Geography

Gortroe; Gortruah

 

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

Gortroe; Gortruah

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

Gort Ruadh

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:              Meaning in English:

Gort Rúadh                         Red field: from the heather and other vegetation that grew there.

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

Gortroe – Gort Rua – Red field.

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

It is the property of Lord Oranmore, all arable. It is bounded on the north by the road from Athenry to Galway and on the west by a bye road. On the boundary of its south extremity is a caher or fort on its west side.

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

It is situated 2 and half miles south-west of Athenry, bounded on the North by Rathmorrissey, on the west by Derrydonnelmore. On the south by Greethill and on the east by Cloughraun (Cloran).

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

110 Acres; 0 Roods; 33 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