townland
Cluainín
genitive: Chluainín
(Irish)
Clooneen
(English)

Centrepoint

54.3057, -8.18985 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
"Cf. Ca, Cl, Ga, Ci, UF, Lo, ME, RC, Sl P: Inishmagrath b: Killasnet An Cluainín "
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n/a
"Pinkman: Cluainín = Small pasture land. Clooneen is a common townland name, there are over 50 places so named. "
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"Arch. Inventory: Enclosure. On a hillock close to the junction of the Bonet and Owenmore rivers (141-2). Fortified house. On a slight rise within Manorhamilton town. Sir Frederick Hamilton received a grant of over 5,000 acres in 1621-2 which he proceeded to increase, and by 1631 had over 16,000 acres. He had undertaken to build a castle, which was probably not finished until 1636. In January 1642, Manorhamilton was besieged by Irish rebels under such leaders as Brian McDonogh and Owen O’Rourke or Teige O’Connor Sligo, who encamped at Lurganboy. On January 30th they burnt the town but failed to capture the castle, and they lifted the siege on April 3rd. In the following year Hamilton used the castle as a base for raids as far afield as Sligo and Donegal. Hamilton left Ireland in 1643-4 and died in Scotland in 1647, but the castle seems to have survived until it was burnt by the earl of Clanrickard in 1642 (212). "
Nóta
1817
Cloneen
Larkin
1835?
Clooneen
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 13 , 15, 17 (59:16/2)
1836
Clooneen
BS:AL
1836
Cloneen
Larkin (Li)
1836
Cloonean
Bar. Cons.:AL
1836
Cluinin
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Cloneen
Park:AL
1836
Clooneen
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Clu//ĭnin
pl:AL
1836
Cluaĭnín:
'a small lawn, or meadow'
OD:AL
1836
Clooneen
OD:AL

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