Name (as per O.S.I. Map):
Farranablake East; Faranablake East
Ainm/Ainmneacha as Gaeilge (John O’Donavan’s Townland Index 1862):
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