Funshin

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Funshin

Civil Parish of Kilbegnet

Fuinseann, Ash land

Funshin is located in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway. Funshin is located at the western boundary of Kilbegnet parish bordering the parish of Ballynakill.

The Down Survey Map indicates the 1670 (Post Cromwell) owners of Funshin, under the Down Survey name of Gravagh, were Joh Bourke (Catholic) and Sir Maurice Hurley (Protestant). No further information is given on Funshin.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books states that a large portion of bog can be found in the Eastern portion of Funshin as well as at the Southern boundary. What can be found in the North of Funshin is unclear. The remaining land is made up of tillage and pasture.

Census 1841-1851

According to the 1851 census, Funshin consisted of 532 acres, 0 roods and 13 perches. The population in 1841 was 199 people, 86 were males and 113 were females. There were 40 houses, all of which were occupied. By 1851 the population had decreased to 151 people, 68 were male and 83 were female. In 1851 there were 34 houses, and all of these were occupied. The poor law valuation rate in 1851 was £58-5-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Allen Pollock owned the land. Allen kept 36 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches of land and four cottier’s houses, another lot measuring 5 acres 3 roods and 35 perches of land and cottier’s house, 13 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of bog and another portion of bog measuring 148 acres, 2 roods and 6 perches in fee worth a total of £13-10-0. Matthew Scott and Allen Pollock jointly rented a holding of 5 acres, 0 roods and 30 perches, with Matthew paying Allen £1-0-0 for house and land. Allen kept his portion of land in fee worth £0-15-0.

James Boyde paid Allen Pollock £1-15-0 for house and land measuring 10 acres, 1 rood and 11 perches. Augustus Clarke paid £1-0-0 for 2 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land. Patrick Connicar and Michael Costello jointly rented land measuring 1 acre, 3 roods and 27 perches, with each paying £0-5-0. Martin Boyde paid £1-10-0 for 7 acres, 0 roods and 36 perches of land. Daniel McKeogh and Edward McKeogh rented on the same holding measuring a total of 23 acres, 0 roods and 0 perches. Daniel paid £3-0-0 for house and land, while Edward paid £5-15-0 for house, office and land. Jane Cuddy rented house and land measuring 5 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches for £1-15-0. Augustus Keane rented house and land measuring 4 acres, 2 roods and 5 perches for £1-5-0. Martin Heavy paid £4-10-0 for 11 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of house and land.

James Scott, John Scott, Patrick Connicar and Michael Costello each rented house, office and land on the same holding measuring a total of 85 acres, 0 roods and 29 perches. James Scott paid £2-15-0, John Scott paid £4-5-0, Patrick Connicar and Michael Costello each paid £2-15-0. Thomas Sirr rented house and land measuring 5 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches for £1-2-0. Andrew Connicar paid £3-2-0 for 9 acres, 0 roods and 38 perches of house and land. Jeremiah Kennedy paid £2-15-0 for 11 acres, 2 roods and 0 perches of house and land. Patrick Blighe rented land measuring 4 acres, 1 rood and 28 perches for £1-0-0.

Michael Mulvihill, Patrick Mulvihill, Allen Pollock, Thomas McGarry, Robert Fleming, Patrick Fleming and John Connicar all rented lots on the same holding measuring 80 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches. Michael Mulvihill paid £0-8-0 for land, Patrick Mulvihill paid £1-16-0 for house and land, Allen Pollock kept 2 lots of house and land in fee worth £4-12-0. Thomas McGarry paid £0-18-0 for house and land. Robert Fleming paid £0-15-0 for house and land. Patrick Fleming rented house and land for £5-10-0. John Connicar paid £0-12-0 for house, office and land.

Bartholomew Britton paid £4-15-0 for house, office and land measuring 16 acres, 2 roods and 29 perches. Patrick Ryan (sen.) and Patrick Ryan (jun.) jointly rented land measuring 0 acres, 2 roods and 0 perches, each paying £0-2-0.

Patrick Ryan (jun.) paid a total of £2-0-0 for 2 acres, 0 roods and 3 perches of land and 4 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches of house and land on the same holding. Bridget Feeny rented 2 lots on the same holding, paying £3-0-0 for 1 acre, 2 roods and 32 perches of land and 7 acres, 0 roods and 7 perches of house and land.

Michael Cuddy paid a total of £5-5-0 for land measuring 1 acre, 2 roods and 23 perches, another lot of land measuring 2 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches and house, office and land measuring 11 acres, 0 roods and 19 perches.

Patrick Ryan (sen.) rented various lots on the same holding. He paid a total of £3-5-0 for land measuring 1 acre, 2 roods and 3 perches, house and land measuring 4 acres, 2 roods and 5 perches and another portion of land measuring 5 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches.

Thomas Feeny rented house and land measuring 1 acre, 1 rood and 32 perches for £0-10-0. Patrick Blighe paid £0-15-0 for house and land measuring 1 acre, 2 roods and 12 perches. Andrew Tracey rented 6 acres, 2 roods and 13 perches of land for £2-0-0.

Edward McKeogh rented two lots of land on the same holding measuring 1 acre, 2 roods and 3 perches and the other 5 acres, 2 roods and 38 perches for £2-0-0. Mary Finneran rented house and land measuring 7 acres, 0 roods and 33 perches for £2-5-0. Andrew Tracy and Edmund Costello rented on the same holding measuring a total of 7 acres, 2 roods and 0 perches. Andrew Tracey paid £1-8-0 for house and land, Edmund Costello paid £1-0-0 for land.

Martin Keefe paid £1-15-0 for house and land measuring 4 acres, 2 roods and 33 perches. Michael Keefe paid £2-5-0 for 6 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of house, offices and land. Patrick Clarke paid £1-0-0 for land measuring 3 acres, 1 rood and 9 perches.  The total annual valuation of rateable property was £104-12-0.

Census 1901 and Census 1911

Despite research, the census records for the years 1901 and 1911 have not been located as of the 14th of May 2020. Research is ongoing to discover if there were houses in Funshin during these times.

This page was added on 14/05/2020.

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