Keerhaunmore

An Caorán Mór

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Towland:                                   Keerhaunmore

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Doonloughan

 

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

Map (no records)

Galway Library for Keerhaunmore

Logainm for Keerhaunmore

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Keerhaunmore

 

1911 Census for Keerhaunmore

Overview of Keerhaunmore in 1911

There were 10 houses in Keerhaunmore in 1911 according to the census of that year. The houses were numbered from 2 to 11. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 2-5 and 11 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The houses were all occupied and were described as being private dwellings. Houses 2-5, 9 and 11 were 2nd class houses and the others were all 3rd class. House 6 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 1-3 and 8-10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows and houses 5 and 11 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 16 outbuildings in the townland consisting of 8 stables, 6 cow houses and 2 piggeries. At that time there were a total of 54 people living in Keerhaunmore, 32 male and 22 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. 61317 Michael Rooney.

 

Darcy

Stephen (60) was the head of the first family in Keerhaunmore and he had been married to Mary (41) for 21 years and in that time they had had 11 children, of which 8 had survived. They shared the house with those 8 daughters and they were, Bridget (20), Anne (17), Catherine (14), Margaret (12) Maria (10), Helena (8), Agnes (4) and Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing entered under the language heading for Helena, Agnes and Mary (2) but all the others could speak both Irish and English. Bridget, Anne, Catherine, Margaret, Maria and Helena could all read and write. Stephen was listed as being a farmer and Anne, Catherine, Margaret, Maria and Helena were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Darcy

John (70) was the head of this household and he was single and lived with 4 of his siblings who were also single. They were, his brothers, Anthony (68), Patrick (72) and Martin (42) and his sister, Bridget (50). 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. John was a farmer and Anthony, Patrick and Martin were fishermen. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Lee)

The head of this household was Martin (42), who was single and he shared the house with his nephew, Patrick Lee (20) and his niece, Bridget (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick and Bridget could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Patrick was a fisherman. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

McNamara

Bartholmew [sic] (50) was the head of the 9 members of this family in house 5 and he had been married to Bridget (42) for 16 years and on that time they had had 7 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with those 7 children and they were, Delia (12), Patrick (11), Bartholmew [sic] (9), Mark (6), Mary (5), John (2) and Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bartholmew [sic] (50), Bridget and Delia could speak both Irish and English. Bartholmew [sic] (50), Bridget, Delia, Patrick and Bartholmew [sic] (9) could read and write. Bartholmew [sic] (50) was a farmer and Delia, Patrick, Bartholmew[sic] and Mark were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely

John (40) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (45) for 15 years and they had had 4 children and all of those children had survived. Those 4 children also lived in the house and they were John (14), Mary (12), Martin (9) and Michael (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (40) and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and John (14), Mary and Martin spoke only English. None of the family could read or write. John (40) was a herd, John (14) was a fisherman and the other children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Matthew M. Coneys of Ballinaleama.

 

McDonagh

Thomas (69) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (72) for 20 years and in that time they had had 2 children and they had both survived. Those children also lived in the house and they were, Margaret (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 but there was nothing listed under the language heading. Thomas was a farmer and John was a farm labourer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Little

James (63) was listed as the head of the family in house 8 and he had been married to Bridget (40) for 15 years and in the time they had had 7 children and 6 had survived. Those 6 children also lived in the house and they were, Michael (14), Mary (13), John (10), Bartly (8), Winifred (4) and Thomas (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James, Bridget and Michael all spoke both Irish and English. James could read only and Bridget, Michael, Mary, John and Bartly could all read and write. James was a scholar, Michael was a farm labourer and Mary, John and Bartly were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

King

The widow, Mary (75) was listed as being the head of this family, and she shared the house with her brother-in-law, Michael (72) and her 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 read and write. Michael was a farm labourer and Festy was a scholar. The house they all 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.

 

McDonagh

The sole occupant of house 10 was Mark (50), who was single. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. His occupation 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 and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas McDonagh of Keerhaunmore.

 

King

The widower, Thomas (66) was listed as the head of the last house in Keerhaunmore. He shared the house with 3 of his sons, Martin (28), John (26), Thomas (24) and a servant, Michael King (Snigger) (50). 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 Thomas (66), read and write. Thomas (66) was a farmer, Martin was a fisherman, John and Thomas (26) were farm labourers and Michael was a carpenter. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

 

1901 Census for Keerhaunmore

Overview of Keerhaunmore in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were 13 houses in the townland of Keerhaunmore and that they were all occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 5 and 9 were 4th class houses and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 5 and 9 had 1 room and no windows, house 13 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 8 and 10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 11 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 25 out buildings, 7 stables, 12 cow houses and 6 piggeries. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 45 people in the townland at that time, 21 males and 24 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Jerimiah Rahilly [sic].

 

D’arcy

The head of the first family in Keerhaunmore was Stephen (30) and he was married to Mary (29) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Bridget (12), Anne (5), Cathrine [sic] (4), John (3) and Margaret (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen, Mary and Bridget spoke Irish and English and only Mary and Bridget could read and write. Stephen was a farmer and Bridget 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 Stephen Darcy.

 

D’arcy

The widow Mary (83) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, John (40), Patt (38), Anthony (32), Martin (28) and Bridget (26). 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 Bridget could read and write. Mary was a farmer, John, Patt, Anthony and Martin were farmer’s sons and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. 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 Mary Darcy.

 

McDonagh

Martin (50) was the head of the family in house 3 and he was married to Mary (49) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Anne (20), Thomas (18) and Margaret (9) as well as Martin’s brother, Mark (48). 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 Margaret. Only Mary, Anne and Thomas could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s daughter, Thomas was a farmer’s son and Margaret 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 Martin McDonagh.

 

Conneely

Michael (50) was listed as being the head of this household and he lived in the house with his wife, Anne (25) and their 4 children, Michael (4), Maryanne (3), Sabina (2) and Lizzie (4mths). All were Roman Catholic and Michael (5) and Maryanne were born in New York USA, while the others were all born in Co Galway. Michael (50) and Anne spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Michael (50) was listed as being a farmer. 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 Michael Conneely.

 

Lee

Michael (50) was the head of the family in house 5 and he was a widower and lived in the house with 3 of his children, Mary (12), Patrick (9) and Bridget (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Mary spoke Irish and English and only Mary and Patrick could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house was a single roomed, 4th class house with a cow house. The landholder was Michael Lee.

 

McNamara

Bartley (40) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (30) and they had 2 children, Delia (2) and Patrick (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bartley and Bridget could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Bartley was 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 Bartley McNamara.

 

McDonagh

Thomas (50) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his wife, Margaret (55). 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 or write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. 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 listed as being Thomas McDonagh.

 

Conneely

The head of this household was John (35) and he was married to Bridget (36) and they shared the house with their 2 children, John (3) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (35) and Bridget could speak both Irish and English, but none of the family could read. John (35) was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was listed as being Stephen Darcy.

 

Gorham

Margaret (70) was listed as being the head of this household and she was listed as being married but there was no husband listed in this entry. Her son, John (35), also lived in the house at that time. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Margaret’s occupation was listed as being a housekeeper and John was a general labourer. The house was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling with a piggery. The landholder was a Stephen Darcy.

 

King

The sole occupant of house 10 was Michael (52), who was not married. He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He was able to speak both Irish and English and could also read and write. His occupation 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 listed as being Michael King.

 

King                            (additional surname: McNamara)

The widow Mary (70) was the head of this family in house 11 and she shared the house with her grandson, John McNamara (14) and her granddaughter, Mary (4). They were all listed as being Roman Catholic and John was born in Boston, USA, while Mary (70) and Mary (4) were both born in Co. Galway. Mary (70) and John could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. Mary (70) was a farmer and John was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary King.

 

King

The head of this King Family in house 12 was the widower, Thomas (53) and he shared the house with 4 of his sons, Martin (20), John (15), Tom (13) and Joseph (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Martin, Tom and Joseph could read and write. Tomas was a farmer, Martin and John were farmer’s sons and Tom and Joseph 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 King.

 

Conneely

The head of the last household in Keerhaunmore was John (65) and he was married to Bridget (63) ad they shared the house with their son, Martin (38). 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. John was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

Old pension Census (1841-1851) for Keerhaunmore

Stephen Darcy – Application No. C/20 6058. Ref. Cen S/11/298. The application was received on 19th May 1920 with an address at that time of Ballyconneely, Clifden, Co. Galway. Stephen’s parents were given as Patrick and Mary Darcy (Cloonan). The address for the purpose of the 1851 search was given as Illaunamid Island “Slyne Head”, Keerhaunmore, Leaghcarrick, in the Parish of Ballindoon, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 26th May 1920 with the note “Pat and Mary Darcy married 1844, no return of Stephen”

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Keerhaunmore

Valentine O’C. Blake was listed as the immediate lessor in the townland and he leased 10 tenements on 163 acres, 3 roods and 25 perches of land to the following: Patrick Walsh leased an house, office and land for £2 15s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Catherine Nee leased a house and land for £2 15s for the land and 8s for the house, Thomas Goold [sic] leased a house and land for £2 15s for the Land and 6s for the house and John McNamara leased a house, office and land for £2 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings. Edward King, Bridget King and Thomas Devane each leased a house and land for £5 10s each for the land and 10s each for the houses. Monica King leased a house and land for £5 10s for the land and 15s for the house, Matthias McNamara leased a house, offices and land for £6 15s for the land and 15s for the buildings and Matthew Coneys leased land for £4 2s. John McDonough leased a house for 7s.

 

1670 Down Survey for Keerhaunmore

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Emloghowere. The 1641 (pre Cromwell) owners were Donnogh O’Doone and James O’Doone, both were Catholics, and the 1670 owner was Edward Geoghegan, also a Catholic.

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