Wallscourt, Cuirt na bhFaltach

Civil Parish of Kilreekil

Author: Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

Wallscourt

Wallscourt is situated in the civil parish of Kilreekle/Killrekill barony of Athenry Co Galway. It forms the central part of the parish and is bounded by Doon Lacharoonagoppogue, Meanys, Glanmien, Dartfield, Emlagh and Cahernagarry.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books provides another spelling for this townland: Walls Court.

 

Down Survey map shows this land was owned in 1641 by Teige O’Daly, a catholic. It was owned in 1670 by Samuell Ffoxon, a protestant. It states that there were 97 plantation acres of profitable land and 97 plantation acres of forfeited land.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 6 buildings in Wallscourt in 1901. 3 of these were uninhabited: a school, Killrekill Roman Catholic church and a house. The land on which these three buildings stood was owned by Michael F Hogan of Cloonmain. The other 3 houses had 11 residents in total: 6 were male and 5 were female. All the occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Patrick Farrell, Patrick Duane and Patrick J O’Loughlin. The census taken on the 5th of April 1901 show the houses were built as private dwellings. Patrick J O’Loughlin roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.  The other 2 roofs were made with perishable material. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete.

 

Patrick Farrell (60) was a farmer. He was married to Bridget (52). There was no occupation recorded for her. They could speak Irish and English. They could not read. They had 3 unmarried children. John (23), Bridget (20) and Michael (18) had no occupations recorded for them. They could read and write. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Patrick Farrell owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Duane (63) was a farmer. He was married to Norah (56). There was no occupation recorded for her. They could speak Irish and English. They had 2 unmarried children. William (20) was recorded as a labourer. Annie (16) was recorded as a housemaid. Patrick could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 shed. Patrick Duane owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick J O’Loughlin (27) was a clergyman. Mary Whelan (55) was married. She was recorded as a housekeeper. They could read, write and spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 turf house and 1 shed. Michael F Hogan of Cloonmain owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 5 buildings in Wallscourt in 1911. Killreekle National School was in the townland of Wallscourt. The other 4 houses had 11 residents in total: 7 were male and 4 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Rev J Heagney, Patrick Farrell, Patrick Duane and Patrick Walsh. The census taken on the 7th of April 1911 show the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. Rev J Heagney roof was made with slate, iron or tiles. The other roofs were made with perishable material.

 

John Heagney (32) was a catholic clergyman. Mary Fahy (50) was married for 23 years. She had 5 children with 5 living in 1911. She was recorded as a general domestic servant. They could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house. 1 calf house and 1 turf house. Rev J Heagney owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Farrell (76) was a farmer. He was married for 40 years to Bridget (73). They could not read. They could speak Irish and English. They had 7 children with 5 living in 1911. Their children John (36), Bridget (35) and Michael (31) were single. They could read, write and speak Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. Patrick Farrell owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Duane (75) was married for 49 years to Hanoria (69). They were recorded as farmers. They had 14 children with 7 living in 1911. Their son William (30) was single. Hanoria and William could read and write. Patrick could not read. He could speak Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 piggery. Patrick Duane owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Walsh (69) was single. He worked as a labourer. He could read, write and speak Irish and English. He lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 1 front window. There were no outhouses recorded. Patrick Walsh owned the land the house was situated on.

 

This page was added on 17/12/2021.

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