Derrydonnell North


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

Derrydonnell North

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

Doire Uí Domhnaill

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Doire Uí Domhnaill                                       O’Donnell’s Oak Wood            

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

Derrydonnell North – Doire Domhnaill Thuaidh.

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

It is the property of Mr. French. It is bounded on the south by the road from Athenry to Galway. Near its eastern extremity is a fort, 4 chains north of the above road. Its general surface varies from 60 to 106 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 4 and half miles west-northwest of Athenry. Bounded on the north by Carnmore West, on the west by Frenchfort and Mountain West, on the south by Derrydonnell Beg and east by Palmerstown.

Stripe and Shanclough were at one time parts of Derrydonnell. 

Ballinamelteagh, which was owned by Thomas Smith in 1666, is also the collective name for Greethill and Derrydonnell although it is not used as much today.

Derydonnell is in the barony of Dunkellin and the E.D. of Stradbally while Derrydonnell Mor is in the Barony of Athenry and the E.D. of Greethill.


In 1641 there were 16 inhabitants.

1821 Census Data of the area

In 1851 there were 9 inhabitants.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

Mr. Pat Conneliy owned 25 acres of 2nd grade land and 25 acres of 3rd grade land. Total of 50 acres in a small part of Derrydonnell called Stripe.

James Burke Esq. owned 100 acres of 1st grade, 45acres of 2nd grade and 25acres of 3rd grade. Total 315 acres.

Peter Heyland and Partners owned ? acres of 3rd grade land

John Grealy owned 60 acres of 3rd grade land.

Thomas Fahy and Partners owned 100 acres of 3rd grade land.

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

317 Acres; 3 Roods; 3 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