Inishturk

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Inishturk

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         168.14 acres / 168 acres, 0 roods, 21 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Inishturk

Logainm for Inishturk

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Inishturk

 

1911 Census for Inishturk

Overview of Inishturk in 1911

According to the 1911 census there were a total of 21 houses in the townland of Inishturk with house 21being the Inishturk national school and was unoccupied at the time of the census. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with house 7 having a slate, iron or tiled roof and the others all having only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All occupied houses were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 1, 4 and 7 were 2nd class dwellings, house 12 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 12 had 1 room and no window, houses 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17 and 18 had 2 rooms and 1 windows in the front, houses 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19 and 20 all had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 1 and 4 had 2 or 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 10 out buildings in the townland consisting of 4 cow houses, a piggery, 4 turf houses and a potato house. There were a total of 96 people in Inishturk in 1911, 50 males and 46 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Dunning.

 

McDonagh

The head of the first house on Inishturk was John (45), who was married to Bridget (38) for 6 years and during that time they had had 3 children, Mary (5), Anne (3) and Agnus [sic] (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Parents spoke Irish and English and could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was John McDonagh.

 

Stuffle [sic]

Martin (65) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (60) for 30 years and they had had 12 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Annie (21), Ellen (19), Patrick (18), Martin (13), Michael (13) and Thomas (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Martin (65) could read only, Mary and Annie could not read and the other children could all read and write. Martin (65) was a farmer and fisherman and Martin (13), Michael and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a piggery. The landholder was Martin Stuffle [sic].

 

McDonagh

Michael (57) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (58) and had been for 36 years, and in that that time they had had 7 children with 5 of those surviving. Two of those children also lived in the house and they were, Willie (19) and Mary (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English but only Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Willie was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael McDonagh.

 

McDonagh

Of the 5 members of this family, Michael (77) was listed as being the head and he had been married to Betty (79) for 50 years and they had had 8 children but only 5 had survived. They shared the house with their son, Martin (38) who was married to Bridget (25) for 2 years and their granddaughter, Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of baby Mary, all of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Martin was a fisherman. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael McDonagh.

 

Pryce

The head of this family was Michael (67) who was a widower. He lived in the house with 3 of his sons, Martin (28), Festus (20) and Thomas (18). They were all Roman Catholic with Martin being born in America and all the others being born in Co. Galway. They could all speak Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Michael was a farmer and fisherman, Martin and Festus were fishermen and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Pryce.

 

Walsh

There were 8 members of this family in house 6 and the head was Thomas (67) who was married to Mary (58) and had been for 40 years and during that time they had had 10 children and all had survived. Six of those children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Patrick (30), Thomas (21), John (19), Festus (17), Bridget (13) and Michael (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary could not read, Michael could read only and all the others could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Patrick and Thomas were fishermen, John and Festus were farmer’s sons and Bridget and Michael scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Walsh.

 

Walsh

Willie William (26) was the head of this household and he had been married to Mary (26) for 2 years and they had 1 child, Kathleen Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Willie William spoke Irish and English and Mary and Kathleen Mary spoke only English and both parents could read and write. Willie William was a fisherman and Mary was a school teacher. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Walsh.

 

Burke

Michael (75) was the head of the family in house 8 and he had been married to Celia (70) for 40 years and they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with their son Martin (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English while Martin could only speak English and he could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Burke.

 

Hannon                                                                       (additional surname: Pryce)

Patrick (71) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (73) for 46 years and the had had 3 children and 2 had survived. They lived in the house with their son, Stephen (36) who was married to Anne (33) and had been for 4 years and they had had 2 children, Mary (2) and Patrick (1mth) and also in the house was a nephew, Martin Pryce (36). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke only Irish, Mary spoke only English and the others, with the exception on baby Patrick, could speak Irish and English. Only Anne and Martin could read and write. Patrick (71) was a farmer, Stephen was a fisherman and Martin was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Hannon.

 

Toole

There were 5 members in this household and the head was John (71) and he had been married to Bridget for 48 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Edward (30), John (19) and Anne (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John (71) could not read, Bridget could read only and the children could read and write. John (71) was a farmer and Edward and John (30) were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a turf house. The landholder was John Toole.

 

Hannon

Thomas (45) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (36) for 10 years and they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived, Bridget (8), Mary (6) and Annie (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and they, along with Bridget, could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Bridget and Mary (6) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Hannon.

 

Hannon

The widow, Mary (75) was the sole occupant of house 12 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co, Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could not read and there was no occupation listed for her. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Mary Hannon.

 

Toole

The head of the family in house 13 was Thomas (32), who had been married to Celia (27) for 8 years and during that time they had had 3 children and 2 of those had survived, Bridget (4) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer and a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Toole.

 

Conroy

Thomas (50) was listed as the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife of 25 years, Margaret (48) and 6 of their 9 children, John (19), Patrick (16), Martin (14), Maggie Ann (11), Peter (6) and Ellen (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Margaret spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. Thomas, Margaret and Ellen could not read, Peter could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Martin, Maggie Ann and Peter were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Conroy.

 

Wallace

John (48) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Anne (40) and had been for 19 years and during that time they had had 10 children and 6 of those had survived. They lived in the house with 4 of those children and they were, Michael (17), Bridget (16), Thomas (4) and Patrick (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Anne and Bridget spoke Irish and English. John, Anne, Michael and Bridget could read and write. John was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a potato house. The landholder was John Wallace.

 

Burke

John (33), who married to Annie (30), was the head of this family. They had been married for 3 years and they had 1 child, Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and Mary spoke only English. John and Annie could read and write and John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and had a cow house. The landholder was John Burke.

 

Murray

The head of the family in house 17 was Thomas (75) and he lived in the house with his wife of 47 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with 1 of those children, Michael (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Thomas was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a turf house. The landholder was Thomas Murray.

 

McDonagh

Michael (40) was the head of this household and was married to Mary (34) and had been for 3 years and they had 1 child, Patrick (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Mary spoke Irish and English and Patrick spoke only English and none of the family could read. Michael was a farmer and a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a turf house. The landholder was Michael McDonagh.

 

Wallace

There were 5 members of this household and the head was Martin (48) and the had been married to Nora (48) for 14 years and they had had 3 children, Mary Agnes (12), John (9) and Bedelia (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. Nora could not read, Bedelia could read only and Martin, Mary Agnes and John could read and write. Martin was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a turf house. The landholder was Martin Wallace.

 

Madden

The head of the last house on Inishturk was John (60) and he had been married to Mary (34) for 14 years and they had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived, Mary Anne (13), Maggie (8), Thomas (5) and Jane (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Mary and Mary Anne spoke Irish and English and Maggie, Thomas and Jane spoke only English. John, Mary and Jane could not read, Thomas could read only and Mary Anne and Maggie could read and write. John was a farmer and Maggie and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was John Madden.

 

1901 Census for Inishturk

Overview of Inishturk in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 17 houses on Inishturk, with house 17 being the Inishturk national school and was unoccupied at the time of the census while all the others were private dwellings and were occupied. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 15 was a 2nd class dwelling, houses 7 and 16 were 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 7 and 16 had only 1 room and no windows in the front, house 3 had 2 rooms and no windows and house 14 had 1 room and 1 window in the front. Houses 2, 4, 6, 8 and 11-13 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 1, 9 and 10 and house 15 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 14 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 2 cow houses, a piggery and 11 barns. There were 63 people in the townland at that time, 31 males and 32 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Sweeney.

 

Wallace

The head of the first family on Inishturk was Martin (30) and he was married to Norah (35) and they shred the house with their daughter, Mary Agnes (2) and a niece-in-law, Mary (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Mary Agnes, they all spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Martin was a fisherman and farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was Martin Wallace.

 

Madden

John (48) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (26) and they shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Mary Anne (3) and Bridget (1) and also John’s widowed mother, Jane (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the adults could speak Irish and English, but only Mary could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was John Madden.

 

Wallace                                                                       (additional surname: McDonagh)

There were 8 members this household and the head was John (35) who was married to Anne (28) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Michael (8), Bridget (6), John (3) and Festy (1mth), Anne’s widowed mother, Mary McDonagh (60) and also Anne’s sister, Ellie McDonagh (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (35), Anne, Mary and Ellie spoke Irish and English. John (35), Anne, Bridget and Ellie could read and write. John (35) was a farmer and a fisherman and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was John Wallace.

 

Toole

John (65) was the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (50) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Thomas (21), Edward (16), Ellie (12), John (8) and Annie (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from John (8) and Annie, they could all speak both Irish and English. Annie could read only and all the others could read and write. John (65) was a farmer and fisherman, Thomas was a fisherman and Ellie, John (8) and Annie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was John Toole.

 

McDonagh                                                                  (additional surname: Walsh)

The head of this family was Michael (40) who was married to Bridget (42) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Michael (20), Bridget (15), Annie (12), Willie (9) and Mary (6) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s widowed aunt, Mary Walsh (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish and Michael (40), Bridget (42), Michael (20) and Bridget (15) spoke Irish and English. Michael (40) and Mary could not read, Bridget (42) and Mary could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael (40) was a farmer and fisherman, Michael (20) was a fisherman, Bridget (15) was a farmer’s daughter and Annie, Willie and Mary (6) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and had a barn. The landholder was Michael McDonagh.

 

Conroy

Thomas (40) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (35) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children, Thomas (15), Mary (12), Bridget (11), John (9), Patrick (7), Martin (3) and Margaret Annie (3mths). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary and Bridget were born in Scotland and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Thomas (40), Margaret and Thomas (15) spoke Irish and English and Margaret, Thomas (15), Mary, Bridget and John could read and write. Thomas (40) was a farmer and fisherman, Thomas (20) was a farmer’s son and Mary, Bridget and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Conroy.

 

Hannan [sic]

John (60) was listed as the head of this household and he lived in the house with his wife, Mary (60). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The could speak both Irish and English and neither of them could read. John was recorded as being a farmer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was John Hannan [sic].

 

Murry

The head of the family in house 8 was Thomas (65) and he lived in the house with his wife, Catherine (60), their daughter, Celia (18) and son, Michael (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and fisherman, Celia was a farmer’s daughter and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was Thomas Murry.

 

Ward                                                                           (additional surname: Flaherty)

There were 6 members of this household and the head of the family was Mathias (67) and he was married to Bridget (65) and they shared the house with their children, Mary (42), John (25), Betty (22) and a nephew-in-law, Thomas Flaherty (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John, Betty and Thomas could read and write. Mathias was a farmer, Mary and Betty were farmer’s daughters, John was a farmer’s son and Thomas was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was Mathias Ward.

 

Hannan [sic]                                                               (additional surname: Courcey)

The head of this household was Patrick (56) and he was married to Mary (56), and they lived in the house with their sons, Thomas (30) and Stephen (28) and a cousin, Celia Courcey (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Thomas, Stephen and Celia could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Thomas and Stephen were fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Patt Hannan [sic].

 

Burke

There were 5 members of the Burke family in house 11 and the head was Michael (65) and he was married to Celia (56) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, John (22), Martin (13) and Michael (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Michael, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael (65), Celia could not read, John could read only and Martin and Michael (9) could read and write. Michael (65) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Martin and Michael (9) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was Michael Burke.

 

Walsh

Of the 9 members of this household Thomas (45) was the head and he was married to Mary (45) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Patrick (20), Margaret (17), Willie (14), Thomas (11), John (8), Festy (5) and Bridget (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of young Bridget. Mary and Bridget could not read, Festy could read and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Patrick was a fisherman and farmer’s son, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, Willie was a farmer’s son and Thomas, John and Festy were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Walsh.

 

McDonagh

Michael (60) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Betty (60) and they shared the house with 3 sons, John (34), Michael (30) and Martin (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. Michael was a farmer and the sons were all fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms with a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael McDonagh (Pat).

 

Lydon

Delia M. (29) was the sole occupant of house 14 and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as a national school teacher. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Michael Price.

 

Price

Michael (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (50) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Anne (30), Martin (14), Bridget (13), Festy (11) and Thomas (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Martin who was born in the United States. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s daughter, Martin was a farmer’s son and Bridget, Festy and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms with a barn. The landholder was Michael Price.

 

Stuffle [sic]

Martin (55) was listed as being the head of the last family on Inishturk and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Bridget (16), Mary (14), Annie (11), Ellie (8), Patrick (7), Michael (3), Martin (3) and Thomas (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Michael, Martin (3) and Thomas, the family could speak both Irish and English. Martin (55), Mary, Annie, Ellie and Patrick could read and write. Martin (55) was a farmer and fisherman, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter, Annie, Ellie and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Martin Stuffle [sic].

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Inishturk

Catherine McDonagh leased a house and offices from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £18 for the land and £1 5s for the buildings. Catherine McDonagh leased houses to the following and those tenants also jointly leased 73 acres, 2 roods and 31 perches of land. Michael Cooke paid £1 for his share of the land and 5s for the house, James Price paid 8s for land and 5s for a house, Luke Madden paid 12s for land and 5s for the house, Austin Madden paid 15s for land and 5s for the house and Thomas Toole paid £3 10s for land and 5s for a house. Patrick Conneely paid £2 5s for land and 5s for a house, Jeramiah Hanna paid £4 5s for land and 5s for a house, Patrick McDonagh paid £1 5s for land and 5s for a house, John Stopple paid 15s for land and 5s for a house and Patrick Madden paid £1 15s for land and 5s for a house.

 

1670 Down Survey for Inishturk

The Down Survey name for this area was Creelan Alias Arctittant Island. The 1641 owner was the Catholic, Ulick Earl of Clanricard Burke and in 1670 the owner was John Brown, a Protestant. 10 plantation acres were forfeited.

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