Derradda

Doire Fhada

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 78102 30558

 

DED: Ballinasloe Rural

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)


This townland contains a. r. p. about 35 acres of which is bog the remainder under cultivation. The inhabitants live comfortable. Land of a light quality. Roads in middling repair. It is the property of Dudley Persse, Esqr. Held by deed for ever. Pays £2.16.4½ County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the western extremity of the parish, bounded by Knockloss and Ballynamockagh in this parish, by Carhoomore and Northbrook in the parish of Aughrim, Barony of Kilconnel and by Kilmalow in the parish of Kilgerril and Barony of Cloonmacnoon.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Derradda.

 

 

Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and the first four Irish censuses were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.

 

1821:  Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no records      for Kilcloony.

1831:  The only surviving records are from Counties Antrim and Derry.

1841:  There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1851:   There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1861:  Census records for 1861 and 1871 were deliberately destroyed by the government

1881:  The records for 1881 and 1891 were pulped as waster paper during the shortages of World War I.

1901:   Full Census records are available    See below.

1911:   Full Census records are available    See below.

 

1911 Census

Overview of the townland

There were 5 houses in the townland of Derradda and 4 of those were occupied at that time, house 5 was empty. They were all Private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1 and 2 had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while houses 3 and 4 had slate, iron or tiled roofs. They were all 2nd class dwellings and houses 1, 2 and 4 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 3 had 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were 9 outbuildings consisting of 3 stables, 1 coach house, 3 cow houses, 1 calf house and a barn. Fifteen people were in the townland at this time, 8 males and 7 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Whitney.

 

House 1: Whyms [sic]

Michael (43) was the head of this, the first family in Derradda, and he had been married to Nannie (29) for 6 years and they had 4 children, Michael (5), Mary H. (4), Annie (2) and Martin I. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all, with the exception of baby Martin I., spoke only English and both parents could read and write. Michael (43) was a farmer and Michael (5) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, calf house and a barn. The landholder was Michael Whyms [sic].

 

House 2: Coghlan

The head of this household was the widow, Julia (70) and she lived in the house with her son, James (32). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and Julia was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house and a cow house. The landholder was Julia Coghlan.

 

House 3: Coghlan

Patrick (78) lived in this house with his wife of 34 years, Eliza (65) and during their marriage they had had 3 children and all 3 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, John (32) and Edward (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Patrick, they could all read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Patrick Coghlan.

 

House 4: Coghlan

The head of the last family in Derradda was the widow, Mary (75) and she lived in the house with her daughter, Kate (38) and son, Patrick (34). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate and Patrick could read and write and Mary was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Coghlan.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There were a total of 6 houses in the townland of Derradda and 5 of those were occupied with house 6 being empty. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 and 2 were 3rd class dwellings and houses 3, 4 and 5 were 2nd class. House 1 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 2 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 3 and 4 had 3 rooms and 3 windows and house 5 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were 23 people in the townland, 13 males and 10 females. The enumerator was Const. Patrick Irwin.

 

House 1: Colohan [sic]

The widow, Mary (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Katie (28) and son, Patrick (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke both Irish and English and could read only while both Katie and Patrick could read and write. Mary was a housekeeper and Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Mary Colohan [sic].

 

House 2: Coughlan

Patrick (60) was the head of tis family and he was married to Elizabeth (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, John (23), Helena (18) and Edward (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write and Patrick was a farmer, John was an agricultural labourer and Helena and Edward were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Coughlan.

 

House 3: Keane

The head of this family was Michael (61) and he was married to Honor (57) and they lived in the house with 3 of their sons, James (23), Thomas (22) and Martin (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Honor could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Michael and Thomas were agricultural labourers, Honor was a housekeeper, James was a railway labourer and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Moclair [sic].

 

House 4: Coughlan

The widow, Julia (60) lived in this house with her son, James (25). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and Julia was a housekeeper and James was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Julia Coughlan.

 

House 5: Kelly

The head of the last family in Derradda was John (47) who was married to Margaret (37) and they shared the house with 6 of their children Patrick (12), Mary Anne (11), William (8), Michael (6), Bridget (3) and Kathleen (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and Kathleen could not read, William and Michael could read only and the others could read and write. John was a farmer and blacksmith (retired) and Patrick, Mary Anne, William and Michael were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Kelly.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

 

Plot 1a: Norman Ashe leased a herd’s house with 129 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £51 15s for the land and 15s for the herd’s house and also 14 acres and 3 roods of bog for 12s.

Plot 1b: Michael Naughton leased a house with a garden of 1acre from Norman Ashe for 10s for the garden and 10s for the house.

Plot 1c: Connor Mockler [sic] leased a house form Norman Ashe for 5s.

Plot 2a: Timothy Kelly leased a house, office and a forge on 4 acres and 24 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £1 15s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings.

Plot 2b: John Greene leased a house, office and forge from Dudley Persse for £1.

Plot 3a: Patrick Lyons leased a house and on 8 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £1 for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 3b: John Gourkin [sic] leased a house on the same 8 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £1 for the share of the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 4: Matthew Browne leased a house on 1 acre, 1 rood and 2 perches from Norman Ashe for 8s for the land and 4s for the house.

Plot 5: David Mockler [sic] leased a house on 3 acres and 2 roods from Norman Ashe for £1 3s for the land and 8s for the house. He also leased 6 acres and 15 perches of bog for 17s.

Plot 5a: Patrick Dogherty leased a house and 10 acres, 1 rood and 21 perches of land from Norman Ashe for £3 for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 6A: Patrick Dogherty leased 2 acres and 3 roods of bog for 5s from Norman Ashe.

Plot 6B: Patrick Dogherty leased 1 acre, 3 roods and 4 perches of land from Norman Ashe for 15s.

Plot 7: Catherine Hoolahan [sic] leased a house on 2 acres and 14 perches of land from Norman Ashe for 19s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 7 (6Ac): Catherine Hoolahan [sic] leased 32 perches of land from Norman Ashe for 1s.

Plot 8A: John Mockler leased a house on 8 acres and 34 perches of land from Norman Ashe for £3 5s for the land and 15s for the house.

Plot 8B: John Mockler leased 1 acre, 3 roods and 24 perches of land from Norman Ashe for 9s.

Plot 8 (6Ab): John Mockler leased 1 rood and 3 perches of land from Norman Ashe for 1s.

Plot 9: Thomas Goolden leased a house on 3 acres, 2 roods and 18 perches from Dudley Persse for 15s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 10:  Dudley Persse had, in fee, 19 acres, 1 rood and 5 perches of bog that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s.

Plot 11: George Sale leased 1 acre, 2 roods and 8 perches of bog from Dudley Persse for 3s.

 

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