Carrowshanbally

Ceathru Sheanbhealaigh, quarter of old town

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Carrowshanbally

 

Carrowshanbally is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Leitrim, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Gurtdrisshagh, on the east by Ballyfenton and Gurtymadden, on the west by Carhooroe and a small part of Corban and on the south by Shangarry North.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books give these other spellings of this townland: Ceathramhadh Seanbhaile, Carhooshanbally and Correlanvalle.

 

Down Survey map shows that this townland under the name ‘Carrowmore’ was owned by Richard Bourke FitzWilliam, a catholic in 1641. It was owned by the Earl of Clanrickard a protestant in 1670. It states there were 134 plantation acres of profitable land and 134 plantation acres of forfeited land.

 

 Census 1901

 

There are 7 houses in Carrowshanbally in 1901. There were 50 residents in total: 23 were male and 27 were female. All residents were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: John Donohue, Martin Cormican, Colman Maguire, Margaret Kinsella, Edward Stankard, Patrick Farrell and Thomas Hardiman. The census taken on the 5th of April 1901 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. John Donohue’s, Edward Stankard’s and Thomas Hardiman’s house roofs were made with slate, iron or tiles.  The other 4 roofs were made with perishable material.

 

John Donohue (54) was a farmer. He was married to Catherine (42). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 9 children. Bridget (18) and Annie (16) were recorded as farmer’s daughters. Maria (14), Thomas (13), James (12), Martin (10), John (8), Kate (7) and Teresa (6) were scholars. John’s father in law Thomas Dolphin (80) was a widower. He was recorded as a retired farmer. He spoke Irish and English.  Teresa could not read. Kate could read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. John Donohue owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Martin Cormican (65) was a farmer. He spoke Irish and English. He was married to Maryanne (47). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 7 children. Mary (19) was recorded as a farmer’s daughter.  Martin (17) was recorded as a farmer’s son. They were single. Teresa (15), Annie (13), Bridget (11), Margaret (10) and Agnes (8) were scholars. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Martin Cormican owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Colman Maguire (18) was a farmer. He was single. His brother Thomas (13) was a scholar. They could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 5 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Colman Maguire owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Margaret Kinsella (78) was a widow. She was a farmer. She spoke Irish and English. Her unmarried daughter Mary (45) had no occupation listed for her.  Daughter in law Margaret (43) was listed as a farmer’s wife.  She had 4 children.  Margaret (15), Annie (13), John Joe (9) and Mary (6) were scholars.  Their cousin Daniel Croughwell (14) was a scholar.  Servant Joseph Murphy (21) was listed as a labourer.  He was single.  All occupants could read and write.  They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows.  There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Mary Kinsella owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Edward Stankard (35) was a farmer.  He was married to Anne (27).  There was no occupation listed for her. They had 5 children.  John (5), Thomas (4), Michael (3) and Patrick (6 months) were listed as farmer’s sons.  Bridget (1) was listed as a farmer’s daughter.  Bridget Kavanagh (17) recorded her occupation as a general domestic servant.  The 3 adults could read and write.  The 4 children could not read.  All spoke English except for Patrick.  They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 5 front windows.  There were 7 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 barn, 1 shed and 1 store.  Edward Stankard owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patt Farrell (55) was a farmer. He was married to Bridget (60). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 3 unmarried children. Patrick (24) was listed as a farmer’s son. Kate (22) and Norah (21) were listed as farmer’s daughters. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn, and 1 shed. Patrick Farrell owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Hardiman (65) was a farmer. He was married to Catherine (55). She recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They spoke Irish and English. They had 3 unmarried children. Mary (28) recorded her occupation as a seamstress. John (27) and Michael (25) were listed as farmer’s sons. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 5 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Thomas Hardiman owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 7 houses in Carrowshanbally in 1911. There were 40 residents in total: 18 were male and 22 were female. All residents were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway except for Catherine Hanlon. She was born in Co Mayo. The heads of the households were: Martin Cormican, John Donohue, John Dwyer, James Kinsella, John Hardiman Patrick Farrell and Margaret McGuire. The census taken on the 4th of April 1911 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The roofs were made with perishable material except for John Dwyer’s house.  His roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

Martin Cormican (79) was a farmer. He was married for 29 years to Mary Ann (58).  There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 7 children with 7 living in 1911. Listed were their 4 daughters, 1 grandson, and 1 son in law. Bridget (21), Maggie (20) and Agnes (17) were single. They had no occupations listed for them. Annie (23) was married for 2 years. She had 1 child with 1 living in 1911. James McGuire was 1 year old. Patrick McGuire (34) was married for 2 years. He recorded his occupation as a farm servant. All the family could read, write and spoke English except for James. Martin also spoke Irish. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.  Martin Cormican owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Donohue (62) was a farmer.  He was married for 26 years to Catherine (55).  There was no occupation listed for her.  She spoke Irish and English.  They had 10 children with 10 living in 1911.  Listed were 5 children and 1 granddaughter.  James (21) and John (17) were listed as farmer’s sons.  Catherine (15), Teressa (14) and Patrick (8) were scholars.  Catherine Hanlon was 3 years old.  All the family could read and write except for Catherine (3).  She could not read.  They lived in a 2nd class house with 6 rooms and 3 front windows.  There were 8 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 2 piggeries, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.  John Donoghue owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Dwyer (40) was a farmer. He was married to Anne (38). There was no occupation listed for her.  They had 2 daughters: Margaret (1) and Julia (6 months). Listed were 6 step children, all with the surname Stankard. Thomas (14) was listed as a farmer’s son. Bridget (12), Patrick (11) and Martin (10) were scholars, Mary Anne (6) and Kathleen (5).  Mary Anne, Kathleen, Margaret and Julie could not read.  The other 6 occupants could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 5 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. John Dwyer owned the land the house was situated on.

 

James Kinsella (61) was a farmer. He was married for 26 years to Margaret (58). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 4 children with 4 living in 1911. Listed were 2 children and their grandchild Margaret Darcy (2). John Joe (20) was listed as a farmer’s son. There was no occupation listed for Mary (17). They were both single. All the family could read and write except for Margaret (2). She could not read. All spoke English with Mary also speaking Irish. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. James Kinsella owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Hardiman (37) was a farmer.  His brother Michael (34) was listed as a farm helper.  His sister Mary (39) had no occupation listed for her.  All 3 were single.  All the family could read and write.  They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows.  There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.  John Hardiman owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Farrell (71) was a farmer.  He was married for 40 years to Bridget (75).  There was no occupation listed for her.  They spoke Irish and English.  They had 5 children with 4 living in 1911.  Listed are 2 unmarried children.  Patrick (35) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son.  Kate (33) had no occupation listed for her.  Bridget could read.  Patrick, Patrick and Kate could read and write.  They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 5 front windows.  There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house and 1 barn.  Patrick Farrell owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Margaret McGuire (68) was a widow.  She was a farmer.  She spoke Irish and English.  Her son Coleman J (27) was single.  He was listed as a farmer’s son.  They both could read and write.  They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows.  There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.  Margaret McGuire owned the land the house was situated on.

 

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