Geography

Farranablake East; Faranablake East

 

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

Farranablake East; Faranablake East

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

Fearán a’Bhláchaigh

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                         Meaning in English:

Fearán na bhacaigh                                       Blake’s Land                             

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

Farnablake East – Fearann de Bidcha Thoir- The land of the Blakes

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

It is the property of Mr. Evans, all cultivated. It includes several large forts, one 13 chains north-west of the south-east angle and the second 14 chains from the first called Rathacugha. Five chains north-west of this fort is a triangulation station, a third fort is at 9 chains north-northwest of this station. There is another large fort on the west side of the road from Athenry to Craughwell.

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

It is situated half a mile south of Athenry, bounded on the north by Baunmore and Gortnahowen, on the west by Furzepark and Farranablake West, on the south by Turloughalanger and on the east by Boyhill.

Part of Farnablake East was called Paircrough.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

According to the tithes of 1827, Farnablake East and West were combined into one townland called Blakeland

1839 O.S.I. Map

The Brownes, Bodkins, Blakes and Lynch’s also owned parts of Farnablake East and West and were locally called Blakeland.

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

147 Acres; 2 Roods; 24 Square Perches

Valuation: £ s d

Propietor of the Townland: In 1855 Mr. Evans was the landlord. It consisted of 148a 2r 21p.

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

 

Presentation Convent, Athenry 1908-2008

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