Name (as per O.S.I. Map):  


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

Air a mBin Gharra

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Air a mBin Gharra                                                 Rough peak                                       

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

Bingarra – Ben Gharrai – Gardens on the crest of a hill (rise, height).

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

It is the property of Mr. Bodkin. It is all under cultivation with the exception of a portion of bog in its north end. A bye road passes through its north-western extremity, along the east side of which there is an extensive plantation for 1 mile from Graig Abbey North.

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

Five miles south of Monivea. Bounded on the north by tampulmweel, west by Tysaxon, south by Graigabbey, south by Binn and Lissdoran and east by Cappamoyle and Shudaun.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

343 Acres; 3 Roods; 34 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

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


At one time it was owned by Earl of Clanrickard.


Christy Howley by Cha Taylor

by Cha Taylor Source: Contact Magazine (1981) Having been requested by the editor of “Contact” magazine to interview Christy Howley, I found him hard at ...