Irish Grid: M 77940 39777 Lat / Long: 53.4079, -8.33243
This is a list of townlands that share a border with Mountain.
Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)
The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and the first four Irish censuses were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.
1821: Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no records for Ahascragh.
1831: The only surviving records are from Counties Antrim and Derry.
1841: There are no surviving records for County Galway.
1851: There are no surviving records for County Galway.
1861: Census records for 1861 and 1871 were deliberately destroyed by the government
1881: The records for 1881 and 1891 were pulped as waster paper during the shortages of World War I.
1901: See Below
1911: See Below
Overview of the townland
There were a total of 3 houses in the townland of Mountain in 1911 with 2 of those being occupied, house 3 was empty but the landholder was Edward Elliott. They were all listed as being private dwellings and the 2 occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Both of those houses were 2nd class dwellings and had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-buildings return (Form B.2) shows that there were 11 out buildings consisting of 2 stables, 3 cow houses, 2 piggeries, a fowl house, 2 barns and a shed. There were 9 people in townland at that time consisting of 4 males and 5 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Burke.
House 1: Kennedy
There were 5 people in this household and the head of the family was Matt (69) who had been married to Mary (66) for 39 years and during that marriage they had had 8 children, of which 6 had survived. They shared the house with Matt’s brother, Martin (71) and 2 of their children; Michael (36) and Nora (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Matt, Michael and Nora could read and write while Mary and Martin could read only. Matt was a farmer, Martin was a farm servant and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The land holder was Matt Kennedy.
House 2: Kennedy / Cosgrove
The widow, Mary Kennedy (76), was the head of this household and she had been married for 40 years and had had 4 children but only 1 had survived, She shared the house with her son-in-law, who was a widower, John Cosgrove (40) and also 2 grandchildren, Mary E. Cosgrove (9) and Margaret Cosgrove (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and Mary spoke both Irish and English. Mary could not read and all the others could rad and write. Mary was a farmer, John was a farm servant and Mary E. and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The land holder was Mary Kennedy.
Overview of the townland.
There were a total of 3 houses in the townland of Mountain with 2 of those being occupied. House 3 was unoccupied but the landholder was Elizabeth Elliott. The 2 occupied houses were 2nd class dwellings with 3 rooms and 3 windows to the front. Those houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. There were 13 people in the townland at the time of this census, 7 males and 6 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Joseph Lawson.
House 1: Kennedy / Cosgrove
The head of this household was listed as being Michael (65) and he was married to Mary (63) and they shared the house with their daughter, Maria (30) and son-in-law, John (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Michael and Mary spoke Irish and English but could not read while Maria and John could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Maria was a farmer’s daughter and John was a farmer’s son-in-law. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Michael Kennedy.
House 1: Kennedy / Geraghty / Madden
There were 9 members of this household and the head was listed as being Matthew (55) and he was married to Mary (50) They shared the house with Matthew’s brother, Martin (57), their daughter, Katie (24) and 2 sons, Patrick (12) and Michael (26). There were also 3 visitors in the house at that time; Thomas Geraghty (26), Annie Geraghty (28) and Katie Madden (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Matthew, Mary and Martin spoke Irish and English and with the exception of Martin, who could read only, they could all read and write. Matthew and Martin were farmers, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Katie Kennedy and Katie Madden were farmer’s daughters, Patrick and Michael were farmer’s sons, Thomas was an agricultural labourer and Annie was a general domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Matthew Kennedy.
Griffith’s Valuation 1847 – 1864
The immediate lessor for all tenements in Mountain was the Rev. Sir William V. R. Mahon Bart.
Plot 1: Laurence Kearns leased 4 acres of land for £2 10s annually.
Plot 1a: Patrick Brogan paid 5s for a house.
Plot 2: Rev. William McGauran leased a house, offices and 3 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land for which he paid £2 5s for the land and £3 15s for the buildings.
Plot 3: Thomas Eyre paid £3 for 4 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land.
Plot 4: Thomas Hartigan leased a house, office and 5 acres, 2 roods and 16 perches of land for £3 10s for the land and £1 for the buildings annually.
Plot 5A: John Hall paid 14s for 1 acre and 10 perches of land.
Plot 5B: John Hall leased 1 acre, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for 16s annually.
Plot 6: Michael Faherty leased 2 acres and 2 roods of land for £1 10s.
Plot 7: John Peaton [sic], Thomas Dillon and Connor Redington [sic] jointly leased 1 acre and 16 perches of land for which they each paid 4s.
Plot 8A: William Draper leased 1 acre and 3 roods of land for £1.
Plot 8B: William Draper paid £2 for 4 acres and 30 perches of land.
Plot 9: Mary Finnerty leased 3 roods and 30 perches of land for 10s.
Plot 10: Patrick Kennedy leased a house and 6 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the house.
Plot 11: Thomas Kennedy paid £2 13s for 5 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches of land and 12s for a house.
Plot 12: Michael Brennan and John Hartigan jointly leased 7 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land for which they paid £4 between them.
Plot 13: Martin Tyrell paid £3 for 6 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land.
Plot 14: Michael Naughton paid 8s for 3 roods and 10 perches for 8s.
Plot 15: Timothy McLoughlin paid 8s for 3 roods and 10 perches for 8s.
Plot 16: Redmond Flannery leased 3 roods and 20 perches of land for 8s.
Plot 17: James Flynn paid 8s for 3 roods and 10 perches for 8s.
Plot 18: Patrick Tyrell leased 1 acre and 32 perches of land for 10s annually.
Plot 18a: Thomas Dillon paid 4s for 28 perches of land annually.
Plot 19: Thomas Prendergast leased 4 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land for £3 annually.
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