Claregalway Parish History 750 Years, 1999

Waterdale Name Stone, 1996
Josette Farrell, Claregalway.info
Waterdale 6" OS 1840's Map

Google Maps, Waterdale













The English name Waterdale, was given to the area by the Anglo-Normans. who owned the land. The townland was once one whole estate owned by Staunton Lambert family. They lived in Waterdale House. There was a church beside the house. The land was divided in 1908 when Lady Lambert left. There are very good examples of an old ring fort and also a lisheen.

Name(s): oWaterdale and Oghill townlands.ie/waterdale

Gaeilge: Eochaill logainm.ie/waterdale

Meaning(s): Yew Wood

Description: Over half the land is of good quality with the remainder being bog or low-lying land liable to flooding.

Situated: The four milestone in the parish is situated near the entrance to Waterdale village. This stone is inscribed with the figure ‘7’, representing seven Irish miles to Eyre Square, Galway.

Sub-dominations: Leana Clocha, Baile na Móna, Páirc na Ceartan and Waterdale River

Boundaries-townland(s): Cloghaun, Gortadooey, Gortacloonmore andMullaghruttery (Claregalway) Carrheeny, Cloghaun and LIscananaun (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 – galway.ie

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)  

Blake, Carley, Cullinan, Duggan, Glenane, Keaney, Moran, Walsh and Golding



James Staunton Lambert 



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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. (titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie)

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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. (askaboutireland.ie)

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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 (Waterdale)
  • 1911 (Waterdale)



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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.

  • Barrow – GA070-100
  • Children’s burial ground (Lisheen)- GA070-101




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This page was added on 05/04/2017.

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