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The parish of Clooney (near Rath / Ennistymon*) is in the barony of Corcomroe in West Clare has a wealth of records available to assist you in your search:

CIVIL RECORDS

Clare Library's Local Studies Centre  has complied a treasure trove of  records for the civil parish of Clooney (maps, gazeteers, civil surveys, land and tax records, census, school registers etc) all searchable online.

See also the IGP Archive for Co. Clare

CHURCH RECORDS

Roman Catholic:   Clooney is in the RC parish of Ennistymon aka Kilmanaheen (Diocese of Galway, Kilmacdouagh & Kilfenora). Unfortunately only baptism & marriage records for Jan 15 1870 - Sept 8 1880 survived here.  Imaged online  (Pos. 2440)  Transcribed at FamilySearchAncestry & FindMyPast.

Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre has a database of Baptisms 1823 - 1900 (commissioned research only).

RC Churches: Clooney (Corcomroe) Church

Protestant Church of Ireland: Clooney is part of th Diocese of Kilfenora.

The old St. Andrew's Church (built in 1778) served as the the protestant church for Ennistymon until 1831, when a new Gothic Revival Church of Ireland of the same name was built (now Teach Ceoil St. Andrews). See also the rectory at Kilmanaheen Glebe.

Protestant Episcopal Church: Ennistymon

CEMETERIES

Killeinagh GraveyardMoughna Cemetery; Clooney South Graveyard; Teerleheen Burial Ground;

Ennistymon Old CemeteryWar Graves (Ennistymon);   other cemeteries in Co. Clare ;

BIG HOUSES

Ennistymon House (now the Falls Hotel)Woodmount House (Ennistymon);

Glenn Castle (in ruins);  Glenville House; Fort House; Ardmore House; Clifden House; Cragmoher (Rath)

 

LANDLORDS / ESTATES

Vandeleur (Kilrush)McNamara (Doolin); Marquis of Thomond; Lord InchiquinLucas (Phillipstown); John North Bonny; Fitzgerald (Carrigoran); Bindon BloodStuddart (Clonderlaw); Burton (Clifden & Mungret)

 

LOCAL SURNAMES

McNamara, Halloran, McMahon, Wrynne, O'Loughlin, Shannon, McInerney; Murphy; Quinn; Hogan;  Morgan; Deloughrey, Curtin, Barry, Hegarty, Rynne, Doherty; Hynes, McGuane, O'Looney,  Healy, McCarthy; Kelleher; Longe; Brennan; Neylon;  Conway; Conneely; Reidy; Organ.

TOWNLANDS

Click here to navigate the parish of Clooney.

Address Parish of Clooney, Ennistymon, Co Clare
Website http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/places/clouney.htm
Parish(es) Clooney Corcomroe (Clare) Ennistymon (Clare)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture