Derryvoreada

Doire Bhó Riada

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Derryvoreada

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Illion

Area:                                         746 acres, 1 rood, 39 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Derryvoreada

Logainm for Derryvoreada

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derryvoreada

 

1911 Census for Derryvoreada   

Overview of Derryoreada in 1911

There were a total of 9 houses in the townland of Derryoreada and they were all occupied and 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. They were all 3rd class dwellings. House 2 had 1 room and 2 windows, houses 6, 8 and 9 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and the rest had 2 rooms and 2 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 21 out buildings, a stable, 7 cow houses, 3 calf houses, 6 piggeries and 4 barns. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 55 people in the townland at that time, 28 males and 27 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Gildea.

 

Coyne

Thomas (60) was the head of the first household in Derryvoreada and he was married to Margret (60) and had been for 34 years during which time they had had 10 children with 8 surviving. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Margret (16) and Thomas (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (60) and Margret (60) spoke only Irish and the children spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas (60) was a farmer and the children were both scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Coyne.

 

Melia

Peter (60) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (40) for 20 years and they had had 11 children with only 5 surviving at this time. They shared the house with 3 of their daughters, Mary (15), Annie (10) and Honor (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family, with the exception of young Honor, spoke only Irish but none of the family could read. Peter was listed as being a farmer but there was no occupation listed for the others. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a piggery. The landholder was Peter Melia.

 

Melia

John (67) was the head of this Melia family in house 3 and he had been married to Honor (65) for 34 years and during that marriage they had had 4 children, all having survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Michael (32) and Martin (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could speak only Irish and none of them could read. John as a farmer and the sons were both labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Melia.

 

Walsh

The head of this Walsh family was listed as being Thomas (40) and he was married to Mary (40) and had been for 15 years and they had had 7 children, Bridget (13), John (11), Mary (9), Anne (8), Honor (5), Thomas (1) and Kate (1) and also in the house at that time was Thomas’ mother, Barbara (80), who was married and had been for 25 years [sic] and had had 4 children with 2 having survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (40) spoke Irish and English and all the others, with the exception of the young twins, spoke only Irish. None of the family could read or write and Thomas (40) was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a calf house. The landholder was Thomas Walsh.

 

Joyce

Thomas (69) was the head of this family in house 5 and he lived in the house with his wife of 42 years, Ellen (65) and they had had 11 children with 8 surviving. They shared the house with 4 of their children, Peter (32), Anne (21), Thomas (17) and James (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (69), Ellen and Thomas (17) spoke only Irish while Peter, Anne and James spoke Irish and English and only James could read and write. Thomas (69) was a farmer, Peter and Thomas (17) were labourers and James was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was Martin (50) and he had been married to Mary (45) for 15 years and they had had 5 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Barbara (12), John (10), Anne (2) and Martin (11mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (50), Barbara and John spoke only Irish and Mary spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. Martin (50) was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

John (62) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (52) for 22 years and during that marriage they had had 9 children of which 6 had survived, Bridget (26), Thomas (19), Mollie (16), Anne (14), John (12) and Michael (6). 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 Bridget, who spoke both Irish and English, but none of the family could read or write. John (62) was a farmer and Thomas was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Joyce.

 

Walsh

The head of this Walsh family in house 8 was Martin (70), who was married to Bridget (65) and had been for 35 years and they had had 9 children, of which 6 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Thomas (33), Honor (25), Martin (23) and Peter (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (70), Bridget and Honor spoke only Irish and Thomas, Martin (23) and Peter spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Martin (70) was a farmer and Thomas, Martin (23) and Peter were labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Martin Walsh.

 

Joyce

The head of the last family in Derryoreada was Martin (60) who had been married to Barbara (40) for 15 years and during that marriage they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Joseph (10), Peter (7), Martin (4) and Barbara (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents and the 2 eldest children spoke only Irish but none of the family could read. Martin (60) was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

 

1901 Census for Derryvoreada

Overview of Derryoreada in 1901.

There were a total of 10 houses in the townland in 1901 and they were all occupied and 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. All the houses were 3rd class dwellings with the exception of house 4, which was a 4th class dwelling. House 4 had 1 room and no windows, houses 3 and 7 had 1 room and 1 window to the front, houses 2 and 8 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 1, 6, 9 and 10 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 5 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were 54 people in the townland, 21 males and 33 females. The enumerator for the area was Constable Martin Fahy.

 

Coyne

The head of the first family in Derryoreada Thomas (50) who was married to Margaret (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Annie (18), Michael (13), Martin (10), Margaret (7) and Thos (4). 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, who spoke only Irish and Annie and Michael could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Annie and Margaret (7) were farmer’s daughters and the boys were all listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Thos Coyne.

 

Joyce

Martin (40) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (25) and their 2 children, Mary (2) and Barbara (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English but none could read. Martin was a farmer and the girls were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

Martin (50) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Barbara (26), their 2 children, Bridget (2) and Mary (1) and a servant, Mary (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Barbara and Mary (14) spoke Irish and English but none could read or write. Martin was a farmer, Bridget and Mary (1) were farmer’s daughters and Mary (14) was a domestic servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

The widow, Barbara (70) lived in this house with her daughter, Annie (16). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara spoke only Irish and Annie spoke both Irish and English but neither could read or write. Barbara was listed as being a farmer and Annie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

O’Malley

The head of the family in house 5 was Peter (40) and he was married to Mary (30) and they shared the house with 3 of their daughters, Mary (8), Bridget (4) and Anne (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter, Mary (30) and Mary (8) spoke Irish and English but none could read. Peter was a farmer and the girls were all listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Peter O’Malley.

 

O’Malley

John (55) lived in this house with his wife, Honor (40) and 3 of their children, Patk (18), Barbara (13) and Martin (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none could read. John was a farmer, Patk and Martin were farmer’s sons and Barbara was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John O’Malley.

 

Walsh

The head of this Walsh family in house 7 was Patrick (54) who was married to Ellen (50) and they lived in the house with their son, Thomas (26), his wife, Mary (27) and a granddaughter, Bridget (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke only Irish and Ellen, Thomas and Mary spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. Patrick was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son and Mary was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Patrick Walsh.

 

Walsh

Martin (50) was married to Bridget (45) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, John (20), Honor (17), Patrick (13), Martin (11) and Peter (6). 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 Martin (50), who only spoke Irish and only John and Honor could read and write. Martin (50) was a farmer, John was a farm labourer, Honor was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick, Martin (11) and Peter were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin Walsh.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was listed as being Thomas (55) who was married to Ellen (44) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Michl [sic] (18), Bridget (16), Mary (14), Annie (10), Thos (7) and James (4). 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. Thomas was a farmer, Michl [sic], Thos and James were farmer’s sons, while Bridget, Mary and Annie were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Joyce.

 

Joyce

There were 9 members of the last family in Derryvoreada with the head being listed as John (90) who lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (60), their son, John (30), who was married to Mary (25) and 5 grandchildren, Bridget (8), Thos (6), Mary (5), Anne (4) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. None of the family could read or write. John (90) was a farmer, John (30), Thomas and John (1) were listed as farmer’s sons, Mary (25) was a housekeeper and Bridget (8), Mary (5) and Anne were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Joyce.

 

 

Griffiths Valuation (1847-1864) for Derryvoreada

There were 5 tenants in the townland of Derryvoreada and the immediate lessor for all was Redmond Joyce. The land had an area of 715 acres, 2 roods and 37 perches.

 

Plot 1a: Thomas Toole paid £4 for land and 7s for a house and office.

Plot 1b: James Joyce paid £2 for land and 7s for a house and office.

Plot 1c: Michael Joyce paid £2 for land and 5s for a house and office.

Plot 1d: Martin Joyce paid £2 for land and 4s for a house.

Plot 1e: Richard Joyce paid £2 for land and 3s for a house.

 

There also 24 acres and 3 roods of water in the townland.

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Derryvoreada

The Down Survey names for this area were Derevoriada & Coolnacarter. The owner in 1641 (Pre-Cromwell) was the Catholic, Murragh O’Flaharty and in 1670 (Post-Cromwell) the owner was the Protestant, Dr Thomas Seele [sic]. There were 2270 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 123 plantation acres of profitable land and those 123 plantation acres were forfeited.

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