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


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


Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                      Meaning in English:

Coisle                                        Stone Forts

                                                  Part thereof called Ballybrit in the Vestry book of 1826                      

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

Cashia – Cois Sleibhte – Probably Caiseal Stone Fort /beside the mountain, ie. rough land.

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

It is the property of Mr. Lambert, all cultivated with the exception of a few acres near its north-west centre. The road from Athenry to Galway forms part of its boundary and there are gravel pits towards its south boundary. Near its north-west centre stands a triangulation station, 108 feet above the level of the sea.

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

It is situated 4 miles west of Athenry bounded on the north by Lackagh parish, on the east by Ballanloughaun and Moor, on the south by Barretts Park and west by Carnmore.

It is in the barony of Clare and in the E.D.. of Aughrim.  It is situared 4 miles west of Athenry. 

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Census of 1841 and 1851

According to the 1841 and 1851 census the population figures for Cashia changed dramatically.

 In 1841 there was a total of 85 people living there, 59 men and 46 women.  In 1851 there was nobody left in the village and no explanation as to where the people went.  There was a total of 12 houses, which were inhabited in 1841 and by 1851 all of these houses were  uninhabited..

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

282 Acres; 3 Roods; 2 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

Landolrd in 1855

Records of the 1855  state that Walter Lambert was the landlord and he had 7 tenants in this village.

O.S.I. Map (19   ) Showing Archaeological Sites:


The archeological survey of Athenry by Dr. Gosling reveals that there is an enclosure and souterrain in Cashia.  O’Donovan stated that there are gravel pits towards the southern extremity.

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

Athenry Medieval Festival (1995)

By Madelyn Brodie Source : Athenry A.D.C. Publications Athenry Journal Vol 1 (1995) The Medieval Festival The Annual Lady Day Festival promises to be bigger ...