Origin of Placename

Following is a list of housing estates with Irish names in Galway City.

Placename Meaning
Barr Taoide The site near Galway Bay.
Ceann Boirne Ceann Boirne was the name of the house which was knocked to build the apartments on it.
Cairéal Mór There was once a Quarry on this site.
Cor Boise Coir Boise is situated in Gleann na hAille on the Tuam Road. The placename is based on ‘Bos le hÉadan’. There is still a house in that area called ‘Bos le hÉadan’. Peadar O’Dowd stated that ‘Bos le hÉadan’ was the name of the area once. People had the habit of placing their palm to their face on the first sight of Galway – thanking God that they reached their destination safely.
Cúirt Bhreac Based on the townland ‘An Gleann Breac’.
Gort Léinn The site on Monivea Road beside Dún Léinn. The name Gort Léinn refers to the site beside it.
Sruthán Sruthán Mhuirlinn is situated beside Béal Srutha and Merlin.
Túr an tSáile This site is situated beside Loch Ataile Road.
Turnóg Limeklin is available on this site – Tornóg is the Irish for Limeklin.
Sliabh Bán This site is located in Ballyban.
Loch Lurgan Galway Bay was previously known as ‘Lurgan’.
Geata an Eolais This site is located across the road from the university.
Croit na Mara Situated beside the sea.
City Point/Rinn na Cathrach This business Centre is located near the city centre.
Cúlgharraí This site had previously been known as ‘Backgarden’.