Drumeyre

Droim Eyre, Eyre’s ridge

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Drumeyre

 

Drumeyre is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Longford, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Foxhall Little, on the east by Cappanaughtin, Lurganshanny and part of Drimhogan, on the west by Liscoyle and on the south by Drimatubber.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books gives 2 other spellings of this townland: Druim Eyre and Drimeyre.

 

Down survey map under the name ‘Dromlisnepislye’ shows that John Blake FitzRobert, a catholic owned this townland in 1641. It was owned by Hugh O’Hogan, a catholic in 1670.

 

Census 1901

 

Thomas Ryan (59) worked as a herd. He was married to Bridget (55). There was no occupation recorded for her. She spoke Irish and English. Their daughter Mary (25) was married to Thomas Donohoe (30). He recorded his occupation as a herd. There was no occupation recorded for Mary. They had 4 children. Bridget (5), Mary (3) and Ellen (2) were listed as herd’s daughters. Joseph (7 months) was listed as a herd’s son. Thomas (59) could not read. Bridget (55) could read. Thomas and Mary could read and write. The entire family were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 6 rooms, 3 front windows and 7 outhouses. The census taken on the 10th of April 1901 showed that the house was built as a private dwelling. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The roof was made with slate, iron or tiles. E Armstrong J P owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

Thomas Ryan (72) was a farmer. He was married for 40 years to Bridget (73). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 1 child with 1 living in 1911. Their daughter Mary A Donohoe (35) was a widow. There was no occupation recorded for her. She had 5 children. Bridget A (15) spoke Irish and English. Mary E (14,) Ellie Josephine (12), Joseph (11) and Martin (10) were scholars. Boarder Michael J Guthrie (35) was single. He recorded his occupation as a land steward. Thomas could not read. Bridget could read. The rest of the family could read and write. The entire family were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway except for Michael J Guthrie. He was born in Co Clare. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house. 1 barn and 1 shed. The census taken on the 17th of April 1911 showed that the house was built as a private dwelling. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The roof was made with slate, iron or tiles. The Irish Land Commission owned the land the house was situated on.

 

This page was added on 21/03/2020.

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