Rahard; Rathard


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

Rahard; Rathard

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

Rath Árd

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Rath Árd                                                        High fort

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

Rahard – Rath Ard – Raised Rath.

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

The property of Mr. Kelly, all cultivated except for a portion at its eastern end. Ten chains east of its south-west angle is a fort and 9 chains north of this is a second. 19 chains from the second fort in the same direction is a large fort called Rathard on which is a triangulation station 168 feet above sea level. Bounded on the south-west by the road from Athenry to Loughrea.

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

It is situated 1 and a quarter miles south-east of Athenry, bounded on the north by Kingsland South, on the west by Baunmore and Boyhill, on the south by Kilconeeron and east by Blain townland.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

1827 – the families of Donoghue and Rooney lived here.

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

396 Acres; 1 Roods; 31 Square Perches

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 – the families of Mangan, Rooney., Donoghue, Hynes, Kelly, Whelan, Higgins, King, Hansberry, Murphy, Connor were residents of this townland.

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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