Ballygurraun South / Ballygarraun South




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

 Census Data

1841there were 51 males and 53 females.

1851there 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




Athenry Christmas Light 2018

  Athenry Christmas Lights Switch-on 30-11-2018 The Amazing Christmas Tree was blessed by Father Benny McHale and the official switch-on was performed by Bobby Gardner ...