Course

An Cúrsa

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 69295 42777

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Michl. D. Bellew held by deed for ever. It contains a.r.p. all of which is flat and dry and in a good state of cultivation, houses and roads are in good repair. Pays for County Cess £0. 12s. 9d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is situated in the S. West of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, bounded by Gallagh, Crannagh, Greenville, Lisnagree, Rathbaun, Gortavally and Castleblakeney townlands in same barony.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Course.

 

 

Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and the first four Irish censuses were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.

 

1821:  Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no records      for Killosolan.

1831:  The only surviving records are from Counties Antrim and Derry.

1841:  There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1851:   There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1861:  Census records for 1861 and 1871 were deliberately destroyed by the government

1881:  The records for 1881 and 1891 were pulped as waster paper during the shortages of World War I.

1901:   Full Census records are available    See below.

1911:   Full Census records are available    See below.

 

1911 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 5 houses in the townland of Course and 4 of those were occupied with house 5 being unoccupied. They were all private dwellings and all the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick of concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 3 was a 3rd class dwelling and the other 3 were 2nd class. Houses 2 and 4 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 1 and 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 15 out buildings in the townland and that they consisted of 4 stables, 4 cow houses, a calf house, 2 piggeries, a fowl house and 3 barns. There were 26 people in the townland at that time and they consisted of 10 males and 16 females. The enumerator foe the area was John Gallagher.

 

House 1: Corheeney / Lyons

The widow, Jane Conheeney (71) was the head of the first family in Course and she shared the house with her son-in-law, Patrick Lyons (50), who had been married to Mary Lyons (44) for 15 years and they had had 8 children but only 5 had survived. Those 5 children also lived in the house as well and they were John Lyons (14), Mary Lyons (9), Bridget Lyons (5), Margaret Lyons (3) and Catherine Lyons (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and John could speak both Irish and English. Bridget, Margaret and Catherine could not read and the others could all read and write. Jane was listed as being a farmer and John and Mary (9) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Jane Conheeney.

 

House 2: Mannion / Kelley / Kelly

The head of this family was John (73) and he was married to Margaret (73) and had been for 42 years and they had had 3 children and 2 of those had survived. They lived in the house with their daughter, Kate Kelley [sic] (38), who had been married to Martin Kelly (39) for 9 years and they had had 5 children and 4 had survived. Maggie (8), John (7), Mary Delia (5) and Ellen (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of John (7), Mary Delia and Ellen, they could all speak Irish and English. Kate, Martin, Maggie and John (9) could read and write. John (73) and Martin were listed as being farmers and Maggie and John (9) were scholars.  The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was John Mannion.

 

House 3: Mitchell / Gallivan [sic]

John (45) was the head of this household and he was single and lived in the house with his brother, Michael (36), his widowed mother, Mary (76) and widowed aunt, Bridget Gallivan [sic] (72). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael and Bridget could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Mary Mitchell.

 

House 4: Golding

The head of the last house in Course was Mary (55) and she had been married for 25 years but there was no husband mentioned in this entry. She had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. Five of those children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Thomas (21), Patrick (17), Mary (12), Margaret (9) and Michael (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (55) could speak both Irish and English. Michael could read only and the other members of the family could all read and write. Mary (55) was listed as being a farmer and Mary (12) and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Golding.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 9 houses in the townland of Course and that they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all built with stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 4, 7 and 8 were 2nd class dwellings while all the others were 3rd class. House 6 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 2, 3, 5 and 9 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 1, 4, 7 and 9 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 25 out buildings, 3 stables, 5 cow houses, 9 piggeries, 2 barns, 5 sheds and a forge. There were 47 people in the townland at the time of the census, 22 males and 25 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kelly.

 

House 1: Ballinger

The head of the first family in Course was Michael (45) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Thomas (15), Honoria (14), Michael (13) and John (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English but could not read while all the children could read and write. Michael was a butcher and the children were all scholars. The house that they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Michael Ballinger.

 

House 2: Mannion

Michael (40) was listed as the head of this family and he lived in the house with his widowed mother, Catherine (64), his wife, Margaret (28) and 5 of their children, Katie (11), William (8), Martin (5), Thomas (3) and Mary (1mth). They were all Roman Catholic and Margaret was born in Co. Roscommon, Katie and William were born in England and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Michael and Catherine could speak both Irish and English. Catherine, Thomas and Mary could not read, Martin could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael was a farmer and Katie, William and Martin were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Michael Mannion.

 

House 3: Mannion

The head of this family was Thomas (51) and he was married to Annie (47) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, John (14), Annie (10) and Mary (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Annie (47) spoke Irish and English and, apart from Thomas, they could all read and write. Thomas was a shepherd and Annie (10) and Mary were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Mannion.

 

House 4: Conheeney / Lyons

The widow, Jane (55) was the head of this household and she lived in the house with her daughter, Mary (33), her son, Patrick (20), her son-in-law, Patrick Lyons (37) and 2 grandchildren, John Lyons (4) and Kathleen Lyons (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Jane and Patrick (37) spoke Irish and English and Mary, Patrick (20) and John spoke only English. Apart from the grandchildren, they could all read and write. Jane was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick (20) was a shop assistant (grocer), Patrick (37) was a farmer and John was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and 2 sheds. The landholder was Jane Conheeney.

 

House 5: Mitchell

The head of the family in house 5 was the widow Mary (62) and she shared the house with her son, John (34) and her daughter, Bridget (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and John spoke Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Mitchell.

 

House 6: Galvin

The sole occupant of house 6 was the widow, Bridget (57). She was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She was a farmer who could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and she had a piggery. The landholder was Bridget Galvin.

 

House 7: Mannion / Kelly

The head of this family was John (55) who was married to Margaret (48) and they lived in the house with their daughters, Kate Kelly (25) and Bridget (22) and also their son-in-law, Martin Kelly (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Margaret and Martin spoke Irish and English and Kate, Bridget and Martin could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Kate and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Mannion.

 

House 8: Goulden [sic]

Michael (43) was the head of the family in house 8 and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Ellen (15), Thomas (11), Patrick (8), John (5) and Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents spoke both Irish and English and Michael, Mary (40), Ellen and Thomas could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Ellen, Thomas and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Goulden [sic].

 

House 9: Qualter (?)[i]

The head of the last family in Course was Thomas (54) who was married to Winifred (50) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Maggie (25), Thomas (17), Katie (14) and Bridget (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents both spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Thomas was a blacksmith, Maggie was a general servant domestic, Thomas was a farm labourer and Katie and Bridget were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a stable, a piggery and a forge. The landholder was Michael Goulden [sic].

 

Griffiths Valuation

John H. Blakeney was the main immediate lessor in Course and he leased all the tenements in the townland unless otherwise stated.

 

John Mitchell paid £5 10s for 10 acres and 14 perches of land and 5s for a house, Hugh Manion [sic] paid £1 2s for 1 acre, 3 roods and 22 perches of land and 8s for a house and also £1 6s for 2 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of land and James Quirk leased a house and an office on 3 acres, 1 rood and 34 perches of land for £2 1s for the land and 6s for the buildings. Michael Conheeney paid £5 10s for 9 acres, 3 roods and 2 perches of land, Patrick Ryan leased 5 acres, 1 rood and 33 perches of land for £3 5s, William Cruise leased 8 acres 2 roods and 35 perches of land for £4 15s and Patrick Connolly leased 17 acres and 38 perches of land for £9 10s. James Smith leased a house and forge with a small garden for 5s from Patrick Connolly, Tomas Connolly leased 3 tenements, the first from John H. Blakeney of 6 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches of land for £3 10s, 2 acres and 30 perches of land from Patrick Connolly for 12s and 1 acre and 5 perches of land, again from Patrick Connolly, for 12s. Thomas Cooney leased 3 tenements, the first being 3 roods and 25 perches of land for 11s, the second, 3 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches of land for £2 6s and the lastly, a house and office on 1 acre, 3 roods and 7 perches of land for £1 1s for the land and 12s for the buildings. Thaddeus Meskill [sic] paid £1 4s for 1 acre, 3 roods and 27 perches of land, Martin Horan paid £1 for 1 acre, 3 roods and 15 perches of land and 15s for a house and office and Michael Manion [sic] paid 10s for 2 roods and 13 perches of a garden and 6s for a house and office. William Bollinger leased 1 acre, 3 roods and 28 perches of land for £1 6s and also a house and garden of 24 perches for 3s for the garden and £1 for the house, John F. Browne leased 2 plots of land, the first of 2 roods for 6s and the second of 1 rood and 30 perches for 5s and John Madden paid £6 15s for 13 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land. Martin Banan [sic] leased a house and office on 9 acres, 1 rood and 12 perches of land for £5 for the land and 10s for the buildings, John Ferguson leased 3 tenements, the first was a herd’s house on 37 acres and 3 perches of land for £20 for the land and 16s for the herd’s house, 3 acres and 29 perches of land for £1 18s and 18 acres, 3 roods and 28 perches of land for £12 10s. Patrick Curley leased 7 acres, 3 roods and 8 perches of land for £4 3s, Ellen Jenkins leased a house on 1 acre, 2 roods and 23 perches of land for £1 for the land and 7s for the house, James Woods leased a house on 7 acres, 3 roods and 32 perches of land for £4 17s for the land and 12s for the house and John Egan leased a house and office on 4 acres and 12 perches of land for £2 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings and also 3 acres, 1 rood and 29 perches of land for £2 2s. Michael Egan leased 2 tenements, the first was 3 acres, 1 rood and 29 perches of land for £2 2s and a house and offices on 1 acre 2 roods and 2 perches of land for   £1 3s for the land and 10s for the buildings, John Mitchell Jun. leased a house for 6s from Michael Egan, Martin Horan leased 1 acre, 3 roods and 36 perches of land for £1 4s and also a house and offices on 4 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land for £3 10s for the land and 12s for the buildings and Thomas Kilroy leased a house on 1 acre, 2 roods and 6 perches of land for 19s for the land and 12s for the house. Daniel Reedy paid 19s for 1 acre, 2 roods and 6 perches of land and 8s for a house, Honoria Keane paid £1 10s for 2 acres and 3 perches of land, Michael Nolan paid £2 6s for 3 acres and 16 perches of land and Patrick Ferguson paid £32 10s for 63 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of land and also £4 12s for 6 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches of land.

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