Lios a Rula

Claregalway Parish History 750 Years, 1999

Lissarulla 6" OS 1840's Map

Google Maps, Lissarulla














Lissarulla is the official name on the Ordnance Survey maps covering Ballymurphy and Ballinacreg but is not used by locals as often as the unofficial ones.

Name(s): Lissarulla

Gaeilge: Lios a Rula

Meaning(s): Ploughed Fort

Description: Most of the land is of good quality and is suitable for all types of farming, but also has some low-lying land, which is liable to flooding.

Situated: Lissarulla lies between Lydacan and Caherlea.

Sub-dominations: Ballymurphy and Ballinacregg

Boundaries-townland(s): Caherlea, Carnmore West, Gortatleva and Lydican.

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 information available for Gortatleva, Claregalway. (The Maps for County Galway were destroyed in 1711)

Down Survey Landowners/lissarulla


O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 




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: (Pre 1911)  

Bodkin, Cavanagh, McDonagh, Qualter, Walsh, Williams, Hughes, O’Brien, Carr and Murphy



Andrew H 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 (Lissarulla)
  • 1911 (Lissarulla)



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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.

  •  Settlement deserted (medieval) – GA083-050002



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This page was added on 20/03/2017.

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