Drimmeen

An Droimín

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Drimmeen

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Errislannan

Area:                                         262.29 acres / 262 acres, 1 rood, 6 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Drimmeen

Logainm for Drimmeen

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Drimmeen

 

1911 Census for Drimmeen

Overview of Drimmeen in 1911

There were a total of 13 houses in the townland of Drimmeen but houses 8 to 12 were unoccupied. House 12 was the Drimmeen national school. The landholders of the unoccupied houses were, house 8 was Gerald Byrne, houses 9 and 10 were William Conneely, house 11 was Thomas O’Neill and house 12 was Gerald Byrne. All the houses, with the exception on house 12, were private dwellings. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 3, 4 and 13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and the others had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There was a total of 33 out buildings consisting of 8 stables, 6 coach houses, 8 cow houses, a calf house, 5 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 2 barns and a potato house. There were a 40 people in the townland at that time, 22 males and 18 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Boland.

 

Conneely

William (69) was listed as the head of the family in the first house and he had been married to Mary (67) for 41 years and in that time they had had 13 children and 11 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, James (26), Margaret (25), John (23) and Ellenia (sic) (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William, Mary, James and Margaret spoke both Irish and English. Mary could read only and the others could all read and write. William was a farmer, James and John were farmer’s sons and Margaret and Ellenia (sic) were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a potato house. The landholder was William Conneely.

 

Conneely

The widow Winifred (73) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Thomas (32), and he was married to Mary (29) and had been for 5 years and they had had 3 children and 2 of those had survived. Also in the house were 3 grandchildren, Bridget (3), Martin (1) and Thomas (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Bridget. Only Thomas (32), Mary and Thomas (13) could read and write. Winifred was a farmer and Thomas (32) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Winifred Conneely.

 

Conneely

Patrick (60) was the head of this Conneely family and he shared the house with his widowed brother, James (65) and his nieces, Mary Anne (16) and Ellen (12) and nephews, John (18) and James (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and James (65) could speak Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Patrick and James (65) were farmers, Mary Anne was a farmer’s daughter, John and James (15) were farmer’s sons and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house and a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Conneely.

 

Connolly

The head of this family was the widower, Valentine (51) and he shared the house with 2 of his children, Michael (27) and Annie (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Valentine could speak both Irish and English and all of them could read and write. Valentine was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Annie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was listed Val Conneely.

 

Malley                         (additional surnames: Burke and King)

The head of the family in house 5 was Patrick Burke (68), who was single, and he shared the house with his widowed sister, Mary (71), 3 nephews, John (41), Thomas (41) and Martin (27) and nieces, Barbara (24) and Mary King (8). 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 Mary (71), could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John, Thomas and Martin were farmer’s sons and Barbara and Mary (8) were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Patrick Burke.

 

King

Martin (36) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (34) for 8 years and in that time they had had 5 children, Delia (5), Mary (7), Patrick (4), Teresa (2) and Martin (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (36) and Mary (34) spoke both Irish and English and only Martin (36) and Mary (34) could read and write. Martin (36) was a farmer and Delia and Mary (7) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin King.

 

King

Head of this King family was the widow Bridget (67) and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Donald (34), James (28), Stephen (26) and Norah (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget could read only and the others could all read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Donald, James and Stephen were farmer’s sons and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house and a cow house. The landholder was Bridget King.

 

Conneely

The widower James (55) was the sole occupant of the last house in Drimmeen and 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 was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was James Conneely.

 

 

1901 Census for Drimmeen

Overview of Drimmeen in 1901

There were a total of 17 houses in the townland and 14 were occupied. Houses 2, 3 and 8 were unoccupied with house 2 being the Errislannan national school. The landholder of house 2 was John Byrne and the landholder of house 8 was Thomas O’Neill. All the other houses were listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing while the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofs. Houses 1, 4, 6, 9, 10 and 12 were 2nd class dwellings, house 17 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 17 had 1 room and no windows, house 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and no windows in the front, house 7 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 11 and 13-16 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows, houses 4, 6, 9, 10 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 1 had between 10 and 12 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 34 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 5 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 11 cow houses, 3 calf houses, 3 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, a barn, a turf house, 2 potato houses, a shed and a store. There were 45 people in the townland at that time, 21 males and 24 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant William Sullivan.

 

Coyne

The sole occupant of house 1 was Patrick J. (39). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Mayo. He could read and write and was listed as being a school teacher. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 10 and 12 rooms and it had a stable, 2 coach houses, a harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house, a turf house, a potato house and store. The landholder was John Byrne.

 

King

The head of this family was the widow Bridget (54) and she shared the house with 6 of her children and they were, Martin (26), Donald (24), Peter (22), James (20), Stephen (17) and Norah (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except for Norah. All the children could read and write. Bridget was a postmistress, Martin, Peter and Stephen were farmers, Donald was listed as an asst svt postmaster, James was a caretaker and Norah was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and it had a cow house and a shed. The landholder was Bridget King.

 

Gorham                                   (additional surname: King)

The head of this family was the widow Mary (60) and she shared the house with her son, John (30), her daughter, Ellen (26) and her granddaughter, Mary King (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. Only Ellen could read and write. Mary (60) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Mary Gorham.

 

Pearl                            (additional surname: Brennan)

Thomas (91) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (80) and they shared the house with 2 of their grandsons, Valentine (16) and Michael (14). Thomas, Anne and Michael were born in Co. Galway and Valentine was born in Scotland and all were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Valentine and Michael could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Valentine and Michael were farmer’s grandsons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Pearl.

 

McDonough                            (additional surname: Flaherty)

The head of this family in house 7 was John (122) and he was married to Anne (90) and they shared the house with Anne’s sister, Bridget Flaherty (95). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. There was no occupation listed for any of them. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Thomas O’Neill.

 

McDonough                            (additional surname: McHugh)

The head of this family was John (80) who was married to Bridget (50) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Norah (26) and a grandniece, Norah McHugh (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget could speak both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other 2, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Only the 2 Norah’s could read and write. John was a farmer, Norah (26) was farmer’s daughter and Norah (15) was a farmer’s grandniece. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was John McDonough.

 

Connolly

Vall (sic) (44) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (43) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children and they were, Patt (17), Michael (16), Mary (14), Bridget (12), Anne (9) and John (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for John. They were all listed as being able to read and write. Vall (sic) was a farmer, Anne (43) was a housekeeper, Patt and Michael were farmer’s sons and Mary, Bridget, Anne (9) and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was listed as being Vall Conneely (sic).

 

Malley                         (additional surname: Burke)

Patrick (70) was the head of the household in house 11 and he was married to Mary (58) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, John (30), Thomas (30), Bridget (20), Martin (17) and Barbara (13) and also Mary’s brother, Patrick Burke (55) and her widowed mother, Mary Burke (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick (70), Mary (58) and Mary (80) could not read but all the others could read and write. Patrick (70) was a farmer, John, Thomas and Martin were farmer’s sons, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter, Barbara was a scholar and Patrick (55) was a farm servant. 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 potato house. The landholder was Patrick Burke.

 

Folan

The head of this Folan family was James (42) and he lived with his wife, Mary (24) and their 3 children, Delia (11), Thomas (8) and Mary (7). They were all Roman Catholic and James and Mary (24) were born in Co. Galway and the children were all born in America. James and Mary (24) could speak both Irish and English and the children only spoke English. They could all read and write. James was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house and a fowl house. The landholder was James Folan.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was William (60) and he was married to Mary (55) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Stephen (25), Joseph (23), William (18), James (17), John (13), Magey (sic) (13) and Elen (sic) (10). There was also another James listed but with no information. 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 Mary, could read and write. William (60) was a farmer, Stephen, Joseph, William (18) and James were farmer’s sons, Magey (sic) was a farmer’s daughter and John and Elen (sic) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was William Conneely.

 

Conneely

The widow Winnie (55) shared the house with her son, Thomas (22) and 2 grandsons, Stephen (8) and Thomas (6). They were all Roman Catholics and Winnie and Thomas (22) were born in Co. Galway and Stephen and Thomas (6) were born in America. Winnie and Thomas (22) spoke Irish and English and Stephen was listed as speaking English. Only Thomas (22) could read and write. Winnie was a housekeeper, Thomas (22) was a farmer and Stephen and Thomas (6) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Winnie Conneely.

 

Folan                           (additional surname: Ward)

The head of this family in house 15 was Julia (40) and he shared the house with her sisters, Delia (35) and Anne Ward (45), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Julia and Delia could read and write. Julia was a farmer and Delia and Anne were farmer’s sisters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Julia Folan.

 

Connolly

The widower James (60) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his brother Pat (55) and 4 of his children, Bridget (9), John (7), Mary A. (5) and James (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for James (3). James (60), Pat, Bridget and John could read and write. James (60) and Pat were farmers and Bridget and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was James Connolly.

 

Ward

The widow Margaret (80) was the sole occupant of the last house in Drimmeen. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. There was no landholder listed.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851)for Drimmeen

Harriet Connolly (born 12th March 1850) – Application No. C/20 6951. Ref Cen S/11/296. The application was received on 24th June 1920 with an address of Mrs. Harriot Buist (sic) 24 St. Georges Road, Waterloo, Nr. Liverpool. Harriet’s parents were given as Bartley and Anne Connolly (Mills). The townlands listed for the 1851 search were Drimmeen, Kill, Keerhaun North, Curhownagh, Drinagh, Derryeighter, Maum and Ballinaboy. The search was returned on 29th June 1920 with the handwritten note, “Bartly and Anne Conneely married 1842, Harriet 1yr daughter”

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Drimmeen

Thomas McDonough leased 21 acres and 6 perches of land from Bartholomew Mahony and Margaret Burke for which he paid both £4 4s, John McDonough Jun. and Martin Conneely leased a house on 7acres and 2 perches of land from Bartholomew Mahony and Margaret Burke for which they both paid £1 12s each to both Bartholomew and Margaret for the land and John paid 6s for a house. Thomas McDonough leased a house and office on 11 acres, 1 rood and 13 perches of land from Bartholomew Mahony and Margaret Burke for £3 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings, John McDonough Sen. leased a house and offices on 13 acres, 1 rood and 11 perches of land from Bartholomew Mahony and Margaret Burke for £3 5s for the land and 13s for the buildings and Martin Conneely leased a house from John McDonough Sen. for 5s. Thomas McDonough leased 11 acres and 20 perches of land from Bartholomew Mahony and Margaret Burke for £3 15s, there was a vacant house belonging to Thomas McDonough with an annual ratable valuation of £1 5s and Martin Conneely (weaver) leased a house from Thomas McDonough 6s. Bartholomew Mahony and Margaret Burke leased 13 tenements on 85 acres and 2 roods of land. Thomas Burke paid £2 15s for land and 8s for a house, John Burke paid £1 10s for land and 4s for a house, Thomas Conneely paid £1 5s for land and 4s for a house and Honoria Delap paid £2 2s for land and 7s for a house. Redmond Toole paid £2 2s for land and 7s for a house, Thomas King paid £3 12s for land and 10s for a house and offices, Michael Cooney paid £1 15s for land and 5s for a house, Michael Reilly paid £1 10s for land and 4s for a house and Owen Gorham paid £2 2s for land and 6s for a house. John Kealy paid £2 2s for land and 5s for a house, Martin Conneely paid £1 6s for land, Bartholomew Conneely (Ned) paid £1 5s for land and Pat Conneely (Festus) paid £1 for land. There was a vacant office belonging to Bartholomew Mahony and Margaret Burke that had an annual ratable valuation of 10s. Anthony Skerrett leased 13 tenements on 108 acres and 3 perches of land. Thomas Gorham paid £3 8s for land and 10s for a house and offices, Thomas Toole paid £3 2s for land and 5s for a house, Anne Folan paid £1 10s for land and 6s for a house. Jas. Conneely (Stephen) paid £5 10s for land and 15s for a house and offices, William Conneely (Stephen) paid £2 14 for land and 10s for a house and offices and Mary Joyce paid £2 14 for land and 10s for a house and offices. Phillip Reilly £2 17s for land and 10s for a house and an office, William Ward paid £1 16s for land and 7s for a house, John McLear paid £1 16s for land and 10s for a house and Bartholomew Conneely £2 10s for land and 12s for a house and office. James Conneely paid £2 18s for land and 10s for a house and office, Pat Conneely (Festus) paid £8 2s for land and 12s for a house and office and Martin Conneely paid £5 11s for land and 12s for a house and office. Andrew Conneely leased a house from Thomas McDonough for 5s, the school leased a house from James Conneely for 8s and there was a vacant house belonging to Bartholomew Conneely with an annual ratable valuation of 8s. Edward Dalton leased a house and small garden from James Conneely for 12s, William Devlin leased a house and small garden from Thomas Toole for 10s, James Burke leased a house from Thomas Toole for 8s, there was a vacant house belonging to Martin Conneely with an annual ratable valuation of 5s and Charles Mills leased a house from Patrick Conneely for 12s. There was an exemption for the school house of 8s.

 

1670 Down Survey for Drimmeen

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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