Derryeighter

Doire Íochtair

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Derryeighter

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Errislannan

Area:                                         129.66 acres / 129 acres, 2 roods, 25 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Derryeighter (no records)

Map

Galway Library for Deryeighter

Logainm for Derryeighter

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derryeighter

 

1911 Census for Derryeighter

Overview of Derryeighter in 1911

There were a total of 7 houses in the townland of Derryeighter in 1911 with houses 6 and 7 being unoccupied but the landholder of house 6 was Austin Walsh and the landholder of house 7 was John Davin. All the occupied houses were built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all listed as being 3rd class dwellings. Houses 1 and 2 had 1 room and 1 window in the front and houses 3, 4 and 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were 16 out buildings, 3 stables, 4 cow houses, 4 piggeries, 3 fowl houses and 2 potato houses. According to the enumerator’s abstract return, there were a total 27 people in the townland at that time, 10 males and 17 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Boland.

 

King

Michael (40) was listed as the head of the first family in Derryeighter and he had been married to Catherine (30) for 11 years and they had 6 children and all had survived. In the house at that time were 5 of those children, Patrick (7), Anne (7), Bridget (4), John (3) and Celia (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Catherine could speak Irish and English and only Catherine could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Patrick and Anne were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: King)

The head of this family was Bridget (74) and she was married and had been for 26 years and had 2 children but only 1 had survived. There was no husband listed in this entry. Also in the house at that time was her daughter, Bridget King (32), who was single. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could both speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Bridget (74) was a farmer’s wife and Bridget (32) was a house servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Conneely

James (48) was listed as the head of this Conneely family and he had been married to Bridget (45) for 12 years and they had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. Those children also lived in the house and they were, Delia (11), Mary (9), Nora (7) and Patrick (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only James and Bridget could speak both Irish and English but they could all read and write. James was a farmer and Delia, Mary and Nora were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was James Conneely.

 

Gorham

Anthony (59) was the head of this family and he lived with his sister, Mary (71). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Anthony could speak Irish and English and could read and write. Anthony was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Anthony Gorham.

 

Walsh

Austin (45) was the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (45) for 24 years and they had had 10 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children, Festy (22), John (21), Michael (17), Mary (15), Hanah (sic) (13), Teresa (11), Agnes (9) and Kathleen (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Kathleen, could read and write. Austin was a farmer, Festy was a farm labourer, John was a fitter, Michael was a post boy, Mary was a farm servant and Hanah (sic), Teresa and Agnes were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Austin Walsh.

 

 

 

1901 Census for Derryeighter

Overview of Derryeighter in 1901

There were a total of 7 houses in the townland and they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 2 was a 2nd class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 6 and 7 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and no window in the front, houses 1, 3 and 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows and house 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 10 out buildings, 2 cow houses, 4 piggeries and 4 potato houses. There was a total of 28 people, 12 males and 16 females. The numerator for the area was Sergeant William Sullivan.

 

Walsh

Austin (42) was the head of this family in the first house in Derryeighter and he was married to Hanoria (sic) (40) and they shared then house with 8 of their children, Sarah (13), Festus (12), John (10), Delia (9), Michael (7), Mary (6), Hanoria (sic) (4) and Teresa (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Austin, Hanoria (40), Sarah, Festus and John spoke Irish and English. Mary, Hanoria (4) and Teresa could not read, Michael could read only and all the others could read and write. Austin was a farmer and Sarah, Festy, John, Delia and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Austin Walsh.

 

Walsh

The head of this family was the widower, Austin (83) and he lived in the house with his son Michael (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Austin was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Austin Walsh.

 

Gorham

The widow Barbara (65) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Anthony (40), Mary (50) and Jane (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Mary. Anthony and Jane could read and write. Barbara was a farmer, Anthony was a farmer’s son and Mary and Jane were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Barbara Gorham.

 

Conneely

James (33) was the head of the head of the family in house 4 and he shared the house with his wife, Bridget (30), their daughter, Bridget (1) and James’ father, James (87). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, apart from baby Bridget. James (33) and Bridget (30) could read and write. James (33) was a farmer and Bridget (30) was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was James Conneely.

 

Ward                           (additional surname: Conneely)

The widow Margaret (50) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, John (15), daughter, Jane (18) and granddaughter, Kate Conneely (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write, except for baby Kate. Margaret was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Jane was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Ward.

 

Joyce

Bridget (64) was the head of this family and she was married but there was no husband listed in this entry. She lived with her son, Patrick (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and Patrick was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Michael King.

 

King

Michael (30) was listed as the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Catherine (24). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and only Catherine could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Catherine was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a potato house. The landholder was Michael King.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derryeighter

The main immediate lessor in the townland of Derryeighter was the Rev. Richard Wall and he leased a number of tenements. Martin Conneely leased 14 acres, 2 roods and 24 perches of land for £4 4s, Mary and Michael Mannion jointly leased houses and an office on 11 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches of land for which they each paid £1 10s for the land and Mary paid 8s for buildings and Michael paid 5s for a house. Patrick Mannion leased a house on 12 acres, 2 roods and 24 perches of land for £3 for the land and 12s for the house, there was a vacant house belonging to Patrick Mannion with an annual ratable valuation of 8s and Patrick Gorham leased a house on 15 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches of land for £4 16s for the land and 6s for the house. James Conneely (John) leased a house and office on 12 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land for £3 for the land and 10s for the buildings, Anthony Gorham leased a house on 14 acres and 8 perches of land for £5 12s for the land and 10s for the house, Michael Kilmartin leased a house and offices on 13 acres, 2 roods and 5 perches of land for £4 for the land and 10s for the buildings and Michael Conneely (John) leased a house and office on 14 acres, 1 rood and 6 perches of land for £4 for the land and 12s for the buildings. There 6 acres, 3 roods and 38 perches of water in the townland. There were 17 islands totaling 6 acres, 3 roods and 38 perches belonging to the Rev. Richard Wall with no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derryeighter

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Emloghowere. The 1641 owners (pre Cromwell) were the Catholics, Donnogh O’Doone and James O’Doone and the 1670 owner was Edward Geoghegan, also a Catholic.

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