Thursday, 22 January 2015


I have often mentioned the always interesting Co Clare Library blog... this is yet another good reason to follow it...

The Parishes of County Clare

(c) Clare Library

Most of the genealogical and geographical information on Clare County Library’s website is arranged by civil parish. The reason for this is that between the 17th and early 20th centuries, the civil parish was the territorial unit used by government for its land surveys and censuses. Click here for a list of the civil parishes of Clare, and they are mapped here... They are divided into townlands, the smallest territorial unit, and are arranged into Baronies, the largest unit in the county system. Civil parishes are no longer in use for administrative purposes.

To read the full article,  please go to the link below.

Apologies to those who received what should have been the draft post earlier...

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