An Léana Riabhach
Emma Ruane/Heritage Office, Galway County Council
Civil Parish of Kilbegnet
Lenarevagh is located in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway.
The Down Survey Map as of the 5th May 2020 provides no information on the townland of Lenarevagh.
O’Donovan’s Field Name Books states there is no remarkable feature within the townland of Lenarevagh. The land consists of tillage and pasture.
According to the 1851 census, Lenarevagh consists of 102 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches. The 1841 population was 63 people, 29 were male and 33 were female. There were 14 houses, all of which were occupied. By 1851 the population had increased to 66 people, 36 were male and 30 were female. There was a total of 11 houses and all were occupied. The poor law valuation rate paid in 1851 was £29-15-0.
According to Griffith’s Valuation Allen Pollock was the immediate lessor of Lenarevagh. Michael Levey rented house and land measuring 0 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches for £0-10-0. Laurence Flynn paid £0-5-0 for 0 acres, 2 roods and 31 perches of land. Michael Wallace paid £0-15-0 for land measuring 1 acre, 3 roods and 3 perches.
John Coyne, Thomas Kelly, Peter Kelly and Patrick Kelly rented on the holding. John Coyne paid £5-15-0 for house and land. Thomas Kelly paid £3-13-0 for house and land. Peter Kelly paid £5-7-0 for house, office and land. Patrick Kelly paid £2-15-0 for house and land. Michael Connor rented 15 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of house, office and land for £5-10-0.
Michael Galvin, Thomas Mee and Owen Mee jointly rented 41 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches. Michael paid £3-5-0 for house, office and land. Thomas also paid £3-5-0 for house, office and land. Owen paid £10-10-0 for house, office and land. Michael Kelly rented land measuring 2 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches for £1-5-0. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £42-15-0.
Despite research no census records for 1901 can currently be found.
There was only 1 household in Lenarevagh in 1911. The population was 7 people, 4 were male and 3 were female. Michael Reynolds was the head of this household. All were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. The house was listed as a private dwelling and had 2 farm steadings. The census forms were collected on the 6th of April.
Michael Reynolds (32) lived with his wife Elizabeth (37), their 2 daughters, Elizabeth (4) and Annie (3), their 2 sons, Thomas (2) and John (1) and servant James (45) whose surname is unreadable. Michael and Elizabeth had been married for 5 years and had 4 children. Michael’s occupation was listed as a herd and James worked as a labourer. Each of the children were listed as infants. Michael, Elizabeth (37) and James could read and write. All members of the household spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and 3 rooms. permanent material was used for the construction of the walls and the roof of the house. There was 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Allen Satchwell was the landholder.