Gort an Dúaigh

Claregalway Parish 750 History, 1999

Gortadooey name stone, 1996
Josette Farrell, Claregalway.info
Gortadooey 6" OS 1840's Map

Google Maps, Gortadooey














Gortadooey got its name from the land in the area because when it was dug it was blackish in colour. There was supposed to be a well in the area that had a dark dye which, when mixed with other material substances, made a type of ink. It is said the friars in Claregalway used it for writing. James Greally was the herdsman for the landlord and his descendants lived in the same house until about 1980.

Name(s): Gortadooey townlands.ie/gortadooey

Gaeilge: Gort an Dúaigh logainm.ie/gortadooey

Meaning(s): Black Field

Description: Land there is mainly of good quality although some is liable to flooding.

Situated: Gortadooey lies between Waterdale and Claregalway off the Mullaghruttery road.

Sub-dominations: Ceann na Gairde, Crochan na Creithe, Tolan Ruid and Cappagh Eoghan

Boundaries-townland(s): Claregalway, Gortacloonmore, Lecarrowmore, Mullaghruttery, Peake and Waterdale.

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

Barony: Clare – Connacht Baronies

District Electoral Division (DED): ClaregalwayMap of Ireland

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

County: Galway – galway.ie

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

Province: Connacht(Connaught)


The Down Survey Map


Down Survey Landowners/gortadooey


O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 




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: (Pre 1911)  

Collins, Concannon, Cassidy, Duggan, Grealy, Glynn, Fahy, Henegan, Lambert, Lenehan, Moloney



James Staunton Lambert



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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. (titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie)

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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. (askaboutireland.ie)

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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 (Gortadooey)
  • 1911 (Gortadooey)



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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.

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