Lissalumma

Lios an Loma, bare forts

Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

 

Lissalumma is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan barony of Leitrim, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Cloonmain, on the east by Ballydonnelan and by part of Ballyhogan, on the west by Garryboghala and on the south by Curheentubber and Ballyhogan.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books give 2 other spellings of this townland: Liosa Loma, Recte Lomma.

 

Down survey map shows this land was owned by the Earl of Clanrickard, a protestant in 1641 and in 1670.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 5 houses in Lissalumma in 1901. There were 34 residents in total: 19 were male and 15 were female. The heads of the households were: Delia Dwyer, Mary Wallace, Margaret Forde, John Egan and Patrick Byrnes. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The census taken on the 6th 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.

 

Delia Dwyer (39) was not married. She was a farmer. Her niece Mary Anne Broderick was 4 years old. John Keaveny (75) was a widower. He was recorded as a servant. He spoke Irish and English. John and Mary Anne could not read. Delia could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Delia Dwyer owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Mary Wallace (48) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 7 children. Martin (19), Thomas (17) and Michael (15) had no occupations recorded for them. They were single. John (13), Mary Anne (11) and Ellen (9) were scholars. William (6) could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed. Mary Wallace owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Margaret Forde (61) was a widow. She was a farmer. She spoke Irish and English. Her daughter Kate (34) was married to Michael Coghlan (37). He recorded his occupation as a labourer. They had 4 children: Mary (7), John (6), Honoria (4), Margaret (3) and Laurence (1). The children could not read. Margaret (61) could read. Kate and Michael could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Margaret Forde owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Egan (60) was a farmer. He was married to Catherine (58). There was no occupation recorded for her. They spoke Irish and English. They had 4 unmarried children. Martin (27) was recorded as a labourer. Mary (23) and Patrick (18) had no occupations recorded for them. Joseph (12) was a scholar. Catherine could not read. Patrick and Joseph could read and write. The rest of the family could read only. 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 barn and 1 shed. John Egan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Byrnes (42) was a farmer and shepherd. He was married to Mary (40). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 7 children. There were no occupations recorded for Martin (18) or Michael (14). Ellen (11) and Patrick (8) were scholars. Thomas was 6 years old. James was 4 years old and Kate was 1 year old. Ellen could read. The rest of the family could not read. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows, 1 stable and 1 piggery. Patrick Forde owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 5 houses in Lissalumma in 1911. There were 27 residents in total: 14 were male and 13 were female. The heads of the households were: Patrick Byrnes, Catherine Egan, Kate Coughlan, Mary Wallace and Delia Dwyer. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The census taken on the 11th 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 except for Mary Wallace’s roof which was made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

Patrick Byrnes (53) was a widower. He was a farmer. He had been married for 30 years. He had 7 children with 7 living in 1911. Ellie (21) had no occupation recorded for her. Martin (27), Michael (28) and Patrick (18) were recorded as farm servants. All 4 were single. Thomas (15), James (13) and Kathleen (11) were scholars. All the family could read and write except for Patrick (53). He could not read. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed. Patrick Burns owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Catherine Egan (70) was a widow. She was a farmer. She spoke Irish and English. She could not read or write. She had 9 children. Listed were 3 unmarried children. They could read and write. Martin (40) and Joe (21) were recorded as farm labourers. Mary (37) was recorded as a housekeeper. 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. Catherine Egan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Kate Coughlan (46) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 5 unmarried children. Mary (16) and John (15) had no occupations recorded for them. Norah (14), Margaret (13) and Lawrence (11) were scholars. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. Kate Coughlan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Mary Wallace (59) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 8 children with 8 living in 1911. Listed were 5 unmarried children. Martin (30), Thomas (28), Mary Anne (21), Ellie (19) and Willie (17) had no occupations recorded for them. Mick Fallon (32) was single. He was recorded as a farm labourer. The entire household could read, write and spoke English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 5 front windows. There were 8 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Mary Wallace owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Delia Dwyer (54) was a farmer. She was single. Her niece Mary Anne Broderick (14) was a scholar. They could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 fowl house. Delia Dwyer owned the land the house was situated on.

 

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