Place:Roundstone, Moyrus, County Galway, Republic of Ireland

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NameRoundstone
Alt namesCloch na Rónsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown or village
Coordinates53.4°N 9.833°W
Located inMoyrus, County Galway, Republic of Ireland
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Roundstone is a village on the west coast of Ireland, in the Connemara region of County Galway. The town of Clifden is nearby to the north.

The anglicised name is usually considered an error on the part of the British colonial Ordnance Survey who translated the village name; while Cloch certainly means Stone or Rock, Rón means Seal, not Round. Still, the names Cloch na Rón and Roundstone may be totally independent. The bay is referred to as Round-stone Haven as early as 1684 (Roderick O'Flaherty), and the rock after which it is named stands like a marker at the entrance and is strikingly round.

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