Roger Harrison


Irish Grid: M 78346 44227                                                  Lat / Long: 53.4479, -8.32664


DED: Castleffrench



(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Contains a. r. p. about 160 acres of which is arable and 40 acres of wood, the remainder bog, the arable part is dry and of a good quality, the bog flat and wet. It is the property of Lord Ffrench held by deed for ever. The County Cess is included with Eglish.



(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the North of this parish in the Barony of Killian, bounded in this parish in said Barony by Cloonshee Rochfort, Eskermore, part of Loonaghton Kelly and Castle Ffrench East townlands, by Clooncannon Kelly in the barony of Cloonmacnon, by Castle Ffrench West in the Barony of Kilconnel and in Taughboy parish and Killian Barony by Mucklin Caltraduff and Killaderry.


This is a list of townlands that share a border with Gowla.



Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and the first four Irish censuses were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.


1821:  Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no records      for Ahascragh.

1831:  The only surviving records are from Counties Antrim and Derry.

1841:  There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1851:   There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1861:  Census records for 1861 and 1871 were deliberately destroyed by the government

1881:  The records for 1881 and 1891 were pulped as waster paper during the shortages of World War I.

1901:   No information available

1911:   No information available


Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

(The immediate lessor for all the tenements in Gowla was James Thorngate)

Plot 1: James Thorngate had, in fee (for himself), 1086 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £149.

Plot 1a: Honoria Geraghty paid 15s annually for a house and office.

Plot 2a: Patrick Laughnan [sic] leased a house, offices and part of 13 acres and 5 perches of land (shared with Thomas Tully (Plot 2b)) for which he paid £5 for his share of the land and 12s for the buildings.

Plot 2b: Thomas Tully leased a house, office and part of 13 acres and 5 perches of land (shared with Patrick Laughnan [sic] (Plot 2a)) for which he paid £5 for his shared of the land and 10s for the buildings.

Plot 3A: Thomas Forde leased 2 acres, 1 rood and 37 perches of land for 8s.

Plot 3B: Thomas Forde leased 2 roods and 26 perches of land for 2s.

Plot 4Aa: William Nolan paid 8s for a house and offices and leased a share of 3 acres, 2 roods and 38 perches of land (shared with Mary Blake (plot 4Ab)) for which they paid 14s between them.

Plot 4Ab: Mary Blake leased a house and a share of 3 acres, 2 roods and 38 perches of land (shared with William Nolan (plot 4Aa)) for which they paid 14s between them. Mary paid 4s for the house.

Plot 4B: William Nolan and Mary Blake jointly leased 2 roods and 22 perches of land for which they paid 2s between them.



This page was added on 20/03/2023.

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