Ballygarraun North



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

Ballygarraun North

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

Baile an Gharráin

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Baile an Gharráin                                           Town of the shrubbery                                       

Area of shrubbery

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

Bally Gurrane North – Baile Ghurrdin Thuaigh – Town of the small field

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

225 Acres; 2 Roods; 21 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

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

The property of Lord Oranmore, the whole of which is under tillage. It is bounded on the north by the road from Athenry to Claregalway and at 13 chains south-east of its south-west angle is a fort. About 5 chains north-east of the first is a second fort, and at about 35 chains north-east of the second is a third fort.

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

It is situated 1 mile west of Athenry. Bounded on the north by Moanavaun, west by Pollnagrough, south by Ballygurraun South and east by Raheen and Cullerbaun.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

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





Castle Ellen Wood

  Local Photographer, Brendan Reaney, visited this deciduous wood in late October 2016. The wood could be called a ‘strip’ wood in that the road ...