Welcome to Tiernascragh
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Tiernascragh. The parish of Tiernascragh is situated in East Galway. It is one half of the combined parish of Killimor & Tiernascragh in the Diocese of Clonfert.
About Tiernascragh Parish
The official Ordinance Survey spelling is "Tiranascragh" which,when translated from the lrish language, means "the land at the head of the esker".The esker, or sand hill, formed as a result of the Ice Age, is the main feature of the townland from which the parish derives its name. The parish graveyard is sited on this esker in Tiranascragh and contains the ruins of the earliest known church in the Parish believed to be dated from the 17th centuary. Vatican doccuments confirm the existence of the Parish as far back as 1302. Fifteen townlands are contained in the parish, which lies in the Barony of Longford. The main Ballinasloe to Portumna road runs north/south through the centre of the parish. The parish is to be found in the Ordinance Survey 6" map Galway sheet I18. Some buildings and places of interest are described here. Like all rural parishes it has seen many changes tbrough the years. Families have left the area and others have moved in. This has been caused by many factors including the great famine of the mid l9th centuary and a changeover to modern agricultural practices.
Welcome Team and Contacts.
Feel free to post a message on our message board. we would be delighted to hear from you. Our welcome team consists of many volunteers in the parish of Tiernascragh, these include Pat Madden, Ann Treacy.
We have wonderful old pictures in the photo gallery, from days gone by, please have a browse.