Gort Cluain Mór

Claregalway Parish 750 History, 1999

Gortcloonmore Name Stone, 1996
Josette Farrell, Claregalway.info
Gortcloonmore 6" OS 1840's Map

Google Maps, Gortcloonmore












It has a small population today, with one family house inhabited, another not in everyday use and the Autistic Society/Health Service Executive have a house and farm there as well. During the early 20th century, when the Waterdale Estate was divided, some Gortcloonmore families moved to land they got in the division.  Turf is cut there and in the past it supplied many households in the parish with winter fuel.

Name(s): Gortcloonmore townlands.ie/gortcloonmore

Gaeilge: Gort Cluain Mór logainm.ie/gortcloonmore

Meaning(s): The big meadow

Description: It is mainly low-lying but has a mixture of land ranging from good grazing pastures to bog.

Situated: Gortcloonmore adjoins the Waterdale River on the north side and Montiagh North at the other end.

Sub-dominations: An Loch Bheag

Boundaries-townland(s): Claregalway, Gortadooey, Montiagh North and Waterdale (Claregalway) Cregduff and Liscananaun (Lackagh).

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/gortcloonmore


O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 




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: (Pre 1911)  

Duggan, Feeney, Greally, Noone and Qualter



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 (Gortcloonmore)
  • 1911 (Gortcloonmore)



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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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This page was added on 07/03/2017.

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