Finish Island

Fínis

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Finish Island

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Carna

District Electoral Division:    Skannive

Area:                                         238.05 acres / 238 acres, 0 roods, 7 perches

 

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

Map

Galway Library for Finish Island (no records)

Logainm for Finish Island

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Finish Island

 

1911 Census for Finish Island

Overview of Finish Island in 1911.

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 23 houses but houses 20 – 23 were unoccupied and house 23 was the Finish Island national school. The landholder of house 20 was Pat Conneely, the landholder of house 21 was Rev. M. Hugh, the landholder of house 22 was Thady Mulkerrin and the landholder of house 23 was Pat Conneely. All the houses, apart from house 23, were listed as private dwellings. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 2-5, 9, 10 and 15 had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and the other houses all had slate, iron or tiled roofs. Houses 9, 10 and 17 were 3rd class dwellings and the others were all 2nd class. Houses 9, 10 and 17 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 1-8, 11-13, 15, 16, 18 and 19 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 14 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Clarke.

 

King

The widower Pat (73) was the sole occupant of house 1 and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English and could read and write. He was a farmer. The house he lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Pat was the landholder.

 

Ridge

Mark (62) was the head of the family in house 2 and he had been married to Mary (57) for 29 years and in that time they had had 10 children but only 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were Margaret (20), Bridget (18), Keirans [sic] (14), Winifred (12) and Thomas (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Mark, who only spoke Irish. Apart from Mark, they could all read and write. Mark was listed as being a farmer, Kierans [sic] was a farmer’s son and Winifred and Thomas were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Mark Ridge was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The head of this Ridge family was the widow Mary (69) and she lived with 3 of her children, Bridget (32), Mark (30) and Barbara (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Mary, who only spoke Irish. All, apart from Mary, could read and write. Mary was listed as a farmer and Mark was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Mary Ridge was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The widow Barbara (73) was the head of the family in house 4 and she shared the house with her son, James (34) and daughter, Kate (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara spoke only Irish and James and Kate spoke both Irish and English. Only James and Kate could read and write. Barbara was listed as being a farmer and James was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Barbara Ridge was the landholder.

 

Ridge                          (additional surname: Greene)

The head of this Ridge family was the Bridget (69), who was a widow. She lived with her children, Margaret (34), Catherine (31), Bridget (28), Joseph (26), Patrick (23) and James (20) and also a nephew Patrick Greene (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Bridget (69) was a farmer and Joseph, Patrick (23) and James were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Bridget Ridge was the landholder.

 

Conneely

John (62) was the head of this family and he had been married to Barbara (65) for 40 years and they had had 10 children and 9 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were, Martin (27), Honor (21), Pen (15), Colman (13) and John (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (72), Barbara and Honor spoke only Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. Only Colman and John (10) could read and write. John (72) and Barbara were listed as being farmers, Martin was a farmer’s son and Colman and John (10) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Conneely was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Pat (62) was the head of the family in house 7 and he had been married to Mary (63) for 32 years and they had had 8 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Anne (24), James (22), Pat (18), John (16) and Martin (14) and also in the house at that time was Pat’s sister, Kate (55). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat, Mary and Kate spoke only Irish and the others spoke Irish and English. Only the children could read and write. Pat (62) was a farmer, James, Pat (22) and John were farmer’s sons and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Pat Conneely was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of this Mulkerrin family was Tady [sic] (65) and he had been married to Norah (63) for 24 years and they had had 5 children of which 4 had survived. Three of those children lived with them and they were Michael (23), Norah (18) and Maggie (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael, Norah (18) and Maggie could read and write. Tady [sic] was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Thady Mulkerrin was listed as the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The widow Bridget (87) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Margaret (50). Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke Irish and English but could not read. Bridget was listed as being a farmer and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin                               (additional surname: Folan)

The widow Nappy[i] (71) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her grandniece, Mary Folan (14). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Nappy only spoke Irish while Mary could speak Irish and English and she was the only one that could read and write. Nappy was listed as being a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Nappy Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of this family was the widow Bridget (55) and she shared the house with her son, Pat (28) and her daughter, Maggie (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke only Irish and could not read. Bridget was a farmer and Pat was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Bridget Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Nee

Val (40) was the head of this family in house 12 and he was married to Mary (45) and had been for 19 years and they had 6 children. They shared the house with 4 of their children Pat (14), Peter (10), Annie (7) and Bridget (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only Irish. Only Peter could read and write. Val was listed as being a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son and Peter, Annie and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Val Nee was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

John (42) was the head of this McDonagh family and he was married to Mary (42) and had been for 15 years and they had had 8 children and all of those had survived. They lived with those 8 children and they were, Mary (14), Barbara (13), Annie (12), Sarah (10), Colman (7), Pat (6), John (4) and Maggie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (42), Mary (42), Mary (14), Barbara and Annie spoke Irish and English and the other children spoke only Irish. Only Barbara and Annie could read and write. John (42) was a farmer and Barbara, Annie, Sarah, Colman, Pat and John (4) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Mannion                                 (additional surname: Patterson)

House 14 only had 2 members and the head of the household was Ellie (37) and she lived with her foster child, Norah Patterson (8). Both were Roman Catholic and Ellie was born in British Burmah [sic] while Norah was born in Co. Galway. Ellie spoke Irish and English and Norah spoke only English but both could read and write. Ellie was a national school teacher and Norah was a scholar. The house was a 3 roomed, 2nd class house and Pat Conneely was the landholder.

 

Madden

Joseph (70) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (54) for 20 years and they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with those children and they were, Annie (19), Patrick (17), Maggie (15), Barbara (13) and Bridget (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Only Annie was listed as being able to read and write. Joseph was a farmer. Patrick was a farmer’s son and Barbara and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Joseph Maddin [sic] was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of the Nee family in house 16 was John (40) and he had been married to Anne (45) for 13 years and they had had 4 children and all were living. They shared the house with those children and they were, Colman (11), John (9), Pat (7) and Peter (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Colman and John (9) spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only Irish. Only Colman could read and write. John (40) was listed as being a farmer and all the children were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 17 was home to another Nee family and the head of this family was John (8) and he had been married to Mary (75) for 50 years and they had had 6 children of which 5 had survived. They shared the house with their son Luke (50) and his wife Norah (47) and they had been married for 9 years and they had 5 children. Also in the house at that time were those 5 grandchildren, Thomas (7), Colman (5), Mary (4), Bridget (2) and Norah (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Mary (75) spoke Irish only and the others, apart from Bridget and Norah (2mths), spoke Irish and English. Only Thomas and Colman could read and write. John was a farmer, Luke was a farmer’s son and Thomas and Colman were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and John Nee was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

There were only 2 members of the family in house 18 and they were Stephen (50) and he lived with his sister, Mary (44). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen spoke only Irish and Mary spoke Irish and English and neither could read. Stephen was a farmer. The house was a roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Stephen McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The widower Martin (55) was listed as the head of the last family in Finish Island and he lived with 7 of his children, Colman (25), Mary (23), John (20), Bridget (19), James (18), Maggie (13) and Kerran [sic] (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Martin (55) could read only and all the children could read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer, Colman and John sere farmer’s sons and Maggie and Kerran [sic] were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Martin Ridge was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Finish Island

Overview of Finish Island in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were a total of 23 houses in the townland, all of which were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. House 23 was a 2nd class dwelling and the others were all 3rd class. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and all had slate, iron or tiled roofs. House 23 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front while all the others had 1 room and 2 windows. There were a total of 25 out buildings. There were a total of 134 people in the townland consisting of 61 male and 73 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Sculley.

 

King

Pat (70) was listed as then head of this family and he was married to Mary (60). They shared the house with 5 of their children, Mary (20), Margaret (19), Joseph (18), Catherine (16) and John (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Mary (60), who only spoke Irish. All, apart from Mary (60), could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Mary (20), Margaret and Catherine were farmer’s daughters and Joseph and John were listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat King was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The head of this Ridge family was Mark (47) and he was married to Mary (41) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (12), Bridget (6), Kieran (4) and Winnie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark spoke only Irish and the others, apart from baby Winnie, all spoke Irish and English. Mary (41) and Bridget were listed as being able to read. Mark was a farmer, Mary (41) was a housekeeper, Mary (12), Bridget and Winnie were farmer’s daughters and Kieran was a farmer’s son. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mark Ridge.

 

Ridge

The widow Barbara (52) was the head of this family and she lived with 3 of her children, Maggie (23), Catherine (19) and James (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Barbara, who only spoke Irish. The children could all read and write. Barbara was a housekeeper, Catherine and Maggie were farmer’s daughters and James was a farmer’s son. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Barbara Ridge was the landholder.

 

Ridge                          (additional surname: Greene)

The head of the Ridge family in house 4 was the widow Bridget (51) and she shared the house with 7 of her children, Maggie (24), Catherine (22), Bridget (17), Colman (26), Joseph (15), Patrick (12) and James (9) and also in the house at that time was a nephew, Patrick Greene (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Bridget (51) was a housekeeper, Maggie, Catherine and Bridget (17) were farmer’s daughters, Colman was a fisherman, Joseph was a farmer’s son and Patrick, James and Patrick Greene were scholars. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Bridget Ridge was the landholder.

 

Ridge

House 5 was home to another Ridge family and the head of this family was Mary (52), a widow, and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Barbara (15), Patrick (28) and Mark (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Patrick spoke only Irish and Barbara and Mark spoke Irish and English. The children could all read and write. Mary was a housekeeper, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Mark was a fisherman. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Mary Ridge was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The head of this Ridge family was Martin (45) and he was married to Mary (40) and they lived with their 10 children, Catherine (20), Pat (18), Coleman (17), Mary (16), Bridget (14), John (13), James (11), Barbara (9), Margaret (7) and Winifred (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Mary (40) and Coleman, who only spoke Irish. Mary (40), Coleman, Margaret and Winifred could not read but all the others could read and write. Martin was a fisherman, Catherine, Mary (16) and Bridget were Fisherman’s daughters, Pat and Coleman were fisherman’s sons and John, James, Barbara, Margaret and Winifred were scholars. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Martin Ridge was the landholder.

 

Conneely

House 7 was home to the Conneely family and the head of this family was John (49) and he was married to Barbara (40) and they lived with their children, Barbara (19), Martin (17), Honour [sic] (11), Bridget (8), Penelope (5) and Colman (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara and Honour [sic] spoke Irish and English and all the others only spoke Irish. Only Barbara (19) and Honour [sic] could read and write. John was a farmer, Barbara (19) was a farmer’s daughter, Martin and Colman were farmer’s sons and Honour [sic], Bridget and Penelope were scholars. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

Conneely

Patrick (44) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (41) and they shared the house with Patrick’s sister, Kate (26) and their children, Honor (17), Kate (15), Anne (14), James (11), Pat (8), John (5) and Martin (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Mary, Kate (26) and Martin, who only spoke Irish. Honor and John could read only and Kate (15), Anne, James and Pat could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper, Kate (26), Honor and Kate (15) were farmer’s daughters, Anne was a scholar and farmer’s daughter, James, Pat and John were scholars and farmer’s sons and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Patrick Conneely was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The widow Bridget (40) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the he house with her daughter Margaret (19). Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Bridget was listed as being a housekeeper and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. The house they both lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Bridget Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

Thady (35) was the head of the family in house 10 and he was married to Honor (36) and they lived with their 5 children, Michael (16), Mary (15), Bridget (13), Honor (10) and Maggie (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Maggie could read only, Michael, Mary and Honor could read and write and the others could not read. Thady was a farmer, Honor (36) was a housekeeper, Michael was a farmer’s son and the daughters were all listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thady Mulkerrin.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of this Mulkerrin family was the widow Bridget (40) and she lived with 4 of her children, Bridget (17), Maggie (13), Joseph (19) and Patrick (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (19) and Maggie could speak both Irish and English and the others spoke only Irish. Only Bridget (17) and Maggie could read and write. Bridget (40) was a housekeeper, Bridget (17) was a scholar and famer’s daughter, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter and Joseph and Patrick were farmer’s sons. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Mulkerrin.

 

Mulkerrin

Joseph (44) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house8 with1 their son Colman (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. Joseph was a farmer and carpenter, Mary was a housekeeper and Colman was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Joseph Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Nee                              (additional surname: Goram [sic])

The head of the family in house 13 was Val (50) and he was married to Mary (45) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, John (20), Patrick (18) and Peter (16) and also in the house at that time was Val’s widowed father-in-law, Patrick Goram [sic] (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Patrick (70) spoke Irish and English, Val, Mary and Patrick (18) spoke only Irish but there was nothing entered for Peter. Only John could read and write. Val and Patrick (70) were farmers, Mary was a housekeeper, and John, Patrick (18) and Peter were farmer’s sons. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. The landholder was Val Nee.

 

McDonagh

John (30) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (30) and they lived with 3 of their children, Mary (4), Barbara (2) and Annie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Mary (30) spoke both Irish and English and Mary (4) and Barbara spoke only Irish and none of the family could read. John was a farmer, Mary (30) was a housekeeper and the children were all farmer’s daughters. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Walsh

Barbara (67), a widow, was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, John (35). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English but could not read. Barbara was a housekeeper and John was a farmer. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Barbara Walsh was the landholder.

 

Nee

Pat (70) was head of this family and he was married to Mary (69) and they shared the house with their daughter, Anne (34), Their son-in-law, John (32), their grandson, Colman (1) and their granddaughter, Mary (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat spoke only Irish and the others, apart from baby Colman, spoke Irish and English. Pat and John were farmers, Anne (69) was a housekeeper, Anne (34) was a farmer’s daughter, Colman was a farmer’s son and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat Nee was the landholder.

 

Lydon                         (additional surname: Geary)

The widow Bridget (40) was the head of this household and she shared the house with 8 of her children, Mary (21), Maggie (19), Bridget (17), Anne (14), John (16), Joseph (12), Hugh (8), Patrick (5) and also in the house at that time was Bridget’s mother, Mary Geary (69), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Bridget (40) and Mary (69), who only spoke Irish. Patrick could read only, Bridget (40), Mary (21), Maggie and Mary (69) could not read and the others could all read and write. Bridget (40) was a housekeeper, Mary (21), Maggie and Bridget (17) were farmer’s daughters, Anne was a scholar farmer’s daughter, John was a farmer’s son, Joseph, Hugh and Patrick were scholars and Mary Geary was a nurse. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Bridget Lydon was the landholder.

 

Madden                                   (additional surname: Toole)

Joseph (54) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (40) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children and they were Joseph (18), Mary (16), Annie (9), Pat (7), Margaret (5), Barbara (3) and John (10mths). Also in the house at that time was a visitor, Michael Toole (32). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph (54) and Mary (40) spoke Irish and English while the others all spoke only Irish. None of the family could read or write. Joseph (54) was a farmer and fisherman, Joseph (18) and Mary (16) were listed as being fishermen [sic], Annie was listed as a farmer’s son [sic] Pat, Margaret and Barbara were scholars and Michael Toole was a farmer. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Joseph Madden was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of the family in house 19 was John (75) and he was married to Mary (63) and they shared the house with their son Luke (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only Irish but could not read. John was a farmer and Luke was a farmer’s son. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Nee was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin                               (additional surname: O’Malley)

The head of the family in this house was John (50) and he lived with his wife, Nappy[ii] (40) and they lived with 4 of their children, Norah (20), John (17), Michael (13), Barbara (8), and also in the house was a boarder, Anthony O’Malley (31). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except Anthony, who was born in Co. Mayo. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John and Nappy could not read while all the others could all read and write. John was a mason and farmer, Nappy was a housekeeper, Norah was a farmer’s daughter, John was a fisherman, Michael was a farmer’s son, Barbara was a scholar and Anthony was a ganger. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The widow Barbara (70) was listed as the head of this family and she lived with her son, Stephen (36) and daughter, Mary (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara spoke only Irish and Stephen and Mary spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Barbara was a housekeeper, Stephen was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Barbara McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of the family in house 22 was Peter (50) and he lived with his wife, Anne (80). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter spoke only Irish and Anne spoke Irish and English but neither could read. Peter was a labourer and Anne was a housekeeper. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Conneely was the landholder.

 

Mannion

The head of the last house in Finish Island was Ellie (27) and she shared the house with her sisters, Sarah (23) and Alice (22). All 3 were Roman Catholic and Ellie was born in India, British Bur, Sarah was born in Co. Carlow and Alice was born in Co. Galway. They could al speak English only and could all read and write. Ellie and Sarah were teachers and Alice was a visitor. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholder was the C.D. Board.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Finish Island

Peter Connolly – Application No. C/17 2535. The application was received on 21 March 1917 with an address at that time of Middle Street, Forresters Hall, Galway. Peter’s parents were given as Bartley and Margaret Connolly (Tierney). The residence in 1851 was given as Carna, Finish Island, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The name Barbara was written in the left hand margin. The search was returned on 31 March 1917 with the words “Not Found”.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Finish Island

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1964) shows that James Cooke leased 42 acres and 32 perches of land from Michael J. Browne for £15 15s and John Cooke leased the part of that land from James Cooke for £5 5s. Michael Mulkerrin leased a house on 9acres 2 roods and 10 perches of land from Michael J. Browne for £4 15s for the land and 10s for the house annually. Martin Lydon leased a house and office on 101 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land for £52 for the land and 15s for the buildings. There were also 2 vacant houses belonging to Martin Lydon with an annual ratable valuation of 5s each.

 

1670 Down Survey for Finish Island

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Finish and Sindaagh. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Jeffry Martin and the 1670 owners were Francis Matthews, Samuel Bull and Sir Roger Jones, all of whom were Protestant. There were 20 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 62 plantation acres of profitable land and 62 plantation acres were forfeited.

[i] Another name for Penelope

[ii] Nappy was another name for Penelope.

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