Creig Buí

Claregalway Parish History 750 years, 1999

Cregboy Name Stone, 1996
Josette Farrell,
Cregboy Name Stone, 1996
Josette Farrell,
Casserly's thatched house, Cregboy
Claregalway Parish History Pictorial, 2002 CC BY
Cregboy 6inch Claregalway Map

Google Maps, Cregboy














Cregboy is situated off the Galway to Tuam (N17) main road and extends from the Claregalway Village on the Claregalway Oranmore road as far as the Cregboy / Kiltulla road on the other side.

The first milestone in the Parish was standing near Ruane’s house, near the Kiltulla road on the Galway to Tuam (N17) main road, but was removed from there by the County Council. It was re-erected in 1998 at a different location nearby. This stone is inscribed with the figure ‘4’, indicating four Irish miles from Eyre Square, Galway..

Name(s): Cregboy / Cregboyne

Gaeilge: Creig Buí

Meaning(s): Yellow Rock

DescriptionThe land is mainly arable with some outcrop of rock and hazel and some low-lying land that is liable to flooding. There is also some bog but no turf is cut there now. Area 841 acres 0 roods and 25 perches.

Situated: Cregboy is situated off the N17 and extends from the Claregalway village on the Oranmore road as far as the Cregboy / Kiltulla road.


Ballyfaunagh (BaileFanach – ‘aimless’, ‘wandering’ & ‘futile’),


Gorntegoolinee (GortnaGuaillini- fields with triangles),

Parkweelass/Parkinlass and Clonageehee

Boundaries-townland(s): Cahergowan, Lydican, Lakeview and Killtulla (Castlegar)

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

(1650’s)  No townland description information available for Cregboy in Claregalway in the Barony of Dunkellin.

Down Survey Landowners/cregboy


O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 




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: (Pre 1911)  

Boyle, Burke, Carr(Bridget), Carr (Patrick),  Carter, Casserly(John), Casserly(Thomas), Clancy(Anne), Clancy(Patrick), Corcuit/Corenit (Corknett), Connell, Connolly, Daly, Duggan, Fahey, Giles(Francis), Giles(Michael), Heany(Nappy), Heany(Patrick), Hessian (Hession), Kerins (Kearns), Kelly, Long(Mary), Long(Thomas), McDonough, Moloney (Maloney), Moran, Morris(Ellen), Morris (Peter), Qualter, Quinn, Samways, Shaughnessy, Spellman(Mary, Spellman(Julia), Tully and Wade



James Galbraith and William Lynch



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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 . 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 (Cregboy)
  • 1911 (Cregboy)



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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.

  • Morris Cottage – Reg. No. 30408224


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This page was added on 11/02/2016.

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