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


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

Péic Rúadh

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Péic Rúadh                                                    Red Peak                                  

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

Peakroe – Peic Rua – The red hill top.

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

It is the property of Mr. Lambert, two-thirds of which is arable, the remainder is pasture covered with furze. The road from Galway to Monivea forms its southern boundary. Its general surface varies from 120 to 158 feet above sea level.

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

It is four miles north-west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Lackagh parish, on the south and southeast by Ballinloughaun.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

145 Acres; 0 Roods; 27 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






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