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


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

Cnocán Eimhir

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Cnocán Eimhir                                               Greathill (County map)

                                                                       Greev Hill (Barony map)           

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

Greethill – Cnocdn Aoibhir – Hill of Granite (possibly from erratic rock)

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

It is the property of Mr. French, 25 acres of which is covered with brushwood and stones. There is a large village at its north-east extremity, at the south end of which is a fort and at 22 chains south-west is a caher. About 20 acres of this land is subject to floods. Its general surface varies from 48 to 87 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 3 miles south-west of Athenry bounded on the north by Gortruah and Cloran. On the west by Derrydonnelmore and Coldwood. On the south by Caherfinisker and east by Cloughraun (Cloran).


Greethill was once referred to as Caherhenry.

Greethill is in the Athenry Barony and the B.D. of Greethill.


1821 Census Data of the area including

In i821 there were 116 people living in Greethill

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

In 1827, Pat Keane and Partners owned 152 acres of 2nd Grade land.

Mr Ffrench owned 249 acres of land.

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

250 Acres; 2 Roods; 3 Square Perches

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

O.S.I. Map (19   ) Showing Archaeological Sites:


1841 there were 73 inhabitants.

1851 there were 50 inhabitants.

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