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Civil Parish record details , used pre 20th century …later DED divisions are used in census records
Explanation of administrative divisions such as D.E.D.s , Civil Parishs and Baronies , also some information on land measurement …

Kilconla Civil Parish

Kilconla :: Townland index map not available yet
County : Galway
Poor Law Union : Tuam
Barony : Dunmore
R.C. Parish : Kilconla and Kilbennon
R.C. Diocese : Tuam
R.C. Church : Kilconly
Marriage Records : 1872
Baptism records : 1872

Galway Library Field name book records

Official O.S. townland names in this parish are

Ardour   Ballynagittagh  
Beagh   Blindwell  
Boadaun   Bulcaun  
Cartron   Cloonbar  
Cloonmweelaun   Cloonnaglasha  
Cloonsheen   Cloonteen  
Ironpool   Kilshanvy  
Ratesh T.   Toberroe  

Placenames in this parish other than official townlands

Known locations other than official townlands where the geographical location is known.
Ballyhare   Ballyhear  
Ballyhese   Carradown  
Foxhall   Gortnavishaun  
High Street   Kilconly  

Tithe Applotments (1823-38) Exact Locations unknown but in this parish.

Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary 1837.

The Kilconla entry in Lewis Topographical Dictionary of 1837


A parish, in the barony of DUNMORE, county of GALWAY, and province of
CONNALGHT, 5 1/2 miles (N. W.) from Tuam, on the road from that place to
Castlebar ; containing 2555 inhabitants. The parish comprises 4716 statute
acres, as applotted under the tithe act: the land is good, with the exception
of a large tract. of reclaimable bog.

Limestone of good quality is abundant ; and there are meal and flour-mills
on a large scale. It is a constabulary police station, and petty sessions
are held at the station-house at Milburn every Friday.

The principal scats are

  • Castlegrove, the residence of E. Blake, Esq. :
  • Ironpool, of Ulick Jennings, Esq. :
  • Rockwell, of G. Lynch, Esq.
  • Newborough, of J. Blake. Esq. ;
  • Kilshanway, of Capt. Lewin;
  • Belmont, of Blake Birmingham. Esq. ;
  • Ashgrove, of T. Birmingham, Esq. ;
  • Blindwell, of M. Staunton Kirwan, Esq. This estate has been in the possession
    of the Kirwan, or 0’Quirivawn, family for many centuries : in 1822, part
    of the land suddenly sank, and the abyss was filled with water.

Within the demesne are the ruins of a fortress, consisting of a keep,
enclosed within four strong walls, with a turret at each corner: the entrance
arch is in the Norman style, and in good preservation. The parish is in
the diocese of Tuam ; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of
the cathedral, and the vicarage forms part of the union of Tuam, and is
in the patronage of the Archbishop.

The tithes amount to £144. 10. 6 1/2 ., which is equally divided
between the vicars choral and the incumbent. The church is a neat. building,
erected in 1830, at an expense of £1500.

In the R. C. divisions it is united to Kilbannon, and a large chapel is
in course of erection. About 130 children are educated in a public, and
80 in a private school.

Field Name books from 1840’s

The placename database covers the Poor Law Unions of Ballinrobe and Tuam roughly a 15 kilometer radius centered on Shrule , the townland database covers most of Connaught in lesser detail .

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Civil Parish details available :: 40

Abbeyknockmoy ,   Annaghdown ,   Athenry ,   Belclare ,   Ballinchalla ,   Ballinrobe ,   Cargin ,   Clonbern ,   Claregalway ,   Cong (Galway) ,   Cummer ,   Dunmore ,   Donaghpatrick ,   Kilbennon ,   Kilconla ,   Kilmoylan ,   Kilcoona ,   Killeany ,   Killursa ,   Kilkilvery ,   Killower ,   Lackagh ,   Moylough ,   Monivea ,   Killererin ,   Tuam ,   Ballinchalla ,   Ballyovey ,   Ballinrobe ,   Ballintober ,   Cong ,   Kilcommon ,   Kilmolara ,   Kilmainebeg ,   Kilmainemore ,   Moorgagagh ,   Mayo ,   Robeen ,   Shrule ,   Unknown ,   more to come . . . .

Barony details available

Clare  ,   Kilmaine  ,   more to come . . . .

Poor Law Unions details available

Tuam  ,   Ballinrobe  ,   more to come . . . .

Land divisions and Administration

Go to the Map Resources page for descriptions and explanations of the land divisions used in genealogy plus explanations of terms etc…

Civil Parish Maps

There are two general index maps of the Civil Parishes , one for South Mayo and the other for North Galway . These correspond roughly to the Baronies of Kilmaine (Co Mayo ) and Clare (Co Galway) and show the civil parish boundaries and parish locations in relation to each other.

Townland Index maps .

Official O.S. townland names in Shrule parish

Unknown   ,   Ballisnahyny   ,   Ballycurrin Demesne   ,   Ballynalty   ,   Brackloon   ,   Brodullagh North   ,   Brodullagh South   ,   Bunnafollistran   ,   Cahernabrock   ,   Cloghmoyne   ,   Cloonbanaun   ,   Commons   ,   Cullagh   ,   Dalgan Demesne   ,   Glasvally   ,   Gortatober   ,   Gortbrack   ,   Kinlough   ,   Mocollagan   ,   Mocorha   ,   Mounthenry   ,   Moyne   ,   Ramolin   ,   Rooaunalaghta   ,   Shrule   ,   Shrule Town   ,   Toorard   ,   Cornehan   ,   if the place you seek is not here it’s not an official townland name , search or select the parish link to see all placenames in that parish.
There are townland index maps for Shrule and the surrounding civil parishes available below . They show the townland boundaries and main features of the Civil Parish . They can be useful in locating adjacent townlands or parishes to the one you may be researching.

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