An Currach

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Townland:                                  Curragh

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Rinvyle

Area:                                       112.56 acres / 112 acres, 2 roods, 9 perches


Baptism and Marriage records for Letterfrack R.C. Parish 1821-1881

1911 Census for Curragh (no records)


Galway Library for Curragh

1670 Down Survey for Curragh

Logainm for Curragh

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Curragh


1901 Census for Curragh

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.


Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Curragh

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.”


Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Curragh

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.

This page was added on 12/06/2018.

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