• Carrowbrowne is a Townland in the Parish of Castlegar, County Galway.
  • Graveyard to the South.
  • National School - knocked.
  • Carrowbrowne Castle.
  • A Hard Stand is to the East.
  • Will of Doctor Anthony Blake.
  • This Townland is on both sides of the Galway to Headford Road, N63
  • Population in 1841 -  1,041
  • Griffith's Valuation - 1850's
  • Some of Ballindooley Cross - Roads, is in this Townland and it goes up the road towards Mc Hugh's / Pollkeen to near the bottom of Boyle's / Crowe's Hill.
  • Other names for this place - Quarown Brown - Browne's Quarter - CEATHRUAN BHRUNAIGH
  • Tom Corcoran had the last House to the South and Tony Groak lived there also, both characters from the Old Mc Hugh's Pub.
  • There is a Video of a local effort to clean up rubbish from illegal dumping and includes some of this place.
  • Also known as Ballinasherune in old documents, and the basis of Nickname used locally until recently?
    • Other names associated with this place - Castle-quarter,  Bogvillage (Hardiman - 1820).


"SIR THOMAS BLAKE of Menlo, Co. Galway, second Baronet ; he was Mayor of Galway in 1637, and became NI.P. for Galway Borough in June, 1634. In the Strafford survey of Mayo, 1636, he is returned as the owner of the lands of Clonyne (now form-ing the estate of Towerhill) in the barony of Carra, Co. Mayo.

Sir Thomas married Juliane Browne, daughter of Geoffrey Browne of Carrowbrowne, and had issue (with several daughters, one of whom, Moggine, married James Lynch of Galway ; and another, Mary, married Martin Kirwan of Knock) four sons :

Carrowbrowne, Castlegar