Cloran; Cloughraun


Name (as per O.S.I. Map):

Cloran; Cloughraun

Ainm/Ainmneacha as Gaeilge (John O’Donavan’s Townland Index 1862)


Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Cloghráun                                                      Stoney place         

Meaning of Townland Name in The Athenry Journal-Vol. 1, No. 3, P. 27/30.1995

Clorane – Clordn – Meadow of the spring well.

Description (John O’Donavan’s Townland index 1862):

Turvin family are the proprietors, one-eighth is cultivated, the remainder is rocky pasture. Near its south extremity is a fort called Lismiel and near its north end is a cahir 6 chains west of a village of houses. A triangulation station is located at its north extremity at 138 feet above sea level. Bounded on the north and north-east by Athenry to Galway road. Its general surface varies from 64 to 144 feet above sea level.

Situation (John O’Donavan’s Townland index 1862):

It is situated 2 miles south-west of Athenry bounded on the north by Ballygarraun West, on the west by Gortroe and Greethill, on the south by Killeeneen Parish and on the east by Castleturvin, Millpark and Mulpit.

Clorane is in the Barony of Athenrv and in the B.D. of Greethill. It may also be spelt Cloghraun or Cloghan, which means a Stoney place.          


1821 Census Data of the area including

1841 –  there were 155 inhabitants living in Cloran..

1851 – there were 63 inhabitants.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

431 Acres; 0 Roods; 21 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 – Francis Bruen was the Landlord and he owned 451 acres.

1858 – the Turvin family were the proprietors owning 459 acres.

O.S.I. Map (19   ) Showing Archaeological Sites:

1901 Census Data:

1911 Census Data:

1924-Names on Voters Lists for national Elections (Galway Co. Co.)

2005 Google Map

Villages within the Townland

Famous People of the Townland

2011 Census Population Data (D.E.D._______________________ )

Names of Children from National School Register


According to Dr. Gosling’s report – there is a ringfort called Lismiel and Southterrain (No, 67). To the North is another fort or Caher and to the West of Clorane is a village of houses.

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