Claregalway Parish History 750 Years, 1999

Lydican Name Stone, 1996
Josette Farrell,
Lydican Wood Name Stone, 1996
Josette Farrell,
Lydican 6" OS1840's Map

Google Maps, Lydican














This townland is unique within the parish in that it was once a parish itself with a church. One feature of the area was the landlord’s house, known as Lydacan Castle.  The Lydacan Castle was a constabulary hut and home to a branch of the Lynches of Galway.

Name(s): Lydican and Lydacan

Gaeilge: Lideacáin

Meaning(s): Small Triangular Fields

Description: The land is mostly fertile with some acres of rocky outcrops and has hazel growing there.

Situated: Lydican lies by the N18 and north of Carnmore West.

Sub-dominations: An Fheilm, Cathair na Finneoige, Cnoc na Leacht, Cnocán Aoibeann, Geata na Geann, Gort na gCuailíní, Páirc an Asail, Rock Road and Tónruadh

Boundaries-townland(s): Carnmore West, Cregboy, Gortatleva Kiltrouge, Lakeview and Lissarulla (Claregalway) Kiltullagh (Oranmore).

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/lydican-Lydacan


O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 

Lydican or Lydacan



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: (Pre 1911)  

Collins, Fahy, McDonald, Malony, Cullinan, Walsh, Gardiner, Glynn, Flesk, Flynn, Dillon, Kemple, Sheridan, O’Dea and Qualter



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 (Lydican or Lydacan)
  • 1911 (Lydican or Lydacan)



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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.

  •  Country house – GA083-054001
  • Bawn – GA083-054003
  • Ringfort – GA083-052
  • Field System – GA083-055002
  • Enclosure – GA083-055001
  • possible Enclosure – GA083-076
  • Small Circular Enclosure – GA083-057
  • Ringfort – GA083-053
  • Ringfort – Cashel – GA083-056



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