Kilcloony (Rural)

Cill Chluaine

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 82033 32492

 

DED: Ballinasloe (Rural)

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (1189 acres, 1 rood and 13 perches) about ½ of which is bog, the remainder under cultivation. Houses are in bad repair, roads in good repair. It is the property of the Earl Clancarty. Held by deed for ever. Pays £9.19.0 County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is situated mostly in the northern part of the parish bounded by Derrymullen, Deer Park, Iskerroe, Tubbergrillaan, Killeen and Persse Park in this parish by Killuremore and Killure Castle in the parish of Kilgerrl and by Creggaun in the parish of Ahascragh, in the Barony of Cloonmacnoon, by the river Suck which separates I from Ashford in the parish of Creagh in the Barony of Moycarne, Co. Roscommon.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Kilcloony (Rural).

 

 

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 31 houses in the townland of Kilcloony (rural) and all were occupied and listed as being private dwelling. All houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1 and 28 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2-7, 9, 12, 13, 15 and 23-25 were 3rd class dwellings and all the others were 2nd class. Houses 3-7, 9, 12, 13 and 23-25 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2 and 15 had 3 rooms and 2 windows, house 1 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 8, 10, 11, 18-22 and 27-31 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. House 26 had 4 rooms and 5 windows and houses 14 and 16 had 5 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 118 outbuildings in the townland consisting of 26 stables, 7 coach houses, 24 cow houses, 10 calf houses, 6 dairies, 21 piggeries, 10 fowl houses, 6 barns, a turf house and 7 sheds. There were a total of 160 people, 83 males and 77 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Timothy Kelleher.

 

House 1: Grady

John (57) was the head of the first family in Kilcloony and he had been married to Bridget (56) for 30 years and during that time they had had 9 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were, Thomas (25), Annie (22), Patrick (20), John (15), William (12) and Michael (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. John was a farmer, Thomas and Patrick were farmer’s sons and John, William and Michael were scholars.  The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was John Grady.

 

House 2: Fahy

Martin (65) lived in this house with his wife of 34 years, Anne (54) and they had 5 children, Martin (30), Bridget (28), Timothy (25), Thomas (23) and Maryanne (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (65) spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Martin (65) was a farmer, Martin (30), Timothy and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Maryanne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Fahy.

 

House 3: Murray

Thomas (30) was the head of this family and he had been married to Kate (38) for 6 years and they had 3 children, Bridget (5), Annie (2) and Michael (1) and also in the house at that time was Thomas’ brother, John (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. None of the family could read and Thomas was a farmer and John was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house and a fowl house. The landholder was Thomas Murray.

 

House 4: Leonard

The sole occupant of this house was John (52) who was single. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Leonard.

 

House 5: Costello

John (55) was married to Mary (56) and had been for 34 years and they had had 6 children and all had survived. Two of those children also lived in the house and they were Patrick (21) and John (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could read and write. John (55) was a farmer, Patrick was a general labourer and John (19) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was John Costello.

 

House 6: Gready [sic]

The widower, Thomas was the head of this household and he lived with 4 of his children, Annie (22), Margaret (20), John (19) and Bridget (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Annie, Margaret and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Gready [sic].

 

House 7: Dooley

Thomas (61) lived in this house with his wife of 30 years, Bridget (55) and they had had 6 children with 5 of those surviving. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Thomas (23), Bridget (19) and John (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and all could read and write. Thomas (61) was a farmer, Thomas (23) was a gardener domestic servant, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Thomas Dooley.

 

House 8: Comber

Michael (35) lived in this house with his sister, Bridget (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and Michael was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. The landholder was Michael Comber.

 

House 9: Small

There were 7 members of this household and the head was listed as being Michael (61), who was a widower. He shared the house with 6 of his children, Mary Anne (16), Maggie (15), Jane (13), Michael (10), Katleen [sic] (8) and Bridget (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget could read only while all the others could read and write. Michael (61) was a farmer and the 4 youngest children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Small.

 

House 10: Rattigan / Harney / Henehan

The widow Kate (57) was the head of this household in house 10 and she lived with her daughter, Norah Harney (31), who had been married for 10 years and had 2 children, Josephine (9) and Mary Francis (6). Also in the house was a niece, Mary Rose Henehan (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Josephine and Mary Rose spoke both Irish and English. Mary Francis could not read, Kate could read only and the others could all read and write. Kate was a farmer and Josephine and Mary Rose were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Kate Rattigan.

 

House 11: Grady

The widow. Ellen (78) shared this house with her son, Thomas (38), daughter, Kate (52) and a niece Nora (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write and Ellen was a farmer and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Ellen Grady.

 

House 12: Harney

Michael (76) lived in this house with his wife of 20 years, Norah (57) and they had 1 daughter, Sarah (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Sarah spoke Irish and English and Michael could not read, Norah could read only and Sarah could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Sarah was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Harney.

 

House 13: Coleman

Thomas (72) lived in this house with his wife of 16 years, Ellen (47) and they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were listed as being Roman Catholics. Ellen could read and write and Thomas was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Coleman.

 

House 14: Graham

James (56) was married to Mary Ann (52) and had been for 27 years and they had had 5 children with 3 of those had survived. Their son, Albert (12) also lived in the house with them. They were all Presbyterian and James was born in Co. Donegal, Mary Ann was born in Co. Mayo and Albert was born in Co, Galway. They could all read and write. James was a farmer and a pensioner from the R.I.C. and Albert was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was James Graham.

 

House 15: Carrick

James (32) was the head of this household and he had been married to Anne (28) for 7 years and they had 4 children and they also lived in the house and were, John Thomas (7), Martin (4), Mary Kate (2) and Norah (less than a month). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James spoke Irish and English and both parents could read and write. James was a farmer and John Thomas was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was James Carrick.

 

House 16: Salmon

The widow, Maria (53) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Anthony (28), Michael (22), Patt (15), Ellen (12) and William (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The 3 youngest children spoke both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Maria was a farmer, Anthony and Michael were railway employees and Patt, Ellen and William were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Maria Salmon.

 

House 17: Jennings

The head of this Jennings family was Martin (39) and he had been married to Kate (35) for 12 years and they had 5 children, Mary (11), Josephine (8), Kateleen [sic] (6), Stephen (3) and Patrick (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke both Irish and English and Martin, Kate, Mary and Josephine could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Mary, Josephine and Kateleen [sic] were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Martin Jennings.

 

House 18: Jennings

Edward (68), a widower, was the head of this family and he shared the house with 3 of his children, Edward (18), Joseph (16) and Nora (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Nora spoke both Irish and English and the others spoke only English and all could read and write. Edward (68) was a farmer, Edward and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Nora was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Edward Jennings.

 

House 19: Mitchell

Timothy (78) had been married to Catherine (70) for 47 years and they had had 12 children with 11 of those having survived until that time. They shared their house with their son, Thomas (38), who had been married to Margaret (36) for 2 years and they had 1 child, also in the house, Timothy Martin (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Timothy spoke Irish and English and Catherine, Thomas and Margaret spoke only English. Timothy Martin could not read, Catherine could read only and the others could read and write. Both Timothy and Thomas were farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Timothy Mitchell.

 

House 20: Grady / Coffey

The head of this household was Patrick (72), who had been married to Maria (73) for 46 years and they had had 2 children but neither had survived. Also in the house at that time were a relative-in-law, Patrick Coffey (37), a niece, Kate Coffey (30), who had been married for 2 years and had 2 children who also lived in the house and they were, Mary Josephine Coffey (1) and Kathleen (less than a month). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick was born in Co. Roscommon while all the others were born in Co. Galway. Maria spoke Irish and English and Mary Josephine and Kathleen could not read, Patrick (72) and Maria could read only and Patrick (37) and Kate could read and write. Both Patricks were farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Grady.

 

House 21: Carroll

The widower, Martin (58) was the head of this family and he shared the house with 4 of his children, John (19), Mary (14), Anny (12) and Michael (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only English and read and write. Martin was a foreman plate layer on the railway, John was a plate layer on the railway and the 3 youngest children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Martin Carroll.

 

House 22: Dolan

John (35) lived in this house with his wife, Delia (33) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and John was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was John Dolan.

 

House 23: Craughwell / Mitchell

Patrick (55), a single man, lived in this house with his sister, Bridget (60), who had been married for 30 years but had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick could read and write and Bridget could read only and Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Patrick Craughwell.

 

House 24: Mitchell

There were 9 members of this family and the head was listed as being Peter (60) and he had been married to Sarah (44) for 14 years and they had 7 children, Bridget (14), Thomas (12), Peter (10), Mary (7), Sarah (6), Patrick (4) and Esther (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Thomas and Peter (10) spoke Irish and English and Peter (60), Sarah (44) Bridget, Thomas and Peter (10) could read and write. Peter (60) was a farmer and Bridget, Thomas and Peter (10) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Peter Mitchell.

 

House 25: Mitchell

The widow, Bridget (73) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, John (39), daughter, Bridget (30) and a visitor Gratta [sic] (19). They were all Roman Catholic and Gratta [sic] was born in America and all the others were born in Co. Galway. Gratta [sic] could speak Irish and English and Bridget (73) could read only while all the others could read and write. Bridget (73) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Gratta [sic] was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a shed. The landholder was Bridget Mitchell.

 

House 26: Hearney [sic] / Murray

The widow, Anne (72) lived in this house with 3 of her children, Patrick (46), Bridget (26) and Bernard (24) and a servant, Patrick Murray (46). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Anne, who was born in Co. Roscommon. Patrick (46), Bridget and Bernard could read and write. Anne was a farmer, Patrick Hearney [sic] and Bernard were farmer’s sons and Patrick Murray was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Anne Hearney.

 

House 27: Dolan

The widower, William (68) lived in this house with 5 of his children, Bridget (29), Michael (25), William (22), Kate (20) and Martin (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from William (68), all the family could read and write. William (68) was a farmer, Michael and Martin were farmer’s sons and William (22) was a platelayer on the railway. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was William Dolan.

 

House 28: Connaire

There were 9 members of this family and the head was Thomas (50) and he had been married to Kate (39) for 16 years and they had 7 children, William (9), Timothy J. (6), Thomas (4), Michael P. (2), Mary (15), Kathleen (14) and Delia (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary, Kathleen and Delia spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. Timothy J., Thomas (4) and Michael P. could not read while all the others could read and write. Thomas (50) was a farmer and all the children, apart from Michael P., were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Connaire.

 

House 29: McNeil

John (55) had been married to Bridget (53) for 33 years and they had had 6 children with 5 of those surviving. They shared the house with 3 of those children and they were, Martin (23), Kathleen (20) and John T. (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John T. could speak Irish and English but all could read and write. John was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and John T. was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed. The landholder was John McNeil.

 

House 30: Harney

James (72) was married to Margaret (69) and had been for 43 years and during that time they had had 11 children with 8 having survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were, Patrick (35), Cecilia (22), Sarah (20), Lucy (18) and Thomas (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic with the exception of Margaret, who was born in Co, Roscommon. James and Lucy spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. James was a farmer, Patrick was a general labourer, Sarah was a dressmaker, Lucy was a scholar and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was James Harney.

 

House 31: Small

The head of the last house in Kilcloony was Thomas (57) who had been married to Bridget (42) for 19 years and they had had 8 children, Michael (17), Patrick (16), Thomas (14), Mary Kate (11), Anne (9), John (7), Joseph (3) and Edward (less than a month). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 3 youngest, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and, along with John, could read and write. Thomas (57) was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Patrick, Thomas (14), Mary, Kate, Anne 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 Thomas Small.

 

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There were 31 houses in the townland and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 22, 23, 27, 28 and 30 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 16, 17, 19-23 and 25-31 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. House 8 had 3 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 10, 14, 15 and 18 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 24 had 3 rooms and 2 windows and houses 5 and 12 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. House 16 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, houses 2 and 19 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, houses 20, 25, 26 and 27 had 4 rooms and 3 windows, houses 1, 17, 22 and 28-31 had 5 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 23 had 6 rooms and 3 windows to the front and house 21 had 7 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 165 people in the townland at that time consisting of 80 males and 85 females. The enumerator for the area was David Currane [sic].

 

House 1: Comber

Michael (30) lived in the first house with his sister, Bridget (27). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They spoke only English and both could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Bridget was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was Michael Comber.

 

House 2: Grady

The widow Ellen (63) was the head of this household and she shared the house with her son, Thomas (28), her daughter, Kate (35) and her granddaughter, Norah (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. Ellen was listed as being a farmer’s wife, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Kate was a farmer’s daughter and Norah was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Ellen Grady.

 

House 3: Harney

Michael (60) lived in this house with his wife Onnie [sic] (35) and their daughter, Cecelia (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke Irish and English and Onnie [sic] and Cecelia spoke only English and both parents could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Cecelia was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Michael Harney.

 

House 4: Coleman

Thomas (50) lived in this house with his wife, Ellen (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They spoke only English and only Ellen could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Coleman.

 

House 5: Rattigan / Heenehan [sic]

The widow, Catherine (44) was the head of this household and she lived with her daughter, Nora (20) and niece, Mary Heenehan [sic] (5). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Only Norah could read and write. Catherine was a housekeeper, Norah was a farmer’s daughter and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Catherine Rattigan.

 

House 6: Dooly

Thomas (40) was married to Bridget (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Margret (16), Thomas (14) Bridget (12) and John (8). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write. Thomas (40) was a gardener and farmer, Margret was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Dooly.

 

House 7: Small

Michael (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (31) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary Anne (6), Margret (5), Jane (3) and Michael (9mths) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s mother, Anne (75). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (50) and Anne spoke Irish and English and, apart from baby Michael, the others spoke only English. Michael (50) and Bridget could read and write. Michael (50) was a farmer, Mary Anne and Margret were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Michael Small.

 

House 8: Grady

The widower, Thomas (43) was the head of this household and he shared the house with 4 children, Nannie (14), Maggie (13), John (12) and Bridget (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Grady.

 

House 9: Costelloe

There were 7 members of this family and the head was John (48) and he was married to Mary (48) and they lived with 5 of their children, Bridget (17), Francis (15), Lizzie (13), Patrick (11) and John (9). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Bridget, who was born in England. All could read and write. John (48) was a farm labourer, Bridget and Lizzie were dressmakers, Francis was an agricultural labourer and Patrick and John (9) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Costelloe.

 

House 10: Murray

The widow, Anne (70) lived in this house with 2 of her sons, John (30) and Thomas (28). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Anne spoke both Irish and English and none of the household could read. Anne was a housekeeper and the boys were farmer labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Anne Murray.

 

House 11: Fahy

Martin (50) was the head of this Fahy family and he was married to Anne (45) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Martin (25), Bridget (23), Tim (17), Tom (14) and Anne (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write. Martin (50) was a farmer, Martin (25) and Tim were farmer’s sons, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Tom and Anne were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Martin Fahy.

 

House 12: Grady / Jennings

The head of this household was John (45) and he was married to Bridget (43) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Thos (15), Anny (13), John (5), William (2) and Patt (10) and also in the house at that time was Bridget’s widowed mother, Winifred Jennings (65). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from John (5) and William, all could read and write. John (45) was a farmer, Thos was a farmer’s son and Anny, John (5) and Patt were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was John Grady.

 

House 13: Mitchell

The widow, Bridget (49) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, John (27) and 3 daughters, Bridget (21), Annie (19) and Nellie (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Bridget (49) could speak Irish and English and she could read only while all the others could read and write. Bridget (49) was a housekeeper, John was a railwayman, Bridget (21) and Annie were farmer’s daughters and Nellie was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Bridget Mitchell.

 

House 14: Mitchell

Peter (50) was married to Sarah (30) and they shared the house with 3 children, Bridget (4), Thomas (3) and Peter (3mths). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Only Sarah could read and write and Peter (50) was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Peter Mitchell.

 

House 15: Craughwell

Patrick (46), a single man, lived in this house with his sister, Bridget (51). They were all born in Galway E.R. and were Roman Catholic and only Patrick could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Bridget was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Craughwell.

 

House 16: Dolan

The sole occupant of house 16 was John (5) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Dolan.

 

House 17: Carroll

Martin (40) lived in this house with his wife, Margret (26) and their 3 children, John (10), Mary (4) and Annie (3). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Margret and John could read and write and Martin was a farmer and John was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was Martin Carroll.

 

House 18: Leonard

John (42) was the only occupant of this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Galway E. R. He could not read and was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Leonard.

 

House 19: Grady

Patrick (55) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (58) and their son, Martin (30). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Martin could read and write and Patrick was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Grady.

 

House 20: Mitchell

There were 8 members of this household and the head was Timothy (65) who was married to Chaterine [sic] (54). They shared the house with 6 of their children, Thomas (27), Michael (21), James (15), Martin (13), Nannie (19) and Helenia [sic] (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Chaterine [sic], who was born in Co. Roscommon. Timothy spoke Irish and English and all the others spoke only English. All could read and write. Timothy was a farmer, Chaterine [sic] was a housekeeper, Thomas and Michael were farm labourers and the others were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Timothy Mitchell.

 

House 21: Jennings

Edmond (55) was the head of this family and he was married to Nora (46) and they lived with 5 of their children, Martin (16), Nellie (11), Joe (6), Eddie (8) and Nora (4). They were all born in Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. Edmond (55) was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son, Nellie was a farmer’s daughter and Joe and Eddie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms and the landholder was Edmond Jennings.

 

House 22: Jennings / Murray

Martin (26) was married to Kate (28) and they shared the house with their daughter, Mary (1) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Mary Murray (70). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Kate could read and write and martin was a farmer and Mary Murray was a nurse-domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was Martin Jennings.

 

House 23: Salmon

There were 11 members of this family and the head was listed as being Thomas (48) who was married to Marria [sic] (41) and they lived in the house with 9 of their children, Martin (20), Anthony (18), Mary B. (14), Michael (12), Thomas (10), Catherine (7), Patrick (5), Ellen (2) and William (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Patrick, Ellen and William, all could read and write. Thomas (48) was a farmer, Martin and Anthony were farmer’s sons and Mary B., Michael, Thomas, Catherine and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Salmon.

 

House 24: Kelly / Keely / Grehan

Patrick (68) was married to Hannah (63) and they lived in the house with a niece, Annie Keely (17) and a servant, Michael Grehan (34). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Annie was a scholar and Michael was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Kelly.

 

House 25: Small

Thomas (47) was married to Bridget (31) and they shared the house with 4 of their children Michael (7), Patrick (6), Thomas (4) and Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Thomas (4) and Mary could not read, Michael could read only and both parents could read and write. Thomas (47) was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, Michael, Patrick and Thomas (4) were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Small.

 

House 26: Harney

James (53) was married to Margaret (46) and they lived in the house with 8 of their children and they were, Patt (27), James (25), Thomas (18), Kate (20), Annie (16), Cissie [sic] (12), Sarah (11) and Lucy (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak only English and could read and write. James (53) was a farmer, Margaret and Annie were housekeepers, Patt and Thomas were farmer’s sons, James (25) was a gardener, Kate was a dressmaker, and Cissie [sic], Sarah and Lucy were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was James Harney.

 

House 27: McNeill

The head of this family was John (42) and he was married to Bridget (41) and they shared the house with 5 children, Mary (18), Margaret (15), Martin (12), Kathleen (9) and John Thomas (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Margaret, Martin and Kathleen were scholars and John Thomas was instructed at home. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was John McNeill.

 

House 28: Connaire

Thomas (37) was married to Kate (28) and they lived in the house with 3 daughters, Mary (5, Katie (3) and Delia (2). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could read and write and Thomas was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Connaire.

 

House 29: Dolan

Of the 11 members of this family, William (50) was the head and he was married to Catherine (45) and they shared the house with 9 of their children, John (22), Bridget (20), Thomas (18), Annie (16), Francis (14), Michael (12), Willie (10), Kate (8) and Martin (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak only English and, apart from William, they could all read and write. William was a farmer, John and Francis were farmer’s sons, Bridget and Annie were farmer’s daughters, Thomas was a shop assistant and the 4 youngest children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was William Dolan.

 

House 30: Harney

The widow Anne (53) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with 5 of her children, Patrick (31), Martin (26), Bernard (14), Nannie (17) and Bridget (16). They were all Roman Catholic and Anne was born in Co, Roscommon and the others were born in Galway E. R. All the children could read and write. Anne was a housekeeper, Patrick was a farmer, Martin was a hotel porter, Bernard was a farmer’s son and Nannie and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was Anne Harney.

 

House 31: Erskine / Heavey [sic]

William (48) was married to Anne Ramsey (46) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Elizabeth (20), Agnes (17), Annie (15) and William (8) and also in the house at that time was a servant James Heavey [sic] (40). James was a Roman Catholic and was born in Kings County[i], the others were all Presbyterian and William (48), Elizabeth, Agnes and Annie were born in Scotland while Anne Ramsey was born in England. They could all read and write. William was an ‘implement smith’ at a factory, Elizabeth and Agnes were dressmakers, James was a farm servant and Annie and William (8) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was William Erskine.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Note: Griffith’s Valuation lists Kilcloony as a whole, urban and rural, and not individually.

 

The Earl of Clancarty was the owner of this land and was the lessor of the vast majority of the tenements.

 

Plot 1: John Ryan leased 8 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches of land for £3 15s, 7 acres and 20 perches of bog land for 10s and also had the use of 1 acre, 1 rood and 25 perches of water and an area of turbary[ii]. All this from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 2: Patrick and Michael Tully jointly leased 21 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches of land (part bog) for £2 15s each and Patrick also had turbary that had a ratable value of £3. All leased from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 3(a): George Comer leased a house and office on 38 acres, 1 rood and 27 perches of land from the Earl of Clancarty for £10 for the land and £1 for the buildings. He also had an area of turbary that had a value of £1 10s.

Plot 3(b): Rep. Malachy McDonnell leased a house from Peter Comer for 10s.

Plot 4: John Jennings (Derrymullan) leased 11 acres, 2 roods and 12 perches of land from the Earl of Clancarty for £2 and also had turbary with a value of £7 10s.

Plot 5: John Jennings leased 21 acres of land for £6 10s from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 6(A): John Jennings leased a house and offices on 9 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land from the Earl of Clancarty for £5 10s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings.

Plot 6(B): John Jennings leased 2 acres, 3 roods and 1 perches of land for 10s from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 7: Thomas Grady leased a house on 8 acres, 3 roods and 25 perches of land for £3 for the land and 15s for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 8: Bryan Harney [sic] leased a house with 5 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches of land for £2 for the land and 15s for the house from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 9: Matthew Jennings leased a house and offices on 9 acres, 2 roods and 4 perches of land from the Earl of Clancarty for £4 15s for the land and £1 for the buildings.

Plot 10: Matthew Jennings paid £2 15s for 9 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 11: Patrick Ratigan [sic] leased a house with 7 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of land for £3 5s for the land and 15s for the house from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 12: Thomas Dooley paid £3 for 9 acres and 16 perches of land and £1 for a house and office to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 13: Michael Small leased a house and office on 8 acres, 2 roods and 33 perches of land for £2 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 14: Martin Hare paid 3s for 2 roods and 2 perches of land and 12s for a house to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 15: John Grady leased 18 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land and a house for £4 15s for the land and 15s for the house.

Plot 16: John Coolahan [sic] paid £2 for 7 acres, 3 roods and 19 perches of land and 15s for a house to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 17: Augustine Murphy leased a house on 7 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land for £2 for the land and 15s for the house from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 18: Martin Fahy paid £5 for 17 acres and 32 perches of land to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 19: Martin Fahy leased a house and offices on 14 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches of land for £6 10s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 20: Martin Fahy paid £16 for 80 acres and 25 perches of land and £1 for offices to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 21: Martin Loughlin leased a house on 10 acres and 3 roods of land for £3 for the land and 15s for the house from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 22: John Mitchell Sen. leased a house with 8 acres, 1 rood and 9 perches of land for £3 for the land and 10s for the house from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 23: Thomas Grady leased a house and office on 9 acres and 17 perches of land for £3 for the land and 15s for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 24: William Jennings paid £12 15s for 35 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches of land and £2 for a house and office to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 25: John Mitchell Jun. paid £5 10s for 13 acres and 35 perches of land and 15s for a house and office to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 26: Peter Mitchell leased a house and office on 12 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches of land for £6 for the land and 15s for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 27: John Craughwell leased a house and offices with 13 acres and 1 rood of land for £6 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 28: John Dolan paid £6 10s for 12 acres and 13 perches of land and 15s for a house and office to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 29(A): John Carroll leased a house and offices on 12 acres, 1 rood and 26 perches of land for £6 10s for the land and £1 for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 29(B): John Carroll paid £2 10s for 10 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land (part bog) to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 30: Martin Grady leased a houses and offices with 11 acres and 2 roods of land for £6 for the land and £1 for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 31(A): Mary Mitchell leased a house and office on 9 acres, 1 rood and 27 perches of land for £5 5s for the land and £1 for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 31(B): Mary Mitchell paid £1 5s for 5 acres and 11 perches of land to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 32: John Salmon leased a house and offices with 15 acres and 1 rood of land from the Earl of Clancarty for £6 10s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings.

Plot 33: Thomas Scott leased a house with 14 acres, 3 roods and 6 perches of land for £6 10s for the land and 15s for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 34: James McNeill paid £5 10s 14 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches of land and £1 for a house and office to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 35: Bridget Harney leased a house and office on 12 acres, 2 roods and 5 perches of land for £7 10s for the land and £1 for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 36: Martin McNeill leased a house and offices on 12 acres, 3 roods and 18 perches of land for £6 5s for the land and £1 for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 36(a) graveyard

Plot 37: Peter Grady paid £5 15s for 10 acres, 3 roods and 4 perches of land and £1 for a house and office to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 38(A): Thomas Kenny leased a house and office on 7 acres, 3 roods and 14 perches of land for £3 for the land and £1 5s for the buildings from the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 38(B): Thomas Kenny leased 3 acres, 1 rood and 13 perches of land for £2 5s form the Earl of Clancarty>

Plot 39: Ellen Harney leased a house and offices on 13 acres, 1 rood and 23 perches of land from the Earl of Clancarty for £7 for the land and £1 5s for the buildings.

Plot 40: Patrick Murray paid £7 5s for 13 acres, 2 roods and 31 perches of land and £1 for a house and offices to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 41: Michael Harney leased a house and offices with 12 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of land from the Earl of Clancarty for £6 15s for the land and £1 for the offices.

Plot 42: Timothy Fahy leased 17 acres and 5 perches of land, a house and an office from the Earl of Clancarty for £6 5s for the land and £1 for the buildings.

Plot 43: Patrick Kelly paid £8 10s for 20 acres, 3 roods and 37 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and offices to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 44(A): Elizabeth Rattigan leased 22 acres, 1 rood and 11 perches of land for £3 5s form the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 44(B): Elizabeth Rattigan paid £1 5s for 5 acres, 1 rood and 33 perches of land and 10s for a house to the Earl of Clancarty.

Plot 45(A): The Earl of Clancarty had in fee, 11 acres and 30 perches of plantation that had an annual ratable valuation of £2 10s.

Plot 45(B): The Earl of Clancarty had in fee, 2 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of plantation that had an annual ratable valuation of 10s.

Plot 45(C): The Earl of Clancarty had in fee, 3 acres, 1 rood and 11 perches of plantation that had an annual ratable valuation of 15s.

Plot 45(D): The Earl of Clancarty had in fee, 1 acre and 4 perches of plantation that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s.

Plot 45(E): The Earl of Clancarty had in fee, 1 acre and 24 perches of plantation that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s.

Plot 46(A): The Earl of Clancarty had in fee, 450 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches of land and bog that had an annual ratable valuation of £1 15s.

Plot 46(B): The Earl of Clancarty had in fee, 49 acres, 2 roods and 24 perches of land and bog that had an annual ratable valuation of £1 10s.

Plot 46(C): The Earl of Clancarty had in fee, 40 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches of land and bog that had an annual ratable valuation of £3 5s.

Plot 47: Henry Beansire [sic], secretary of the M.G.W. Railway Co. had in fee, a railway (254 lin. Perches) with an area of 8 acres, 1 rood and 11 perches that had a valuation of £31 15s.

 

Plot 36 (a): grave yard of 32 perches had an exemption of 2s.

[i] Co. Offaly

[ii] The right to cut turf on common land

This page was added on 30/05/2022.

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