Civil Parish: Ballindoon
Church Parish: Clifden
District Electoral Division: Derrylea
Area: 904.57 acres / 904 acres, 2 roods, 11 perches
Baptism and Marriage records for Clifden R.C. Parish 1821-1881
Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Munga (no records)
NUI Galway Digital Collections for Munga
1911 Census for Munga
Overview of Munga in 1911
There were 2 houses in Munga in 1911 and 1 was occupied (house1). It was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. It was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. It had 4 out buildings, a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Boland.
Gavin (additional surname: Joyce)
The head of the only house in Munga was John (72) and he had been married to Mary (70) for 40 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, John (38) and Martin (29) and also in the house were a nephew, John Joyce (18) and a niece, Mary Joyce (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from John (72) and Mary (70), they could all read and write. John (72) was and herd, John (38) and Martin were herd’s sons and John (18) and Mary (16) were listed as being farm labourers. The house 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. The landholder was B. J. Lee.
1901 Census for Munga
Overview of Munga in 1901
There 3 houses in the townland of Munga in 1901 and 2 of those were occupied with house 3 being empty, but the landholder was Bernard J. Lee of Clifden. The houses were all listed as being private dwellings and were built of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1 and 3 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while house 2 had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings. House 1 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 3 had 5 or 6 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 6 out buildings, a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. A total of 13 people were in the townland at that time, 7 males and 6 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. William Lavelle.
The head of this family in house 1 was Patrick (54) and he lived with his wife, Maria (50). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and they could also read and write. Patrick was a railway labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholders were M.G.W. Railway Co.
Gavin (additional surname: Joyce)
John (60) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Mary (50) and 7 of their children, Maggie (27), John (25), Thomas (21), Michael (18), Mary (17), Martin (16) and Anne (15). Also in the house at that time were a nephew, John Joyce (9) and a niece, Mary Joyce (7). 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 John (60) and Mary (50), could read and write. John (60) was a herd, Maggie and Mary (17) were herdsman’s daughters, John (25), Martin and Michael were herds, Thomas was a millsman [sic] on M.G.W. railway and Anne, John (9) and Mary (7) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Bernard J. Lee of Clifden.
Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Munga
John Geraghty owned a herd’s house and offices on 850 acres, 3 roods and 3 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £22 10s for the land and £3 5s for the buildings. There were also 52 acres of water in the townland.
1670 Down Survey for Munga
The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Mamalanga Ardmore. The 1641 owner (Pre Cromwell) was Murrogh O’Flahartye, a Catholic, and in 1670 the owner was the Catholic Anthony French. There were 506 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 34 plantation acres of profitable land and 34 plantation acres were forfeited.
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I think I can possibly see a couple of discrepancies and am going to work through the info I have been looking at using the disposition acreage info and will try to draw up some comparative plans to explain my thinking . By the way this site is a fantastic resource!
I fear there is an error here.
I think that the 1670 Down Survey name for Munga was in fact Mungagh… Mamalanga or ?Maunlunga was a part of what the main part of what is now Errislannan. ( “all mountain land” further west.
Seamus, I’ve just looked into this further and both the Down Survey and yourself could be correct. Errislannan is the electoral division and Munga is a townland within that DED.
High Seamus, thank you for your comment. I got the information direct from the Down Survey site and when you click on map it comes up as being Mamalanga Ardmore at that time. Possibly an error on their site?
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