Arkeen Beg

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Arkeen Beg

Author: Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

 

Townland:                                Arkeen Beg

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Derrycunlagh

Area:                                         310.12 acres / 310 acres, 0 roods, 19 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Arkeen Beg (no records)

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Arkeen Beg (no records)

Map

Galway Library for Arkeen Beg

Logainm for Arkeen Beg

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Arkeen Beg

 

1911 Census for Arkeen Beg

Overview of Arkeen Beg in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were only 3 houses in Arkeen Beg and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The houses were all 3rd class dwellings and all the houses had between 2 and 4 rooms and houses 1 and 2 had 1 window in the front and house 3 had 2 windows. There were no out buildings. There were a total of 15 people living in Arkeen Beg with 7 male and 8 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Conaty (sic).

 

Mannion

The widow Margaret (62) was listed as being the head of the family and she shared the house with 2 of her daughters, Barbara (17) and Maggie (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret spoke Irish and English and only Barbara and Maggie could read and write. Margaret was listed as being a washer woman and Maggie was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Mannion.

 

Halloran

The head of this family was Joseph (69) and he had been married to Mary (70) for 47 years and they had had 13 children and 11 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Patrick (30), John (21) and Margaret (20). 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 Mary, could all read and write. Joseph was a farmer and Patrick and John were farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Joe Halloran.

 

Mannion

The 3rd, and last, house in Arkeen Beg was home to another Mannion family and the head of this family was Michael (58) and he was married to Honor (59) for27 years and in that time they had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were Mary (18), Barbara (16), Thomas (14), Stephen (11) and Valentine (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael and Honor could not read but the children could all read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Mary and Barbara were farmer’s daughters and Thomas, Stephen and Valentine were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Mannion.

 

 

1901 Census for Arkeen Beg

Overview of Arkeen Beg in 1901.

There were a total of 3 houses in the townland and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The houses were all 3rd class dwellings with houses 1 and 2 having between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and house 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 22 people in the townland at that time and they consisted of 11 male and 11 female. The enumerator for the area was Constable John Ryan.

 

Mannion

The head of the first family in Arkeen Beg was Pat (50) and he was married to Margaret (40) and they shared the house with 4 of their daughters, Bridget (10), Barbara (8), Mary (6) and Maggie (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except young Maggie. Only Bridget could read and write. Pat was a farmer. Margaret was a farmer’s wife and Bridget, Barbara and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Mannion.

 

Mannion

Michael (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Honor (40) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Michael (15), who was deaf, Pat (14), Mary (9), Barbara (6), Thomas (3) and Thomas (1). 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. Michael (50) was a farmer, Honor was a farmer’s wife, Michael and Pat were agricultural labourers, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Barbara was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms. Michael Mannion was the landholder.

Halloran

Joseph (40) was the head of the last family in Arkeen Beg and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were Michael (30), Pat (21), Bridget (17), Martin (12), John (12) and Margaret (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary and Michael could not read but the others could all read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Michael was a coachman domestic servant, Pat was an agricultural labourer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Martin, John and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms. Joseph Halloran was the landholder.

 

1670 Down Survey for Arkeen Beg

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Urrasebeg, Litter Veark, Ehariknock, Sheanbeenon, Allice, Erouellough and Ballynumgan Mountain. The 1641 owner was the Catholic, Murragh O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owners were the Catholics, Richard Martin and Thomas Lynch and the Protestant, Edward Browne.

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