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The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Moyarta.

Contents

Historical Overview

History

The historical background of the parish is available on its Ireland Reaching Out web page.

Localities

Moyarta civil parish comprises the following 32 townlands, which can be seen outlined in red on the colour Historic 6" Ordnance Survey Ireland map:

Bellia
Breaghva
Cammoge
Carrownaweelaun
Clarefield
Cloonconeen
Doonaha East
Doonaha West
Furroor Lower
Furroor Upper
Kilcasheen
Kilcredaun
Killeenagh
Killinny
Knocknagarhoon
Lisheencrony
Lisheenfurroor
Moveen East
Moveen West
Moyarta East
Moyarta West
Newtown East
Newtown West
Querrin
Rahaniska
Rahona East
Rahona West
Rinemackaderrig
Shanganagh
Tullaroe
Trusklieve [part of]
Tullig [part of]

The parish is situated on the Loop Head peninsula in west Clare, and is bounded on the west by the civil parish of Kilballyowen, on the north by the Atlantic Ocean and by the civil parish of Kilfearagh, and on the south and east by the Shannon Estuary.


Details of other administrative subdivisions affecting the parish are available on its Ireland Reaching Out web page.

Maps and gazetteers

The parish can be seen outlined in green on the colour Historic 6" Ordnance Survey Ireland map. The contemporary OSI street map shows Carrigaholt, Doonaha, Querrin and the tiny settlement of Newtown in the townland of Carrownaweelaun (at the western end of the parish, not to be confused with the townlands of Newtown East and West at the eastern end of the parish). Zoom in on these maps or the black and white Historic 25" OSI map to see the parish in more detail.

Lewis's Topography, originally published in 1837, contains detailed descriptions of Moyarta parish and of Carrigaholt village.

Records

Cemeteries

In addition to some cillíní, there are three major documented cemeteries in the parish:

Census

The purpose of a census was to gather information about people who lived in an area. While the government began census taking in 1821, only fragments exist before 1901. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 are available. Read more about the records in the Ireland Census article.

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Church records

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Catholic

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Church of Ireland

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Presbyterian

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Methodist

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Society of Friends

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Others

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Civil Registration

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records

Probate dealt with the property of a deceased person. Read more about these records in the Ireland Probate Records article.

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School records

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Tax records

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles. Add records for this parish that you know about.

Web Sites

Wikipedia

Clare County Library

Ireland Reaching Out

Further Reading

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