Garryduff

An Garraí Dubh

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 71135 41237

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Garryduff is the property of Michl. D. Bellew held by deed for. It contains 169 acres and 30 perches. It is a flat country. The greater part of it under pasture. Lisnapastagh burying ground is situated within 17 chains of the West boundary of this townland. Here the inhabitants bury still born children. Pays for County Cess £2. 12s. 2d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the South of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, bounded by Creggaunagroagh, Ballantleva and Kinclare townlands in said barony.

 

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

 

 

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

According to the 1911 census there were only 2 houses in the townland of Garryduff and they were both occupied and listed as being private dwellings. Both houses were constructed od stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had slate, iron or a tiled roof while house 2 only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Both were listed as being 2nd class dwellings and had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. Between them they had 3 out buildings, a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There were 5 people in the townland at that time, 3 males and 2 females. The enumerator for the area was James P. Dalton.

 

House 1: McKeon

Michael (68) was the head of the family in house 1 and he had been married for 23 years but there was no wife mentioned in this entry. The 2 children also lived with him and they were, Bridget (20) and Michael (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing entered under the language heading but both Bridget and Michael (18) could read and write. Michael (68) was a farmer and Michael (18) was a labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael McKeon.

 

House 2: Curley

The head of this household was Patrick (50), who was single and he shared the house with his sister, Mary (53), also single. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Curley.

 

1901 census

Overview of the townland

The 1901 census shows that there were only 2 houses in the townland of Garryduff and both were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. Both were both constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while house 2 had slate, iron or a tiled roof. They were both listed as being 2nd class dwellings and having between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were only 2 out buildings, a cow house and a piggery. There were 7 people in the townland at that time, 3 males and 4 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick McLeann [sic].

 

House 1: Curley

Patrick (34) was listed as the head of this family and he was single and lived in the house with his widowed mother, Catherine (75) and his sister, Mary (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick could read only, Catherine could not read and Mary could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s sister. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Curley.

 

House 2: McKeon

Michael (49) was the head of the household in house 2 and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with their daughter, Bridget (8) and their son Michael (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Michael (49) and Mary spoke both Irish and English, but only Bridget and Michael (6) could read and write. Michael (49) was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife and Bridget and Michael (6) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael McKeon.

 

Griffiths Valuation

The owner of the land in Garryduff at this time was Sir Christopher Bellew Bt. and leased a herd’s house and offices on 163 acres, 3 roods and 22 perches of land to Joseph Kelly for £113 for the land and 10s for the buildings. In turn, John Curley leased 1 acre, 3 roods and 30 perches of land from Joseph Kelly for £1 10s and also a house and a garden of 1 rood for 4s for the garden and 8s for the house.

 

 

 

This page was added on 01/11/2020.

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