Tooreen

An Tuairín

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Tooreen

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         153.65 acres / 153 acres, 2 roods, 23 perches

 

 

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

Map

Galway Library for Tooreen

1670 Down Survey for Tooreen

Logainm for Tooreen

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Tooreen

 

1911 Census for Tooreen

Overview of Tooreen in 1911

There were a total of 7 houses in the townland of Tooreen and 6 of those were occupied with house 7 being unoccupied and Nora Lally was the landholder. The occupied houses were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All the houses were 3rd class dwellings. House 1 has 3 rooms and 2 windows, house 3 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and all the others had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were 9 out buildings in the townland, 3 stables, 4 cow houses and 2 piggeries. A total of 31 people were in the townland at that time, 16 males and 15 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Dunning.

 

Halloran                                                                                  (additional surname: Lally)

Michael (22) was the head of the first household in Tooreen and also in the house at that time was his sister, Nora Lally (29), who had been married for 5 years and had 2 children, both having survived. There was no mention of her husband in this entry. Michael’s niece, Elana [sic] Lally (2) was also in the house. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Nora could read and write and Michael was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Halloran.

 

Toole

The head of the family in house 2 was John (40) and he had been married to Mary (32) for 11 years and they had 5 children, Delia (8), Michael (5), John (7), Nora (4) and Margaret (6 days). Also in the house was John’s widowed mother, Margaret (76). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (40) and Margaret (76) could speak both Irish and English and John (40), Mary, Delia and Michael could read and write. John (40) was a farmer, and Delia and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Toole.

 

Lyden

The widow, Nora (64) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Stephen (24) and a nephew, McDarra [sic] (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Nora spoke Irish and English and only McDarra [sic] could read and write. Steohen was a farmer and McDarra [sic] was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Nora Lyden.

 

King

George (30) was listed as the head of this family and he lived with his wife of 2 years, Celia (25) and they had had 1 child but that child did not survive. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and George was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable. The landholder was George King.

 

Berry                                                                                       (additional surname: Baker)

The head of this family was listed as being Thomas (38) and he had been married to Annie (29) for 1 year and they had 1 child, Thomas (4mths) and also in the house at that time was a niece, Margaret Baker (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Annie and Margaret could read and write and Thomas (38) was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Berry.

 

Pryce

There were 11 members of the last family in Tooreen and the head was Festus (47) and he was married to Margaret (40) and had been for 21 years and they had had 10 children with 8 of those children surviving. Those 8 children were also in the house and they were, Michael (19), Mary Margaret (17), Joseph (15), John (12), Thomas (10), Honoria (6), Festus (3) and Bridget (2mths) and also in the house was Festus’ widowed father, Thomas (86). Festus (47), Margaret (40) and Thomas (86) spoke Irish and English. Apart from Festus (3), Bridget and Thomas (86), all the family could read and write. Festus (47) was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Mary Margaret was a farmer’s daughter and John, Thomas (10) and Honoria were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Festus Pryce.

 

 

1901 Census for Tooreen

Overview of Tooreen in 1901

There were 5 houses in the townland of Tooreen and all were occupied. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 2 was a 2nd class dwelling and the rest were 3rd class. House 3 had 2 rooms and 1 window, house had 3 rooms and 3 windows and houses 1, 4 and 5 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 7 out buildings consisting of a stable, 2 cow houses and 4 barns. Twenty-six people were in the townland at that time, 13 each of males and females. The enumerator for the townland was Const. Martin Sweeney.

 

Lyden                                                                          (additional surname: King)

The widow, Nora (53) was listed as being the head this household and she shared the house with her mother, Margaret King (87), also a widow, and her son, Stephen (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Nora and Margaret spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Nora was a farmer and Stephen was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Nora Lyden.

 

King                                                                            (additional surname: Ward)

Michael (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (58) and they lived in the house with 2 of their children, Annie (22) and Georgie (19) and also in the house was a servant, Christopher Ward (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Annie and Georgie were born in America while the rest were born in Co. Galway. Michael and Bridget spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Christopher, could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Annie was a farmer’s daughter, Georgie was farmer’s son and Christopher was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Berry                                                                           (additional surname: Baker)

The widow, Margaret (60) was listed as the head of this household and she lived in the house with her daughter, Nora (20) and 2 granddaughters, Bridget Baker (12) and Margaret Baker (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Bridget was born in Scotland and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Both Margaret and Nora spoke Irish and English and only Nora could read and write. Margaret was listed as being a farmer and Nora was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Berry.

 

Price

There were 8 members of this family and the head was Festus (30) and he lived in the house with his wife, Margaret (28), their children, Michael (9), Mary M. (7), Joseph (5), John (2) and Thomas (7mths). Also in the house was Festus’ widowed father, Thomas (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus, Margaret and Thomas (80) spoke Irish and English and Margaret, Michael and Mary M. could read and write. Festus was a farmer and Michael and Mary M. were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms with a barn. The landholder was Festus Price.

 

Toole                                                                           (additional surname: Halloran)

John (29) was the head of the last house in Tooreen and he was married to Mary (21) and they shared the house with their daughter, Bridget (3mths), Mary’s mother, Nora Halloran and Mary’s 2 brothers, John Halloran (14) and Francis Halloran (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (29) and Nora spoke Irish and English and John (29), Mary and John (14) could read and write. John (29) was a farmer and John (14) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms with a cow house and a barn. The landholder was John Toole.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Tooreen

Thomas Toole – Application No. D/10 20760. Ref. Cen S/11/465. The application was received on 19th Sept 1910. The officer of customs and excise was Clifden 1. Thomas’ parents were listed as being John and Barbara Toole. The area for the 1841 search was Streamstown (or Barratrough) and Cushatrough, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 21 Sept 1910. “Particulars found” were: Thomas Toole aged 12 years. Living with Thomas Mullen. No return of parents.

 

Thomas Toole – Application No. D/10 20761. Ref No. Cen S/11/466. The application was received on 19th Sept 1910. The officer of customs and excise was Clifden 1. Thomas’ parents were listed as being John and Barbara Toole. The area for the 1851 search was Streamstown (or Barratrough) and Cushatrough, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 1st Oct 1910. No particulars were found.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Tooreen

Thomas Eyre was the main immediate lessor in the townland and Patrick King, Thomas King and Daniel King jointly leased 68 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches of land for which Patrick King paid £3 10s and Thomas and Daniel paid £3 15s. They also each had house that they paid 5s for. John Mullins leased a house from Patrick King with a garden of 3 roods and 10 perches for 10s for the garden and 5s for the house and James Creight [sic] leased a herd’s house on 78 acres, 3 roods and 18 perches of land from Thomas Eyre for £10 for the land and 5s for the herd’s house.

 

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