Geography

Caherfinesker / Caherfinisker

 

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

Caherfinesker; Caherfinisker

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

Cathair Fineiscreach

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Cathair Finescreach                                        Fort of the fair or white ridge  (Donovan)                                

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

Caherfinsker – Cahair Fin -Eiscir – Fair fort of the Esker/Eiscir Riada

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

247 Acres; 3 Roods; 39 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

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

It is the property of Mr. French, all cultivated except ten or twelve acres which is rocky. Its eastern side is subject to flood in winter. A triangulation station stands on its west boundary. Its general surface varies from 56 to 76 feet above sea level. There are two forts in the north and one near its west centre, south of the road which intersects this townland.

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

It is situated three and half miles south-west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Greethill, west by Coldwood, south and east by Killeeneen parish.

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