Kilnamullaun

Coill na Mullan, wood of the bullocks

Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

Kilnamullaun

 

 

Kilnamullaun is situated in the civil parish off Abbeygormacan, barony of Longford Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Coolagh and also by Royconnor in the parish of Teena, on the south and east by Kuilenamullawn in the parish of Killimorbologue.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name books give other name spellings of this townland: Kuilenamullawn, Coill na m-bullan, and Kilnamullane.

 

Down Survey Map shows that this land under the name ‘Killoghynane’ was owned by the Earl of Clanrickard, a protestant in 1641. It was owned in 1670 by Ulick Burke, the earl of Clanricard, a catholic and the Earl of Clanrickard, a protestant. It states there were 95 plantation acres of profitable land.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 2 houses in Kilnamullaun in 1901. There were 15 residents in total: 7 were male and 8 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Patrick Walsh and John Gilchrest. The census taken on the 9th of April 1901 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. Patrick Walsh’s roof was made with perishable material. John Gilchrest’s roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

Patrick Walsh (40) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (40). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 3 children. Delia (9), Nora (8) and John (7) were scholars. Peter Hoban (23) was single. He was listed as a farm servant. The entire household could read and write except for Peter. He could read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms, 3 front windows and 6 outhouses. Patrick Walsh owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Gilchrist (50) was a carpenter. He was married to Margaret (27). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 5 young children. Marie (7), Joseph (6) and Owen (4) were scholars. They could read. Jane (3) and John (8 months) could not read. John’s (50) mother Mary (76) was a widow. She spoke Irish and English. John’s (50) nephew John Darcy (23) was single. He recorded his occupation as a carpenter. The 4 adults could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 6 rooms, 6 front windows and 3 outhouses. John Gilchrist owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 2 houses in Kilnamullaun in 1911. There were 15 residents in total: 8 were male and 7 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Patrick Walsh and John Gilchrest. The census taken on the 2th of April 1911 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. Patrick Walsh’s roof was made with perishable material. John Gilchrest’s roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

Patrick Walsh (53) was a farmer. He was married for 16 years to Mary (51). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 3 children with 3 living in 1911. Listed were 2 unmarried children. Delia (28) had no occupation recorded. John (18) was listed as a farmer’s son. They were both single. The entire family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 11 outhouses: 2 stables, 2 cow houses, 1 calf house, 2 piggeries, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 2 sheds. Patrick Walsh owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Gilchrist (60) was a carpenter. He was married for 18 years to Margaret (37). They had 9 children with 8 living in 1911: Mary (17), Joseph (16), Owen (14), Jane (12), Patrick (8), James (6), Michael (3) and Margaret (1). John’s mother Mary (82) was a widow. All occupants could read and write except for the 2 youngest children. They spoke Irish and English except for the 2 Margaret’s and Michael. They lived in a 2nd class house with 6 rooms and 6 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 workshop and 1 shed. Patrick Walsh owned the land the house was situated on.

 

This page was added on 28/08/2020.

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