Killeen

An Coillín

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 81041 31182

 

DED: Ballinasloe (Rural)

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (118 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches) about 1/3 of which is bog, the remainder arable and pasture of a good quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. It is the property of Dudly Persse, Esqr. Held by deed for ever. Pays £8.10.1½ County Cess including Persse Park.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is situated in the western side of this parish, bounded by Kilcloony, Tubbergrillaan, Glanavaddogue, Knockroe and Persse Park townlands.

 

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

 

 

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 just 2 houses in the townland of Killeen in 1911 and both were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. Both had stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while house 2 had a slate, iron or tiled roof. Both houses were 2nd class dwellings. House 1 had 3 rooms and 3 windows to the front and house 2 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were 6 out buildings, a stable, 2 cow houses, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house. There were a total of 6 people in the townland, 4 males and 2 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Timothy Kelleher.

 

House 1: Mulkern

The widower, Thomas (65) lived in this house with his son, Bernard (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas could speak both Irish and English but could not read while Bernard could read and write. Thomas was a shepherd and Bernard was a shepherd’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Algernon Persse.

 

House 2: Keane

The head of this household was William (40), a single man, and he shared the house with his sister, Agnes (36), his brother, Michael (34) and a niece, Annie (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William and Michael were railway plate layers and Agnes was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was M. G. W. Railway Co.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were just 2 houses in the townland of Killeen in 1911 and both were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. Both had stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while house 2 had a slate, iron or tiled roof. Both houses were 2nd class dwellings. House 1 had 3 rooms and 3 windows to the front and house 2 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The enumerator for the area was David Currane [sic].

 

House 1: Mulkern

Thomas (53) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (56) and they lived in the house with their son, Bernard (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Mary spoke Irish and English, Thomas could not read while both Mary and Bernard could read and write. Thomas was a shepherd and Bernard was a shepherd’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 2: Keane

William (32), who was listed as being unmarried, lived in this house with his son, Michael (25), his daughter, Agnes (27) and an un-specified relative, Annie (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Annie, they could all read and write. William and Michael were railway plate layers, Agnes was a housekeeper and Annie was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

 

Plot 1A: Norman Ashe leased 27 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £2 10s

Plot 1Ba: Norman Ashe leased 83 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches of land and offices from Dudley Persse for £54 for the land and £2 for the buildings.

Plot 1b: Patrick Tracy leased a house from Norman Ashe for 10s.

Plot 1c: Mary Murray leased a house from Norman Ashe for 10s.

Plot 2: Henry Beausire [sic], secretary of M. G. W. Railway Company had in fee 198 linear perches of railway with an area of 3 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches that had an annual ratable valuation of £13 10s.

This page was added on 31/05/2022.

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