Geography

Newcastle

 

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

Newcastle

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

Caisleán Núadh

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Caisleán Núa                                                  New Castle

Currabán (Old name)                                     White Weir (Vestry book 1826)

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

Newcastle – An Caisledn Nua.

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

It is the property of Mr. Burke, two-thirds of this townland is under tillage, the remainder is bog. A leading road bounds its east side and likewise its south. There is a small lake or pool near its south extremity.

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

It is situated two miles south-east of Monivea, bounded on the north and west by Lenamore and Carrantarramud, on the south by Tampulweel and on the east by Shoodaun.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

245 Acres; 3 Roods; 9 Square Perches

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

In 1862 it was part of Monivea Parish

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

OLD NAMES IN ATHENRY PARISH

NEWCASTLE: Between 1657 and 1705 there were villages called Khockanaknuchouse and     Khockanaskirtane. There were said to be in be in the Newcastle area though their exact location is not known.

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Newcastle by Judy Feeney (2012)

Newcastle is regarded as the half parish of Athenry. It has a primary school and a church. The first school was set up about 1852-1855. Tiaquin also had a primary school, which has closed. Pupils from that area were educated in Newcastle primary school from its closure.

Post primary education was seldom availed of owing to the fact that it was private and there was no local secondary school until the Presentation Sisters opened a secondary school in Athenry. That school was also private but the Sisters kept the fees low so that more parents could send their daughters there. The closest boys secondary school was in Loughrea.

Sending boys there meant that train fares and bus fares had to be found as well as school fees. Very few parents could afford to pay.