Montpelier; Mountpellier



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

Montpelier; Mountpellier

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


Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

                                                                        From French placename; landlords returning                                                                                               from grand tours of Europe named their     

                                                                        estate  after a place they visited.

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


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

It is the property of Lady Russel, three-fifths of which is cultivated. There stands a triangulation station in its southern centre, 244 feet above sea level. It is bounded on the east by the road from Athenry to Monivea and its general surface varies from 207 to 244 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 2 and three-quarter miles north-northeast of Athenry, bounded on the north by Knockbrack, on the west by Knockbaun and Skeaghaderreen, on the south by Ballydavid North and east by Cahertubber East.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

304 Acres; 3 Roods; 14 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


MONTPELIER: Formerly spelt Montpellier. In 1855 the families living there were Owens, Seawell, Mealy, Murry, Ryan and Blake. In 1827 Cannons lived there.

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