Name (as per O.S.I. Map):
Ainm/Ainmneacha as Gaeilge (John O’Donavan’s Townland Index 1862):
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
Known as Turcoole. The land was owned by Mr. O’Daly.