Could please post your message on the Kilconicky (Coorbaun) page here: http://www.irelandxo.com/group/kilconickny-galway and here: http://www.irelandxo.com/group/bullaun-new-inn and here: http://www.irelandxo.com/group/carrabane-galway and here: http://www.irelandxo.com/group/tuam-galway
There are Roman Catholic church records availablle for the diocese of Carabane (Clonfert). These date from 1831 for both baptismal and marriage records. You can find these at the National Library of Ireland, Pos. 2434, or the Church of Latter Day Saints, film 0979689; 1279216. If you have any difficulty, you could try writing to the parish priest for more assistance.
There are Roman Catholic church records availablle for the diocese of New Inn (Clonfert). These date from 1827 for both baptismal and marriage records. Burial records are found at the Church of Latter Day Saints. These date from 1893 to 1930. You can find the other records at the National Library of Ireland, Pos. 2434, or the Church of Latter Day Saints, film 1279216. If you have any difficulty, you could try writing to the parish priest for more assistance, particularly for burial records.
You could also try checking the land records called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) or the later Griffith's Valuation (1848-64). Griffith's is freely available here: www.askaboutireland.com or here: www.failteromhat.com Failte Romhat has lots of other useful links you could try looking at. Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38). Microfilm copies of the books for all of Ireland are available at the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy1/genealogy-records/tithe-applotment-books-and-the-primary-griffith-valuation/ or the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS).
Civil registration records are available from the General Register Office (GRO). These start from 1864 however. You can access the website here: http://www.groireland.ie/research.htm
You can information about the frequency of the name in the mid-19th century and any other variant spellings of the name here: http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/surname/
There are some fragments of much older census records for Loughrea. These include 1821, 1841 and 1851. You can find these at the National Archives of Ireland.
Also check the Reproductive Loan Fund records. Records of loan associations at many locations including Loughrea covering more than 50 parishes and 8,000 individuals. Uk National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ T 91.
Book worth looking at by Joseph Forde called 'The Distrcit of Loughrea Vol. 1: History 1791-1918', 2003 and also 'The District of Loughrea Vol. 2: Folklore 1860-1960', 2003.
This is also a very useful website: http://www.theirisharchives.com/counties/view/28/Galway
Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.
Genealogist (Ireland XO)