Information about Caheratubber West

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Caheratubber West
Irish Form of Name:
Ceathramhadh an Tobair
quarter of the well
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Caheratubber West
Caheratubber West B.S. Sketch Map
Carratobber Barony Map
Cahertobber County Book
Cahirtobber County Book
Caratobber County Map
Cahirtubber Vestry Book 1826
Cahertobber Vestry Book 1827
It is the property of Lady Russel containing 207, statute acres all arable with the exception of 10 acres of marsh, subject to flood in winter. It is bounded on the West by the road from Athenry to Monivea and on the North by a cross or bye road. Near its eastern centre is a village of houses, and the river which forms its eastern boundary is subject to floods in winter which lays a number of acres under water in that season.
It is 1½ miles N. N.E. of Athenry, bounded on the North by Cahirtubber East, on the East by Monivea Parish and South by Caherroyan and West by Ballydavid South and Middle.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
200 0 35
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
58 6 5
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
58 6 5
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

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
Caheratubber West is a townland.

Information From Maps

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Caheratubber West
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

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.)
Caheratubber West is in the civil parish of Athenry Parish.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Athenry
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Athenry
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.