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Townland:                                Derryneen

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Moyrus

Area:                                         225.79 acres / 225 acres, 3 roods, 5 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Derryneen

Logainm for Derryneen

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derryneen

 

1911 Census for Derryneen

Overview of Derryneen in 1911

According to the 1911 census, there were a total of 4 houses in the townland of Derryneen. They were all listed as private dwellings and were all occupied. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. The houses were classed as 3rd class dwellings an house 2 had 2 rooms and 1 window while the other 3 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2)Shows that there were a total of 4 cow houses in the townland at that time. There were a total of 21 people, 11 male and 10 female, in the townland according to the enumerator’s abstract return (form N). The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Gildea.

 

Joyce

The head of the first family in Derryneen was the widow Anne (41) who had been married for 14 years and in that time she had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. She shared the house with those 3 children and they were John (14), Patrick (12) and Kate (9). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Anne spoke only Irish while the children all spoke Irish and English. Only the children could read and write. Anne was listed as being a farmer and the children were all listed as being scholars. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Anne Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Edward (55) was the sole occupant of the second house in Derryneen. He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. His occupation was listed as being a farmer. He lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Edward Joyce was the landholder.

 

Walsh                          (additional surname: Joyce)

The head of this family was Patrick (68) and he had been married to Anne (48) for 18 years and they had had 8 children of which 7 had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Mary (16), Brigit (sic) (14), Annie (12), Patrick (10), Maggie (6) and Ellen (2) and also in the house was a boarder, Thomas Joyce (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all, except baby Ellen, spoke both Irish and English. Patrick (68) could read only, Ellen could not read and the others could all read and write. Patrick (68) was a farmer, Thomas was a school teacher and, apart from Ellen, the children were all scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Patrick Walsh was the landholder. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Patrick Joyce was the landholder.

 

Walsh

The head of the last house in Derryneen was widow Bridget (60)who had been married for 28 years and in that time she had had 9 children and all of those had survived. Six of those children lived with her at that time and they were Patrick (29), Mary (21), Michael (19), Thomas (17), Joseph (15) and martin (13). they were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Bridget, could read and write. Bridget was listed as being a farmer, Patrick was a labourer and Michael, Thomas, Joseph and Martin were all scholars. they

 

 

1901 Census for Derryneen

Overview of Derryneen in 1901

According to the census of 1901 there were 4 houses in the townland of Derryneen. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 and 2 were 3rd class dwellings and houses 3 and 4 were 2nd class. Houses 1 and 2 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front while houses 3 and 4 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 22 people in the townland at that time, 15 male and 7 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Fahy

 

Joyce

Michael (42) was the head of the first house in Derryneen and he was married to Anne (27) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, John (2) and Patt (9mths). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Michael and Anne spoke both Irish and English and Patt spoke only English. Michael and Anne could read and write. They all lo9ivd in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The sole occupant of this house was Edward (35). he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. His occupation was listed as a farmer. The house he lived in was a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and he was the landholder.

 

Walsh

The head of this Walsh family was Patrick (45) and he was married to Annie (35) and they shared the house with their 4 children, Mary (5) Bridget (3), Annie (2) and Patrick (2mths). They all were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (45), Annie (35) and Mary could speak both Irish and English and Bridget and Annie (2) spoke only English. Only Patrick (45) and Mary could read and write. Patrick (45) was listed as being a farmer and Mary and Bridget were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Patrick Walsh was the landholder.

 

Walsh

The last house in Derryneen was home to another Walsh family and the head of this family was Michael (61) and he was married to Bridget (42) and they shared the house with 9 of their children, Patrick (21), John (20), Hugh (18), Peter (15), Mary (13), Michael (11), Thomas (8), Joseph (6) and Martin (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Joseph and Martin, could read and write. Michael (61) and Patrick were farm labourers, John, Hugh and Peter were rural postmen and the other children wee all scholars. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Michael Walsh was the landholder.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Derryneen

Patrick Walsh (1846 or 7) – Application No. C/17 1414. The application was received on 13th February 1917 and had an address at that time of Derryneen, Recess, Galway. Patrick’s parents were listed as being Patrick and Mary Walsh (nee Joyce). The 1851 address was given as Boheeshal, Derryneen, in the Parish of Moyrus, In the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 15th February 1917.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derryneen

The Griffith’s Valuation shows that the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company whee the immediate lessors in the townland of Derryneen between 1847 and 1864. They jointly leased houses and offices on 137 acres and 12 perches of land to John Joyce and Patrick Walsh. John paid £2 15s for the land and 8s for a house and offices and Patrick paid £2 15s for land and 3s for a house. There were also 21 acres and 31 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derryneen

The 1670 name for this area was Killeene. The 1641 owner was The catholic Murragh O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owner was Richard Martin, also a Catholic. There were 222 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 12 plantation acres of profitable land and 12 plantation acres were forfeited.

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