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Author: Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

 

Townland:                                Aillenacally

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Derrycunlagh

Area:                                          368.86 acres / 368 acres, 3 roods, 16 perches

 

Baptism and Marriage records for Roundstone R.C. Parish 1872-1881

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Aillenacally (no records)

Map

Galway Library for Aillenacally

Logainm for Aillenacally

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Aillenacally

 

1911 Census for Aillenacally

Overview of Aillenacally in 1911

The townland of Aillenacally had 12 houses and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. Houses 6 and 11 were 2nd class dwellings, house 12 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 12 had 1 room and no windows, houses 1, 3, 5 and 9 had between 2 and 4 rooms and had 1 window in the front, houses 2, 4, 7, 8 and 10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows and houses 6 and 11 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 16 out buildings consisting of 5 stables, 6 cow houses, 2 piggeries and 3 barns. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were 59 people in the townland at the time of this census and they consisted of 34 male and 25 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Conaty (sic).

 

Coyne

The first house in Aillenacally was home to the Coyne family and then head of the family was a listed as being John (66) and he shared the house with his sister, Bridget (72) and his uncle, Patrick (85). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John 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 cow house. The landholder was John Coyne.

 

Flaherty                                  (additional surname: Gorham)

The head of this family was Michael (76) and he had been married to Bridget (75) for 57 years and they had had 9 children, of which 8 had survived. Also in the house were their daughter, Mary (28) and their grandson John Gorham (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Mary and John could read and write. Michael was a farmer and John was an agricultural labourer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Michael Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The widow Bridget (37) was the head of this family in house 3 and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Mary (10), Patrick (8) and John (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Apart from John, they could all read and write. Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. Bridget Conneely was the landholder.

 

Ward

There were 11 members of the Ward family in house 4 and the head of the family was listed as being Patrick (58) and he had been married to Kate (54) for 23 years and they had had 9 children and all had survived. They lived with those 9 children and they were John (21), Maria (19), Michael (18), Patrick (16), James (13), Annie (11), Bartley (10), Maggie (6) and Martin (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Maggie and Martin could not read, Bartley could read only and the others could all read and write. Patrick (58) was a farmer, John, Michael, Patrick (16) and James were farmer’s sons and Annie and Bartley were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Ward.

 

ODonnell

Stephen (36) was the head of this family and he had been married to Catherine (36) for 2 years and they had 1 child, Michael Joseph (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen and Catherine spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Stephen was a farmer. The house they all shared was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Stephen ODonnell.

 

Gorham

The sole occupant of house 6 was the widow Sarah (73) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. Her house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and she had a barn. Sarah was the landholder.

 

ODonnell                                (additional surname: Joyce)

The widow Bridget (74) was the head of the family in house 7 and she lived with her son-in-law, John Joyce (40), who had been married to her daughter, Bridget Joyce (42) for 9 years and they had 1 child, Thomas Joyce (8), 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 Thomas. Only John and Bridget could read and write. John was a farmer and Thomas was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a barn. Bridget O’Donnell was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Mary (73), a widow, was the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Patrick (34), Martin (24), Anne (29) and Peter (21) and also a grandson, Michael (5). 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 Michael. Mary and Michael could not read, but the others could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Martin and Peter were general farm labourers and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. Mary Conneely was the landholder.

 

Ashe

Mark (30) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (30) for 8 years and they had had 3 children and all had survived. They shared the housed with those 3 children, Mary (7), Barbara (3) and Margaret (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark and Margaret (30) spoke Irish and English and only Mark could read and write. Mark was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house they all lived in was 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and Mark Ashe was the landholder.

 

Sullivan

House 10 was home to the Sullivan family and the head of that family was Michael (40) and he had been married to Bridget (40) for 14 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They lived with those 5 children and they were John (13), Mary (11), Patrick (10), Michael (6) and James (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Michael (40) and Mary (40) could speak Irish and English. Patrick could read only, Michael (40), Mary (40) and Mary could read and write. Michael (40) was a general farm labourer and all the children were listed as being scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms. There no landholder as the house was built on commonage.

 

Ward                           (additional surname: King)

Pat Martin (58) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (53) for 30 years and in that time they had had 11 children of which 9 had survived. They lived with 8 of those children and they were Stephen (28), Patrick (20), Peter (18), Maggie (16), James (14), Michael (12), Delia (10) and Mary (7) and also in the house at that time was Bridget’s father, Michael King (84). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of James, Michael (12), Delia and Mary, they could all speak Irish and English. Mary could not read, Bridget, Patrick, Delia and Michael (84) could read only and all the others could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Stephen, Patrick and Peter were listed as farmer’s sons, James, Michael (12) and Delia were scholars, Mary was a scholar (at home) and Michael King was a retired farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Patrick Ward Martin was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of the last house in Aillenacally was John (60) and he had been married to Bridget (55) for 14 years and they had had 4 children and all had survived. They lived with those children and they were Bridget (11), Sabina (8), Mary (6) and Annie (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Bridget (55) and Bridget (11) spoke Irish and English but there was nothing listed for the other children which may indicate that they only spoke English. Bridget (55) and Annie could not read, John and Mary could read only and Bridget (11) and Sabina could read and write. John was an agricultural labourer, Bridget (11), Sabina and Mary were scholars and Annie was a scholar (at home). The house was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling. There was no landholder as the house was built on commonage.

 

1901 Census for Aillenacally

Overview of Aillenacally in 1901

There were a total of 13 houses in Aillenacally in 1901 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. House 4 was a 2nd class dwelling, house 10 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 10 had 1 room and no windows in the front, house 13 had 1 room and 1 window, house 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and no windows in the front and houses 7 and 11 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window. Houses 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows and house 4 had between 2 and 4 windows and 3 windows. There were a total of 50 people in the townland, 27 male and 23 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Ryan.

 

O Donnell

The widower Pat (70) was the head of the first house in Aillenacally and he shared it with 2 of his children, Stephan (25) and Honor (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Stephan and Honor could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Stephan was a farmer’s son and Honor was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Pat O Donnell was the landholder.

 

Ward

The head of the Ward family in house 2 was Pat (35) and he was married to Kate (34) and they lived with 6 of their children, John (11), Michael (7), Patrick (4), James (3), Mary (9) and Anne (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for baby Anne. Apart from Patrick, James and Anne, they could all read and write. Pat was listed as being a fisherman, Kate’s occupation was listed as a wife and John, Michael, Patrick and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Pat Wade Bartley was listed as the landholder.

 

Conneely

House 3 was home to the Conneely family and the head of this family was the widow Mary (60) and she shared the house with 3 of her children Pat (23), Peter (8) and Anne (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Pat and Anne could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son, Peter was a scholar and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Mary Conneely was the landholder.

 

Gorham

Michael (60) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Sarah (56) and they lived with their daughter Catherine (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Sarah spoke Irish and English but it was only Catherine that could read and write Michael was listed as being a farmer, Sarah was a farmer’s wife and Catherine was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. Michael Gorham was the landholder.

 

O’Donnell

House 5 was home to the O’Donnell family and the head of that family was Morgan (75) and he was married to Bridget (65) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Bridget (28) and Anthony (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget (28) and Anthony could read and write. Morgan was a farmer, Bridget (65) was a housekeeper, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Anthony was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. Morgan O’Donnell was the landholder.

 

Flaherty                                   (additional surname: Gorham)

The head of this family was Michael (60), who was listed as being married but there was no entry here of a wife. He shared the house with his daughter, Mary (18) and his grandson, John Gorham (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John and Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and John was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms. Michael Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Coyne

John (50) was the head of this family in house 7 and he shared the house with his sisters, Bridget (48) and Barbara (40) and his uncle, Pat (65). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Bridget and Pat could not read, Barbara could read only and John could read and write. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class house and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and John Coyne was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was Thomas (60) and he was married to Sarah (60) and they shared the house with their daughter Margaret (23). 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. Thomas was a farmer, Sarah was a farmer’s wife and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 windows. Thomas Conneely was the landholder.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Joyce)

The widow Catherine (90) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Patt (30), her daughter-in-law, Bridget (21), her granddaughter, Mary (2mths) and her niece, Bridget Joyce (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with exception of baby Mary. Only Patt and Bridget (21) could read and write. Catherine was a farmer’s mother, Patt was a farmer, Bridget (21) was a farmer’s wife, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget Joyce was unemployed. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and Catherine Conneely was the landholder.

 

Sullivan

Michael (30) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (24) and they shared the house with their children John (3) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was an agricultural labourer and Bridget was a housekeeper. They all lived in a single roomed, 4th class dwelling. The landholder was Thomas Conneely of Aillenacally.

 

Ward

House 11 was home to the Ward family and the head of this family was Pat Ward Martin (40) and he was married to Bridget (35) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children and they were, Stephen (13), John (11), Pat (9), Peter (7), Maggie (5), James (3) and Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat Ward Martin, Bridget, Stephen, John and Pat (9) spoke both Irish and English and Peter spoke only English. Pat (9) and Peter could read only and Pat (40), Bridget, Stephen and John could read and write. Pat (40) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife, Stephen was a farmer’s son and John, Pat (9) and Peter were scholars. They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. Pat Ward Martin was the landholder.

 

King                            (additional surnames: Ward and Flaherty)

The head of the family in house 12 was Michael (68) and he was married to Anne (60) and they lived with their daughter Anne Ward (26) and their granddaughters, Bridget Flaherty (7) and Anne Ward (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway, except Anne (6mths), who was born in America and they were all Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except baby Anne. Anne (26) could read only but the others could not read. Michael was a farmer, Anne (60) was a housekeeper, Anne (26) was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. Michael King was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The last house in Aillenacally was home to the Conneely family and the head of this family was John (35) and he was married to Bridget (25) and they had 1 child, Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget (35) spoke Irish and English, but only Bridget (35) could read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget (25) was a farmer’s wife and Bridget (1) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was Thomas Conneely of Aillenacally.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Aillenacally

Griffith’s Valuation shows that the main immediate lessor was The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company. They leased 5 tenements on 339 acres, 2 roods and 4 perches of land and those tenants were Patrick Kyne, who leased a house and land for £1 15s for the land and 5s for the house, John Kelly leased a house and land for £1 4s for the land and 3s for the house, Martin Conroy leased a house and land for £3 12s for the land and 5s for the house, Nicholas Hopkins leased a house and land for £1 4s for the land and 5s for the house and Thomas Ward leased a house, offices and land for £1 15s for the land and 7s for the buildings. John Conneely leased a house and land from John Kelly for £1 4s for the land and 3s for the house, Mary Conrey (sic) leased a house and land from John Kelly for £1 4s for the land and 3s for the house, Patrick Kyne Jun. leased a house and land from Patrick Kyne for £1 18s for the land and 3s for the house and Patrick Conrey (sic) leased land from Patrick Kyne for 18s. Patrick O’Donnell leased a house and land from Thomas Ward for 18s for the land and 5s for the house, Michael Kelly leased a house and land also from Thomas Ward for 18s for the land and 3s for the house, Bryan Kelly Jun. and Morgan O’Donnell each leased a house and land from Nicholas Hopkins for which they each paid £1 4s for the land and 3s for the house. There were also 2 islands belonging to the tenants of Aillenacally that had an area of 2 roods and 32 perches but they had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Aillenacally

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Inishraer, Mary, Arkniny, Shivindilly, Largarcoth, Shannarogy and Littercran. The 1670 owner was the Catholic Richard Martin.

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