Geography

Mulpit

 

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

Mulpit

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

 Mul Péth

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Mul Péth                                                        Summit of the pit                      

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

Mulpit – No explanation found.

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

It is the property of John Blakeny, the whole under cultivation. It is intersected by two roads, one of which forms the south bounds for a short distance. There is at its northern end a house called Mulpit House, the residence of Mr. Taylor. The general surface varies from 83 to 103 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 1 and half miles south-southwest of Athenry. Bounded on the north by Newford, on the west by Cloughrán, on the south by Millpark and Castleturvin and on the east by Farranablake and Furze Park.

 

Mulpit, also known as “Summit of the Fit”, is in the Barony of Athenry and in the E.D. of Greethill.

In 1838, Mulpit House was owned by Mr. John Taylor Esq.

 

Census

1821 Census Data of the area including

1841 – there were 75 inhabitants in Mulpit,

1851 – there were 41 inhabitants. 

 

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

Mr, Taylor owned 108 acres of 2nd grade land,

1838 – John Blakeny Esq. owned 181 acres of the land in Mulpit.

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

181 Acres; 1 Roods; 37 Square Perches

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 – Francis Bruen owned 181 acres.

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

According to the Archeological Survey of Dr. Gosling, there is an unclassified earthwork site (No. 100).