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


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

Cnoc na Craoibhe

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Cnoc an Craoibhe                                          Hill of the bush or spreading tree

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

Knocknacreeva – Cnoc na Craobhe – The hill of the large, branchy tree. Perhaps associated with religious rites in ancient times.      

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

It is the property of Mr. Lambert, two-thirds of which is arable, the remainder of which is heathy pasture. In the centre of the townland is a triangulation station 237 feet above sea level, and 11 and half chains north of the station is a stone circle, 10 chains north-east of which is a second circle. A bye road bounds its south side.

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

It is situated 3 miles north-west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Poulagool, on the west by Moore and Caherbriskaun, on the south by Cauraundhu and east by Castlelambert.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

229 Acres; 3 Roods; 12 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