Kilbeg

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Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

Kilbeg

 

Kilbeg is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan barony of Longford, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Lurganshanny and Lurganbeg and Lurganmore, on the west by Drimhogan, on the east by Innisdeligney in the parish of Killimor Bologue and on the south by Boularoe and also by Clarary in the parish of Killimor Bologue.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name books give other spelling of this townland: Kuilebge and Coill Beag.

 

Down Survey map shows this land was owned by Nicholas O’Hayn, a catholic in 1641 and in 1670. It states there were 26 plantation acres of unprofitable land and 54 plantation acres of both profitable and forfeited land.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 7 houses in Kilbeg in 1901. There were 30 residents in total: 17 were male and 13 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: John Donelan, John Broderick, Darby Donelan, Peter Corless, Darby Connell, John Winters and Ellen Glover. The census taken on the 12th of April 1901 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.

 

John Donelan (55) was a farmer. His sister Bridget (58) recorded her occupation as a housekeeper. His niece Ellen (22) had no occupation listed for her. John Kilfile (30) was listed as a farm labourer. He could not read or write. The rest of the household could read and write. The entire household were unmarried. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 9 outhouses. John Donelan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Broderick (65) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (49). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 9 unmarried children. Michael (23) and John (19) were listed as farmer’s sons. Ellen (21) and Bridget (17) were listed as farmer’s daughters. Maria (16), Kate (14), Patrick (12), Anne (9) and Thomas (7) were scholars. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 6 outhouses. John Broderick owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Darby Donelan (62) lived with his brother Patt (60). They were farmers. They were both unmarried. Darby could read and write. Patt could not read. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms, 2 front windows and 4 outhouses. Darby Donelan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Peter Corliess (40) was a farmer. His sister Margaret (42) recorded her occupation as a housekeeper. She spoke Irish and English. His niece Mary Donelan (24) was listed as a farmer’s daughter. His 3 Donelan nephews: Thomas (29), John (23) and Michael (18) were listed as farmer’s sons. All the household could read and write expect for Peter. He could not read. The entire household were unmarried. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms. 3 front windows and 6 outhouses. Peter Corliess owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Darby Connell (55) was a farmer. He could not read. His sister Bridget (50) recorded her occupation as a housekeeper. She could read. They were both unmarried. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows and 4 outhouses. Darby Connell owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Winters (67) was a farmer. He was married to Catherine (64). They could not read. There was no occupation recorded for Catherine. John (24) was single. He was listed as a. farmer’s son. He could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 2 outhouses. John Winters owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Ellen Glover (65) was a widow. She was a farmer. She could not read. Bernard Glover (22) was single. He was recorded as a farmer’s son. He could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows and 2 outhouses. Ellen Glover owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 7 houses in Kilbeg in 1911. There were 28 residents in total: 17 were male and 11 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Darby Donnellan, Peter Corless, Darby Connell, John Winters, Mary Broderick, Ellen Glover and John Donnellan. 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.

 

Darby Donnellan (84) was a farmer. His brother Patrick (74) was listed as a farmer’s son.They were both single. They spoke Irish and English. They could not read or write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. Darby Donnellan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Peter Corless (60) was a farmer. His sister Margaret (55) and his niece Mary Donnellan (27) had no occupations recorded for them. His 3 Donnellan nephews: Thomas (40), John (30) and Michael (25) were listed as farmer’s sons. All the household could read and write expect for Peter. He could not read or write. They all spoke English with Margaret also speaking Irish. The entire household were unmarried. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 8 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Peter Corliess owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Darby Connell (78) was a farmer. His sister Bridget (80) had no occupation listed for her. They were both single. They spoke English. They could not read or write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 2 front windows. There were no outhouses recorded. Darby Connell owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Winters (37) was a farmer. He was married for 4 years to Margaret (30). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 3 children with 3 living in 1911. Patrick (3) and Thomas (2) were listed as farmer’s sons. Mary Ellen was 1 year old. The children could not read or write. John’s mother in law Bridget Watson (72) was a widow. There was no occupation listed for her. She could read only. The entire family could speak English. John and Margaret could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow houses, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. John Winters owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Mary Broderick (57) was a widow. She was listed as a farmer’s wife. She spoke Irish and English. She had 6 unmarried children. Ellen (34) and Anne (19) had no occupations recorded for them. Michael (35), Joh [sic] (30), Patk (21) and Thomas (17) were listed as farmer’s sons. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. Mary Broderick owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Ellen Glover (75) was a widow. She was recorded as a farmer’s wife. She could not read but spoke Irish and English. Bernard (40) was single. He was listed as a farmer’s son. He could read, write and spoke English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 2 front windows. There were 2 outhouses: 1 piggery and 1 shed. Ellen Glover owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Donnellan (38) was a farmer. His sister Winifred (30) was listed as a farmer’s daughter. William Cayne [sic] (45) was recorded as a farm servant. All occupants were single. They could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 8 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. John Donnellan owned the land the house was situated on.

This page was added on 22/08/2020.

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