CLONCLARE, or CLOONCLARE, a parish, partly in the barony of ROSSCLOGHER, but chiefly in that of DROMAHAIRE, county of LEITRIM, and province of CONNAUGHT; containing, with part of the post-town of Manorhamilton, 9128 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Enniskillen to Sligo, and comprises 33,241 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, besides a great extent of waste land, much of which is reclaimable, and a large quantity of bog. Coal exists, but is not worked; and there is abundance of limestone, some of which is used for building.- Large veins of iron ore of the best quality exist in the mountains of Doon and Glenfarne, which also furnish freestone equal to that of Portland. There is a bleach-green at Glenboy.

Glenfarne Hall, the residence of C. H. Tottenham, Esq., is situated in a very extensive demesne on Lough Mac- Nean, which communicates with Lough Erne. The other seats are Hollymount, the residence of Simon Armstrong, Esq.; Glenboy, of Lewis Algeo, Esq.; and Fortland Cottage, of G. Gledstanes, Esq.

The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmore, united from time immemorial to the vicarages of Clonlogher and Killasnett, together forming the union of Manorhamilton, in the patronage of the Bishop, to whom the rectory is appropriate. The tithes amount to £300, of which £200 is paid to the bishop, and £100 to the vicar; and the gross tithes of the benefice amount to £421. 6. 8, The church is a plain building with a handsome spire, erected in 1804, and for its repair the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £115.

The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and is also called Glenfarne; there are two chapels, one at Glenfarne, the other in the town of Manorhamilton; a third is in course of erection at Kilticlogher. At Manorhamilton are two places of worship for Methodists. There are six schools in the parish; that at Manorhamilton is supported by a bequest, in 1819, from the late James John Masterson, Esq., of £26. 6. 6. per annum. In these schools about 170 boys and 230 girls receive instruction, and 14 boys and 25 girls are taught in a private school. See MANORHAMILTON and KILTICLOGHER.


from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.




Description & Travel

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The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.


Historical Geography

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The civil parish of Cloonclare contained the townlands of Aghavanny, Aghlacon, Annagh, Ardmoneen, Ardvarney, Ballaghnabehy, Barr of Farrow, Barrs East, Barrs West, Bilberry Island, Blackmountain, Boleyboy, Briscloonagh, Brockagh Lower, Brockagh Upper, Bronagh, Camderry, Carraun, Carrickleitrim, Carrickrevagh, Carrigeengeare, Cashelaveela, Cherrybrook, Cleggan, Cloonaghmore, Cornacloy, Cornaman, Cornastauk, Cornavannoge, Corracloona, Crannoge Island, Creevaghern Island, Cuilties, Cullentragh, Curraghfore, Donagh Beg, Donagh More, Druminshin, Farrow Barr of, Glenboy, Glenkeel, Gortnalibbert, Gubnacurrafore, Killea, Killycloghan, Kilmakerrill, Kiltyclogher, Lackoon, Laghty, Laghty Barr, Lissinagroagh, Loughaphonta, Loughaphonta Barr, Loughros, Lugasnaghta, Lughawagh, Lurgan, Manorhamilton, Meenagh, Meenkeeragh, Meenymore, Moneenageer, Moneenlom, Moneenshinnagh, Moneyduff, Mullaun, Munakill, Munnagashel, Patricks Island, Ramooney, Ross, Skreeny, Skreeny Little, Sradrine, Sraduffy, Sranagross, Sravrannies, Tawnyfeacle, Tawnylust, Tawnylust Barr, Tawnylust Barr Upper, Tawnymanus, Tawnyunshinagh, Trawnish Island, Tuckmillpark, Tullintaggart, Tullintloy, Tullyskeherny,


Land & Property

The entry for Cloonclare from Griffiths Valuation 1847/64

Tithe Applotment Books 1823/37 for this parish on TNAI



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