Liscoyle

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Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

Liscoyle

 

 

Liscoyle is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Longford, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north and north east by Foxhall and Little Foxhall, on the east by Drimeyre and part of Drimatubber, on the west by Gurtymadden and on the south by Kilbride and part of Castletown.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books gives 2 other spellings of this townland: Lissecoyle and Liscoile.

 

Down Survey map shows that this land was owned by Nicholas O’Hayn a catholic in 1641 and 1670. It states there were 25 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 55 plantation acres of profitable land and 55 plantation acres of forfeited land.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 7 houses in Liscoyle in 1901. 1 house was uninhabited. Maria Clarke owned the land this house was situated on. 1 building was a RIC Barrack. Jas V Pelly owned the land the barrack was situated on. There were 28 residents in total: 16 were male and 12 were female. The heads of the households were: Maria Clarke, John Briscoe, Michael Hobbins, Bridget Kearns and Thomas Barrett. The census taken on the 10th of April 1901 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The Barrack roof and Maria Clarke’s house roof were made with slate, iron or tiles. The other 5 house roofs were made with perishable material.

 

Maria Clarke (47) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 8 unmarried children. James (29), John (28), George (24), Robert (19), Richard (17), Michael (16) and Ernest (13) were recorded as farmer’s sons. Mary A (15) were recorded as a farmer’s daughter. All occupants were protestant. They were born in Co Galway. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 9 rooms and 5 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Maria Clarke owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Briscoe (60) was a farmer. He spoke Irish and English. He was married to Margaret (44). She was recorded as a farmer’s wife. They had 5 unmarried children. James (22), Ambrose (20) and John Joe (18) were recorded as farmer’s sons. Mary Delia (16) was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. Thomas (14) was a scholar. Margaret Murphy (45) was single. She was recorded as a farmer’s servant. All occupants could read and write except for Margaret Murphy. She could not read. The entire household were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 8 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 10 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 2 piggeries, 1 fowl house, 1 barn, 1 shed and 1 store. John Briscoe owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Hobbins (45) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (28). There was no occupation recorded for her. Michael mother Mary (55) was a widow. She was recorded as a farmer. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. All 3 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 house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. Michael Hobbins owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Kearnes (48) was a widow. Her son Patrick (18) was single. They were recorded as farmers. They could read and write. They were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house. Anne Kearns owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Barrett (50) was married to Mary (41). They worked as labourers. They had 3 children.  Mary (13) and Frank (10) were scholars. Maud was 3 years old. Thomas’s mother in law Bridget Coyne (64) was a widow. There was no occupation recorded for her. Mary, Mary and Frank could read and write. Thomas, Bridget and Maud could not read. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were no outhouses recorded. Jas V Pelly owned the land the house was situated on.

 

R McH (41) and N C (39) and P W (29) were constables in the RIC barracks. R McH and N C were recorded as a farmer’s sons. P W (29) was recorded as a draper’s assistant. All 3 could read, write and spoke Irish and English. R McH was married. N C and P W were unmarried. N C was born in Co Cork. R McH and P W were born in Co Mayo. All 3 were Roman Catholic. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 3 front windows. There were no outhouses recorded. Jas V Pelly owned the land the RIC barracks was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 7 houses in Liscoyle in 1911. 1 house was uninhabited. It had 1 outhouse. 1 building was a RIC Barrack. There were 34 residents in total: 22 were male and 12 were female. The heads of the households were: James Clarke, Anne Kearns, Mary Barrett, Mary Clarke, John Briscoe and Richard Bennett. The census taken on the 15th of April 1911 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The roof of the RIC barracks and James Clarke’s house roof were made with slate, iron or tiles. The other 5 house roofs were made with perishable material.

 

James Clarke (40) was a farmer. He was married for 3 years to Delia Demna (31). There was no occupation listed for her. They could read and write. They had 2 children with 2 living in 1911: Mary Elizabeth (2) and George Joseph (6 months). They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. James Clarke owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Kearns (69) was a widow. She was a farmer. She spoke Irish and English. Her son Patk (27) was recorded as a farmer’s son. They were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. They could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house. Anne Kearns owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Mary Jane Barrett (52) was a widow. She had 2 unmarried children: Mary (28) and Frank (20). There were no occupations recorded for Mary Jane or her daughter Mary. Frank recorded his occupation as an agricultural labourer. Mary Jane’s mother Bridget Coyne (80) was a widow. She spoke Irish and English. The entire family could read and write. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows and 1 fowl house. Mrs Mary Brennan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Maria Clarke (60) was a widow. There was no occupation recorded for her. She had 4 unmarried children. John (38), Robert (30) and Ernest (23) were recorded as farmer’s sons. Mary Agnes (24) was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. The entire family could read and write. All occupants were recorded as church of Ireland. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 8 rooms and 5 front windows. There were 11 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn, 1 potato house, 1 shed and 1 store. Maria Clarke owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Briscoe (73) was a farmer. He was married for 32 years to Margaret (53). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 9 children with 5 living in 1911. Listed were 4 unmarried children. James (30), Ambrose (28) and Thomas (22) were recorded as farmer’s sons. Mary Delia (24) was single. She had no occupation recorded. Relative John Glennon (20) was single. He recorded his occupation as an agricultural labourer. The entire household could read and write.  All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 8 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 7 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. John Briscoe owned the land the house was situated on.

 

J D (31), M F (24), H L (26), P. McG (24) and J H (21) were listed as farmer’s sons and constables in the RIC. M D (30) was listed as a grocer’s assistant and a constable in the RIC. R B (42) was a sergeant in the RIC. All were single except for J D and R B. All occupants could read and write. M F was born in Co Kerry. He spoke Irish and English. J D was born in Co Leitrim. M D and J H were born in Co Sligo. H L was born in Co Cork. P. McG was born on Co Cavan. R B was born in Co Wexford.

 

Richard Bennett (42) was a Sergeant of RIC. He was born in Co Wexford. He was married for 14 years to Emily (38). There was no occupation recorded for her. She was born in India. They had 6 children with 4 living in 1911. James T (12), Annie P (9) and David E (8) were scholars. Richard was 1 year old. They were Roman Catholic. All could read and write except for Richard (1). He could not read.  James T and Annie P were born in Kings Co.  David E and Richard were born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 5 front windows and 1 turf house. Mrs Mary Brennan owned the land the barracks was situated on.

 

 

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