Doonloughan

Dún Locháin

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Doonloughan

Civil Parish:                             Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Doonloughan

Area:                                          208.30 acres / 208 acres, 1 rood, 7 perches

 

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

Old pension Census (1841-1851) for Doonloughan  (no records)

Map

Galway Library for |Doonloughan

Logainm for Doonloughan

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Doonloughan

 

1911 Census for Doonloughan

Overview of Doonloughan in 1911

There were a total of 17 houses in in the townland in 1911 and they were listed as being houses 29-45. 14 of those houses were occupied with houses 43, 44 and 45 being unoccupied, house 45 being the Doonloughan National School and all the others were listed as private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete and houses 32, 37, 39 and 44 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while all the others had slate, iron or tiled roofs. Houses 29, 37 and 40 were 3rd class dwellings and all the others were 2nd class. House 45, the national school, had 1 room and 4 windows in the front, house 37 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window, houses 29, 31, 36, 38, 40 and 44 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 30, 32-35, 39, 42 and 43 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 41 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 27 out buildings consisting of 7 stables, 9 cow houses, 8 piggeries, 2 fowl houses and a barn. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 65 people in the townland at that time and they consisted of 40 males and 25 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Rooney.

 

Malley                                     (additional surname: Faherty)

There were only 2 people living in house 29, the first house in the townland of Doonloughan. The head of the household was Festy (54), who was single and he shared the house with his nephew, Michael Faherty (15). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and they could both read and write. Festy 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 piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Malley                         (additional surname: Burk [sic])

Thomas (59) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Barbara (52) for 24 years and they had had 10 children, of which 8 had survived. The lived in the house with those 8 children and they were, Martin (23), Festus (21), Mary (20), Patrick (18), Annie (17), John (15), Michael (10) and Thomas (7) and also in the house at that time was Barbara’s mother, Mary Burk [sic] (82). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Michael and Thomas (7) could read and write. Thomas (59) was a farmer, Martin, Festus and Mary were listed as being fishermen, Patrick and John were farm labourers and Michael and Thomas (7) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely

The head of this household was Valentine (40), who was single and he lived in the house with his widowed mother, Mary (80). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English, but could not read. Valentine was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Lee

The widow, Bridget (70) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son Patrick (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They 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 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Duane

The head of this family in house 33 was Anthony (55) and he was a widower and he lived in the house with 3 of his children, Mary (21), Patrick (20) and John (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Anthony was a farmer and Patrick and John were fishermen. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

King

Mark (39) was the head of this family and he had been married to Annie (30) for 3 years and in that time they had had 2 children, John (9mths) and Mary A. (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark and Annie spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Mark was listed as being a farmer. 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 for this house.

 

Malley

Martin (50) was listed as the head of the family in house 35 and he had been married to Margaret (41) for 17 years and they had had 8 children but only 5 had survived. Four of those children lived in the house with them and they were, Patrick (15), John (9), Martin (4) and Peter (8mths) and also in the house at that time was Martin’s sister, Mary (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Martin (50) could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Martin (4) and Peter, they could all read and write. Martin (50) and Patrick were farmers and John was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Malley                         (additional surname: Kearns)

Mark (64) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (53) and had been for 15 years but there were no children listed in this entry. They shared the house with Mark’s widowed sister, Mary Kearns (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Mark could read and write. Mark was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely

The widow, Bridget (60) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her sons, Michael, (25), Martin (27), Festus (16) and Peter (14), They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Bridget they could all read and write. All the sons were fishermen. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. Peter Conneely of Doonloughan was the landholder.

 

Roche

Michael (75) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Anne (69) and they had been married for 34 years and in that time they had had 4 children, but none had survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael was a farmer. 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 for this house.

 

Roche

The head of this Roche family in house 39 was John (65) and he had been married to Honoria (67) for 35 years and in that time they had had 6 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with 2 of those children and they were, Michael (34) and Jane (31). 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. John was a farmer and Michael was a farmer labourer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. There was no Landholder listed for this house.

 

Duane

Matthew (69) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Catherine (48) and they had been married for 28 years and they had had 8 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were Patrick (28), Thomas (25), Michael (19), Matthew (14), Martin (11) and Honoria (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Matthew (69), they could all read and write. Matthew (69) was listed as being a farmer, Patrick, Thomas and Michael were fishermen, Matthew (14) was a labourer and Martin and Honoria were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. There was no Landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was Peter (43) and had been married to Mary (41) for 5 years and they had had 3 children, Mary J. (3), Michael Jno. [sic] (2) and Norah M. (<1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter and Mary spoke both Irish and English, but only Mary could read and write. Peter was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no Landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely

The head of the last house in Doonloughan was the widow, Kate (54) and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Festus (20), Bridget (18), Joseph (16), Peter (14) and Annie (11). 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. Festus was a fisherman, Joseph and Peter were farm labourers and Annie was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. There was no Landholder listed for this house.

 

 

1901 Census for Doonloughan

Overview of Doonloughan in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were 16 houses in the townland of Doonloughan and that 15 of those were occupied, with house 16 being the Doonloughan national school and all the others were private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and only house 12 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing and all the other houses only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All the occupied houses were listed as being 3rd class dwellings and houses 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 14 and 15 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and all the others had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. The landholder of the school in house 16 was Michael Roche. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total 35 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 9 stables, 12 cow houses, 12 piggeries and 2 stores. The enumerator’s abstract return, (form N) shows us that there were a total of 70 people in the townland at that time and they consisted of 43 males and 27 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Jerimiah Rahilly [sic].

 

Roche

The head of the first family in Doonloughan was John (52) and he was married to Honor (45) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children and they were, Miachel [sic] (24), Bartley (22), Mary (20) and Jane (12). 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. John was listed as being a farmer, Miachel [sic] and Bartley were farmer’s sons and Mary and Jane were farmer’s daughters. The house that they were all in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Roche.

 

King

Patt (46) was listed as being the head of this household and he was married to Kate (45) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Mary (16), Mark (15), Patrick (13), John (11), Festus 99), Bridget (7), Joseph (5) 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 Joseph and Peter. Peter could not read, Joseph could read only all the rest of the family could read and write. Patt was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Mark was a farmer’s son and Patrick, John, Festus, Bridget and Joseph were scholars. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Patt King.

 

Malley

The head of the family in house 3 was the widow, Mary (70) and she lived in the house with her son, Festus (35). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and they could both read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer and Festus was a farmer’s son. The house they both lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Malley.

 

Melia                          (additional surname: Faherty)

There were 9 members of this family and the head of the family was Thomas (46) and he was married to Barbara (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Martin (13), Festus (11), Mary (10), Anne (8), Patrick (7) and John (5) and also in the house at that time was a nephew, Michael Faherty (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was no language listed for Patrick, John and Michael but the others all spoke both Irish and English. Martin, Festus, Mary (10), Anne and Patrick could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Martin, Festus, Mary (10), Anne and Patrick were scholars. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Melia.

 

Little

James (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (32) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Michael (5), Mary (3) and John (10mths) and also in the house at that time was James’ brother, Martin (34). James and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and they, along with Martin, could read and write. James was a farmer, Michael and Mary were scholars and Martin was a tailor. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was James Little.

 

Lee                              (additional surname: Diamond)

The head of the family in house 6 was Bridget (63), who was a widow and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Peter (30), Patrick (22) and Theresa (14) and also a servant, Val Diamond (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Peter, Patrick and Theresa could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Peter and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Theresa was a scholar and Val was a farm servant. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Bridget Lee.

 

Duane

The widower, Anthony (40) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with 3 of his children, Mary (16), Patrick (14) and John (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. Anthony was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a farmer’s son and John was a scholar. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Anthony Duane.

 

Duane

Mathias (57) was listed as the head of the family in house 8 and he was married to Kathrine (40) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children, Patrick (16), Thomas (15), Mary (14), John (12), Michael (10), Mathias (6) and Honor (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Mathias and Honor, the family could all speak both Irish and English. Mathias (57) and Honor could not read, Mathias (6) could read only and the others could all read and write. Mathias (57) was a farmer, Patrick and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Mary, John, Michael and Mathias (7) were scholars. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mathias Duane.

 

Malley                                     (additional surname: Kearns)

Mark (51) was listed as the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (31). Also in the house at that time were Mark’s widowed sister, Mary Kearns (53), their Nephew, Martin Kearns (21) and niece, Honor Kearns (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mark, Mary and Martin could read and write. Mark and Martin were listed as being a farmers and Honor was a domestic servant. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mark Malley.

 

King

The head of the King family in house 10 was Michael (85) and he was married to Bridget (60) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Mark (23), Festy (22) and Anne (21) and also a grandson, Festy (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write, with the exception of young Festy (3). Michael was listed as being a farmer, Mark and Festy (22) were farmer’s sons and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Melia                          (additional surnames: Walsh and Neill)

Martin (38) was the head of this household and he was married to Margaret (30) and they lived with 3 of their children, Patrick (5), Delia (3) and Agnes (1) and also in the house at that time were a niece, Bridget Melia (17) and 2 boarders, Patt Walsh (45) and Patt Neill (48). They were all Roman Catholics and Patt Walsh and Patt Neill were born in Co. Cork and the rest of the household were born in Co, Galway.  Apart from the children, they could all speak both Irish and English and Martin, Margaret, Bridget and Patt Neill could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Patrick was a scholar, Bridget was a domestic servant and Patt Walsh and Patt Neill were fishermen. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Melia.

 

Conneely

The widow Mary (70) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with 2 of her sons, Valentine (32) and Peter (30) and also 2 grandsons, Michael (20) and Thomas (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Thomas could read only. Mary was a farmer, Valentine and Peter were farmer’s sons, Michael was a domestic servant and Thomas was a scholar. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and 2 stores. The landholder was Mary Conneely.

 

Coneely [sic]

The head of this family in house 13 was Bridget (40), whom was a widow, and she shared the house with 4 of her sons, Miachel [sic] (11), Martin (13), Thomas (9) and Festy (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but Festy was the only one that could read, but not write. Bridget was a farmer, Miachel [sic], Martin and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Festy was a scholar. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Bridget Conneely.

 

Roche                          (additional surname: McHugh)

The head of this household was Michael (62) and he was married to Anne (55) and they shared the house with a servant, Michael McHugh (53). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Anne and Michael McHugh could read only. Michael Roche was a farmer and Michael McHugh was a farm servant. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Roche.

 

Melia

The head of the last house in Doonloughan was the widower, Patt (93) and he shared the house with his daughter, Mary (43) and his granddaughter, Margaret (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary and Margaret could read and write. Patt was a retired farmer and Margaret was a scholar. The house they all lived in at that time was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Patt Melia.

 

 Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Doonlaoughan

Griffith’s Valuation shows us that the owner and immediate lessor of the land in Doonloughan at that time was Valentine O’C Blake. He leased 12 tenements on 168 acres, 12 roods and 15 perches of land to the following: James Roche leased a land, a house and office for £6 10s for the land and 12s for the buildings, Michael Lee leased land for £3 5s, John Mealy leased a house and land for £6 10s for the land and 7s for the house and Gregory Mealy, James Mogan [sic] and Martin Mealy each leased land for which they paid £3 5s each. Michael Mealy leased a house and offices and land for £4 10s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings, Patrick Conneely leased land for £4 10s, Patrick Reilly leased a house, offices and land for £4 10s for land and 17s for the buildings, Edward Conneely leased a house and land for £4 10s for the land and 15s for the house, Thomas Reilly leased a house and land for £4 10s for the land and 10s for the house and Bartholomew Nee leased a house and land for £4 10s for the land and 6s for the house. Eleanor Reilly leased a house from James Roche for 12s. There were also 18 acres, 1 rood and 11 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Doonloughan

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Donlahan. The owners in 1641 (pre-Cromwell) were the Catholics, Connor O’Donnee [sic]and Carbrey McGilleduffe [sic]. There were 104 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 23 plantation acres of profitable land and 23 plantation acres were forfeited.

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