Derrycunlagh

Doire Chunlaigh

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

My location
Get Directions

Derrycunlagh

Author: Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

 

Townland:                                Derrycunlagh

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Derrycunlagh

Area:                                         2130.52 acres / 2130 acres, 2 roods, 2 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Derrycunlagh

Logainm for Derrycunlagh

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derrycunlagh

 

1911 Census for Derrycunlagh

Overview of Derrycunlagh in 1911

There was only 1 house in Derrycunlagh in 1911 and it was occupied and was listed as being a private dwelling. The house was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had a thatch, wood or other perishable material roof. I was a 3rd class house and had between 2 and 4 rooms.

 

McDonagh

Patrick (63) was the head of the only family in Derrycunlagh and he was married to Catherine (62) and had been for 30 years and in that time they had had 7 children and they had all survived. They shared the house with 5 of their children and they were Mary (25), John (22), Ellen (19), Michael (16) and Margaret (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English Patrick could not read, Catherine could read only and the children could all read and write. Patrick was a shepherd, John was an agricultural labourer and Michael and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Michael McDonagh was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Derrycunlagh

Overview of Derrycunlagh in 1901

There was only 1 house in Derrycunlagh in 1901 and it was listed as being a private dwelling and was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. It was a 3rd class house and had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Const. John Ryan was enumerator.

 

Coyne

Michael (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (56) and they shared the house with their son Patrick (23) and their daughter, Bridget (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Michael and Patrick were shepherds. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary McDonagh of Derrylea, Clifden.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derrycunlagh

John Cowey (sic) leased 1697 acres, 3 roods and 38 perches of land from The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company for £10 annually and there were 430 acres, 1 rood and 39 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derrycunlagh

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Dereiregh, Laughavoye, Shanackenonule, Glenan, Byrh & Inishmiskry, Clunely, Glannarud, Knockanevodda and Shannacourragh. The 1641 owner was the Catholic, Ferdinando Follin and in 1670 the owners were the Catholic Richard Martin and the Protestant, Sir Thomas Meredith.

This page was added on 17/07/2018.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *