Civil Parish: Ballynakill
Church Parish: Letterfrack
District Electoral Division: Rinvyle
Area: 112.56 acres / 112 acres, 2 roods, 9 perches
1911 Census for Curragh (no records)
Overview of Curragh in 1901.
The 1901 census shows that there was only the one house in Curragh in 1901. It was listed as a private dwelling and was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. It was a 2nd class home that had 4 rooms and 6 windows in the front. There were 2 people, both were female, living in the house.
There were only 2 members of the Blake family in this house. Head of the family was Julia (32) and she lived with her partner Jane (28). Julia was born in Co. Galway and was a member of the Church of Ireland and Jane was born in England and was a member of the Church of England. Both of them spoke only English and they could both read and write. Both were listed as lodging house keepers. The house was a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and C. G. Blake was the landholder.
Catherine Haddican – Application No. C/21 6559. This application was received on 18/10/1921. The address given at that time was Mrs. Catherine Egan, Ballyglass, Killsallagh P.O., Ballymore, Co. Galway. Catherine’s parent’s names were given as Martin and Mary Haddican (Fahey). The address in 1851 was Curragh, in the parish of Ballynakill, in the barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 21/10/1921 and a handwritten note in the right hand margin states “Curragh is returned as being uninhabited at the taking of the 1851census. The surrounding tueds (sic) T.A.&C. have been searched but n.f.”
According to Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864), Ethelstane H. Blake leased 103 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches of land with offices from Henry Blake for £60 for the land and £10 for the buildings.