Creggaunnagroagh

Creagán na gCruach

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 71772 41512

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)
Is the property of Michl. D. Bellew held by deed for ever. It contains 157 acres, 3 roods and 31 perches, all of which is under cultivation on the North, but on the South it is wet bottoms. The roads are in good repair, but the inhabitants live miserable therein. Pays for County cess £2. 1s. 8d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the South of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin is bounded by Cloonpee, Ballantleva, Garryduff, Kinclare and Caltra, Pallas townlands in same barony and by Lisslea and Lurgan in the barony of Kilconnel.

 

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

 

 

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

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 5 houses in the townland at that time and that they were all occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The houses were all 2nd class dwellings with the exception of house 4, which was a 3rd class dwelling. Houses 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and no windows in the front, houses 1, 2 and 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 5 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were 29 out buildings, consisting of 7 stables, 7 cow houses, 5 piggeries, 5 barns and 5 sheds. There were 37 people in the townland at that time, 20 males and 17 females. The enumerator for the area was James P. Dalton.

 

House 1: Keane

Thomas (43) was the head of the first family in Creggaunnagroagh and he had been married to Mary (25) for 6 years and they had had 4 children, Edward, (5), Martin (4), Bridget (2) and Kate (9mths). Also in the house at that time was Thomas’ sister, Kate (41). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Mary and Kate (41) spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas was listed as being and farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had 2 stables, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and 2 sheds. The landholder was Thomas Kane.

 

House 2: Forde

The widower, Thomas (67) was the head of this family and he had been married for 24 years and in the time he had had 10 children and all had survived. He shared the house with 5 of his children, Mary (36), Thomas (29), Andrew (22), Bridget (21) and Michael (14). Also in the house was a grand nephew, William (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of William, who was born in England. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas (67) was a farmer, Mary and Bridget were farmer’s daughters, Thomas (29) and Andrew were farmer’s sons and Michael and William were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Forde.

 

House 3: Loughnane / Kilean (?) / Carroll

The head of this family in house 3 was John (35), who had been married to Maria (31) for 5 years and they had 4 children, Patrick (4), Michael (3), James (2) and John J. (10mths). Also in the house at that time were a niece, Delia Kilean (?) (10) and a widowed aunt, Honor Carroll (72). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of James and John J., they all spoke only English. John, Maria, Delia and Honor could read and write. John was a farmer and Patrick and Delia were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Loughnane.

 

House 4: Conheeny [sic] / Wade

The widow, Kate (72) was listed as the head of this family and she had been married for 47 years and had had 8 children, all of whom had survived. She shared the house with 3 of those children, Martin (33), Norah (30) and Patrick (36) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, John Wade (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Both Kate and Martin were listed as being farmers and John was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had 2 stables, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Kate Conheeny [sic].

 

House 5: Mitchell

The head of the last family in Creggaunnagroagh was Patrick (65) who had been married to Kate (45) for 25 years, in which time they had had 13 children and 11 of those had survived. They lived in the house with 8 of those children and they were, Bridget (24), Mary (14), Ellie (12), Annie (11), Maggie (7), Thomas (22), Michael (17) and Patrick (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Thomas, Michael and Patrick (5) spoke only English while the others could all speak both Irish and English. Bridget could not read, Maggie and Patrick (5) could read only and all the others could read and write. Patrick (65) was a farmer, Thomas and Michael were farmer’s sons and Mary, Ellie, Annie, Maggie and Patrick (5) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, 3 cow houses, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Mitchell.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were 5 houses in the townland of Creggaunnagroagh in 1901 and they were all occupied and listed as private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were classed as 2nd class dwellings and had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 22 out buildings consisting of 5 stables, a coach house, 6 cow houses, 5 piggeries, 3 barns and 2 sheds. There were 30 people in the townland at the time of this census, 16 males and 14 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick McCann.

 

House 1: Mitchell

The head of the first house in Creggaunnagroagh was Patrick (48) and was married to Catherin (35) and they lived in the house with Patrick’s mother Ellen (80), a widow, and 7 of their children, Bridget (13), Thomas (11), John (10), Michael (7), Mary (4), Ellen (2) and Annie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Catherin and Ellen (80) spoke Irish and English. Bridget, Mary, Ellen (2) and Annie could not read, Michael could read only and the others could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Ellen (80) was a farmer’s mother, Bridget, Mary, Ellen (2) and Annie were farmer’s daughters and Thomas, John and Michael were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Mitchell.

 

House 2: Conheeney [sic] / Wade

The head of this family was Thomas (65) and he was married to Kate (64) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Norah (26), Martin (24) and Patrick (22) and also a grandson, John Wade (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from John Wade, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Thomas could read only, John could not read and the others could all read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Norah was a farmer’s daughter, Martin and Patrick were farmer’s sons and John was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Conheeney [sic].

 

House 3: Keane

The widow Bridget (67) was listed as the head of this household and she shared the house with 2 of her children, Thomas (27) and Kate (25). 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. Bridget was a farmer’s wife, Thomas was a farmer’s son and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Bridget Keane.

 

House 4: Carroll

John (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Honor (50). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Carroll.

 

House 5: Forde

The widower, Thomas (52) was listed as the head of the last family in Creggaunnagroagh and he shared the house with 8 of his children, Mary (25), Julia (20), Thomas (18), James (16), Simon (14), Andrew (12), Bridget (10) and Michael (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas was listed as being able to speak both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others. With the exception of Michael, they could all read and write. Thomas (52) was a farmer, Mary, Julia and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and Thomas (18), James, Simon, Andrew and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Forde.

 

 

Griffiths Valuation

Sir Christopher Bellew Bt. was the immediate Lessor in Creggaunnagroagh and leased tenement to the following: Patrick Rabbitt leased 7 acres, and 21 perches of land for £3 16s and also a house and office on 13 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches of land for £3 15s for the land and 8s for the buildings. Edward Keane leased 8 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for £5, a house and offices on 7 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land for £5 15 for the land and £1 4s for the buildings and also 23 acres, 3 roods and 31perches of bog. Edward also had a vacant housed with an annual ratable valuation of £1 10s.

 

Patrick Kelly 2 plots of land, the first of 8 acres for £5 2s and the second 14 acres, 3 roods and 27 perches for £2 10s. Simon Costelloe leased House and Offices on 7 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches of land for £5 5s for the land and £1 2s for the buildings and also 15 acres and 15 perches of land for £2 12s. Peter Laff [sic] leased 2 plots of land, the first of 7 acres, 2 roods and 7 perches of land for £5 5s and the second of 17 acres, 3 roods and 21 perches of land for £2 9s. He also leased a house for 8s. Thomas Mitchell leased 2 plots of land, the first of 7 acres and 3 roods for £5 10s and the second of 17 acres, 3 roods and 35 perches of land for £2 18s and also a house, offices and a garden of 1 rood and 25 perches for 3s for the garden and 15s for the buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

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