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


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

Goirtín Acra

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English

Goirtín Acra                                                   Little acre field

                                                                       Gurteenacre (Vestry book 1826)

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

Gorteenacre – Goirtin Acra – Acre gar­den/field of the horse/each horse.

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

It is the property of Lord Oranmore, all under tillage. It is bounded on the south by the road to Kiltulla, and at the south-west angle is the gate in the old town wall called Laragate. The general surface varies from 124 to 159 above sea level.

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

It is situated on the north-east side of Athenry, bound on the north by Caheroyne, on the south by Knockaunglass and on the east by Kingsland North and South.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

62 Acres; 0 Roods; 16 Square Perches

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