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Townland:                                 Athry

Civil Parish:                               Moyrus

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Roundstone

District Electoral Division:     Moyrus

Area:                                           1612.93 acres / 1612 acres, 3 roods, 29 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Athry

Logainm for Athry

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Athry

 

1911 Census for Athry

Overview of Athry in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were 4 houses in the townland of Athry and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with house 1 having slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the other 3 having thatch, wood or other perishable material. Houses 1, 2 and 3 were 2nd class dwellings and house 4 was a 3rd class dwelling. Houses 1, 2 and 3 had 2 rooms and 3 window while house 4 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 11 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 4 stables, 6 cow houses and a calf house. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 22 people in Athry at that time and that consisted of 12 male and 10 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Gilmore.

 

Malloy

The head of the first family in Athry was the widow Mary (36) and she shared the house with her 6 children, Joseph (12), Barbara (10), Martin (8), Patrick (6), Thomas (4) and John (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary, Joseph and Barbara spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. Thomas and John could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. Joseph, Barbara, Martin and Patrick were listed as being scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. Mary Malloy was the landholder.

 

Fitzpatrick

Patrick (75) was the head of this family and he had been married to Honar (sic) (73) for 46 years and in that time they had had 8 children of which 5 had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Thomas (33), Michael (30) and Honar (sic) (25). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Only Thomas, Michael and Honar (sic) (25) could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Thomas was a railway labourer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Honar (sic) (25) was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable and 2 cow houses. Patrick Fitzpatrick was the landholder.

 

Melia

The head of the Melia family in house 3 was Michael (50) who had been married to Catherin (sic) (34) for 11 years and during that marriage they had had 5 children and all of those had survived. All 5 of those children lived with them at that time and they were Mary Agnes (10), Bridget (8), Michael (6), Martin (4) and Christiana (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (50) and Catherin (sic) spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the children which could indicate that they only spoke English. None of the family could read. Michael (50) was a shepherd and Mary Agnes, Bridget and Michael (6) were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and 2 cow houses. The landholder was Thos Hazell of Cashel.

 

Melia

There was a Melia family also living in the last house in Athry and the head of that family was Michael (88) and he was married to Bridget (74) and had been for 56 years and they had had 12 children in that time and 8 had survived. They shared the house with their daughter Ellen (28). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Only Ellen could read and write. Michael was listed as being a shepherd. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Thos Hazell of Cashel.

 

1901 Census for Athry

Overview of Athry in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were 4 houses in the townland of Athry and all were listed as private dwellings and all were occupied. House 1 and 2 were 3rd class homes and houses 3 and 4 were 3rd class. All the houses were constructed on stone, brick or concrete walls and house 4 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the others had thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. House 2 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 1 and 4 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 3 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there a total of 17 people in the townland at that time consisting of 8 male and 9 female. The enumerator for this area was Const. Thomas Tuohy (sic).

 

O’Malley                                (additional surname: Joyce)

The head of the first family in Athry was Michael (70) and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, James (23) and Ellen (18) and also a granddaughter, Barbara Joyce (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Only James, Ellen and Barbara could read and write. Michael was listed as being a herd and farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, James was a farmer’s son, Ellen was a farmer’s daughter and Barbara was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Hazell was the landholder.

 

O’Malley

The head of this O’Malley family was Michael (35) and he was married to Catherine (23) and they shared the house with their daughter Mary (7mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except baby Mary. None of the family could read. Michael was a farmer and herd, Catherine was a housekeeper and Mary was listed as an infant. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Hazell was the landholder.

 

Fitzpatrick

The head of this family was Patrick (59) and he was married to Honor, (60) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Thomas (20), Michael (18) and Honor (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Only the children could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Honor (60) was a housekeeper, Thomas was a general labourer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Honor (16) was a Farmer’s daughter. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Pat Fitzpatrick was the landholder.

 

Molloy

The head of the Molloy family in the last house in Athry was Patrick (29) and he was married to Mary (24) and they shared the house with their children Joseph (2) and Barbara (10mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Mary could speak both Irish and English and could also read and write. Patrick was a gate keeper on the M.G.W.R., Mary was listed as a housekeeper and the children were both listed as being infants. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholders were M.G.W. Railway Comp.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Athry

According to the Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864), the immediate lessor of the land in the townland of Athry was The Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. and they had a total of 1412 acres and 12 perches of land for which they paid £45 annually. They leased a house on 15 perches of a garden to Thomas Joyce for 1s for the garden and 4s for the house. They also leased a house to Bridget Joyce for 10s annually. There were also 201 acres, 3 roods and 2 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Athry

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Ballenahinch. The 1641 owner was Murragh O’Flaharty, a Catholic, and in 1670 the owner was Sir Thomas Meredith, a Protestant.

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