Droichead an Chláirín (Gaeilge)
meaning of Irish place name:
Gazetteer of Ireland, Vol. I, 1843-44, p.400
CLARA-BRIDGE, or CLAREN-BRIDGE, a village in the parish of Stradbally, barony of Dunkellin, co Galway, Connaught. It stands on the Moyvilla rivulet, alittle above the harbor of Ballinacourty, and on the road from Galway to Gort, 3 ¾ miles south by east of Oranmore, and 13 west of Loughrea. In the vicinity, toward the head of Galway bay, is Tyrone-House, the seat of A. F. St George, Esq. Fairs are held on the 1st Thursday after May 12, and on the 1st Thursday of Aug. and Nov., O.S. Area of the village, 24 acres. Pop., in 1841,200. Houses 28.