Inchamore

Civil Parish of Kilthomas

Natalie Cyrkel / University of Galway / Galway County Heritage Office

Inchamore

Inse Mhór

Inis: island; river meadow

Mór: great, big

In the southern extremity of the civil parish of Kilthomas, is the townland of Inchamore. This is in the barony of Kiltartan.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books recorded another spelling of Inchamore, Inse Mór. This townland was mainly mountainous. The land was leased by the lot and was owned by Mr. Galbraith. There was no county cess.

The Down Survey Map recorded no townland information.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

John Bagot was the main landowner in Inchamore, with the exception of Michael Kelly, who owned a vacant house valued to be 0-5-0. The remaining tenants leased from John Bagot. John Cooney leased land (27 acres, 1 rood, 21 perches) and a herd’s house for 3-10-0. Michal Kelly leased a house, office, and land (32-2-13) for 4-10-0. Patrick Farrell, John Kilcooly, Hugh Cooney, Patrick Cooney, and John Cooney leased 2 holdings of a house and land, and 3 holdings of a house, office and land (148-2-6). Patrick Farrell paid £1-10-0, John Kilcooly paid £4-10-0, Hugh paid £3-5-0, Patrick and John paid £3-0-0 each. The total annual valuation of rateable property paid overall was  £208-2-0 for 23 acres, 10 roods, and 0 perches of house, offices, and land. 

1901 Census 

This census of Inchamore documented 30 inhabitants, 13 males and 17 females in 1901. There were 5 inhabited households. All occupants were Roman Catholic and born in County Galway. The houses were built as private dwellings. The roofs were made of wood, thatch, or other perishable material. The walls were made of stone, brick, or concrete.

Bridget Cooley (60) was a widowed farmer living with her unmarried children, John Cooley (34) and Tresa [sic] Cooley (18). They were farmer’s sons/daughters. Tresa could read and write, John only read. Only Bridget had Irish and English listed. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a stable, a cow house, and a piggery. Bridget owned the land.

Pat Cooney (70) was a farmer living with his wife from County Clare, Bridget Cooney (65), a farmer’s wife. They lived with their unmarried children, Michael (30) and Owen (29), who were stone masons. All could read and write. Irish and English were listed for the parents. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 windows. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, and a barn. Pat owned the land.

John Cooney (46) was a farmer who lived with his wife Magaret (48) and their children Eugene (19), John (12), and Mary (9). Mary and John were scholars, Eugene was a farmer’s son. All could read and write, Mary only read. Irish and English were only listed for the parents. The family resided in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms, 1 front window, 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, and 1 shed. John owned the land.

Bridget Kelly (60) was a farmer and widower. She lived with her unmarried children: Martin Kelly (22), Nora (18), Tresa (16), Catherine (16), Sarah (15), and Lizzie (13). They were all farmer’s sons/ daughters. All could read and write. Bridget was the only one with Irish and English listed. The Kellys lived in a 3 room, 2 front window, 3rd class house. They had a cow house, a piggery, and a barn. Bridget was the landowner.

Michael McNamara (50) was a farmer living with his wife Mary (42) and their unmarried children: Bridget (20), Michael (16), Julia (13), Martin (11), Winifred (9), Kate (5), Elizabeth (3), James (1) and John (1). Bridget and Michael were farmer’s sons and daughters. Julia (13), Martin (11), Winifred (9) were scholars. All could read, except the 4 youngest. Irish and English were listed for the parents only. The family lived in a 2nd class house of 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There was a stable, a cow house, and a piggery. Michael was the landowner.

1911 Census

This census of Inchamore documented 23 inhabitants, 11 males and 12 females in 1911. There were 5 inhabited households. All occupants were Roman Catholic and born in County Galway. The houses were built as private dwellings. The roofs were made of wood, thatch, or other perishable material. The walls were made of stone, brick, or concrete.

Bridget Cooley (72) was a widowed farmer living with her unmarried children, John Cooley (45). Bridget had 11 children, 8 of which were still alive. John was a farm helper. John could read. Only Bridget had Irish and English listed. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 2 cow houses, a calf house, and a piggery. Bridget owned the land.

Patrick Cooney (80) was a farmer living with his wife Bridget Cooney (74). They were married 55 years and had 6 of their 11 children living. They lived with their son, Michael (41) and Michael’s wife, Maria Cooney (31). Michael was a stonemason. The couple was married 7 years and had 3 of their 3 children living.  They were Mary (5), Patrick (4), and Bridget (1). Patrick (80), Michael, and Maria could read and write, Bridget and Mary could only read. Irish and English were listed for the parents. They lived in a 1st class house with 7 rooms and 4 windows. They had 2 stables, 4 cow houses,a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a turf house, a potato house, and a barn. Patrick owned the land.

John Cooney (56) was a farmer who lived with his wife of 34 years Margaret (58). They had 5 of their 6 children living.They lived with their children Bridget (31), John (22), and Mary (19).  John was a farmer’s helper. All could read and write. Irish and English were only listed for the parents. The family resided in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 2 front windows, 1 stable, 2 cow houses, 1 piggery, and 1 calf house. John owned the land.

Bridget Kelly (69) was a farmer and widower. She lived with her unmarried children: Martin Kelly (34), and Michael Kelly (19). Martin was a farmer’s son, Michael was a farm servant. The sons could read and write, Bridget could only read. Bridget was the only one with Irish and English listed. The Kellys lived in a 3 room, 2 front window, 3rd class house. They had 2 cow houses, a piggery, and a calf house. Bridget was the landowner.

Mary McNamara (54) was a widowed farmer living with her unmarried children: Michael (27), Kate (17), Elizabeth (15), James (12), and John (12). Michael was a farmer’s son. The youngest three were scholars. All could read, except Mary who could only read. Irish and English were listed for Mary only. The family lived in a 2nd class house of 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 2 cow houses and a piggery. Michael was the landowner.

 

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