Geography

Toorkeel

 

 

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

Toorkeel

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

Tuar Caol

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Tuar Caol                                                       Narrow bleach green

                                                                      Narrow pointed hill                   

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

Toorkeel – Tur Cool – slender tower.

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

It is the property of Mr. Tighe, it is all under cultivation. Near its centre the residence of its proprietor stands on the south of a road which passes through the centre of the townland.

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

It is situated 3 and half miles south-southeast of Monivea. It is bounded on the north by Glannaghlocháun, on the west by Lissdoran, on the south by Ballyboggan and on the east by Cloonkeenbeg.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (1827):

In 1827 the families there were Keane and Burke.

1839 O.S.I. Map

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

1855 – In 1855 the families living there were Gannons, Kellys, Blinden, Collins and Tighe.

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

103 Acres; 2 Roods; 0 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

OLD NAMES IN ATHENRY PARISH

TOORKEEL: 

Known as Turcoole.  The land was owned by Mr. O’Daly.

HOLY WELLS by Monsie Kennedy

by Monsie Kennedy  Source:  Athenry ADC’s publication -The Athenry Journal, August 1995     Holy Wells have been a feature of the religion of the ...