Information about Gloves West

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Gloves West
Irish Form of Name:
Globha (hardly Irish)
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Gloves West
Gloves West B.S. Sketch Map
Gloves Barony Map
Gloves County Map
Gloves Vestry Book 1826
It is the property of Mr. Browne containing 155 statute acres 1/3 rd. of which is bog, the remainder arable. Its average height above the sea varies from 172 to 184 feet.
It is situated 2 miles East of Athenry, bounded on the North by Monivea, in West by Poulaghoppul, South by Kiltulla Parish and East by Gloves Middle.

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
Gloves West 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.)
Gloves 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.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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