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From: Geralyn W Barry <>
Subject: Re: Townland ID - Clonagowna, Dorrha, Tipperary N.R.
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 11:45:29 -0800
At 08:12 AM 1/8/04, Wilma C. Hillman wrote:
>Information received from the Ormond Historical Society indicated my direct
>line ancestor was born at "Clongowna". A thorough review of "Townlands in
>Poor Law Unions" edited by G.B. Handran, published 1997, Higginson Book
>Company, Salem MA, USA did not reveal a Clongowna. A Clonmona was found in
>the right location and Parish (Riverstown E.D., Lower Ormond, Dorrha
>Parish). Could the names of these townlands be Synonymous?
According to "General Alphabetical Index to the Townland and Towns,
Parishes and Baronies of Ireland: Based on the Census of Ireland for the
Year 1851" [originally published Dublin 1861, reprinted by Genealogical
Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, USA], there was/is a
townland of about 522 acres called Clongowna in Tipperary N.R., Barony of
Lower Ormond, parish of Dorrha, PLU Parsontown. It appears on Ordnance
Survey Sheet 2. Clongowna is listed just before Clonmona on Griffith's
Valuation, so they appear to be 2 different places. Clonmona was on O.S.
My map [Discovery Series 53, 1: 50,000] shows Clongowna is perhaps 8 km (as
the crow flies) northwest of Birr, right along the Offaly border. Clongowna
is between the townlands of Ballyoughter (to the northwest) and Annagh (to
the southeast). Clonmona is about 4 to 5 km due west of Birr.
Hope this helps.
Geralyn Wood Barry in snow- and ice-covered western Oregon, USA
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