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County Clare, Ireland

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County Clare -

Clare Coat of arms
  • Motto - Dílis d'ar nOidreacht - True to our heritage
  • Country - Ireland
  • Province - Munster
  • County town - Ennis
  • Area Total - 3,450 km2 (1,330 sq mi)
  • Area rank - 7th
  • Population - 117,196
  • Rank - 19th
  • Irish name - Contae an Chláir



CLARE (County of), a maritime county of the province of MUNSTER, bounded on the east and south by Lough Derg and the river Shannon, which successively separate it from the counties of Tipperary, Limerick, and Kerry ; on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the north-west by Galway bay ; while on the north and north-east an imaginary boundary separates it from the county of Galway. It extends from 52° 30’ to 53° (N. Lat.), and from 8° 15’ to 9° 30’ (W. Lon.) ; and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 802,352 statute acres, of which 524,113 are cultivated land, 259,584 unimproved mountain and bog, and 18,655 are occupied by rivers and lakes. The population, in 1821, was 208,089 ; and in 1831, 258,262.
The inhabitants of this tract, in the time of Ptolemy, are designated by him Gangani, and represented as inhabiting also some of the southern parts of the present county of Galway........continue reading at County Clare: A History and Topography 1837 by Samuel Lewis


See List of islands in County Clare (German page) The list of islands in County Clare includes all officially designated islands and rocks in Irish Clare waters.

Genealogy Resources for County Clare

Note: Although these are Visitations of England & Wales the root of the pedigrees starts in County Clare. The Visitation of Ireland will follow soon.
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