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


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

Fuar Choill

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                Meaning in English:

Fuar Choill                                           Cold Wood

Iúr Choill                                              Elm Wood                                

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

Coldwood – Fuar Choill – Wood of the fresh cold spring.

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

It is the property of Mr. Browne, three-quarters is cultivated, the remainder rocky. It is intersected by the road from Galway to Dublin. Part of its south-western extremity is liable to flooding. In the south and in the west are two small lakes, Poulnakinka and Poulawartin. There are two triangulation stations, one called Coldwood East and the other Coldwood no. 2, 71 and 76 feet above sea level respectively. The townland contains 2 villages.

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

It is situated 4 miles west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Derrydonnelmore, west by Moyveela and Stradbally parish, south by Killeeneen parish and on the east by Caherfinisker and Greethill.

Coldwood is in the Dunkellin Barony and the Electoral Division  of Stradbally.

1821 Census Data of the area

There were 8 houses in the townland.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

594 Acres; 3 Roods; 13 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

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