Claddaghduff

An Cladach Dubh

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Claddaghduff
Roger Harrison
The Omey Strand crossing to Claddaghduff from Sturrakeen at low tide
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Townland:                                Claddaghduff

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                         421.00 acres / 420 acres, 3 roods, 39 perches

 

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

Map

Galway Library for Claddaghduff

Logainm for Claddaghduff

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Claddaghduff

 

1911 Census for Claddaghduff

Overview of Claddaghduff in 1911

The census of 1911 shows that there were a total of 24 houses in the townland and 23 were occupied, with house 24 being the Claddaghduff Roman Catholic chapel. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 5, 7-10, 15, 19, 22 and 23 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. House 21 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 6 and 11-13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 2-4, 14, 16-18 and 20 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 5, 7, 9, 10, 15, 19, 22 and 23 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and houses 1 and 8 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 57 out buildings in the townland and that they consisted of 6 stables, 18 cow houses, 4 calf house, 11 piggeries, 8 fowl houses, a barn and 9 potato houses. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 96 people in the townland and they consisted of 49 males and 47 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Mulkerin                                 (additional surnames: O’Toole and Keane)

The head of the first house in Claddaghduff was Thomas (74) and he had been married to Mary (73) for 51 years and they had had 11 children and 10 of those had survived. They lived in the house with 3 of their children, Michael (48), James (30) and Agnes (29) and a granddaughter, Teresa O’Toole (14). Also in the house was a servant, Michael Keane (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Mary and Michael (48) spoke both Irish and English and the others spoke only English. The whole household could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Michael (48) was a R.I.C. pensioner and farmer, James was a farmer’s son, Agnes was a postmistress, Teresa was a scholar and Michael Keane was a farm servant. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a potato house. The landholder was Thomas Mulkerin.

 

Courcey

Norah (24) was the head of this family and she was single and shared the house with her niece, Ellen (19). They were both Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway. There was no entry under the language heading but they could both read and write. Both of their occupations were listed as being in farming. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Norah Courcey.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: Ward)

The head of this family in house 3 was John (51) and he had been married to Celia (49) for 23 years and they had had 11 children and 8 of those had survived. Those 8 children all lived in the house with them and they were, Martin (19), Bridget (17), John (14), Margret (12), Anne (10) Michael (8), Celia (2) and Lizzie (2) and also in the house was John’s brother-in-law, Michael Ward (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (51), Celia (49) and Michael (40) spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. Martin, Bridget, John (14), Margret, Anne and Michael (8) could read and write. John (51) was a farmer, John (14), Margret, Anne and Michael (8) were scholars and Michael Ward was a labourer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house and a potato house. The landholder was John McDonagh.

 

Murphy

Festus (73) was the head of this household and he had been married to Margaret (68) for 40 years and in that time they had had 9 children but only 4 had survived. Their son, Patrick (24) also lived in the house with them. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Festus and Patrick were farmers. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Festus Murphy.

 

Gordon

John (53) was listed as the head of the family in house 5 and he was married to Bridget Teresa (45) and had been for 2 years but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. John was a retired merchant. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Conroy.

 

King

Joseph (73), a widower, was the only occupant of house 6 and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was a farmer. The house he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Joseph King.

 

Reilly

The head of this family in house 7 was John (69) and he had been married to Ellen (65) for 35 years and they had had 10 children and 8 of those had survived. Two of those children also lived in the house and they were, Monica (18) and Eugene (16). Apart from Monica, they could all speak both Irish and English and both Monica and Eugene could read and write. John was a farmer, Monica was a farmer’s daughter and Eugene was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was John Reilly.

 

Conroy                                    (additional surnames: Adams and Lavelle)

Patrick (84) was the head of this household and he was married to Honoria (72) and had been for 49 years and in that time they had had 9 children, of which 7 had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Norah (28), Patrick’s sister-in-law, Margaret Adams (68) and a servant, John Lavelle (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Patrick was a retired national school teacher and farmer, Norah was a national school teacher and John was a farm servant. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a fowl house. The landholder was Patrick Conroy.

 

Coyne

The head of this family was Bridget (44), who was married and had been for 17 years and had 4 children, but there was no husband mentioned in this entry. Those 4 children lived in the house as well and they were, Anthony (16), Patrick (14), Joseph (12) and Michael J. (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and the sons were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Bridget Coyne.

 

Walsh

The widower, Michael (68) was the head of this family and he shared the house with 5 of his children, Agnes (30), Thomas (24), Martin (28), William (19) and Francis (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer and mason, Agnes was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a farmer’s son and mason and Martin, William and Francis were farmer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Michael Walsh.

 

Sullivan                                   (additional surname: McDonagh)

John (74) was listed as being the head of the family in house 11 and he had been married to Norah (68) for 44 years and they had had 7 children and 4 of those that had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Norah (24) and a servant, Patrick McDonagh (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Norah (68) and Norah (24) could speak both Irish and English and everyone, apart from Norah (68), could read and write. John was a farmer, Norah (24) was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farm servant. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was John Sullivan.

 

McLoughlin

The head of this family was James (62) and he had been married to Maggie (50) for 18 years and they had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. Those 5 children lived in the house with them and they were, Michael (17), John (15), Maggie (14), Thomas (11) and Ellie (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James and Maggie (50) spoke both Irish and English and the children spoke only English. James and Maggie (50) could not read, Ellie could read only and the other children could all read and write. James was a farmer, Michael and John were farmer’s sons and Maggie (14), Thomas and Ellie were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was James McLoughlin.

 

Flaherty                                   (additional surname: Marr)

John (79) was listed as the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (71) and had been for 42 years and they had had 6 children but only 4 had survived. They shared the house with their grandson, Stephen Marr (12). They were all Roman Catholic and John and Bridget were born in Co. Galway and Stephen was born in Scotland. John and Bridget could speak both Irish and English and Stephen could only speak English and he could also read and write. John was a farmer and Stephen was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was John Flaherty.

 

Mulkerin                                 (additional surname: Ward)

Michael (84) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Margaret (69) who he had been married to for 45 years and they had 8 children and 7 had survived. Their son, John (25), lived in the house along with their nephew, Patrick Ward (42) and their granddaughter, Norah (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception Norah. Only John and Patrick could read and write. Michael was a farmer, John and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was John Mulkerin.

 

Ward

Patrick (49) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (50) for 19 years and they had had 1 child, Mary (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick could speak both Irish and English and Mary could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Ward.

 

Toole

Thomas (84) was listed as being the head of the family in house 16 and he was married to Barbara (73) and had been for 50 years and they had had 12 children but only 5 had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Thomas was listed as a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Toole.

 

Ward

Peter (78) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (79) and they had been married for 52 years and they had had 6 children and 4 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children and they were, Patrick (33) and Norah (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick and Norah could also read and write. Peter was a farmer, Patrick was a naval reserve and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Peter Ward.

 

Ward

The head of this Ward family was Thomas (48) and he had been married to Annie (30) for 3 years but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Annie could read and write. Thomas was farmer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Peter Ward.

 

Cloherty

There were only 2 occupants of house 19 and the head of the household was the widow Mary (69) and she had been married for 48 years and had had 8 children and 6 had survived. She shared the house with her son, Joseph (41). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and only Joseph could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Cloherty.

 

Heffernan

Michael (56) was the head of the family in house 20 and he was married to Ellen (53) and had been for 27 years and they had had 7 children. Four of those children lived with them at that time and they were, Ellie (18), Bridget (16), Annie (13), Maggie (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Ellen spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Michael, could read and write. Michael was a farmer and the girls were all listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael Heffernan.

 

Connelly                                 (additional surname: Malley)

The head of this household was Martin (40) and he had been married to Honor (28) for 6 years and they had 3 children, Mary Anne (5), Margaret E. (3) and Martin (<4mths). Also in the house was Martin’s mother-in-law, Honor Malley (70), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (40), Honor (28) and Honor (70) spoke Irish and English and Martin (40) and Honor (28) could read and write. Martin (40) was a farmer and Honor (28) and Honor (70) were farmer’s wives. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with a single room. The landholder was Martin Connelly.

 

Davis                           (additional surname: Finnerty)

The widower, Richard (86) was listed as the head of this household and he shared the house with his daughter, Mary (60) and granddaughter, Mary Teresa Finnerty (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary and Mary Teresa could also read and write. Richard was listed as being a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Mary Teresa was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Richard Davis.

 

O’Toole

The head of the last family in Claddaghduff was Festus (73) and he shared the house with his wife, Mary (67), who he had been married to for 41 years and they had had 7 children with 4 of those surviving.  Also in the house was their son, John (31). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus and Mary could speak both Irish and English and John spoke only English and all could read and write. Festus was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Festus O’Toole.

 

 

1901 Census for Claddaghduff

Overview of Claddaghduff I 1901.

The census of 1901 shows that there were 28 houses in the townland and that 3 of those were unoccupied. House 26 was listed as the R.C. church, house 1 was the P.O. and private dwelling and all the others were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 26, 27 and 28 were unoccupied at that time and the landholder of the church was Joseph King, the landholder of house 27 was Tom Mulkerin and the landholder of house 28 was Michael Mulkerin. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with house 26 having a slate, iron or tiled roof and the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Of the occupied houses, houses 1, 4, 10, 11 and 23 were 2nd class dwellings, house 25 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 25 had 1 room and no windows, house 24 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 3 had 1 room and 2 windows in the front and houses 5, 6, 8 and 14 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front. Houses 2, 7, 9, 12, 13 and 15-22 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 4, 11 and 23 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows and house 1 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were 120 people in the townland at the time of this census, consisting of 62 males and 58 females with 59 males and 55 females being Catholic and 3 males and 3 females being Protestant. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Hunt.

 

Mulkerin                                 (additional surname: O’Toole)

The head of the first house in Claddaghduff was Thomas (62) and he was married to Mary (58) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Bridget (21), John (20), James (18), Agnes (16) and Norah O’Toole (25), who was married but had no husband mentioned in this entry. Also in the house were 5 grandchildren, Mary O’Toole (8), Patrick J. (6), Jessie (?) F. (4), Anthony M. (1) and J. Francis (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Mary, Bridget, John, James, Agnes and Norah all spoke both Irish and English. Jessie (?) F., Anthony M. and J. Francis could not read, Patrick J. could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer and B master, Bridget was a seamstress, John and James were farmer’s sons and Mary (8) and Patrick J. were scholars. The house that they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Thos. Mulkerin.

 

Coursey

Pat (57) was the head of this household and he was married to Margaret (40) and they lived in the house with their children, Stephen (20), Martin (19), Honor (16) and Ellen (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were members of the Church of Ireland. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Margaret, could read and write. Pat was a farmer and Ellen was a scholar. The house that they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Pat Coursey.

 

Gordon

The sole occupant of house 3 was the widower, Festy (71). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house that he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Festy Gordon.

 

Tool

Festy (40) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (41) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Bridget (21), John (19) and Mary A. (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Farmer, Bridget and Mary A. were farmer’s daughters and John was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Festy Tool.

 

McDonagh

John (35) was the head of this family in house 5 and he was married to Sarah (30) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Martin (9), Bridget (6), John (4), Maggy (3) and Anne (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (35), Sarah and Martin spoke Irish and English and Sarah and Martin could read and write. John (35) was a farmer and Martin and Bridget were Scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was John McDonagh.

 

Murphy

The head of the household in house 6 was Festy (63) and he lived in the house with his wife, Margaret (49) and his son Patrick (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Festy was a farmer and Patrick was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Festy Murphy.

 

Owens                                     (additional surname: Corcoran)

Patrick (29) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Fanny (28) and also in the house at that time were their sons, Joseph (3) and Thomas (2) and a servant, Julia Corcoran (70), a widow. They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick was born in Co. Monaghan and the others were born in Co. Galway. Julia could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick and Fanny could read and write. Patrick was a national school teacher and farmer and Julia was a general servant domestic. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Patrick Owens.

 

King

There was only the 1 occupant of house 8 and that was Joseph (63), who was a widower. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Joseph King.

 

Reilly

The head of the family in house 9 was John (54) and he was married to Ellen (48) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, Norah (14), Sarah (11), Ellie (9), Monica (7) and Eugene (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Ellen, Norah and Sarah spoke both Irish and English and, with the exception of Ellen and Eugene, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Norah, Sarah and Ellie were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Reilly.

 

Conroy                                    (additional surnames: Mullowney [sic] and Toole)

Patrick (75) was the head of this household and he lived with his wife, Honoria (61), their daughter, Brigid Teresa (35) and their son, Patrick (31). Also in the house at that time were a servant, Michael Mullowney [sic] (13) and a visitor, Bridget Toole (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Michael, who was born in Scotland. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael could read only while all the others could read and write. Patrick (75) was a national school teacher and pensioner, Patrick (31) was a national school teacher and Michael was a farm servant. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Conroy.

 

Coyne

The widow, Bridget (44) was the head of this family in house 11 and she lived in the house with 3 of her sons, Anthony (6), Patrick (4) and Joseph (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget could speak both Irish and English and also read and write. Anthony and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Coyne.

 

Faherty                                    (additional surname: Walsh)

The head of the family in house 12 was listed as being the widower, Michael (77) and he lived in the house with his son, Michael Walsh[i] (50) and 7 grandchildren, all with the surname Walsh, Agnes (20), Patrick (19), Michael (15), Thomas (13), Martin (11), Willie (9) and Francis (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Francis. All the grandchildren, with the exception of Francis, could read and write. Michael (77) was a farmer and Michael (15), Thomas, Martin and Willie were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Walsh.

 

Sullivan

John (57) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Honor (54) and they shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Ellen (20) and Norah (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, except for Honor, could read and write. John was a farmer and Ellen and Norah were farmer’s daughters. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John Sullivan.

 

Flaherty

There were only 2 occupants and John (55) was the head of the family and he was married to Bridget (52). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was John Flaherty.

 

McLoughlin

There were 7 members of the household in house 15 and the head of the family was James (40) and he was married to Margaret (38) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Michael (8), John (6), Margaret (3) and Thomas (1) and also in the house at that time was James’ brother, Pat (64). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James, Margaret (38), Michael and Pat spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. James and Pat were farmers and Michael and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was James McLoughlin.

 

Mulkerin

Michael (50) was the head if this family and he was married to Margaret (40) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Ellen (19), Patrick (30)[ii] and John (13).They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Ellen was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick and John were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Mulkerin.

 

Ward

The head of the family in house 17 was Patrick (30) and he lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (30) and their daughter, Mary (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Bridget spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Ward.

 

Tool                            (additional surname: Conroy)

Thomas (55) was the head of this family and he was married to Barbara (50) and they lived with a niece, Agnes Conroy (10) and a nephew, Tom Conroy (9). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas and Barbara were born in Co. Galway and Agnes and Tom were born in America. Thomas, Barbara and Agnes could speak both Irish and English and Agnes and Tom could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Agnes and Tom were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Tool.

 

Ward

Peter (60) was listed as being the head of the household in house 19 and he was married to Margaret (55) and they shared the house with their daughter, Honor (20) and a son, Thomas (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Honor could read and write. Peter was a farmer, Honor was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Peter Ward.

 

Cloherty

The widow, Mary (50) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her children, Joseph (30), Festus (24), Maria (17) and Peter (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Joseph and Festus were farmer’s sons and Peter was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Cloherty.

 

Heffernan

There were 8 members of the household in house 21 and the head of the family was Michael (55) and he was married to Ellen (54) and they lived with their children, Peter (15), Michael (13), Mary (10), Ellen (8), Bridget (6) and Anne (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (55), Ellen (54), Peter and Michael (13) could speak both Irish and English, and Peter, Michael (13), Mary and Ellen (8) could read and write. Michael (55) was a farmer, Peter was a farmer’s son and Michael (13), Mary and Ellen (8) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Heffernan.

 

Melia

Pat (73) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Honor (55) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Anne (22), Honor (20) and Martin (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Anne and Honor (20) could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Anne and Honor (20) were farmer’s daughters and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Melia.

 

Davis                                       (additional surname: Finnerty)

The head of this family was Richard (64) and he lived in the house with his wife, Mary (62), their son, Anthony (32), their daughter, Mary (40) and a niece, Mary Tersia [sic] Finnerty (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of Mary Tersia [sic] and Mary Tersia [sic] could read only and the others could all read and write. Richard was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Anthony was a farmer’s son, Mary (40) was a farmer’s daughter and Mary Tersia [sic] was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Davis.

 

Ward

The sole occupant of house 24 was the widow, Mary (50) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. There was no occupation listed for Mary. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Pat Conroy.

 

Cloonan

The only occupant of the last house in Claddaghduff was the widow, Anne (88) and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish and could not read. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Richard Davis.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Claddaghduff

Thomas Eyre was the owner of the land in Claddaghduff and so, was the immediate lessor to a number of tenants. Hugh King, Owen Coyne, Michael King and James King jointly leased 105 acres, 3 roods and 18 perches of land with houses for which they each paid £2 for their share of the land and Hugh paid 7s for his house, Michael paid 8s for his and Owen and James each paid 5s for their houses. A national school was leased, rent free, but had an annual ratable valuation of 15s, Michael Conway leased a pound with no payment and there was a R.C. chapel with a yard of 1 acre, 2 roods and 20 perches of land that was free of rent but had an annual ratable valuation of £6.

 

There were 8 tenants on 144 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land that paid the following: John Courcey, Michael Joyce and Michael Conry each paid £2 8s for land and 7s for houses, Thomas Courcey, Anthony Davis, Bridget Halloran and Mary Halloran each paid £1 5s for land and %s for houses and Hugh Mulkerrin paid £2 8s for land and 7s for a house.

 

There 6 tenants on 155 acres, 3 roods and 24 perches of land that paid the following: James McLoughlin, Michael Mulkerrin, Michael Toole and John Lydon each paid £2 10s for land and 5s for houses, Martin King paid £2 10s for land and 7s for a house and Michael Toole Jun. paid £2 10s for land and 8s for a house and office.

 

There were also 8 acres, 2 roods and 18 perches of water in the townland. There were exemptions for the national school house of 15s and the R.C. chapel and yard of £6. There were 16 islands with an area of 1 acre, 1 rood and 17 perches belonging to the tenants of Claddaghduff but they had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Claddaghduff

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Knockanekerish. The 1641 ( pre Cromwell) owners were Edmund O’Flaharty and Murrog Murrogh, both Catholic and in 1670 the owner was James Darcy. There were 216 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 73 plantation acres of profitable land and 73 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

[i] Possibly a son-in-law.

[ii] Possibly a son from a previous marriage as Margaret was 40 and that would mean she would have been only 10 when she gave birth to him.

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