Civil Parish: Ballynakill
Church Parish: Letterfrack
District Electoral Division: Ballynakill
Area: 77.19 acres / 77 acres, 0 roods, 30 perches
Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Clooncree (no records)
Overview of Clooncree in 1911
In the 1911 census there was only the 1 dwelling in Clooncree. It was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front and was recorded as a private dwelling. It had stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. There was also a cow house. There were 5 people, 2 male and 3 female. The enumerator was Const. Edmund Moloney.
The head of the family in the only house in Clooncree was Thomas (53) and his wife Maggie (30) who had been married for 6 years and had had 3 children. Those 3 children lived with them and were Mary Anne (5), Michael (3) and Bridget (1). Thomas could speak both Irish and English but there was nothing listed under that heading for the rest[i]. Thomas and Maggie could read and write but the 3 children could not read. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas was a shoemaker. The house they shared was a 2 roomed 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Thomas Kane was the landholder.
Overview of Clooncree in 1901
According to the 1901 census there were 2 dwellings in Clooncree. Both were described as private dwellings but only one was occupied. They were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofs. They were both 2nd class dwellings with 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-office and farm-steading return records that there were a total of 5 out buildings being 1 stable, 3 cow houses and a calf house. There were 2 people, 1male and 1 female living in house 1.
The head of the family in the Keane family was the widow Anne (70) and with her in the house was her son Thomas (40). The both could speak Irish and English and Anne could not read but Thomas could read and write. Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Anne was a farmer and Thomas was a boot maker. The house they had was a 2 roomed 2nd class dwelling with a cow house.
Robert Graham owned the land of Clooncree according to the Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) and he leased tenements to Thomas Y. Prior and Matthias Burke. Thomas Y. Prior leased 2 plots of land, one of 3 Acres, 1 Rood and 14 Perches and another of 18 Acres, 3 Roods and 15 Perches. He paid and annual ratable valuation of £1 10s for the smaller of those and £8 for the larger. Matthias Burke also leased 2 plots of land. The first plot was of 48 Acres 1 Rood and 32 Perches and had a house and offices on that land. The other plot was of land only and measured 8 Acres, 1 Rood and 4 Perches. For the larger plot he paid £24 for the land and £2 10s for the buildings. The smaller plot had a ratable valuation of £3 10s. In addition there was 1 Rood and 8 Perches of water.
The name for Clooncree in the 1670 Down Survey was Cloonecrech. The 1641 owner was Edmund O’Flaharty who was a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was the Catholic Richard, Earl of Westmeath. There were 44 plantation acres of land and the 44 plantation acres were forfeited.
[i] Probably indicates that they spoke only English