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:

Raithín                                                           A small fort                     

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

Raheen – Raithin – Small Rath (fort).

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

The property of Councillor Lopdell, nearly all under cultivation. There are a few acres of plantation near its centre and also at its north-west angle. It is bounded on the south-east by the old town wall, and is bounded on the north by the road from Athenry to Turloughmore, on the south-east by the road from to Athenry to Galway.

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

It is situated on the north-west side of the town of Athenry, bounded on the north by Cullairbaun, on the west by Ballygurrane North and Prospect.


Raheen is in both the barony and B.D. of Athenry.  It was once known as Raheeney. It is located on the North West side of the town.


1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

In 1827 William Lobdell Esq owned 45 acres of 1st grade land, 45 acres of 2nd grade land. Total acres 90. 

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

151 Acres; 0 Roods; 25 Square Perches

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1858 – it was the property of Councillor John Lobdell containing in all 151 statute acres.

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