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Townland:                                Dolan

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Bunowen

Poor Law Union:                     No records

Area:                                         1167.90 acres / 1167 acres, 3 roods, 23 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Dolan

Logaimn for Dolan

NUI Galway Digital Collection for Dolan

 

1911 Census for Dolan

Overview of Dolan in 1911

In the DED of Bunowen the houses in the census were listed sequentially through the whole DED and, so, in the townland of Dolan the 29 houses were listed as houses 137 to 165.

 

The census of 1911 shows that there were 29 houses in the townland and that they were all occupied except house 164 and the landholder of that house was Michael Burke. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofs. Houses 144 and 154 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. House 148 had 1 rom and 3 windows in the front, houses 139, 147, 160, 164 and 165 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 144 and 154 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and all the other houses had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. There were 37 out buildings, 10 stables and 27 cow houses. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 133 people in the townland of Dolan, 70 male and 63 female residents. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Daniel Brougham.

 

Diamond

Patrick (40) was the head of the first family in Dolan and he had been married to Mary (36) for 7 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 6 of those children were in the house at the time of this census and they were, Mary (6), Barbara (6), Thomas (4), Patrick (3), John (1) and Norah (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (40) and Mary (36) spoke Irish and English and all the children spoke only English, while only Mary (36) could read and write. Patrick (40) was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Laffey

The widower Patrick (52) was the head of this family and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Annie (19), Maggie (11), Stephen (10) and Thomas (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Annie could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Maggie, Stephen and Thomas were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Ridge Martin

The sole occupant of house 139 was the widower Martin (80). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

ODonnell

The widow Mary (72) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her children, Patrick (40) and Anne (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farm labourer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conneely

Michael (64), was the head of this family and he shared the house with his son, Martin (51) and daughter, Bridget (53). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Michael could read and write. Michael and Martin were farmers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

King

Anne (59), who was a widow, was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Margaret (27), Martin (24), Bridget (19), Sabina (17) and Michael (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne, Margaret, Martin and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Sabina and Michael spoke only English. Apart from Anne, they could all read and write. Martin was a farmer and Michael was a farm labourer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conneely

The head of this Conneely family was Simon (60) and he had been married to Maria (56) for 32 years and they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. Six of those children lived with them at that time and they were, John (24), Michael (22), Martin (16), Mary (13), Thomas (9) and Patrick (6). 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 Patrick, could read and write. Simon was a farmer, John, Michael and Martin were farm labourers and Thomas and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: Conneely)

The widow, Mary (90) was listed as the head of this family. The other members of the family all had the surname Conneely. Mary shared the house with her son-in-law, Michael (47), who was a widower, and 6 of her grandchildren, Winefred (sic) (12), Anne (11), Mary (10), Honor (8), Michael (6) and Bridget (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Bridget who only spoke English. Only Winrfred (sic), Anne and Mary (10) could read and write. Michael (47) was a farmer and Winefred (sic), Anne, Mary and Honor were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Donnell

The widow Bridget (90) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Pat (65), Michael (56) and Mary (49). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Bridget, who only spoke Irish.

None of the family could read. Pat and Michael were farm labourers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Malia (sic)

Martin (54) was listed as the head of the family in house 146 and he was married to Bridget (57) and they had been married for 25 years and they had had 7 children, of which 5 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, Mary (23), Thomas (20), John (14) and Martin (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, with the exception of Bridget, could read and write. Martin (54) was a farmer and Thomas, John and Martin were farm labourers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Diamond

The widow Bridget (70) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Michael (35), Daughter, Barbara (29) and granddaughter, Annie (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except young Annie. Only Michael and Barbara could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farm labourer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed.

 

Folan

Mark (41) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (35). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Mark was listed as being farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Sullivan                                  (additional surname: Mannion)

John (72) was the head of this family in house 149 and he had been married to Bridget (73) for 44 years and in that time they had had 6 children but only 5 had survived. They shared the house with a nephew, John Mannion (8) and 2 nieces, Bridget (6) and Margaret (2). They were all Roman Catholic and John (72) and Bridget (73) were born in Co. Galway and the children were born in Scotland. John (72) and Bridget (73) spoke Irish and English and John (8), Bridget (7) and Margaret spoke only English. None of them could read. John (72) was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh

The head of the family in house 150 was Matt (56) and he had been married to Honor (38) for 14 years and they had had 10 children, of which 9 had survived. They shared the house with 7 of those children and they were, Bridget (13), John (11), Patrick (9), Michael (7), Stephen (5), Mary (3) and Thomas (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of Mary and Thomas, who only spoke English. Only Honor, Bridget and John could read and write. Matt was a farmer and Bridget and John were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Davis

John (70) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (60) for 36 years and they had had 8 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children and they were, Barbara (19) and John (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only John (16) and Barbara could read and write. John (70) was a farmer and John (16) was a farm labourer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Ridge

The head of the family in house 152 was James (40) and he was married to Mary (35) and they had been married for 6 years and they had 5 children, Mary (5), Annie (4), Patrick (3), Margaret (2) and Martin (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Margaret, who spoke English only and baby Martin. Only Mary (35) could read and write. James was a farmer, Mary (5), Annie, Patrick and Margaret were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Melia

Michael (54) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (48) for 23 years and in that time they had had 11 children with 10 of those surviving. They shared the house with 7 of those children and they were, Agnes (18), Martin (16), Anne (14), Margaret (12), Patrick (7), John (4) and Peter (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of John and Peter, who only spoke English. Only Michael, Agnes, Martin, Anne and Margaret could read and write. Michael was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Gorham

Valentine (56) was listed as the head of the family in house 154 and he had been married to Mary (40) for 26 years and they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were, Val (22), Patrick (15), Martin (13), John (11), Mary (7) and Peter (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Valentine was listed as being able to speak Irish and English. Only Val could read and write. Valentine was a farmer and Val, Patrick, Martin and John were farm labourers. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Keely

Patt (73) was listed as being the head of the family in house 155 and he had been married to Margaret (70) for 7 years and they had had 2 children together and both had survived. They shared the house with 4 children, Patrick (45), Thomas (20)[i], Mary (6) and Peter (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except for Mary and Peter, who only spoke English. Only Thomas could read and write. Patt was a farmer and Patrick and Thomas were farm labourers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Keely

The widower Thomas (70) was the sole occupant of house 156 and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English but could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Folan

The widow Margaret (67) was listed as the head of this family and she lived with her son, John (40), her daughter-in-law, Anne (30) and a niece, Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except baby Mary. None of the family could read and John was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh

Lizzie (16) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her brother Michael (12) and sister, Ellen (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael and Ellen were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh

Michael (35) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Bridget (28) who he had been married to for 4 years and in that time they had had 2 children and 1 of those had survived, but is not listed in this entry. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Michael was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Barrett

John (71) was then head of the family in house 160 and he was married to Mary (60) and had been for 28 years and they had had 7 children, of which 6 had survived. They lived in the house with 4 of those children, Thomas (19), Bartly (19), Bridget (15) and Annie (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Thomas and Bartly could read and write. John was a farmer and Thomas and Bartly were farm labourers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonough

Honor (65), who was a widow and had been married for 30 years and had had 5 children, was the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Martin, (31), Michael (30) and Bridget (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Honor was a farmer, Martin and Michael were farmer’s sons and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conneely

The widow Barbara (75) was listed as the head of the family in house 162 and she lived in the house with her son, John (56). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. John was a farm labourer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Mitchell

The head of this household was Festus (74) and he had been married to Mary (70) for 43 years and in that time they had had 10 children, but only 8 of those children had survived. They lived in the house with their son, Michael (35) and a nephew, Michael (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except for young Michael (6), who only spoke English. Only Festus and Michael (35) could read and write. Festus was a farmer, Michael (35) was a farm labourer and Michael (6) was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Mannion

The sole occupant of the last house in Callow was the widow Bridget (86). She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. The house she lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

 

1901 Census for Dolan

Overview of Dolan in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 30 houses in the townland of Dolan and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. However, house 30 had no family listed but the head of the family was listed as Michael Burke on the house and buildings return (form B.1), he was also listed as being the landholder.  They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 4, 6, 16 and 23-25 were 2nd class dwellings and all the other houses were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 11, 14, 20 and 26 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 1-3, 5, 7-10, 12, 13, 15, 17-19, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 30 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 4, 6 16 and 23 to 25 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There was a total of 158 people in the townland and they consisted of 81 males and 77 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kane.

 

King

Simon (56) was the head of the first family in Dolan and he was married to Annie (50) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Michael (15), Patrick (13), Mary (9), Annie (7) and Bridget (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Annie (7) and Bridget spoke only English while all the others spoke both Irish and English. Annie (50) and Bridget could not read, Annie (7) could read only and all the others could read and write. Simon was a farmer and army pensioner, Michael and Patrick were farmer’s sons, and Mary, Annie (7) and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Simon King.

 

Mannion                                 (additional surname: Laffey)

Pat (94) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (73) and they shared the house with their son-in-law, Pat Laffey (40), their daughter, Maggie Laffey (38) and 5 of their grandchildren, Patrick Laffey (14), John Laffey (12), Bridget Laffey (10), Anne Laffey (9) and Michael Mannion (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Anne. Patrick, John, Bridget (10), Anne and Michael could read and write. Pat (94) and Pat (40) were listed as being farmers and the grandchildren were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Pat Mannion.

 

Ridge                                     (additional surname: Duane)

The widower, Martin Ridge (60) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his widowed sister-in-law, Bridget Duane (78). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Martin was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Martin Ridge.

 

ODonnell                                (additional surname: King)

The widow Mary (60) was listed as being the head of this family and she lived in the house with 3 of her children, Patrick (20), Anne (18) and Maria (14) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Mary King (88), also a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except for Mary King, who only spoke Irish. Only Maria could read and write. Mary (60) was listed as being a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and Maria was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Mary ODonnell.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was the widow Mary (80) and she lived in the house with 3 of her children, Michael (50), Martin (40) and Bridget (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of Mary, who only spoke Irish. Only Michael could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Michael and Martin were farmer’s sons and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Mary Conneely.

 

King

John (55) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (46) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Mary (19), Maggie (17), Martin (15), Anne (12), Bridget (9), Sybina (sic) (7) and Michael (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Anne (46), Mary, Maggie, Martin and Anne (12) spoke both Irish and English. Maggie, Martin, Anne, Bridget and Sybina (sic) could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Mary, Maggie, Anne, Bridget and Sybina (sic) were farmer’s daughters and Martin and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John King.

 

Conneely

Simon (45) was the head of the family in house 7 and he was married to Maria (40) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children and they were, Annie (16), John (13), Michael (10), Martin (7) and Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Simon, Maria, Annie and John spoke Irish and English. All, apart from baby Mary, could read and write. Simon was a farmer, Annie was a farmer’s daughter and John, Michael and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Simon Conneely.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: Conneely)

James (84) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (70) and they shared the house with their son-in-law, Michael Conneely (35), their daughter, Bridget Conneely (30) and their grandchildren, Winafred (sic) (2) and Anne (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family, apart from the grandchildren, could speak both Irish and English but only James and Bridget could read and write. James and Michael were listed as being farmers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was James McDonagh.

 

ODonnell

The head of the family in house 9 was the widow Bridget (80) and she shared the house with her son, Patt (42) and her daughter, Mary (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish and Patt and Mary spoke both Irish and English. None of the family could read or write. Bridget was a farmer, Patt was a farmer’s son and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Bridget ODonnell.

 

Diamond

The widow Bridget (52) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Patt (28), Michael (25), Tom (20), Barbara (18) and Festy (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Tom, Barbara and Festy could read and write. Bridget was listed as being a farmer, Patt, Michael and Tom were farmer’s sons, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter and Festy was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Bridget Diamond.

 

Melia

The head of the Melia family in house 11 was Bridget (39), who was married but there was no husband listed in this entry. She shared the house with 5 of her children, Mary (12), Jane (10), Tom (8), John (5) and Martin (3). They were all Roman Catholic and Bridget and Martin were born in Co. Galway and the others were all born in America. Bridget, Mary and Jane spoke Irish and English and Mary, Jane and Tom could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Bridget Melia.

 

Barrett

John (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, John (13), Mary (10), Tom (9), Bartley (9), Bridget (5) and Anne (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (60), Mary (40), John (13) and Mary (10) could all speak Irish and English. John (13), Mary (10), Tom and Bartley could read and write. John (40) was a farmer and John (13), Mary (10), Tom and Bartley were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Barrett.

 

Conneely

Patt (76) was the head of this family and he lived with his sister, Anne (60). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Patt was a farmer and Anne was a dressmaker. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Patt Conneely.

 

McDonagh

John (40) was the head of the family in house 14 and he was married to Bridget (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Thomas (9), Mary (7), James (3) and Michael (1). They were all Roman Catholic. Thomas and Mary were born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. John and Bridget spoke Irish and English. Only John and Thomas could read and write. John was a farmer and Thomas and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John McDonagh.

 

Sullivan

John (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with 3 of their daughters, Bridget (23), Anne (20) and Ellen (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Anne could read and write. John was a farmer and all the daughters were listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was John Sullivan.

 

McDonagh

The head of this household was Mathias (38) and he was married to Honor (27) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Bridget (2) and son, John (9mths). Mathias, Bridget and John were born in Co. Galway and Honor was born in America and they were all Roman Catholic. Mathias and Honor both spoke Irish and English but only Honor could read and write. Mathias was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Mathias McDonagh.

 

Davis

John (52) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Anne (48) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Patt (23), Anne (17), Barbara (9) and John (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except John (4). Patt, Anne and Barbara could read and write. John (52) was a farmer, Patt was listed as a farmer’s son, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and Barbara was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was John Davis.

 

Ridge

The head of the family in house 18 was Martin (Peter) (80) and he was married to Catherine (60) and they shared the house with their son, James (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Catherine spoke Irish only, and James spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. Martin was a farmer and James was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Martin Ridge (Peter).

 

Melia                           (additional surname: Connolly)

Thomas (70) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Anne (66) and they shared the house with 2 of their grandchildren, Stephen Connolly (4) and Kate Connolly (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas and Anne were born in Co. Galway and Stephen and Kate were born in America. Thomas and Anne could speak both Irish and English but only Kate could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Kate was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Martin Thomas Melia.

 

Melia

Michael (38) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (35) and they lived in the house with 8 of their children and they were, Jane (13), Delia (11), Maria (9), Agnes (8), Martin (6), Annie (4), Maggie (2) and Helena (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Mary, Jane, Delia, Maria and Agnes spoke both Irish and English. Michael, Delia, Maria, Agnes and Martin could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Jane was a farmer’s daughter and Delia, Maria, Agnes and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael Melia.

 

Gorham

Val (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (36) and they lived in the house with 4 of their sons, Michael (14), Tom (10), Pat (6) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Val, Mary, Michael and Tom spoke Irish and English, but only Michael, Tom and Pat could read and write. Val was a farmer and Michael, Tom and Pat were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Val Gorham.

 

Keely

The widower Patt (50) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived with 3 of his sons, John (21), Patt (20) and Tom (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. Patt (50) was a farmer, John and Patt (20) were farmer’s sons and Tom was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patt Keely.

 

Keely

The widower Tom (60) was the head of this family in house 23 and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Mary (20), Patt (18), Stephen (15) and Val (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Tom, they could all read and write. Tom was a farmer and Patt, Stephen and Val were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Tom Keely.

 

Folan

Margret (58), a widow, was the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her sons, John (24), Martin (19) and Tom (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Martin and Tom could read and write. Margaret was listed as being a farmer and the boys were all farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Margaret Folan.

 

McDonagh

The head of this family was Patt (60) and he was married to Bridget (67) and they lived in the house with their son Michael (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patt and Michael spoke Irish and English and Bridget spoke Irish only and none of the family could read. Patt was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patt McDonagh.

 

McDonagh

Stephen (25) was the head of this family in house 26 and he was married to Celia (30) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Bridget (5), Michael (3) and Ellen (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although baby Ellen had no place of birth. Stephen and Celia spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Stephen was a farmer and Bridget and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Stephen McDonagh.

 

McDonagh

The widow Honor (50) was listed as being the head of this family and she lived with 5 of her children and they were, Martin (21), Michael (19), Thomas (16), Mary (13) and Bridget (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Honor, they could all read and write. Honor was listed as being a farmer, Martin, Michael and Thomas wee farmer’s sons and Mary and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Honor McDonagh.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was the widow Barbara (62) and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, John (35) and Bartley (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Barbara was a farmer and the boys were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Barbara Conneely.

 

Mitchell

Festus (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (50) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children and they were, John (25), David (20), Bridget (16) and Martin (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Festus was a farmer, John, David and Martin were farmer’s sons and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Festus Mitchell.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Dolan

William Smythe leased 27 tenements on 965 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches of land. Patrick Keane and Festus Mitchell each leased houses, offices and land for £4 for the land and 10s for the buildings, Thomas and Matthias Conneely each leased a house and land for £4 for land and 10s for the houses. Martin Conneely, Patrick Healy and Patrick Barrett leased 2 tenements, the first of a house, offices and land for £2 for land and 12s for houses and offices and the second, £2 for land and 5s for a house. Michael Kelly leased a house, offices and land for £2 for the land and 8s for the buildings, Thomas Kilmartin leased a house and land for £2 for land and 5s for the house, Michael Conneely and Mark Davis each leased houses and land for £2 for land and 6s for houses each. Martin Mannion leased a house and land for £2 for land and 5s for the house, Stephen Folan leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 6s for the house, Michael McDonough leased a house and land for £2 13s for land and 7s for the house and Martin Conneely leased a house and land for £1 6s for the land and 4s for a house, Jno. King (Catherine) paid £1 6s for land and 3s for a house, Peter Conneely paid £3 2s for land and 8s for a house and offices, John Madden paid £1 5s for land and 5s for a house and offices and Andrew Conneely paid £3 for land and 10s for a house. Patrick King paid £2 13s for land and 12s for a house and offices, Edward More paid £2 13s for land and 4s for a house, John Conneely paid £2 13s for land and 10s for a house and offices, Martin McDonough paid £2 13s for land and 7s for a house and offices and John McDonough paid £1 15s for land and 5s for a house and offices. Thomas Lee paid 16s for land and 4s for a house, Jeremiah Conneely paid £2 13s for land and 7s for a house and office, Thomas O’Donnell paid £1 6s for land and 5s for a house and Patrick Conneely paid £1 6s for land and 5s for a house and office. William Smythe also had 9 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land for himself with an annual ratable valuation of 15s. There were also 108 acres, 3 roods and 14 perches of water in the townland. There were also 21 islands belonging to the tenants of Dolan that had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Dolan

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Downihan alias Doghan. The 1641 (pre Cromwell) owner was the Catholic, Andrew Darcy and in 1641 the owner was the Catholic Edward Geoghegan. There were 740 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 42 plantation acres of profitable land and 42 plantation acres were forfeited.

[i] Almost certainly Patrick and Thomas would be from a previous marriage.

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