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

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

Baile Bacach

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                                    Meaning in English:                

Baile Bacach                                                             Town of the Lame Persons

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

Ballybackagh – Baile Bachach –Townland of lame (soldiers?) or place of hinderance (to travellers). Stubborn, lame land.

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

318 Acres; 0 Roods; 0 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

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

It is the property of Mr. Lambert, containing 318 statute acres, five-eighths of which is arable. There is in the south- west angle a triangulation station and it is bounded on the north by the road from Galway to Monivea.

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

It is situated 3 miles north of Athenry, bounded on the north by Lackagh parish, on the east by Carnaun townland, south by Tubbernaveen and west by Ballanloughaun.

1821 Census Data of the area

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1839 O.S.I. Map

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

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

2005 Google Map

Villages within the Townland

Famous People of the Townland

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