Information about Ardrahan Village

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ardrahan Village
Irish Form of Name:
Ard rathain
[Ardrahan means] hill of the ferns
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ardrahin Lady’s and Farmers Almanack 1838
Ardrahan Village Mr. Robt. Lambert, Tithe Collector
Ardrahan Village Rev. G. Dwyer, Rector Ardrahan
A church in this village built in 1809 capable of accommodating from 200 to 300 persons – 25 houses, a Petty Sessions and Manor Court held here. One fair here each year on the 12th November. 1 mason, 1 Slater, 1 Cooper, 4 Shoemakers, 4 Tailors, 1 Grocer and 4 Public Houses and 3 Lodging Houses, a Post Office and Police Station here. See page 11, No. 1 Book, Parish Ardrahan.
In the townlands of Ardrahan North and Ardrahan South, parish of Ardrahan, Barony of Dunkellin and County Galway.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 588 to page 589

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Ardrahan Village is in Ardrahan North townland.