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:

Caisleán Turvin                                             Castle named after the Turvin family

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

Castleturvin – Caisledn an Tuir Bhdn –Castle of the white tower.

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

This townland is intersected by many roads and in the south-west stands a fort used as a burial ground and in it the ruins of a chapel called Tamplekilmona. Fifty acres of this land at its south end is liable to flood. South-east of this burial grounds is a cahir at 24 chains distance. The average height above sea level is 83 feet.

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

It is situated 2 miles south-southwest of Athenry bound on the north by Mulpit, on the west by Killeeneen parish, on the south and east by Clamper Park and Turloughalanger.

Castleturvin is in the Athenry Barony and in the E.D. of Greethill. Castleturvin means Turvin’s Castle. There is an area in Castleturvin called Ballinderegg.


1821 Census Data of the area including

1841 – there were 85 inhabitants. 

1851 – there were also 85 inhabitants

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

William Carty owned:

25 acres of 1st grade land,

50 acres of 2nd grade land.

25 acres of 3rd grade land.

TOTAl: 100 acres

James Smith owned:

50 acres of 1st grade land

60 acres of  2nd grade land 

10 acres of 3rd grade land

TOTAL: 100 acres   

Mr. Bradish owned:

50 acres of 1st grade land

60 acres of 2nd grade land

10 acres of 3rd  grade land

TOTAL 100 acres

Mr. Cotton owned:

20 acres of 1st grade land

55 acres of 2nd grade land

27 acres of 3rd grade land

Total 100 acres

Joseph Hobart owned:

10 acres of 1st grade land

55 acres of 2nd grade land

57 acres of 5rd grade land

Total 100 acres

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

388 Acres; 3 Roods; 38 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:


It was the property of the Turvin family and consisted of 588 acres. In 1855, Francis Bruen was the landlord in Castleturvin and he also owned 388 acres.

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