Tallavnamraher

Talamh na mBráthar

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Tallavnamraher

Civil Parish of Kilbegnet

Talamh na mBráthar, land of the friars

Tallavnamraher is situated in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway. This townland is located at the Southern boundary of Kilbegnet, bordering the parish of Killian and Killeroran, Barony of Killian, County Galway.

The Down Survey Map indicates the 1670 (Post Cromwell) owners of Tallavnamraher were John Lord Kingston (Protestant) and Lord Kingston (Protestant). The Down Survey name was Taunadragh. There was a total of 284 plantation acres of unprofitable land. There were 23 plantation acres of profitable land and 23 plantation acres were forfeited.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books states there is a portion of bog to be found in the Southern portion of Tallavnamraher. Close to the centre of the townland is a junction of three roads. The remaining land is made up of tillage and pasture.

Census 1841-1851

According to the 1851 census, Tallavnamraher consists of 231 acres, 0 roods and 38 perches. The 1841 population was 158 people, 83 of whom were male and 75 were female. There was a total of 25 houses, all of which were occupied. By 1851, the population had decreased to 115 people, 63 were male and 52 were female. There were 21 houses in 1851, 20 of which were occupied. The poor law valuation rate paid in 1851 was £47-10-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Allen Pollock was the immediate lessor of the land. John Dowd (jun.) paid a total of £5-0-0 for 14 acres, 1 rood and 33 perches of land and 0 acres, 2 roods and 0 perches of cottier’s house and garden.

John Dowd (sen.) and Jeremiah Dowd rented on the same holding measuring 17 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches. John paid £3-5-0 for house, offices and land. Jeremiah paid £3-5-0 for house, office and land. James Lohan rented house, office and land measuring 7 acres, 1 rood and 15 perches for £3-0-0. Mary Mannion paid £4-10-0 for 12 acres, 0 roods and 20 perches of house, office and land. Edmund Quirke paid £4-10-0 for house and land measuring 12 acres, 3 roods and 34 perches.

On Holding 6, James Mollowney rented 14 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches of house, offices and land for £5-10-0. Also, on Holding 6, was the national school-house, which was exempt from rent. John Quirke and Matthias Quirke jointly rented land measuring 5 acres, 0 roods and 36 perches. They each paid £0-5-0. John Quirke paid £4-0-0 for 9 acres, 2 roods and 14 perches of house, office and land. Matthias Quirke rented house, offices and land measuring 8 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches for £4-0-0.

James Rattigan, Patrick Ward, Martin Lohan, Edward Finigan, Thomas Ward, Thomas Sirr, John Sirr, Patrick Sirr and Thomas Finigan each rented on Holding 10 measuring 99 acres, 1 rood and 39 perches. James Rattigan paid £3-0-0 for house and land. Patrick Ward paid £3-3-0 for house, office and land. Martin Lohan paid £3-0-0 for house and land. Edward Finigan paid £2-0-0 for house, office and land. Thomas Ward paid £3-15-0 for house, office and land. Thomas Sirr paid £3-15-0 for house, office and land. John Sirr paid £3-0-0 for house, office and land. Patrick Sirr paid £3-15-0 for house and land. Thomas Finigan paid £2-0-0 for house and land.

Thomas Dowd and Patrick Dowd rented on Holding 11 which measured 22 acres, 1 rood and 4 perches. Thomas paid £4-0-0 for house, office and land. Patrick also paid £4-0-0 for house, office and land. John Dowd, Jer. Dowd (of No. 2), Patk. Dowd (of No.11) and Ths. Dowd (of No.11) jointly rented land measuring 14 acres, 2 roods and 17 perches. They each paid £0-10-0. The total annual valuation of rateable property, including exemptions, was £76-0-0.

Census 1901

There were 20 houses in Tallavnamraher in 1901, 19 of which were occupied. Tallavnamraher National School was also located in the townland. There was a total population of 111 people, 65 were male and 46 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: Martin Gavin, Martin Mannion, Michl Lennon, Mary Brennan, Thomas Maloney, Pat Maloney, Mary Oates, Pat Oates, Bridget Logan, Michael Lohan, Thomas Ward, Darby Dowd, Mary Barlow, John Sirr, John Doud, Mathew Ward, Mary Dowd, Anne Dowd and Thomas Doud. All residents were born in County Galway, except John McHole and Norah Daly in House 1 who were born in County Roscommon. All inhabitants were Roman Catholic.

Each house was listed as a private dwelling. There were at least 33 farm steadings: 8 stables, 8 cow houses, 1 calf house, 11 piggeries, 1 fowl house, 2 barns, 1 shed and store. There were at least 17 more farm steadings, however, as a result of a missing B2 Census Return form, the description of these buildings is not known. The date the census forms were collected was not recorded.

Martin Gavin (28) lived with his wife Winifred (27), their 2 daughters Katie (2) and Mary (1), his widowed mother Mary Lohan (70) as well as 2 lodgers, widower John McHole (73) and widow Norah Daly (81). Martin worked as a farmer, while his mother was a retired farmer. Both John and Norah listed their occupation as medicane [sic]. All members of the family could read and write, except the 2 children, Katie and Mary, who were too young at the time of the census. Martin, Winifred, Mary (70) and John spoke Irish and English, while Norah spoke Irish only. John and Norah were in born in County Roscommon, while the others were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was made using perishable material. Martin owned land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Mark Mannion (67) lived with his wife Bridget (55), their son Luke (27), their 2 daughters Kate (19) and Anne (16), their grandson Michael Lohan (10) and his brother Mathew (58). Mark worked as a farmer, while Mathew was listed as a farmer’s brother. Luke was a farmer’s son, while both Kate and Anne were farmer’s daughters. Michael was a scholar. All members of the family could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English. The Mannion family occupied a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while perishable material was used to build the roof. Mark 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 store.

Michl Lennon (41) was a married farmer. He lived with wife Bridget (39), their 3 sons, John Joseph (10), Patrick Martin (5) and Michael Alphonsus (4), their 3 daughters, Mary Kate (8), Bridget Celia (2) and Elizabeth Frances (4 months), his widowed mother Mary (67) and his sister Kate (33). Michl was a national school teacher, while his wife and his sister were seamstresses. His mother Mary was listed as a retired work mistress. John Joseph, Mary Kate and Patrick Martin were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except the 3 youngest children. Michl, John Joseph, Mary Kate, Patrick Martin and Mary spoke Irish and English, while the others spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 4 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. There was also 1 stable and 1 piggery. Thos Maloney was the landholder.

Mary Brennan (45) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 daughters Margaret (17) and Mary (6), her 5 sons, James (14), Michael (10), Pat (8), Edward (5) and Daniel (2) and her widowed father Edward Quirke (80). Margaret was listed as a farmer’s daughter, while James was a farmer’s son. Michael and Pat were scholars. Edward Quirke was a retired farmer. Only Margaret, James, Michael and Pat could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English, except the youngest child Daniel, who spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. 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 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Thomas Maloney (50) lived with his wife Bridget (40), their 5 sons, Pat (9), James (8), John (7), Thomas (4) and Michael (2), their 2 daughters Mary Anne (3) and Katie (3 months) and his widowed mother Bridget (90). Thomas worked as a farmer and Bridget (90) was listed as a farmer’s mother. Pat, James, John and Thomas (4) were scholars. Only Thomas (50), Bridget (40), Pat, James, John and Thomas (4) could read and write. Thomas (50), Bridget (40), Pat, James and John spoke Irish and English, while Bridget (90) spoke Irish only. The others spoke English only. 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. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Pat Maloney (60) lived with his wife Margret (50) and their 4 sons, Pat (25), James (24), Thomas (20) and John (17). Pat worked as a farmer and Thomas was a carpenter. Pat (25), James and John were farmer’s sons. Only Thomas and John could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English. The Maloney family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. While perishable material was used to construct the roof of the house, permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Mary Oates (67) was a widow who lived with her brother-in-law Pat (68), her unmarried son Pat (41), her married son Mat (43), her daughter-in-law Ellen (31) and her 4 grandchildren, Edward (7), Mary (5), Margaret (3) and Michael (1). Despite being a widow, Mary’s occupation was listed as farmer’s wife. Both Pat (68) and Pat (25) worked as labourers. Mat worked as a farmer and Ellen was a farmer’s wife. Edward and Mary (5) were scholars. Only Pat (25), Mat and Ellen could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English, except the 2 youngest children, Margaret and Michael. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to build the house walls, while the roof was made of perishable material. Mary owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 piggery.

Pat Oates (70) lived with his wife Bridget (60) and their 2 unmarried sons Ned (31) and Michael (22). Pat worked as a farmer, while both his sons were agricultural labourers. No member of the family could read or write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English. The family occupied a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Bridget Logan (50) was a married farmer, although there is no record of her husband here. She lived with her 4 sons, Michael (26), Martin (20), John (16) and Tom (12). Michael, Martin and John were listed as farmer’s sons. Tom was a scholar. All members of the family could read and write. Each family member spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class dwelling that had 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof made of perishable material. Bridget owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Michael Lohan (30) lived with his wife Bridget (24), their son John (9) and his widower father John (54). Michael worked as a farmer, while his father was a retired farmer. John (9) was listed as a farmer’s son. All members of the family could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English, except John (9) who spoke English only. The Lohan family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was build using perishable material. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Thomas Ward (59) lived with his wife Kate (59) and their 2 daughters Norah (17) and Maggie (16). Thomas worked as a farmer and both his daughters were listed as farmer’s daughters. Only Norah and Maggie could read and write. Thomas and Kate spoke Irish only, while their children spoke both Irish and English. The Ward family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were constructed using permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Darby Dowd (44) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (43) and their 2 children Michl (17) and Annie (4). Michl was a farmer’s son and Annie was a farmer’s daughter. Only Michl could read and write. Darby spoke Irish only, while Bridget and Michl spoke Irish and English. Annie spoke English only. The Dowd family occupied a 3rd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to build the walls of the house, while the roof was made using perishable material. Darby owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery.

Mary Barlow (70) was a widow who lived alone. Mary had no occupation and was a householder. Mary could not read, but she spoke Irish and English. Mary lived in a 3rd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of Mary’s house were made using permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. Mary Barlow was the landholder.

John Sirr (53) lived with his wife Bridget (52) and their 3 children, Pat (26), Thomas (14) and Katie (6). John worked as a farmer, while his 2 sons were listed as farmer’s sons. Katie was a scholar. Only Pat and Thomas could read and write, while Katie could read only. John and Bridget spoke Irish only, while their children spoke both Irish and English. The Sirr family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material constructed the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

John Doud (31) lived with his wife Mary (30), their daughter Bridget (3) and his brother Pat (28). Also in the house was a visitor, Bridget Lohan (15). John worked as a farmer and his brother Pat worked as an agricultural labourer. Bridget was listed as a farmer’s daughter. Only John, Mary and Bridget (15) could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English, except Bridget (3) who spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class dwelling with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

Mathew Ward (35) lived with his wife Bridget (30), their 2 sons Martin (4) and Patrick (3), their daughter Mary K. (5 months), his father Pat (75), Bridget (70) and his brother Thomas (27). Mathew worked as a farmer, while Thomas was listed as a farmer’s brother. Pat was retired farmer. Martin was a scholar. Only Mathew, Bridget, Pat, Bridget (70) and Thomas could read and write, while Martin could read only. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English, except the 3 children. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. There were 3 farm steadings. Thomas Doud was listed as the landholder.

Mary Dowd (50) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 sons Michl (29) and John (26). Both Michl and John were listed as farmer’s sons. Only Michl could read and write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family occupied a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. While the roof was made using perishable material, the walls of the house were constructed using permanent material. Mary owned the land on which her house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

Anne Dowd (60) was a widow who lived with her 3 sons, Michl (31), Martin (22) and John (17). Anne worked as a farmer and each of her sons were listed as a farmer’s son. Only Martin and John could read and write. Anne and Michl spoke Irish only, while Martin and John spoke Irish and English. The Dowd 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 the roof was made using perishable material. Anne owned the land on which her house was situated along with 2 farm steadings.

Thomas Doud (30) lived with his wife Mary (27), their 3 sons, John (7), Thomas (4) and Patrick (2) and his widowed father John (70). Thomas was a farmer and his father John was a retired farmer. The eldest son John was a scholar. Only Thomas, Mary and John (70) could read and write, while John (7) could read only. Thomas, Mary and John (70) spoke Irish and English, while no language was listed for the other members of the family, suggesting they spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. There were also 6 farm steadings. Mathew Doud was listed as the landholder.

Census 1911

There was a total of 19 houses in Tallavnamraher in 1911, each of which were occupied. Tallavnamraher National School was also located in the townland. The population was 127 people, 62 were male and 65 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: John Dowd, Mary Dowd, John Lohan, Mathew Ward, Patrick Maloney, Martin Gavin, John Sirr, John Dowd, Catherine Ward, Mark Mannion, Thomas Maloney, Darby Dowd, Anne Dowd, Michael Ward Michael Lennon, Mary Brennan, Michael Lohan, Edward Quirke and Mathew Quirke. Each person was born in County Galway and each were Roman Catholic.

Each house was listed as a private dwelling. There were 85 farm steadings, comprising of 13 stables, 19 cow houses, 1 calf house, 18 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, 11 barns, 19 sheds and 1 laundry. The census forms were collected on the 7th of April.

John Dowd (84) was a widower. He lived with his married son Thomas (44), daughter-in-law Mary (39). Thomas and Mary had been married for 17 years and had 9 children, 8 of whom were living in 1911. These 8 children also lived in the house, yet were not listed as the grandchildren of John, which is likely an error. There were 5 grandsons, John (16), Thomas (14), Patrick (12), Michael (3) and William (2 months) and 3 granddaughters, Mary (10), Bridget (7) and Ellen (5). John and Thomas worked as farmers. John (16) was listed as a farmer’s son. Thomas, Patrick, Mary, Bridget and Ellen were scholars. Each member of the family could read and write except John (84) who could read only, and Michael and William who could naturally not read or write at the time of the census. John (84), Thomas (44) and Mary (39) spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the others, suggesting they 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 house walls, while the roof was made of perishable material. John 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, 1 shed and 1 laundry.

Mary Dowd (71) was a widow who lived with her unmarried son Michael (43). Michael worked as a farmer. Both Mary and Michael could read and write, and each spoke Irish and English. The Dowd family occupied a 3rd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were build using permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Mary owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

John Lohan (74) was a widower. He lived with his 2 unmarried children, Michael (42) and Bridget Neary (55) and his brother, who was listed as being named John (81). John worked as a farmer. Both Michael and John (81) worked as a labourers. Only Michael and John (81) could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English. The Lohan family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. While the roof was constructed using perishable material, the walls of the house were made using permanent material. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Mathew Ward (60) lived with his wife Bridget (42), their 3 daughters, Bridget (15), Mary K. (8) and Bridger (6), their 3 sons, Martin (12), Patrick (10) and Mathew (1) and his widowed mother Bridger (84). Mathew and his wife had been married for 16 years and are listed as having 5 children, despite the fact there are 6 children listed on the form. Mathew worked as a farmer. Martin, Patrick, Mary K. and Bridger were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except Mathew (1) ad Bridger (84). Mathew (60) and his wife spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the others, suggesting they spoke English only. The family occupied a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material, while perishable material was used to construct the roof. Mathew owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Patrick Maloney (70) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife of 44 years Margaret (71) and their 2 unmarried sons Patrick (39) and John (31). Patrick and Margaret had 8 children, sadly only 3 of their children were living in 1911. Patrick and his 2 sons were farmers. Only Patrick (39) and John could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English. The Maloney family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front window and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were build using permanent material, while perishable material was used to construct the roof. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Martin Gavin (43) lived with his wife Winifred (41), their 2 daughters Mary (10) and Winifred (under 1 month) and their 2 sons Michael (6) and John (1). Martin and Winifred had been married for 13 years and had 6 children, sadly only 4 were living at the time of the census. Martin worked as a farmer, while his 2 eldest children were scholars. Martin, Winifred, Mary and Michael could read and write, and they each spoke Irish and English. Martin was listed as being deaf. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the house walls, while the roof was made of perishable material. Martin owned the land on which his house was situated as well as 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

John Sirr (69) lived with his wife Bridget (68), their unmarried daughter Kate (17), their married son Patrick (38), daughter-in-law Kate (32), their 4 grandchildren, Peter (7), Ellen (5), Mary (3) and Thomas (2 months). John and Bridget had been married for 39 years and had 8 children, 6 of whom were living at the time of the census. Patrick and Kate had been married for 8 years and had 5 children, sadly only 5 were living in 1911. John was a farmer and Patrick worked as a labourer. Peter, Ellen and Mary were scholars. Only Patrick, Kate (32), Peter, Ellen and Kate (17) could read and write. John, Bridget, Patrick and Kate (32) spoke Irish and English, while the others spoke English only. The Sirr family occupied a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were build using permanent material, while perishable material was used for the roof. John owned the land on which his house was located along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

John Dowd (41) lived with his wife Mary (50) and their 3 daughters, Mary E. (15), Bridget (13) and Margaret (8). John and Mary had been married for 16 years and had 3 children. John was a farmer, while Bridget and Margaret were scholars. All members of the family could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English, except Margaret who spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were constructed using permanent material, while the roof was build using perishable material. John owned the land on which his house was located along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Catherine Ward (75) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried daughter Margaret (24) and her grandson Luke Satchwell (3). Luke was a scholar. Only Catherine and Margaret could read and write. Catherine and Margaret spoke Irish and English, while no language was listed for Luke, suggesting he spoke English only. The family occupied a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the house walls, while perishable material was used to build the roof of the house. Catherine owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Mark Mannion (81) lived with his wife Bridget (70), their married son Luke (40), their daughter-in-law Mary (39), their 2 granddaughters Mary (2) and Katie Lohan (15) and his unmarried brother Mathew (71). Mark and Bridget had been married for 47 years and had 7 children, all of whom were living at the time of the census. Luke and Mary had been married for 3 years and had 1 child. Mark worked as a farmer, Mathew was a labourer and Luke was a steward. Katie was a scholar. All members of the family could read and write, except Mary (2). Each person spoke Irish and English, except Mary (2). The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Mark owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Thomas Maloney (55) lived with his wife Bridget (53), their 5 sons, Patrick (20), James (19), John (18), Thomas (16) and Michael (12) and their 3 daughters, Mary Anne (14), Katie (10) and Bridget (6). Thomas and Bridget had been married for 21 years and had 10 children, all of whom were living at the time of the census. Thomas worked as a farmer, while his sons Patrick, James, John and Thomas were labourers. Michael and Bridget (6) were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except Katie. Thomas and his wife spoke Irish and English, while the others spoke English only. The Maloney family 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 using perishable material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Darby Dowd (55) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife of 28 years Bridget (56) and their unmarried son Michael (27). There was also 2 visitors Michael Keavney (51) and Mary Keavney (42). Michael and Mary had been married for 14 years and had no children. Darby and Michael (51) were farmers, while Michael (27) was a labourer. All members of the household could read and write. Each member of the household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. While the roof was made of perishable material, the walls of the house were constructed using permanent material. Darby owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Anne Dowd (72) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried son Michael (43). Michael was listed as a farmer’s son. Neither Anne nor Michael could read or write. Both Anne and Michael spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was made using perishable material. Anne owned the land on which her house was located along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Michael Dowd (41) lived with his wife Mary (31), their 4 daughters Margaret (8), Mary Kate (6), Ellen (5) and Hanoria (11 months), their son Patrick (3) and his widowed mother Mary (72). Michael and Mary had been married for 9 years and had 5 children. Mary (72) had been married for 46 years and had 4 children before being widowed, 3 of her children were living in 1911. Michael worked as a farmer and his 4 eldest children were scholars. Only Michael, Mary (31), Margaret, Mary Kate and Ellen could read and write, while Patrick could read only. Michael, Mary (31), Margaret and Mary (72) spoke Irish and English, while the others spoke English only. The family occupied a single roomed 3rd class house with 1 front window. The walls of the house were constructed using permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Michael Lennon (51) lived with his wife Bridget (50), their 3 daughters, Mary K. (18), Bridget C. (12) and Lizzie F. (10), their 2 sons Patrick M. (16) and Michael A. (14), his widowed mother Mary (80) and his unmarried sister Kate (43). Michael and Bridget had been married for 22 years and had 8 children, sadly only 6 were living at the time of the census. Michael was a national school teacher, while his sister was a dressmaker. Patrick, Michael, Bridget C. and Lizzie were scholars. All members of the family could read and write. Michael spoke Irish and English, no language was listed for the others, suggesting they spoke English only. The family lived in a 1st class house with 4 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 shed.

Mary Brennan (58) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 5 sons, James (24), Michael (21), Patrick (19), Edward (14) and Dan (12) and her daughter Mary (17). Mary had been married for 30 years before becoming a widow. She had 9 children, all of who were living in 1911. James, Michael, Patrick and Edward were listed as farmer’s sons, while Mary (17) was a farmer’s daughter. Dan was a scholar. Mary could not read or write, but each of her children could read and write. Each member of the family spoke Irish and English. The Brennan family occupied a 3rd class dwelling that had 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to build the house walls, while the roof was made of perishable material. Mary owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Michael Lohan (67) was a widower. He lived with his 3 granddaughters, Bridget (?), Margt (17) and Bridget (8) and grandson John (4). Bridget had been married for 5 years and had 2 children, both of whom were living in 1911. However, there is no record of her husband or her children here. Michael worked as a farmer and John was a scholar. Michael, Bridget and Margt could read and write, while John could read only. Michael, Bridget and Margt spoke Irish and English, while the other spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used to construct both the walls and the roof of the house. Michael owned the land on which his house was located along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Edward Quirke (46) lived with his wife Mary (35), their 2 sons Michael (4) and John (3), their 2 daughters Bridget (8) and Margaret (6) and his widower father Patrick (80). Edward and Mary had been married for 9 years and had 4 children. Edward worked as a farmer and his father was a farm labourer. Each of Edward’s children were scholars. Only Edward, Mary, Bridget and Margaret could read and write. Edward, Mary and Patrick spoke Irish and English, while no language was listed for the children, suggesting they spoke English only. The Quirke family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Edward owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 shed.

Mathew Quirke (54) lived with his wife of 18 years Ellen (42), their 9 children, Edward (17), Mary (15), Maggie (13), Michael (11), Annie (8), Katie (6), Nellie (4), Thomas (2) and Bridget (2 months), his unmarried brother Patrick (52), his widowed uncle Patrick (82) and his widowed mother Mary (77). Mathew worked as a farmer, while Edward, Patrick (52) and Patrick (82) were labourers. Michael, Annie, Katie and Nellie were scholars. Only Mathew, Edward, Mary (15), Maggie, Michael, Annie, Katie and Patrick (52) could read and write. Mathew, Ellen, Edward, Mary, Maggie, Patrick (52), Patrick (82) and Mary (77) spoke Irish and English, while the others spoke English only. The Quirke family occupied a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while perishable material was used for the roof. Mathew owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

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