Derreen

An Doirín

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Derreen

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         138.82 acres / 138 acres, 3 roods, 11 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Derreen

Logainm for Derreen

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derreen

 

1911 Census for Derreen

Overview of Derreen for 1911

There were a total of 4 houses in the townland of Derreen and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 3rd class dwellings. House 4 had 1 room and 1 window in the front and the other 3 houses all had 2 rooms and windows. There were 8 outbuildings, a stable, 3 cow houses, 3 piggeries and a potato house. There were a total of 19 people in the townland, 10 males and 9 females. The enumerator for the townland was Const. Patrick Dunning.

 

Toole                                                               (additional surname: Sullivan)

Mathias (73) was listed as being the head of the first family in Derreen and he had been married to Bridget (65) 45 years and they had had 11 children and 10 of those had survived. They lived in the house with their son, Festy (17) and a grandson, Thomas Frances Sullivan (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mathias spoke Irish and English and Bridget Festy and Thomas Francis could read and write. Mathias was a farmer, Festy was a farmer’s son and Thomas Francis was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mathias Toole.

 

Lynch

John (33) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (22) for 4 years and they had 2 children, Mary (3) and Bridget (1). They were all Roman Catholic and John was born in America and the others were born in Co. Galway. John and Margaret could read and write and John was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was John Lynch.

 

Corbett                                                                        (additional surname: Toole)

There were 10 members of this household and the head was John (63) who had been married to Margaret (60) for 35 years and they had had 9 children and 8 of those had survived. They shred the house with 2 sons, John Joe (24) and Martin (17), 2 daughters, Maggie Anne (21) and Christinia [sic] (13), a son-in-law, James Toole (60), who was married but there was no wife listed in this entry, and 3 grandchildren, John Joe (9), Thomas Francis (6) and Mary Kate (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Margaret and James spoke Irish and English and John, John Joe, Maggie Anne, Martin and Christinia [sic] could read and write. John and James were farmers, John Joe (24) and Martin were farmer’s sons and John Joe (9) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Corbett.

 

Corbett

Margaret Maggie (70) was the sole occupant of the last house in Derreen and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Derreen Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was an old age pensioner. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was John Corbett.

 

1901 Census for Derreen

The 1901 census shows that there were 5 houses in the townland of Derreen and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All of the houses in the townland were 3rd class dwellings and house 5 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 1 and 4 had 2 rooms and 1 window and houses 2 and 3 had 2 or 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were 9 out buildings, 2 stables, 4 cow houses, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. Twenty-seven people lived in the townland at that time, 14 males and 13 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Lynch

John (61) was the head of the first family in Derreen and he was married to Norah (52) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, John (21), Mollie (18), Bartley (16) and Joseph (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. John (61) was a farmer and road contractor, Norah was a farmer’s wife, John (21), Bartley and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Mollie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was John Lynch.

 

Toole

The head of the household in house 2 was Mathias (62) who was married to Bridget (50) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Martin (21), Thomas (18), Maggie (11), Agnes (9) and Festus (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mathias spoke Irish and English and the rest of the family spoke only English. Festus could not read but all the others could read and write. Mathias was listed as being a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter, Martin and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Maggie, Agnes and Festus were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Mathias Toole.

 

Corbett                                                (additional surname: Toole)

There were 9 members of this household and the head was John (40) and he lived in the house with his wife, Margaret (37) and 7 children, Catherine Toole (19), Patrick (17), John Joseph (15), Margaret (14), Norah (11), Martin (9) and Christenia [sic] (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English Margaret (37) and Christenia [sic] could not read, Martin could read only and all the others could read and write. John was a farmer, Margaret (37) and Catherine were farmer’s wives, Patrick and John Joseph were farmer’s sons and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John Corbett.

 

Corbett

The widow, Mary (89) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, John (50), her daughter, Bridget (40) and her grandson, Henry (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Henry, the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Henry could read and write. Mary was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Henry was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Corbett.

 

Corbett

The sole occupant of the last house in Derreen was Margaret (50) who was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was John Corbett.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derreen

Thomas Eyre was the immediate lessor in the townland of Derreen and he leased tenements to the following: John Corbett, George Corbett, Patrick Corbett, Patrick Corbett Jun., James Corbett and James Coon jointly leased 198 acres, 1 rood and 28 perches of land with houses and offices and each paid £3 5s for land and 5s for buildings.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derreen

The Down Survey name for this area was Belleck & Donnellreagh. The owner in 1641 was Thomas Lynch, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was the James Darcy, also a Catholic.

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