County of Clare: Irish local names explained,
ar Ainmneacha Gaeilge na mBailte Phoist
Coiste Logainmneacha an Chlair
Clare Townland Fieldname Survey
Naming the Land, Michael Mac Mahon
in West Clann Chuiléin from 1586 Inquisition’
Placenames Conference, Ballyvaughan,
11-13 April 2003
About the conference
Placenames: A Witness to Evolution', Dr. Hugh Weir
'The Importance of Placenames', Risteard UaCróinín
'An Ghaeilge, Comharthaíocht agus Logainmneacha', Conor Ó Catháin
Of Gaelic Placenames and Enduring Inheritance',
the Placenames of Co. Clare',
Dr. Padráig Ó Cearbhail
Logainmneacha na hÉireann
Database of Ireland
General introduction and descriptions of the county.
Towns & Villages
Historical background and descriptions of all Clare towns and villages,
and links to Ordnance Survey maps and photos.
Alphabetical index to the townlands of the county with links to OS maps
and historical information on each townland.
Alphabetical list of the civil parishes of County Clare, with maps of
parishes showing their townlands, and other historical information.
Registration Districts were originally called Dispensary Districts and
were established by the Medical Charities Act of 1851 as subdivisions
of the Poor Law Unions.
Poor Law Unions
In 1838 Ireland was divided into administrative districts known as Poor
Law Unions ‘for the more effectual relief of the destitute poor’.
District Electoral Divisions
District Electoral Divisions originated as subdivisions of Poor Law Unions,
grouping a number of townlands together to elect one or more members to
a Poor Law Board of Guardians.
A map showing the extent of the Clare Baronies with historical descriptions
of each one.
A map showing the location of the Clare islands with related historical
Information on the geology, wildlife, folklore and archaeology of this