Aughrim, County Galway

Aughrim (Irish: Eachroim, meaning 'horse ridge')[2] 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. According to the Irish census of 2011, the division had a population of 595.

Aughrim cross
Aughrim cross
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
CountyCounty Galway
115 m (377 ft)
 • Rural
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceM785281

It was in Aughrim that the Marquis de St Ruth prepared the Irish Catholic Jacobite troops for the Battle of Aughrim which was fought, during the Williamite war in Ireland, on 12 July 1691. Two ringforts located to the south (in Attidermot townland) are a National Monument.

Community organisationsEdit

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.[3]



Aughrim is located on the old N6 (R446) Galway to Dublin road, Aughrim is now by-passed by the M6 motorway. The motorway was opened on 23 July 2009 (Athlone to Ballinasloe) and 18 December 2009 (Ballinasloe to Galway). It is located approximately 5.5 kilometers from the Ballinasloe West M6 Junction (J15).


Aughrim is served by Bus Eireann (routes 20 & 20x) and by private bus with CityLink (763) serving Aughrim on their Dublin to Galway routes.[citation needed]

Holy Trinity ChurchEdit

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 [4] Rectors of Holy Trinity Church have included Rev. Henry Martin (1819-1845) and the Very Rev. John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton (1845-1888).[citation needed]

Abbots and Bishops of AughrimEdit



  1. ^ "Census 2011 – Population Classified by Area Table 6 Population of each province, county, city, urban area, rural area and electoral division, 2006 and 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ Field, John (1980). Place-names of Great Britain and Ireland. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. p. 27. ISBN 0389201545. OCLC 6964610.
  3. ^ "New Irish Hosting account holding page".
  4. ^ Aughrim Union of Parishes


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

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