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Townland:                                  Attirowerty

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Ballynakill

Area:                                       367.29 acres / 367 acres, 1 rood, 6 perches

 

Baptism and Marriage records for Letterfrack R.C. Parish 1821-1886

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1911 Census for Attirowerty

Overview of Attirowerty in 1911.

In the 1911 census there were 12 houses recorded in Attirowerty. All houses were listed as private dwellings. All houses had stone, brick or concrete walls with house 3 having slate, iron or tiles for roofing and all the rest having thatch, wood or other perishable materials. Houses 1,3, 6 10,11 and 12 were 2nd class dwellings with houses 2,4,5,7,8 and 9 being 3rd class. Houses 2,3,4,5,7,8 and 9 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 1 ,6,10,11 and 12 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 3 stables, 11 cow houses, 9 calf houses, 7 piggeries and 1 shed. There were a total of 51 people, 25 male and 26 female. The enumerator was Const. John Hickey.

 

Conneely                     (additional surnames: Coyne and Fraser)

House one was occupied by the Conneely family and the head of the family was John (30). He had been married to his wife Mary (37) for 2 years and they had had 1 child. In the house at that time were their daughter Mary (1), their niece Brigid Coyne (14), John’s sister Mary (25) and a Boarder Betty Fraser (86). All, except Mary (1), both Irish and English languages, Mary (1) and Betty could not read but the others could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John is listed as being a farmer, Mary (25), a farmer’s daughter and Brigid a scholar. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, calf house and a piggery. John Conneely was the landholder.

 

Heanue

The sole occupant of house 2 was the widow Mary (75) who had had 5 children of which 3 survived. She could not read, but could speak both Irish and English. She was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She had a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Heanue was the landholder.

 

Heanue                         (additional surname: Doherty)

House 3 consisted of 7 occupants. Head of the family was Pat (53) who had been married to his wife Bridget (51) for 32 years and they had had 11 children of which only 6 survived. With them in the house were their children William (21), Paul (16), Gregory (14), Martin (10) and a niece Mary (14). Pat and Bridget are listed as having Irish and English but could not read. The others had nothing listed under Language but could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.Pat is listed as a farmer, William and Paul as farmer’s sons and Gregory, Martin and Mary as scholars. They had a 2 roomed 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Pat was the landholder.

 

Mullen                                    (additional surnames: Conneely and Ribbon)

The head of the Mullen family was Festus (54) and his wife Ellen (37) who had been married for 6 years but had no children. In the house at that time were a visitor Mary Conneely (90) and a niece Kate Ribbon (8). All could speak both Irish and English, Festus and Mary could not read, Ellen could read and Kate could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus is listed as a farmer and Kate as a scholar. They occupied a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, cow house and calf house. Festus Mullen was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The Mullen family in house 5 consisted of 8 members. The head of the family was John (50) who had been married to his wife Kate (44) for 16 years and they had had 7 children of which 6 survived. Living with them were their 6 children Bridget (15), James (13), Mary (10), Michael (8), Martin (4) and Kate (10 mths). John, Kate (44), Bridget, James and Mary could speak both Irish and English but there is nothing listed for the others. Kate (44), Martin and Kate (10mths) could not read, the others could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was a farmer, Bridget a farmer’s daughter and James, Mary and Michael were scholars. The occupied a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and calf house. John Mullen was the landholder.

 

Lacey

There were 3 occupants of house 6 with the widow Bridget (73) as the head. She had given birth to 5 children of which 4 survived. In the house with her at that time were 2 of her children Mary (55) and Robert (40). All could speak both Irish and English but only Robert could read and write. All 3 were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary is listed as a farmer’s daughter and Robert a farmer’s son. They occupied a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. Bridget Lacey was the landholder.

 

Faherty                        (additional surnames: Heanue)

Mary (74), a widow, was the head of the family that occupied house 7. Living with her in the house were her daughter Mary Heanue (43), her son-in-law Michael Heanue (50), Her grandson Michael Heanue(4) and 2 servants, John Heanue (19) and Maggie Heanue (16). Mary and Michael had been married for 12 years and had ha 3 children of which only 1 survived. All, except for Michael (4), are listed as having both Irish and English. Mary Heanue, John Heanue and Maggie Heanue could read and write but the others were not able to. All were Roman Catholic, John and Maggie were born in England and the rest in Co. Galway. Michael Heanue (50) was a farmer, Michael (4) a farmer’s son, John Heanue a farm aevant and Maggie a general servant domestic. They occupied a 2 roomed 3rd class house with a cow house, calf house and piggery. Mary Faherty was the landholder.

 

Adams                         (additional surnames: Clisham, Costello )

House 8 was occupied by 5 people with Maggie (77) who was a widow and had had 3 children. Living with her in the house at that time were her daughter Bridget Clisham (55) who was also a widow and had had 6 children of which 5 survived, her son Peter Clisham (19), her grandsons Joseph Costello (5) and Frank Costello (4). Maggie, Bidget and Peter could all speak both Irish and English. Maggie, Joseph and Frank could not read, Bridget could read only and Peter could read and write. All were Roman Catholic, Joseph and Frank were born in America and the rest in Co. Galway. Bridget was a house keeper, Peter a farmer and Joseph and Frank were scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house, calf house and piggery. Margaret Adams was the landholder.

 

Corbett

The head of the Corbett family was Peter (77) and his wife Mary (72) who had been married for 50 years but had had no children. In the house with them at that time was their nephew Michael (55). All 3 could could speak both Irish and English and also read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Peter was a farmer and Michael a farmer’s son. The house they occupied was a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and calf house. The landholder was Peter Corbett.

 

Corbett

Another Corbett family lived in house 10. The head of this family was Festus (78) along with his wife Mary (68) who had been married for 43 years and had had 6 children. With them in the house were their 2 sons, Michael (32) and Mathias (30). All could speak both Irish and English, Festus and Mary could read and Michael and Mathias could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus was a farmer and Michael and Mathias were listed as farmer’s sons. They lived in a 2 roomed 2nd class house with a Cow house, calf house and a piggery. Festus Corbett was the landholder.

 

Faherty

Head of the Faherty family was John (63) with his wife Anne (60) who had been married for 38 years and they’d had 6 children of which 4 had survived. Occupying the house with them were 2 of their children Michael (33) and Mary Agnes (29). All could read and write and all spoke both Irish and English. All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. John was a farmer, Michael a farmer’s son and Mary Agnes, a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a stable, cow house, calf house, piggery and shed. John Faherty was the landholder.

 

Darcey                         (additional surnames: Gibbons)

The lasy house in the 1911 census was that of the Darcey family. Head of the family was the widow Mary (71) who had had 6 children, all of which survived. Living with her were her daughter Maggie Gibbons (40) and her son-in-law Martin Gibbons (34). Martin and Maggie had been married for 6 years and had had 2 children. Mary’s grandchildren Mary Gibbons (3) and Michael Gibbons (1) also lived with them along with a servant John Gibbons (18). Mary (71), Maggie and Martin spoke Irish and English, there is nothing recorded for the others. Maggie, Martin and John could read and write but the others could not read. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin was a carpenter and John was a farm servant. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a Cow house, calf house and piggery. Mary Darcy was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Attirowerty

Overview of of Attirowerty in 1901

There were 14 houses recorded in Attirowerty in the 1901 census. House 11 is listed as a lodging house with all the rest being private dwellings. All the buildings had stone, brick or concrete for walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofs. House 11 was a 4th class house, houses 1,6 and 8 were 2nd class houses and all the rest were 3rd class dwellings. House 11 is listed as having no rooms or windows[i]. Houses 2,3,6,8 and 9 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 4,5,10,12 and 14 had 1 room and 2 windows and houses 1,6 and 8 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. The out offices and farm-steadings return lists a total of 25 buildings, those being 4 stables, 14 cow houses, 3 piggeries, 3 barns and a potato house. There were a total of 46 people, 21 male and 25 female. The enumerator was Const. Edward Robinson.

 

Corbett

The head of the Corbett family was Festus (63) and his wife Mary (40). With them in the house were his children Michael (22), Mathias (20) and Margaret (18). Festus and Mary had both Irish and English but the others only had English. Festus could read but the rest could both read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus was a farmer, Mary, a farmer’s wife, Michael and Mathias, farm labourers and Margaret a farmer’s daughter. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a cow house and piggery. Festus Corbett was the landholder.

 

Lydon                         (additional surnames: Mongan, King)

The Lydon house consisted of 4 people. The head of the family was the widow Mary (63) and with her were her son Michael (22), brother, John (75) and Granddaughter Bridget (8). Mary and Michael are listed as having both Irish and English, John is listed as deaf and dumb. Mary and John could not read but Michael and Bridget could read and write. Mary is listed as a farmer, Michael, as a farmer’s son, John, as a retired farmer and Bridget as a scholar. They lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house and a barn. Mary Lydon was the landholder.

 

Adams                         (additional surnames: Clisham)

In house 3 the head of the family was the widow Margaret (60). In the house with her were her widowed daughter Bridget Clisham (40), her grand children, ?[ii] Clisham (17), Selina Clisham (15), Michael Clisham (13) and Peter Clisham (9). All could speak both Irish and English with Margaret not being able to read, Bridget could read only and the rest could both read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret was in farming, Selina, a domestic servant cook, first granddaughter (17), a farmer’s daughter, Selina, a domestic servant cook and Michael and Peter were scholars. They lived in a 1 roomed 3rd class house with a barn. Margaret Adams was the landholder.

 

D Arcey (sic)

The head of this family was Hugh (62) and his wife Mary (52). Living with them were their children Margaret (28), John (20) and Jane (17). Hugh could speak Irish and English, Mary could speak only Irish and the others only English. Hugh and Mary could not read but the others could all read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Hugh was a farmer, Margaret, a seamstress, John, a farmer’s son and Jane a scholar. They lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house and a piggery. Hugh D Arcey (sic) was the landholder.

 

Faherty                        (additional surnames: Heanue)

House 5 is the Faherty household with the head of the family being the widow Mary (70). With her in the house were her daughter Mary Heanue (40) and Michael Heanue (40)[iii]. All could speak both Irish and English. Mary (70) could not read, Mary (40) could read and write and Michael could read only. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (70) was a farmer, Mary(40) a farmer’s daughter and Michael an engine driver. They lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house with 2 cow houses. Mary Faherty was the landholder.

 

Conneely                     (additional surname: Coyne)

The Conneely family had John (58) as the head of the family. He lived in the house with his wife Bridget (56), Their children Michael (26), John (23) and Mary 19 and also their granddaughter Bridget (3). Bridget could speak English with all the others speaking both Irish and English. Bridget (3) could not read, Bridget (56) could read only and the rest could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (58) was a farmer, Bridget (56) a house keeper, Michael is listed as being a general servant, John (23) is listed as work on farm, Mary as work in house and Bridget (3) as a scholar. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with 2 cow houses. John Conneely was the landholder.

 

Mullen

House 7 was the home of the Mullen family. The widow Winifred (69) was the head of the family. Living with her were son John (32), her daughter- in-law Kate (30), Her granddaughters Ellen (13) and Bridget (5) and her grandson James (3). Winifred and James could not read, Bridget could read only and the rest could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Winifred was listed as being a farmer, John, a farmer’s son, Kate, a farmer’s daughter and Ellen and Bridget as scholars. They lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Winifred Mullen was the landholder.

 

Lacey

The head of the Lacey family in house 8 was Edward (78) along with his wife Bridget (65), also in the house were their children Mary (39) and Robert (30). They could all speak both Irish and English but only Robert could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Edward was a farmer, Mary, a dress maker and Robert was a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with stable, cow house and piggery. Edward was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The Faherty family consisted of 4 members with John (52) as the head. He shared the house with his wife Anne (50) and their children, Michael (22) and M. Agnes (19). John and Anne could speak both Irish and English with Michael and M. Agnes only speaking English. John and Anne are listed as being farmers, Michael was a farmer’s son and M. Agnes was a dress maker. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The house they lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, 2 cow houses and a barn. John Faherty was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The Mullen household in house 10 had Festus (36) as the head. With him in the house was a servant Patrick (19). Festus is recorded as having both Irish and English and both of them could read and write. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus was a farmer and Patrick a farm servant. The house they shared was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Festus was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The sole occupant of house 11 was Sebina (85). She had both Irish and English languages but could not read. She was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic. She is recorded as being a domestic servant cook. The house she lived in is listed as having no rooms and was a 4th class dwelling. Mary Lydon was the landholder.

 

Heanue

The head of the Heanue family was Patrick (42) along with his wife Bridget (40). Living with them were their children Thomas (18), Patrick (16), Willie (11), Brdget (sic) (8), Gregory (4) and Martin (5mths). Only Patrick (42) and Bridget (40) are listed as having Irish and English, there is no listing for the others. Patrick (42), Bridget (40) and baby Martin could not read, Brdget (sic) could read only but the rest of the family could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick is recorded as being a carpenter, Thomas, as a farm labourer, Patrick, as a postman and Willie and Brdget (sic) were scholars. The house they shared was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a workshop. The landholder was Mary Heanue.

 

Heanue

House 13 was also a Heanue household. At the head was the widow Mary (60) and living with her were her granddaughter Mary (20) and grandson Paul (6). Only Mary (60) is listed as having both Irish and English language, there is no record in this category for the others. Mary (60) could not read, Paul could read only and Mary (20) could read and write. Mary (20) was born in Scotland with the other 2 being born in Co. Galway. All were Roman Catholic. Mary (60) was a farmer with Mary (20) being a farmer’s daughter and Paul was a scholar. The house they shared was a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and Mary Heanue was the landholder.

 

Corbett                                    (additional surname: Heaney)

The last house in Attirowerty in 1901 was that of the Corbett family. The head of the family was the widow Mary (100). Living with her were her son Peter (49), daughter Mary Heaney (47) and her grandson Michael (39). All spoke both Irish and English. Mary (100) could read only while the rest could read and write. Mary (100) is listed as a farmer, Peter, as a farmer’s son, Mary (47), as a farmer’s daughter and Michael as a farm labourer. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The house they shared was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with 2 cow houses. Mary Corbett was the landholder.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Attirowerty

Honor Mullan – Application No. C22 1788. Honor’s application was received on 30/03/1922 and had an address at that time of Mrs Brigie (sic) Joyce, Moyard Cottage, Clifden Co. Galway. Her parents names were given as Peter and Penelope Mullan. Her search was returned on 03/04/1922 stating found married 1847, no trace.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Attirowerty

Robert Graham leased tenements in Attirowerty to Michael Conneely, Bridget Heany, Peter Mullen, Anthony Davin, Thomas Mongan, Mary Gannon, Michael Mullen, Mathias Corbett, Michael Joyce, Catherine Joyce and Patrick Mullen. Michael Conneely leased 19 Acres and 3 Roods of land on which he had a house and office. He paid an annual valuation rate of £2 10s for the land and 15s for the buildings. Bridget Heany leased 13 Acres, 1 Rood and 10 Perches of land on which she had a house. She paid an annual rate of £1 10s for the land and £1 for the house. Peter Mullen leased 18 Acres, 1 Rood and 20 Perches of land and leased some of that further to Anthony Davin. Peter Mullen paid £2 5s for the land and 10s for the house and offices he had and Anthony Davin paid £1 5s for his plot of land and 5s for the house on that land. Thomas Mongan had 9 Acres, 3 Roods and 15 Perches on which he had a house. He also leased part of that land, along with a house, to Mary Gannon. Thomas paid an annual rate of £1 12s for his part of the land and 8s for the house and Mary paid the same for her share. Michael Mullen leased 11 Acres and 10 Perches of land on which he had a house. He paid £3 3s for the land and 7s for the house. Mathias Corbett leased 23 Acres and 3 Roods of land on which he had a house and offices. He paid £4 for the land and 15s for the buildings. Michael Joyce leased 23 Acres, 1 Rood and 5 Perches of land on which he had a house. He paid £2 15s for the land and 10s for the house. Catherine Joyce leased ( Acres and 3 Roods of land that contained a house for which she paid 15s for the land and 5s for the house. Patrick Mullen had 15 Acres and 3 Roods of land on which he had a house and paid £3 10s for the land and 10s for the house. Robert Graham also had 353 Acres, 2 Roods and 27 Perches of Mountain land for which he paid £4.

 

1670 Down Survey for Attirowerty

In the 1670 Down Survey other names for this area were Banoage and Attyrowertie. In 1641 the owner was Edmund O’Flaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was Richard, Earl of Westmeath, also a Catholic

 

[i] Unclear as to why. The building is listed as being built.

[ii] First name difficult to make out on the household return form.

[iii] No record under the relation to head column.

 

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