Clonbern

Clonbern is located 17km from Tuam, 42km from Ballinasloe, 50km from Galway city, 40km from Roscommon and 40km from Knock. CLONBERN: Cluain Beirn, Beirn's meadow, or the cloon or bog-island of Beirn. Cluain is rendered in English by lawn or meadow. Its exact meaning is a fertile piece of land, or a green arable spot surrounded or nearly surrounded by bog or marsh on one side and water on the other. (Joyce) 'Irish Names of Places' It consists of 267 houses with population of 910. Clonbernis a half parish of Kilkerrin and share most of its features. In the past agriculture was the main source of income but this is slowly changing.

 


 
 
 
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