Mulroog West

Civil Parish of Kilcolgan

Joseph Ennis |University of Galway |Galway County Heritage Office

 

 

Situation

The standard name for the townland was Mulroog West with the Irish name Marl Ruag. The townland was at the west of the parish, bounded on the north by Drumacoo and the sealine, by Mulroog east on the east, Killeenavara parish on the south and the sea by the west.

Other forms of names with the authority source were: Mulrouge W. A. F. St. George, Esqr.
Mootroke 1 qr County Book
Mulroge County Map
Mullrogue County Registry 1821
Moolroke High Constable for the Barony
Mulrooag West J. O’Hara Esqr. (Clerk of Peace)
Mullrogue Quit Rent Ledger
Mulrooag West Sketch Map
Mulroge Tithe Composition B.

Description:

Down survey: the name given to the townland in the survey was Moilerock. The owner in 1641 was William O’Shaughnesse who was catholic, the owner in 1670 being Jeoffrey French who was also catholic. There was 225 acres of profitable land and 101 acres of unprofitable land. There was 225 acres of forfeited land.

O’Donovan’s field name books.

The proprietor was A.F. St. George of Tyrone house, and the agent was Wm. Griffith. There were twenty four tenants at twenty six shillings per acre. This was a poor light soil interspaced with limestone rocks. The main produce was potatoes and wheat. On the north of the townland near the shore was a village called Mulrooag and a fort by the name of Lisseenprehaun.

 

Griffith valuation

Map reference one was John Fahy. This was the house and land which was 11 acres, 2 roods and 15 perches. This was worth 6 pounds and the landlord was Christopher St. George.

Map reference two was James Lennane, Patrick Burke and also Redmond Burke. This included the land which was 19 acres and 16 perches which was worth 6 pounds. The landlord for James and Patrick was the same as before and Redmond payed James and Patrick for his lodging.

Map reference three was Michael Flaherty, John Flaherty and Patrick Burke. This referred to the land which was 28 acres, 1 rood and 15 perches. This was 13 pounds and 40 shillings. The landlord was Christopher St. George and Burke payed John for lodging.

Map reference four and five was Joseph Lennane. The land at four was 18 acres, 2 roods and 2 perches and the land at five was 15 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches. Overall, this was worth 16 pounds and 15 shillings. The landlord was Christopher St. George.

Map reference six was Michael M. Cue. This was the land and house which was 22 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches. This was worth 14 pounds and 10 shillings. The landlord was Christopher St. George.

Map reference seven was Michael Kelly. The land was 22 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches. This was worth 16 pounds and the landlord was the same as before.

Map reference eight and nine was Bartholomew Davern. The land was the house offices and land for eight and land for nine. Eight was 17 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches, nine was 2 acres, 3 roods and 18 perches. This was worth 14 pounds and the landlord was the same as before.

Map reference ten was Bartholomew Sheehan. The land was 8 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches and was worth 3 pounds and 15 shillings. The landlord was the same as before.

Map reference eleven was Michael Donohoe and Patrick Burke. This was the house, offices and land which was 19 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches. This was worth 10 pounds and 10 shillings and the landlord was the same as before.

Map reference twelve was Owen Sweeney. This was the house, office and land which was 75 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches. This was worth 41 pounds and 10 shillings with the landlord being the same as before.

Map reference thirteen was Patrick Lane. This was the house and land which was 10 acres and 32 perches. This was worth 4 pounds and the landlord was the same as before.

Map reference fourteen was Martin Lennane. This was the herds house and land. This was 46 acres and 18 perches and was worth 16 pounds with the landlord being the same as before.

Map reference fifteen was Augustus M. Cormack. This was the house and land which was 15 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches. It was worth 9 pounds and the landlord was the same as before.

Map reference sixteen was Terence Hynes. The land was 16 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches. It was worth 10 pounds and the landlord was the same as before.

Map reference seventeen was Patrick Hynes. This was three plots of land. Land one was 17 acres, two was 5 acres and 1 rood and three was 3 roods and 20 perches. This was worth 12 pounds and 5 shillings overall with the same landlord as before.

Map reference eighteen was Martin Shaughnessy. He had three plots with a house and land in one and just land in two and three. Plot one was 31 acres, two was 2 acres and three was 1 acre. This was worth 19 pounds overall with the landlord being the same as before.

 

 

 

1901 census

There was seventeen[1] households in Mulroog West which were all inhabited. There were eighty seven people overall in the area with all of them being roman catholic and born in Galway. All the households were built as private dwellings. Every house had stone or brick walls. All houses except house one had thatch or wood rooves. Each house had two, three or four rooms except house seventeen which is listed as zero[2]. House one had slate, iron or tile roof. Every house except All of the heads of family owned the land they were on except house seventeen where Patk (Patrick) Fahy of house fourteen owned the land. There was thirty farm buildings between house one to sixteen, however house sixteen is not listed on form B.2. There were two stables, fifteen cow houses, one calf house and eleven piggeries.

Thomas Sweeny (79) was head of family of house one and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Celia (64) who also was a farmer and their children. His son Michael (28), Patrick (24) and grandson Patrick Connolly (5). And his daughters Ellie (26) and Margaret (22). All the children except the young Patrick worked as farmers son/daughter. All could read and write except Patrick Connolly, and all could speak Irish and English.

Bartley Sweeny (44) was head of family of house two and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (32) and his mother Bridget (70). They were also farmers. All could read and write and spoke Irish and English.

Patrick Hynes (76) was head of family of house three and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (65) and children. His sons Frank (33) and Michael (30) and daughter Mary (25). All worked on the farm. All of them could read and write and speak Irish and English.

Patrick Fawl (45) was head of family of house four and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Kate (32) and family and servant. He six children his sons Pat (14), John (13), Michael (2) and Martin (1). He had two daughters Mary (11), Kate (9). His mother in law Mary Shaughnessy (79) and servant Michael Niland (54). Most the children above the age of two were scholars and Michael was a farm servant. Most of the inhabitants could read and write except the mother in law who could not read. Michael and Martin Fawl were not listed. Patrick, Kate and Michael Niland could speak Irish and English. Mary Shaughnessy only spoke Irish and the children only spoke English.

Catherine Shiel (60) was head of family of house five who worked as a farmer. She was a widow and lived with two of her children, her son Thomas (35) and daughter Marget sic (28). The children also worked on the farm. Catherine could only read but her children could read and write. All of them spoke Irish and English.

Patrick Davoern (71) was head of family of house six and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (62) and his children. His son Patt (29) and daughter Delia (24). All of the family worked on the farm. Everyone except Catherine could read and write as she could only read. All of them spoke Irish and English.

John Martin (59) was head of family of house seven and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Honour (43) and his children. His sons Patk (Patrick) (16), Gregory (14), Peter (13) and Wm (10). And his daughters Delia (20), Mary (7) and Kate (5). Everyone above 14 worked on the farm and those 14 or below were at school. All of them except Kate could read and write as well as speak Irish and English.

Martin Lane (49) was head of family of house eight and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (40) and his children. His daughters Mary (18), Bridget (14), Winifred (9), Kate (4) and Susan (2). He sons were Martin (16) and Patrick (11). All of the children were listed as farmers daughter/son. All of them could read and write except Susan and also speak Irish and English.

Bridget Mc Cormack (61) was head of family of house nine and was a farmer. She was a widow and lived with his children. His sons Patrick (35) and Martin (23) and daughter Bridget (20). All of them worked on the farm. All of them except Bridget could read and write and they all spoke Irish and English.

Michael Donohoe (70) was the head of family of house ten and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (65) and his children. His son John (28) and daughter Bridget (24). Both children worked the farm. Michael and Bridget could read and write, and Mary and John could only read. All could speak Irish and English.

Martin Davern sic (58) was head of family of house eleven and was a farmer. He was a widower and lived with his brother Peter (60). Martin could read and write, and Peter could not read. They both spoke Irish and English.

Patrick Davern sic (27) was head of family of house twelve and was a farmer. He was single and lived with his sister Anne (26) who was also a farmer. He could not read unlike Anne who could read and write. Both spoke Irish and English.

Patrick Hanley (45) was head of family of house thirteen and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (42) and was also on the farm. They lived with their children. Their sons Thomas (19), John (14), Pat (10) and William (8). Their daughters Honor (16), Margaret (6) and Catherine (4). Patrick and Catherine could not read, Margaret could read, and the rest could read and write. Only Patrick, Mary, Thomas and Honour were listed speaking Irish and English.

Patk (Patrick) Fahy (30) was head of family of house fourteen and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (26) and his family. His two sons John (5) and Thomas (3) as well as his mother Mary (75). All of them could read and write except Thomas and most of them spoke Irish and English except John and Thomas who spoke English.

Honour Larkin (80) was head of family of house fifteen who was a wool carder. She was a widow and lived alone. She couldn’t read and spoke Irish and English.

Peter Lane (50) was head of family of house sixteen and was a farmer, he lived with his wife Kate (52) and his children. His sons Martin (23) and John (22) and his daughters Susan (21), Ellen (17), Kate (12) and Winifred (11). All of them except Kate and Winifred worked on the farm as they were in school. All of them could read and write and spoke Irish and English.

Winifred Mannion (72) was head of family of house seventeen. She was a widow and lived with her son Patk (25) who was a farm labourer. She couldn’t read but Patk could read and write, and both spoke Irish and English.

 

1911 census

There were sixteen households in Mulroog West in 1911, similar to 1901 the full extent was not on the abstract. There was sixty one people living in the region (add the rest later) with all of them being roman catholic and born in Galway. All houses were built as private dwellings. They all had stone or brick walls, and thatch or wood rooves. They all had two to four rooms except house ten which had one. Every head of family owned the land they were on except house fifteen which was owned by Patrick Fahy of house fourteen. There was sixty six farm buildings with fourteen stables, seven coach houses, ten cow houses, four calf houses, twelve piggeries, seven fowl houses and twelve barns.

Honor Martyn (65) was head of family of house one and was a farmer. She was a widow and lived with her children. Patrick (29), Willie (26), Mary (19) and Kate (10). They all worked on the farm except Kate who was at school. All of them could read and write and spoke Irish and English.

Patrick Mc Cormack (44) was head of family of house two and was a farmer. He was single and lived with his family. His brother Martin (34), sister Bridget (29), niece Katie Greene (10) and a visitor Bridget Callinan (23).  Martin was a farmer, and the visitor was a farmer’s daughter, Katie was at school. Everyone at home could read and write and speak Irish and English.

Patrick Fawle (55) was head of family of house three and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Kate (42) and children. His sons Patrick (24), John (23), Michael (12), Martin (11), Thomas (5) and James (2). And his daughters Katie (18) and Bridget (7). Patrick and John worked on the farm and Michal, Bridget and Thomas were at school. Everyone over the age of seven could read and write and only Patrick, Kate, Patrick, John and Katie had language listed.

Mary Hynes (78) was head of family of house four and was a farmer. She was a widow and lived with her two children Frank (42) and Michael (40). All of them worked on the farm and spoke Irish and English. Mary could read and the children could read and write.

Thomas Sweeney (80) was head of family of house five and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Seala sic (76) and his children. His son Patrick (40) and his wife Mary (35). His grandchildren Patrick Connely (15), Eugeen sic (3), John (2) and Patrick (2 months). They had two servants with Bartholomew Curtin (54) and Bridget Hoynes (17). All the grandchildren went to school and everyone except the three youngest could read and write. Thomas, Seala, Patrick, Mary and Bart could speak Irish and English.

Bartly Sweeney (52) was head of family of house six. He was a farmer and lived with his wife Mary (41) and servant Martin Helebert (19). They could all read and write and could speak Irish and English except Martin who spoke English.

Martin Lane (60) was head of family of house seven and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (59) and his children Martin (26), Patrick (20) and daughters Winnifred (19), Kate (14) and Susanna (11). Martin and Patrick worked the farm and Kate and Susanna were at school. They could all read and write and speak Irish and English.

Patrick Davoren (34) was head of family of house eight. He was a widower and lived alone. He worked as a farmer and could read and write and speak Irish and English.

Patrick Hanley (54) was head of family of house nine who was a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (55) and their children. His sons John (24), Patrick (19), William (17) and their daughters Maggie (16), Kate (14) and granddaughter Delia Lahive (5). All the sons worked the farm and Kate and Delia were at school. Everyone except Patrick could read and write and all spoke Irish and English.

Kate Martyn (53) was head of family of house ten. She was married and worked in the home. She was in the home with her son James (18) at the time, he worked in farming. Kate could read and James could also write, both spoke Irish and English.

Patrick Davoren (39) was head of family of house eleven and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Kate (37) and their children. Their daughters Mary (7), Norah (4), Kate (3), Delia (1) and Susan (1 months). Only the eldest Kate could read and only Patrick and her spoke Irish and English.

John Donohue (40) was head of family of house twelve and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Margaret (38) and son John (4). Both John’s could not read, and Margaret could read and write. John and Margaret spoke Irish and English.

Thomas Shiel (51) was head of family of house thirteen and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Delia (30) and their children. Their daughters Margaret (4), Mary (3), Kate (3) and Bridget (2 months) and son Thomas (2). His mother Kate (75) was also there. Only Delia and Kate could read and write. The three adults spoke Irish and English.

Patrick Fahy (45) was head of family of house fourteen and was a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (44) and their children. Their sons John (14), Thomas (13), Patrick (11), Michael (9) and Peter (5) and their daughter Mary (5). Their niece Ellie Furdom (14) lived there who was from America. All of them except John went to school. Everyone except Peter could read and write and speak Irish and English.

Patrick Mannion (35) was head of family of house fifteen and was a farm worker. He was single and lived alone. He could read and write and spoke Irish and English.

Peter Lane (64) was head of family of house sixteen and worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (69) and children. His son John (31) and daughters Kate (23) and Winifred (22). They could all read and write and spoke Irish and English.

[1] Number is very inconsistent across the forms. Abstract has eleven, form B.1 has seventeen and B.2 has fifteen.

[2] Possibly just an error on part of the person filing the form as to it left a zero is in an appropriate place.

This page was added on 17/03/2024.

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