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


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

Rath Muirghesa

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Rath Muirghesa                                              Morris’ fort                               

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

Rathmorrissey – Rdth Mhuirgheasa –Momssey’s fort.

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

The property of Lord Oranmore, one half of which is cultivated, the remainder is heath and rocks. Near the north end is a triangulation station, 194 feet above sea level. Near its southern end is an old fort, there are 2 more in a north-east direction: one at 40 chains; the second at 25 chains. It is bounded on the south by the road from Athenry to Galway, its surface varies from 133 to 194 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 2 and a quarter miles west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Poulnagrough, on the west by Caraundhu and Tubberuah, on the south by Gortruah, and on the east by Ballygurraun West.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

617 Acres; 0 Roods; 37 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

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Names of Children from National School Register