Name (as per O.S.I. Map):
Ballygurraun South; Ballygarraun South
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
Called Laragate in Vestry Book1826
Townland Names -The Athenry Journal, Vol. 1, No: 3, 1995
Bally Gurrane South – Baile Gáirdin Theas
Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):
237 Acres; 0 Roods; 8 Square Perches
Description (John O’Donavan’s Townland index 1862):
The property of Lord Oranmore, all under tillage. It is bounded on the north by the road from Athenry to Claregalway and near its centre is triangulation station on a fort called Mount Shaw. Its south side is bounded by the road from Athenry to Galway.
Situation (John O’Donavan’s Townland index 1862):
It is situated half a mile west of Athenry, bounded on the north and west by Ballygurraun South, and west by Ballygurraun West, south by Newford and east by Propect and Raheen.
1821 Census Data of the area including
1841 – there were 51 males and 53 females.
1851 – there were 11 males and 7 females.
Tithe Applotment Book Data (18 ):
1839 O.S.I. Map
1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:
1858 – in Ballydavid South was an unclassified earthwork site which was the property of Mr. Reddington. In its southern extremity there was a large village of houses. Through its centre runs a bye-road which connects east to west. There also stands the ruins of an old church and a children’s burial ground.
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