Inishnee

Inis Ní

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Inishnee

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Roundstone

Area:                                         936.25 acres / 936 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Inishnee

Logainm for Inishnee

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Inishnee  (no records)

 

1911 Census for Inishnee

Overview of Inishnee in 1911.

There were a total of 56 houses in the townland of Inishnee and 54 of those were occupied, with house 56 being empty but the landholder was listed as being Dudley King and house being the Inishnee national school. All of the houses were listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 2, 11, 12, 22, 24-26, 28, 31, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 51, 53 and 54 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 4, 5, 10-13, 22, 24-26, 28, 30-32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 48 and 51-54 were 2nd class dwellings. Houses 3, 6-8, 14-18, 23, 27, 29, 33-35, 37-39, 41-43, 47, 49, 50 and 55 were 3rd class dwellings and houses 9 and 19-21 were4th class. Houses 9 and 19-21 had 1 room and no windows and houses 37 and 55 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 14-18, 27, 43, 49 and 50 had 2 rooms and 1 windows to the front. House 35 had 1 room and 2 windows, houses 6-8, 23, 29, 33, 34, 38, 41, 42 and 47 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and house 39 had 3 rooms and 2 windows. House 52 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and houses 1, 2, 4, 5, 10-13, 22, 24-26, 28, 30-32, 36, 44, 46, 48, 51, 53 and 54 had 3 rooms and 3 windows to the front. There were 59 out buildings in the townland consisting of 19 stables, a coach house, 23 cow houses, a calf house, 8 piggeries, 6 barns and a potato house. There were a total of 271 people in the townland, 145 males and 126 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Conaty [sic].

 

Green

Michael (60) Lived in the first house with his sister, Bridget (67), both were unmarried. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could rea and write and he was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Green.

 

Greene

Colman (73) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (62) for 34 years and during that marriage they had had 8 children with 5 of those surviving. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Martin (27), Annie (24), Patt (20) and Colman (14). 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 Colman (73), who could speak only Irish. All the children could read and write and Colman (73) was a farmer, Martin was a farmer and fisherman, Annie was a housemaid, Patt was a farmer’s son and Colman (14) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was listed as Colman Green.

 

Geary

The head of this family was Bartley (78) and was married to Dela [sic] (76) and had been for 60 years and during that time they had had 6 children with 5 surviving. They lived in the house with their son Patrick (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Dela [sic] and Patrick spoke Irish and English while Bartley spoke only Irish. Only Patrick could read and write. Bartley was a farmer and Patrick was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was listed as Bartley Geary.

 

Geary

Joseph (69) was married to Mary (65) and had been for 44 years and they had had 7 children with 5 of those having survived. They shared the house with those children, Martin (40), Joe (24), Bridget (18), Babra [sic] (16) and Coleman (14) and also in the house at that time was an unspecified relative, Edward (50). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English Joseph could read only while all the others could read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Martin, Joe and Edward were general labourers and Babra [sic] and Coleman were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery and a barn. The landholder was listed as Joseph Geary.

 

O’Donnell

There were 12 members of this householder and Festy (46) was listed as the head and he had been married to Margaret (42) for 22 years and they had had 9 children, Patrick (21), Thomas (19), Stephen (17), Martin (15), Mary Anne (13), Maggie (10), Joseph (8), John (6) and Peter (3) and also in the house at that time was Festy’s mother, Mary (86). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy, Margaret, Patrick, Thomas, Stephen, Martin, Mary Anne and Maggie spoke Irish and English and Mary spoke only Irish. Margaret, John, Peter and Mary could not read, Joseph could read only and all the others could read and write. Festy was a farmer, Patrick, Thomas and Martin were farmer’s sons, Stephen was a farmer’s son and fisherman and Mary Anne, Maggie, Joseph and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was listed as Festy O’Donnell.

 

Keane                                                                         (additional surname: O’Donnell)

Joseph (50) was the head of this household and was married to Anne (35) and had been for 2 years and they had 1 child, Bridget (2mths) and also in the house was Joseph’s widowed mother, Mary (80)[i]. 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 baby Bridget. Only Anne could read and write and Joseph was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had 2 cow houses and a piggery. The landholder was Joseph Keane.

 

O’Donnell

Pat (75) lived in this house with his wife of 50 years, Bridget (75) and they had had 7 children with 6 surviving. They shared the house with they daughter, Anne (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Pat was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick O’Donnell.

 

O’Donnell

Mark (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Sarah (40) and had been for 9 years and they had 1 child, Bridget (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick O’Donnell.

 

Gannon

The head of this Gannon family was Morgan (35) and he had been married to Bridget (40) for 15 years and they had had 5 children, all of whom had survived. Those 5 children also lived in the house and were, Mary (14), John (12), Patrick (7), Thomas (5) and Darby (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 youngest children, they could all speak both Irish and English. Morgan and Darby could not read, Bridget and Thomas could read only and all the others could read and write. Morag was listed as being a farmer and John, Patrick and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Morgan Gannon.

 

Ward                                                                           (additional surname: Conneely)

There were 13 members of this household with Bartley (77) being the head and he had been married to Mary (80) for 54 years and they had had 6 children and all had survived. They shared the house with their son, Stephen (45). Also in the house were their daughter, Anne Conneely (48) who had been married to Mark Conneely for 21 years and they had had 8 children, Dalia [sic] Conneely (20), John Conneely (18), Michael Conneely (16), Mary Conneely (14), Martin Conneely (12), Stephen Conneely 10), Joseph Conneely (7) and Catherine Conneely (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With exception of Joseph and Catherine, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Bartley, Mary, Anne, Joseph and Catherine could not read, Stephen (10) could read only and all the others could read and write. Bartley was a farmer, Stephen (45), John and Michael were farmer’s sons, Mark was a boatman and Martin, Stephen (10) and Joseph were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a coach house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Bartley Ward.

 

Faherty

Martin (50) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (51) for 21 years and had 6 children at this time. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Joseph (18), Michael (17), Martin (15), Bridget (14) and Mary (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write, with the exception Mary (51) who could speak only Irish and could not read. Martin (50) was a farmer, Joseph, Michael and Martin (15) were farmer’s sons and Bridget and Mary (12) were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a Stable. The landholder was listed as being Martin Flaherty.

 

Green

The head of this Green family was listed as being Catherine (60) who had been married for 22 years but there was no mention of a husband in this entry, although Patrick Green was listed as the landholder. She had had 5 children cut only 4 had survived and they were, John (20), Michael (18), Mary (16) and Joseph (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Joseph, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Catherine could not read, Joseph could read only and John, Michael and Mary could read and write. John and Michael were farm labourers and Joseph was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a Stable. The landholder was Patrick Green.

 

Gorham

Val (70) was the head of this family and had been married to Mary (68) for 33 years and they had had 5 children but only 3 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Kate (24) and Michael (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Val and Mary could not read, Michael could read only and Kate could read and write. Val was listed as being a farmer and boat builder and Michael was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Val Gorham.

 

Faherty

John (97) was the head of this family in house 14 and he lived with his wife of 50 years, Bridget (72) and they had had 10 children of which only 7 had survived. They lived with 2 of those children, Thomas (40) and Maggie (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Maggie could read and write. John was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son and Maggie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was listed as John Flaherty.

 

Gorham

John M. (72) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (70) for 40 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. Three of those children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Nora (30), Pat (25) and Joseph (18). 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 Joseph, who spoke only Irish. John M., Nora and Pat could read and write. John M. was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son and fisherman and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was John Gorham.

 

Gannon

Pat (86) lived in this house with his wife of 50 years, Bridget (82) and they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat spoke both Irish and English while Bridget spoke only Irish and only Pat could read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Gannon.

 

Grealish

The head of this family was Martin (50) and he had been married to Nora (40) for 20 years and during that marriage they had had 6 children and all had survived. Five of those children also lived in the house with them and they were Bridget (16), Peter (14), Stephen (12), Sarah (10) and Kate (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Sarah and Kate, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Sarah and Kate could not read, both parents could read only and Bridget, Peter and Stephen could read and write. Martin was a farmer and fisherman, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and all the other children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Martin Grealish.

 

Grealish

Thomas (72) was the head of the family in house 18 and he was married to Bridget (73) and had been for 50 years and they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Patrick (28) and Kate (33). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish while the others spoke Irish and English and the children could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and boatman, Patrick was a farmer’s son and fisherman and Kate was a dressmaker. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Grealish.

 

Joyce

The widow, Mary (73) was the head of this household and she lived in the house with her son John (28). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. John was a wool weaver. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. There was no householder listed for this property.

 

Green

Pat Green (Michael) (40) was the head of the family in house 20 and he was married to Bridget (32) and had been for 2 years and had 1 child, Barbara (6) and also in the house was Pat’s sister, Anne (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Barbara, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Bridget could read and write. Pat was listed as being a general labourer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Pat Green Michael.

 

Ridge

The widow Martin (71) lived in this house with his son, Joseph (33). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke only Irish and Joseph spoke both Irish and English and only Joseph could read and write. Both were listed as being farmers. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Martin Ridge.

 

Powell

Martin (78) was married to Katherin [sic] (80) and had been for 55 years and they had had 4 children with all having survived. They shared then house with their son, Patrick (55). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke both Irish and English and Katherin [sic] and Patrick spoke only Irish and Martin could read only. Both Martin and Patrick were listed as being farmer’s. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Martin Powell.

 

Griffin

The head of this household was the widower, Laurence (84) and he lived with his son Colman (50) who was married to Fany [sic] (54) and had been for 20 years and they had 2 children, Joseph (17) and Michael (14) and also in the house was another son, Mathias (45). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception on Matthias, who spoke only Irish. Colman, Fany [sic], Joseph and Michael could read and write. Laurence was a retired farmer, Colman was a farmer, Mathias was a farm labourer and Joseph and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had 2 stables. The landholder was Laurence Griffin.

 

Powell

Anthoney [sic] (50) was the head of this family and had been married to Mary (36) for 15 years and they had had 6 children with 5 of those surviving, Mary (14), Patrick (12), Barbara (8), Kate (4) and Annie (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anthoney [sic], Mary (36), Mary (14) and Patrick spoke both Irish and English, Kate and Annie could not read, Anthoney [sic], Mary (36) and Barbara could read only and the others could read and write. Anthoney [sic] was a farmer and Mary (14), Patrick, Barbara and Kate were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Anthony Powell.

 

Ward

The head of this Ward family was Stephen (70) and he was married to Bridget (72) and had been for 37 years during which time they had had 9 children but only 6 had survived. They shared the house with those 6 children, Festy (33), Barbara (31), Peter (29), Bridget (27), Kate (19) and Fanny (16). 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 only Irish. All the children could read and write. Stephen was a farmer, Festy and Peter were farmer’s sons and the daughters were all listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Stephen Ward.

 

Ward

The widower, Patrick (68) was listed as being the head of this household and he shared the house with 2 sons, James (28) and Barthly [sic] (22) and his daughter, Babe (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick could read only and the children could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, James was a farmer’s son and Barthly [sic] was a farmer and fisherman. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Ward.

 

King

Joseph (63) was the head of the family in house 27 and he had been married to Mary (55) for 27 years and they had had 5 children with 3 surviving, Mary (26), Anne (15) and Michael (12). 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 Mary (55), who spoke both only Irish. Apart from Mary (55), they could all read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Mary (26) was a farmer’s daughter and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Joseph King.

 

King

Martin (68) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (68) and they had been married for 25 years and they had 3 children, Mary (24), Patrick (22) and Bridget (20). All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Mary (68), could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin was a farmer, Mary 24 and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Martin King.

 

Gorham

John Gorham Owen (73) was the head of the family in house 29 and was married to Anne (66) and had been for 41 years and during that time they had had 8 children with 5 of those surviving. They shared the house with 3 of those children, John (20), Bridget (22) and Owen (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Anne, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and wool weaver, John was a farmer and a fisherman and Owen was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was John Gorham Owen.

 

Conroy

The widower, Colman (50) was the head of this household and he shared the house with 7 of his children, Patrick (26), Mark (24), Maggie (20), Kate (18), Michael (12), Peter (10) and William (8). 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. Colman was a farmer, Patrick and Mark were farmer’s sons, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter and Michael, Peter and William were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Colman Conroy.

 

Keane

Festus (55) lived in this house with his wife of 20 years, Barbara (50) and they had 7 children, Mary (19), Patrick (17), Anne (15), Festus (13), Joseph (11), Michael (8) and John (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Joseph, Michael and John, they could all speak both Irish and English. John could not read, Michael could read only and all the others could read and write. Festus (55) was a farmer, Mary and Anne were farmer’s daughters, Patrick was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Festus Keane.

 

Joyce

Michael (40) was the sole occupant of house 32 and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and he had a stable. The landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Connolly                                                         (additional surname: Flanagan and Gorham)

Thomas (73), who was single, was listed as the head of this household and he lived in the house with his widowed sister, Catherine Flanagan (71), his nephew, Thomas Gorham (30) and niece, Celia (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Catherine, they could all read and write. Thomas (73) was a farmer, Thomas (30) was a farmer and fisherman and Celia was a domestic servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had 2 cow houses. The landholder was Thomas Connolly.

 

Connolly

Michael (52) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Catherine (46) for 21 years and they had had 4 children and all had survived. Three of those children were also in that house at that time, Mary Anne (19), Patrick (14) and Katie (11). 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. Michael was a farmer, Mary Anne was a dressmaker and Patrick and Kate were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was listed as being Michael Conneely.

 

Carroll

The widow, Mary (74) was the only occupant of house 35 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Thomas Connolly.

 

Folan

Thomas (50) lived in this house with his wife of 7 years, Bridget (48) and they had 3 daughters, Mary (4), Bridget (2) and Anne (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Thomas was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was listed as being Thomas Folan.

 

Geary

The widow, Mary was the sole occupant of this house and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and she had a stable. The landholder was Mary Geary.

 

Ward

Thomas (48) was the head of this household and he had been married to Bridget (46) for 25 years and they had had 2 children, both of which had survived. They shared the house with their son, Patrick (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. Thomas was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Ward.

 

Folan                                                                           (additional surname: Faherty)

The widow, Bridget lived in this house with 2 sons, Joe (32) and Simson (29) and also a grandson, Patrick Faherty (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish and all the others spoke Irish and English and could read and write. The boys were all listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Folan.

 

Cloherty

Bridget (75), a widow, lived in the house with her son, Patk. (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and neither could read. Patk. was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Patk. Cloherty.

Geary

Dudley (65), a single man shared this house with his single sister, Anne (60) and they were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke both Irish and English and Dudley could read only and he was listed as a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Dudley Geary.

Conneely

John (45) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (26) for 9 years and they had 4 children, Michael (8), Thomas (6), John (4) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English. Anne could read and write and Michael could read only. John (45) was a farmer and Michael, Thomas and John (4) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Conneely.

Connolly

The widow, Mary was the head of this household in house 43 and she lived with 2 daughters, Margaret (32) and Mary (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Margaret and Mary could read and write. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Connolly.

King                                                                            (additional surname: Keane)

Joseph (71) was the head of the family and had been married to Anne (52) for 20 years and during that time they had had 2 children, Coleman (18), Michael (16). Also in the house at that time was a visitor, Mary Keane (85), 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, apart from Mary, who spoke only Irish. Joseph, Coleman and Michael could read and write. Joseph was a farmer and Coleman and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Joe King (James).

 

House 45 was unoccupied (National school)

 

Gorham                                                                       (additional surname: Keely)

John (74) was the head of the household in house 45 and he had been married to Mary (70) for 40 years and they had had 9 children with 7 of those having survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Maggie (37), Mark (35), Barbara (32), Peter (23) and Mathias (20) and also in the house was a nephew, Peter Keely (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John was a farmer, Mark and Peter were farmer’s sons and fishermen, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter, Mathias was a farmer’s son and Peter Keely was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was John Gorham (Pat).

 

Gorham

Peter (70) lived in this house with his wife of 20 years, Annie (50) and they had 1 daughter, Mary (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Peter and Mary could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Peter Gorham.

 

Gorham

Thomas (72) was the sole occupant of this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and he had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Gorham.

 

Gorham

There were 9 members of this Gorham family in house 49 and the head was listed as being Michael (65) and he had been married to Celia (60) for 23 years and they had 7 children, Mary (21), Thomas (20), Bridget (17), James (15), Patrick (13), Margaret (11) and Cealia [sic] (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Patrick and Cealia [sic], all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Celia and Cealia [sic] could not read, Mary, Thomas and Margaret could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Thomas and James were farmer’s sons, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick, Margaret and Cealia [sic] were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Michael Gorham.

 

McGrath                                                         (additional surname: Green)

Patrick (78) was the head of the household in house 50 and he had been married to Bridget (76) for 50 years and they had had 5 children with only 3 surviving. They shared the house with 2 of their children, Anthony (31) and Mary (34) and also in the house was a grandson, Martin Green (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Anthony and Martin could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Anthony was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick McGrath.

 

Green

The widow, Mary (68) lived in this house with 3 sons, Pat (37), Festy (34) and Colman (30). They were all Roman Catholic with Mary being born in Marvey and the boys were born on Inishnee. Mary spoke only Irish and the sons all spoke Irish and English and could read and write. The three sons were all listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Green.

 

Green                                                             (additional surname: Mannion)

The widower, Michael (77) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with 2 of his sons, Tom (50) and Pat (36) and also a grandson, John Mannion (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke only Irish and the others spoke both Irish and English and only Pat and John could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Tom and Pat were farmer’s sons and John was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Green Jas.

 

Mannion

Mary (42), a widow, lived in this house with 5 of her children, Patrick (18), Mary (16), Bridget (11), Martin (9) and Anne (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary (16), Bridget and Martin could read and write. Patrick was a farmer’s son, Mary (16) was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget, Martin and Anne were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Mannion.

 

Cloherty

Bartley (52) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (50) for 27 years and during that marriage they had had 11 children with 10 of those surviving. They shared the house with those children and they were, Mary (23), Patrick (20), John (18), Sarah (15), Barbara (14), Anne (12), Bridget (10), Norah (8), Penelope (3) and Maggie (7mths). They were all Roman Catholic and Bartley was born in Garramna, Co. Galway, Anne (50) was born in Marvie [sic] and the children were all born on Inishnee. Anne (50) spoke only Irish and the others, with the exception of baby Maggie, spoke both Irish and English. Bartley, Mary, Patrick, Sarah and Barbara could read and write. Bartley was a boatwright and farmer, Mary, Sarah and Barbara were farmer’s daughters, Patrick was a boatwright, John was a farmer’s son and Anne (12), Bridget and Norah were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Bartley Cloherty.

 

King

Dudley (70) was the head of the last family in Inishnee and he had been married to Catherine (58) for 25 years and they had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children, Joseph (24), Patrick (22), John (20), Michael (14), Bridget (18), Anne (17), Barbra (11) and Katleen [sic] (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Catherine, all could read and write. Dudley was a farmer, Joseph, Patrick, John and Michael were farmer’s sons, Bridget and Anne were farmer’s daughters and Barbra and Katleen [sic] were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a stable. The landholder was Dudley King.

 

House 56 was unoccupied.

 

1901 Census for Inishnee

Overview of Inishnee in 1901.

There were a total of 67 houses in the townland of Inishnee and all, apart from house 67, were occupied. House 67 was the Inishnee national school. All houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 35, 53 and 61were 2nd class dwellings, houses 12, 14, 21-24 and 60 were 4th class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 12, 14, 21-24 and 60 had 1 room and no windows, houses 6, 16, 17, 19, 25, 27, 28, 31, 32, 37, 41, 43, 45, 51, 58, 59 and 62-64 had 1 room and 1 window in the front and houses 4, 8, 11, 15, 20, 29, 33, 36, 42, 47, 50, 56 and 57 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front. House 18 had 1 room and 2 windows, houses 2, 3, 5, 9, 13, 26, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 46, 48-50, 52, 54, 55, 65 and 66 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and houses 7 and 10 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 35 and 53 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. There were 323 people in the townland at that time, 168 males and 155 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Ryan.

 

Ships

There were 7 boats belonging to residents of the townland of Inishnee and were listed as follows:

 

Note:

A pookaun is a small fishing boat with 1 mast and is often equipped with oars. It would be 23 – 28 feet in length and have no boom or stays.

A Glothogue (Gleoiteog) is a small fishing boat of between 20 and 28 feet in length with a boom and stays.

Both come under the broader heading of Galway hookers.

 

Coleman Keane had a pookaun with the registration 1548 that was used for fishing. It was Irish registered with a home port of Inishnee, Roundstone and had 3 crew ashore. It was named St. Patrick and had a tonnage of 4 tons.

Bartley Ward had a pookaun with the registration 1688 that was used for fishing. It was Irish registered with a home port of Inishnee, Roundstone and had 3 crew ashore. It was named Mary and had a tonnage of 3 tons.

Joseph King James had a pookaun with the registration 1316 that was used for fishing. It was Irish registered with a home port of Inishnee, Roundstone and had 3 crew ashore. It was named St. Joseph and had a tonnage of 3 tons.

Michael Conneely had a pookaun with the registration 677 that was used for fishing. It was Irish registered with a home port of Inishnee, Roundstone and had 3 crew ashore. It was named Lily and had a tonnage of 2 ½ tons.

Tom Folan had a pookaun with the registration 374 that was used for fishing. It was Irish registered with a home port of Inishnee, Roundstone and had 3 crew ashore. It was named St. Bridget and had a tonnage of 2 tons.

Martin O’Donnell had a pookaun with the registration 827 that was used for fishing. It was Irish registered with a home port of Inishnee, Roundstone and had 3 crew ashore. It was named dove and had a tonnage of 2 tons.

Martin Powell had a glothogue [sic] with the registration 295 that was used for fishing. It was Irish registered with a home port of Inishnee, Roundstone and had 3 crew ashore. It was named Morning Star and had a tonnage of 2 tons.

 

Geary

The head of the first family in Inishnee was Bartley (66) who was married to Bridget (62) and they shared the house with their son, Pat (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bartley spoke only Irish and Bridget and Pat spoke both Irish and English and only Pat could read and write. Bartley was a farmer and Pat was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Bartly Geary.

 

Geary

Joseph (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (35). They shared the house with 8 of their children, Martin (23), Anne (16), John (12), Fannie (10), Joe (8), Norah (6), Bridget (4) and Babra [sic] (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and Babra [sic] spoke only Irish and the others spoke Irish and English. Bridget and Babra could not read, both parents could read only and the other children could all read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Martin and John were farmer’s sons, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and Fannie, Joe and Norah were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Joseph Geary.

 

O’Donnell

The widow, Mary (80) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Festy (35) who was married to Maggie (30) and also in the house were 5 grandchildren, Pat (10), Thomas (8), Stephen (6), Martin (4) and Mary Anne (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Martin and Mary Anne, they could all speak both Irish and English. Mary, Maggie, Martin and Mary Anne could not read Festy, Thomas and Stephen could read only and the others could all read and write. Mary was a farmer, Festy was a farmer’s son and Pat, Thomas, Stephen and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Mary O’Donnell.

 

O’Donnell

Daniel (90) was married to Barbrah [sic] (62) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but could not read and Daniel was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Daniel O’Donnell.

 

O’Donnell                                                                   (additional surname: Keane)

The head of this O’Donnell household was Martin (66) who was married to Mary (62) and they lived in the house with a Martin’s step son, Joe Keane (30), their son, Martin (23) and 2 daughters, Bridget (12) and Barbrah [sic] (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Mary and Joe, they could all read and write. Martin was a farmer, Joe and Martin (23) were fishermen and Bridget and Barbrah [sic] were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin O’Donnell.

 

Conneely

Pat L. (50) was the head of this family in house 6 and he was married to Mary (48) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Joh (15), Colman (13), Micheal (12), Sarah (8), Mary (7) and Anne (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John, Colman, Sarah and Mary (7) could read and write. Pat L. Mary (48) was a farmer’s wife, John, Colman and Micheal were farmer’s sons and Sarah and Mary (7) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Pat Gannon / Inishnee.

 

O’Donnell

There were 6 members of this family and the head was listed as being Patrick (70) who was married to Bridget (80) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Anne (40), Mary (29), Joe (20) and Sarah (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They spoke only Irish and Joe and Sarah could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife, Anne and Sarah were farmer’s daughters and Mark and Joe were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Patrick O’Donnell.

 

Gannan [sic]

Patt (70) was married to Bridget (60) and they were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Patt spoke Irish and English while Bridget spoke only Irish and only Pat could read and write. Patt was listed as being a farmer and Bridget was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Pat Gannan [sic].

 

Ward                                                                           (additional surname: Connolly)

Bartly (64) was the head of this house hold and he was married to Mary (70) and they shared the house with their son, Stephen (30), their daughter, Anne Connolly (32) and 4 grandchildren, Bridget Connolly (8), John Connolly (6), Michael Connolly (4) and Mary Connolly (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 youngest children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael and Mary (2) could not read, Bartley, Mary (70) and Anne could read only and all the others could read and write. Bartly was a farmer and fisherman, Stephen was a farmer’s son and Bridget, John and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Bartly Ward.

 

Faherty

John (80) was married to Bridget (63) and they shared the house with their son, Tom (25) and daughter, Maggie (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John could not read, Bridget and Tom could read only and Maggie could read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, Tom was a farmer’s son and Maggie was a spinster. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Faherty.

 

Gorham

John (52) was the head of the family in house 11 and he was married to Anne (44) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Nora (16), Anne (14), Patt (12), Mark (10) and Joe (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne (44) spoke only Irish and all the others spoke both Irish and English. Anne (44) and Joe could not read, Nora and Anne (14) could read only and John, Patt and Mark could read and write. John was a farmer, Anne (44) was a housekeeper, Nora and Anne (14) were working maids and Patt, Mark and Joe were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Gorham.

 

Ward

Thomas Ward Bartly was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Mary (12) and son, Pat (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Mary and Pat were scholars. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Bartly Geary of Inishnee.

 

Gannon

Morgan (40) was married to Bridget (30) and they shared the house with 2 children, Mary (4) and John (2). 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. Morgan was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper and Mary and John were listed as children. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Morgan Gannon.

 

O’Donnell

The widow, Margaret (70) was the sole occupant of house 14. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish, could not read and was listed as being a spinner. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Pat O’Donnell of Inishnee.

 

Grealish

Martin (30) was the head of this family and he was married to Honor (27) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Mary (8), Bridget (6), Peter (3) and Stephen (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Honor, Mary and Bridget spoke Irish and English while Peter spoke only Irish. Martin was a farmer and Mary, Bridget and Peter were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin Grealish.

 

Green

Patt Green Darby (60), a widower, was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his son, Michael (30) and daughter, Bridget (25). 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. Patt was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a spinster. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Joseph Geary of Inishnee.

 

Gorham

Val (55) was the head of this family in house 17 and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Michael (20), Bridget (18) and Kate (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget and Kate could read and write. Val was a boatwright and carpenter, Mary was a housekeeper and Michael was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Joseph Geary of Inishnee.

 

Faherty                                                                        (additional surname: Manion [sic])

There were 9 members of this household and Kerrins [sic] (75) was the head and he was married to Mary (70) and they shared the house with their son, Martin (38), his wife, Mary (38), 4 grandchildren, Joseph (8), Michael (6), Martin (3) and Bridget (1) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Kate Manion [sic] (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Martin spoke only English and all the others, with the exception of Bridget, could speak both Irish and English. Joseph could read only and Martin (38) could read and write. Kerrins [sic] was a farmer, Mary (70) and Mary (38) were housekeepers, Martin (38) was a farmer’s son, Joseph, Michael and Martin (3) were scholars and Kate was a knitter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Kerrins Faherty.

 

Grealish

Thomas (70) was married to Bridget (70) and they shared the house with 3 children, Stephen (24), Pat (20) and Kate (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents spoke only Irish and the children spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Stephen was a fisherman, Pat was a farmer’s son and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Tom Grealish.

 

Powell

Martin (70) was the head of this family in house 20 and he was married to Kate (70) and they lived with their sons, Pat (50) and Tom (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate spoke only Irish and Martin, Pat and Tom spoke both Irish and English and only Martin could read only. Martin was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son and Tom was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Anthony Powell of Inishnee.

 

Joyce

The widow, Winifred (81) was the only occupant of this house and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a spinner. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Colman Keane of Inishnee.

 

Joyce

Stephen (68) was married to Mary (60) and they lived in the house with Their daughter, Anne (16) and son, John (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only that John could read and write. Stephen was a wool weaver and Anne and John were scholars. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Colman Keane of Inishnee.

 

Conneely

The widow, Bridget (81) was the sole occupant of house 23 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a spinner. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Colman Keane of Inishnee.

 

Green

The widow, Mary (80) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (30) and daughter, Anne (28). 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. Mary was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Mary Green.

 

Ridge

Martin (60) was the head of the Ridge family in house 25 and he was married to Honour (70) and they lived with their son, Joseph (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Honour spoke only Irish and Joseph could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Tom Grealish of Inishnee.

 

Griffin

Laurence (70) was married to Mary (75) and they shared the house with their son, Mathias (30) and 2 grandsons, Laurence (10) and Michael (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Laurence (70), Mary and Mathias were born in Co. Galway and Laurence (10) and Michael were born in America. Laurence (70), Mary and Mathias spoke only Irish and could not read and Laurence (10) and Michael spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Laurence (70) was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper, Mathias was a farmer’s son and Laurence (10) and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Lawrence Griffin.

 

Griffin

Coleman (38) was the head of this family and was married to Fanny (35) and they lived with 2 sons, Joseph (6) and Michael (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and could read only and Joseph could read and write. Coleman was a farmer, Fanny was a housekeeper and the boys were both scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Lawrence Griffin.

 

Powell

Anthoney [sic] (34) was married to Mary (25) and they had 2 children, Mary (3) and Bridget (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and both parents could speak both Irish and English. None of the family could read. Anthoney [sic] was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife and Mary (3) and Bridget were listed as children. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Anthony Powell.

 

Ward

The widower, Patrick James (50) was the head of this family and lived in the house with 5 of his children, Bridget (17), James (15), Barbara (13), Anne (11) and Bartley (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick James, Bridget and James spoke Irish and English and Barbara, Anne and Bartley spoke only English. Patrick James could read only and all the children could read and write. Patrick James was a farmer, Bridget, Barbara and Anne were farmer’s daughters and James and Bartley were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Pat Ward James.

 

Ward

There were 9 members of this family and the head was Stephen (55) and he was married to Bridget (54) and they shared the house with 7 children, Festy (20), Barbara (18), Anne (15), Peter (12), Bridget (10), Kate (8) and Fanney [sic] (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (54) spoke only Irish and all the others spoke both Irish and English. Festy, Barbara, Anne, Peter, Bridget (10) could read and write. Stephen was a farmer, Festy and Peter were farmer’s sons, Barbara and Anne were farmer’s daughters and the other 3 children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was

Stephen Ward.

 

Ward

John (56) was married to Anne (57) and they were both Roman Catholic. John could speak both Irish and English while Anne spoke only Irish. Neither could read and John was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was John Ward.

 

Davis

John (60) lived in this house with his wife, Bridget (70) and they were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. John was a farmer and Bridget was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was John Davis.

 

King

Joseph King Mathie [sic] was the head of this household and he lived with his wife, Mary (40) and 4 of their children, Mary (16), Barbara (12), Anne (7) and Michael (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Michael, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael could not read, Anne could read only and all the others could read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Mary (40) was a farmer’s wife, Mary (16) and Barbara were farmer’s daughters and Anne was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Joseph King Mathie [sic].

 

King

Martin (50) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (45), daughters, Mary (15), Bridget (10) and son, Pat (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary (45) could not read but all the others could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Mary (45) was a housekeeper, Mary (15) was a farmer’s daughter and Pat and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin King.

 

Gorham

The head of this family was John (56) and he shared the house with his wife, Anne (47) and 6 of their children, Pat (24), Anthony (22), Joseph (18), Bridget (13), John (11) and Owen (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Anne, they could all read and write. John (56) was a wool weaver, Anne was a housekeeper, Pat was a fisherman, Anthony and Joseph were agricultural labourers and Bridget, John and Owen were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Gorham Owen.

 

Conroy

There were 10 members of this family and the head was Coleman (40) and he was married to Bridget (35) and they lived with 8 of their children, Mary (17), Patrick (15), Nora (13), Mark (10), Anney [sic] (9), Maggey [sic] (7), Kate (5) and Michael (3). 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 young Michael. Kate and Michael could not read, Bridget could read only and all the others could read and write. Coleman was listed as a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife, Mary and Patrick were listed as working on the farm and the other children were all listed as being scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Coleman Conroy.

 

Joyce

Pat (75) was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with their son, Michael (40) and also in the house at that time was a nephew, Pat (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish and could not read, and the others spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Pat (75) was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Michael was a farmer’s son and Pat (17) was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Pat Joyce.

 

Keane

Festy (40) lived in this house with his wife, Barbara (33) and 5 of their children, Mary (9), Patrick (7), Annie (5), Festy (3) and Joseph (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Festy and Joseph, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Festy (40) was a farmer, Barbara was a farmer’s wife and Mary, Patrick and Annie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Festy Keane.

 

Folan

Martin (70) and his wife, Sarah (68) lived in house 39 and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke Irish and English while Sarah spoke only Irish but only Martin could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Sarah was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin Folan.

 

Folan

The widow, Mary (50) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Anne (16) and 2 sons, John (13) and Patrick (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and John and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin Folan.

 

McGrath

The sole occupant of this house was Pat (56) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was John Gorham Owen of Inishnee.

 

Geary

The widow, Mary (60) was the only occupant of this house and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke only Irish, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Bartley Geary of Inishnee.

 

Green

Pat Green Martin (58) was the head of household in house 42 and he shared the house with his wife, Catherine (40), 4 of their children, John (9), Michael (6), Mary (4) and Bridget (2) and also in the house at that time was a brother, John (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (60) spoke only Irish and, apart from Bridget, the others could all speak both Irish and English. Pat could read and write and John (9) could read only. Pat was a farmer and fisherman, John (60) was a farmer and John (9), Michael and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Pat Green Martin.

 

Connelly

The head of this household was John (64) and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with their son, John (27) and 2 daughters, Maggie (20) and Mary (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Maggie and Mary (18) could read and write. John (64) was a farmer, Mary (60) was a farmer’s wife, John (27) was a farmer’s son and the daughters were both listed as farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Connelly.

 

Connelly                                                         (additional surname: Flanagan and Gorham)

Thomas (62), who was unmarried, was the head of this household and he shared the house with his widowed mother, Mary (80), his sister, Kate Flanagan (56) and a nephew, Thomas Gorham (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Thomas (62) and Thomas Gorham could read and write. Thomas (62) was a farmer, Kate was a housekeeper and Thomas Gorham was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Thomas Connelly.

 

Green

Colman (45) was the head of this family and was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Martin (16), Bridget (14), Anne (11), Mary (9), Pat (7) and Colman (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Colman (45) spoke only Irish and the others could speak both Irish and English. Colman (45), Bridget (40) and Colman (3) could not read, Bridget (14) and Pat could read only and the others could all read and write. Colman (45) was a boatman, Martin was a labourer and the other children were all listed as scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Colman Green.

 

Keane

Colman (50) lived in this house with his wife, Bridget (40) and their 4 children, Michael (11), Cecelia (6), Ann (4) and Joseph (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Joseph could not read, Ann could read only and the others could read and write. Colman was a sail maker and farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper and Michael, Cecelia and Ann were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Colman Keane.

 

Geary

The widow Anne (70) was listed as the head of this family and she lived with her son, Dudley (38) and daughter, Anne (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne (70) spoke only Irish and the children could speak both Irish and English. Dudley could read only and the other 2 could not read. Anne (70) was a farmer, Dudley was a farmer’s son and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Anne Geary.

 

Folan                                                               (additional surnames: Faherty and King)

Bridget (63), a widow, was the head of this household and she shared the house with 4 of her sons, Thomas (30), John (26), Joseph (23) and Simon (21), a nephew, Patrick Faherty (10) and a servant, Bridget King (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish, Patrick spoke only English and the others spoke both Irish and English. Bridget could not read, Thomas and Bridget (15) could read only and all the others could read and write. Bridget (63) was a housekeeper, the sons were listed as farmer’s sons, Patrick was a scholar and Bridget (15) was a farm servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Bridget Folan.

 

Cloherty

Patrick (80) was the head of the family in house 50 and was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with their son, Pat (35) and daughter, Anne (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke only Irish and the others spoke both Irish English and none of the house could read. Patrick was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, Pat was a farmer’s son and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Cloherty.

 

Carroll

Martin (80) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (63). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke both Irish and English while Mary spoke only Irish, but only Martin could read and write. Martin was a retired school teacher. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Pat Joyce of Inishnee.

 

Conneely                                                                     (additional surname: Gorham)

There were 6 members of this household and the head was listed as being Catherine (34), who was listed as being married but there was no husband mentioned in this entry. She lived in the house with 4 of her children, Maryanne (10), Celia (7), Patrick (4) and Katherine (1). Also in the house at that time was a friend, John Gorham (65) 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 with the exception of young Katherine. Only Catherine, Maryanne and Celia could read and write. Catherine was a housekeeper and farmer, John was a farmer and Maryanne and Celia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Katherine Conneely.

 

Gorham

John Gorham Pat (60) was married to Mary (50) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Maggie (25), Mark (22), Joseph (19), Michael (16), Bridget (13) and Mathies [sic] (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary could not read, Maggie and Mark could read only and all the others could read and write. John was a famer, Mary was a housekeeper, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter, Mark and Joseph were farmer’s sons and the others were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Gorham Pat.

 

Gorham

Peter (40) lived in this house with his wife, Anne (30) and their daughter, Mary (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Peter was a farmer, Anne was a housekeeper and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Pat Gorham.

 

Gorham

Thomas (60) was the sole occupant of house 55 and he was unmarried. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Gorham.

 

Gorham

There were 8 members of this household and Michael (50) was the head and he was married to Sarah (30) and they had 6 children, Mary (11), Thomas (9), Bridget (6), James (4), Pat (2) and Margaret (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Sarah, Mary and Thomas could speak both Irish and English and read and write and Bridget could also speak both Irish and English. Michael was a farmer, Sarah was a farmer’s wife and Mary, Thomas Bridget and James were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Michael Gorham.

 

McGrath                                                                                  (additional surname: Green)

Pat McGrath Martin (60) was the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with 2 sons, Martin (28) and Anthony (20), a daughter, Mary (24) and a grandson, Martin Green (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception baby Martin. Only Anthony could read only and the rest could not read. Pat was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife, Martin and Anthony were farmer’s daughters and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Anthony McGrath Martin.

 

Keane

Barbara (70), a widow was the only occupant of this house and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She could speak both Irish and English, could not read and was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was John Gorham Pat of Inishnee.

 

Conneely

Thomas (80) was married to Anne (75) and they shared the house with their son, Joe (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Joe could speak both Irish and English and Anne spoke only Irish. None of the household could read. Thomas was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s wife and Joe was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Thomas Conneely.

 

Mannion

Michael (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (30) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Patrick (8), Mary (6), John (3) and Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 youngest children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Michael was an agricultural labourer, Mary was a housekeeper and Patrick, Mary and John were scholars. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Thomas Conneely.

 

Green

Michael (60) was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with 3 children, Tom (40), Pat (29) and Bridget (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Mary spoke only Irish and the children spoke Irish and English. Only Pat could read and write. Michael was a house carpenter and farmer, Mary was a housekeeper and Tom and Pat were farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Michael Green.

 

Cloherty                                                                                  (additional surname: Mannion)

The widower, Martin Mannion (80) and he lived in the house with 8 other members of his family all with the surname Cloherty. Son-in-law, Bartley (40), daughter, Anne (32) and 6 grandchildren, Mary (10), Patt (9), John (7), Sarah (5), Barbara (3) and Anne (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart Martin, who spoke only Irish, and Barbara and Anne, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Only Bartley, Mary and Patt could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Bartley was a boat builder, Anne was a housekeeper and Mary, Patt, John and Sarah were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Martin Mannion.

 

Green

Pat Green James (56) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (42) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, Patrick (24), Festy (22) and Coleman (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Mary, they could all read and write. Pat was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper and the boys were all listed as farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Pat Green James.

 

McGrath

The widower, Anthony (60) was listed as the head of this family and he lived in the house with 3 children, Patrick (18), Bridget (15) and Honor (12), They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patrick could read and write. Anthony was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Bridget and Honor were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Anthony McGrath.

 

King

There were 10 members of this family and the head was Dudley (60) who was married to Kate (45) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Joseph (14), Mary (13), Pat (12), John (10), Bridget (8), Anne (6), Michael (4) and Barbra (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 3 youngest, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Kate, Michael and Barbra could not read, Anne could read only and all the others could read and write. Dudley was listed as a farmer, Kate was a farmer’s wife, Joseph and Pat were farmer’s sons, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and John, Bridget, Anne and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Dudley King.

 

King                                                                                        (additional surname: Keane)

Joseph King James (60) was the head of the last household in Inishnee and he was married to Anne (40) and they shared the house with 2 sons, Coleman (8) and Michael (5) and also in the house at that time was Joseph’s widowed mother, Mary Keane (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish and the others spoke both Irish and English. Anne and Mary could not read, Coleman and Michael could read only and Joseph could read and write. Joseph was listed as being a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s wife and Coleman and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Joseph King James.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Inishnee

Patrick Blake had in fee (for himself) a herd’s house and offices on 856 acres, 1 rood and 7 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £120 for the land and £2 for the buildings. There were a further 3 islands belonging to Patrick Blake that had no agricultural value and had an annual ratable valuation of 1s.

 

1670 Down Survey for Inishnee

The Down Survey names for this area were Inishraer, Mary, Arkniny, Shivindilly, Largarcoth, Shannarogy and Littercran. In 1670 the owner was Richard Martin, a Catholic. There were 20 plantation acres of profitable land and they were forfeited.

[i] Possibly Anne’s mother

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