 1839 the storm played havoc with the houses and a few years later the Famine put an end to what houses remained.

Name(s): Carnmore East east

Gaeilge: Cairn Mór Thoir east

Meaning(s): Great heap of stones

Description: The land here is of mixed quality and there is a turlough in the area

Situated: Carnmore East is at the extreme eastern side of the parish.

Sub-dominations: Sean Bhaile Beag  and Lochán Buí

Boundaries-townland(s): Carnmore West. Lisheenavalla. Carnmore (Athenry) Islandmore (Lackagh)

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

Barony: Dunkellin – Connacht Baronies

District Electoral Division (DED): CarnmoreMap 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


Down Survey Landowners/carnmore east


O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 

Carnmore East



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: (Pre 1911)  

Fox, Hynes, Rooney Veitch

No Families lived in the townland since the 1840’s early 1850’s



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 1846-1865 . Date of Publication for Claregalway was 1855. (

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General Registry of Office (GRO) Records


Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

  • 1821 vs 1831 (General Parish Population Only)
  • 1831 (Summary of Returns for Claregalway Parish Only)
  • 1841 (Summary of Returns for Parish Only)
  • 1851 (Summary of Returns for Townlands Only)
  • 1861 (Summary of Returns for Townlands Only)
  • 1871 (Summary of Returns for Townlands Only)
  • 1881 (Summary of Returns for Townlands Only)
  • 1891 (Summary of Returns for Townlands Only)
  • 1901 (Carnmore West)
  • 1911 (Carnmore West)


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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

No entries for Carnmore East


Additional Websites

Carnmore GAA

Scoil Náisiúnta Cearn Mór



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