Cnoc Tuadh Mór

Claregalway Parish 750 Year History, 1999

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

Google Maps, Knockdoemore













The townland Knockdoemore in Claregalway and the townland of Knockdoe in the Parish Lackagh is at the place where the famous Battle of Knockdoe was fought in 1504.

Name(s): Knockdoemore

Gaeilge: Cnoc Tuadh Mór

Meaning(s): Hill of the big axe

Description: The land is mainly very good with some rocky outcrops.

Situated: Knockdoemore is situated to the east of the N17 at the top of the parish boundary. Tinkers Lane runs through Knockdoemore from the N17 to the Roscommon road. Baile Uí Chonaill has been associated a lot with the O’Connell families. Thomas Browne was the herdsman for the landlord in 1855.

Sub-dominations: Tinkers Lane and Baile Uí Chonaill

Boundaries-townland(s): Peake and Rooaunmore (Claregalway) Caraun, Knockdoebeg West and Knockdoemore East (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)  

Bane, Browne, Comer, Connell, Lardner and Pearse



William Burke



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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 (Knockdoemore)
  • 1911 (Knockdoemore)



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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.

  • Ringfort – GA070-083

NOTE: Battle of Knockdoe that took place in 1504 took place mostly in Knockdoebeg in the Parish of Lackagh. GA070-080



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This page was added on 12/03/2017.

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