Civil Parish of Kilcolgan

Joseph Ennis |University of Galway |Galway County Heritage Office

Description: The standard name for the townland was Parkaloughaun with the Irish form being Páirc a’ Locháin. Other names given were: Parkaloughaun Clerk of the Peace for the town of Galway, Curploughan County Map, Parkaloughane Freehold Registry. The townland was bordered by Killeely on the north, Parkbaun townland on the east, Gurtrova on the south and Lisscavin and Launreevagh on the west.


O’Donovan Survey book.

The land was arable pasture. Near the north boundary was a fort, used to bury children. North of the fort was a well called Tubbereeraola and a lough called Lughanenia.

Down survey

The name given to the townland by the survey was Kinvoolle. In 1641 the owner was Gregory Nolan who was catholic. In 1670 it was Arthur French who was also catholic. There was 64 acres of profitable land and 64 acres of forfeited land.

Griffith Valuation

Map reference one was Peter Gallivan. He bought the house and land which was 2 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches. This was worth 1 pound and 10 shillings. The landlord was Robert Bodkin.

Map reference two was Thomas Tully. This was the land which was 69 acres, 3 roods and 37 perches. This was worth 33 pounds with the landlord being the same as before.

1911 census

There was one household in Parkaloughaun in 1911 occupied by one family. There are eight individuals in the townland with five females and three males. All were roman catholic and born in Galway. The house was built as a private dwelling and had stone or brick walls and slate or iron roof. It had two rooms and five windows and was a second class house. The head of family owned the land the house was on. There was four farm buildings with a stable, cow house, piggery and a barn.

Anne Dooley (73) was the head of family of house one. She lived with her children and extended family. Her son Patrick (40) and his wife Margarett (38). Patrick and Margarett had six children with five still living which is three girls and two boys. The girls are Mary (6), Bridget (5) and Anne (4 months). The boys were James (2) and John (4 months). Patrick is listed as a farmer and none of the others have a listed occupation. Anne, Patrick and Margarett could read and write and speak Irish and English. None of the grand children could read and Mary, Bridget and James could speak Irish.

This page was added on 09/04/2024.

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