Lislea

An Lios Liath

Roger Harrison

Lislea

Irish Grid: M 71960 42224

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Lord Clonbrock held by deed for ever. It contains 302 acres, 3 roods and 9 perches. It is in a good state of cultivation except about 20 acres of wet bog on the South. The roads are in good repair, but the inhabitants live miserable therein. It contains also 4 Danish forts. Pays for County Cess £5. 7s. 0d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the eastern side of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, is bounded by Lurgan and Eskerballycahil townlands in same barony, by Creggaunagroagh, Caltra Pallis and Caltra in the barony of Tiaquin.

 

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

 

 

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 7 houses in the townland of Lislea and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings and they all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 31 outbuildings consisting of 6 stables, 6 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 5 piggeries, a fowl house, 6 barns and 7 sheds. There were 38 people in Lislea at the time of the census, 16 males and 22 females. The enumerator was Const. James Glynn.

 

House 1: Regan

The widow, Winifred (66) was listed as the head of this family and she lived with her son, John (38) who had been married to Annie (30) for 2 years and they had 2 children that also lived in the house, Bridget (1) and John (<1mth) and also a son Michael (33). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 young children, they could all read and write. Winifred was a farmer and John and Michael wee 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 2 sheds. The landholder was Winifred Regan.

 

House 2: Hannon / Gilmore / Carrick

The head of this family was Thomas (37) and lived in the house with his father, Bernard (80) who had been married to Bridget (74) for 50 years and they had had 10 children, all of whom had survived. Also in the house were two 2nd cousins, Catherine Gilmore (73) and Catherine Carrick (70). 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. Thomas was a farmer, Bernard was a commission agent, Catherine (73) was an old age pensioner and Catherine (70) was a domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Hannon.

 

House 3: McLoughlin

James (50) was the head of this family and he was single and he lived in the house with 2 of his sisters, Jane (53) and Delia (45). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write and James was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was James McLoughlin.

 

House 4: Keane

There were 6 members of this family and the head was listed as being Patrick (31) and he had been married to Maria (26) for 3 years and they had 2 children, Patk Joseph (2) and Margaret Mary (2mths) and also in the house were a sister, Mary Delia (27) and a brother, Michael (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of the 2 young children, they could all read and write. Patrick and Michael were both farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Keane.

 

House 5: Kenny

The head of the 8 members of this family was Thomas (47) and he was married to Ellen (35) and had been for 8 years and in that time they had had 4 children, Martin (7), Bridget (5), Helena (3) and Margaret (1mth). Also in the house were a visitor, William (12) and a brother, Patrick (32). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Helena and Margaret could not read and all the other members of the family read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Martin, Bridget and William were scholars and Patrick was a shop assistant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Kenny.

 

House 6: Devine

Michael (46) was the head of the family in house 6 and he had been married to Mary (46) for 13 years and they had 2 children, Patk Eddy (9) and Mary Delia (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael could speak both Irish and English and all, with the exception of Mary Delia, they could all read and write. Michael was a farmer and both children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Devine.

 

House 7: Jennings

The head of the last family in Lislea was Patrick (76) and he lived in the house with his wife of 43 years, Margaret (73) and they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Bridget (40), Catherine (32), Ellen (30) and Patrick (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and except for Patrick (76), they could all read and write. Patrick (76) was a shepherd and Patrick (29) was a labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed. The landholder was John Dillon.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The 1901 census shows that there a total of 7 houses in Lislea and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings and had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 25 out buildings consisting of 7 stables, 7 cow houses, 5 piggeries, 5 barns and a turf house. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 27 people at the time of the census in Lislea, 12 males and 15 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Raftery.

 

House 1: Regan

The head of the first family in Lislea was Winifred (54), who was a widow, and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Margaret (30), John (28), Michl. (22) and Pat (15). 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. Winifred was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, John and Michl. were farmer’s sons 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 and a barn. The landholder was Winifred Regan.

 

House 2: Hannon / Gilmore / Carrick

Bridget (60) was listed as being the head of this family and she was married but there were no details of a husband in this entry. Also in the house at that time were her son, Thomas (24) and 2 cousins, Catherine Gilmore (58) and Catherine Carrick (42). 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. Bridget was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Catherine (58) was a retired farmer and Catherine (42) was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Bridget Hannon.

 

House 3: McLoughlin

There were 4 members of this household and the head of the family was the widow, Bridget (70) who shared the house with 3 of her children, James (42), Jane (40) and Delia (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, James was a farmer’s son and both daughters were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Bridget McLoughlin.

 

House 4: Keane / Nee

Patrick (22) was the head of the family in house 4 and he was single and lived with his brother, Michl (21), his sister, Mary C. (18) and a servant, Thomas Nee (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Thomas, they could all read and write. Patrick was a listed as being a farmer, Michl was a farmer’s brother, Mary C. was a farmer’s sister and Thomas was a farm servant. 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 Pat Keane.

 

House 5: Jennings

There were 6 members of this family and Patrick (65) was the head of that family and was married to Margaret (58) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Bridget (30), Kate (24), Ellen (22), Patrick (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (65) and Margaret spoke Irish and English. Patrick (65), Margaret and Bridget could not read and the others could all read and write. Patrick (65) was a shepherd, Margaret was a shepherd’s wife, Bridget, Kate and Ellen were shepherd’s daughters, Patrick (20) was a shepherd’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John Dillion.

 

House 6: Kenny

The widow, Bridget (60) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Thomas (34). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke both Irish an English and Thomas could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a turf house. The landholder was Bridget Kenny.

 

House 7: Devine

Husband and wife, Michael (36) and Mary (32) were the only occupants of the last house in Lislea. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary was listed as being a farmer’s wife. 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 Michael Devine.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Griffith’s Valuation shows that the immediate lessor in Lislea was Rep. Andrew Blake and he leased out all the tenements in the townland. Rev. Patrick McGovern leased 7 acres and 2 roods of land for £4 10s, Thomas Stephens leased a house and office on 27 acres and 16 perches of land for £16 10s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings and also 1 acre, 2 roods and 15 perches of land for 15s and Patrick Deane leased 3 tenements, the first was 16 acres and 5 perches of land for £10, the second, a house and offices on 25 acres and 25 perches of land for £15 for the land and £1 5s for the buildings and finally, 24 acres, 3 roods and 24 perches of land for £6. Martin Kenny paid £12 10s for 21 acres and 10 perches of land and £1 for a house and offices, Patrick Curley Jnr paid £56 annually for 94 acres, 1 rood and 11 perches of land and 10s for a herd’s house and Patrick McLoughlin paid £17 for 28 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches of land and £1 10s for a house and offices. Patrick Gilmore leased a house on 19 acres, 2 roods and 7 perches of land for £12 for the land and 12s for the house, Margaret Regan leased a house and office on 17 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of land for £11 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings and Rep. Andrew Blake had 19 acres and 14 perches of bog for himself that had an annual ratable valuation of 15s.

 

This page was added on 03/04/2021.

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