Derrymullan

Doire an Mhaoláin

Roger Harrison

Derrymullan

Irish Grid: M 83796 32269

 

DED: Ballinasloe Urban

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (217 acres, 3 roods and 23 perches) all in a good state of cultivation except about 20 acres of bog. Houses and roads in good repair. It is the property of the Earl Clancarty. Held by deed for ever. Pays £6.13.0 County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the N. East of the parish bounded by Cleaghmore, Deer Park and Kilcloony townlands in this parish by the river Suck which separates it from Ashford in the parish of Creagh, Barony of Moycarne and County Roscommon.

 

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

 

 

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 a total of 14 houses in the townland of Derrymullan and all were occupied. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 1, 2, 13 and 14 having slate, iron or tiled roofs and the rest all having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 13 and 14 were 3rd class dwellings and all the others were 2nd class. Houses 13 and 14 had 3 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 1and 2 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 4-8 and 10 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, houses 9, 11 and 12 had 4 rooms and 3 windows and house 3 had 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 49 outbuildings in the townland consisting of 9 stables, 10 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 4 dairies, 8 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 8 barns, 4 turf houses and 2 sheds. Ninety people were in the townland at that time, 50 males and 40 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Timothy Kelleher.

 

House 1: Craddock

The widow, Kate (72) was listed as the head of the first household in Derrymullan and she shared the house with 3 of her sons, Michael (27), Martin (24) and Thomas (22). They were all Roman Catholic and Kate was born in Co. Roscommon while the sons were all born in Co. Galway. The sons could all read and write. Kate was a a housekeeper, Michael and Thomas were agricultural labourers and Martin was a private in the 2nd Batt Connls. Rangers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 2: Kelly

John (60) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (47) for 23 years and during that time they had had 10 children and 6 of those had survived, Patrick (22), Mary Anne (21), William (18), Michael (17), Bridget (13) and John (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and John spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. John (60) was an agricultural labourer, Patrick and Michael were Labourer yardsmen, Mary Anne was a dressmaker, William was an engine driver in the water works and Bridget and John (8) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 3: Ryan

The head of this family was Patrick (54) who was married to Delia (37) and had been for 14 years during which time they had had 7 children, Mary (13), Ellen (12), Delia (10), John (8), Margaret (6), Florence (4) and Katleen [sic] (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Ellen and Delia (10) spoke Irish and English and Patrick, Delia (37), Ellen, Delia (10) and John could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary, Ellen, Delia (10) and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, 3 cow houses, a dairy, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Patrick Ryan.

 

House 4: Fallon

John (60), who was married to Mary (56) and they had been married for 30 years and had had 11 children, all of whom had survived. Six of those children were in the house at that time, Michael (20), Peter (17), Mary Kate (15), John (12), Edward (11) and Margaret (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Mary, who was born in Co. Roscommon. They could all read and write and John (60) was a farmer, Michael and Peter were farm labourers and John (12), Edward and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Fallon.

 

House 5: Guinnessy [sic]

There were 8 members of this family and the head was listed as being James (31) who had been married to Kate (35) for 13 years and they had had 6 children, Maggie (12), Kate (11), Kieran (10), John (8), James (6) and Patrick (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, apart from Kate, who was born in Co. Roscommon. Maggie, Kate (11) and Kieran spoke Irish and English, John could read only and James, Kate (35), Maggie, Kate (11) and Kieran could read and write. James (31) was a farmer and Maggie, Kate (11), Kieran and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was James Guinnessy [sic].

 

House 6: Craddock

Thomas (45) was married to Kate (29) and had been for 7 years and had had 4 children, Patrick (6), Mary (5), Martin (3) and Kate (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Kate (29) could read and write and Patrick could read only. Thomas was a farmer and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a dairy and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Craddock.

 

House 7: Kilkenny

Thomas (53) was the head of this family and he had been married to Annie (35) for 2 years but they had no children at that time. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and Thomas was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Kilkenny.

 

House 8: Tully

There were only the 2 people in this house, James (20) and his sister, Annie (18). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and James was a farmer and Annie was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was James Tully.

 

House 9: Egan

Ten people lived in this house and the head of the family was John (60), who had been married to Mary (50) for 28 years and they had had 12 children and 10 of those had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children and they were Kate (22), Agnes (21), Denis (19), John (17), Thomas (14), Josephine (12), Martin (9) and Emily (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Agnes, Denis, John (17), Thomas, Josephine and Martin spoke Irish and English, Emily could read only and all the others could read and write. John (60) was a farmer, Agnes was a pupil teacher in the convent school, Denis was a farmer’s son and John (17), Thomas, Josephine, Martin and Emily were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Egan.

 

House 10: Ryan

Timothy (36) was the head of this family and was married to Julia (31) and had been for 10 years and during that time they had had 5 children, 4 of whom had survived. They shared the house with Timothy’s brother, Patrick (50) and the 4 children, Katleen [sic] (8), Margaret (6), Mary (3) and Francis (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Timothy, Julia, Patrick and Katleen [sic] could read and write and Margaret could read only. Timothy was a farmer, Patrick was a farm servant and Katleen [sic] and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Timothy Ryan.

 

House 11: Keely

Patrick (71) was the head of this family and he had been married to Kate (49) for 23 years and they had had 7 children and 5 had survived, John (15), Thomas (13), William (11), James (7) and Kate (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Thomas and William spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Kate (2), could read and write. Patrick was a carpenter, John was a farmer’s son and Thomas, William and James were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Patrick Keely.

 

House 12: Tully

Of the 9 members of this Tully family and the widow Maria (68) was listed as being the head of the family and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (35), who was married to Annie (35) and had been for 12 years and they had had 6 children, who also lived in the house and they were, Michael (11), Mary (9), William (7), Martin (5), Patrick (2) and Annie (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Maria and Michael spoke both Irish and English, Maria, Patrick, Annie (35), Michael and Mary could read and write and William could read only. Maria was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Mary, Michael and William were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Maria Tully.

 

House 13: Johnston

John (35) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (31) for 11 years and had had 5 children, Eliza (10), Patrick (8), John (7), Joseph (5) and John (1). They were all Roman Catholic and John (35) was born in Co. Mayo, Mary was born in Co. Westmeath and the children were all born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Thomas, they could all speak only English and read and write. John (35) was a railway signalman, Mary was a housekeeper and the children, with the exception of John (1), were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 14: Power / Brennan

William (39) was the head of the last house in Derrymullan and he had been married to Bridget (37) for 7 years, but had no children. They shared the house with a boarder, Joseph Brennan (23). They were all Roman Catholic and William was born in Co. Roscommon, Bridget was born in Co. Westmeath and Joseph was born in Co. Dublin. Joseph could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. William was a gardener domestic servant and Joseph was a railway signalman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 14 houses in the townland of Derrymullan and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 11, 12, 13 and 14 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings and houses 12, 13 and 14 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 1, 3, 4 and 11 had 4 rooms and 4 windows and houses 2 and 5-10 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 92 people in the townland, 49 males and 43 females. The enumerator for the area was Andrew Moloney.

 

House 1: Ryan

Patt (35) was listed as being the head of the first family in Derrymullan and he was married to Delia (26) and they shared the house with Patt’s widowed mother, Ellen (60) and also 3 children, Mary J. (4), Lena (3) and Delia (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patt, Delia, Ellen and Mary J. spoke only Irish and Patt, Delia and Ellen could read and write. Patt was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Ryan.

 

House 2: Tully

The head of this family was the widower, Patt (60) and he shared the house with 5 of his children, Michael (21), Mary (18), William (13), James (9) and Annie (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke only English and could read and write. Patt was a farmer, Michael was listed as being working on the farm, Mary was a domestic servant and William, James and Annie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Tully.

 

House 3: Kilkenny / Claffey [sic]

The widower, Thomas (41) was the head of this household and lived in the house with his son, Michael (15), his father, John (87) and 2 boarders, Mrs Catherine Claffey [sic] (80), a widow, and Catherine Claffey [sic] (72). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of John, who was born in Co. Roscommon. Thomas and Michael spoke only English and the others spoke both Irish and English. John could not read and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Michael was a scholar, John was a retired farm labourer, Catherine (80) was a retired domestic servant and Catherine (72) was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Tully.

 

House 4: Craddock / McDonnell

There were just 3 people in house 4 and the head of the household was the widow, Bridget (60) who lived in the house with her son, Thomas (35) and Francis McDonnell (8), who was listed as a relative grandson. They were all Roman Catholic with Bridget and Thomas being born in Co. Galway and Francis was born in America. They could all read and write and both Bridget and Thomas were farmers and Francis was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Bridget Craddock.

 

House 5: Guinessy [sic]

The head of this family was James (27) who was married to Catherine (31) and they lived in the house with 2 daughters, Margaret (2) and Catherine (1). They were all born in Galway and were Roman Catholic and only Catherine (31) could read and write. James was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was James Guinessy [sic].

 

House 6: Fallon

There were a total of 11 members of this household and the head of the family was John (44) who was married to Mary (43) and they lived in the house with 7 sons, Bernard (18), Thomas (15), Patt (12), Michael (10), Peter (5), John (3) and Edward (11mths), a daughter, Molly (7) and John’s mother, Margt [sic] (76), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Mary who was born in Co. Roscommon. Margt [sic] spoke Irish and English and all the other spoke only English. John (44), Bernard, Thomas, Patt, Michael, Margt [sic] and Mary could read and write. John (44) was a farmer, Bernard was a labourer, the other children were all scholars, Margt [sic] was a retired domestic servant and Mary was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Fallon.

 

House 7: Tully / Woods

The head of this household was listed as being Patt (25) who was married to Annie (29) and they shared the house with Patt’s brother, Michael (23), Patt’s widowed mother, Marie (50), their son, Michael (11mths) and a boarder, George Woods (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patt, Michael and Annie spoke only English and Marie spoke Irish and English and Patt, Michael, Annie and Marie could read and write. Patt and Michael were listed as being farmers and George was a general labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Tully.

 

House 8: Keely

There 6 members of this family and Patrick (55) was the head and he was married to Kate (31) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Delia (9), John (4), Tom (2) and William (11mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate could speak both Irish and English and the others spoke only English. Patrick and Kate could read and write and Patrick was listed as being a carpenter and farmer and Delia and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Kiely.

 

House 9: Ryan

Timothy (26) was listed as being the head of this Ryan family and he was married to Julia (22) and they shared the house with Timothy’s brothers, Patrick (38) and Martin (30) and also his sister, Mary Ann (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic although there was no religion listed for Mary Ann. All of the family could speak and English only and read and write. Timothy and Patrick were farmers and Martin was a grocery assistant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Fallon.

 

House 10: Egan

There were 12 members of this family and the head was listed as being the widow, Anne (75) and she shared the house with her son, John (50), who was married to Mary (40) and 9 children [sic][i], Anne F. (18), Mary (16), Bridget (14), Cathern [sic] (12), Agnes (10), Denis (9), John (6), Tom (4) and Josephine (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Tom and Josephine, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write. John (50) was a farmer, Anne F. and Mary were monitress’[sic] and Bridget, Cathern [sic], Agnes, Denis and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Anne Egan.

 

House 11: Bannon

James (38) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Lizzie (37) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Mary (12), James (11), Lizzie (9), Edward (5), Thomas (2) and Agnes (4mths). They were all Roman Catholic and James was born in Co. Leitrim, Lizzie (37), Mary James (11) and Edward were born in Westmeath, Lizzie (9) an Thomas were born in Kildare and Agnes was born in Co. Galway. James was listed as speaking only English and Thomas and Agnes could not read, James and Edward could read only and the others could read and write. James was a groom and coachman, Lizzie (37) was a housekeeper and Mary, James (11), Lizzie (9) and Edward were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Anne Egan.

 

House 12: O’Toole

Peter (24) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (28), 3 of their children, Kathleen (3), John (1yr 4mths) and Peter (2mths) and also a nephew, Tom (9yrs 10mths). They were all Catholic and Peter 24) was born in Dublin, Mary was born in Collooney, Co. Sligo, Kathleen, John and Peter (2mths) were born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and Tom was born in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Peter (24), Mary and Tom could read and write and Peter (24) was a railway signalman, Mary was a housekeeper and Tom was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Anne Egan.

 

House 13: Craddock

Of the five members of this family, Michael (73) was the head and he was married to Catherin (56) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, Michael (20), Martin (17) and Thos (14) They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, apart from Catherin, who was born in Co. Roscommon. Catherin could read only and all the others could read and write and all, apart from Catherin, were listed as being labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Anne Egan.

 

House 14: Mulligan / Mitchell

The head of the last household in Derrymullan was Thomas (37) who was married to Mary Anne (40) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Eward [sic] (9), Maggie Mary (8), Roas [sic] (7), Mary Anne (6), Thos Cornelius (5) and Kate Elisabeth (3mths) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Mary Mitchell (15). All were Roman Catholic and Mary Anne and Thos Cornelius were born in Co. Roscommon, Kate Elisabeth was born in Co. Galway and the others were all born in Co. Cavan. Roas [sic] and Mary could read only and Thomas, Mary Anne (40) and Maggie Mary could read and write. Thomas was a foreman with the M.G.W.R. and Maggie Mary, Roas [sic], Mary Anne and Thos Cornelius were Scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Anne Egan.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

All the tenements in the in Derrymullan were leased from the Earl of Clancarty.

 

Plot 1: A&B Bridget Ryan leased these 2 plots. For plot A she paid £5 10s for 9 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches of land and £1 17s for a house and offices and plot B she paid 3s for 1 acre and 35 perches of land.

Plot 2: A&B Michael Tully paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 16 perches of land in plot A and £5 10s for 9 acres, 2 roods and 37 perches of land and £1 12s for a house and office in plot B.

Plot 3: Richard Luce [sic] paid £4 10s for 9 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of land and 15s for a house.

Plot 4: Augustine Scott paid £5 15s for 12 acres, 3 roods and 9 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and office.

Plot 5: John Jennings (of No. 4 Kilcloony) paid £14 10s for 33 acres and 23 perches of land and £3 for a house and offices.

Plot 6: A&B Michael Claffy [sic] paid 3s for 1 aces, 1 rood and 7 perches of land in plot A and £4 17s for 8 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and office in plot B.

Plot 7: A&B Patrick McDonnell paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 7 perches of land in plot A and £4 17s for 11 acres, 2 roods and 19 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and office in plot B.

Plot 8: A, B, C&D Bridget Craddock paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 7 perches of land in plot A, £5 for 9 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches of land in plot B, £5 for 9 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches of land in ploy C and 5s for 1acres, 1 rood and 4 perches of land in plot D.

Plot 9: A&B Catherine Guinness paid 4s for 1 acre, 2 roods and 29 perches of land in plot A and £5 6s for 9 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land and £1 for a house and office in plot B.

Plot 10: A&B Eleanor Craddock paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 6 perches in plot A and £5 10s for 9 acres, 2 roods and 33 perches of land and £1 2s for a house and offices on plot B.

Plot 11: A&B Bernard Fallon paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 17 perches of land in plot A and £5 2s for 9 acres and 30 roods of land and £1 for a house and offices in plot B.

Plot 12: John Jennings (of No. 6 Kilcloony) paid £5 10s for 12 acres and 12 perches of land.

Plot 13: Patrick Tully paid £5 10s for 11 acres and 36 perches of land and £1 15s for a house and office.

Plot 14: Patrick Keily paid £5 10s for 11 acres and 17 perches of land and £1 10s for a house and office.

Plot 15: John Ryan paid £7 10s for 16 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and office.

Plot 16: A&B Anne Egan paid £5 10s for 10 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land and £1 10s for a house and office in plot A and 5s for 2 acres, 1 rood and 21 perches of land in plot B.

Plot 17: 7 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches of water.

[i] Most likely to be grandchildren of Anne’s and children of John and Mary.

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