Information about Athenry Parish

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Athenry Parish
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Átha an Righ
town of the ford of the king
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Athenry Parish
Baile Átha an Righ
Bleáth an Righ
Athenry Beaufort’s Map of Ireland
Athenry Parish By. S. sketch Map
Athenry Carlisle’s Top. Dictionary
Athenry County Book
Athenry Down Survey
Athenry Down Survey 1655
Athenry Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Athenree Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Athenry Printed Townland List
Colgan says that the Franciscan Abbey of Athenry was first called Tigh/Teagh Saxon. * incorrect see J.G.A.H. Soc. Vol X1, p.136.
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 letters.
  • Volume 1 page 408 to page 413
  • Volume 1 page 419