Leaha

Na Liathaibh

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Leaha

Civil Parish of Kilbegnet

Na Liathaibh, grey lands

Leaha is situated in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway. Located at the Western boundary of Kilbegnet parish, Leaha borders the parish of Ballynakill, Barony of Ballymoe.

The Down Survey Map states the 1670 (Post Cromwell) owners of Leaha, under the name Gravagh, were John Bourke (Catholic) and Sir Maurice Hurley (Protestant).

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books description for this townland is largely unreadable. Approximately half of Leaha is made up of an unknown landscape, which is situated in the West, with two smaller portions located at the Eastern boundary. A road travels through Leaha from West- North West to East- South East. The remaining land consists of tillage and pasture.

Census 1841-1851

According to the 1851 census, Leaha consists of 662 acres, 0 roods and 30 perches. The total population in 1814 was 263 people, 142 were male and 121 were female. There were 48 houses, 46 of which were occupied. By 1851 the population had decreased to 182 people, 99 of whom were male and 83 were female. There were 36 houses in 1851, all of which were occupied. The poor law valuation rate paid in 1851 was £96-5-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Allen Pollock was the immediate lessor of the land and he leased to several tenants. Allen Pollock kept 3 portions of bog on the same holding measuring 204 acres, 0 roods and 21 perches, another measuring 6 acres, 2 roods and 2 perches and another portion measuring 42 acres, 0 roods and 18 perches. There was also 4 cottier’s house and gardens on this holding measuring 2 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches. The bog and houses were kept in fee and worth £4-10-0.

Thomas Costelloe paid Allen Pollock £3-0-0 for 8 acres, 1 rood and 22 perches of land. Edmund Costelloe paid £3-15-0 for house and land measuring 10 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches.

John Costelloe (Tom) paid a total of £3-0-0 for land measuring 0 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches, house and land measuring 5 acres, 0 roods and 30 perches and another portion of land measuring 2 acres, 0 roods and 30 perches.

Thomas Costelloe (Pat) rented 8 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of house, office and land for £4-0-0. James Conicar paid £3-5-0 for house and land measuring 7 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches.  Andrew Mollowney paid a total of £10-10-0 for 24 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches of house, office and land and another portion of land measuring 2 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches on the same holding. Edmund McCaigue rented 15 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches of house, office and land for £6-0-0. John McCaigue paid £4-15-0 for house, office and land measuring 10 acres, 2 roods and 13 perches.

Holding 10 of 10 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches was jointly rented by Thaddeus Dowd and Dominick Daly. Thaddeus paid £3-0-0 for house, office and land. Dominick paid £2-5-0 for house and land. Dominick Daly rented land measuring 4 acres, 3 roods and 14 perches for £2-5-0. Patrick Eglington paid £1-15-0 for 4 acres, 0 roods and 33 perches of land. Michael Brennan paid £4-10-0 for 9 acres, 0 roods and 0 perches of house, office and land. John Brennan rented house, office and land measuring 7 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches for £4-0-0.

Patrick Mollowney paid £4-10-0 for 8 acres, 3 roods and 34 perches of house, office and land. Honoria Brennan and James Brennan (jun.) jointly rented 14 acres, 3 roods and 34 perches, each paying £3-10-0 for separate house, office and land. John Brennan (James) paid £3-0-0 for house, office and land measuring 9 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches. Patrick Conway paid £1-10-0 for 4 acres, 0 roods and 20 perches of house and land. Richard Grady rented house and land measuring 5 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches for £2-0-0.

John Costelloe and Michael Costelloe jointly rented house, office and land measuring 14 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches, with each paying £2-15-0. John Mollowney and James Mollowney jointly rented 5 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land, each paying £1-10-0. Thomas Costelloe and Bryan Costelloe jointly rented house, office and land measuring 11 acres, 0 roods and 16 perches, each paying £2-10-0. John Curley paid £2-10-0 for 6 acres, 0 roods and 14 perches of house and land. Patrick Morrisey and Daniel Brenna (Jas.) each rented house, office and land on the same holding. Patrick paid £4-12-0 and Daniel paid £4-3-0.

Daniel Brennan (sen.) paid a total of £3-10-0 for house and land measuring 3 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches and another lot of land measuring 4 acres, 0 roods and 24 perches. Thomas Brennan (Dan.) rented house, office and land measuring 6 acres, 2 roods and 0 perches for £3-5-0. Daniel Brennan (Roe) paid £5-0-0 for 10 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches of house, office and land. John Brittane paid £2-5-0 for house, office and land measuring 4 acres, 1 rood and 13 perches.

John Brennan (sen.) rented house, office and land measuring 10 acres, 0 roods and 12 perches for £5-0-0. Patk. Costelloe (Thos.) paid £3-15-0 for 10 acres, 0 roods and 37 perches of house and land. Thomas Fitzmaurice paid £4-5-0 for house and land measuring 13 acres, 0 roods and 17 perches. Thomas Costelloe (jun.) rented house and land measuring 10 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches for £3-15-0. Patrick Fitzmaurice paid £3-15-0 for house and land measuring 10 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches. John Brennan (Michl) 13 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches of house and land for £3-0-0. John Mulligan rented 2 acres, 3 roods and 12 perches of land for £0-15-0. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £141-10-0.

Census 1901

There were 27 houses in Leaha in 1901, all of which were occupied. The total population was 156 people, 81 were male and 75 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: James McKaigue, Edward McKeague, Daniel Brennan, Patrick Daly, Patrick Reilly, Patrick Kelly, John Tiernan, Patrick Conacur, Joshua Glover, Hanora Curley, Richard Fitzmorris, Pat Costello, Thomas Lohan, John Gavin, Thos Keogh, Mary Grady, Thomas Brennan, Catherine Brennan, Catherine Morrissey, Pat Brennan, Thomas Doud, Mary Fitzmaurice, Pat Conway, John Grealy, Michl Costello, Bridget Costello and John Scott.

All inhabitants were born in County Galway; however, it is unknown for the Grealy family in House 24 as they only listed Ireland as their place of birth. All were Roman Catholic, except Joshua, Samuel and Hubert Glover in House 9 who listed their religion as Irish Church. Each house was listed as a private dwelling. There were at least 51 farm steadings consisting of 10 stables, 15 cow houses, 13 piggeries, 11 barns and 2 sheds. However, there was at least 31 more farm steadings of an unknown description as there is a missing B2 Return Form. The census forms were collected on the 6th of April.

James McKaigue (57) lived with his wife Bridget (52), their daughter Bridget (24) and their 2 sons Edward (22) and Martin (19). James worked as a farmer and Bridget (52) was listed as a farmer’s wife. Bridget (24) was a farmer’s daughter, while both Edward and Martin were farmer’s sons. All members of the family could read and write. James and his wife spoke both Irish and English, while their children spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. James owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Edward McKeague (47) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (57), their 2 daughters Mary A. (20) and Katie (14) and their son John (17). Mary was listed as a farmer’s daughter, while John was a farmer’s son. Katie was a scholar. All members of the family could read and write, except Bridget who could not read. Edward, Bridget and Mary A. spoke Irish and English, while the other spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used for the construction of the walls, while the roof was made using perishable material. Edward owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Daniel Brennan (40) lived with his wife Bridget (40), their 3 sons, Michl (13), Daniel (6) and James (3) and their 4 daughters, Katie (11), Mary (9), Maggie (8) and Annie (4). Daniel worked as a farmer, while his eldest son Michl was a labourer. Katie, Mary, Maggie and Daniel were scholars. Annie was listed as a farmer’s daughter. All members of the family could read and write, except the 2 youngest children, Annie and James, who were too young to read at the time of the census. Daniel, his wife and Michl spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the children spoke English only. The Brennan family occupied a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. Daniel owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Daly (50) lived with his wife Margaret (40), their 4 sons, Dominick (20), John (15), Patrick (11) and Michael (9) and their 5 daughters, Maggie (18), Anne (17), Ellen (13), Bridget (7) and Hanoria (3), Patrick and his eldest son Dominick worked as tailors, while Maggie was a dressmaker. Anne was listed as a tailor’s daughter and John worked as an agricultural labourer. Ellen, Patrick (11), Michael and Bridget were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except Margaret and Hanoria. Patrick, Margaret and Dominick spoke both Irish and English, while the rest of the family spoke English only. The Daly family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were made using perishable material. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Reilly (30) was a married tailor. He lived with his wife Bridget Daley (40) and their niece Maggie Dillion (15). Maggie was a scholar. All members of the family could read and write, and each spoke both Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were made using perishable material. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Kelly (52) lived with his wife Margaret (53), their son Thomas (18) and their 3 daughters, Catherine (16), Mary (13) and Honor (9). Patrick worked as a farmer and Thomas was listed as farmer’s son. Catherine was a farmer’s daughter, while Mary and Honor were scholars. Patrick and Margaret could not read or write, but each of their children could read and write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used for the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Tiernan (53) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (48), their 3 sons William (19), Michael (18) and Thomas (6) and their 3 daughters, Catherine (13), Elizabeth (8) and Agnes (3). Mary was listed as a farmer’s wife and William was a farmer’s son. Michael, Catherine and Elizabeth were scholars. John, Mary, William and Catherine could read and write, while Michael and Elizabeth could read only. Neither Thomas or Agnes could read or write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English except Thomas and Agnes, who spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were made using perishable material. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Conacur (65) lived with his wife Kate (55), their 3 sons, James (25), Patrick (22) and Michael (9) and their daughter Mary (20). Patrick was a farmer and both James and Patrick (22) were listed as farmer’s sons. Michael was a scholar and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. All members of the family could read and write, and all spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Joshua Glover (37) was an unmarried farmer. He lived with his 2 unmarried brothers Samuel (35) and Hubert (50) and general servant Annie Burke (20). Samuel and Hubert were also farmers. All members of the household could read and write. No language was listed for any person, suggesting they spoke English only. The family lived in a 1st class house with 7 front windows and 7 rooms. Permanent material was used for the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. Joshua owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Hanora Curley (45) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 4 sons, William (22), John (10), Thomas (8) and Martin (5) and her 2 daughters, Ellena (17) and Bridget (12). Hanora listed her occupation as farming. William was listed as a farmer’s son, while both Ellena and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. John, Thomas and Martin were scholars. William, Bridget, John and Thomas were the only members of the family that could read and write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English, except Martin who spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to build the walls and the roof of the house. Hanora owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Richard Fitzmorris (60) lived with his wife Mary (50), their 3 sons Michael (22), Patrick (19) and Richard (14), their 2 daughters, Annie (17) and Rose (12) and farm servant Tom Costello (76). Richard and Mary were farmers, while each of their sons were listed as farmer’s sons. Annie and Rose were farmer’s daughters. Each of the children could read and write, but Richard (60), Mary and Tom could not read. All members of the family spoke Irish and English, except Mary and Tom who spoke Irish only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used for the walls and the roof of the house. Richard owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Pat Costello (70) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Winnie (60) and their son Michael (22). Winnie was also a farmer, while Michael was listed as a farmer’s son. Only Michael could read and write. Pat and Michael spoke both Irish and English, while Winnie spoke Irish only. The Costello family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 shed.

Thomas Lohan (20) was an unmarried farmer. He lived with his 2 sisters, Bridget (22) and Anne (11) and his 3 brothers, John (17), Michl (13) and William (7). John and Michl worked as agricultural labourers. Bridget and Anne were listed as farmer’s sisters, while William was a farmer’s brother. All members of the family could read and write, except the youngest, William. Each spoke Irish and English, except William who spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to build the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 2 cow houses and 1 piggery.

John Gavin (48) lived with his wife Margaret (40) their 5 daughters, Jane (18), Mary (13), Ellen (9), Bridget (6) and Sarah Anne (4) and their 2 sons James (16) and John (3). John was a farmer and Margaret was listed as a farmer’s wife. Jane was a farmer’s daughter and James was a farmer’s son. Mary, Ellen, Bridget and Sarah Anne were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except Bridget, Sarah Anne and John who could not read or write. Irish and English was spoke by all members of the family except Bridget, Sarah Anne and John who spoke English only. The Gavin family occupied a 3rd class dwelling with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used for the walls and the roof of the house. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Thos Keogh (30) lived with his wife Sarah (25). Thos worked as a farmer. Both Thos and Sarah could read and write, and they each spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and just 1 room. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Thos owned the land on which his house was situated.

Mary Grady (55) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 3 sons, Pat (20), Thomas (15) and James (14) and her daughter Anne (18). Pat, Thomas and James were each listed as a farmer’s son, while Anne was a farmer’s daughter. While Mary could not read or write, each of her children could read and write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used in the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. Mary owned the land on which her house was situated along with 3 farm steadings.

Thomas Brennan (50) lived with his wife Bridget (45), their 3 sons, Dan (17), Michael (15) and Bartly (13) and their 3 daughters Mary (10) and Bridget (8). Thomas worked as a farmer and his wife was listed as a farmer’s wife. Dan was a farmer’s son, while the rest of the children were scholars. Only Michael, Bartly and Mary could read and write, while the rest of the family could not read. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were made using perishable material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

Catherine Brennan (44) was a widow who lived with her 2 children Daniel (18) and Jane (16). Catherine listed her occupation as farm holder. Daniel was a farmer’s son and Jane was a farmer’s daughter. All members of the family could read and write, and each spoke Irish and English. The Brennan family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used to build the house walls and the roof. Catherine owned the land on which her house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

Catherine Morrissey (70) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried brother Michael Dowd (50), her grandson Michael (20) and her 2 granddaughters Kate (18) and Ellen (11). Both her brother and her grandson were agricultural labourers. Kate was listed as a farmer’s granddaughter, while Ellen was a scholar. Catherine or Michael (50) could not read or write, but each of her grandchildren could read and write. Catherine spoke Irish only, while her brother spoke Irish and English. Michael (20), Kate and Ellen spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were made using perishable material. Catherine owned the land on which her house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

Pat Brennan (35) lived with his wife Mary (18). Both Pat and Mary worked as farmers. Pat could read and write, but Mary could not read. Pat and Mary spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used to build the walls and the roof of the house. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

Thomas Doud (32) lived with his wife Ellen (25), their son Michael (2 months), his father and mother, Michael (70) and Bridget (65), his sister Kate (15) and another unspecified relative Bridget Curley (74). Thomas worked as a farmer, and both Michael and Bridget Curley were retired farmers. Kate was listed as a farmer’s sister. Only Thomas, Ellen, Bridget (65) and Kate could read and write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English, except baby Michael. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used to build the walls and the roof of the house. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

Mary Fitzmaurice (32) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 daughters Kate (13) and Anne (8) and her son John (10). Both John and Anne were scholars. No member of the family could read or write, except Anne who could read only. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family occupied a 3rd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were both constructed using perishable material. Mary owned the land on which her house was situated.

Pat Conway (62) lived with his wife Bridget (55), their 2 unmarried sons, Michael (30) and John (24) and their daughter Catherine (20). Pat worked as a farmer and Bridget was listed as a farmer’s wife. Both Michael and John were farmer’s sons and Catherine was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. All members of the family could read and write, except Bridget who could not read. Irish and English was spoken by each member of the family. The Conway family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to build the walls of the house, while the roof was made using perishable material. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 farm steadings.

John Grealy (60) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (53) and their 2 daughters Maria (24) and Anne (20). Maria and Anne were listed as farmer’s daughters. Anne was the only member of the family able to read and write, while the rest of the family could not read or write. John and Mary spoke Irish and English, while their daughters spoke English only. The family did not list the county in which they were born and instead wrote ‘In Ireland’. The Grealy family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were constructed using permanent material, while perishable material was used for the roof. John owned the land on which his house was situated.

Michl Costello (67) lived with his wife Margaret (67) and their unmarried son Pat (25). Michl worked as a farmer and Pat was listed as a farmer’s son. Only Pat could read and write. Michl and Margaret spoke Irish only, while their son spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. While the walls of the house were made using permanent material, the roof was constructed using perishable material. Michl owned the land on which his house was situated along with 5 farm steadings.

Bridget Costello (60) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 unmarried children, Edward (29) and Bridget (20). Edward was listed as a farmer’s son, while Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. While Bridget (60) could not read, both of her children could read and write. Bridget (60) spoke Irish only, while her children spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to build the walls of the house, while perishable material was used for the roof. Bridget owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 farm steading.

John Scott (50) lived with his wife Sarah (36), their 3 daughters, Bridget (17), Mary (16) and Sarah (13), their 9 sons, Patrick (18), Michl (14), Thos (11), John (9), Edward (7), James (5), Martin (4), Alick (2) and Joseph (1 month). John’s brother James (30) and relative Michael John (55) also lived in the house. John was a shopkeeper and farmer, while his brother was an agricultural labourer and Michael John was a labourer/farm servant. Each of the children were scholars, except Martin, Alick and Joseph who were too young at the time. All members of the family could read and write, except the 4 youngest children and Michael John who could not read. John (50) and Michael John spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the family spoke English only. The family lived in a 1st class house with 8 front windows and 7 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 8 farm steadings.

Census 1911

There were 28 houses in Leaha in 1911, all of which were occupied. The total population was 130 people, 66 were male and 64 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: John Scott, Thomas Keogh, Samuel Glover, Patrick Grady, Bridget McKeague, Edward McKeague, Daniel Brennan, Patrick Daley, Patrick Reilly, Mary Tiernan, Pat Kelly, Patrick Connacher, Richard Fitzmorris, Hanoria Curley, Patrick Costello, Michael Costelloe, Thomas Lohan, John Gavin, Kate Brennan, Thomas Brennan, Michael Costelloe, Catherine Morrissey, Patt Brennan, Edward Costello, Mary Fitzmaurice, Thomas Dowd, Michael Conway and John Greally. All residents of Leaha were born in County Galway, unless stated otherwise. All inhabitants were Roman Catholic except Samuel Glover and his family in House 3 who listed their religion as Church of Ireland

Each of the houses were listed as private dwellings. There were 104 farm steadings comprising of 13 stables, 1 coach house, 25 cow houses, 5 calf houses, 1 dairy, 14 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, 1 boiling house, 19 barns, 21 sheds and 1 store. The census forms were collected on the 12th of April.

John Scott (56) lived with his wife Sarah (48), their 4 daughters, Bridget (25), Mary (23), Sarah Anne (20) and Margaret (4), their 7 sons, John (18), Edward (16), James (14), Martin (13), Alexander (11), Joseph (9) and Willie (7) and his unmarried brother James (41). John and Sarah had been married for 28 years and had 14 children, 13 of whom were living in 1911. John worked as a shopkeeper/farmer. John (18), Edward and James (41) were labourers. James (14), Martin, Alexander, Joseph, Willie and Margaret were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except the youngest child Margaret. John (56), Sarah, James (14), Martin, Alexander and James (41) spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the family spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 6 front windows and 5 rooms. Permanent material was used for the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 boiling house, 1 barn, 1 shed and 1 store.

Thomas Keogh (42) lived with his wife Sarah (43), their 2 daughters Mary (9) and Ellen (3) and their 3 sons, John (8), Martin (5) and Patrick (1). Thomas and Sarah had been married for 11 years and had 5 children in 1911. Thomas worked as a farmer and his 4 eldest children were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except Ellen who could read only and baby Patrick who naturally could not read or write. Thomas and Sarah spoke Irish and English while their children spoke English only. The Keogh family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were both made of permanent material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Samuel Glover (47) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife of 7 years Annie (34), their 3 children, John Hubert (4), Ralph Pereival (3) and James Reginald (1) and 2 servants, farm servant Michael Morrissey (32) and domestic servant Kate Burke (21). Samuel was a farmer and his 2 eldest sons were scholars. The Glover family listed their religion as Church of Ireland, while Michael and Kate were Roman Catholics. Samuel, Annie, Michael and Kate could read and write. Samuel, Michael and Kate spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the household spoke English only. Samuel and Annie were both born in County Roscommon, while the rest of the family were born in County Galway. The family occupied a 2nd class dwelling with 4 front windows and 4 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were constructed using permanent material. Samuel owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Patrick Grady (30) lived with his wife Bridget (32), their 2 daughters Mary (2) and Sarah Anne (2 months), his widowed mother Mary (67) and unmarried brother James (24). Patrick and Bridget had been married for 3 years and had 2 children by 1911. Patrick worked as a farmer and his brother James was a labourer. Patrick, Bridget and James could read and write, while Mary (67) could read only. Patrick, Bridget, James and Mary (67) spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used for the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Bridget McKeague (63) was a widow. She lived with her 2 unmarried children Edward (31) and Bridget (33). Edward worked as a farmer. All members of the family could read and write. Bridget (63) spoke Irish and English, while Edward and Bridget (33) spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were constructed using permanent material and the roof was made using perishable material. Bridget owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Edward McKeague (60) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife of 40 years Bridget (65). Edward and Bridget had 4 children, however, sadly none of their children were living in 1911. Edward and Bridget could read and write, and they both spoke Irish and English. The lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house and perishable material was used for the roof. Edward owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Daniel Brennan (53) lived with his wife Bridget (53), their 2 daughters Maggie (18) and Annie (15) and their 2 sons Daniel (16) and James (13). Daniel and Bridget had been married for 25 years and had 7 children, all of whom were living in 1911. Daniel worked as a farmer and both his sons were listed as farmer’s sons. All members of the family could read and write. Daniel and Bridget spoke Irish and English, while their children spoke English only. Daniel (53), Bridget (53) and Maggie did not specify the county of their birth, having just recorded Ireland. Daniel (16), Annie and James were each born in County Galway. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used for both the walls and the roof of the house. Daniel owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Patrick Daley (69) lived with his wife listed only as Mrs Daley (55), their son Michael (18) and their 2 daughters Bridget (16) and Norah (14). Patrick and his wife had been married for 36 years and had 11 children, 9 of whom were living in 1911. Patrick listed his occupation as a taylor [sic], yet Michael was listed as a farmer’s son. All members of the family could read and write. Patrick and his wife spoke Irish and English, while their children spoke English only. The Daley family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were both made of perishable material. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Patrick Reilly (42) was a married tailor. He lived with his wife Bridget (60) and boarder Thomas Fitzmorris (11). Patrick and Bridget had been married for 19 years and did not have any children. Thomas was a scholar. All members of the household could read and write. Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English, while Thomas spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used for the construction of the house walls, while perishable material was used for the roof. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 shed.

Mary Tiernan (61) was a widow. She lived with her 4 sons, Pat (38), Peter (34), Michael (21) and Thos (16) and her daughter Elizabeth (18). Each of her sons worked as labourers. All members of the family could read and write, except Thos who could read only. Mary, Elizabeth and Thos spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the family spoke English only. Pat and Peter were born in England, while Michael and Elizabeth were born in America. Thos was born in County Galway. Mary did not specify her county of birth, only writing Ireland. The Tiernan family lived in 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. Mary owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 shed.

Pat Kelly (69) lived with his wife Margaret (69), their 2 sons Thomas (28) and John (34) and their 3 daughters Norah (20), Mary (22) and Catherine (26). Pat and Margaret had been married for 35 years and had 5 children. Catherine and John are listed as being married but this is not clear as there is no record of spouses. Pat worked as a farmer. Both Thomas and John were labourers. Neither Pat or his wife could read or write, but their children could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English. Catherine and John were born in America, while the rest of the family was born in County Galway. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used for the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Connacher (74) was a widower. He lived with his 3 sons James (38), Patrick (30) and Michael (18) and daughter Mary (28). Patrick worked as a farmer and each of his sons were labourers. Patrick (74), James and Michael could read and write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family occupied a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used for the house walls, while the roof was made using perishable material. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Richard Fitzmorris (73) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (70), their son Michael (32) and their 2 daughters Annie (25) and Rose (21). Richard and Mary had been married for 49 years and had 12 children, all of whom were living in 1911. Richard worked as a farmer and Michael was a labourer. Neither Richard or Mary could read or write, but their children could read and write. Richard spoke Irish and English and Mary spoke Irish only. The rest of the family spoke English only. The Fitzmorris family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were constructed using permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Richard owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Hanoria Curley (57) was listed as being married, however there is no record of her husband. She lived with her daughter Nellie (26) and her 2 sons Thomas (19) and Martin (16). Thomas worked as a farmer and Martin was a labourer. Only Thomas and Martin could read and write. Hanoria spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the family spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. Hanoria owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Costello (80) lived with his wife of 50 years Winifred (72). Patrick and Winifred had 3 children, 2 of whom were living in 1911. Patrick worked as a farmer. Neither Patrick or Winifred could read or write, but they both spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with just 1 front window and 1 room. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 shed.

Michael Costelloe (78) lived with his wife Margaret (77) and their son Patrick (35). According to the record, Michael and Margaret had been married 5 years [sic] and had 9 children, 5 of whom were living in 1911. Michael was a farmer and Patrick was listed as a farmer’s son. Only Patrick could read and write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 1 room. While permanent material was used for the walls of the house, the roof was made using perishable material. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Thomas Lohan (29) was an unmarried farmer. He lived with his 2 brothers Michael (24) and William (17) and his 2 sisters Bridget (31) and Annie (20). Michael and William were listed as farmer’s brothers. Annie was a farmer’s sister. Bridget was also listed as a farmer’s brother [sic]. All members of the family could read and write. Irish and English was spoken by each member of the family. The siblings lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was made using perishable material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

John Gavin (58) lived with his wife Maggie (49) and their 4 daughters, Ellie (19), Bridget (16) Sarah Ann (13) and Maggie (7). John and Maggie had been married for 29 years and had 8 children, 7 of whom were living in 1911.  John worked as a farmer. Bridget, Sarah Ann and Maggie (7) were scholars. All members of the family could read and write. Each person spoke Irish and English, except Maggie (7) who spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used for the construction of the house walls, while perishable material was used for the roof of the house. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Kate Brennan (54) was a widow who lived alone. Kate listed her occupation as house holder. Kate had been married for 14 years before being widowed. She had 5 children, all of whom were living in 1911. Kate could read and write and spoke Irish and English. She lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. Kate owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Thomas Brennan (63) was a widower. He lived with his 2 sons Daniel (24) and Thomas (12). Thomas had been married for 26 years before being widowed. He had 6 children, all of whom were living in 1911. Thomas worked as a farmer and Daniel was a labourer. No member of the family could read or write. Thomas (63) and Daniel spoke Irish and English, while Thomas (12) spoke English only. The family occupied a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used for the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Michael Costelloe (32) lived with his wife Winifred (35) and their 2 children John (3) and Mary Ellen (1). Michael and Winifred had been married for 7 years and had 3 children, 2 of whom were living in 1911. Michael worked as a farmer. Michael and Winifred could read and write. Michael spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the family spoke English only. Winifred was born in County Roscommon and the other family members were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to build the walls of the house and the roof of was made of perishable material. Michael owned the land in which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Catherine Morrissey (86) was a widow who lived with her grandson Patrick Daley (22). Catherine had been married for 67 years before being widowed. She had 10 children, 7 of whom were living in 1911. Patrick worked as a farmer. Catherine and Patrick could read and write. Catherine spoke Irish and English. No language was listed for Patrick, suggesting he spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and just 1 room. The walls of the house were constructed using permanent material, while perishable material was used to build the roof. Catherine was the landholder.

Patt Brennan (46) lived with his wife of 11 years Mary (28), their 3 daughters, Mary (8), Margaret (6) and Kate (4) and their son Daniel (2) Patt and Mary had 6 children, sadly only 4 were living in 1911. Patt worked as a farmer. Each of his daughters were scholars. Only Patt could read and write, Mary and Margaret could read only. Patt and Mary spoke Irish and English, while their children spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used for the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. Patt owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Edward Costello (41) was an unmarried farmer who lived alone. Edward could read and write. He spoke Irish and English. Edward lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and just 1 room. The walls of Edward’s house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Edward owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 shed.

Mary Fitzmaurice (39) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 children John (19) and Hanoria (8). John was listed as a farmer’s son and Hanoria was a farmer’s daughter. Only John could read and write. Mary and John spoke Irish and English. No language was listed for Hanoria, suggesting she spoke English only. The family lived in a single roomed 3rd class house with 2 front windows. Permanent material was used for the walls of the house, while the roof was made using perishable material. Mary owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 barn.

Thomas Dowd (40) lived with his wife Ellen (36), their 2 sons Michael (10) and Patrick (6), their 3 daughters, Mary Anne (7), Bridget (4) and Katie (2) and his widowed mother Bridget (70). Thomas and Ellen had been married for 11 years and had 5 children by 1911. Thomas was a farmer. Michael, Mary Anne and Patrick were scholars. Only Thomas, Ellen, Michael and Mary Anne could read and write. Thomas, Ellen and Bridget (70) spoke Irish and English, while the other members of the family spoke English only. The Dowd family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. There was also 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Thomas was the landholder.

Michael Conway (44) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife of 3 years Bridget (34), his unmarried sister Kate (29) and his widowed mother Bridget (75). Michael and Bridget did not have any children in 1911. All members of the family could read and write, except Bridget (75) who could not read. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English. The Conway family occupied a 2nd class dwelling with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was made using perishable material. Michael owned the land on which his was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

John Greally (79) was a widower who lived with his unmarried daughter Bridget (30). John listed his occupation as small farmer. Only Bridget could read and write. Both John and Bridget spoke Irish and English. The Greally family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and just 1 room. The house walls were constructed using permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. John owned the land on which his house was situated

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