townland
Cluain Cú
genitive: Chluain Cú
(Irish)
Clooncoe
(English)

Glossary

cluain, cluaine
English meadow, pasture

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    pasture of (the) narrow, short interconnecting stream
    < conga; féach Dinnseanchas VI 108

  • English

    pasture of (the) narrow, short interconnecting stream
    < conga; See Dinnseanchas VI 108

Centrepoint

53.8748, -7.83592latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

klunˈkuː
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Cluain-Cuach = Meadow of the cuckoos. Where they may have appeared early in the season. Cluain-cuach has the authority of O’Donovan and Joyce. The Down Survey writes the name, Clonconge and Cloncongoe. These forms are not unlike Cluain-Cuinge, meadow of the narrow neck of land. But the local pronunciation is against that."
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory Farnaght. Crannóg. Close to the S shore of Cloonecoe Lough (46). Megalithic structure (possible). On a gentle N-facing slope. Two large stones, one prone and the other upright, may be an ornamental feature associated with the nearby mansion of Lough Rinn House (4). Standing stone. On a shelf at the base of a W-facing slope on the E shore of Lough Rinn (22)."
Nóta
1628
Cloncunga
Inq. Leathanach: 64
1655
Clonecongoe
DS
1659
Clownconga
Cen. Leathanach: 564
c1660
Cloonecongoe
BSD Leathanach: 23
1667
Cloonecongo
ASE Leathanach: 136
1685
Clonconge
Hib. Del.
1836
[Clooncoe]
"...the seat of Mr Crawford at which there are two orchards and a great number of trees with some plantation."
Desc. Rem.:AL
1836
Cluan cúach,
'lawn or meadow of the cuckoos'
OD:AL
1836
Clune cu,
'the hounds grass'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Cluain cu,
'the retired residence of the hero'
dúch:AL
1836
Clooncoo
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Cloonco
CM:AL
1836
Clooncoe
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Clún cú
pl:AL
1836
Clooncoe
OD:AL

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