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
the more effectual relief of the destitute poor’.
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.
Information on the geology, wildlife, folklore and archaeology of this unique
of Clare: Irish local names explained, James Frost
ar Ainmneacha Gaeilge na mBailte Phoist
Placenames Committee/ Coiste Logainmneacha an Chlair
Clare Townland Fieldname Survey
the Land, Michael Mac Mahon
in West Clann Chuiléin from 1586 Inquisition'
Survey of Co Clare, 1703
Conference Proceedings, Ballyvaughan 2003
Logainmneacha na hÉireann
Database of Ireland