Loobroe; Loobruagh


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

Loobroe; Loobruagh

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

Lúib Ruadh

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Lúib Rúa                                                        Red loob, bend or nook            

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

Loobroe – Lub Rua – Turn or bend of the red (field). Enchanted wood of Lugha Lamh Fhada.

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

It is the property of Burton Persse, all under tillage. Bounded on the north by a bye road and on the west by the road from Athenry to Loughrea. One-third of the townland is subject to flooding in winter.

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

It is situated 1 and half miles south-east of Athenry, bounded on the north by Boyhill, on the west by Bottom, on the south by Kilconeeran and on the west by Rathard.


Loobroe as well as being the property of Burton Persse at some stage, it was also owned by J. Bagwell. It contained 49A 5R 4P.



1821 Census Data of the area including

1841 – there were 48 inhabitants.

1851 – there were 8 inhabitants.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 – Three tenants occupied the land. 

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


Athenry Tennis Club 1938-1988

Sources: Tuam Herald, Connacht Tribune, Irish Independent 16-04-1938 Athenry Lawn Tennis Club elected the following officers and Committee for the coming year at their annual ...