Keerhaun South

An Caorán Theas

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Keerhaun South

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Doonloughan

Area:                                         192.95 acres / 192 acres, 3 roods, 32 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Keerhaun South

Logainm for Keerhaun South

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Keerhaun South

 

1911 Census for Keerhaun South

Overview of Keerhaun South in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total 10 houses in the townland and they were numbered houses 57 to 66. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were occupied. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 64 was a 2nd class dwelling while all the other houses in the townland were 3rd class. Houses 57-63 and 65 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 66 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows and house 64 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 23 out buildings consisting of 9 stables, 7 cow houses, 3 piggeries and 4 fowl houses. The population of the townland was 51, 27 males and 24 females. The enumerator was Const. Michael Rooney.

 

King

Edward (42) was listed as the head of the first household and he was single and shared the house with his brother, Patrick (40) and his sister, Margret (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Edward and Patrick could read and write. Edward was a farmer, Patrick was a farm labourer and Margret was a servant. 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.

 

Carroll                                    (additional surname: Curran)

The widow Mary (58) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with 2 of her sons, Peter (34) and Patrick (30) and also a cousin, Honor Curran (69). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patrick could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Patrick was a fisherman. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Lavery

The head of this household was John (64) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they had been married for 16 years and they had had 6 children of which 4 had survived. Those four children also lived in the house and they were, Festus (15), Mary A. (13), Mark (8) and Marget [sic] (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget spoke both Irish and English. John, Festus, Mary A. and Mark could read and write. John was a farmer and Mary A. and Mark 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 fowl house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Carroll

James (65) was listed as the head of this family in house 60 and he had been married to Bridget (68) for 36 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were, Valentine (35), James (22), Bridget (21), Patrick (19) and Margaret (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only James (22), Bridget (21), Patrick and Margaret could read and write. James (65) was a farmer, Bridget was a farm labourer, and James (22) and Patrick were fishermen. 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.

 

King                            (additional surname: Curran)

The head of the family in house 61 was Michael (65) and he had been married to Margaret (40) for 11 years but they had no children. They shared their house with a servant, Patrick Curran (25). 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. Margaret was listed as being 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 for this house.

 

Keaney

John (50) was listed as the head of this Keaney family and he had been married to Anne (35) for 15 years and they had had 4 children, Mary (13), Annie (10), Thomas (7) and Bridget (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Anne, Mary and Annie could read and write. John was a farmer and Mary, Annie and Thomas 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 for this house.

 

Lyttle [sic]

The sole occupant of house 63 was Mary (57), who was listed as being married for 35 years but she had no children, but there was no entry for a husband. She spoke Irish and English, could read only and was listed as being a shopkeeper. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. The house she lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and she had a fowl house. The landholder was James Carroll of Keerhaun South.

 

McHugh                                  (additional surname: Malley)

Bartley (70) was the head of the family in house 64 and he had been married to Bridget (55) for 36 years and they had had 11 children and all had survived. They lived with 6 of those children, Joseph (33), Patrick (21), Hannah (18), Margaret (15), Thomas (13) and Jane (11) and also in the house at that time was a grandson Thomas Malley (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, except young Thomas Malley, could read and write. Bartley was a farmer, Joseph and Patrick were fishermen and Thomas and Jane were scholars.  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.

 

Gorham

Martin (69) was the head of the family in house 65 and he had been married to his wife, Keate [sic] (63) for 35 years and in that time they had had 4 children, all of whom had survived. Those 4 children also lived in the house and they were, Martin (28), Patrick (22), Michael (20) and Honor (18). 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. Martin (69) was listed as being a farmer and Martin (28), Patrick 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 and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: Mailia [sic])

Thomas (36) was listed as being the head of the last family in Keerhaun South and he had been married to Annie (33) for 9 years and they had 3 children, Mary A. (7), John (5) and Martin (2). Also in the house at that time was Annie’s mother, the widow Anne Mailia [sic] (76). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Annie and Anne spoke both Irish and English. Only Thomas and Annie could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer and Mary A. 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 for this house.

 

1901 Census for Keerhaun South

Overview of Keerhaun South in 1901

The townland of Keerhaun South had a total of 14 houses and all were 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. All the houses were listed as being 3rd class dwellings. House 14 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 1, 3, 6, 8 and 10-13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front of the house and the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The townland had a total of 25 out buildings consisting of 8 stables, 8 cow houses and 9 piggeries. There were a total of 64 people in the townland at that time, 34 male and 30 female. The enumerator for Keerhaun South was Const. Jerimiah Rahilly [sic].

 

Curran

The head of the first house in Keerhaun South was the widower, Patt (65) and he shared the house with his son Patt (18). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. Patt (65) was a farmer and Patt (18) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Patt Curran.

 

King

The widow Mary King Tom (50) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son John (22). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could both speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Mary was a farmer and John was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable. The landholder was Mary King (Tom).

 

Melia                          (additional surname: Carrol)

The head of the family in house 3 was Mary (70), a widow, and she shared the house with her widowed daughter, Mary Carrol (41) and 3 of her grandchildren, Peter Carrol (23), Patt Carrol (21) and Bridget Carrol (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patt and Bridget could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Peter and Patt were fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Melia.

 

Lavery

John (45) was the head of the family in this house and he was married to Bridget (38) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Festus (5), Mary (2) and Bridget (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget (38) could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. John was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was John Lavery.

 

Gorham

Martin (55) was listed as the head of this family in house 5 and he was married to Kate (53) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, John (19), Val (14), Patt (10), Michael (8) and Mary (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John, Patt, Michael and Mary could all read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer, John and Val were farmer’s sons and Patt, Michael and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Martin Gorham.

 

Carrol

James (40) was the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children, Thomas (20), Val (18), Mary (12), James (8), Bridget (7), Patrick (4) and Margaret (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James (40), Bridget (40), Thomas, Val, Mary and Kames (8) spoke both Irish and English. Only James (8) and Bridget (7) could read and write. James (40) was listed as being a farmer, Thomas and Val were farmer’s sons and Mary, James (8) and Bridget (7) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was James Carrol.

 

Folan

The only occupant of house 7 was Mark (30) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer and wool weaver. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he also had a cow house. The landholder was Mark Folan.

 

King                            (additional surname: Flaherty)

The widow Mary Ned (60) was listed as the head of this household and she lived in the house with her children, Margaret (35), Edmond (27) and Patt (25) and also a granddaughter Mary (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Margaret, Edmond, Patt and Mary (13) could read and write. Mary (60) was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, Edmond and Patt were farmer’s sons and Mary (13) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary King (Ned).

 

Keaney                                    (additional surnames: King and Currin [sic])

Cathrine [sic] (65) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son-in-law, Michael King (40), her daughter, Margaret King (30), her son Peter (32) and a grandson, John Currin [sic] (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Cathrine [sic] and Peter could not read, Michael could read only and Margaret and John could read and write. Cathrine [sic] and Michael were listed as farmers and Peter was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Cathrine [sic] Keaney.

 

Keaney

The head of this household was John (35) and he was married to Anne (25) and the lived in the house with 2 of their daughters, Mary (2) and Anne (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Anne (25) spoke Irish and English but only Anne (25) 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 also had a cow house. The landholder was John Keaney.

 

Conneely

The widow Sarah (45) was the head of this family in house 11 and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Val (20), Thomas (13), Joseph (10), Celia (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Thomas, Joseph and Celia could read and write. Sarah was listed as being a farmer, Val was a farmer’s son and Thomas, Joseph and Celia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Sarah Conneely.

 

Little

The only occupant of house 12 was Mary (48), who was married but there was no listing for a husband in this entry. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a shopkeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and she also had a piggery. The landholder was Mary Little.

 

McHugh

Bartley (45) was the head of the household in house 13 and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 10 of their children and they were, Bartley (20), John (17), James (14), Joseph (13), Patrick (9), Thomas (2), Marianne (16), Hanna (4), Margaret (3) and Jane (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bartley (45), Bridget, Bartley (20), John, James, Joseph and Marianne could speak both Irish and English. Bridget, Hanna, Margaret and Jane could not read and all the other members of the family could read and write. Bartley (45) was a farmer, Bartley (20) and John were farmer’s sons, Marianne was a farmer’s daughter and James, Joseph and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Bartley McHugh.

 

Carrol

The sole occupant of the last house in Keerhaun South was Kate (45). She could speak Irish and English, could not read and was a housekeeper. She was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. The house she lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class house and she had a piggery. The landholder was Mary Melia.

 

Old pension Census (1841-1851) for Keerhaun South

Mark Reilly – Application No. C/21 6529. Ref. Cen S / 11 / 297. The application was received on 17th October 1921 with an address at that time of Bunowen, Ballyconneely, Co. Galway. Mark’s parents were given as John and Barbara Reilly (Greally). The address for the 1851 search was Keerhaun, in the Parish of Ballindoon, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the left hand margin these names were handwritten: Mary, Mary, Anne John. The search was returned on 20th October 1921 with the note saying “John Bab Reilly married 1849, no return of mark”.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Keerhaun South

Martin Hart leased 179 acres, 3 roods and 27 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £31 10s. There were also 5 acres, 3 roods and 35 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Keerhaun South

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Loughhaffard [sic]. The 1670 owner was the Catholic Richard Martin. There were 2 plantation acres of profitable land and 2 plantation acres were forfeited.

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