Lisheenkyle West


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

Lisheenkyle West

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

 Lisín na Coille Thiar

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Lisín Coill Thiar                                             Western Small fort at the wood

                                                                      Called Creglea in Vestry book 1826

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

Lisheenkyle West – Lisin na Coille thiar. Lios or rath, afterwards used as childrens burial ground. Burial ground of the wood.

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

It is the property of Mr. Lambert, seven-eighths of which is cultivated. Thirty-five chains west-northwest of its southeast angle stands a triangulation station, 118 feet above sea level, 7 chains south of which runs a bye road. Two chains north of its termination is a spring well. Its surface varies from 89 to 134 feet above sea level, the land is considered poor quality.

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

It is situated 4 miles west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Barretts Park, on the east by Caherbriskaun and Lisheenkyle East, and south and west by Caherbriskaun.


It is in the barony of Clare and in the E.D. of Aughrim.  Part of Lisheenkyle is in the E.D. of Belville,  Lisheenkyle was known as Raw trisheen or by Little Fort of the Hazel acccording to O’Donovan. It is situated 4 miles west of Athenry. It was the property of Walter Lambert in 1858 and consists of 174+ acres.


1821 Census Data of the area including

1841 –  there were 48 people, 22 males and 26 females and there was a total of 10 houses. 

1851 – there was a population of only 15 people, 10 males and 5 females and just 2 houses remaining.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

354 Acres; 1 Roods; 1 Square Perches

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 –  the landlord was Lambert and he had just 1 tenant called Kelly.

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


From the archaeological survey of Athenry parish by Dr. Gosling, it states that there is a graveyard and enclosure in the townland of Lisheenkyle.