Information about Monivea
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
4 Masters, brake of the metheglin
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Muin a bheithe
Parish of Monivea By. S. Sketch Map
Monivea Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Monivea Not on Orig. Co. Map
The village of Monivea stands nearly central in the parish, and the parish forms part of the Baronies of Tiaquin, Clare and Kilconnel. There are a number of Gentlemen’s Seats, and a few well laid out farms in this parish. It contains in all about 21,930 acres, of which 16,150 belong to the Barony of Tiaquin. The site of the ancient house of Quin from which the barony derives its name is situated near the eastern extremity of the parish in the rear of a neat cottage, the residence of [unable to read] Burke, Esq. – the owner of a small estate in the parish.
It is situated nearly central in the County of Galway being 16½ miles N.E. of Galway, 10½ S.W. of Tuam and 5½ North of Athenry, bounded on the North by Abbeyknockmoy, East by Moylough, South by Athenry and West by Lackagh, Abbey and Abbeyknockmoy Parishes.
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
Information From Maps
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
(Click on place name to view original map in new window.)
Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
(This information will display in a new window.)
Information from the National Monuments Service.
(This information will display in a new window.):
You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
If you notice any inaccuracies with any of the above, please e-mail
©Galway Public Library.