Aughrim, County Galway

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Aughrim
Eachroim
Town
Aughrim is located in Ireland
Aughrim
Aughrim
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°18′15″N 8°19′00″W / 53.304167°N 8.316667°W / 53.304167; -8.316667Coordinates: 53°18′15″N 8°19′00″W / 53.304167°N 8.316667°W / 53.304167; -8.316667
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Urban 546
 • Rural 546
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M785281
Website www.loughrea.ie
Aughrim, County Galway is located in Ireland
Aughrim, County Galway
Location of Aughrim
Aughrim cross.jpg

Aughrim (Irish: Eachroim, meaning "horse ridge") is a small village in County Galway, Ireland. It is located between the towns of Loughrea and Ballinasloe, along the old N6 national primary road that used to be the main road between Galway and Dublin.

Its place in history is assured as it was here that the Marquis de St Ruth prepared the Irish troops for the Battle of Aughrim during the Williamite war in Ireland was fought on 12 July 1691.

According to the Irish census of 2002, the village had a population of 546.[citation needed]

Chernobyl Appeal[edit]

Aughrim is the base for the charitable organisation Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal which carry out voluntary work in areas in Belarus affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Abbots and Bishops of Aughrim[edit]

People[edit]

Holy Trinity Church[edit]

Holy Trinity Church is the Church of Ireland parish church for Aughrim. It was built in 1819 and consecrated on Trinity Sunday 1819 and it was therefore called Holy Trinity. It is cruciform in shape and is still in use as a parish church [1]

Rectors of Holy Trinity Church

  • Rev. Henry Martin (1819 - 1845)
  • The Very Rev. John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton (1845 - 1888) [2]

References[edit]

  • Illustrated road book of Ireland, Second Edition, Automobile Association, London (1970)
  1. ^ Aughrim Union of Parishes
  2. ^ Kriste Family Tree

See also[edit]