Cinn Uisce

Claregalway Parish 750 History, 1999

Kiniska Name Stone, 1996
Josette Farrell,
Kiniska 6" OS 1840's Map

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Lord Clanmorris retained 18 acres for his own use for hunting. It was described as a ‘fox cover’ in the Griffith’s Valuation of 1855; that area may have been the wood that was on Pat Duggan’s land until about 1953 when it was cut down. The herdsman at that time was Patrick Nalty. There is a lisheen not far from Bun an Uisce and the last children were buried at the turn of the century and there is a souterrain or cave near the village.

Name(s): Kiniska

Gaeilge: Cinn Uisce

Meaning(s): The Water’s head or Rivers mouth

Description: The quality of the land is mainly good with some low-lying land beside Kiniska River, which rises, as the name would suggest, at Bun an Uisce and joins the Clare River about one mile away. . 

Situated: Kiniska adjoins the Clare River and Kiltrogue. 

Sub-dominations: Bun an Uisce, Carraun / Carán, Pollanrumpa and Tón an Cnoic

Boundaries-townland(s): Claregalway Kiltroge Lakeview and Rooaunmore (Claregalway) Cahernashilleeny, Caraunkeelwy and Knockdoemore (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 –

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

Province: Connacht(Connaught)


The Down Survey Map


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O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 

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: (Pre 1911)  

Burke, Casserley, Commins, Connell, Kelly, Long, Nalty and Shaughnessy



Lord Clanmorris (Bingham Family)



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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 (Kiniska)
  • 1911 (Kiniska)



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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.

  • Souterrain – GA070-115
  • Enclosure – GA070-113



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This page was added on 08/03/2017.

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