Cloonkeen West is situated on the east of the civil parish of Killallaghtan barony of Clonmacnowen Co Galway. It is bounded by Cloonkeen East, Lurragan Small, Lurragan Great and Ballynamuddagh townlands in the said barony.
O’Donovans Field Name Books give no other spelling of this townland.
Down Survey map show this townland under the name ‘Clonkeene’ was owned by Walter Reilly, (catholic) in 1641. It was owned by Bryan Lorcan, (protestant) in 1670. It states there were 54 plantation acres of unprofitable land. There were 154 plantation acres of profitable land and 154 and plantation acres forfeited land.
There was no information on who lived in this townland in 1901 and 1911,