Gooreenatinny

Guairín an tSionnaigh

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Gooreenatinny

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                         131.33 acres / 131 acres, 1 rood, 12 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Gooreenatinny

Logainm for Gooreenatinny

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Gooreenatinny

 

1911 Census for Gooreenatinny

Overview of Gooreenatinny in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were 10 houses in the townland of which 9 were occupied. House 10 was unoccupied but the landholder was Mary Powell. The occupied houses were all listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 1 was a 2nd class dwelling while all the others were 3rd class. Houses 8 and 9 had 1 room and 1 window, house 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window, house 1 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows and all the others had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 24 out buildings in the townland consisting of 5 stables, 6 cow houses, 1 calf house, 6 piggeries and 6 potato houses. There were a total of 37 people in the townland, 18 males and 19 females. The enumerator was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Stuffle [sic][i]                            (additional surname: King)

The head of the first family in Gooreenatinny was Patrick (40), who was single, and he shared the house with his brother, William (50), a niece, Mary King (18) and nephew, Patrick King (10). 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. Both Patrick and William were farmers, Mary was listed as being in house work and Patrick King was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Stuffle [sic]

 

Cohill                                                  (additional surname: Walsh)

The widower, William Walsh (79) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with his son-in-law, John (42) who had been married to his daughter, Anne (42) for 11 years and they had 4 children, Michael (9). Mary (7), Martin (5) and Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Martin and Bridget, they all spoke both Irish and English. Martin and Bridget could not read, William could read only and the others could all read and write. William was a farmer, John was a farmer and fisherman and Michael and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was William Walsh.

 

Coohill

The widower, Simon (73) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his son, Martin (28), his daughter-in-law, Margaret (18) and daughter, Mary (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke only English and the other 3 all spoke both Irish and English. Martin, Margaret and Mary could read and write. Simon was a farmer, Martin was a farmer and fisherman, Margaret was a farmer’s wife and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was listed as being Simon Cohill [sic].

 

Powell

The sole occupant of house 4 was Michael (42). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could read and write, speak both Irish and English and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Powell.

 

McLoughlin

John (63) was the head of this family in house 5 and he had been married to Mary (54) for 7 years but had not got any children with that marriage. They shared the house with 3 of John’s children, Patrick (20), Mary (16) and Bridget (13). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary (54) was born in Scotland while all the others were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Mary (54), could read and write. John was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and fisherman and Mary (16) and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a Piggery. The landholder was John McLoughlin.

 

McLoughlin

The head of this household was Patrick (54) and he was single and shared the house with his sister, Margaret (59) and his niece, Margaret (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick and Margaret (18) could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and the 2 Margaret’s were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a calf house and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick McLoughlin.

 

Faherty

Martin (48) was the head of this family and he had been married to Ellen (44) for 9 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 read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Martin Faherty.

 

Mongan

John (29) was the head of the family in house 8 and had been married to Bridget (39) for 9 years and they had had 3 children, Annie (7), Mary (5) and Patrick (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget could speak both Irish and English and Annie and Mary could speak only English. Only Bridget and Annie could read and write. John was a farmer and Annie and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they also had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John Mongan.

 

Powell

James (43) was the head of the last family in Gooreenatinny and he was married to Bridget (32) and had been for 6 years and they had had 4 children, Bridget (4), Mary (4), Anne (3) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James and Bridget (32) spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. James was a farmer, Bridget (4), Mary and Anne were farmer’s daughters and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was James Powell.

 

1901 Census for Gooreenatinny

Overview of Gooreenatinny in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were 10 houses in the townland 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. Houses 4 and 10 were 4th class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 4 and 10 had 1 room and no windows, houses 5 and 7-9 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window and houses 1-3 and 6 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 11out buildings, 4 cow houses, 5 barns and 2 potato houses. There were 29 people in the townland at that time, 16 males and 13 females. The enumerator was Const. Peter Hunt.

 

Faherty

The head of the first family in Gooreenatinny was Martin (33) who was not married and he shared the house with his sister, Mary (40) and his Nephew, Thomas (11). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Scotland and Martin and Mary were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Martin and Thomas could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper and Thomas was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Martin Faherty.

 

McLoughlin

The widow Bridget (72) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Margaret (45) and son, Patrick (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish and Margaret and Patrick spoke both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Bridget McLoughlin.

 

McLoughlin

The head of the family in house 3 was John (50), who was a widower and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, Patrick (10), Margaret (8), Mary (6) and Bridget (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John spoke both Irish and English and the children only spoke English. All, with the exception of Bridget, could read and write. John was a farmer and Patrick, Margaret and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John McLoughlin.

 

Walsh

The widow Anne (80) was the head of this family and she lived in the house by herself. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a housekeeper. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and she also had a barn. The landholder was John McLoughlin.

 

Powell

The head of the household in house 5 was the widow, Mary (65) and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, James (30) and William (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and both James and William could read and write. Mary was a farmer and James and William were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Mary Powell.

 

Powell

Michael (30) was the sole occupant of house 6 and he was single. He spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was a farmer. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and he had a barn. The landholder was Michael Powell.

 

Cohill

There were 3 members of this household and the head of the family was the widower, Simon (60) and he shared the house with his son, Martin (20) and his daughter, Mary (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Martin and Mary could read and write. Simon was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Simon Cohill.

 

Stuffle [sic]                             (additional surname: King)

William (85) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (64) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, William (33) and Patrick (27) and also a niece, Mary King (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and William (33), Patrick and Mary could read and write. William (85) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife, William (33) and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a barn and a potato house. The landholder was William Stuffle.

 

Walsh                                      (additional surname: Cohil [sic])

William (65), who was a widower, was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his daughter, Anne (24) and his son-in-law, John Cohil [sic] (25). All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Anne could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was William Walsh.

 

King

The head of the last family in Gooreenatinny was Pat (40) and he lived in the house with his sister, Bridget (26). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. Pat was a farmer and Bridget was a housekeeper. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and they had a potato house. The landholder was Pat King.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Gooreenatinny

Griffith’s Valuation shows that the owner of the land in the townland was Thomas Eyre. He leased a house and office on 106 acres, 1 rood and 37 perches of land to Brazil P. Madden for £33 for the land and £4 for the buildings. There were also 10 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Gooreenatinny

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Towerskehin and Loghanna. The 1641 owner was Edmund O’Flaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was Thomas Cunny, a Protestant.

 

[i]  Possibly Stupple

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