Carnmore West

Cairn Mór Thiar

Claregalway Parish History 750 years, 1999

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Description

Carnmore West is the largest townland in the parish, stretching from the airport to Greaney Glass and lies between Glenascaul and Lydican. In this townland is the airport, school, community centre, and GAA pitch. The land is of good quality. There is a souterrain in the area and a number of ringforts.

There is also a lisheen within the townland, in Eddie Hanley’s field, and was used as a burial ground for adults as well as children until about 1950. The lisheen is sited within a ringfort. There was also a Mass rock in this field but it was moved many years ago. While Mass was being said in secret during Penal times, there used to be a man on guard to look out for the authorities. This field is one of the highest points in the parish from which there is a marvellous view. According to the old people if you had good eyesight you could see seven counties from that point—presumably on a clear day.

The remains of Cloch Maol castle can still be seen. There are burials around this castle where according to local tradition Seán agus trifichead Seán are buried. There is also a monument of stones similar in form to a fort nearby.

Name(s): Carnmore West 

Gaeilge: Cairn Mór Thiar, great heap of stones

Description: Carnmore West is the largest townland in the parish.

Situated: It is at the extreme south side of the parish adjoining the civil parishes of Athenry and Oranmore along the Monivea road.

Sub-dominations: Bearna na tSalann, Boithrín Tobar Nua, Caher, Clais Bhrein, Cloch Maol, Cnocán Dorethy, Cuinne Geal, Gortaleasa, Páirc Garbh and Páirc na Rásaí

Boundaries-townland(s): Caherlea, Carnmore East, Lissarulla, Lydican. Carnmore, Derrydonnell North and Palmerstown (Athenry), Killtullagh, Glenrevagh, Garraun North, Glennascaul, Frenchfort (Oranmore)

Civil & Church of Ireland ParishClaregalway 

Postal Area: (Present day) Carnmore West, Oranmore

Barony: Dunkellin

District Electoral Division (DED): Carnmore

Civil Registration District/Office: Galway

Poor Law Union (PLU): Galway 

Diocese: Galway Rural, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora 

Ordnance Survey of Ireland (OSI) Field Name Books: O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 

Ordnance Survey of Ireland (OSI) 6″ Historic Colour Map (1829-1842) Carnmore West

Sources: Claregalway Parish History 750 years by Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society, claregalway.info, galwaydiocese.ie, johngrenham.com,  loganim.ie, townlands.ieGalway Public Library 

 

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Families

Census of Ireland, 1911- Carnmore West

The census for 1911 was taken on Sunday, April 2, 1911, for all 32 counties in Ireland. On that night recorded in Carnmore West were 57 private dwellings. There were 61 families consisting of 326 inhabitants, 181 were male and 145 were female. All were of the Roman Catholic Faith.

Enumerator’s abstract (Form N).

323 residents were born in County Galway, 3 residents from County Mayo.

House and Building Return (Form B1)

There were 212 Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings recorded in total – 38 Stables(s), 1 Coach House(s), 0 Harness Room(s), 50 Cow House(s), 16 Calf House(s), 0 Dairy House(s), 52 Piggery(s), 10 Fowl House(s), 0 Boiling House(s), 17 Barn(s), 12 Turf House(s), 2 Potato House(s), 0 Workshop(s), 14 Shed(s), 0 Store(s), 0 Forge(s) and 0 Laundry House(s). Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2)

 

The families in Carnmore West in 1911 were:

Bane, Beatty, Carr (James), Carr (John), Carr (John (Pat)), Carr (Patt), Carr (Timothy), Clarke, Collins (Thomas), Collins (Thomas), Commins, Connelly, Cooney, Donoghue, Fahey (Honor), Fahy (Peter), Flaherty, Fox (Michael), Fox (Patrick), Gaffney, Grealish (Bridget), Grealish (James Michael)Grealish (James(Jas))Grealish (James (Micl)), Grealish (James (Rodger)), Grealish (John), Grealish (Peter), Hanley (Ellen), Hanley (John), Hanley (Malachy), Hanley (Margaret), Hanley (Patrick), Higgins, Hynes (John), Hynes (Mary), Kelly (Michael), Kenny (John), Kenny (Michael), Lalley (Barthly), Lally (Patrick), Lardner, Linskey, Moran (Barthly), Moran (John), Morris (Connor), O Brien (Edward), O Brien (John), Rooney (Bridget), Rooney (Michael), RuaneSheridan, Silke, Terney/Tierney, Walshe (Patrick) and Walshe (Stephen).

 

Census of Ireland, 1901 – Carnmore West

The census for 1901 was taken on Sunday, March 31, 1901, for all 32 counties in Ireland. On that night recorded in Carnmore West were 65 private dwellings with 5 uninhabited dwellings. There were 61 families consisting of 354 inhabitants, 178 were male and 176 were female. All were of the Roman Catholic Faith.

Enumerator’s abstract (Form N) (page 3 is missing, dwellings no.’s 39-54).

There were 349 residents were born in County Galway, 3 residents from County Clare and 2 residents from County Mayo.

House and Building Return (Form B1)

There were 279 Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings recorded in total – 50 Stables(s), 1 Coach House(s), 0 Harness Room(s), 46 Cow House(s), 9 Calf House(s), 0 Dairy House(s), 57 Piggery(s), 41 Fowl House(s), 0 Boiling House(s), 38 Barn(s), 0 Turf House(s), 20 Potato House(s), 0 Workshop(s), 17 Shed(s), 0 Store(s), 0 Forge(s) and 0 Laundry House(s).

Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2)

 

The families recorded in Carnmore West in 1901 were:

Bane, Beatty, Carr (James), Carr (John Patrick), Carr (Patrick), Clarke, Collins (Thomas), Collins (Thomas), Commins, Conneely, Connelly, Cooney, Donohue, Fahy (Peter), Fahy (Hanoria), Flaherty, Fox (Michael), Fox (Michael), Fox (Thomas), Gaffney, Grealish (James), Grealish (James), Grealish (Mary), Grealish (Michael), Grealish (Patrick), Grealish (Peter), Hanley (Hubert), Hanley (John), Hanley (Margaret), Hanley (Mary), Hanley (Patrick), Hanley (Patrick), Hynes (John), Hynes (Mary), Kelly (Mary), Kelly (Michael), Kenny (Michael), Kenny (Patrick), Lalley (Bridget), Lally (Barthly), Lally (Patrick), Lardner, Linskey, Morris (Connor), Morris (John) Morris (Mary), O Brien, Quirk, Rooney (Mary), Rooney (Michael), Rooney (Peter), Rooney (Thomas), Ruane, Sheridan, Silke, Walsh (Patrick) and Walsh (Stephen)

 

Griffith Valuation’s- Carnmore West

According to Griffith’s Valuation in 1855, Carnmore West was owned by Valentine O’C. Blake. The total area of land was 2186 acre(s), 0 rood(s) and 34 perch(s). The total value of land was £436, 10s shilling(s) and 0d penny(s). The total value of buildings was £46 2s shilling(s) and 0d penny(s).

 

The tenants recorded in Carnmore West in 1852 were:

Beatty, Behan, Burke, Butler, Carr (Andrew), Carr (Patrick), Carr (Patrick), Carr (Thaddeus), Carr (Thaddeus), Carr (Thaddeus), Cavanagh, Collins (Thomas), Collins (Ths.) Carpenter, Costello, Egan, Fahy, Finnigan, Ford (Honoria), Ford (Patrick), Fox, Grealish (Edward), Grealish (James), Grealish (James), Grealish (James), Grealish (James), Grealish (James) & others, Grealish, (John (James)), Grealish (Judith), Grealish (Michael (Jas.)), Grealish (Michael (Jas.)), Grealish (Michael (Jas.)), Grealish (Michael (Jas.)), Grealish (Michael (Michl.)), Grealish (Michael (Michl)), Grealish (Patrick (James), Grealish (Patrick (John)), Grealish (Patrick (John)), Grealish (Patrick (Michl.), Hanly (John), Hanly (John), Hanly (Michael), Hanly (Michael), Hanly (Michael.sen), Higgins (Michael), Higgins (Thomas), Holland, Holmes, Hynes, Kelly, Kenny, Kerrigan, Lardner, Linskey, Mahon, Morris (James), Morris (John), Morris (John), Quinn, Rabbitt, Rooney (Hanoria), Rooney (Michael), Ruane (Thomas), Ruane (Thomas), Ruane (Thomas), Ruane (Thomas), Ruane (Thomas), Rush, Small, Veitch, Walsh (Henry), Walsh (Henry), Walsh (John), Walsh (John) and Walsh (Patrick).

 

Landlord(s)

Valentine O C. Blake

 

Census of Ireland (1821- 1891)

  • 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)

Sources: National Archives of Ireland nationalarchives.ie – census, Google Books – Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849 books.google.ie, Online (British) Historical Population Reports(OHPR) histpop.org.uk,

 

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Records

(Claregalway Parish)

 

The Down Survey Map

(1650’s) No townland description information available for Carnmore West, Claregalway Parish in the Barony of Dunkellin.

 

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. (titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie)

Search Claregalway (various spellings of townlands)

 

Roman Catholic Parish Registers

 

General Registry of Office (GRO) Records

 

Old Age Pensions Act 1908

(1841 / 1851 Census Search)

The Old Age Pensions Act 1908 introduced a non-contributory pension for eligible people aged 70 and over. It was implemented from January 1909 in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Proof of age was an essential part of the process of application for a pension. Because civil registration of births did not begin in Ireland until 1864, applicants had no official documentation to prove their age. It was decided that searches of the 1841 and 1851 census returns, still in the Public Record Office at this time, could produce acceptable documentary evidence of a claimant’s age.

Search Carnmore West  (Claregalway)

Trinity College Dublin – downsurvey.tcd.ie,  National Archives of Ireland – nationalarchives.ieTithe Applotments – Pension Act 1908 (1841-1851 Censuses)National Library of Ireland – nli.ie – Catholic Parish Registery

 

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Research

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

by Registry of Deeds, Dublin

familysearch.org/registryofdeeds/search/

 

Archaeological Survey of Ireland (ASI)

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

  • Souterrain – GA083-016
  • Enclosure – GA083-013
  • Burial ground – GA083-015001
  • Enclosure – GA083-015002
  • Ringfort – cashel – GA083-012
  • Enclosure – GA083-018
  • Enclosure – GA083-019
  • Enclosure – GA083-020
  • Castle – GA083-021
  • Enclosure – GA083-079
  • Enclosure – GA083-080
  • Ringfort – cashel – GA083-071
  • Cairn – GA083-011

archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/

Sources: familysearch.org, archaeology.ie

 

Additional Websites

Carnmore GAA

Scoil Náisiúnta Cearn Mór

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