Lurgan Beg

An Lorgain Bheag small shin (or long hill)

Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

 

Lurgan Beg is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Longford, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Cappanaughtin and Gurtmore, on the west by Lurganashanny, on the east by Lurganmore and on the south by Kuilebeg.

 

O’Donovan’s field name books provide these other spellings of the name: Lurgan Beag and Lorganbeg.

 

Down survey map shows that this townland under the name ‘Sunnaghbegg’ was owned in 1641 by Nicholas O’Hayn Mc John McDonogh, a catholic. It was owned in 1670 by Sir Thomas Newgent, a catholic.

 

Census 1901

 

Darby Coen (67) was a farmer.  He spoke Irish and English.  He was married to Bridget (50).  There was no occupation recorded for her.  They had 6 unmarried children.  Martin (31) and Patt (24) were recorded as farmers.  Kate (21), Nora (20) and Elena (15) were recorded as farmer’s daughters.  Francis (14) was a scholar.  The entire family could read and write.  They lived in a 1st class house with 6 rooms, 7 front windows and 7 outhouses.  The census taken on the 6th of April 1901 showed that the house was built as a private dwelling.  The walls were built with stone brick or concrete.  The roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.  Darby Coen owned the land the house was situated on.

Census 1911

 

Darby Coen (78) was a widower.  He was a farmer.  He had 3 unmarried children.  Martin (40) and Patrick (32) were recorded as farmer’s sons.  Helena (26) was recorded as a farmer’s daughter.  The entire family could read and write.  They lived in a 1st class house with 7 rooms and 7 front windows.  There were 8 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.  The census taken on the 18th of April 1911 showed that the house was built as a private dwelling.  The walls were built with stone brick or concrete.  The roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.  Darby Coen owned the land the house was situated on.

 

This page was added on 07/03/2020.

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