Derrydonnell Beg


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

Derrydonnell Beg

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

Doire Uí Domhnaill Beag

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Doire Uí Domhnaill Beag                              O’Donnell’s little oak wood      

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

Derrydonnell Beg – Doire Domhnaill Beag – O’Donnell’s Oak Wood. O’Donnell ^ is said to have camped here before attacking Athenry.

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

The property of Mr. French. Near its southern extremity is a ruin called Shan Cloigh and near its eastern extremity is a ruin called Thaghall. At its western extremity there are two forts 18 chains south of the Galway to Dublin road. Its general surface varies from 60 to 125 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 4 miles west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Derrydonnell North, on the west by Oranmore parish, on the south by Shantolla and on the east by Moyveala townland.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

296 Acres; 1 Roods; 23 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland:

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 –  Derrydonnell Mor, Derrydonnell North and Derrydonnell Beg were owned by Mr Ffrench. Derrydonnell More consisted of 523 acres and was all under tillage,

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


In Derrydonnell Beg, there were two forts.

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