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Killoran

 

Killoran is situated in the civil parish of Killoran, barony of Longford, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Lowpark and Ballylogue, on the west by Poppyhill and Ballinruane, on the east by Coxtown and on the south by Springfield and Englishtown.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books provides other spellings for this townland: Killorane and Killorian.

 

Down Survey map shows that this land was owned in 1641 by Walter Lawrence FitzJohn FitzWalter, a catholic. In 1670 it was owned by Sir Francis Gore, a protestant. It states there were 200 plantation acres of unprofitable land. There were 204 plantation acres of profitable land and 204 plantation acres of forfeited land.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 9 houses and 1 barracks in Killoran in 1901. There were 49 residents in total: 29 were male and 20 were female. The heads of the households were: Michael Finnerty, Mary Sullivan, Michael Manning, Anne Donohoe, Rev Patrick Kelly, Patrick Curley, Anne Curley, Catherine Murray and John Solan. The head of the barracks was James Rafferty (acting sergeant). All occupiers were Roman Catholic. The census taken on the 1st and 9th of April 1901 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The barracks was built as a barracks. All walls were built of stone, brick or concrete. The barracks, Anne Donohue’s and Patrick Kelly’s roofs were made of slate, iron or tiles. It was not recorded what kind of house Mary Sullivan lived in. The other roofs were made with perishable material.

 

Michael Finnerty (65) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (60). She was recorded as a farmer’s wife. They spoke Irish and English. They were born in Co Galway. They could not read. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room, 2 front windows and 2 outhouses. Michael Finnerty owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Mary Sullivan (36) was married. She spoke Irish and English. She worked as a cook-domestic servant. She had 3 children. John (8), Bridget (5) and Anne (3) were scholars. All 4 occupants were born in Co Galway. Mary and John could read and write. Bridget and Anne could not read or write. Their house had 1 room. Michael Finnerty owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Manning (57) was a farmer. He was married to Kate (45). There was no occupation recorded for Kate. They had 8 unmarried children. Patt (18) was recorded as a farmer’s son. Mary (21) and Ellie (17) were recorded as farmer’s daughters. Michl (15), Lizzie (12), Norah (10), Annie (8) and Denis (4) were scholars. The entire family were born in Co Galway. They could read and write except for Denis. He could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms, 3 front windows and 5 outhouses. Michael Manning owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Donohoe (44) was a widow. She worked as a shepherdess. She had 5 unmarried children. Mary (19) and Catherine (15) were recorded as shepherd’s daughters. Stephen (18) was recorded as a shepherd’s son. Michael (14) and Martin (12) were scholars. Servant Martin Kelly (35) was single. He recorded his occupation as a shepherd. The entire household were born in Co Galway. They could read and write. The lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 4 outhouses. Thos Coen owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Kelly (27) worked as R C clergyman curate. Julie Finnerty (65) was recorded as a general servant. John Connaire (22) was recorded as a domestic servant. All 3 occupants were unmarried. They were born in Co Galway. Patrick and John could read and write. Julia could not read or write. Julie and John spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms, 2 front windows and 3 outhouses. Thos Coen owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Curley (66) was a farmer. He was married to Catherine (55). There was no occupation recorded for Catherine. They had 4 unmarried children. Martin (30), Michael (21) and Stephen (17) were recorded as farmer’s sons. Margaret (19) was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. The entire family were born in Co Galway. They could read and write. Patrick and Catherine spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows and 3 outhouses. Patrick Curley owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Curley (57) was a widow. She was a farmer. Listed were her son Thomas and her brothers Patt and Peter Walsh. All 3 were single. Thomas (35) recorded his occupation as carpenter. Patt (60) recorded his occupation as an agricultural labourer. Peter (55) was recorded as a farm servant. The entire family were born in Co Galway. They spoke Irish and English except for Thomas. All could not read or write except for Thomas. He could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 3 outhouses. Anne Curley owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Catherine Murray (62) was a widow. She was a farmer. She spoke Irish and English. She had 2 unmarried children. Martin (38) was recorded as a farmer’s son. Anne (26) was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. All 3 occupants were born in Co Galway. Catherine could not read. Martin could not read or write. Anne could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 4 outhouses. Catherine Murray owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Solan (52) was a farmer. He was married to Margaret (50). There was no occupation recorded for Margaret. They had 3 unmarried sons. Patrick (16) was recorded as a farmer’s son. John (14) and Michael (10) were scholars. The entire family were born in Co Galway. They could not read or write except for John (14) and Michael. They could read and write. John (52) and Margaret spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 4 outhouses. John Solan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

J R (James Rafferty) (37) worked as an acting Sargent. He was born in Co Westmeath. J T (31) was born in Co. Roscommon. T O’H (29) was born in Co. Longford. A H (23) was born in Co. Sligo. W F (20) was born in Co. Leitrim. All 4 were recorded as Constables. All 5 occupants could read and write. They were single. All 5 occupants were recorded as farmer’s sons. They lived in an R C Barracks. It was a 2nd class building with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were no outhouses recorded.  Thos Coen owned the land the barracks was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 10 houses in Killoran in 1911. 2 of the houses were uninhabited. There were no owners recorded for them. The other 8 houses had 33 residents in total: 18 were male and 15 were female. The heads of the houses were: Michael Manning, Michael Clarke, Anne Donohue, Martin Broderick, Patrick Kelly, Stephen Curley, John Solan and Catherine Murray. All occupants were Roman Catholic. The census taken on the 10th of April 1911 showed the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. Anne Donohue’s, Martin Broderick’s, Patrick Kelly’s and Stephen Curley’s roofs were made with slate, iron or tiles. The other 4 roofs were made of perishable material.

 

Michael Manning (71) was a farmer. He was married for 29 years to Kate (58). There was no occupation recorded for Kate. They had 7 children with 7 living in 1911. All 7 were single. Patt (25) and Michael (22) were recorded as farmer’s sons. Ellie (24) was recorded as a seamstress. Lizzie (20) was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. Norah (18) had no occupation recorded. Annie (16) and Dennis (14) were scholars. The entire family were born in Co Galway. They could read, write and spoke English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 7 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Michael Manning owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Clarke (38) was a farmer. He was married for 6 years to Julia (32). There was no occupation recorded for Julia. They had 4 children with 4 living in 1911. Listed were 3 children: John (5), William (1) and Helena (2 months). All the family were born in Co Galway except for Julia and John. Julia was born in Co Cork.  John was born in America. Michael and Julia could read and write. Michael, Julia and John spoke English. John, William and Helena could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Michael Clarke owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Donohue (56) was a widow. She was a farmer. Listed were her 2 sons and her niece. Michael (25).and Martin (22) had no occupations recorded. They were single. Agnes (10) was a scholar. The entire family could read and spoke English. Agnes could read and write. The entire family were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn. Anne Donohue owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Martin F Broderick (28) was recorded as a clergy man. He could read, write and spoke Irish and English. Mary Geraghty (55) was single. She was recorded as a cook-domestic servant. She could read and speak English. The entire household were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house and 1 fowl house. Martin  Broderick owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Kelly (74) worked as a labourer. He was married for 38 years to Bridget (71). There was no occupation recorded for Bridget. They had 7 children with 6 living in 1911. Their son Joe (25) was single. He was recorded as a farmer. All 3 occupants were born in Co Galway. Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English. They could not read. Joe could read, write and spoke English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms, 2 front windows and 1 turf house. Patrick Kelly owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Stephen Curley (24) was a farmer. Listed were his brother, sister and father. Michael (32) was recorded as an agricultural labour. Mary (30) had no occupation recorded. Patrick (83) was recorded as a retired farmer. He was a widower. Stephen, Michael and Mary were single. The entire family could read and write. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms, 2 front windows and 1 shed. Stephen Curley owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Solan (65) was a farmer. He was married for 40 years to Margaret (62). There was no occupation recorded for Margaret. They had 9 children with 6 living in 1911. Their son Pat (25) was single. He was recorded as a farmer’s son. All 3 occupants could not read. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. John Solan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Catherine Murray (79) was a widow. There was no occupation recorded for her. She had 2 unmarried children. Martin (51) was recorded as a farmer. Ann (41) had no occupation recorded for her. All 3 occupants were born in Co Galway. Ann could read and write. Catherine and Martin could not read or write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house. Catherine Murray owned the land the house was situated on.

 

 

 

 

This page was added on 16/09/2020.

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