Geography

Ballygurraun West

 

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

Ballygurraun West

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

Place of shrubbery                                                                      

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

Bally Gurrane West – Baile Ghairdin Thiar.

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

249 Acres; 2 Roods; 14 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

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

The property of Lord Oranmore, all under cultivation. Near its western boundary is a cahir or fort. It is bounded on the south side by the road from Athenry to Galway. Its general surface varies from 133 to 175 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 1 and half miles west- southwest of Athenry. Bounded on the north by Poulnagrough, west by Rathmorrissy, south by Gortruah and Cloghruan and on the east by Newford, Ballygarraun and Ballygarraun North.

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