Loughaunboy

An Lochán Buí

Roger Harrison

Loughaunboy

Irish Grid: M 74496 44416

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Lord Ffrench held by deed for ever. It contains 130 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches, about 10 acres of which is bog, the remainder of a bad quality, the houses and roads are in good repair. It pays £3. 1s. 5d. Co. Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the east of this parish in the barony of Kilconnel is bounded by French Park, Bredagh, Lughanagh, Ticooly Carr and Ballyvoneen townlands in this parish and by Killeen in the parish of Ahascragh in Kilconnel barony.

 

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

 

 

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 10 houses in the townland of Loughaunboy and all were listed a being private dwellings and were occupied. House 1 had mud, wood or other perishable material for walls and all the others had stone, brick or concrete walls. All the houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2, 3, 5 and 7-10 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 1, 4 and 6 were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 1, 4 and 6 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 31 out buildings, 5 stables, 9 cow houses, 8 piggeries, 4 barns, 4 sheds and a forge. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 49 people, 24 males and 25 females. The enumerator for the area was James P. Dalton.

 

House 1: 1911 Census

The head of the first family in Loughaunboy was John (48) and he had been married to Kate (35) for 11 years and they had had 8 children, with 5 of those surviving. Those 5 children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Mary Anne (10), Patrick Joseph (8), Margret (7), Kathleen (4) and John Bernard (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write and John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Hennelly.

 

House 2: Mannion

Larry (76) was the head of this family and he had been married for 43 years to Margaret (71) and they had 9 children and all had survived. Two of their children also lived in the house and they were, Margaret (27) and Lawrence (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Larry and Margaret (71) spoke both Irish and English and could read only, and Margaret (27) and Lawrence spoke only English and could read and write. Larry was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Lawrence Mannion.

 

House 3: Gill

The sole occupant of this house was Patrick (70). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could not read but spoke Irish and English and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Gill.

 

House 4: Furey

The head of this Furey family was Michael (43) and he had been married to Margret (33) for 11 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 5 of those had survived. Those 5 children were also in the house and they were, Thomas (10), Margret (9), Michael (7), Mary (4) and Norah (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (43) spoke Irish and English but could not read and Margret (33), Thomas and Margret (9) could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Furey.

 

House 5: Gill / Keegan

The widow Cathrin [sic] (73) was the head of this family in house 5 and she had been married for 25 years and had had 5 children, all of whom had survived. She shared the house with her son, Thomas (42) and he was married to his wife of 8 years, Mary (37) and they had 5 children, Mary Kate (7), Bridget (5), Margret Anne (4), Julia (2) and Sarah Josephien [sic] (1) and also in the house was Cathrin’s [sic] brother, James Keegan (64) They were all Roman Catholic and Cathrin [sic] and Thomas were listed as being born in Co, Galway, but there were no places of birth listed for the others. Apart from Julia and Sarah Josephien [sic], they could all read and write. Cathrin [sic] and Thomas were farmers and Mary, Mary Kate and Bridget were listed as being scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Cathrin [sic] Gill.

 

House 6: Galvin / Smyth

There were 4 members of this household and the head was Thomas (36) and he had been married to Norah (37) for 5 years and they had had 5 children but only 1 had survived, Patrick (11mths). Also in the house at that time was a visitor, Michael Smyth (41). All were Roman Catholic and Thomas, Norah and Patrick were listed as being born in Co. Galway but there was no place of birth for Michael. Michael could not read and Thomas and Norah could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Michael was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Gill.

 

House 7: McCormack

There were only 2 members of this family, Michael (60), who was unmarried, and he lived with his sister, Bridget (25). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Bridget could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. 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 McCormack.

 

House 8: Mitchell / Koyne [sic]

Martin (45) was the head of the family and he lived in the house with his wife of 6 years, Mary (43) and they had had 3 children and 2 of those had survived, Anne Mary (2) and Andrew Joseph (11mths). Also in the house at that time was a boarder, Martin Koyne [sic] (68). They were all born in Co. Galway, except Marti Koyne [sic], who was born in Co. Mayo, and they were all Roman Catholic. Martin (68) spoke Irish and English but only Martin (45) and Mary could read and write. Martin (45) was a farmer and Martin (68) was a farm labourer. 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 Mitchell.

 

House 9: Burke

The head of this family was Thomas (62) and he had been married to Mary (58) for 26 years and they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. Five of those children also lived in the house and they were, Maria (24), Michael (23), Martin (21), Thomas (20) and John (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (62), Mary and Thomas (20) spoke Irish and English and they could all read and write. Thomas (62) and Michael were blacksmiths and Thomas (20) 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 forge. The landholder was Thomas Burke.

 

House 10: Cooney

The head of the last family in Loughaunboy was John (71) and he lived with his wife of 41 years, Mary (69), and during that time they had had 9 children, of which 6 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Margret (28) and Thomas (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Mary spoke Irish and English and, apart from Mary, they could all read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Coony [sic].

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 10 houses in the townland and that they were all private dwellings and were occupied. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1-4 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 5-10 were 3rd class. Houses 1-4 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and house 5-10 had between 2 or 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that they were a total of 18 out buildings consisting of 3 stables, 4 cow houses, 4 piggeries, a fowl house, 3 barns, 2 sheds and a forge. There were 45 people in the townland at the time of the census, 24 males and 21 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick McCann.

 

House 1: Cooney

John (60) was listed as the head of the first family in Loughaunboy and he lived with his wife, Mary (54), 4 children, Margt [sic] (19), Patrick (17), Thomas (14), Jane (10) and a granddaughter, Mollie (7). They were all Roman Catholic and Mollie was born in Queenstown, Co. Cork while all the others were born in Co. Galway. John and Mary spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper, Margt [sic] was a domestic attendant, Patrick was an agricultural labourer and Thomas, Jane and Mollie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a fowl house. The landholder was John Cooney.

 

House 2: Burke

The head of this family was Thomas (47) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Maria (18), Michael (16), Martin (13), Thomas (10), Patrick (8) and John (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Thomas (47) and Mary could speak both Irish and English. Patrick and John could read only and all the other members of the family could read and write. Thomas (47) was a B. smith and farmer, Maria was a farmer’s daughter, Michael was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a forge. The landholder was Thomas Burke.

 

House 3: Mitchell / Mullin

The head of this household was Martin Mitchell (34), who was single and he lived with his widowed sister, Bridget Mullin (45) and 2 nephews, John Mullin (8) and Patrick Mullin (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Bridget could speak Irish and English. Patrick could not read, John could read only and Martin and Bridget could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Bridget was a dressmaker and John and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a shed. The landholder was Martin Mitchell.

 

House 4: McCormack

Thomas (60) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (60) and they shared the house with their son, Michael (40) and daughter, Bridget (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Ellen both spoke Irish and English, but only Bridget could read and write. Thomas and Michael were farmers and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas McCormack.

 

House 5: Galvin / Smyth

There were 5 members of this household and the head was the widow, Mary (58) and she shared the house with her son, Thomas (25), her daughter, Mary Smyth (30), her son-in-law, Thomas Smyth (26) and grandson, Patrick (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (58), Thomas (25) and Mary (30) spoke Irish and English. Mary (58) and baby Patrick could not read but all the others could read and write. Mary (58) was a farmer, both the Thomas’ were agricultural labourers and Mary (30) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Galvin.

 

House 6: Gill

Catherine (60) was listed as the head of this family and she was married but there were no details of a husband in the is entry. She lived in the house with her daughter, Bridget (27) and son, Thomas (32). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Catherine could speak both Irish and English and could read only but the children could not read. Catherine was listed as being a farmer, Bridget was a domestic attendant and Thomas was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Catherine Gill.

 

House 7: Fury

Of the 4 members of this family the head was the widow, Mary (60) and she shared the house with her son, Michael (32), her daughter-in-law, Margaret (25) and grandson, Thomas (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Michael spoke both Irish and English and Michael could read only while Margaret could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Mary Fury.

 

House 8: Gill

The sole occupant of house 8 was Patrick (55). He was a Roman Catholic who was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Gill.

 

House 9: Hennelly

John (30) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Kate (25) and they had 1 daughter, Maryanne (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Kate could read and write. John was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Hennelly.

 

House 10: Mannion

Laurence (65) was the head of the last family in Loughaunboy and he was married to Maggie (60) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Bridget (20), Laurence (18), Maggie (17) and Celia (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Everyone, with the exception of Bridget, could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Laurence (65) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter, Laurence (18) was a farmer’s son and Maggie and Celia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Laurence Mannion.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Griffith’s Valuation (1847 – 1864) shows that the main immediate lessor for this townland was Lord Clonbrock [sic] and all the tenements listed were leased from his unless otherwise stated.

 

John Cooney leased a house and office on 5 acres and 5 perches of land for £2 15s for the land and 15s for the buildings, William Moclare [sic] leased a house and office on 3 acres, 2 roods and 11 perches of land for £2 for the land and 15s for the buildings and William Mitchell leased 2 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of land for £1 12s and also a house on 2 acres and 36 perches of land for £1 3s for the land and 12s for the house. John Mitchell leased 3 tenements, the first, 3 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches of land for £2, a house for 10s and a garden of 30 perches for 2s, Thomas Galvin leased 2 acres, 2 roods and 28 perches of land for £1 10s and also a house on 1 acre and 3 perches of land for 10s for the land and 5s for the house and Patrick Gill leased 2 plots of land, the first was of 2 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches for £1 10s and the second was 3 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches for £2 5s. Thomas Fury leased 2 acres, 1 rood and 26 perches of land for £1 5s and also 3 acres and 16 perches of land for £1 10s, Thomas Gill leased 4 acres and 20 perches for £2 and also 4 acres, 1 rood and 22 perches of land for £2 5s and Catherine Gill leased 3 acres and 3 roods of land for £1 15s. Thomas Mannion leased a house and office on 4 acres, 2 roods and 28 perches of land for £2 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings and also 3 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land for £2 and Mary Garvan [sic] leased 3 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of land for £2 and also a house with a garden of 27 perches for 2s for the garden and 10s for the house. Thomas Fury leased a house on 4 acres of land for £1 8s for the land and 10s for the house and Michael Burke leased a house and forge on 4 acres and 1 rood of land from John Carr for £1 10s for the land and £1 for the buildings. Thomas Fury and Patrick Gill Jointly leased a house with a garden of 1 acre and 25 perches for which they each paid 5s for the garden and Thomas paid 10s for his house and Patrick paid 7s for his. Catherine Gill and Thomas Gill jointly leased houses with a garden of 3 roods and 20 perches of land for which they each paid 3s for the garden and Catherine paid 2s for her house and Thomas paid 15s for his.

 

Thomas Galvin, Patrick Gill, Thomas Fury, Thomas Gill, Thomas Mannion, Mary Gavan, John Cooney, Michael Moclare [sic] and William Mitchell all jointly leased 35 acres, 3 roods and 37 perches of land for which Thomas Gill and Thomas Mannion each paid £2 4s and the others all paid £1 2s. Lord Clonbrock also had 25 acres, 2 roods and 4 perches of bog that had an annual ratable valuation of £3 5s.

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