Lehanagh

Leitheanach

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 66879 43534

 

Author: Roger Harrison

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Lord Clonbrock held by deed for ever. It contains a.r.p. about 90 acres of which is bog, the remainder arable and pasture. Houses and roads are in good repair. Pays for County cess £6. 16s. 0d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the S. West of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, bounded by Islands, Gollagh, Ballynahattana and Meelich in this parish, by Baunogues and Hundred Acres in the parish of Ballymacward and by Ballynasooragh Eeghter, Rahins and Curgerry Eeghter in the parish of Killoscobe, all in said barony, by Bovinion in the parish of Moylough in Killian barony.

 

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

 

 

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 15 houses and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls with house 8 having a slate, iron or tiled roof while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 4-8 and 10-14 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 1, 3, 9 ans 15 were 3rd class dwellings and house 2 was a 4th class. House 2 had 1 room and 2 windows in the front, houses 1, 3, 8, 9 and 15 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 4, 5, 7 and 10-14 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 6 had 3 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 63 out buildings in the townland consisting of 8 stables, 15 cow houses, 7 calf houses, 14 piggeries, 8 fowl houses, 10 barns and a potato house. There were 74 people in the townland at the time of this census, 31 males and 43 females. The enumerator for the area was John Gallagher.

 

House 1: Carrig

The head of the first house in Lehanagh was the widower, John (78) and he lived in the house with his sister, Julia (70). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a fowl house. The landholder was John Carrig.

 

House 2: Carrig / Lyons

There just 2 in this house and Thomas (35) was the head of the house hold and lived with his aunt, Mary Lyons (72). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and Thomas could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Carrig.

 

House 3: Finnegan

The widow Mary (37) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Michael (11), John (9), Bridget (6) and Margaret (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and Margaret could not read and the others could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Michael and John were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Mary Finnegan.

 

House 4: Conheeney

Brother and sister, Andrew (31) and Bridget (28) lived in house 4 and they were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Andrew was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Andrew Conheeney.

 

House 5: Ryan

There were 7 members of this family and the head of the family was Thomas (51) and he had been married to Elizabeth (46) for 21 years and in that time they had had 7 children. They lived in the house with 4 of their daughters, Kathleen (13), Bridget Agnes (10), Elizabeth (8) and Annie Josephine (6) and also in the house at that time was Thomas’ sister Mary (41). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas and Mary were born in Co. Galway, Elizabeth (46) was born in Co. Mayo and the daughters were all born in Co. Westmeath. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write, with the exception of Annie Josephine. Thomas was a farmer and Kathleen, Bridget Agnes and Elizabeth (8) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Ryan.

 

House 6: Keating

Patrick (70) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (69) for 41 years and they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, Patrick (30) and Tim (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents could speak both Irish and English and the sons spoke only English but all could read and write. Patrick (70) and Tim were farmers, Patrick was a carpenter and Mary was a farmer’s wife. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a workshop. The landholder was Patrick Keating.

 

House 7: Geraghty

There were 11 members of the Geraghty family in house 7 and the head of the family was Timothy (68) who was married to Catherine (49) and had been for 26 years and they had had 10 children, of which 9 had survived. They shared the house with those 9 children and they were, Mary (25), Patk (23), John (22), Margaret (21), Rosie (20), Thomas (18), Katie (16), Bridget (9) and Timothy (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Catherine could not read, Timothy (5) could read only and the others could all read and write. Timothy (68) was a farmer, Mary and Rosie were general servants, Patk, John and Thomas were labourers and Katie and Bridget were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Timothy Geraghty.

 

House 8: Keating

The head of this Keating family was Timothy (45) and he had been married to Kate (25) for 9 years and they had 5 children and 3 of those had survived.  Those children also lived with them and they were John (8), Binie [sic][i] (6) and Timothy (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Timothy (45) could speak Irish and English and all, apart from Binie [sic], could read and write. Timothy (45) was a farmer and John and Binie [sic] were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Timothy Keating.

 

House 9: Geraghty

The widower, Martin (77) was listed as being the head of this family and he shared the house with his daughter, Mary (29). 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. Martin was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in 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 Martin Geraghty.

 

House 10: Jennings / Crehan

James (68) was the head of this family and he had been married to Nora (69) for 37 years and they had 2 children, Bridget (30) and Katie (26) and also in the house at that time was a grandson, John Crehan (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of young John. John could not read but all the others could read and write. James was a farmer, Nora was a house worker, Bridget and Katie were farmer’s daughters and John was listed as being a grandchild. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was James Jennings.

 

House 11: Forde

The head of the Forde family in house 11 was the widower, James (65) and he shared the house with his son, Martin (34), his daughter-in-law, Delia (28) and 3 grandchildren, Julia, (3), Mary (2) and Catherine (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James and Martin spoke Irish and English and James, Martin and Delia could read and write. James was a farmer, Martin was a farmer, Delia was a farmer’s daughter and the grand children were just listed as being grandchildren. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was James Forde.

 

House 12: Keating

Of the 9 members of this household, John (57) was listed as being the head of the family and he had been married to Bridget (40) for 19 years and they had had 12 children but only 7 had survived, Thomas (18), James (16), Ellen (15), Walter (10), Mary (9), Sebina [sic] (5) and Martin (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Ellen, Walter and Mary spoke Irish and English. Apart from Sebina [sic] and Martin, they could all read and write. John was a farmer, Thomas and Martin were farmer’s sons, Sebina [sic] was a farmer’s daughter and James, Ellen, Walter and Mary were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was John Keating.

 

House 13: Forde

Thomas (37) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (35) for 3 years and they had 1 child, James (1) and also in the house was Thomas’ mother, Sabina (74), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Sabina spoke Irish and English and Thomas and Margaret spoke only English. Thomas and Margaret could read and write and Sabina could read only. Thomas was a farmer and James was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Forde.

 

House 14: Geraghty

The head of this Geraghty family was James (40) and he was married to Seragh [sic] (35) and had been for 10 years and they had 7 children, Bridget (9), Mary Ellen (8), Seragh [sic] (7), Julia (4), Michael (3), Catherine (1) and Margaret (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Seragh [sic] (7) could read only and James, Seragh [sic] (35), Bridget and Mary Ellen could read and write. James was a farmer, Julia, Catherine and Margaret were farmer’s daughters, Michael was a farmer’s son and Bridget, Mary Ellen and Seragh [sic] (7) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was James Geraghty.

 

House 15: Daly

The sole occupant of the last house in Lehanagh was the widow Hanora (72). She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Hanora Daly.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were 16 houses in the townland of Lehanagh in 1901 and all were occupied. All had stone, brick or concrete walls and house 10 had a slate, iron or tiled roof and all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3, 6-10 and 13-16 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 1, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 12 were 3rd class. Houses 11 and 12 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 1, 2, 4, 5 and 10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 3, 6-9 and 13-16 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were 56 out buildings, 11 stables, 15 cow houses, a dairy, 12 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 9 barns and 6 sheds. There were a total of 42 people in the townland at the time of this census, 22 females and 20 males. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kelly.

 

House 1: Carrig

House 1 was home to the Carrig family and the head of the family was John (65) and he was married to Ellen (62), and they lived in the house with John’s sister, Julia (52), their daughter, Julia (21) and son, Thomas (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Ellen and Julia (52) spoke both Irish and English and Julia (21) and Thomas spoke only English. John, Julia (21) and Thomas could read and write, John and Ellen were listed as being farmers, Julia (52) was a farmer’s sister, Julia (21) was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Carrig.

 

House 2: Lyons / Lohan

Mary (60) was the head of this household and she was not married and she shared the house with a lodger, Mary Lohan (61). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Mary Lyons was a farmer and Mary Lohan was mendicant. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a shed. The landholder was Mary Lyons.

 

House 3: Keaton / Staunton

The head of this family was John (45) and he was married to Bridget (28) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, Thomas (7) and Walter (4mths), their daughter, Ellie (5) and a cousin, Patrick Staunton (61). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Patrick spoke both Irish and English and Bridget and Thomas spoke only English. Thomas (7) could read only, John and Bridget could read and write and the others could not read. John was a farmer, Thomas was a scholar and Patrick was a farm servant. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, 2 piggeries and a barn. The landholder was John Keating.

 

House 4: Daly

The sole occupant of house 4 was the widow Honor (63). She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being laundress domestic servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and she had 2 rooms and also had a fowl house. The landholder was Honor Daly.

 

House 5: Finegan

The widow Bridget was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (44), her daughter-in-law, Mary (30) and grandson, Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and Patrick spoke Irish and English and Mary spoke only English. Apart from Michael, they could all read and write. Bridget was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Bridget Finegan.

 

House 6: Conheeney

The head of the family in house 6 was Michael (60), who was a widower, and he shared the house with his son, Andrew (22) and his daughter, Bridget (18). 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. Michael was a farmer, Andrew was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a shed. The landholder was Michael Conheeney.

 

House 7: Ryan

Lacky [sic][ii] (35) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with his sister, Mary (30), neither were married. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Lacky [sic] was a farmer. The house they lived in 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 Lacky [sic] Ryan.

 

House 8: Geraghty

Of the 9 members of this Geraghty family, Tim (49) was the head of the family and he was married to Catherine (45) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Mary (15), Patt (14), John (13), Margaret (10), Rosie (9), Thomas (7) and Katie (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, apart from Katie. Tim could read only, Catherine could not read and all the others could read and write. Tim was a farmer and Patt and John were labourers. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Timothy Geraghty.

 

House 9: Keating

The head of this Keating family was Patrick (52) and he was married to Mary (49) and they shared the house with 4 of their sons, John (22), Patrick (20), Tim (17) and James (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (52) and Mary spoke both Irish and English and the sons spoke only English. James could read only and the other members of the family could all read and write. All the family, apart from James, were listed as being farmers. The house they lived in 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 Patrick Keating.

 

House 10: Keating / Finn

Timothy (34) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Katie (23) and they shared the house with their nephew, John Finn (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Timothy spoke Irish and English and Katie and John spoke only English, but all could read and write. Timothy was a farmer and John was a farm servant. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Timothy Keating.

 

House 11: Geraghty

The widow, Honor (71) was the only occupant of this house and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and she had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. She was also the landholder.

 

House 12: Geraghty

Martin (67) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (56) and also in the house at that time was their daughter, Mary (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Martin and Bridget could read only and Mary could read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Geraghty.

 

House 13: Jennings

James (53) was listed as the head of this household in house 12 and he was married to Norah (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their daughters, Margaret (20), Norah (18) and Katie (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James and Norah (50) spoke both Irish and English. Norah (50) could read only and the others could all read and write. James was listed as being a farmer, Margaret and Norah (18) were farmer’s daughters and Katie was a scholar. The house they lived in 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 Geraghty.

 

House 14: Forde

Of the 4 members of this family, Julia (48) was listed as being the head of the family. She was married but there was no mention of a husband in this entry. She shared the house with 3 of her sons, Martin (24), James (16) and John (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Julia and Martin could speak both Irish and English and James and John spoke only English and all could read and write. Julia was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and James and John were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Julia Forde.

 

House 15: Forde

James (64), who was married to Sibina [sic] (64) and they lived in the house with their son, Thomas (25) and their grandson, John (5). They were all Roman Catholic and John was born in England while all the others were born in Co. Galway. James and Sibina [sic] spoke Irish and English. Sibina [sic] could read only and Thomas could read and write. James was listed as being a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son and John was a scholar. The house they lived in 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 Forde.

 

House 16: Geraghty

The last house in Lehanagh was home to the Geraghty family and the head of that family was the widow, Ellen (70) and she lived in the house with her son, James (30) and daughter-in-law, Sarah (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and James and Sarah could read and write. Ellen was a farmer and James was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Ellen Geraghty.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The main immediate lessor in Lehanagh was James Galbraith and he was the immediate in lessor in the following unless otherwise stated.

 

James Galbraith leased 2 plots of bog land, the first, 105 acres and 16 perches for 10s and the second of 30 acres and 34 perches for 3s and also 94 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches of land for £44, all leased from John H. Blakeney.

 

Martin Conheeney and Catherine Daly each leased a house with a garden of 1 rood for 3s for the garden and 10s, Thomas Keating leased a house and offices on 18 acres, 3 roods and 19 perches of land for £5 10s for the land and 8s for the buildings and Patrick Ford and Michael Jennings jointly leased 4 acres, 1 rood and 14 perches of land for £2 10s each. James Conheeney paid £5 10s for 18 acres, 2 roods and 38 perches of land, Patrick Noone paid £4 10s for 12 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches of land and Michael Coffey leased a house and offices on 6 acres and 22 perches of land for £3 for the land and 15s for the buildings. John Jennings paid £4 10s for 8 acres, 3 roods and 39 perches of land and 12s for a house, Thomas Ford leased a house on 13 acres, 1 rood and 8 perches of land for which he paid £7 10s for the land and 10s for the house, Patrick Ford paid £8 5s for 14 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches of land and 15s for a house and offices, Connor Kilginnane [sic] paid 4s for 2 roods and 21 perches of land and Bridget Coffey paid £1 6s for 3 acres and 37 perches of land. Michael Geraghty leased a house on 4 acres and 28 perches of land for £1 10s for the land and 8s for the house, Thomas Ford paid £1 7s for 4 acres, 3 roods and 1 perch of land and Mary Geraghty leased 2 plots, the first was 6 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of land for £2 10s and also a house and a garden of 10 perches, from Patrick Dolan, for 1s for the garden and 5s for the house. Patrick Dolan leased a house on 3 acres, 2 roods and 7 perches of land for £1 15s for the land and 5s for the house, Margaret Dooly leased a house on 2 acres and 27 perches of land for 15s for the land and 5s for the house, Michael Jennings leased 2 plots, the first was 6 acres and 36 perches of land for £2 8s and the second was a house and offices on 1 acre, 2 roods and 12 perches of land for £1 2s for the land and 13s for the buildings and Patrick Geraghty paid £2 5s for 4 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land and 5s for a house, Mary Ward leased a house and offices on 8 acres and 32 perches of land for £3 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings and Margaret Glynn paid 5s for a 1 rood and 25 perches garden and 5s for a house. Martin Conheeney leased 2 plots of land, the first was of 7 acres, 2 roods and 22 perches for £3 5s and the second was of 2 roods and 4 perches for 7s, Michael Finnegan paid £2 10s for 5 acres, 3 roods and 2 perches of land and 12s for a house and Michael Geraghty paid £2 15s for 6 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches of land and 12s for a house. Michael Finnegan and Martin Conheeney jointly leased 2 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches of land for which Michael paid 18s for his share of the land and Martin paid 12s for his part of the land and also 12s for a house and William Kilginnane paid £2 15s for 7a cres, 2 roods and 11 perches of land.

 

 

[i] Possibly Binil [sic] ?

[ii] Possibly Jacky ?

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