Palmerstown townland

Civil Parish of Athenry

Mary Doherty, Athenry Active Retirement

Palmerstown townland

Palmerstown townland, Baile na bhFalmairí


The Down Survey Map has no information on this townland.

Information from O’Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838 provides other forms of this townland:

Palmerstown B.S. Sketch Map

Palmerstown Barony Map

Palmerstown County Map

Palmerstown is situated in the DED of Stradbally in the Barony of Dunkellin, 3 1/2 miles N.W. of Athenry. It is bounded on the North by Carnmore, West by Derrydonnell North, South by Moyveela and East by Tubberruah, Lisheenkyle East and Lisheenkyle West.

It is the property of Judge Vandeleur, containing 448 statute acres.


Tithe Applotment Books 1827.

Hans Kean held 88 acres of land and his tax was £2-4- 41/2d yearly.

Nichs Kealy held 19 acres of land and paid £0-9-6d tax annually.

Michael Kelly held 116 acres of land and his tax amounted to £2-18-0d yearly.

Burton Persse Jr. held 186 acres of land and paid £4-13-41/2d tax yearly.

Griffiths Valuation 1855.

Thomas C Vandeleur held in fee 449 acres and 36 perches of land on which was a herds house, offices and a caretakers house and offices. The rateable annual valuation on the land was £60 and £2-10-0d on the houses and buildings.


1901 Census

There was 1 household recorded on this townland.

John Connelly (33) head of household, a farmer, was married to Julia (35), a farmer, and they had 1 daughter called Bridget (1). John Cosgrove (40) a single farm labourer, lived in the same house. They were all Roman Catholic, born in County Galway; the adults could read and write, and spoke Irish and English. The house was 2nd class, it had 3 windows to front of house and 2 rooms. There was 1 stable and 1 barn recorded for the holding. The land on whose holding the house was situated was owned by John Lenehan.


1911 Census.

There was 1 household in this townland.

John Connolly (42) head of household, was married for 12 years to Julia (42) and they had 6 children, 4 of whom were alive. Mary (11), John (7) Denis (5) and Kathleen (3) The 3 eldest children were scholars, Mary and John could read and write and Denis could read only. Thomas Ward (72), married and a labourer, was a visitor.  All of the occupants were Roman Catholic, and were born in County Galway. The adults could read and write and John senior spoke Irish and English. His house was 2nd class and it had 3 windows at the front of house along with 3 rooms. There were 4 out-offices- a stable, a barn, a cow house and a piggery.

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