Information about Monivea

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Muine Meadha
4 Masters, brake of the metheglin
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Parish of Monivea
Parish of Monivea By Sketch Map
Monivea Carlisles Top. dictionary
Monivea Not on Orig. Co. Map
This part of the Ph. is for the most part a poor shallow soil with a large portion of bog and boggy pasture. It it is situated a gentleman’s seat called Graig Abbey. This part of the Ph. (Kilconnel Barony) contains about 4,130 acres.
It is situated in the Southern extremity of the Parish. It is bounded on the E. by Ph. of Moylough. S. by Athenry and W. by Lackagh. About 1 ½ miles N.E. of the town of Athenry.

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
Monivea is a townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Monivea is in the civil parish of Monivea.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Abbeyknockmoy
  • Athenry
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Monivea
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.