Shangarry

An Seangharrai, old garden

Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD)

 

Shangarry is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Longford, Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Corbaan and Carhooshanbally, on the east by Ballyfinton, on the west by Corbaan and on the south by Shangarry South.

 

O’Donovan’s field name book gives other spellings of this townland: Seangharraidh and Shangarry North.

 

Down survey map shows Richard Bourke FitzEdmund, a catholic owned this land in 1641. It was owned by David Power a catholic in1670. It stated there were 61 plantation acres of unprofitable land. There were 252 plantation acres of profitable land and 252 plantation acres of forfeited land.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 7 houses in Shangarry in 1901. There were 39 residents in total: 22 were male and 17 were female. All occupants were born in Co Galway except for Sarah Geoghegan. She was born in Co Clare. The heads of the households were: Sarah Geoghegan, Patrick Callanan, Anne Robinson, Michael Glennon, Thomas Monahan, Jane Taylor and Thomas Fahy. 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 except for Anne Robinson’s. It was made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

Sarah Geoghegan (38) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 4 sons. Patrick (15), James (13), Bernard (11) and Michael (10) were scholars. Mike Fallin (25) recorded his occupation as a farm servant. Mary Broderick (23) recorded her occupation as a domestic servant. They were both single. The entire household were Roman Catholic. The entire household could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 8 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Sarah Geoghegan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Callanan (60) worked as a labourer. He was married to Bridget (60). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 2 unmarried children. Patrick (24) was recorded as a labourer. Anne (26) was recorded as a domestic servant. Patrick (60) and Bridget spoke Irish and English. They could not read. Patrick (24) and Anne could read and write. The entire family were Roman Catholic. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 turf house. Mary Robinson owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Robinson (63) was a widow. She had 4 unmarried children: Robert G (40), Maria (38), Francis (29) and James J (27). The entire family were recorded as farmers. The entire family could read and write. Their religion was recorded as Irish Church. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 7 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Anne Robinson owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Glennon (47) was a farmer. He was married to Delia (37). She was recorded as a farmer’s wife. They spoke Irish and English. They had 7 children. Patrick (12), John (10) and Margaret (8) were scholars. Tresia (7), Agnes (6), Michael (4) and Joe (2) could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. The entire family were Roman Catholic. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 7 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery and 1 barn. Michl [sic] Glennon owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Monahan (55) was a farmer. He spoke Irish and English. He was married to Delia (32). She recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They had 8 children. Bridget (15), Patrick (12), Denis (10), Margaret (8) and John (5) were scholars. Ellen was (4), Catherine (2) and Thomas was (3 months). Catherine and baby Thomas could not read. John and Ellen could read only. The rest of the family could read and write. The entire family were Roman Catholic. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Thos [sic] Monahan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Jane Taylor (77) was single. She was a farmer. Her sister Margaret Atkinson (75) was a widow. There was no occupation recorded for Margaret. Their nephew Arthur Fitzroy (3) could not read. Jane and Margaret could read and write. All 3 occupants were recorded as Church of Ireland. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Jane Taylor owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Fahy (27) was single.  He was a farmer.  He could read and write.  He was recorded as Roman Catholic.  He lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows.  There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.  Thomas Fahy owned the land the house was situated on.

 

 Census 1911

 

There were 7 houses in Shangarry in 1911. Two of the houses were uninhabited. One of the houses had 1 outhouse. It was owned by Michael Robinson from Tynagh. The other house was owned by Mary Robinson from Limehill. The other 5 houses had 31 residents in total: 18 were male and 13 were female. All occupants were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Sarah Geoghegan, Thomas Monahan, Michael Glennon, Anne Robinson and Thomas Atkinson. The census taken on the 8th 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.

 

Sarah Geoghegan (55) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 3 unmarried sons. Patrick (26), James (25) and Bernard (23) were recorded as farmer’s sons. They were Roman Catholic. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 10 outhouses: 3 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Sarah Geoghegan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Monahan (67) was a farmer. He was married for 27 years to Delia (48). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 12 children with 12 living in 1911. Listed were 9 unmarried children. Patrick (22) and Denis (20) were recorded as farmer’s sons. There was no occupation recorded for Migret [sic] (18).  John (17), Ellie (14), Catherine (12) and Thomas (10) were scholars. Hanoria (8) and Lawrence (6) could not read. Thomas could read. The rest of the family could read and write. The entire family were Roman Catholic. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 10 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn, 1 turf house and 1 shed. Thomas Monaghan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Glennon (61) was a farmer. He was married for 23 years to Delia (50). There was no occupation recorded for her. They had 10 children with 9 living in 1911. Listed were 7 unmarried children. Patrick (22) was recorded as a farmer’s son. Teresa (17) and Agnes (16) had on occupations recorded for them. Michael (14) and Joseph (12) were scholars. Mary (7) and Francis (6) could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. The entire family were Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 6 outhouses; 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Michael Glennon owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Robinson (73) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 3 unmarried children. There was no occupation recorded for Marie (44).  Francis (37) and James (34) were recorded as farmer’s sons. The entire family could read and write. They were recorded as Church of Ireland. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 fowl house and 1 barn  Anne Robinson owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Atkinson (47) was a farmer. He was married for 5 years to Annie (39). There was no occupation recorded for her. There were no children recorded for them. Their nephew Arthur Fitzroy (13) was a scholar. All 3 occupants could read and write. They were recorded as Epicopal [sic] Church. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Thomas Atkinson owned the land the house was situated on

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