Emlagharan

Imleach Árann

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Emlagharan

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church parish:                        Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Doonloughan

Area:                                         417.62 acres / 417 acres, 2 roods, 19 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Emlagharan

Logaimn for Emlagharan

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Emlagharan

 

1911 Census for Emlagharan

Overview of Emlagharan in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 13 houses in the townland of Emlagharan and they were numbered houses 67 to 79. They were all occupied and 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 roofing. Houses 68 and 74 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 67, 69, 73 and 75-78 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 70-72 and 79 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 68 and 74 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were 24 out buildings consisting of 11 stables, 8 cow houses, 4 piggeries and 1 fowl house. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows us that there were a total of 51 people in the townland, 29 male and 22 female. The enumerator for the area was Constable Michael Rooney.

 

Lavery

The widower, Daniel (85) was listed as the head of the first family in Emlagharan and he shared the house with his son, Pat (46). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat spoke both Irish and English while Daniel only spoke Irish and only Pat could read and write. Daniel was listed as being a farmer and Pat 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 for this house.

 

Malley

John (65), who was single, lived in this house with 2 of his sisters, Celia (69) and Anne (63), both also single. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John could read and write and Anne could read only. John 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, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Mailia [sic]                             (additional surname: Gavin)

The head of this family in house 69 was the widow Mary (55) and she shared the house with her son Michael Gavin (19) and daughter, Winefred [sic] Gavin (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and they could read and write. 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 stable. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

McHugh

Thomas (68) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (61) and had been for 36 years and in that time they had had 7 children and all had survived. They shared then house with 5 of those children and they were, Bartholomew (35), Bridget (24), John (21), Martin (18), who was married, and Michael (33), who was also married. Also in the house was a daughter-in-law, Mary (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth for Mary. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Mary. Bartholomew, Bridget (24), John, Martin, Michael and Mary could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Bartholomew was a farm labourer and John, Martin and Michael were fishermen. The house they lived in was a 3rd 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.

 

Lavery

The sole occupant of house 71 was Valentine (52), who was single. He was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could read and write 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 stable. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Duane

Martin (73) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (73) and had been for 47 years and in that time they had had 6 children, with 5 of those surviving. Three of those children lived with them and they were, John (39), Mary (33) and Patrick (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read or write. Martin was a farmer, John was a farm labourer and Patrick was a 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 for this house.

 

Duane

The widow Mary (60) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her daughters, Ellen (15) and Celia (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. There was no Literacy or occupation information given. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Darcy

Thomas (65) was the head of the family in house 74 and he had been married to Winifred (71) for 34 years and in that time they had had 3 children, Anne (32), Mary (30) and Festus (28). 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. Thomas 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 2 stables, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Wickham

Patrick (59) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married but there was no information on his wife, for how long they had been married or how many children they had. He shared the house with 5 of his children, Mary (30), Thos (26), Patrick (25), Bridget (14) and Michael (13). 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. Patrick (59) was a farmer, Thos, Patrick (25) and Michael were farm labourers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Wallace

The sole occupant of house 76 was the widower, John (83). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English and was a farmer. The house he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Rielly [sic]

 

The widow Mary (78) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Patrick (60) and John (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but there was no literacy information given. Patrick was farm labourer and John was a fisherman. 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 for this house.

 

McDonagh

Bartholmew [sic] (58) was the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (71) and had been for 26 years and in that time they had had 2 children and they both survived. They shared the house with their son, Thomas (25), Bartholmew’s [sic] widowed mother, Mary (85) and nephew, Michael (5). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael was born in Scotland and the others were all born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for young Michael. Only Thomas could read and write. Bartholmew [sic] was a farmer and Thomas 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. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

McHugh

The head of the last family in Emlagharan was Patrick (69) and he had been married to Bridget (60) for 37 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, Mark (23), Michael (20), Anne (18) and Bartholmew [sic] (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Mark and Michael were fishermen and Bartholmew [sic] 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, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

1901 Census for Emlagharan

Overview of Emlagharan in 1901.

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 13 houses in the townland and all were occupied and were listed as private dwellings. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 3rd class dwellings. Houses 1-3, 6 and 10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front while the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 35 out buildings consisting of 8 stables, 13 cow houses, 2 calf houses and 12 piggeries. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 50 people in the townland at that time, 29 male and 21 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Jerimiah Rahilly [sic].

 

Lavery

There were 2 occupants of the first house in Emlagharan and they were The widower, Michael (90) and his son, Val (28). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Val could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Val was listed as a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had cow house and piggery. The landholder was Michael Lavery.

 

McHugh

Patt (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (48) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Winifred (18) Thomas (16), Mary (13), Mark (11), Micheal (9), Anne (5) and Bartley (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patt, Bridget, Winifred, Thomas, Mary and Mark could speak both Irish and English. Thomas, Mary, Mark and Michael could read and write. Patt was a farmer, Winifred and Thomas were listed as farmer’s sons[i] and Mary, Mark and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had cow house and piggery. The landholder was Patt McHugh.

 

McDonagh

Bartley (65) was listed as the head of the family in house 3 and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, Thomas (15) and Festus (13) and Bartley’s sister, Mary (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bartley, Bridget and Mary spoke Irish and English and only Thomas and Festus could read and write. Bartley was a farmer and the sons were both scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and piggery. The landholder was Bartley McDonagh.

 

Reilly

The heads of the family in house 4 was the widow, Mary (60) and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Patt (30) and John (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Mary was a farmer and Patt and Joh n were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and piggery. The landholder was Mary Reilly.

 

Wallace

The only occupant of this house was John (60), who was a widower. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could speak 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 cow house and piggery. The landholder was John Wallace.

 

Wickham

The head of this household in house 6 was Patt (43) and he was married but there was no wife listed in this entry. He lived in the house with 3 of his children and they were, Mary (19), Tom (15) and Patt (11). 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. Patt (43) was listed as being a farmer while Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Tom was a farmer’s son and Patt (11) was a scholar. 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 Patt Wickham.

 

Darcy

Thomas (51) was the head of this family and he was married to Winifred (57) and also in the house at that time were 3 of their children, Anne (21), Mary (20) and Festy (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all of the family were able to read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Anne and Mary were farmer’s daughters and Festy was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Darcy.

 

Duane

Mary (40), who was a widow, was the head of this family and she lived in the house with 5 of her children and they were, Michael (19), Anne (12), Ellen (7), Celia (6) and Mary (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (40), Michael, Anne and Ellen could speak both Irish and English and only Anne and Ellen could read and write. Mary (40) was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Anne, Ellen and Celia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Duane.

 

Duane

Martin (60) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (63). They lived in the house with their 2 sons, Michael (29) and Patrick (20) and their daughter, Mary (21). All of the family could speak both Irish and English. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary (63) could read only and the children could all read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin was a farmer, Michael and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Mary (21) was a domestic servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Duane.

 

McHugh

The head of this McHugh family in house 10 was Thomas (60) and he was married to Bridget (58) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, Bartley (24), Michael (22), Thomas (16), Bridget (12), John (10) and Martin (7). 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 Martin. John could read only and Bartley, Michael Thomas (16) and Bridget (12) could read and write. Thomas (60) was listed as being a farmer, Bartley, Michael and Thomas (16) were farmer’s sons and Bridget (12), John and Martin 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 piggery. The landholder was Thomas McHugh.

 

Melia

There were just the 2 occupants of house and the head of the household was Patt (56), who was un married and he lived in the house with his sister, Sabine (52). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Patt could read and write while Sabine could read only. Patt was listed as being a farmer. The house 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 Melia.

 

Melia

Again, there were only 2 members of this Melia household and the head of the family was John (40), who was unmarried, and he lived with his sister, Anne (35). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house 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 Melia.

 

Lavery

Daniel (70) was the head of the last family in Emlagharan in 1901 and he was married to Margaret (65) and also in the house at that time was their son Patt (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Patt could read and write. Daniel was listed as being a farmer and Patt was a farmer’s son. The house 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 Daniel Lavery.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Emlagharan

The Griffith’s Valuation shows us that the owner of the land, and the immediate lessor was Martin Hart. He leased 2 tenements to Thomas Joyce, the first was a house on 63 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches of land for £6 for the land and £1 5s for the house, and the second was an office on 17 acres, 1 rood and 8 perches of land for £3 for the land and 5s for the building. He Leased 10 tenements on 281 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land to the following: Patrick Reilly leased a house and land for £1 for the land and £s for the house, Patrick McCue leased a house and land for £2 for land and 5s for a house and Valentine McHugh leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 3s for the house. Jn. Meally [sic] (Matthias) leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 10s for the house, Thomas Sweeney and John Mealy each leased a house, office and land for £2 for the land and 12s for the buildings each and Anthony Mealy leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 10s for the house. Edward king leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 6s for the house and John McDonnell and Martin McCue each leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 5s for the houses each. Martin Hart leased part of that land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £27.

 

Martin Hart also leased 5 tenements of houses to the following: Matthias Gorham Anne Cloherty and John Coyne for 5s each and Thomas McCue and Bartholomew McCue for 6s each. There were 35 acres, 1 rood and 31 perches of water in the townland as well.

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Emlagharan

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Emloghowere. The pre-Cromwell owners in 1641 were Donnogh O’Doone [sic] and James O’Doone [sic], both Catholics and in 1670 the owner was the Catholic Edward Geoghegan. There were 2234 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 117 plantation acres of profitable land and 117 plantation acres were forfeited.

[i] Winifred should be a farmer’s daughter.

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