Geography

Gortnahown; Gortnahouen

 

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

Gortnahown; Gortnahouen

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

Gort na hAbhann

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Gort na hAbhan                                              Field of the river

                                                                        River field                                 

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

Gort na hAbhann – Field of the river.

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

It is the property of Lord Oranmore, all under tillage. It is bounded on the north-east by the road from Athenry to Loughrea. Its general surface varies from 94 to 134 feet above sea level. On the south-west angle is an island, part of which belongs to the townland.

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

It is situated south of Athenry and adjacent to the town, bounded on the east by Baunmore, on the north-west by Prospect and Newford, on the south by Furzepark and Farranablake.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

59 Acres; 0 Roods; 39 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

 

 

 

 

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