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


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

Sgeach a’Doirín

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Sgeach a’ Doirín                                            Bush of the small oak grove      

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

Skeaghaderreen – Sceach a’ Doirin – The whitethorn of the small oak wood.

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

The property of Lady Russel, one half of which is pasture. In its centre is a triangulation station 242 feet above sea level, and its general surface varies from 216 feet to 242 feet above sea level.

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

It is situated 1 and half mile north of Athenry, bounded on the north by Knockbaun, on the west by Loughaunenaghaun, on the south by Ballydavid Middle, on the east by Ballydavid North.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

170 Acres; 0 Roods; 31 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


SKEAGHADERREEN: Bush of the derreen or small oakwood. It was the property of Lady Russell.





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