Carrowntober West


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

Carrowntober West

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

Ceathramadh an Tobair

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Ceathrú an Tobair                                           Quarter of the well / Area of the well                        

Meaning of Townland Name in The Athenry Journal-Vol. 1, No. 3, P. 27/30.1995

Carrowntober West – Cordn Tobair Thiar.

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

It is the property of Lady Russel, all arable except 10 acres of marsh subject to flood. It is bounded on the west by the road from Athenry to Monivea and on the north by a bye road. Near its east centre is a village of houses and the river which forms its eastern boundary is subject to floods in winter.

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

It is 1 and half miles east-northeast of Athenry, bounded on the North by Carrowntober East, on the east by Graigabbey South, and south by Caheroyan and West by Ballydavid South.


1821 Census Data of the area including

In 1821 – 60 houses- Moran, -Burke, Quinn, Mackey, Culd, Shaughnessy, Clynn, Hacket, Connelly, Murry, Healy, Gibbons, Loughnane, Wall, Kendrigan, Kelly, Slamen, Ward, Connor, Connelly, Nolan, Jordan, Gannon, Delaney, Qualter, Kenny, Larkin, Cahalan, Bunan, Coppinger, Hart, Hession, Clasby, O’Brien, Scahel, Gloonan, Kane, Grady.

1827 – the Kelly, Mackey, Shaughnessy families lived there.

1841 – in Cahertubber West there were 92 males and 93 females.

1851 – in Cahertubber West there were 54 males and 47 females.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

202 Acres; 0 Roods; 28 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 – the families living there were Seawell, Kelly, Slamen, Hanleys, Mealey, Connor, Quinn, McDonagh, Connolly, Ward, Ryan, Jordan, Dowd, Brennan, Kendrigan, Kane, Loughnane, Burke, Grady, Cahalan, Cloonan, O’Brien, Shehill, Laffey, Gallanon, Shaughnessy,

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