• Newcastle Townlands

      Newcastle Townlands Currantarmuid, Graigeabbey. Knockbrack and Shudane By Judy Feeney (2012) Map Source: Google Earth Currantarmuid Closha malone on a fork on the road going into townland. Right turn after Jimmy Flaherty’s house called the Sumora. Then a lane ...
  • Forestry in Athenry Parish

    by Sean McGovern  Where is the oldest forest in the Parish? The oldest Forest in the parish is Tobberoe – Palmerstown (Derrydonnell) 206 hectares. This was originally planted in 1936 but about 90% of it has been replanted from 1959 ...
  • Derrydonnell Forest, Athenry (August 2016)

    Derrydonnell Forest was first planted in 1936 and replanted in 1959. It is situated 4 miles west of Athenry, County Galway, and will become the site for Apple’s Cloud Computer Centre in the very near future, now that the computer ...
  • Excursion to Athenry Forest 1958

    Source: Irish Forestry – Journal of Irish Foresters 1958 On August 24th, 1958 the Society of Irish Foresters visited the Derrydonnell property of the Department of Lands forest at Athenry. Despite the bad weather the members, including some from Northern ...
  • The Beauty of our Boglands-TIAQUIN, NEWCASTLE AND ITS ENVIRONMENT

    by  Des Rohan 1992 Source: Fas Teamwork Scheme Scheme Sponsor: Athenry Project Society Leader Mrs. Marie Fahy The countryside around this area of the parish is one of varied landscape. Rolling hills/eskers, left behind by retreating glaciers at the end ...
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  • Forestry in Athenry Parish by Sean McGovern

        Where is the oldest forest in the Parish? The oldest Forest in the parish is Tobberoe – Palmerstown (Derrydonnell) with 206 hectares. This was originally planted in 1936 but about 90% of it has been replanted from 1959 ...