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


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

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Átha nua                                                        New river crossing                                                                      

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

Newford – English name.

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

It is the property of Lord Oranmore, all under cultivation. It is bounded on the north and west by the road from Athenry to Galway. The whole townland forms a demesne, and at its east side stands a house, the residence of Mr. Fitzpatrick called Newford House.

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

It is situated one mile south-west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Prospect and Ballygurraun South, on the east by Gortnahowen and Furze Park, on the south by Mulpit and west by Cloughraun.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

220 Acres; 0 Roods; 1 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


1916 Rising-Hansard Record

Source: Hansard – House of Commons Debates THE SINN FEIN REBELLION.HL Deb 10 May 1916 vol 21 cc955-1000 955 EARL LOREBURN rose to call attention ...