Gortknappagh

An Gort Cnapach, field of the knolls

Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

My location
Get Directions

Gortknappagh

Gortknappagh is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Longford, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Knockawn, on the east by Corballybeg and Eskerboy, on the west by Gurtmore and part of Abbeygormacan and on the south by Lurganmore.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books give 2 other name spellings for this townland: Gortnappagh and Gurtnappagh.

 

Down Survey map shows that this townland under the name ‘Tobber alias Garrancarse’ was owned by Nicholas O’Hayn McJohn McNicholas, a catholic in 1641. It was owned by Nicholas O’Hayn, a catholic in 1670. It states there were 168 planation acres of profitable land and 168 planation acres of forfeited.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 3 houses in Gortknappagh in 1901. 1 house was uninhabited. It was owned by John Kelly. It had 1 outhouse. The other 2 houses had 11 residents in total: 7 were male and 4 were female. The heads of the household were: Michael Hardiman and Michael Coen. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The census taken on the 1st of April 1901 show the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The roofs were made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

Michael Hardiman (40) was a farmer. He was married to Margaret (25). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 3 children. Pat (6) and Mary (5) were scholars. Michael was 9 months old. James Donovan (21) was single. He was listed as a farm servant. Michael and Margaret could read and write. The rest of the household could read except for Michael (9 months). They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms, 3 front windows and 5 outhouses. Michael Hardiman owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Coen (62) was a farmer. He was married to Ellen (60). She was recorded as a farmer’s wife. They had 3 unmarried children. John (25) and Michael (18) were listed as farmer’s sons. Nora (19) was listed as a farmer’s daughter. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 6 rooms, 6 front windows and 5 outhouses. Michael Coen owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 3 houses in Gortknappaghin 1911. 1 house was uninhabited. It was owned by Michael Hardiman. It had 2 outhouses: 1 barn and 1 shed. The other 2 houses had 9 residents in total: 5 were male and 4 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: John Kelly and Michael Coen. The census taken on the 13th of April 1911 show the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. John Kelly’s roof was made with perishable material. Michael Coen’s roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

John Kelly (34) was a farmer. He was married for 5 years to Nora (30). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 3 children with 3 living in 1911. Mary (5) and Nora (3) were scholars. Michael was 1 year old. James Kerns (18) was single. He was recorded as a farm servant. All occupants spoke English. The 3 adults could read and write. The 3 children could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 7 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. John Kelly owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Coen (70) was a farmer. He was married for 42 years to Ellen (71). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 8 children with 8 living in 1911. Their son John (34) was single. He was recorded as a farmer’s son. All occupants could read, write and spoke English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 5 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Michael Coen owned the land the house was situated on.

This page was added on 28/03/2020.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *