Moor Islands are in the civil parish of Kilcummin. The civil Parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish of Kilcummin, Galway West. In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same as is the case in the Kilcummin Oughterard area.
Information taken from O’Donovans Field Name Books
Other Forms of the Name with the authority source (if provided) in italics
Moor Island No. 1 Local
A barren rock situated S. of Moor Island No. 2 and N. of Glassflag Island.
Moor Island No. 1 is in the townland of Ard.
Moor Island No. 2 Local Contains 1¾ acres of sandy pasture, situated S. of the Eagle Islands and E. of Moor Is. No. 3. In Lough Corrib, it belongs to Ardnasillagh townland.
Moor Island No. 3 Local Contains 2 acres of rough pasture situated W. of Illaunfaddmore. In Lough Corrib, it belongs to the townland of Ardnasillagh.
Situation: In Lough Corrib.
What is a townland?: A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website
Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
No Maps for Moor No. 2 or Moor No. 3.
No Census Return found for 1901 & 1911
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the ‘church parish’ rather than the ‘civil parish’. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Moor Island No. 1 is in the civil parish of Kilcummin.
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
- Clonbern & Kilkerrin in Galway East.
- Carraroe in Galway West.
- Kilannin in Galway West.
- Kilcummin/Oughterard in Galway West.
- Rosmuc in Galway West.
Church of Ireland parish:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
- Kilcummin in Galway West.
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.