Shudane: Shoodaun; Shudaun



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

Shudane: Shoodaun; Shudaun

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


Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                   Meaning in English:

Siúdán                                                     Blowing of the Séidean (Donovan)                                                                                                               Named after ancient tribe of Sodan

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

Shudane • Siuddn – Soden Race • Old Irish who lived there before the Celts.

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

It is the property of Mr. Brown, two-thirds of this townland is under cultivation, the remainder is deep bog. A portion of its east end and is subject to winter flooding. There stands a triangulation station near its north-east extremity 251 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 2 and half miles south-east of Monivea, bounded on the north by Curmacooagh West and Lenamore, on the east by Cloonkeenbeg, on the south by Cappamoyle, and on the west by Newcastle.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

In 1827 Brownes lived there.

1839 O.S.I. Map

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 – the families in Shoodan were Donnellan, Ryan, Jordan, Tracy, Grady, Lyons, Naughton, Burke, Berreen, Kenny, Laffey, Coppinger, Kendrigan, Madden, Roche, Dillion, Kelly, Shaughnessy, Gannon, Forde, Cannons, Molloy, Igoe, and Browne.

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

544 Acres; 2 Roods; 25 Square Perches

1862 – It was part of Monivea Parish

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


Shudane: Other  ways of spelling this village are Siughdan and Sughdan and Shoodan.


Shudane by Judy Feeney (2012)

Shudane – Blacksmith

Shudane had a blacksmith who shod horses and repaired farm machinery. His name was Jimmy Molloy.

Gloves Middle

  Name (as per O.S.I. Map): Gloves Middle Ainm/Ainmneacha as Gaeilge (John O’Donavan’s Townland Index 1862): Globha Meaning of the Name:  Ainm as Gaeilge:   ...