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


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

Cuilléar Bán

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Cuilléar Bán                                                   White quarry

                                                                        Cellerbawn (Vestry book 1826)

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

Cullairbawn – Coilear Ban – Quarry of the bawn /Collar of bawn.

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

Lord Oranmore is the proprietor, all cultivated.  It is bounded on the east by the road from Athenry to Tuam and on the west by a bye road nearly parallel to the former. Its general surface varies from 158 to 189 feet above sea level and in its north-west angle is a limestone quarry.

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

It is situated on the north-west side of Athenry and adjoining the townland. It is bounded on the north by Park, on the east by Ballydavid South and Caherroyan townlands, and west by Raheen and Ballygurraun North.

It is in the barony and E.D. of Athenry.

1821 Census Data

In 1821 there were 52 inhabitants.

In 1855 James Perry was the Landlord and Cullairbaun consisted of 186 acres.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827 ):

According to the 1827 census (tithes):

Domnick G. Browne Esq owned 86 acre of 2nd grade land.

Pat Neyland owned ? acres of 1st grade land.

James Commons owned 3 of 1st grade land.

John Burke owned 5 acres of 1st grade land.

John Mitchell owned 10 acres of 1st grade land.

James Barrel! owned 5 acres of 1st grade land.

Michael Barrel owned 5 acres of 1st grade land.

Barth. Browne owned 5 acres of 1st grade land.

1839 O.S.I. Map


In 1841 there were 53 inhabitants living in Cullairbaun.

In 1851 there was a slight increase of one to 54.

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

135 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


Esker College, Athenry-Order of the College by “The Prefect of Studies”

ESKER COLLEGE, ATHENRY, COUNTY GALWAY. THE ORDER OF THE COLLEGE TO BE OBSERVED BY “THE PREFECT” OF STUDIES MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND FRIDAYS.                                                                                                                                                                                     ...