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Townland:                               Mweenish Island

Civil Parish:                             Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                        Carna

District Electoral Division:   Knockboy

Area:                                        626.37 acres / 626 acres, 1 rood, 19 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Mweenish Island

Logainm for Mweenish Island

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Mweenish Island

 

 

1911 Census for Mweenish Island

Oveview of Mweenish Island in 1911

According to the 1911 census there were 75 houses in the townland of Mweenish Island. House 74 was the Mweenish National School and all the others were listed as being private dwellings although house 75 was unoccupied at that time. Houses 13 and 51 were listed as having stone, brick or concrete walls and slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others, with the exception of houses 74 and 75 for which there were no details, had stone, brick or concrete walls with thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 6, 11, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 37, 47, 49-51, 57, 59, 63 and 68 were 2nd class dwellings and the other houses in the townland were all listed as being 3rd class. Houses 33, 44, 61 and 62 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 4, 7, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 27-32, 39, 42, 53, 55, 56, 66 and 71 had 2 rooms and 1 window. Houses 3, 5, 8, 12, 15, 24-26, 34-36, 38, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48, 52, 54, 58, 60, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 72 and 73 had 2 rooms with 2 windows in the front, houses 1, 2, 6, 11, 13, 16, 20, 37, 47, 49, 50, , 59 63 and 68 had 2 rooms with 3 windows, houses 14 and 21 had 2 rooms and 4 windows and house 51 had 3 rooms and 4 windows. According to the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) there were a total of 75 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 5 stables, 54 cow houses, 13 piggeries, 2 workshops and 1 shed. The enumerator’s abstract return (Form N) shows that there were a total of 376 people living in Mweenish Island at that time and they consisted of 206 male and 170 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. ? Gallagher.

Green                                  (additional surnames: Green Darby)

House 1 was home to the Green family and the head of this family was John Green Darby (67) and he had been married to his wife Honoria (54) for 32 years and in that time they had had 7 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their children, Patrick (28), John (27) and Catherine (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. John (67) was listed as being a farmer and Patrick and John (28) were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Green was the landholder.

Green

The Green family in house 2 consisted of 11 members and the head of the family was Peter (60) and he had been married to Bridget (49) for 24 years and in that time they had had 10 children, all of whom had survived. Nine of those children lived with them at that time and they were Thomas (22), John (19), Michael (17), Mary (16), Bridget (14), Patrick (11), Peter (9), Joseph (7) and Coleman (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. Bridget (49) and Coleman could not read but all the others in the family could read and write. Peter (60) was a farmer and wool weaver, Thomas, John and Michael were farm labourers and Bridget (14), Patrick, Peter (9) and Joseph were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Peter Green was the landholder.

Green                                  (additional surname: Ward)

The head of this family was Patrick (73) and he was married to Anne (65) and had been for 38 All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman CatholicPatrick (24) and their granddaughter, Mary Ward (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of young Mary. Only Patrick could read and write. They all lived in a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Patrick Green was the landholder.

Green

The head of the Green family in house 4 was William (56) and he was married to Maggie (53) and had been for 27 years and in that time they had had 9 children of which 8 had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Joseph (22), Catherine (16), Patrick (14), William (11) and Maggie (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. William (56) was a farmer, Joseph was a farmer’s son and Patrick, William (11) and Maggie (11) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and William Green was the landholder.

Green                                  (additional surname: Hughes)

House 5 was home to another Green family and the head of this family was James (36) and he had been married to his wife Mary (24) for 6 years and they had had 2 children, both of which had survived. They shared the house with their 2 sons, Patrick (5) and Colman (18mths) and a border, Annie Hughes (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, with the exception of baby Colman, they could all read and write. James was a farmer, Patrick was a scholar and Annie was a school teacher. They all lived in a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and James Green was the landholder.

Green

The head of this Green family was Michael (60) and he had been married to his wife Honor (52) for 34 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children and they were Peter (20), John (20) and James (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. Michael and Honor could not read but the children could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, and the sons were all farm labourers. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Michael Green was the landholder.

Coyne

The head of the Coyne family in house 6 was John (72) and he was married to Barbara (66) and had been for 36 years and in that time they had had 8 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of their sons and they were Thomas (35), John (24), Dudly (18) and Michael (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of John (72), who only spoke Irish. Only John (24), Dudly and Michael could read and write. John (72) was a farmer, Thomas, John (24) and Dudly were listed as farmer’s sons and Michael was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Coyne was the landholder.

Madden

Patrick (80) was the head of the family in house 8 and he was married to Mary (70) and had been for 46 years and they had had 6 children but only 3 of those had survived. They lived with their son Bartly (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Patrick could read only while Bartly could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Bartly was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Patrick Madden was the landholder.

Madden

House 9 was home to another Madden family and John (78) was the head of the family and had been married to Mary (68) for 40 years and they had had 8 children of which only 5 had survived. They shared the house with their son Pat (28). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with John being able to read only and Pat could read and write. John was a farmer and Pat was listed as being a farmer’s son. Hey all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Madden was the landholder.

Green

There were 11 members of the Green family living in house 10 and the head of the family was Martin (55) and he had been married to Maggie (46) for 25 years and in that time they had had 11 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 9 of those children and they were Thomas (21), Patrick (18), Joseph (16), Mary (14), Catherine (12), Johnny (9), Maggie (4), Sarah (4) and Annie (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Annie, who only spoke English. Maggie (46), Sarah and Annie could not read, Maggie (4) could read only and all the others could read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer and fisherman, Maggie (46) and Mary were listed as working on the farm, Thomas, Patrick and Joseph were farm labourers and fishermen, Catherine, Johnny and Maggie (4) were scholars and Sarah (4) and Annie were listed as being babies. They all lived 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Green was the landholder.

O’Brien                               (additional surname: Green)

Michael (51) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (54) for 10 years and they had had 3 children together and all those had survived. Those three children lived with them and they were Joseph (9), Bridget (7) and Patrick (5). Also in the house were Michael’s step children James (22), John (20), Mary Ann (17) and Michael (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Michael (51) who only spoke Irish. Michael (51), Bridget (54) and Patrick could not read, Joseph and Bridget (7) could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael (51) was a farmer, James and John were farm labourers and Joseph, Bridget (7) and Michael (15) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling. Michael O’Brien was the land holder.

Ward

The head of this family in house 12 was Stephen (58) and he had been married to Barbara (34) for 4 years and they had 1 child and she was Mary (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen and Barbara spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Stephen was listed as being a farmer. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Stephen was the landholder.

Casey                                   (additional surname: Cloherty)

The head of the family in house 13 was Martin (53) and he had been married to Mary (50) for 19 years and in that time they had had 5 children of which 4 had survived. They shared the house with those children and they were Mary (17), Colman (12), Maggie (10) and Bridget (8). Also in the house at that time was Martin’s mother-in-law Bridget Cloherty (80) who was a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Bridget (80), who spoke only Irish. Mary (50) and Bridget (80) could not read but the others could all read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer and boatwright and Colman, Maggie and Bridget were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Martin Casey was the landholder.

Casey

The head of the Casey family in house 14 was Patt (42) and he shared the house with his sister Mary (48) and his brother Joseph (39). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish and the Patt and Joseph spoke both Irish and English. Only Patt and Joseph could read and write. Patt was a boat builder and farmer and Joseph was a boat-builder. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house, piggery and a workshop. Patrick Casey was the landholder.

Cloherty

The widow Maggie (48) was the head of the family in house 15. She shared the house with her 10 children, Patk (sic) (19), Mary (18), Bridget (15), Annie (13), John (11), Barbara (10), Michael (6), Ellen (2) and Valentine (1mth) and also Maggie’s mother-in-law, Winifred (75), also a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patk (sic), Bridget, Annie and John spoke Irish and English while all the others, except baby Valentine, spoke only Irish. Barbara could read only, Patk (sic), Bridget, Annie and John could read and write but the others could not read. Maggie was listed as being a farmer, Patk was a farmer’s son, Martin was a farm labourer and Annie, John, Barbara and Michael were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Maggie Cloherty was the landholder.

O’Toole

The head of this family was Michael (47) and he had been married to Ellen (54) for 18 years and in that time they had had 6 children of which 5 had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were Mary (16), John (15), Joseph (14), Bridget (11) and Patrick (5). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Ellen, who only spoke Irish. Michael, Ellen and Patrick could not read while the other members of the family could read and write. Michael was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Joseph and Bridget were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling. Michael O’Toole was the landholder.

O’Brien

James (44) was the head of this family and he had been married to Annie (43) for 21 years and in that time they had had 9 children of which 7 had survived. They shared the house with those 7 children, Michael (19), John (17), Paddy (16), Bridget (13), Peter (11), Mary (5) and James (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke Irish except for Peter, who spoke Irish and English. None of the family could read. James was a farmer, Michael, John and Paddy were farmer’s sons and Peter was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and James O’Brien was the landholder.

Conneely

The widow Honor (76) was the head of this family in house 18 and she shared the house with her 2 sons, Martin (45) and Patrick (36). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Honor and Martin spoke only Irish and Patrick spoke Irish and English. Only Patrick could read and write. Honor was listed as being a farmer and the sons were both farm labourers. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a cow house. Honor Conneely was the landholder.

Conneely

The widower Anthony (77) was listed as the head of this family and he lived with his daughter Kate (41). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anthony spoke only Irish and Kate spoke Irish and English, but neither of them could read or write. Anthony was listed as being a farmer. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Anthony Conneely was the landholder.

Conneely

John (45) was the head of the family in house 20 and he had been married to Ellen (44) for 4 years and in that time they had had 3 children and all had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Mary (2), Barbara (1) and Bridget (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Ellen spoke both Irish and English, but could not read. John was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Conneely was the landholder.

Ridge

House 21 was home to the Ridge family and the head of this family was Colman (50) and he had been married to Barbara (54) for 20 years and in that time they had had 5 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were James (19), Kieran (16), Mary (15), John (13) and Babe (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Barbara, who only spoke English. With the exception of Barbara they could all read and write. Colman was a farmer, James and Kieran were listed as farmer’s sons and John and Babe were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Colman Ridge was the landholder.

Lydon

The sole occupant of house 22 was the widow Barbara (72) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic and spoke only Irish. She could not read and her occupation was listed as being a house keeper. The house she lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was Colman Lydon.

Lydon

The head of this Lydon family was Colman (40) and he had been married to Mary (45) for 20 years and they had had 7 children and all of those had survived. Six of those children lived with them at that time and they were Val (18), Norah (11), Mary (9), Joseph (6), Michael (4) and McDara (9mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Michael spoke only Irish and the others, with the exception of baby McDara, spoke both Irish and English. Only Colman, Norah, Mary and Joseph could read and write. Colman was listed as being a farmer, Val was a farmer’s son and Norah, Mary and Joseph were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Colman Lydon was the landholder.

McDonagh

Peter (71) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (69) for 43 years and they had had 10 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of their sons, Thomas (36), John (35), Patrick (31) and Peter (24). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Peter (71) and John could read and write. Peter (71) was listed as being a farmer and the sons were all listed as farmer’s sons. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Peter McDonagh was the landholder.

McCormick

Colman (71) was the head of the family in house 25 and he had been married to Maggie (70) for 44 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. Two of their daughters lived with them and they were Kate (23) and Barbara (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Colman spoke Irish and English while the pothers only spoke Irish and none of the family could read and write. Colman was listed as being a farmer. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Colman McCormick was the landholder.

Barrett

The head of the Barrett family in house 26 was Patk (sic) (46) and he was married to Julia (48) and had been for 28 years and in that time they had had 7 children of which 6 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of their sons, Thomas (20), Patrick (18), Joseph (9) and Mark (7). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Julia and Thomas spoke only Irish and the others spoke Irish and English. Only Joseph and Mark could read and write. Patk (sic) was listed as being a farmer, Thomas and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Joseph and Mark were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Barrett was the landholder.

McCormick

House 27 was home to the McCormick family and the head of the family was Dudley (64) and he had been married to Mary (59) for 37 years and they had had 8 children, all of which had survived. Five of those children lived with them and they were Coleman (28), who was listed as being deaf and dumb, Patk (sic) (24), Maggie (26), Sarah (14) and John (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of Coleman. Only Maggie, Sarah and John could read and write. Dudley was listed as being a farmer, Coleman and Patk (sic) were farmer’s sons and Sarah and John were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Dudley McCormick was the landholder.

Nee

The head of the family in house 28 was the widower Patrick (74) and he shared the house with his son Luke (40), his daughter-in-law Mary (40) who had been married for 12 years and had had 3 children but only 1 child had survived, and his granddaughter Mary (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Luke spoke only Irish and the 2 Mary’s spoke both Irish and English. Only the 2 Mary’s could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a retired farmer, Luke was a farmer’s son and Mary (10) was a scholar.

Geary

Patrick (50) was the head of the family in house 29 and he had been married to Mary (40) for 19 years and in that time they had had 9 children but only 7 had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Mary (16), Joseph (11), Bridget (10), Anthony (8), Colman (3) and Catherine (6mths) and also Patrick’s mother-in-law, Catherine (80) who was a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary, Joseph, Bridget and Anthony all spoke both Irish and English and all the others, except baby Catherine, spoke only Irish. Anthony could read only, Joseph and Bridget could read and write and the others could not read. Patrick was listed as being a farmer and Joseph, Bridget and Anthony wee scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Geary was the landholder.

Conneely

The head of the family in house 30 was Michael (65) and he had been married to Barbara (64) for 32 years and they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. Those 6 children lived with them at that time and they were Thomas (30), Michael (28), Margaret (22), Mary (15), Coleman (11) and Anne (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara and Margaret spoke only Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. Only Mary, Coleman and Anne could read and write. Michael (65) was listed as being a farmer, Thomas and Michael (28) were farmer’s sons and Mary, Coleman and Anne were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house. Michael Conneely was the landholder.

Conneely                            (additional surname: Conneely Pat)

The head of the family in house 31 was Michael (73) and he was married to Barbara (65) and had been for 32 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. Three of those children lived with them at that time and they were Thomas (23), Patk (sic) (18) and Annie (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Thomas spoke only Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. Only Annie could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Thomas and Patk (sic) were farmer’s sons and Annie was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3d class dwelling and they had a cow house. Michael Conneely was the landholder.

Conneely

Coleman (38) was the head of this family and his wife was Catherine (40) and they had been married for 11 years and they had had 5 children of which 3 had survived. They shared the house with those 3 children and they were Mary (7), Bridget (5) and Barbara (2). Bridget and Barbara spoke only Irish and the others all spoke both Irish and English. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Coleman and Mary could read only, Catherine could read and write and Bridget and Barbara could not read. Coleman was listed as being a farmer and Mary was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Coleman Conneely was the landholder.

O’Brien

The sole occupant of house 33 was Bartley (38) and he was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. He spoke only Irish and could not read. His occupation was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and he was also the landholder.

Cloherty

John (37) was the head of this family and he had been married to Winnie (28) for only the 1 year and they had 1 child but the census does not say if that child had survived and there is no record of it being in the house at that time. Also in the house was John’s mother, Honor (72), a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. John could read only, Winnie could not read and Honor could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. John Cloherty was the landholder.

Lee

The widow Barbara (75) was the head of this family in house 35 and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Bridget (49), Mark (47), Patrick (45), Penelope (32) and Anne (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara and Bridget spoke only Irish and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Barbara was listed as being a farmer and Mark and Patrick were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Barbara Lee was the landholder.

Lee

House 36 was home to another Lee family and the head of this family was Morgan (53) and had been married to Maggie (490) for 11 years and in that time they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. All of those children lived with them and they were Mark (10), Mary (8), Patrick (6), Bridget (4), Maggie (3) and Barbara (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Morgan, Mark and Mary spoke both Irish and English while the others only spoke Irish. Only Morgan, Mark and Mary could read and write. Morgan was listed as being a farmer and Mark, Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Morgan Lee was the landholder.

McDonagh

The McDonagh family lived in house 37 and the head of this family was Thomas (45), who was married to Catherine (31) and they had been married for 4 years and they were listed as having 3 children although 4 are listed, Patk (sic) (6)i, John (5), Michael (2) and Coleman (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except the 2 youngest children. Only Thomas and Catherine could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Patk (sic) was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Thomas McDonagh was the landholder.

Mulkerrin                           (additional surname: Conneely)

The widow Mary (65) was the head of this family in house 38 and she shared it with 8 of her children, John (28), Patrick (26), Michael (22), Joseph (18), Annie (18), Peter (15), Thady (15) and Matthew (10) and also her sister Bridget Conneely (69). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Bridget only spoke Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. Mary, John and Bridget could not read but the others could all read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, John, Patrick, Michael and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Peter, Thady and Matthew were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Mary Mulkerrin was the landholder.

Mulkerrin

The head of this Mulkerrin family was Thady (73) and he had been married to Maggie (75) for 50 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 23 of those had survived. They shared the house with their daughter Bridget (40). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thady spoke Irish and English and the other 2 spoke only Irish. Only Thady could read and write. Thady was listed as being a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thady Mulkerrin was the landholder.

Greene                                (additional surname: Greene Tom)

The head of this Greene family in house 40 was Patrick Greene Tom (51) and he had been married to Honor (42) for 19 years and they had had 8 children of which 7 had survived. Those 7 children lived with them and they were Thomas (18), John (16), Mary (14), Bridget (10), Patrick (8), Sarah (5) and Catherine (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. Patrick (51), Honor, Sarah and Catherine could not read but the other s could all read and write. Patrick (51) was a farmer and weaver, Thomas and John were listed as farmer’s sons and Bridget, Patrick (8) and Sarah were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Patrick Greene Tom was the landholder.

Barrett

The head of this Barrett family was John (75), a widower and he shared the house with his son Colman (34), his daughter-in-law, Annie (26) and his Grandson, John (12). John (12) was born in Boston USA and the others were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. John (75) spoke only Irish and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Only Colman and John (12) could read and write. John (75) and Colman were listed as being farmers and John (12) was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house. John Barrett was the landholder.

Fitzpatrick

House 42 was home to the Fitzpatrick family and the head of this family was Joe (31) and he had been married to Bridget (38) for 3 years but they had no children. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joe spoke only Irish and Bridget could speak both Irish and English, but neither of them could read or write. Joe was listed as being a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Joe Fitzpatrick was the landholder.

Casey

The head of the family in house 43 was Michael (86) and he had been married to Mary (69) for 50 years and in that marriage they had had 8 children but only 2 had survived. They shared the house with their son Joseph (39) who had been married to Bridget (36) for 2 years and they had had 1 child but that child is not listed in this house at the time of the census of 1911. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Mary spoke only Irish and Joseph and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and only they could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house that they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Michael Casey was the landholder.

McCormick                        (additional surname: Barrett)

The head of the McCormick household in house 44 was Dudley (45) and he shared the house with his sister, Barbara (40) and his nephew, Thos Barrett (24). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke only Irish and none of the family could read. Dudley was a farmer and Thos was a farm labourer. They all shared a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and Dudley McCormick was the landholder.

Casey

The widow Brigid (68) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Brigid (23) and her son, John (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Brigid (68) spoke only Irish and Brigid (23) and John spoke both Irish and English. Only Brigid (23) and John could read and write. Brigid (68) was listed as being a farmer, Brigid (23) was a farmer’s daughter while John was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Casey was listed as being the landholder.

Casey

House 46 was home to another Casey family and the head of this one was Joseph (69) and he was married to his wife, Sarah (60) and had been for 40 years and in that marriage they had had 10 children but only 4 had survived. They shared the house with those 4 children and they were Michael (23), Joseph (18), Babe (17) and Mattias (sic) (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph (69), Sarah and Michael all spoke only Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. Only Joseph (18), Babe and Mattias (sic) could read and write. Joseph (69) was listed as a farmer, Michael and Joseph (18) were farmer’s sons and Mattias (sic) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Joseph Casey was the landholder.

McCormack

The head of this family was Patrick (72) and he was married to Mary (70) and they had been married for 33 years and had had 5 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with their son Joseph (31). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke only Irish and none of the family could read or write. Patrick was a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. Patrick McCormick was listed as being the landholder.

Cloherty

Thomas (76) was the head of the family in house 48 and he was married to Mary (73) and they had been married for 54 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 6 of those children had survived. They shared the house with their son Peter (50) who had been married to Bridget (30) for 8 years and they had 4 children. Also in the house were Thomas’ grandson Tom (7), Daughter, Maggie (5), John (3) and Peter (3mths)ii. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (30) spoke both Irish and English and the others, with the exception of baby Peter, spoke only Irish. Only Bridget and Tom could read and write. Thomas and Peter (50) were farmers and Tom was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Thomas Cloherty was the landholder.

Cloherty

The head of this Cloherty family was John (47) and he had been married to Maggie (43) for 7 years and they had had 2 children, both of whom had survived. They shared the house with those children and they were John (6) and Bridget (5). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John spoke both Irish and English and the others all spoke only Irish. Only John (47) could read and write. John (47) was a farmer and John (6) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a cow house and piggery. John Cloherty was the landholder.

Cloherty

Michael (50) was the head of the family in house 50 and he was single and shared the house with his 2 sisters, Bridget (48) and Maggie (38).All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all of them could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a cow house. Michael Cloherty was the landholder.

McGlew                             (additional surname: Rooney)

House 51 was the home of the McGlew family and the head of this family was Patrick Jos. (42) and he was married to Mary (48) and had been for 18 years and in that time they had had 2 children but the census doesn’t state if those children survived. Also living in the house was Alicia Rooney (28), listed as being a relative sister in law. All were born in Monaghan and were Roman Catholic. Patrick Jos. Spoke both Irish and English and the other 2 spoke only English but all 3 could read and write. Patrick Jos. Was listed as a national school teacher and Mary was listed as a teacher. The house they all lived in was a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and a shed. There was no one listed as the landholder.

Geary                                   (additional surname: Barrett)

The head of this household was John (76) and he was married but there was no wife listed in this census. John shared the house with his daughter Mary Barrett (45) and his son-in-law, Thomas Barrett (35). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All 3 only spoke Irish and could not read. Both John and Thomas were listed as being farmers. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Geary was the landholder.

Geary

The head of this Geary family was Colman (54) and he was married to Barbara (33) and had been for 11 years and they had had 6 children and all had survived. Five of those children lived with them at that time and they were Brigid (8), Anne (7), Joseph (4), Patrick (2) and Thomas (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke only Irish and none of the family could read or write. Colman was a farmer and Brigid and Anne were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Colman Geary was the landholder.

Cloherty                             (additional surname: Cooke)

The head of the family in house 54 was Mark (73), a widower and he shared the house with son, Peter (37) and his daughter-in-law, Saria, who had been married to Peter for 1 year. Also in the house was his Grandson, Joseph Cooke (14). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Mark was a farmer, Peter was a carpenter and Joseph was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house, piggery and workshop. Mark Cloherty was the landholder.

Ridge                                    (additional surname: Barrett)

Maggie (42) was the head of the family and she shared the house with 2 relatives, Nora Barrett (13) and Brigid Barrett (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Maggie only spoke Irish but the other 2 both spoke both Irish and English. Only Nora and Brigid could read and write. Maggie was listed as being a farmer and Nora was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Maggie Ridge was the landholder.

Conneely

The head of the family in house 56 was John (80) and he had been married to Catherine (80) for 56 years and during that marriage they had had 10 children of which 8 had survived. They lived with 2 of those children and they were Fanny (42) and John (32). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except John (80) who only spoke Irish. Only John (32) could read and write. John (80) was recorded as being a retired farmer and John (32) was a farmer. The house they all lived in at that time was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Conneely was the landholder.

Cloherty                               (additional surnames: Mulkerrin and Keany)

House 57 was the home of the Cloherty family and the head of this family was the Joseph (62) and he shared the house with his sister, the widow Bab (58), his nephew, Joseph Mulkerrin (30), his niece, Bridget Mulkerrin (25), both Joseph and Bridget were listed as being married but no further information was given, and his nephew, Coleman Keany (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of Bab, who only spoke Irish. Bab could not read but all the other members of the family could read and write. Joseph (62) was a farmer, Bab was a knitter, Joseph (30) was a farm servant and Coleman was a scholar. 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Joseph Cloherty was the landholder.

Casey

House 58 was home to brother and sister John (60) and Mary (57) and they both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke only Irish but could not read. John was recorded as being a farmer. The house they both shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Casey was the landholder.

Greene                                (additional surname: Greene Michael)

The widow Mary Greene Michael (73) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Peter (42), Tom (40), Anne (38) and Martin (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Martin, who only spoke Irish. Only Anne could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Peter, Tom and Martin were farmer’s sons and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Mary Greene Michael was listed as being the landholder.

Greene                                 (additional surname: Greene Tom)

The head of this family was John Greene Tom (60) and he had been married to Maggie (50) for 21 years and they had had 8 children of which 7 had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were Tom (19), Peter (17), Catherine (15), Brigid (12), Sara (10) and John (7). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (60), Tom and John (7) spoke only Irish and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Only Peter, Catherine, Brigid and Sara could read and write. John (60) was recorded as being a farmer, Tom and Peter were listed as farmer’s sons, Catherine was a farmer’s daughter and Brigid, Sara and John (7) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Greene Tom was the landholder.

Connolly

House 61 was home to the Connolly family and the head of this family was John (80) and he was married to Barbara (75) and had been for 45 years and during that marriage they had had 12 children but only 3 had survived. Living with them in the house at that time were their son Patrick (30) and their granddaughter Katie (11). All were born in Co. Galway except Katie, who was born in Boston USA, and they were all Roman Catholic. John Spoke only Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. Only Katie could read and write. John was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Katie was a scholar. The house they all shared was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Conneely Dan was listed as the landholder.

Conneely

John (50) was the head of this family and he had been married to Catherine (40) for 11 years and during that marriage they had had 4 children but only 2 of those had survived. Those 2 children lived with them and they were Bridget (10) and Barbara (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Bridget could read and write. John was a farmer and Bridget was a scholar. The house that they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3d class house and John Conneely Dan was listed as the landholder.

Connolly                             (additional surname: Geary)

House 63 was home to the Connolly family and the head of the family was Tom Thomas (71) and he had been married to Brigid (69) for 40 years and in that time they had had 10 children of which 9 had survived. Six of those children lived with them and they were Brigid (33), Michael (31), John (29), Colman (27), Kate (21) and Annie (19), and also a relative, Mary Geary (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Kate and Annie all spoke both Irish and English and the others only spoke Irish. Only Kate and Annie could read and write. Tom Thomas was a farmer, Brigid (33), Kate and Annie were farmer’s daughters, Michael, John and Colman were farmer’s sons and Mary was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Thomas Conneely was listed as the landholder.

Geary

The head of the Geary family in house 64 was Mark (42) and he lived with his brother, John (38) and his sister, Barbara (40). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Barbara, who only spoke Irish. Barbara could not read, Mark could read only and John could read and write. Mark was a farmer and John was a farm labourer. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house and a piggery. Mark Geary was the landholder.

Geary

The head of this Geary family was John (55) and he had been married to Barbara (40) for 16 years but they had no children listed in this census. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both of them spoke only Irish and neither of them could read. John was a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3d class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. John Geary Snr was listed as the landholder.

King

The widower John (80) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his son John (36). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (80) spoke only Irish and John (36) spoke both Irish and English. Neither of them could read or write. John (80) was a farmer and John (36) was a farmer’s son. The shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John King was the land holder.

Conneely

The Conneely family lived in house 67 and the head of the family was Colman (76) and he had been married to Brigid (70) for 42 years and during that marriage they had had 6 children and all had survived. Three of their children lived with them and they were Honor (40), Patrick (35) and Michael (29). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Colman, Brigid and Honor spoke only Iris and the other s spoke both Irish and English. Only Patrick and Michael could read and write. Colman was a farmer and Patrick and Michael were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Colman Conneely was the landholder.

Cloherty

The head of the Cloherty family in house 68 was Val (60) and he had been married to Mary (48) for 5 years and during that time they had had 2 children and both had survived. Those children lived with them and were Patrick (3) and Mary (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Mary. None of the family could read or write. Val was listed as being a farmer. They house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Val Cloherty was the landholder.

Cloherty

Dudley (40) was the head of this family and he lived with his sister Bridget (50). Both were single. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and both could read and write. Dudley was listed as being a farmer. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Dudley Cloherty was the landholder.

Barrett

Tom Thomas (73) was the head of the family in house 70 and he had been married to Mary (60) for 35 years and in that time they had had 8 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children and they were Coleman (30), Babe (25) and Maggie (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Maggie spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only Irish. Only Maggie could read and write. Tom Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Coleman was a farmer’s son and Babe and Maggie were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Thomas Barrett was the landholder.

Mongan

House 71 was home to the Mongan family and the head of this family was John (35), who was single, and he shared the house with his sister, Maggie (26) and brother, Joseph (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only John and Maggie could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Maggie was a farmer’s sister and Joseph was a farmer’s brother. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. John Mongan was the landholder.

Conneely

The head of the household in house 72 was Patrick (74) and he had been married to Mary (69) for 43 years and in that marriage they had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. Also in the house were 2 of their children, Michael (40) and Maggie (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Maggie (69) spoke only Irish and the children spoke Irish and English. Only Michael and Maggie (30) could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. Patrick Conneely was the landholder.

Conneelly                            (additional surname: Conneely)

The head of the last family in Mweenish Island was John (47) and he had been married to Bridget Conneely (42) for 20 years and in that time they had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with those children and they were Joseph (10), Patrick (8), Martin (6), Peter (4), Michael (3), Mary (2) and Bridget (1mth). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, except baby Bridget. Only John, Bridget (42), Joseph and Patrick could read and write. John was listed as a farmer and Joseph, Patrick, Martin, Peter and Michael were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Conneely Mat was listed as the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Mweenish Island

Overview of Mweenish Island in 1901

According to the census of 1901 there were a total of 75 houses in the townland of Mweenish Island. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings and were occupied. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with thatch, wood or other perishable material. All the houses were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 1, 3, 5, 6, 9-11, 13-16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26-30, 32-29, 41-44, 46-54, 56, 59, 60, 62, 63, 66, 67, 69, 70, 72 and 74 had 1 room and 1 window in the front. Houses 2, 4, 7, 12, 17, 31, 55, 57, 58, 61, 64, 65, 68, 71, 73 and 75 had 1 room and 2 windows, house 8 had 1 room and 3 windows, house 19 had 2 rooms and no windows and houses 22, 25, 40 and 45 had had 2 rooms and 1 window. According to the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) there were a total of 60 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 31 cow houses, 19 piggeries and 10 barns. The enumerators abstract return (form N) shows there were a total of 372 people living in the townland at that time consisting of 202 male and 170 female and a total of 65 families. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Gaffney.

Connelly                             (additional surname: Clogherty)

The head of the family in house 1 was Michael (60) and he was married to Barbra (sic) (59) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were Anthony (22), Mary (15), John (14), Barbra (sic) (12), Pat (5) and Anne Clogherty (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English with the exception of Pat and Anne who could only speak English. Under the literacy heading, Michael, Barbra (59) and Anthony were listed as cannot read and the other children were all listed as scholars. Michael was a farmer, Anthony, John and Pat were listed as sons and Mary, Barbra (12) and Anne were listed as daughters. The house they all shared was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Michael Connelly was the landholder.

McCormack

The head of this family was Dudley (50) and he shared the house with his wife Mary (45) and 6 of their children, Mary (20), Colman (18), Anne (15), Pat (8), Saragh (6) and John (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Dudley, Mary (45), Mary (20) and Colman spoke both Irish and English, Anne and Pat spoke only Irish and Saragh and John spoke only English. Pat and Saragh were listed as scholars under the literacy heading and the other s could not read. Dudley was a farmer under the occupation heading and Mary (20) Anne and Saragh were listed as daughters while Colman, Pat and John were sons. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Dudley McCormack was the landholder.

Nee

The head of the Nee family in house 3 was Patrick (65) and he shared the house with his wife, Bridget (62) and 2 of their children, Luke (25) and Bridget (22). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Bridget (62) spoke only Irish and Luke and Bridget (22) spoke both Irish and English. Only Bridget and Luke could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer, Luke was a farmer’s son and Bridget (22) was a farmer’s daughter. They all shared a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Nee was the landholder.

Connelly

The head of this Connelly family in house 4 was Michael (50) and he shared the house with his wife Borbra (sic) (46) and 5 of their children, Thomas (21), Michael (18), Magret (sic) (16), Mary (6) and Colman (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English with the exception of young Colman. None of the family could read or write. Michael was listed as being a farmer under the occupation heading, Thomas, Michael (18) and Colman were listed as sons and Magret (sic0 and Mary were listed as daughters. They all loved in a single roomed, 3rd class house with a piggery. Michael Connelly was the landholder.

Geary

House 5 was home to the Geary family and the head of this family was listed as being Colman (60) and he shared the house with his wife, Cathern (sic) (60) and 6 of their children, Pat (32), Mary (28), Dudley (14), Babe (4), Mary (2)iii and Joseph (4mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Babe and Mary spoke only Irish and the others all spoke both Irish and English with the exception of baby Joseph. None of the family could read or write. Colman was listed as a farmer under the occupation heading, Pat, Dudley and Joseph were sons while Mary, Babe and Mary were listed as daughters. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Colman Geary was the landholder.

O Brien                                (additional surname: Conneely)

The head of the family in house 6 was James (32) and he shared the house with his wife, Anne (30), 4 of their children, Michael (7), John (5), Patrick (3) and Bridget (2) and a servant, Mary Conneely (70). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke only Irish and none of them could read or write. James was a farmer, Michael, John and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Mary was a general servant. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a barn. James O Brien was the landholder.

Greene

House 7 was home to the Greene family and the head of this family was Martin (44) and he was married to Maggie (32) and they shared the house with their 7 children, Tom (10), Patt (8), Joe (6), Bridget (12), Ellie (9), Mary (4), Kate (1) and a nephew, Joe (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Maggie, Tom and Joe all spoke both Irish and English and the others, with the exception of baby Kate, all only spoke Irish. Maggie, Mary and Kate could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. Martin was a tennant farmer, Joe was a Labourer and the children, apart from baby Kate, were all scholars. They all shared a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Greene was the landholder.

McDonough                       (additional surname: Joyce)

The head of the McDonough family in house 8 was John (74), a widower, and he shared the house with 2 of his children, Thomas (32) and Sarah (20) and a Niece Mary Joyce (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Thomas, Sarah and Mary could read and write. John was a farmer, Sarah was a farmer’s daughter and Mary was listed as a niece. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was listed as being John McDonagh.

Cloherty

House 9 was home to the Cloherty family and the head of this family was the widower Peter (76) and he shared the house with 3 of his children, Michael (36), Bridget (34) and Nora (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English with the exception of Peter, who only spoke Irish. Peter could not read but the others could all read and write. Peter was a farmer and Bridget and Nora were farmer’s daughters. The house they all loved in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery. Peter Cloherty was the landholder.

Conneely

The head of the household in house 10 was Patrick (60) and he lived with his wife, Mary (50) and 6 of their children, Bridget (28), John (22), Joe (22), Maggie (18), Peter (16) and Patrick (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Patrick (60) and Mary could not read but the others were all listed as being able to read and write. Patrick (60) was a farmer, Bridget and Maggie were farmer’s daughters, John, Joe and Peter were farmer’s sons and Patrick (1) was listed as being a scholar. The house they all shared was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Conneely was the landholder.

Barrett

The head of this Barrett family was Thomas (52) and he shared the house he lived in with his wife, Mary (44) and 6 of his children, Colman (22), Barbra (sic) (18), Anne (16), Bridget (13), Honor (18) and Maggie (7). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Thomas, Mary, Colman and Barbra (sic) were listed as not being able to read and the others were all listed as being scholars under the literacy heading. Thomas was a farmer, Colman was listed as being a carpenter by trade, Barbra (sic) was listed as being a domestic servant and the other children were listed as being daughters. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery. Thos. Barrett was listed as the landholder.

Lyden

The head of the Lyden family in house 12 was the widow Barbara (50) and she shared the house with 3 of her sons, John (22), William (20) and Valentine (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara spoke only Irish, John and William spoke both Irish and English and ther was nothing recorded for Valentine and Valentine was listed as an idiot. Only John and William could read and write. Barbara was an agricultural labourer and William and Valentine were listed as sons. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Barbara Lyden was the landholder.

McCormick                       (additional surname: Barrett)

Dudley (30) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his sister, Barbara (27) and his nephew, Tom Barrett (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Dudley and Barbara spoke only Irish while Tom spoke both Irish and English. Only Tom could read and write. Dudley was a farmer and Tom was listed as a nephew. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a barn. Dudley McCormick was the landholder.

Keaney

The head of the household in house 14 was Martin (40) and he shared the house with his wife, Mary (36). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English. Only Martin could read and write. Martin’s occupation was a heard. They shared a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Martin Keaney was the landholder.

Cloherty                              (additional surname: Casey)

The widow Bridget (75) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, John (30), her Son-in-law, Martin Casey (42), her daughter, Mary Casey (36), a son (sic), Colman Casey (3), and 2 daughters (sic), Mary Casey (7) and Maggie Casey (1)iv. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except Bridget and Maggie, who only spoke Irish. Mary (7) could read only, John and Martin could read and write and the others could not read. Bridget was listed as a farmer’s wife, Martin was listed as a boat builder, Mary (36) was listed as a boat builder’s wife and Colman, Mary (7) and Maggie were scholars. They all shared a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a barn. Bridget Cloherty was the landholder.

Ridge

Coleman (32) was the head of this family in house 16 and he was married to Barbara (30) and they shared the house with 4 of their children and they were James (8), Kerrins (sic)(6), Mary (4) and John (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Coleman, James and Kerrins (sic) spoke both Irish and English while the others only spoke Irish. Coleman, James and Kerrins (sic) could read and write but the others could not read. Coleman was listed as being a farmer, James and Kerrins (sic) were scholars, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and John was a farmer’s son. They all loved in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Coleman Ridge was the landholder.

Greene

The head of the family in house 17 was James (27) and also in the house at that time was his brother, Valentine (23) and his sister, Sara (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English and all of them could read and write. James was listed as being a farmer and Sara was a farmer’s sister. They all shared a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and James Greene was the landholder.

Greene

The head of this Greene family was Peter (50) and he was married to Bridget (36) and they shared their house with 7 of their children and they were Thomas (12), Sarah (10), John (8), Michael (6), Mary (4), Bridget (2) and Patrick (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except baby Patrick. Bridget (36), Mary, Bridget (2) and Patrick could not read but the others could all read and write. Peter was a wool weaver, Thomas John, Michael and Patrick were all listed as sons under the occupation heading and the girls were all listed as being daughters. The house they all shared was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Greene was the landholder.

Greene

This Greene family had as its head William (43) and he was married to Maggie (37) and they shared the house that they lived in with 8 of their children, Darby (16), Mary (14), Joe (11), Bridget (9), Catherine (7), Patrick (4), William (1), Maggie (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except the baby twins William and Maggie. Maggie (37) could read only, the Patrick, William (1) and Maggie (1) could not read and the others could all read and write. William (43) was a farmer, Darby was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Joe, Bridget, Catherine and Patrick were scholars and William (1) and Maggie (1) were infants. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and William Greene was the landholder.

Lyden                                    (additional surnames: Geary and Connelly)

Coleman (30) was the head of this family in house 20 and he was married to Mary (30) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Pat (7), John (5) and Noragh (3), a visitor in the house at that time, Michael Geary (70), a widower and a lodger, Mary Connelly (80) a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Noragh only spoke English and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Pat, John and Noragh were listed as scholars under the literacy heading and none of the others could read. Coleman was recorded as being a farmer, Pat and John were listed as sons and Noragh was a daughter, They all were in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling at that time and Coleman Lyden was the landholder.

O Brien

John (7) was head of this family and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared their house at that time with their son Val (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English but John and Mary could not read while Val could read and write. John was a farmer and Val was listed as being a son. The house they lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and John O Brien was the landholder.

Greene

There were 9 members of the Greene family in house 22 and the head of the family was Michael (50) and he was married to Noragh (44) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Joe (20), Maggie (18), Pat (16), Michael (14), John (8), Peter (9) and James (5). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except Peter and James, who only spoke English. Michael (50) and Noragh could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. Michael (50) was a farmer, Maggie was listed as a daughter and the boys were all listed as sons under the occupation heading. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Greene was the landholder.

Madden

John (65) was the head of this family in house 23 and he shared the house with his wife, Mary (54) and their children Annie (23), Ellie (12), Patrick (18) and Festus (16). All were born in Co. Galway but there was no religion listed for any of them. All the family spoke both Irish and English. John could read only, Mary and Annie could not read and the others could all read and write. John was a farmer, Annie was listed as having no trade, Ellie was a scholar and Patrick and Festus were labourers. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Madden was the landholder.

Madden

The head of this Madden family was Patrick (60) and he shared the house with his wife, Mary (50) and their children, Sarah (22), Val (20), Joe (18) and Annie (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Patrick was a farmer, Sarah and Annie were scholars and Val and Joe were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Madden was the landholder.

Coyne

The Coyne family in house 25 had the widow Mary (50) as the head of the family and she shared the house with 6 of her children, John (23), Martin (20), James (17), Sara (12), Maggie (9) and Kate (6). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Mary, John and Martin could not read but the others could all read and write. Mary was recorded as being a farmer, Martin and James were farmer’s sons and Sara, Maggie and Kate were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Coyne was the landholder.

Greene

The Greene family in house 26 had Pat (60) as the head of the family and he was married to Anne (52) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Joseph (25), John (23), Patrick (16) and Maggie (17). All were born in Co. Galway although there was religion recorded. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Pat and Anne could not read but the children could all read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer and the sons were all labourers and Maggie was listed as a daughter. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Greene was the landholder.

Coyne

The head of the family in this Coyne family was John (60) and he was married to Barbara (50) and they lived with 8 of their children, Thomas (22), Patk (sic) (20), Mary (18), Martin (16), John (14), Bridget (12), Dudely (sic)(10) and Michael (5). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (60), Barbara, Thomas, Mary and Michael spoke only Irish while the others spoke both Irish and English. John (60), Barbara, Thomas and Michael could not read but the others could all read and write. John (60) was a farmer, Thomas, Patrick and Michael were listed as F sons, Mary was listed as a F daughter, Martin, John (14) and Dudely (sic) were listed as F sons scholars and Bridget was listed as being a F daughter scholar. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and John Coyne was the landholder.

Barrett

The head of this Barrett family was Pat (40) and he was married to Julia (36) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Tom (10), Pat (8) and Joe (6). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except Joe, who only spoke English. Pat and Julia could not read but the children could all read and write. Pat was recorded as being a farmer, Julia was recorded as being a wife and the children were all listed as being sons under the occupation heading. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class house and Pat Barrett was the landholder.

Casey

The head of this Casey family was the widow Mary (60) and she lived with 4 of her children, John (36), Patt (30), Mary (28) and Joe (26). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except Mary (60), who only spoke Irish. Mary (60) could not read, Mary (28) could read only and the boys could all read and write. Mary (60) was a farmer, John, Patt and Joe were boat builders and Mary (28) was a seamstress. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Casey was the landholder.

Cloherty

Thomas (70) was the head of that family and he was married to Mary (64) and the lived with 2 of their children, Peter (30) and Ellen (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Thomas could read only, Mary could not read and Peter and Ellen could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Peter was a farmer’s son and Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. They all loved in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Cloherty was the landholder.

Greene

The head of the Greene family in house 31 was the widow Mary (60) and she lived with 4 of her children at that time and they were Peter (34), Thomas (32), Anne (30) and Martin (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Only Anne and Martin could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Peter, Thomas and Martin were farmer’s sons and Anne was listed as a farmer’s daughter. They all shared a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Greene was the landholder.

McGlew                              (additional surname: Rooney)

The head of this family was Patrick (32) and he was married to Mary (35) and they shared the house with Patrick’s sister-in-law, Alicia Rooney (19). All were born in Co. Monaghan and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Patrick and Mary were national school teachers and Alicia was listed as just a sister-in-law. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Pat McGlew was the landholder.

Mulkerrin

Thady (62) was the head of this family and he was married to Maggie (61) and they shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Mary (30) and Bridget (27). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Only Thady could read and write. Thady was recorded as being a farmer, Maggie was a farmer’s wife and the daughters were both listed as farmer’s daughters. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Thady Mulkerrin was the landholder.

Conneely

House 34 was home to the Conneely family and the head of this family was the widower Anthony (64) and he lived with his children, John (30), Kate (28) and Babe (21). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except Babe, who only spoke Irish. None of the family could read. Anthony was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and the girls were farmer’s daughters. The house they all loved in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Anthony Conneely was the landholder.

Geary

House 35 was home to the Geary family and the head of this family was the widow Catherine (60) and she shared the house with her son Colman (40) and Babe (25), listed as a wife. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke only Irish and none of them could read. Catherine was listed as being a farmer and Babe was a farmer’s wife. The house they all shared was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was listed as Catherine Green.

Garey (sic)

John (65) was head of this family and he was married to Sarah (63) and they shared the house with their daughter Mary (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Sarah spoke only Irish while Mary could speak both Irish and English. None of the family could read. John was a farmer and Mary was a listed as a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. The landholder was listed as being John Geary.

Casey

The head of this Casey family in house 37 was Michael (55) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived with 6 of their children and they were Coleman (28), Patt (21), Sarah (19), Bridget (14), Joe (12) and John (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Except Michael and Bridget (40) who only spoke Irish. Michael and Bridget (40) could not read but the children could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Coleman and Patt were listed as assistants at farm Sarah was a seamstress and Bridget, Joe and John were scholars. The house they lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Michael Casey was the landholder.

Mongan

The head of the Mongan household in house 38 was the widower Patrick (70) and he shared the house with 5 of his children, John (25), Michael (23), Margrette (sic) (19), Patrick (16) and Joseph (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Michael could not read, Patrick (70) could read only and the others could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Michael was a farm labourer, Margrette (sic) was a domestic servant and Patrick (16) and Joseph were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Mongan was the landholder.

Conneely                             (additional surname: McGrath)

The head of the family in house 39 was John (80) and he was married to Kate (63) and they shared the house with their daughter, Catherine (24), their son, John (22) and their grandchild, Mary McGrath (17). All were born in Co. Galway except Mary, who was born in Boston USA, and all were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. John (80) and Kate could not read but the others could all read and write. John (80) was a farmer, Catherine was a farmer’s daughter, John (22) was a farmer’s son and Mary was a farmer’s grandchild. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Conneely was the landholder.

McDonagh

The head of this family was Patrick (80) and he was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Martin (25), Patrick (23) and Honor (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (80) and Bridget could not read but the children could all read and write. Patrick (80) was a farmer, Martin and Patrick (23) were farmer’s sons and Honor was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in at that time was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Patrick McDonagh was the landholder.

Geary

The head of the family in house 41 was John (36) and he was married to Babe (25). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak only Irish and neither of them could read. John was a farmer. The house they shared was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. John Geary was the landholder.

Cloherty                              (additional surname: Keeley)

House 42 was home to the Cloherty family and the head of this family was Valentine (40). He shared the house with his sisters Bridget (34) and Babe (30), his brother Dudly (sic) (28) and 2 nieces, Annie Keeley (12) and Nora (10). All were born in Co. Galway apart from Nora, who was born in Galway City, and all were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Valentine could not read but the others could all read and write. Valentine was a shoe maker, Babe was a farmer’s sister, Dudly (sic) was a farmer, Annie was a farmer’s niece and Nora was a scholar. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Valentine Cloherty was the landholder.

Conneely

The head of the Conneely family in house 43 was Coleman (65) and he was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Honour (29), Pat (26), Michael (21) and Fanny (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Coleman and Honour could only speak Irish but the others could all speak both Irish and English. Only Pat, Michael and Fanny could read and write. Coleman was a farmer, Honour and Fanny were farmer’s daughters and Michael and Pat were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Coleman Conneely was the landholder.

King

The head of this King family was the widower John (70) and he lived with his daughter, Honor (25) and his son, John (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English and none of the family could read. John (70) was a farmer and John (20) was a farmer’s son. They lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house with a piggery. John King was the landholder.

Cloherty

James (70) was the head of this Cloherty family and he was married to Honorah (61) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Thomas (29) and John (25). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English and all 4 could read and write. James was a farmer and Thomas and John were farmer’s sons. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and James Cloherty was the landholder.

Fitzpatrick

The widow Mary (60) was listed as the head of this family and she lived with her 2 sons, Coleman (22) and Joseph (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. None if the family could read. Mary was a farmer and Joseph was listed as a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Fitzpatrick was the landholder.

Connelly

John (72) was the head of the family in house 47 and he was married to Barbra (sic) (62) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, John (36), Kate (30), Bridget (3) and Pat (25). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John Spoke only Irish, Young Bridget spoke only English and the others spoke both Irish and English. Bridget Could read only, Pat could not read and the rest could all read and write. John (72) was a farmer, Barbra was a wife, John (36) and Pat were sons and Kate and Bridget were daughters under the occupation heading. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Connelly was the landholder.

Ridge                                 (additional surname: Barrett)

The widow Mary (82) was the head of the family in house 48 and she shared the house with her daughter, Maggie (28) and her nephew, Thomas Barrett (24). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. None of the family could read. Mary was a wool spinner and Thomas was just listed as being a nephew. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Ridge was the landholder.

Connelly

John (32) was the head of this Connelly family and he was married to Bridget (30) and they lived with their son Joseph (3mths), John’s brothers, Peter (18) and Joseph (16) and John’s sister, Bridget (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (12) spoke only English and the others, with the exception of baby Joseph, all spoke both Irish and English. All, with the exception of baby Joseph, could read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget was listed as a wife, Joseph (3mths) was listed as a son, Peter and Joseph (16) were listed as being brothers and Bridget (12) was listed as a sister under the occupation heading. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Connelly was the landholder.

Lee

The Lee household, had as its head, Michael (70) and he was married to Barbara (60) and they lived with 5 of their children, Mark (34), Bridget (32), Patt (30), Anne (18) and Pen (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Barbara and Bridget spoke only Irish and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Michael, Barbara and Bridget could not read but the others could all read and write. Michael was a farmer and all the children were listed as being labourers. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Lee was the landholder.

Conneely

The Conneely family lived in house 51 and the head of the family was Thomas (60) and he was married to Bridget (49). They lived with 7 of their children and they were Tom (27), Bridget (23), Michael (21), John (17), Colman (15), Kate (10) and Annie (8). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Bridget (49), Tom and Bridget (23) all only spoke Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. Thomas, Bridget (49), Tom and Bridget (23) could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Tom was a weaver, Bridget (23) was a farmer’s daughter, Michael, John and Colman were farmer’s sons and Kate and Annie were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class house and Thomas Conneely was the landholder.

Clogherty

House 52 was home to the Clogherty family and the head if this family was the widower Mark (60) and he shared the house with his son, Peter (26), his daughters, Barbra (sic) (22) and Bridget (17) and a domestic servant, Margret (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Only Mark, Peter and Margret could read and write. Mark was a boat builder, Barbra and Bridget were wool weavers and Margret was a domestic servant. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mark Clogherty was the landholder.

Clogherty

The head of this Clogherty family was Michael (32) and he was married to Margret (39) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Pat (7), Martin (6), Mary (4) and Magryv (?) (2), and also Michael’s mother, Winney (60), a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Mary and Magry (?) spoke only English and the other members of the family spoke both Irish and English. Margret could not read, Mary and Magry (?) could read only and the others could all read and write. Under the occupation heading Michael was listed as a farmer, Margret was a wife, Pat and Martin were sons, Mary and Magry (?) were daughters and Winney was a mother. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Clogherty was the landholder.

Casey

The head of the Casey family in house54 was Michael (74) and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Joseph (28), John (18) and Kate (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except Michael, who only spoke Irish. Only the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Joseph and John were farmer’s sons and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class house and Michael Casey was the landholder.

Connelly                              (additional surname: Connelly Graggery)

The head of this family was Pat Connelly Graggery (56) and he shared the house with his sister, Bridget (45) and his mother, Barbra (80), who was a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and Barbra spoke only English. None of the family could read. Pat was a farmer and Barbra was listed as a mother. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and Pat Connelly was listed as the landholder.

Mulkerrin

There were 12 members of the Mulkerrin family in house 56 and the head of the family was Matthias (60) and he was married to Mary (40) and they lived with their 10 children, John (19), Patrick (17), Maggie (13), Michael (11), Joseph (9), Annie (9), Thidy (sic) (6), Peter (6), Ellen (4) and Matthias (4mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Maggie, Joseph and Annie spoke both Irish and English and the others, except baby Matthias, spoke only Irish. Matthias (60) could read only, Maggie, Joseph and Annie could read and write and the others could not read. Matthias (60) was a farmer, John, Patrick and Michael were farmer’s sons, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter and Joseph, Annie, Thidy (sic), Peter and Ellen were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Matthias Mulkerrin was the landholder.

Green

The head of this family was John (50) and he was married to Noragh (40) and they lived with 7 of their children, Mary (20), Delia (14), Pat (12), John (10), Noragh (9), Kate (8) and Maggie (5). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Noragh (40) could not read, Maggie was listed as a scholar under the literacy heading and the others could all read and write. Under the occupation heading, John (50) was listed as a farmer, Noragh (40) was a wife, Mary, Delia, Noragh (9), Kate and Maggie were daughters and Pat and John (10) were sons. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class house and John Green was the landholder.

Connelly

The head of this Connelly family in house 58 was Michael (70) and he was married to Noragh (60) and they lived with 3 of their children, Martin (35), Bridget (30) and Pat (21). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Only the children could read and write. Michael was listed as a farmer and Martin and Pat were listed as sons and Bridget was listed as a daughter. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Connelly was the landholder.

Ward                                    (additional surname: O Brien)

Stephen (40) was the head of this family and he was married to his wife Barbra (39) and they lived with son Michael (12), their daughters, Anne O Brien (20) and Alie (sic) O Brien (15) and their son Dan O Brien (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English. Barbra could not read but all the others could read and write. Stephen was a farmer, Michael was a son, Anne and Alie (sic) were step daughters and Dan was a step son. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house with a Piggery and Stephen Ward was the landholder.

Green

House 60 was home to another Green family and the head of this family was Pat (40) and his wife Nora (30) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Tom (8), John (6) and Mary (4) and also Pat’s mother-in-law Saragh (64). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Nora and Mary spoke only Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. Mary could read only, Tom and John could read and write and the others could not read. Pat was a farmer, Tom and John were listed as being sons, Mary was a daughter and Saragh was a mother-in-law. They all shared a 1 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house. Pat Green was the landholder.

Tool                                     (additional surname: Clogherty)

Michael (32) was the head of this family and his wife was Ellen (30) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (5), John (4), Joe (3) and Bridget (6mths) and also Ellen’s mother, Barbra Clogherty (90) who was a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Ellen and Barbra spoke both Irish and English, while Mary, John and Joe spoke only English. John and Joe could read only, Mary could read and write and the others could not read. Michael was a farmer, and also under the occupation heading, Ellen was listed as a wife, Mary and Bridget were daughters, John and Joe were sons and Barbra was a Mother-in-law. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Michael Tool was the landholder.

Coyne

The head of this Coyne family in house 62 was Michael (52) and his wife Ellen (57) and they lived with their daughter, Bridget (20) and their son Pat (21). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English and only Bridget and Pat could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Ellen was listed as a wife, Bridget, as a daughter and Pat as a son. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. Michael Coyne was the landholder.

O Brien                                 (additional surname: Green)

Michael (39) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (35) and they lived with Michael’s step children, John Green (10), James Green (8), Mary Green (6) and Michael Green (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (39) and Bridget spoke both Irish and English while the children only spoke English. Michael (39) and Bridget could not read, Michael (4) could read only and John, James and Mary could read and write. Michael (39) was a farmer, Bridget was listed as being a wife, John, James and Michael (4) as stepsons and Mary, as a step daughter. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a cow house and a barn. Michael O Brien was the landholder.

Geary

The head of this family was Michael (70) and he was married to Maggy (sic) (60) and they shared the house with their son, Mark (30), Their daughter, Barbara (26) and a farm assistant, John (24). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Maggy spoke only Irish and the others spoke both Irish and English. Only Mark, Barbara and John could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Mark and John were listed as being assistants at farm and Barbara was a seamstress. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a barn. Michael Geary was the landholder.

Casey

House 65 was home to the Casey family and the head of the family was John (50) and he shared the house with his sister, Mary (55). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but neither could read. John was a farmer and Mary was listed as being a sister. They shared a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a barn. John Casey was the landholder.

Greene

John (50) was the head of this family in house 66 and he wase head of this family was married to Maggie (37) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Babe (10), Tom (9), Peter (7), Kate (5) and Bridget (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Maggie and Babe spoke both Irish and English and the others only spoke Irish. Tom could read and write, Peter could read only and the others could not read. John was listed as a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Greene was the landholder.

McCormack

House 67 was home to the McCormack family and the head of the family was Colman (55) and he was married to his wife, Marget (sic) (50) and they lived with their 6 children, Pat (40), Deadly (sic) (28), Anne (26), Kate (14), Babe (12) and Mary (6). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Colman, Marget (sic) and Pat spoke both Irish and English and the others all only spoke English. Colman, Marget (sic) and Pat could not read, Deadly (sic), Anne and Kate could read and write and Babe and Mary were scholars. Under the occupation heading, Colman was a farmer, Marget (sic) was a wife, Pat and Deadly (sic) were sons and Anne, Kate, Babe and Mary were daughters, The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Colman McCormack was the landholder.

Shoughnessy (sic)

The sole occupant of this house was Michael (70), a widower. He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic and spoke both Irish and English but could not read. He was a journeyman tailor. His house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a barn. Michael Shoughnessy (sic) was the landholder.

Cloherty                            (additional surname: Mulkerrin)

Joseph (40) was the head of this family and also in the house at that time were his mother, Mary (90), his nephew Joseph Mulkerrin (20), his sister, Barbara Mulkerrin (35) and a relative, Sarah Mulkerrin (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Barbara spoke only Irish and the others spoke both Irish and English. None of the family could read. Joseph (40) and Joseph (20) were boat builders and Barbara and Sarah were knitters. They shared a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery and a barn. Joseph Cloherty was the landholder.

Geary

Bartley (65) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with his wife Mary (50) and their son Martin (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke both Irish and English while Bartley and Mary spoke only Irish. Only Martin could read and write. Bartley was listed as being a farmer and Mason and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house. Bartley Geary was the landholder.

McDonagh

House 71 was home to the McDonagh family and the head of this family was Peter (60) and he was married to Mary (56) and they lived with 6 of their children, Tom (24), John (20), Pat (21), Ellen (26), Anne (14) and Peter (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Tom, Anne and Peter (12) spoke only English and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Peter (60) and Mary could not read but the children could all read and write. Peter (60) was a farmer, Mary was listed as a wife under the occupation heading, Tom, John, Pat and Peter (12) were listed as sons and Ellen and Anne were daughters. They all loved in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. Peter McDonagh was the landholder.

Casey

The head of the family in house 72 was Joseph (48) and he lived with his wife, Sarah (44) and their 8 children, John (20), Mary (18), Patt, (16), Michael (14), Anne (12), Joe (10), Barbara (5) and Matt (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except Joseph and Saragh, who only spoke Irish. Joseph, Sarah, Barbara and Matt could not read but all the others could read and write. Joseph was a farmer, John and Patt were listed as assistants at farm, Mary was a seamstress and the other children were scholars. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph Casey was the landholder.

Barrett

The head of the Barrett family in house 73 was the widower John (61) and he shared the house with 3 of his children and they were Coleman (21), Anne (18) and Kate (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English except John, who only spoke Irish. Only the children could read and write. John was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and Kate was a scholar. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class house and John Barrett was the landholder.

McCormack

Pat (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (30), Joe (28), Tom (23) and Bridget (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke both Irish and English and the other members of the family spoke only Irish and only Bridget could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Mary and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and Joe and Tom were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick McCormack was the landholder.

Lee

The head of the last house in Mweenish Island was Morgan (40) and he lived with his wife, Marget (sic) (20). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English. Only Morgan could read and write. Morgan was listed as being a farmer. They lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and Morgan Lee was the landholder.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Mweenish Island

John Greene – Application No. C/17 3203. The application was received on 20th April 1917 and the address at that time was given as Lettercallow, Lettermore P.O., Co. Galway. John’s parent’s names were given as Michael and Mary Greene (Folan). The address in 1857 was given as Mweenish, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch. Co. Galway. The search was retuned on 25th April 1917 with the words “No Found”.

Bridget Greene – Application No. C/16 2850. The application was received on 4th May 1916 with an address at that time of Mrs. Bridget Ridge, Feenish Island, Carna Co. Galway. Bridget’s parents were given as Thomas and Margt (sic) Greene (Furdon). The search was returned on 16th May 1916 with the handwritten note saying “ Fam Fd. Parents married 1840, daughter Bridget 3 yrs. sheet 17”

Margaret Geary – Application No. C/21 7648. Margaret’s application was received on 7th December 1921. The address at that time was given as Mrs. Margaret Naughton, Ardmore, Carna, Co. Galway. Her parent’s names were given as Bartley and Bridget Geary (King). The 1851 address was given as Kilkeiran, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. There was a handwritten note in the left hand margin :-

Mary

Coleman First Family

Bridget

Barbara

Margaret 2nd family

Mark

The search was returned on 8th December 1921 with the handwritten note “ Found Mark 1849, no daughter Margaret”

Barbara Barrett – Application No. C/20 10721. The application was received on 8th December 1920. The address at that time was Mr. Michael Conneely (Wm), Mynish (sic) Island, Carna, Co. Galway. Barbara’s parents were given as Thomas and Anne Barrett (Melia). The address in 1851 was Mweenish Island, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the left hand margin there was a handwritten note:-

John 10

Mary 12

Colman (8)

Bartley

Thomas 4

Bridget 2

Barbara

The search was returned on 9th December 1920 with the handwritten note “Thomas and Anne Barrett Md 1838. No return of Barbara sheet 5”

John Geary – Application No. C/16 1495. The application was received on 22nd February 1916. The address at that time was Mason Island, Carna, Co. Galway. John’s parent’s names were given as martin and Mary Geary (Curran). The address for the time of the search was Mason, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 23rd February 1916.

Patk (sic) Curran – Application No. C/22 1454. The application was received on 14th March 1922 with an address at that time of Mason Island, Carna, Co. Galway. Patk’s parent’s names were given as Andw (sic) and Mary Curran (Greene). The address for the search was Mason Island, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. A handwritten note in the left hand margin says, “Martin 2yrs”. The search was returned on 16th March 1922 with the handwritten note “Found married 1844, no son Patk. (?) 1851 Pat 5yrs died 1849”.

Mary Folan – Application No. C/17 3603. The application was received on 8th May 1917 with an address at that time of Mrs. Mary Currane, Mason Island, Carna Co. Galway. Mary’ parent’s were given as Michl (sic) and Barbara Folan.The address in 1851 was Mason Island, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 10th March 1917.

Peter Connolly – Application No. C/17 2535. The application was received on 21st March 1917. The address at that time was Middle Street, Forresters Hall, Galway. Peter’s parent’s names were given as Bartley and Margaret Connolly (Tierney). The 1851 address was Finish Island, Carna, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. There was a handwritten note in the left hand margin saying “Barbara”. The search was returned on 31st March 1917 with the handwritten note saying “Not found”.

 

 

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

According to the Griffith’s valuation (1847-1864) there were a number of tenements in the townland of Mweenish Island. Laurence Cloherty, Patrick Cormack, Simon Malley and Mary Folan jointly leased 31 acres, 1 rood and 37 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan, Laurence had a house on that land and paid £3 10s for land and 15s for the house, Patrick had a house and office for which he paid £3 10s for the land and £1 for the buildings, Simon had a house on the land and he paid £3 10s for the land and 5s for the house and Mary had a house on the land for which she paid £1 12s for land and 8s for the house. Michael Geary and Bartholomew Geary jointly leased 17 acres, 1 rood and 14 perches of land with both paying £4 for the land each and Michael also paid 15s for a house and office. Michael Conneely, Martin Casey and Laurence Griffin leased a 18 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan. Michael Paid £3 14s for land and 15s for a house and office, Martin paid £1 17 for land and 8s for a house and Laurence paid £1 17 for land and 5s for a house. There was a vacant house belonging to Michael Conneely which had an annual ratable value of 10s. Peter Greene leased a house and office on 15 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for £6 for the land and 15s for the buildings. Anne King and Barthw (sic) Conneely leased houses on 15 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which Anne paid £2 15s for land and 5s for the house and Barthw. (sic) paid £3 for land and 13s for the house. Mark Cloherty leased 2 tenements form Mary Anne Nolan, one of a house on 1 rood and 30 perches for 5s for land and 12 s for the house and the other was an office on 12 acres and 26 perches of land for 5s for the land and 3s for the office. Michael Gorham, Bartholomew Barrett and Thomas Barrett leased buildings on 38 acres, 3 roods and 5 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan. Michael paid £5 for land and 10s for a house, Bartholomew paid £2 10s for land and 10s for buildings and Thomas paid £2 10s for land and 5s for a house. There was a vacant house owned by Michael Gorham with an annual ratable value of 3s. Patrick Conneely, Patrick McCormack, John Mullen, Michael Mullen, Patrick Barrett, Martin Conneely and Thomas Ridge jointly leased Buildings on 46 acres, 1 rood and 5 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan. Patrick Conneely paid £4 for his share of the land and 6s for a house, Patrick McCormack paid £4 for land and 12s for an office and house, John Mullen paid £2 8s for land and 10s for a house, Michael Mullen paid £1 12s for land and 10s for a house, Patrick Barrett paid £2 for land an 8s for a house, Martin Conneely paid £2 for land and 5s for a house and Thomas Ridge paid £4 for land and 15s for a house and office. William Conneely leased a house from Mary Anne Nolan for 10s annually. Colman Geary leased a house and garden on 20 perches of land from Bartholomew Geary and Martin Conneely for 10s annually. Peter Conneely leased a house on 19acres, 1 rood and 7 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for £5 16s for the land and 12s for the house. Jeremiah Greene leased 16 acres, 3roods and 17 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for £5 annually. Jeremiah Greene and John Greene leased houses on 14 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which they both paid £2 10s for land and 15s for houses each. John Greene and Martin Folan leased 15 acres and 26 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which John paid £4 and Martin paid £2. There was also a house with a value of 3s annually. Thomas Greene leased a house and offices on 8 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for £4 for the land and 15s for the buildings. There were 2 vacant houses belonging to Thomas Greene with annual ratable values of 5s and 6s, Thomas Greene also leased a house to Richard Driscoll for 10s. James Greene, Michael Lee and Daniel O’Brien jointly leased houses on 15 acres, 3 roods and 28 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which James paid £4 for land and 15s for a house, Michael paid £2 for land and 12 s for a house and Daniel paid £2 for land and 6s for a house. William Williams leased a house from James Greene for 10s. John Cloherty, Patrick Cloherty and John Madden leased buildings on 17 acres 1 rood and 12 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which John Cloherty paid £2 for land and 15s for a house and office, Patrick paid £2 for the land and 10s for a house and office and John Madden paid £2 for land and 15s for a house. John Coyne and Mary Devane leased houses on 16 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which they each paid £3 10s for land and 10s for the houses. Catherine McDonough leased a house from Mary Anne Nolan for 5s annually. John McDonough and John Madden leased buildings on 17 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which John McDonough paid £3 12s for land and 12s for a house and John Madden paid £3 12s for land and 4s for an office. James McHale leased a house from Morgan Lee, Gregory Conneely and John McDonough for 5s annually. Morgan Lee leased a house from Mary Anne Nolan for 5s annually. Morgan Lee and Gregory Conneely a tenement of 16 acres from Mary Anne Nolan for which Morgan paid £4 6s for land and Gregory paid £2 3s for land and 5s for a house. Matthew Casey and John Mulkerrin leased 16 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches of land for which Matthew paid £3 10s for land and John paid £ 10s for land and 10s for a house. There was a vacant house belonging to John Mulkerrin with an annual ratable value of 12s.Matthew Casey and John Cormack leased a house on 9 acres and 19 perches of land for which Matthew paid £1 10s for land and John paid £1 10s for land and 3s for a house. 17 acres and 8 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which Michael and Thomas paid £2 5s for land and 6s for a house each and John paid £2 5s for land and he also paid £1 for a house and office on another plot in the same tenement. Bartholomew Geary, John Geary and Thomas Barrett leased 14 acres, 3 roods and 12 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which Bartholomew paid £3 for land, John paid £1 10s for land and 5s for a house and offices and Thomas paid £1 10s for land. Matthew Casey leased a house and office from Mary Anne Nolan for 10s. Michael Casey and Mary Folan leased 9 acres, 2 roods and 31 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which Michael paid £3 for land and 12s for a house and Mary paid 12s for some land. Patrick Moran leased a house from Michael Casey for 4s. John Cloherty, Cath McDonough, Patrick Folan, Margaret Halloran, James McHale, Mary Cloherty, James Folan and Mark Cloherty jointly leased a tenement consisting of 59 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of land form Mary Anne Nolan for which John Cloherty paid £6 10s for land, Cath McDonough paid 16s for land, Patrick Folan paid £3 11s for land and 12s for a house, Margaret Halloran paid £1 16s for land and 5s for a house, James McHale paid 16s for land, Mary Cloherty paid £2 8s for land and 10s for a house and offices, James Folan paid £2 8s for land and 6s for a house and Mark Cloherty paid £2 8s for land and 10s for a house. Mark Casey, Martin Kilmartin, Patrick Cormack, Mary Madden, Patrick Cloherty, Thomas Conneely, Dudley Nee, William Conneely, James Gorham, John Nee Sen. And John Nee Jnr. Jointly leased a tenement of 65 acres, 3 roods and 37 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which John Casey paid £5 for land and 6s for a house, Martin Kilmartin paid £2 2s for land and 8s for a house, Patrick Cormack paid £1 10s for land, Mary Madden paid £2 2s for lad and 10s for a house, Patrick Cloherty paid £2 16s for land, Thomas Conneely paid £6 4s for land and 8s for a house, Dudley Nee and William Conneely each paid £1 10s for land, John Gorham paid £2 15s for land and 10s for a house, John Nee Sen. paid £2 15s for land and 12s for a house and office and John Nee Jnr. paid £2 15s for land and 10s for a house. Patrick Conneely leased a house from James Gorham for 7s. There was a vacant house belonging to Thomas Nee that had an annual ratable value of 6s. John Mullen, Robert Adley, Edward O’Malley, Barthw (sic) Cloherty and Honoria Malley leased 12 acres, 2 roods and 7 perches of land from Mary Anne Nolan for which John Mullen paid £1 12s for land, Robert Adley paid £1 12s for land and 10s for a house, Edward O’Malley paid 16s for land and 12s for a house, Barthw (sic) Cloherty paid 16s for land and 6s for a house and Honoria Malley paid 5s for a house. There was also 11 acres of water in the townland. There were also 7 islands belonging to the tenants of Mweenish Island but they had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Mweenish Island

The 1670 Down Survey name for this townland was O’Mulgram Island. The 1641 owner was Murragh OFlaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was the Protestant, Sir Thomas Meredith. There were 12 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 4 plantation acres of profitable land and 4 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

 

i Obviuosly before the marriage.

ii Maggie, John and Peter were mostly likely grandchildren as well judging by the age of Thomas and Mary.

iii Unknown why there were 2 children with the name Mary.

iv Colman, Mary and Maggie were probably grandchildren and children of Martin and Mary Casey

v Name is very difficult to read. Possibly Margy?

 

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