Aughrim, County Galway

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Aughrim is located in Ireland
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 (2011)[1]
 • Rural 595
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M785281
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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, now listed as R446 regional 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 which was fought, during the Williamite war in Ireland, on 12 July 1691.

According to the Irish census of 2011, the division had a population of 595.

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]


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 [2]

Rectors of Holy Trinity Church

  • Rev. Henry Martin (1819 - 1845)
  • The Very Rev. John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton (1845 - 1888) [3]


  • Illustrated road book of Ireland, Second Edition, Automobile Association, London (1970)

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