Geography

Park

 

 

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

Park

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

Páirc

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Páirc                                                              A field or large grazing area

                                                                      Parkmakle (B.S. sketch map)    

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

Park – Pairc – Enclosed field

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

It is the property of Lord Oranmore, 60 acres of which is uncultivated. A triangulation station stands at its south-west angle, 190 feet above sea level and an old fort in its western centre. The general surface varies from 144 to 190 feet above sea level. The rent per acre is 17 shillings on average.

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

It is situated one mile from Athenry, bounded on the north by Carnaun and Pullagh, on the west by Moanvaun and on the south by Cullairbaun.

 

Park is in both the Barony and E.D. of Athenry.  It is situated 14 miles from Athenry town and according to the 1858 census, it was the property of Lord Oranmore, consisting of 554 statute acres.

 

1821 Census Data of the area.

 

PARK

No. of House Col.2

No. of Stories

Column 3

NAMES OF INHABITANTS

Col. 4

AGE

Column 5

OCCUPATION

Column 6

No. of Acres

Column 7

OBSERVATIONS

1

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Hugh Hynes

Bridget Hynes (Wife)

Martain Hynes (Son)

Michael Hynes (Son)

John Silk (Father-in-law)

 

Thomas Kine

Catherine Kine (Wife)

Thady Kine (Son)

Michael Kine (Son)

Martin Kine (Son)

Mary Kine (Daughter)

Catherine Kine (Daughter)

Margaret Kine (Daughter)

Bridget Coppinger (Cousin)

 

John Devilly

Honoria Devilly (Wife)

Patrick  Devilly (Son)

Michael Devilly (Son)

Martin Devilly (Son)

Nelly Devilly (Daughter)

Catherine Devilly (Daughter)

Kate Devilly (Daughter)

Mary Devilly (Daughter)

 

James Hession

Bridget Hession (Wife)

Michael Hession (Son)

50

30

12

8

70

 

50

36

18

12

5

16

8

2

28

 

46

40

18

8

3

16

12

10

6

 

44

40

16

Herd to Mr. Maile

 

 

 

 

 

Labourer

Wool Spinner

Labourer

 

 

 

 

 

House Servant

 

Labourer

 

Labourer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmer & Labourer

Wool Spinner

Labourer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occasionally employed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occasionally employed

PARK

No. of House Col.2

No. of Stories

Column 3

NAMES OF INHABITANTS

Col. 4

AGE

Column 5

OCCUPATION

Column 6

No. of Acres

Column 7

OBSERVATIONS

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

John Hession (Son)

Sally Hession (Daughter)

Bridget Hession (Daughter)

Nelly Hession (Daughter)

Mary Hession (Daughter)

Denis Hession (Brother)

 

Michael Kine

Judy Kine (Wife)

Tim Kine (Son)

Catherine Kine (Daughter)

Bridget Kine (Daughter)

Mary Kine (Daughter)

Hanoria Kine (Daughter)

Bridget Murphy (Mother-in-law)

Honoria Megan

 

James Connelly

Bridget Connelly (Wife)

Michael Connelly (Son)

Patrick Connelly (Son)

Bridget Connelly (Daughter)

Sally Connelly (Daughter)

 

Patrick Connelly

Sally Connelly (Wife)

John Connelly (Son)

Thomas Connelly (Son)

Michael Connelly (Son)

13

18

10

5

U1

35

 

40

30

9

7

5

2

U1

60

25

 

45

40

9

2

7

5

 

50

50

15

17

13

 

Wool Spinner

 

 

 

Labourer

 

Labourer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Servant

 

Labourer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmer & Labourer

Flax Spinner

 

Labourer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Occasionally employed

PARK

No. of House Col.2

No. of Stories

Column 3

NAMES OF INHABITANTS

Col. 4

AGE

Column 5

OCCUPATION

Column 6

No. of Acres

Column 7

OBSERVATIONS

7 1 James Connelly (Son)

Bridget Connelly (Daughter)

11

6

 

Houses 1 to 7 are in the hamlet of Park

Land Ownership in 1827

In 1827 Thomas Kine owned 16 acres of 1sr grade land, 125 acres of 2nd grade land and 125 acres of 3rd grade land.

James Hession and Partners owned 69 acres of 3rd grade land.

Census

1821 – there were 54 people living in Park.

1841 – there were 140 inhabitants.

1851 – there were 108 people.

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

554 Acres; 3 Roods; 32 Square Perches

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 – Park was the property of James Perry.

O.S.I. Map (19   ) Showing Archaeological Sites:

Archaeology

According to the Archeological survey by Dr. Gosling, there is an enclosure site (105) and a ring fort (104) located in Park.

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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