Geography

The Townlands of Athenry Parish and the Landowners in 1855

The following is a list of the townlands in the Catholic Parish of Athenry together with the area of each and the name of the main landlord/landowner at the time of Griffiths Valuation circa 1855. The townlands varied greatly in size. While the townland of Graigueabbey is a mere 4 acres, the largest is Lenamore at 951 acres. In total there are 111 townlands in what is now Athenry Parish and amounting to 31,420 acres (12,720 hectares). The average size of townland was 283 acres (114.6 hectares).

Walter Lambert was the largest landowner with 6241 acres (2527 hectares) in 22 townlands. Other major landowners were Henry Hall (3879 acres), James Perry (2338 acres), Robert French (2119 acres), Thomas Richardson (2017 acres) and Lord Dunsandle (1832 acres).

The spelling of the name of the townland is as used in Griffiths Valuation. The acreage is rounded to the nearest acre.

Main Landlord Townland Area (acres) No
James Perry Ballygurrane North 224 1  
  Ballygurrane South 238 2  
  Ballygurrane West 251 3  
  Cuillairbawn 186 4  
  Gortnahown 60 5  
  Moonbaun 603 6  
  Newford 220 7  
  Park 554 8  
  Total 2338    
Alliance Ins Co Baunmore 211 9  
  Gorteenacra 60 10  
  Kingsland North 91 11  
  Kingsland South 230 12  
  Pollacappul 171 13  
  Total 764    
Burton Persse Bottom 100 14  
  Boyhill 180 15  
  Loobroe 50 16  
  Toberconnolly 21 17  
  Total 351    
Francis Bruen Castleturvin 388 18  
  Cloran 431 19  
  Mulpit 182 20  
  Total 1001    
Thomas Kelly Blean 234 21  
  Rahard 398 22  
  Total 632    
William Kelly Clamper Park 111 23  
  Farnablake West 52 24  
  Furzy Park 42 25  
  Millpark 63 26  
  Turloughalangar 105 27  
  Total 373    
Edward Evans Farnablake East 149 28  
  Mountain South 177 29  
  Total 326    
Robert French Caherfinsker 250 30  
  Derrydonnell More 524 31  
  Greethill 249 32  
  Tobberoe 482 33  
  Derrydonnell North 317 34  
  Derrydonnellbeg 296 35  
  Total 2119    
Maurice Colles Pollnagroagh 355 36  
  Total 355    
Stephen Roche Ballydavid South 478 37  
  Caheroyan 260 38  
  Total 738    
John Lopdell Raheen 151 39  
  Total 151    
Thomas Courtney Prospect 53 40  
  Total 53    
Mark Loughnane Gloves Middle 217 41  
  Total 217    
Mark Browne Gloves West 155 42  
  Total 155    
James Finn Knockaunglas 20 43  
  Total 20    
Fred. Malcolmson Gortroe 110 44  
  Total 110    
Jonathan Corbishley Rathmorrisssey 617 45  
  Total 617    
Town Athenry 65 46  
  Total 63    
Lord Dunsandle Cloonkeenbeg 413 47  
  Cloonkeenmore North 471 48  
  Cloonkeenmore South 505 49  
  Cloonbrusk 321 50  
  Binn 69 51  
  Glennaloughaun 53 52  
  Total 1832    
Robert Bodkin Mountain West 198 53  
  Shantallow 198 54  
  Total 396    
Andrew Browne Coldwood 602 55  
  Total 602    
Henry Hall Tysaxon 471 56  
  Cormacuagh East 215 57  
  Cormacuagh West 411 58  
  Currantarmuid 828 59  
  Cuddoo East 276 60  
  Cuddoo West 470 61  
  Knockbrack 665 62  
  Newcastle 219 63  
  Mountgarret 173 64  
  Templemoyle 151 65  
  Total 3879    
Thomas Richardson Derroogh 391 66  
  Aghafadda 128 67  
  Laghtenora 120 68  
  Lenamore 951 69  
  Tiaquin Demense 427 70  
  Total 2017    
James Clarke Ballydavid Middle 201 71  
  Graigueabbey 4 72  
  Kilcornan 415 73  
  Total 620    
John Bodkin Ballyboggan 534 74  
  Bingarra 347 75  
  Total 881    
Reps Hon. B Sewell Ballydavid North 198 76  
  Carrowntober East 566 77  
  Carrowntober West 201 78  
  Knockbaun 214 79  
  Montpelier 306 80  
  Skeaghaderreen 170 81  
  Total 1655    
Walter P Lambert Carnaun 486 82  
  Loughaunenaghan 157 83  
  Castlellen 380 84  
  Fahy’s Village 89 85  
  Pollagh 134 86  
  Saint Ellen 90 87  
  Ballinloughaun 365 88  
  Ballybackagh 318 89  
  Barrett’s Park 251 90  
  Caherbriskaun 374 91  
  Caraunduff 193 92  
  Cashla 292 93  
  Castlelambert 588 94  
  Deerpark 122 95  
  Knocknacreeva 228 96  
  Lisheenkyle East 175 97  
  Lisheenkyle West 515 98  
  Moor 658 98  
  Peakroe 145 100  
  Pollagooil 98 101  
  Tobernaveen 363 102  
  Mountain North 220 103  
  Total 6241    
Thomas Mahon Cossaun 269 104  
  Total 269    
Walter Nowlan Cappaghmoyle 231 105  
  Lisdoran 72 106  
  Total 303    
John Tighe Toorkeel 111 107  
  Total 111    
Thomas C Vandeleur & Andrew Browne Moyveela 894 108  
  Total 894    
Thomas C Vandeleur Palmerstown 449 109  
  Total 449    
Michael Browne Shoodaun 542 110  
    542    
Reps Elliot Warburton Graigueabbey South 346 111  
    346    
 

TOTAL

   

31420

   

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