Loughaunnavaag, Lochan na bhFeag, pool of the rushes

Civil Parish of Killallaghtan

Author: Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

Loughaunnavaag lies in the north west of the civil parish of Killallaghtan barony of Kilconnell Co Galway. It is bounded in the said barony by Cloonakallis, Ballantubber and Ballybaun townlands in this parish and by Cloonamorris, Killaan and Cloonacallis in the parish of Killaaan. It is about six and a half miles south west of Ahascragh.


O’Donovan’s Field Name books give other spellings of this townland: Lochan na bh-feadhag, Loughaunavaigh and Loughnavaog.


Down Survey map give no information on who owned this townland in the1600s.


Census 1901


There were 3 houses in Loughanmmavag in 1901. There were 18 residents in total: 9 were male and 9 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway except for Mary McInerney. She was born in Co Clare. The heads of the households were: Michael Brien, Mary Mc Culla and Bridget Manning.


Michael Brien (36) was a farmer. He was married to Maria (33). They had 5 children. Kate (8) and Bridget (7) were scholars. Joseph (3), John (2) and Richard (3 months) could not read or write. Bridget could read. The rest of the family could read and write.


Mary Mc Culla (60) was a widow. She could speak Irish and English. She and her son Alexander (23) were farmers. There was no occupation recorded for her daughter Mary (24). John Burke (40), John Burke (28) and William Feeney (26) were farm servants. Anne Feeney (22) was a general domestic servant. The said 6 occupants were single. Boarder Mary McInerney (84) was a widow. She could speak Irish and English. The entire household could read and write.


Bridget Manning (68) was a widow. She could speak Irish and English. Her children Mary (32) and Bernard (28) were single. The entire family could read and write.


The census gives no information on who lived in this townland in 1911.

This page was added on 07/04/2023.

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