Blean; Blane: Blain


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

Blean; Blane: Blain

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


Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Bléan                                                               A nook or corner

                                                                        Blane (Barony map)                                                                              

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

Blean – Blein – Low strip of land.

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

224 Acres; 3 Roods; 5 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

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

It is the property of Mr. Kelly, seven-eighths of which is arable, the remainder is bog. There is a road which passes through its eastern centre from north-west to south-east. There is a small portion subject to winter floods. Its surface varies from 143 to 165 feet above sea level. Rents are from 10 to 15 shillings an acre.

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

It is situated one and half miles south-east of Athenry, bounded on the north by Kingsland South, on the west by Rahard, and south and east by Kiltulla parish.


1821 Census Data of the area including

1841 – there were 51 males and 19 females.

1851 – there were 45 males aid 46 females.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

1827 – The families of Rooney and Parker lived here..

1839 O.S.I. Map

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:


1855- the families of Rooney, Monaghan, Morrissey, Toole, Clancy, Mangan, Noone, Mooly, Coppinger and Kelly were residents of this townland.

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



Parish of Athenry by John O’Donovan

SOURCE: Ordnance Survey letters of County Galway by Michael Herity MRIA Name   This parish lying between those of Monivea and Killeeneen, derives its name from the town ...