Cappaghmore

Civil Parish of Killinny

Natalie Cyrkel / University of Galway / Galway County Heritage Office

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Cappaghmore is situated in the southwest area of the parish of Killinny. This parish is in the barony of Kiltartan in County Galway.

The Down Survey Map under the name ‘Cappamore,’ recorded the Earl of Clanrickard (Protestant) as the owner in both 1641 (pre Cromwell) and 1670 (post Cromwell). There were 165 plantation acres of unprofitable land and 42 plantation acres of profitable land.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books highlighted another spelling of Cappaghmore, this was Ceapach Mór. In Cappaghmore, the main crops were wheat and potatoes. Similar to most parts of this parish, the soil was rocky, stony, and gravelly. John C. Lopdell, Esq., Athenry was the proprietor and Michael Henly of Athreny was the agent. There were 10 individuals on a 21 year lease, the annual rent was 160 pounds. The county cess or tax was 2 shillings 9.5 pence per acre. The tithe was withheld by the tenantry. The soil in Cappaghmore was rocky, stony, and gravely, with wheat and potatoes as the primary crops. Donohue and Kelly were the prevailing names in the townland. Martin Donohue was the authority. 

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

The Griffith’s Valuation of 1855 reported John Lopdell and James Kelly as the primary landowners. 

The following holdings and their areas were owned by John Lopdell and leased by John Hynes: land (1 acre, 2 roods, 5 perches), land (0 acres, 2 roods, 2 perches), garden/ house and garden (0 acres, 2 roods, 0 perches), garden (0 acres, 0 roods, 30 perches), and another garden (0 acres, 10 roods, 0 perches).These holdings were valued at £0-18-0. Martin Donohue, Michael Hynes, Michael Kelly, and James Kelly leased a divided plot of land from John Lopdell with the area of 1 acre, 2 roods, 12 perches valued to be £0-2-0. Martin Hynes was another occupant that renting from John Lopdell. Martin had 3 holdings: land (1 acre, 1 rood, 3 perches), a house and garden (0 acres, 2 roods, 0 perches), and land (0 acres, 3 roods, 30 perches). These holdings were valued to be £1-3-0. Michael Hynes and Martin Hynes each had a land holding of 7 acres, 2 roods, and 21 perches, for £0-5-0. Martin Donohue and James Kelly each had a holding of land with the area of 0 acres, 2 roods, 18 perches valued to be £0-5-0. John Donohue leased 7 holdings from John Lopdell: land (4 acres, 2 roods, 20 perches), land (2 acres, 2 roods, 8 perches), land (4 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches), house and garden (0 acres, 3 roods, 10 perches), garden (0 acres, 1 rood, 30 perches), land (4 acres, 0 roods, 17 perches), and land (4 acres, 8 roods, 8 perches). These holdings were valued at £4-2-0.

John Lopdell also leased to the following tenants. Martin Donohue Jun. leased 4 holdings: land (7 acres -2 roods -36 perches), land (10-2-38), garden (0-1-20), and a house office and garden (0-2-8) for the value of 8-0-0. Thomas Harrihill had 3 holdings of land and 1 of house offices and garden, the land area was 4-1-17, 3-1-7, 5-0-11, and the area of the house offices and garden was 0-1-20. These holdings were estimated to be 4-15-0. Michael Hynes, Thomas Harrihill, and Patrick Hynes (Mark)1 leased land with the area of 1-2-3 and 1-2-13. Michael and Patrick paid 0-2-0 and Thomas paid 0-4-0. Patrick Hynes (John) also leased from John Lopdell. Patrick leased the following holdings: land (4-3-8), land (0-3-10), land (1-1-0), house and garden (0-1-30). These holdings were recorded to be 5-7-0. James Kelly also leased numerous holdings: land (4-3-18), land (4-0-8), land (129-3-20), a house, offices and garden (0-1-0). These holdings were worth 25-11-0. Patk. [sic] Hynes (Mark) and Martin Hynes rented land holdings with the areas of 3-1-14, 4-0-30, 5-2–15 for 2-0-0. Michael Hynes was recorded to be leasing holdings of land (4-2-28), land (0-3-31), garden (0-3-0), house, office and garden (0-0-20), and land (0-2-30). These were valued to be 4-19-0. Martin Hynes and Catherine Calligy leased 3 land holdings with the areas of 3-2-12, 3-3-17, and 3-3-29. These holdings were recorded as 1-10-0. Michael Kelly and John Hynes were leasing one holding of land with 3-2-32 and another land holding of 7-1-38. For Michael this was 3-9-0 and 1-3-0 for John. Michael Hynes and James Kelly were recorded to be leasing land with an area of 2-3-25 and another piece of land with an area of 1-3-16. The value was 0-10-0.

The total annual valuation of rateable property paid overall in Cappaghmore was £85-14-0 for 473 acres, 2 roods, and 19 perches of house, offices, and land.

 

1901 Census

In Cappaghmore, 10 households of 19 males and 19 females, 38 total, were recorded in 1901. All inhabitants were Roman Catholic.  Houses were made of stone, brick, or concrete. The roof of the houses were made of thatch, wood, or other perishable material. All of the houses were built as private dwellings. Seven of the ten household heads were unmarried or widowed. Houses in Cappaghmore were a mix of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th class. The townland of Cappaghmore had the most houses of all townlands in the civil parish of Killinny. 

Thomas Donohue (38) was a farmer married to Catherine Donohue (38). The two lived with their five unmarried children Margt [sic] Donohue (10), Mary Donohue (8), Martin Donohue (7), Bridget Donohue (5), and Thomas Donohue (2). All children were listed as scholars, with the exception of Bridget and Thomas (2). All were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic. Thomas (38) and Catherine (38) had Irish and English listed, however no language was listed for the children. All family members could read and write, Martin could only read, Bridget and Thomas (2) could not read. The family of seven resided in a 3rd class house with 1 front window, 2 rooms, 1 stable, and 1 piggery. Thomas Donohue owned the land on which his house was situated.

Catherine Hynes (75) was a widowed farmer who lived with her unmarried son John Hynes (37). John was listed as a farmer’s son. Both were born in County Galway and identify as Roman Catholic. Both cannot read and speak Irish and English. The two reside in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front facing windows, 1 piggery, and 1 barn. Catherine Hynes owned the land on which her house was situated.

John Flaherty (75) was a farmer married to Catherine Flaherty (65). The two lived with their three unmarried children Margt [sic] Flaherty (28), John Flaherty (24), and Michl Flaherty (21). All children were listed as farmer’s sons/ daughters. All were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic. All family members could not read and write and spoke Irish and English. The Flaherty family resided in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows, 2 rooms, 1 stable, 1 barn, and 1 piggery. John Flaherty owned the land on which his house was situated.

Margt Donohue (84) was a widowed farmer who lived with her son Michl [sic] Donohoe (45), his wife Mary Donohue (30), and their two children, Mary Donohue (2) and Margt [sic] Donohue (1). All family members were born in County Galway and identify as Roman Catholic, with the exception of Mary (30), who was born in County Clare. Michl is listed as a farmer’s son, and Mary (30) as a farmer’s wife. Mary (30) is the only family member able to read and write. All Hynes family members speak Irish and English, however there is no language listed for Mary (2) and Margt (1). The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front facing windows, 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, and 1 barn. Margt Donohue owned the land on which her house was situated.

Mary Gallery (78) was an unmarried wool spinner born in County Galway. She could not read and spoke Irish and English. Mary identified as Roman Catholic. She lived in a 4th class 1 bedroom house with no front facing window, and no out-offices and farm- steadings. John Flaherty owned the land on which Mary’s house was situated.

Mary Hynes (50) was a widowed farmer who lived with her three unmarried children Martin Hynes (30), Catherine Hynes (16), and Thomas Hynes (15). All children were listed as farmer’s sons/ daughters. All were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic. All family members could not read, except for Thomas who could read and write. All Hynes family members spoke Irish and English. The family of 4 resided in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows, 2 rooms, and 1 fowl house. Mary Hynes owned the land on which his house was situated.

Patrick Hynes (85) was a widowed farmer who lived with his unmarried son Michael Hynes (20). Both were born in County Galway and identify as Roman Catholic. Both cannot read and speak Irish and English. The two reside in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front facing windows, and no out-offices and farm- steadings. Patrick Hynes owned the land on which his house was situated.

Sarah Hynes (46) was an unmarried shirt-maker born in County Galway. She could not read and spoke Irish and English. Sarah identified as Roman Catholic. She lived in a 3rd class, 1 bedroom house with 1 front facing window, and no out-offices and farm- steadings. Sarah Hynes owned the land on which her house was situated.

Peter Kelly (50) was an unmarried farmer who lived with his brother John Kelly (40), his sister in law Bridget Kelly (30), and two nephews, Thomas Kelly (5) and Michl [sic] Kelly (2). All were born in County Galway and identify as Roman Catholic. Peter, Thomas, and Michl cannot read. John and Bridget can read and write. All have Irish and English listed under language with the exception of Michl. The Kelly family resides in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front facing windows, 1 stable and 1 cow house. Peter Kelly owned the land on which his house was situated.

John James Kelly (88) was a farmer married to Catherine Kelly (60). The two lived with their four unmarried children, Catherine Kelly (30), Margt [sic] Kelly (28), Patrick Kelly (26), and Michael Kelly (24). All children were listed as farmer’s sons/ daughters. All were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic. All family members spoke Irish and English. John James, Catherine (30), and Patrick, could not read. Catherine (60) could read, Margt could read and write. The family of six lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows, 3 rooms, 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, and 1 barn. John James Kelly owned the land on which his house was situated.

 

1911 Census

In 1911, there were 9 households of 29 males and 19 females, 48 total, in Cappaghmore. All inhabitants were Roman Catholic. Houses were made of stone, brick, or concrete. The roof of the houses were made of thatch, wood, or other perishable material. All of the houses were built as private dwellings. Houses in Cappaghmore were a mix of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th class. 

John Flaherty (37) was an unmarried farmer who lived with his sister, Margret Flaherty (39), his brother, Michael Flaherty (34), and John’s niece, Bridget Burke (14). Michael was a general labourer, Bridget was a scholar, and Margret had no occupation listed. All Flahertys were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic, Bridget was born in County Clare. All members of the house could read and write and spoke Irish and English, with the exception of John, who could not read. The Flaherty family resided in a 2nd class, 2 bedroom house with 3 front windows. The property had 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 barn, and 1 piggery. John Flaherty owned the property on which his house was situated.

Thomas Donohue (50) was a farmer married to Kate Donohue (50). As of 1911, the couple was married for 21 years and bore 10 children, 9 of which were still living. The two lived with their eight unmarried children Margret Donohue (18), Martin Donohue (16), Bridget Donohue (15), Thomas Donohue (13), Kate Donohue (10), John Donohue (7), Patrick Donohue (5), and Michael Donohue (3). All children were listed as scholars, with the exception of Margret who was listed as a farmer’ daughter, and Martin, who had no occupation listed. It was noted that Martin’s specified illness was “imbecile.” All 10 family members were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic. Thomas (50), Kate (50), Margret, Bridget, and Thomas (13) were the only individuals with Irish and English and the ability to read and write. Patrick, Michael, and Martin could not read nor write, Kate (10) and John could only read. The Donohues lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window, 2 rooms, and 1 stable. Thomas Donohue owned the land on which his house was situated.

Michael Donohue (67) was a farmer married to his wife of 14 years, Mary Donohue (46). As of 1911, the couple had 5 children, all alive. The two lived with their five unmarried children Margret Donohue (11), Delia Donohue (9), John Donohue (8), and Michael Donohue (6). All children were listed as scholars. All family members were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic, except Mary, who was born in County Clare. Michael, Mary, and Margret were the only individuals with Irish and English. Only Mary and Margret could read and write. The Donohue family lived in a 2nd class, 3 bedroom house with 3 front windows. The land also had 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, and 1 barn. Michael Donohue owned the land on which his house was situated.

Patrick Hynes (78) was a widowed farmer who lived with his unmarried son Michael Hynes (28). Michael was a farmer’s son. Both were born in County Galway and identify as Roman Catholic. Both cannot read and speak Irish and English. The two reside in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front facing windows, and 1 stable. Patrick Hynes owned the land on which his house was situated.

Michael Hynes (38) was a general labourer who lived with his wife, Anne Hynes (40). As of 1911, the pair had been married 16 years and produced 10 children, 9 of which were still living. The two lived with their nine unmarried children, John Hynes (15), Michael Hynes (12), Patrick Hynes (11), Bridget Hynes (9), Mary Hynes (8), Thomas Hynes (6), Anne Hynes (4), Joseph Hynes (1), and Gerrard Hynes (under 1 month). All children were recorded as scholars, with the exception of John and Michael (12) as agricultural labourers, and Gerrard. All Hynes family members were born in County Clare and identified as Roman Catholic, except Michael (38), Michael (12), Joseph, and Gerrard who were all born in County Galway. Only Anne (40), Bridget, and Mary were able to read and write. John and Michael (12) could only read, and the rest of the family could not read nor write. Irish and English were only listed for Michael (38). The Hynes family lived in a 3rd class, 1 room house which had 1 front window, and no out-offices or farm- steadings. The land was owned by James Hynes.

Mary Hynes (68) was a widowed farmer who lived with her three unmarried children Martin Hynes (40), Kate Hynes (25), and Thomas Hynes (24). Martin was an agricultural labourer, Kate was a domestic servant, and Thomas was a general labourer. All were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic. All family members could not read, except for Thomas and Kate who could read and write. All Hynes family members spoke Irish and English. The family of 4 resided in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows, 2 rooms, 1 stable, 1 coach house,and 1 piggery. Mary Hynes was the land owner.

Sarah Hynes (71) was an unmarried seamstress born in County Galway. She could not read and spoke Irish and English. Sarah identified as Roman Catholic. She lived in a 3rd class, 1 bedroom house with 1 front facing window, and no out-offices and farm- steadings. Mary Hynes owned the land on which her house was situated.

John Kelly (55) was a farmer married to his wife of 16 years, Bridget Kelly (40). Bridget had 4 children, 3 of which were still alive. The couple lived with their three unmarried children, Thomas Kelly (15), Michael Kelly (12), and Martin Kelly (7). The family also lived with John’s brother, Peter Kelly (60), an unmarried agricultural labourer. Thomas was also an agricultural labourer. Michael and Martin were scholars. All were born in County Galway and identified as Roman Catholic. All of the Kelly family spoke Irish and English. John, Bridget, Thomas, and Michael could read and write. Peter and Martin could not read. The family of six lived in a 2nd class, 3 bedroom house with 3 front windows. On the property was 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, and 1 barn. John Kelly owned the land on which his house was situated.

Kate Kelly (80) was a widowed farmer who lived with her three unmarried children, Margret Kelly (43), Patrick Kelly (42), and Micheal Kelly (35). Patrick and Michael agricultural labourers. Margret was a farmer’s daughter. All were born in County Galway and identify as Roman Catholic. Kate and Patrick could not read. Margret and Michael could read and write. All have Irish and English listed under language. The Kelly family resides in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front facing windows, 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 piggery, 1 barn, and 1 cow house. Kate Kelly was the land owner.

1 The name listed in brackets is the father’s name. It is a Gaelic practice to use the father’s name to distinguish men with the same name.

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