Crannagh

An Chrannach

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 68662 43611

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of John H. Blakeny held by deed for ever. It contains a.r.p. all of which is under cultivation. The houses and roads are in good repair. Pays for County Cess £0. 11. 6½.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is situated in a western part of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, bounded by Greenvill, Course and Gallagh townlands in the same barony.

 

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

 

 

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 9 houses in the townland at the time of the 1911 census and all where occupied

and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone. Brick or concrete walls and house 7 had had slate, iron or tiles roofing and all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials. Houses 4 and 8 were 3rd class dwellings and all the others were 2nd class. House 8 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 9 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 7 had 4 rooms and 5 windows. There were a total of 40 out buildings consisting of 7 stables, 8 cow houses, a calf house, 7 piggeries, 6 fowl houses, 6 barns and 5 sheds. There were 47 people in the townland, 26 males and 21 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Moran.

 

House 1: Kilgannon

The head of the first family in Crannagh was Thomas (68) and he was married to Bridget (59) and had been for 39 years and they had had 11 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of their children and they were Michael (35), Patrick (24), John (18) and Maria (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Bridget spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. Only the children could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and the sons were all listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Kilgannon.

 

House 2: Ryan

John (50) was the head of this household and he had been married to Bridget (39) for 20 years and had had 7 children of which 6 had survived. Those 6 children also lived in the house and they were, James (18), Ellen (16), Delia (14), Pat (10), Molly (8) and Julia (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John was a farmer, James was a farm labourer and Delia, Pat, Molly and Julia were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Ryan.

 

House 3: Geraghty

Thomas (67) was listed as being the head of this family and was married to Norah (62), and had been for 30 years and had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. Four of those children also lived in the house, Peter (22), Annie (20), Ellen (19) and Thomas (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (67) and Norah spoke both Irish and English and could read only while the children could read and write. Thomas (67) was a farmer and Peter and Thomas (17) were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Geraghty.

 

House 4: Finnerty

The head of this family was Thomas (40) and he had been married to Catherine (30) for 8 years and they had had 5 children and 3 of those had survived, Mark (5), Mary (4) and Delia (2). Also in the house at that time were Thomas’ mother, Bridget (69) and his brother, John (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Catherine, Bridget and John spoke both Irish and English and Catherine and John could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, John was a farm labourer and mark was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Finnerty.

 

House 5: Gavin

The widower, Thomas (71) was listed as the head of the family and he shared the house with 3 of his sons, John (16), Thomas (14) and Pat (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas (71) was a farmer and Pat was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Gavin.

 

House 6: Fallon

Winnifred (34), a widow, was listed as the head of the household in house 6 and she lived with 5 of her children, Michael (11), Mary (9), Thomas (7), Patrick (5) and John (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Winnifred, Michael, Mary and Thomas spoke both Irish and English. Apart from John, they could all read and write. Michael, Mary, Thomas and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Winnifred Fallon.

 

House 7: Conheeney / Cunningham

The head of this family was the widow, Mary (73) and she had been married for 19 years and had 8 children and all had survived. She shared the house with her married son, Michael (35), her daughter-in-law, Maggie (26), son, William (23) and a niece Mary Anne Cunningham (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Mary was a housekeeper, Michael was a farmer and William was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Mary Conheeney.

 

House 8: Kilmartin

Thomas (75) was the head of the family in house 8 and he had been married to Mary (67) for 35 years and they had 1 child, Martin (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary and Martin could read and write. Thomas was a retired farmer and Martin was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mary Conheeney.

 

House 9: Higgins

The last house in Crannagh was occupied by brother and sister, Pat (32) and Kate (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and Pat was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Pat Higgins.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The 1901 census shows that there were 9 houses in the townland of Crannagh and that they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. House 8 was constructed of mud, wood or other perishable materials and had a roof of thatch, wood or other perishable material. The other houses were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 4-6 and 9 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 2, 3 and 7 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 1, 4-6, 8 and 9 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 28 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, 9 cow houses, 8 piggeries and 7 barns. There were 49 people, 28 males and 21 females in the townland. The enumerator was Const. John Smyth.

 

House 1: Higgins

The head of the first family in Crannagh was John (50) and he was married to Catherine (50) and they lived in the house with 2 of their children, Martin (28) and Kate (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate spoke only English and the other 3 all spoke both Irish and English and all 4 could read and write. John was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Higgins.

 

House 2: Conheeney

The widow, Mary (55) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Patrick (27) and William (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary could speak both Irish and English and all 3 could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and William was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Mary Conheeney.

 

House 3: Conheeney

William (70), a widower, was the head of this household and he lived with his daughter Bridget (24). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. William was a farmer and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was William Conheeney.

 

House 4: Ryan

The head of this family in house 4 was James (80), who was a widower, and he shared the house with his son, John (40) who was married to Bridget (28) and also in the house were 4 children, James’ grandchildren, James (8), Ellen (6), Bridget (4) and Patt (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James (80), John and Bridget (28) spoke both Irish and English and James (8), Ellen and Bridget (4) spoke only English. James (80), Bridget (4) and Patt could not read and the others could all read and write. James (80) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and James (8) and Ellen were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was James Ryan.

 

House 5: Kilgannon

Thomas (49) and he was married to Bridget (46) and shared the house with 7 of their children, Bridget (21), Micheal (20), Thomas (17), Patrick (15), Ellen (14), Maria (12) and John (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (49), Bridget (46) and Bridget (21) spoke Irish and English and the other children all spoke only English. With the exception of Bridget (46), they could all read and write. Thomas (49) was a farmer and the children were all listed as being 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 Thomas Kilgannon.

 

House 6: Gavin

The head of the Gavin family in house 6 was Thomas (60) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Michael (10), Mary (9), John (7), Thomas (4) and Patrick (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (60) and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Michael, Mary and John spoke only English. Apart from Patrick, they could all read and write. Thomas (60) was a farmer and Michael, Mary, John and Thomas (4) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Gavin.

 

House 7: Finerty [sic]

Mark (71) was the head of the family living in house 7 and he was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Thomas (30), Sabinia [sic] (24) and John (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mark and Bridget could read only and the children could all read and write. Mark was a farmer, Thomas and John were farmer’s sons and Sabinia [sic] was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Mark Finerty [sic].

 

House 8: Geraghty

The head of this family was listed as being Thomas (52) and he was married to Honour (46) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, John (15), Mary (13), Peter (12), Ellen (10), Anne (9) and Thomas (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. While Thomas (52) and Honour spoke Irish and English, the children only spoke English. They could all read and write. Thomas (52) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Geraghty.

 

House 9: Fallon

The widow, Mary (70) was the head of the last household in Crannagh and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (35), her daughter-in-law, Winefred [sic] (25) and her grandson, Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write, with the exception of baby Michael. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Fallon.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The immediate lessor for the townland of Crannagh was John H. Blakeney. He leased 5 tenements on one plot of 61 acres and 33 perches to the following. Patrick Dunne Jun. and Patrick Feenaghty [sic] each paid £5 5s for land and 10s for a house and offices, Patrick Dunne paid £5 5s for land and 15s for a house and offices, Michael Daly paid £1 15s for land and 5s for a house and Patrick Ryan paid £8 15s for land and £1 for a house and offices. Thomas Conheeney paid £1 15 for 3 acres and 39 perches of land and 15s for a house and offices, William Conheeney paid £3 12s for 6 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land and 10s for a house and offices and Patrick Conheeney £4 5s for 6 acres, 3 roods and 12 perches of land and 10s for a house and offices. Michael Collins paid £8 for 16 acres and 20 perches of land and 12s for a house and offices and Patrick Ryan paid £6 for 10 acres, 3 roods and 3 perches of land.

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