Killymongaun

Coill Uí Mhongáin

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Killymongaun

Civil Parish:                               Moyrus

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Roundstone

District Electoral Division:     Derrylea

Area:                                          494.24 acres / 494 acres, 0 roods, 38 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Killymongaun

Logainm for Killymongaun

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Killymongaun

 

1911 Census for Killymongaun

Overview of Killymongaun in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 8 houses in the townland and that they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 4 and 6-8 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 2, 3 and 5 were 3rd class. House 2 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 3 and 5 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, house 6 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 4, 7 and 8 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 1 had 2 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 21 out buildings, 4 stables, 1 coach house, 6 cow houses, 4 piggeries, 4 fowl houses, a barn and a shed. There were 33 people in the townland at that time, 18 males and 15 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Nolan.

 

Laffey

Patrick (70) was listed as the head of the first household in Killymongaun and he was married to Mary Anne (48) and had been for 28 years and they had had 4 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with a nephew, Michael (11) and a daughter, Margaret (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Michael and Margaret spoke both Irish and English and Mary Anne, Michael and Margaret could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Michael and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Laffey.

 

Laffey

The sole occupant of this house was John (65) who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Patrick Laffey.

 

Faherty

There were 10 members of this Faherty family in house 3 and the head of that family was Anthony (50) and he had been married to Bridget (40) for 22 years and during that time they had had 9 children and all had survived. Eight of those children were also in the house, John (19), Thomas (16), Agnes (14), Stephen (12), Peter (9), Annie (7), Michael (6) and Patrick (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anthony, Bridget, John, Thomas, Agnes and Stephen spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Anthony and Thomas were farm labourers, John was a car driver, Agnes was a farmer’s daughter and Stephen, Peter, Annie and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a fowl house. The landholder was Patrick ONeill.

 

King

The widow Anne (73) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her daughter, Lizzie (30) and her son, Patrick (24). 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. Anne was a farmer, Lizzie was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and fowl house. The landholder was Anne King.

 

Toole

Margaret (74), a widow, was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, John (39) and Patrick (31). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Patrick could read and write. Margaret was a farmer and the sons were listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Margaret Toole.

 

Costelloe

The head of this Costelloe family was Joseph (52) and head been married to Catherine (51) for 23 years, during which time they had had 8 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, James (21), Mary (20) and Ellen (12). They were all Roman Catholic and Joseph was born in Co. Galway, Catherine was born in Co. Sligo and the children were all born in Co Meath. They could all read and write and Joseph was a farmer and an ex Sergeant in the R.I.C., James was a farmer’s son, Mary was a milliner and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Joseph Costelloe.

 

Devane                                                                        (additional surnames: Conneely and Lacey)

The head of this household was Martin (78) who was married to Bridget (72) and had been for 50 years and they had had 11 children, but only 5 had survived. Also in the house were Bridget’s brother, John Conneely (76) and a granddaughter, Sarah Lacey (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Sarah, all of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Martin was a farmer and John was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Devane.

 

Mullin

James (67) was the head of the last family in Killymongaun and he was a widower and lived in the house with 2 daughters, Catherine (17) and Bridget (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James and Catherine spoke both Irish and English and Bridget spoke only English and all could read and write. James was a farmer, Catherine was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was James Mullin.

 

1901 Census for Killymongaun

Overview of Killymongaun in 1901

There were a total of 8 houses in the townland of Killymongaun and all were occupied and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable for roofing. Houses 1, 4 and 8 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 2, 3, 4 and 5 were 3rd class and house 7 was a 4th class dwelling. House 7 had 1 room and no windows, house 6 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 2 had 1 room and 2 windows, house 1 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 5 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and houses 4 and 8 had 3 rooms and 3 windows to the front. There were a total of 16 out buildings, 2 stables, 6 cow houses, 5 piggeries and 3 fowl houses. Thirty-nine people were in the Killymongaun at the time of this census, 21 males and 18 females. The enumerator for this area was Const. William Lavelle.

 

King

The head of the first family in Killymongaun was listed as being the widow, Annie (52) and she lived in the house with 4 of her children, Bernard (25), Peter (19), Lizzie (17) and Patrick (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Annie could read and write. Annie was listed as being a farmer, Bernard and Peter were farmer’s sons, Lizzie was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Anne King.

 

Toole

Margaret (63) was the head of this family and she was a widow and lived in the house with 3 of her children, Martin (23), Anne (18) and Patrick (16). All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret was a farmer, Martin and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Margaret Toole.

 

Walshe

There 11 members of this family in house 3 and the head of that family was listed as being Pat (50) who was married to Kate (46) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Thomas (19), Maryanne (17), Pat (15), Bridget (13), Michael (11), Kate (8), John (6) and Richard (3). Also in the house at that time was Pat’s mother, Mary (70). 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 Richard. Kate, John, Richard and Mary could not read but all the others could read and write. Pat (50) was a farmer, Thomas, Pat (15), John and Richard were farmer’s sons, Maryanne was a farmer’s daughter, Mary was a wool spinner and Bridget, Michael and Kate were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was P. O’Neill, Clifden.

 

Duane

The head of this Duane family was Martin (70) who was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with 2 sons, Bryan (28) and Peter (24), a daughter, Margret (21) and a grandson, Patrick (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Patrick, who was born in U. S. America. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from the parents, they could all read and write. Martin was a farmer, Bryan and Peter were farmer’s sons, Margret was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Martin Duane.

 

Laffey

Patrick (52) was listed as being the head of the family in house 5 and he was married to Mary Anne (34) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, John (16), Mary (14) and Martin (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Patrick, they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Pat Laffey.

 

Conroy

The sole occupant of house 6 was the widow Bridget (70) who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was a wool spinner. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Pat Laffey.

 

Folan                                                                                       (additional surname: Carls [sic])

Mary (65), who was unmarried, lived in this house with her son, Simon Carls [sic] (37). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and Simon could read only. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Mullin                                                                                     (additional surname: Scully)

Of the 5 people in the last household in Killymongaun, James (52) and he was married to Bridget (38) and they lived in the house with 2 daughters, Mary (10), Catherine (7) and a servant, Thomas Scully (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Thomas, who was born in Dublin City. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Thomas, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. James was listed as being farmer, Mary and Catherine were scholars and Thomas was a farm servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was James Mullin.

 

Old Pension Census for Killymongaun

Mary Malley – Application No. C/17 1664, Ref. No. Cen S/11/400. The application was received on 21st February 1917 with an address at that time of W. Owen Sweeney, Cross roads, Westport. Mary’s parents were listed as being Edward and Mary Malley. The residence for the 1851 search was Killymongaun, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Killymongaun

Samuel Jones was the owner of most of the land in Killymongaun.

 

Plot 1: This tenement was divided into 2 parts, A & B

A: Samuel Jones had in fee a herd’s house on 261 acres, 2 roods and 4 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £28 10s for the land and 7s for the herd’s house and also 1 acre and 20 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of 5s (B: (a)).

B: was divided into a further 4 tenements, all leased houses from Samuel Jones for 5s.

(b) Thomas Walsh

(c) Mary Conrey [sic]

(d) Francis Corrigan

(e) John Walsh.

Plot 2: Patrick Darcy leased a herd’s house on 72 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches of land from Samuel Jones for £13 15s for the land and 5s for the herd’s house.

Plot 3: Patrick Darcy and Samuel Jones (in fee) had 47 acres and 1 rood of land for which they paid £1 15s each.

Plot 4: Bartholomew Lydon leased a herd’s house on 20 acres and 20 perches of land from Samuel Jones for £3 10s for the land and 5s for the herd’s house.

Plot 5: William Clesham [sic] leased a house and office on 32 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land from Samuel Jones for £3 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings.

Plot 6:

(a) Michael King leased a house and office on 25 acres and 12 perches of land from Samuel Jones for £4 for the land and 12s for the buildings.

(b) Margaret Feigh [sic] leased a house from Michael King for 5s.

 

There were also 22 acres and 10 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Killymongaun

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Killkeran, Kiltate,Litterapeperom and Lecame. The 1641 owner was Murrogh O’Flahorty [sic], a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was listed as being the Protestant, Sir Thomas Meredith.

This page was added on 11/06/2018.

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