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


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

Sean Talamh

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Sean Talamh                                                        Old land                                    

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

Shantallow – Scan Talamh – Old Ground.

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

The property of Mr. Bodkin, three-quarters of which is cultivated, the rest is brushwood and rocky pasture. It is bounded on the north by the Dublin to Galway road and its surface varies from 60 to 108 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 4 and half miles west of Athenry, bounded on the south by Derrydonnelbeg and Moyveela, on the west by Oranmore, and south and west by Oranmore parish.

Shantallow is in the Barony of Dunkellin and the E.D. of Stradbally. Shantallow, when translated, means old land and is also called Shantholla. It is partly included in Derrydonnell. It consists of 198 acres and was once the property of Mr. Bodkin.


1821 Census Data of the area including

1841 – there were 1i6 people living in Shantallow.

1851 – there were 54 inhabitants

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation (1847-1864):

198 Acres; 3 Roods; 3 Square Perches

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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