Ballooly Kelly

Baile Ulaidh (Kelly), town of the apples

Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

Ballooly Kelly

 

 

Ballooly Kelly is situated in the civil parish of Killoran, barony of Longford, in County Galway.  It is bounded on the north by Cortown which is situated in the parish of Kiltormer, on the east by Ballooly McDermott, on the west by Cloonlahan Eyre and on the south Ballooly Eyre.

 

O’Donovan’s field name book  provides other spellings of this town land: Bail’ ubhlaigh and Ballyooly Kelly.

 

Down survey map gives no information on who owned the land in the 1600s.

 

Census 1901

 

There was only 1 house in Ballooly Kelly in 1901. There were 6 residents in total: 3 were male and 3 were female. All residents were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The head of the household was Patrick Fahey. The census taken on the 2nd of April 1901 showed that his house was built as a private dwelling. The walls were built of stone, brick or concrete. The roof was made of slate, iron or tiles.

 

Patrick Fahey (58) was a farmer. He spoke Irish and English. He was married to Hanora (56). She was recorded as a farmer’s wife. They had 3 unmarried children. Thomas (26) and Edward (23) were recorded as farmer’s sons. Katie (19) was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. Kate Bohan (16) recorded her occupation as a general domestic servant. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 6 rooms, 6 front windows and 7 outhouses. Patrick Fahey owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There was only 1 house on Ballooly Kelly in 1911. There were 4 residents in total: 3 were male and 1 was female. All residents were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The head of the household was Patrick Fahey. The census taken on the 10th of April 1911 showed that his house was built as a private dwelling. The walls were built of stone, brick or concrete. The roof was made of slate, iron or tiles.

 

Patrick Fahey (69) was a farmer. He was married for 42 years to Hanoria (72). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 6 children with 4 living in 1911. Listed were 2 unmarried sons. Thomas (40) and Edward (38) were recorded as farmer’s son. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 1st class house with 7 rooms and 6 front windows. There were 10 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 2 cow houses, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Patrick Fahey owned the land his house was situated on.

 

 

 

This page was added on 21/08/2020.

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