Ballinphuill is situated in the eastern part of the civil parish of Killallaghtan barony of Kilconnell, Co Galway. It is bounded by the townlands of Killabeg, Hazelfort, Woodberry, Ballynaglogh and Ballymabilla all in the said barony. It lies 3 miles west of Aughrim.
O’Donovan’s Field Name Books give another spelling of this town land: Ballanful.
Downs Survey map give no information on who owned this land in the 1600s.
Malachy McDonnell (40) was a farmer. He was married to Agnes (45). Their son Laurence (10) was a scholar. The entire family were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. They could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 5 outhouses. The census taken on the 8th of April 1901 show the house was built as a private dwelling. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The roof was made with perishable material. Malachy McDonnell owned the land the house was situated on.
There were 2 houses in Ballinphuill in 1911. There were 11 residents in total: 5 were male and 6 were female. All residents were Roman Catholic. The heads of the households were: Agnes McDonnell and John McGann. The census taken on the 5th of April 1911 show the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The house roofs were made with perishable material.
Agnes McDonnell (56) and visitor Bridget Larkin (78) were both widows. They could speak Irish and English. Agnes was a farmer. Her son Laurence (20) was single. Her nieces Agnes Barrett (10) and Philomena Barrett (6) were scholars. Her nephew Laurence Barrett (9) was a scholar. Agnes Barrett and Laurence Barrett were born in New York. Philomena was born in Galway City. The rest of the household were born in Co Galway. Bridget could not read. Philomena could read only. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 7 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Agnes McDonnell owned the land the house was situated on.
John McGann (42) was a farmer. He was married for 19 years to Ellen (45). They had 10 children with 7 living in 1911. Recorded were 3 children: Michael (15), Patrick (8) and Margaret (2) were scholars. Margaret could not read. Patrick could read only. The rest of the family could read, write and speak Irish and English. The entire family were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. John McGann owned the land the house was situated on.
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