Lisnaclassagh

Lios na gClasach

Roger Harrison

Lisnaclassagh

Irish Grid: M 75221 46069

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Lord Ffrench who holds it under a deed for ever. It contains a.r.p. about 14 acres of which is bog, the remainder arable and pasture. The houses are in good repair. It pays £3. 1s. 5d. Co. Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the N. east of this parish in the barony of Kilconnel, is bounded by Castle Ffrench, Ballyvoneen, Lecarhoo and Currafarry in said barony in this parish and by Currabane townland in the parish of Killeroran and barony of Killian.

 

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

 

 

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 of Lisnaclassagh and all were listed as being private dwellings and were occupied. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 3 and 4 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while houses 2 and 5 had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings. Houses 3 and 5 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2 and 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 1 had 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 21 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, 5 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 4 piggeries, 4 barns and 2 sheds. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 24 people in the townland at the time of the census, 11 males and 13 females. The enumerator for the area was Constable Patrick Clements.

 

House 1: Loughlane [sic] / Quigley / Curley / McGauran

The widow, Mary (75) was listed as being the head of this household and she shared the house with her son Patrick (40) and also in the house at that time were a son-in-law, Thomas Quigley (34) who had been married to her daughter, Margaret Quigley (34) for 3 years and they had had 1 child, Mary (1), another granddaughter, Bridget Curley (15) and a boarder, William McGauran (39). They were all Roman Catholic with Mary and William being born in Co. Roscommon and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Apart from baby Mary, they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer’s son and Thomas and William were listed as being farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Quigley.

 

House 2: Shaughnessy

The head of this family was the widow, Margaret (69) and she shared the house with her son Martin (37), who had been married to Kate (32) for 7 years and they had had 3 children, Thomas F. (6), Michael J. (4) and Mary (2) and also another daughter of Margaret’s, Mary Anne (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret, Martin and Mary Anne spoke Irish and English and all, with the exception of young Mary, could read and write. Margaret was listed as being a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Thomas F. and Michael J. were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Margaret Shaughnessy.

 

House 3: McCormack

The head of this family in house 3 was Catherine (53), a widow, and she shared the house with 2 of her children, Martin (28) and Katie (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Catherine was able to speak both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Catherine was a farmer and Martin was listed as being 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 shed. The landholder was Catherine McCormack.

 

House 4: Ryan / Galvin

John (57) was the head of the Ryan household and he had been married to Mary (50) for 15 years but they had no children. Also in the house at that time was a nephew, Michael Galvin (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a farmer and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Ryan.

 

House 5: Cahill

The head of the last family in Lisnaclassagh was Michael (68) who was a widower, and he lived in the house with his son Michael (30) and he was married to Mary Delia (29) and a granddaughter, Mary Kate (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (68) was a farmer and Michael (30) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Cahill.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 5 houses listed in the townland of Lisnaclassagh in 1901 and all were occupied and listed as private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 3 and 4 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and houses 2 and 5 had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 5 was a 3rd class dwelling and the others were 2nd class. Houses 1 and 4 between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front, houses 2 and 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 5 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. There were 15 out buildings, 5 stables, 5 cow houses, 2 piggeries and 3 barns. There were 22 people in the townland at that time, 10 males and 12 females. The enumerator was Patrick Barrett.

 

House 1: Loughnane / Lawless / Carlas [sic]

The widow, Mary (75) was listed as being the head of the first family in Lisnaclassagh and she shared the house with her daughter, Margaret (26), her granddaughter, Mary Lawless (10), her son, Patrick (38) and 2 boarders, Anne Carlas [sic] (26) and Ellen Carlas [sic] (24). They were all Roman catholic and Mary (75), Annie and Ellen were born in Co. Roscommon and the other 2 were born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Mary (75) was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, Mary Lawless was a scholar, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Anne was a national school teacher and Ellen was a housekeeper. 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 Mary Loughnane.

 

House 2: Shaughnessy / Flynn

The head of this family was the widow, Margaret (56) and she shared the house with her son, Martin (27), her daughter, Mary Anne (21) and a nephew, Patrick Flynn (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Margaret was listed as being a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son, Mary Anne was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Margaret Shaughnessy.

 

House 3: McCormack

There were 6 people in this McCormack family and the head of the family was Kate (43), a widow, and she lived in the house with 5 of her children, Michael (21), Martin (18), John (15), Bridget (13) and Katie (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Kate was listed as being a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Martin and John were labourers and Bridget and Katie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Kate McCormack.

 

House 4: Ryan / Connor

The head of the family in house 4 was John (46) and he was married to Mary (43) and they lived in the house with a servant, John Connor (50). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John (46) and Mary could read and write. John (46) was a farmer and John (50) was a labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Ryan.

 

House 5: Cahill

The head of the last family in Lisnaclassagh was Michael (60) and he was married but there was no wife listed in this entry. He lived in the house with his daughter, Bridget (19) and son, Michael (18). Michael (60) could speak Irish and English but could not read and Bridget and Michael (18) spoke only English but could read and write. Michael (60) was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper and Michael (18) was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Michael Cahill.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847 – 1864) shows that James Thorngate was the main immediate lessor in the townland. He had a bog with an area of 21 acres and 1 rood that had an annual ratable valuation of £2 10s and leased 3 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches of land with a house, office and a forge to Martin Concannon for £1 12s for the land and £1 8s for the buildings. Patrick Kenny leased 2 acres and 5 perches of land with a house from Martin Concannon for 15s for the land and 5s for the house, James Thorngate leased 3 tenements to the following: James Concannon paid £4 for 9 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of land and 15s for a house, Patrick Cahill paid £4 for 9 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches of land and £1 for a and office and John Ryan leased a herd’s house on 56 acres for £27 for the land and 10s for the herd’s house. There was a vacant house belonging to John Ryan that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s and James Thornton leased a further 4 tenements to the following: Catherine McCormack paid £3 for 5 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land and £1 for a house and offices, Michael Shaughnessy paid £12 5s for 25 acres, 2 roods and 16 perches of land and £2 5s for a house and offices, James Loughnan [sic] paid £12 for 24 acres, 2 roods and 13 perches of land and £3 10s for a house and offices and John Mitchell paid £2 5s for 4 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land.

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