Name (as per O.S.I. Map):


Ainm/Ainmneacha as Gaeilge  (John O’Donavan’s Townland Index 1862):

Aghafadda:  Achadhfadda

Other Forms of the Name with the authority source (if provided) in italics.


Achadh Fada

Achadh Fada


Meaning of the Name according to P. W. Joyce :

Ainm as Gaeilge: Achadh Fada.                    Meaning in English: Long Field

Townland Names -The Athenry Journal, Vol. 1, No: 3, 1995

Aghafadda – Achad Fada – Long Meadow.  

Description (John O’Donavan’s Townland index 1862):

(It is a) Small portion of bog, all under tillage. It is the property of W. Burke. Half of it is under tillage, the remainder is rough pasture and deep bog. It is bounded on the south-west by the road from Loughrea to Tuam.

Situation (John O’Donavan’s Townland index 1862):

(It is) three miles S.E. of monivea. It is situated 2 ½  miles east of Monivea, bounded on the north by Moylough parish and Cuddoo West, East of laughtenora and west by Tiaquin Demense and Lenamore

In 1862 it was part of Monivea Parish

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

128 Acres; 0 Roods; 20 Square Perches.

Valuation: £44 17s 6d

Propietor of the Townland: W. Burke.

O.S.I. Map (19   ) Showing Archaeological Sites:

1901 Census Data:

1911 Census Data:

1924-Names on Voters Lists for national Elections (Galway Co. Co.)

2005 Google Map

Villages within the Townland

Famous People of the Townland

2011 Census Population Data (D.E.D._______________________ )

Names of Children from National School Register