Tuam  County Galway


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Tuam like this:

Tuam, market town, township, and par. with ry. sta., N. co. Galway, on river Clare, 27 miles NE. of Galway and 129½ miles NW. of Dublin - par., 25,014 ac., pop. 7845; township, 604 ac., pop. 3567; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. The diocese of Tuam is among the largest in Ireland; the new cathedral was opened in 1878. The R.C. cathedral is of elaborate architecture; and there is an interesting ancient cross.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tuam, in and County Galway | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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