An Lathach Ghlas Thuaidh
Emma Ruane/Heritage Office, Galway County Council
Civil Parish of Kilbegnet
Lahaghglass North is situated in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway. This townland can be found ¾ mile West- South West of Creggs Village.
The Down Survey Map provides no available information on the townland of Lahaghglass North.
O’Donovan’s Field Name Books states a small portion of bog is located in the East of Lahaghglass North. Bog may also be present in another location; however, this is unreadable. The remaining land is made up of tillage and pasture.
According to the 1851 census Lahaghglass North consists of 53 acres, 0 roods and 28 perches. The total population in 1841 was 66 people, 28 were male and 38 were female. There were 11 houses, all of which were occupied. By 1851 the population had decreased to 41 people, 21 of whom were male and 20 were female. There were 9 houses in 1851 and all were occupied. The poor law valuation rate paid in 1851 was £15-15-0.
According to Griffith’s Valuation Allen Pollock was the immediate lessor of Lahaghglass North. Michael Murphy, Allen Pollock, Michael Kelly and Timothy Kelly all rented on Holding 1. Michael Murphy paid £12-0-0 for house, offices and land measuring 17 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches. Allen Pollock kept 1 acre 2 roods and 19 perches of cottier’s house and land worth £0-10-0 in fee. Michael Kelly rented 0 acres, 0 roods and 11 perches of house and garden for £5-0-0. Timothy Kelly paid £5-0-0 for house and garden measuring 0 acres, 0 roods and 11 perches
Holding 2 was land measuring 25 acres, 2 roods and 32 perches.
Michael Murphy, Michael Kelly and Timothy Kelly jointly rented 8 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches of bog on Holding 3. Michael Murphy paid £0-10-0, while Michael Kelly and Timothy Kelly each paid £0-5-0. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £23-10-0.
Despite research, 1901 Census records for Lahaghglass North could not be found.
There was only 1 house in Lahaghglass North in 1911. The house was headed by John Kiernan and occupied by his family. There was a total of 4 people, 3 males and 1 female. Each were Roman Catholic. The house was listed as a private dwelling. There was just 1 farm steading; a shed. The census forms were collected on the 6th of April.
John Kiernan (28) lived with his wife Joel (26) and their 2 sons Thomas J. (3) and Gerard (6 months). John and his wife had been married for 4 years and had 2 children. John listed his occupation as agriculter [sic]. John and Joel could read and write. No language was listed for any member of the family, suggesting they spoke English only. John was born in County Cavan, while the rest of the family were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was utilised for the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. There was also 1 shed. Allen Satchwell of Milford was the landholder.