Geography

Mountain West

 

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

Mountain West

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

An Sliabh

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                       Meaning in English:

An Sliabh                                                    Rough mountain land               

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

Mountain West – Sliabh an larthair. Moyveela – Mdigh Maoil / Mdighbhile –The plain of the midges.Site of the battle ofMoyvilla c. 250 A.D.

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

It is the property of Mr. Bodkin, one-sixth of which is rocks and heathy pasture. It is bounded on the south by the road from Dublin to Galway, 17 chains north of which, and one chain from its west boundary is a graveyard called Lisrougheen and part of its south-east angle is liable to winter flooding.

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

It is situated 4 and half miles north-west of Athenry, bounded on the west by Oranmore parish, on the south by Derrydonnelbeg and west and north by Derrydonnel North.

Parts of Mountain West is also included in Derrydonnell.

Mountain west is in the Barony of Dunkellin and the E.D of Stradbally.

Mr. Bodkin owned 198 acres.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

198 Acres; 2 Roods; 36 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

Archaeology

There is a graveyard called Lisrougheen in this townland.