Coill na Carraige

Claregalway Parish History 750 Years, 1999

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

Google Maps, Rockwood














Rockwood’s only house in this area in 1851 was the landlord’s house. This is the last remaining landlord’s house in the parish to this day. In recent times the house went into disrepair for some years until the Divilly family bought it and restored it to its former glory.

Name(s): Rockwood

GaeilgeCoill na Carraige

Meaning(s): Wood of the Rock

Description: The land is fertile.

Situated: Rockwood is situated on the left as one travels into Galway from Claregalway. It begins at Kiltulla road and ends at the top of Holmes’ Hill. 

Sub-dominations: Holmes’ Hill

Boundaries-townland(s): Cloon, Cloonacauneen, Cregboy and Pollaghrevagh (Claregalway),  Cloonacauneen, Killeen and Kiltullagh (Castlegar/Oranmore)

Civil & Church of Ireland ParishClaregalway – Claregalway Civil Parish (John Grenham)

Barony: Dunkellin – Connacht Baronies

District Electoral Division (DED): Ballintemple – Map 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 Cloonacauneen, Claregalway or Cloonacauneen, in Castlegar.  (The Records for County Galway were destroyed in 1711)

Down Survey Landowners/rockwood


O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 




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: (Pre 1911)  

Galway, Holmes



John Galway



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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 (Rockwood)
  • 1911 (Rockwood)



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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 05/04/2017.

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