Geography

Fahys Village

 

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

Fahys Village

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

Baile Uí Fhathaigh

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                 Meaning in English:

Baile Uí Fhathaígh                Named after people named Fahy.

                                              More likely from “Faithche”, a green level  place. (P.W. Joyce)                   

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

Fahy’s Village – Baile Ui Fhathcdgh – Called after landowners.

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

It is the property of Captain Lambert, all under cultivation. It is bounded on the west by the road from Athenry to Tuam, and its general surface varies from 169 to 184 feet above sea level.

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

It is two and a quarter miles north-northwest of Athenry. It is bounded on the north by Castle Ellen, on the west by Pullagh, on the south by Mountain North and east by Loughaunenaghaun townlands.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

89 Acres; 0 Roods; 4 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