Geography

Moor

 

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

Moor

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

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

                                                                               

                                                                      Little fort of the hazel      

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

Moor or Moorpark – Pairc M6r – From mur – Port or big wall as in a stronghold.

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

It is the property of Mr. Lambert. It is bounded on the north by the road from Galway to Monivea. Near its north-east end is a small demesne with a house, it contains 40 acres called Moor Park. About 30 chains west, stands the ruins of Moor Abbey and graveyard. 30 chains north-west of the abbey is an old fort. The general surface varies from 86 to 191 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 3 miles west- northwest of Athenry, bounded on the north by Ballinloughaun and Cashla, on the south by Barretts Park and Caherbriskaun, and on the east by Knocknacreeva and Poulagool.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

611 Acres; 1 Roods; 19 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

 

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