Killeenmwinterlaan South

Civil Parish of Kilcolgan

Niamh Broderick, University of Galway, Galway County Heritage Office

Killeenmwinterlaan South

Killeenmwinterlaan South is a townland located in the civil parish of Kilcolgan, in the Barony of Dunkellin.

Its standard name is Killeenmwinterlaan South, with the Irish form of the name being Cillín Mhuintir Leadhain, meaning ‘little wood of the family of Lane,’ Other forms of the name include Killeen Munterlane S., when referring to A.F St George, Killen Muniterline in the 1 quarter County Book, Killeen Muinterlane, when referring to the High Constable for the Barony and Killeenmemtirlane in the Tithe Composition Book.

This townland is situated west of the parish. It is bounded on the north by Killeenmuinterlaan North, on the east by Newtown Kilcolgan and Caherpeak West, on the South by Culdooish and on the west by Drumacoo Parish.

Other placenames in this townland are:

Headrock Lough (lake)

Headrock Village

Griffith’s Valuation

The aim of Griffith’s valuation was to produce a uniform guide to the relative value of land through Ireland, in order to decide how to pay out the Poor rate.

Griffiths Valuation has recorded of this townland was composed of 150 Acres, 1 Rood and 23 Perches.

The land value at the time would have been £41.0s.0d

The currency measures at the time was in the form of Pounds, Shillings, Pence (£.s.d)

There were 10 separate landholdings, all rented out by Christopher St George to 10 separate tenants.

  1. Michael Cosgrave – Land – £0.10s.0d
  2. James Grady – Land – £0.5s.0d
  3. Malachy Grady – Land – £0.15s.0d
  4. Richard Sheehan – Land – £7.10s.0d
  5. Henry Conway – Land – £1.15s.0d
  6. Peter Healy – Land – £4.0s.0d
  7. Patrick Quinn – A house and land – £3.0s.0d
  8. Christopher St George – Land – £3.0s.0d
  9. Thomas M. Persse – Land – £10.0s.0d
  10. Patrick Moran – A house, offices and land – £10.5s.0d



1901 Census

There were 2 households in this townland, noted on the census, totalling a population of 4, 2 females and 2 males. 3 out offices were also recorded.

House 1 – Quinn – There were 3 people living in this household, members of the Quinn family. Martin Quinn was a 73 year old farmer, and the head of the family. He was married to his wife Mary (60), who had no listed occupation. They lived with their son Michael (27), who was listed as the Farmer’s Son. Everyone in the household could read and write, as well as speaking Irish and English. They lived in a private dwelling with 2 out offices, which were a cow house and a piggery. They occupied 3 rooms in their 2nd class house.

House 2 – Tierney – There was only 1 person living in this household. Mary Tierney was the head of the family, aged 35 and working as a general housekeeper. She could read only, as well as speaking Irish and English. She lived in a private dwelling with one out office, which was a piggery. Her house had a perishable roof and stone-type walls, with 1 front window. It was deemed 3rd on the census. Her house was on land owned by Richard Sheehan.

1911 Census

House 1 – Quinn – There were 7 people living in this house. Martin Quinn was the head of the family, an 84 year old farmer. He was married to his wife Mary (72) for 43 years at the time the census was written. They had 5 children who were born alive, with 4 still living. They lived with one of their children who was married, Michael Quinn, a 40 year old farmer. Michael was married to his wife Sarah (40), for 7 years at the time of the census. They had 2 children born alive, with both still living with them in this private dwelling. They were named Stephen (6) and William Quinn (4), and both listed as being scholars. Also staying in this house was Della Teresa, who was a 22 year old boarder, working as a teacher. They stayed in a private dwelling which had 2 out offices, a piggery and a barn. They occupied 4 rooms in their house, which had 4 front windows, stone walls and a perishable roof. It wss deemed 2nd class.

This page was added on 23/05/2023.

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