Local Placenames

Civil Parish record details , used pre 20th century ...later DED divisions are used in census records

Civil Parish

Civil Parish : Kilconla.
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. townlands
Townland names in this parish officially recognised since Griffiths Valuation
Placenames :: unofficial
Known locations other than official townlands where the geographical location is known.
Placenames whose locations are unknown
(B&M) :: Mentioned in the parish baptism and marriage records but locations unknown.
(PA) :: Places mentioned in The Survey and Distribution book and Petty's Atlas(1641..1703).
(TA) :: Places mentioned in The Tithe Applotment book (1825-35).
  • None yet (B&M)
  • None yet (PA)
  • None yet (TA)
Archealogical ,Geographical and Islands.
(A) :: Archealogical features associated with the parish
(G) :: Geographical features in this parish.
(I) :: Islands off shore from this parish.

  • None yet (A)
  • None yet (G)
  • None yet (I)

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

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