Alloon Upper

Alúin Uachtarach

Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

Alloon Upper / Alúin Uachtarach                                        Irish Grid M 67430 37662

 

Author: Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

 

This townland is the property of Lord Clancarty who holds it under a deed for ever. It is flat and dry of middling good quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. It is situated about 6 miles S. West of Ahascragh. The amount of County Cess is £1. 1s. 5½d.

Situation:

Alloon Upper is situated in a central part of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin bounded by Lissloughlin, Esker, Alloon Lower, Alloonbaun, Ballymacward and Mount Venture in same barony and by Hampstead in the barony of Kilconnell.

This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

 

Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and the first four Irish censuses were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.

1821: Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no records for Ballymacward.

1831: The only surviving records are from Counties Antrim and Derry.

1841: There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1851: There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1861: Census records for 1861 and 1871 were deliberately destroyed by the government

1881: The records for 1881 and 1891 were pulped as waster paper during the shortages of World War I.

1901: Full Census records are available See below.

1911: Full Census records are available See below.

 

 

1911 Census

Overview of townland

There were 18 houses in total in this townland, of which all were built and are recorded as 16 private dwellings, a Post Office and a shop. The houses all had stone or brick walls and 17 had a roof of thatch, wood or other perishable material while the shop had a slated roof. Sixteen of the dwellings was recorded as 2nd class with one 3rd class and one 1st class. There were a total of 44 families and 104 people living in the townland of which 59 were male and 45 were female. All were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway with the exception of farmer’s son Denis Flynn who originated in Co. Kildare. There was a total of 81out buildings listed for the townland which comprised of a 14 stables, 1 harness room, 18 cow houses, 17 piggeries 1 fowl house, 15 barns, 4 turf houses, 9 sheds and 2 stores. The House and Building Return shows a house number 19 as a chapel but includes no other details.

House 1: Donohoe

The household was headed by Catherine Donohoe, a 63 year-old widowed farmer and postmistress. She had been married for 30 years and had 6 children, 5 of whom lived with her, three unmarried sons, Thomas (28), John (26) and Michael (22) whose occupations are given as farmer’s sons. Also in the household were her two unmarried daughters, Mary (25), a dressmaker and Bridget aged sixteen who is described as a farmer’s daughter. All occupants were Roman Catholic, had been born in County Galway and all could read and write. No information is given regarding the language proficiency of the occupants. The dwelling is described as a 2nd class building serving as a Post Office and had three rooms with five windows. The roof of the house was thatch or wood and the walls stone or brick. There were 5 outbuildings consisting of a stable, cow-house, piggery, barn and shed.

House 2: Madden

The head of the household was Bridget Madden, an 82-year-old widow, with no occupation listed. She had been married for 60 years and had 6 children, only 2 of which were still living. She shared with the house with her 50-year-old son, Michael and his family. His occupation is given as farmer’s son and he had been married to Bridget Madden (47) for twenty years. They had 9 children with 8 still living and a total of seven of their children shared the house with them and their grandmother, Bridget. Daughters Anne (19), Kate (13), Delia (9) and Nora (8) as well as sons Patrick (15), Michael (6) and four-year-old Bartholmew. (sic) All children are listed as scholars with the exception of 19-year-old Anne for whom there is no occupation listed. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and they all could read and write with the exception of 6-year-old Michael. All the occupants came from County Galway. There is no information about the language proficiencies of the occupants. The building is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were of stone or brick and the roof wood or thatch. There were 4 outbuildings consisting of a stable, a cow-house, piggery and barn. The form was signed by Bridget Madden using her mark which was witnessed by Constable Kyne.

House 3: Costello

The head of the family is recorded as Anne Costello, a 76-year-old widow with no occupation listed. She had been married for 58 years and had 6 children all still living. She shared the house with her sons Patrick (55), a widowed farmer and Thomas (50) who was single and described as a farmer’s son. Also in the house were her two unmarried grand-daughters Mary (16) and Sarah (14) who are described as scholars. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway and everyone could read and write with the exception of the head, Anne. There is no information listed regarding the languages proficiency of the family. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were of stone or brick and the roof was thatched. There were 6 outbuildings consisting of a stable, cow-house, piggery, barn, turf-house and a shed.

House 4: Cummins

The head of the family was Peter Cummins, a 52-year old widowed farmer. He shared the house with his sons Martin (27) a farmer’s son, Michael (17), Bartholomew (16), John (13), Thomas (11) and James (9) who are all described as scholars. Also in the house was daughter Bridget aged 24. All the siblings were single. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and all could read and write with the exception of Peter who could neither read nor write. The languages spoken column of the census form was left blank. The house was described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were made from stone or brick and the roof of thatch or wood. There were 4 outbuildings consisting of a stable, cow-house, piggery and a barn. The census form was signed by Peter Cummins using his mark and witnessed by Constable P. Kyne.

House 5: Green

The head of the family was 39-year old single farmer John Green. He shared the house with his brother Mathias (25), sister Mary (33) and his 74-year old aunt Bridget Green. Mathias’ occupation is given as farmer’s son and there are no occupations listed for either of the women. All the occupants were unmarried, were Roman Catholic, and all came from County Galway. Everyone could read and write except Bridget Green who could neither read or write and there is no language proficiency recorded for anyone. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling and had 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof was either wood thatch or other perishable material. There were 4 out buildings – stable, cow-house, piggery and barn.

House 6: Murray

The head of the family is given as 68-year old farmer, John Murray. He lived with his wife Mary (also 68) and they had been married for 37 years, had 9 children with 8 still living. No occupation is given for Mary. They shared the house with their two sons, Thomas (25) and John (21) as well as their daughters Margaret (19) and 17-year old Bridget. The sons’ occupations are listed as farmer’s sons while no occupations are given for the daughters. All four siblings were unmarried. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and all could read and write. Despite this, the census form was signed by John Murray using his mark and witness by Constable Kyne. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The family had four outbuildings consisting of a stable, a cow-house a barn and a shed.

House 7: Kenny

The head of the family was 32-year old married farmer Patrick Kenny. He lived with his wife Bridget (24) and they had been married for 2 months and had no children. Also in the household was Patrick’s 24-year old unmarried brother, John. Patrick’s occupation is given as farmer, John’s as a farmer’s son and no occupation is recorded for Bridget. All three were Roman Catholic, could read and write and came from County Galway. No language proficiency details are recorded and, despite being recorded as able to read and write, Patrick signed the census form using his mark, which was witnessed by Constable P. Kyne. The house is described as a 2nd class with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof wood or thatch. The family had 5 outbuildings which included a stable, cow-house, piggery, barn and a shed.

House 8: Kilkenny

The head of the family was Michael Kilkenny, a 52-year old married farmer. Michael’s wife is recorded as 43-year old Nora Kilkenny and the couple had been married for 20 years. They had 9 children, all of whom were still living. They shared the house with their three sons – Bernard (17) a farmer’s son, John (6) and Patrick (1). Also in the house were daughters Bridget (14), Nora (11) and Margaret (4). Apart from Bernard and one year-old Patrick, all the children are described as scholars and all siblings were single. All occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and could read and write with the exception of the two youngest children. No language proficiency is recorded for any of the occupants. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof wood or thatch. There were 4 outbuildings including a stable, a cow-house, a piggery and a barn.

House 9: Treacy

The head of the family is recorded as 45-year old married farmer, Patrick Treacy who shared the house with his 40-year old wife, Mary Kate. They had been married for 4 years and had 3 children still living – twin sons Thomas and James, (1½) and 6 month old Patrick. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. Patrick and Mary Kate could both read and write. Despite this, Patrick signed the census form using his mark which was witnessed by Constable P. Kyne. The house is described as a 2nd class dwelling that had 2 rooms and 3 windows. There also were 3 out buildings – barn, cow-house and piggery.

House 10: Finn/Kindregan

The head of the family was 80-year-old widow Honoria Finn who had been married for 40 years and had 12 children, 6 of whom were still living. Also in the house were her daughter Eliza Kindregan, aged 36 and her son-in-law Pat Kindregan (40), a farmer who had been married for 15 years and had 3 children all still living. The grand-children were William (14), Michael (4) and one year-old Patrick and all three are described as scholars. There are no occupations listed for Honoria or Eliza. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and could all read and write with the exception of the youngest child. Head of the family, Honoria Finn, is listed as speaking both English and Irish but no language proficiency is recorded for the others. The house is described as a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and three windows. The roof was of thatch and the walls of stone or brick. There were 2 outbuildings – a cow-house and a piggery.

House 11: Kenny

The head of the family in house number 11 was Lawrence Kenny, a 55-year old married farmer. His wife, Kate, was 36 years old and they had been married for 16 years and had six children, five of whom were still living. The children were daughter Norah aged 11 and sons Patrick (10), Bernard (8), Lawrence (6) and five months old Martin. The eldest 3 children were scholars and all occupants could read and write with the exception of the two youngest children. All family members were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. Head of the family, Lawrence Kenny, is shown to speak both English and Irish but it is not clear from the census form whether the others speak both languages or not. The house is described as a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and three windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof was of thatch or wood. There were four outbuildings consisting of a stable, a cow-house, a piggery and a barn.

House 12: Flynn/Gallagher

The head of the family was Maria Gallagher, a 72 -year old widow with no occupation listed. She had been married for 33 years and had no children. She shared the house with her nephew, 28-year old farmer’s son Denis Flynn. Both were Roman Catholic and both could read and write. Maria was from County Galway and her nephew, Denis, originated in County Kildare. There is no language proficiency listed for either of the occupants. The house is described as 2nd class with 2 rooms and three windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof was thatched. There were four outbuildings which consisted of a stable, a cow-house, a piggery and a barn.

House 13: Kenny

The head of the household was John Kenny, a 58 year-old married farmer who lived with his wife, Catherine (56), and family. They had been married for 25 years and had 5 children who were all still living. They shared the house with their sons – single farmer’s sons Michael (22), Patrick (17) and 14-year-old scholar, John as well as their unmarried daughter, Mary Ellen aged 20. No occupation is given for Mary Ellen or her mother. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, could read and write and came from County Galway. The parents, John and Catherine, are listed as speaking both English and Irish but no language proficiency is given for the children. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 3 rooms and 4 windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof was thatched. There were 6 outbuildings which consisted of a stable, a cow-house, piggery, barn, turf-house and shed.

House 14: Dolly/Kett/Ward

The head of this household was 39-year-old shop-keeper, Martin Ward. He lived with his wife Marion (23) and they had been married for one year with no children. Also in the house were his unmarried sister Elizabeth Ward (23) and his sister-in-law Delia Dolly (16) also single. The household is completed by 32 year old unmarried servant, Patrick Ketti. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, could read and write and came from County Galway. The occupations of the women are not recorded. Both Martin and his wife spoke English and Irish. The building is described as 1st class building and a shop with 4 rooms and 10 windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof was slated. There were 10 outbuildings consisting of a stable, a harness room, cow-house, piggery, fowl house, a turf house, 2 stores and 2 sheds.

House 15: Byrne

The head of the family was Michael Byrne, a 75 year-old married farmer who lived with his wife, Jane (56) and their family. They had been married for 30 years and had 5 children, 4 of whom were still living. Their sons were Tom (29) and Michael (19), both described as farmer’s sons and their daughters Mary (26) and 23 year-old Honoria. There are no occupations listed for the women and all four siblings were unmarried. The family was Roman Catholic, all could read and write and all came from County Galway. The languages column on the census form is somewhat unclear. The house was a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof made of wood or thatch. The family had 3 outbuildings – a cow-house, a piggery and a barn.

House 16: Lally

The head of this family was Honoria Lally, a 68-year-old widow. She had been married for 40 years and had 11 children, 7 of whom were still living. She was joined in the house by her 21-year-old unmarried daughter, Teresa B as well as her 3 unmarried sons – Thomas, a 32-year-old agricultural labourer, Joseph (29) and Michael (26) who were both postmen. All the occupants were Romans Catholic, could read and write and came from County Galway. The head of the family, Honoria, is recorded as speaking both Irish and English but the situation with the others is unclear. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were of stone or brick and the roof thatched. There were 2 outbuildings – a cow-house and a piggery.

House 17: Farrell

The head of the family was 61-year-old widow, Bridget Farrell. She had been married for 40 years and had 7 children all still living. She shared the house with her unmarried daughters Margaret (34) and Mary Ellen (26) as well as her sons John (30) and Malachy (28), farmer’s sons who were also both single. All members of the family were Roman Catholic, could read and write and all came from County Galway. The house is described as a 2nd class, stone walled private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The roof was of wood or thatch and there were 5 outbuildings which consisted of a stable, a cow-house, piggery, barn and shed. The census form was signed by Bridget Farrell using her mark and witnessed by Constable Kyne.

House 18: Kenny

The final household in Alloon Upper in 1911 was headed by John Kenny, a 51 year-old married farmer who lived with his wife, Anne (52) and their family. They had been married for 22 years and had 6 children all still living. Their daughters were 21 year-old Katie G, a National teacher and Mary B., an 11-year-old scholar. The sons were Martin (19), a farmer’s son and scholars Mar Joe ii (15) and John B (11). All the family members were Roman Catholic, could read and write and came from County Galway. All spoke both Irish and English. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were of stone or brick and the roof made of wood or thatch. They had 6 out buildings – a stable, a cow-house, piggery, barn turf-house and a shed.

 

 

1901 Census

Overview of townland

There were 21 buildings in total in this townland, of which all were built and are recorded as 19 private dwellings, a Post Office and a chapel. House number 7 was uninhabited and number 14 recorded as a Roman Catholic chapel. The houses all had stone or brick walls and all had a roof of thatch, wood or other perishable material while. Fifteen of the dwellings was recorded as 2nd class with four 3rd class. All people were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway with the exception of R.I.C pensioner Hugh Gallagher who originated in Co. Fermanagh. Page 2 of the Enumerator’s Extract Form N has not been uploaded.

House 1: Donohoe

The household was headed by Kate Donohoe, a 45 year-old widowed farmer. She lived with her three unmarried sons, Thomas (19), John (17) and Michael (12) whose occupations are given as farmer’s sons and a scholar. Also in the household were her three unmarried daughters – Mary (15), Kate (9) and seven-year-old Bridget who are all described as scholars. All occupants were Roman Catholic, had been born in County Galway and all could read and write. No information is given regarding the language proficiency of the occupants. The dwelling is described as a 2nd class building and had two rooms with five windows. The roof of the house was thatch or wood and the walls stone or brick.

House 2: Madden

The head of the household was Bridget Madden, a 66-year-old widowed farmer. She shared with the house with her 35-year-old son, Michael and his family. His occupation is given as farmer and he was married to Bridget Madden (28), a housekeeper. They had 3 children who shared the house with them and their grandmother, Bridget – daughters Mary (9) Anne (7) and Kate (2), as well as son, Patrick, aged 5. The two older children listed as scholars. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and they all could read and write with the exception of the two youngest and their grandmother. All the occupants came from County Galway. There is no information about the language proficiencies of the occupants except the head of family, Bridget Madden. The building is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were of stone or brick and the roof wood or thatch.

House 3: Costello

The head of the family is recorded as Anne Costello; a 70-year-old widow whose occupation is listed as housekeeper. She shared the house with her sons Patrick (40), a widowed farmer and Thomas (30) who was single and described as a farmer’s son. Also in the house were her two unmarried grand-daughters Mary Costello (7) and Sarah Costello (3) who are described as scholars and 16-year-old grand-daughter Bridget Feaney, a housekeeper. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway and everyone could read and write with the exception of the head, Anne and elder son Patrick. There is no information listed regarding the languages proficiency of the family. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were of stone or brick and the roof was thatched. The census form was signed by Anne Costello using her mark which was witnessed by Constable Byrne.

House 4: Commins

The head of the family was Peter Cummins, a 40-year old married farmer. He shared the house with his wife Mary (35) a housekeeper and sons Martin (17) a farm labourer, Patrick (11), Michael (7), Bartley (3), and John (1), and daughters Bridget (15) and Mary (9), all bar the youngest two are listed as scholars. Also in the house was daughter Bridget aged 24. All the siblings were single. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and all could read and write with the exception of Peter and Martin who could neither read nor write. The house was described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were made from stone or brick and the roof of thatch or wood. The census form was signed by Peter Cummins using his mark and witnessed by Constable P. Kyne.

House 5: Forde/McDonagh

The head of the family was 80-year-old unmarried housekeeper Alice McDonagh. Also in the house was her lodger Delia Forde, an 11-year-old scholar. All the occupants were unmarried, were Roman Catholic, and all came from County Galway. Delia Forde could read and write whereas Alice could not although she is recorded as speaking both English and Irish. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling and had 2 rooms and 2 windows. Alice McDonagh was also the landowner and she signed the census form using her mark, witnessed by Constable Byrne.

House 6: Green

The head of the household was 50-year-old widowed farmer James Green. He lived with his sons John (30) and Mathias (28) both farm labourers and his daughter Mary, a 26-year-old housekeeper. All three siblings were unmarried. Also in the house was James’ unmarried sister Bridget Green, a housekeeper aged 40. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and all could read and write. James Green is recorded as speaking both English and Irish and was also the landowner. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows and had stone walls and a thatched roof.

House 7: unoccupied.

House 8: Murray

The head of the household was 5o year old married farmer John Murray who lived with his wife Mary (45), a housekeeper and their family consisting of daughters Winifred (21), a housekeeper, Honor (16), Anne (14), Margaret (10) and 8-year-old Bridget – all scholars – and sons Thomas (19), a farmer’s son and scholar John aged 12. All of the siblings were unmarried, all occupants came from County Galway and all could read and write. No language proficiency details are recorded except for head of family who spoke both English and Irish. The house is described as a 2nd class with 3 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof wood or thatch

House 9: Commins/Kenny

The head of the household was Bartley Kenny, a widowed farmer aged 70. He shared the house with his unmarried sons Patrick (24) and John (21), both farmer’s sons and his daughter Honor a 17-year-old housekeeper and also unmarried. Also in the house was his grand-niece Elizabeth Commins (7) a scholar. All occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and could read and write and Bartley is recorded as speaking both English and Irish. No language proficiency is recorded for any of the other occupants. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof wood or thatch.

House 10: Kilkenny

The head of the family is recorded as 36-year old married farmer, Michael Kilkenny who shared the house with his 30-year old wife, Honor and their family. The children were Anne (11), Mary (9) and Bernard (7), all scholars as well as Bridget (4) and one-year-old Honor. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway and, with the exception of the two youngest, all could read and write. Parents Michael and Honor are listed as speaking both English and Irish. Kyne. The house is described as a 2nd class dwelling with a thatched roof and stone walls and also had 2 rooms and 3 windows. Michael Kilkenny was also the landowner.

House 11: Murray

The head of the family was 70-year-old married farmer Martin Murray who lived with his wife Anne aged 60, a housekeeper. Both were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and could read and write. Both are recorded as speaking English and Irish. The house is described as a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and three windows. The roof was of thatch and the walls of stone or brick. Martin Murray was also the landowner.

House 12: Finn / Kindregan

The head of the family in house number 11 was Honor Finn, a 60-year old widowed housekeeper. Also in the house was her unmarried daughter Catherine (24) also a housekeeper as well as her married daughter Elizabeth Kindregan (22) and grandson William Kindregan aged 3. All family members were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. Both daughters could read and write and their mother could read only. Head of the family, Honor Finn, is shown to speak both English and Irish but it is not clear from the census form whether the others speak both languages or not. The house is described as 3rd class with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof was of thatch or wood.

House 13: Kenny

The head of the family was Lawrence Kenny, a 35 -year old married farmer who lived with his housekeeper wife Kate (26), daughter Honor (1) and 5-month old son Patrick. Also in the house was his unmarried sister in law Bridget Bellew, a 28-year-old housekeeper. All occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and all the adults could read and write. and both could read and write. T Lawrence Kenny is described as speaking both English and Irish but there is no language proficiency listed for either of the sisters. The house is described as 2nd class with 2 rooms and three windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof was thatched.

House 14: R.C. Chapel

House 15: Gallagher / Flynn

The head of the household was Hugh Gallagher, a 64 year-old married constabulary pensioner who lived with his wife, Maria (62), a housekeeper. Also in the house were his 19-year-old unmarried niece Bridget Flynn described as an assistant housekeeper and nephew Denis Flynn (17), also unmarried. Denis Flynn’s occupation is given as a farm labourer. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and could read and write. Three came from County Galway while Hugh Gallagher originated in County Fermanagh. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were of brick or stone and the roof was thatched. Hugh Gallagher was also the landowner.

House 16: Cannon / Kenney

The head of the household at number 16 was Michael Cannon (83), a married farmer who lived with his wife Bridget also 83. Also in the house was their married daughter Catherine Kenney (40), a housekeeper, son in law John Kenney, a 40-year-old farmer as well as grandchildren Bridget (13), Michael (11), Mary Ellen (9), Patrick (7) Kenney – all scholars and 3-year-old John Kenney. All occupants were Roman Catholic, all came from County Galway and all could read and write with the exception of Bridget Cannon and 3-year-old John Kenney. Michael and Bridget Cannon are listed as speaking both English and Irish. The house is described as 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows.

House 17: Byrnes

The head of this household was Michael Byrnes a 62-year-old married farmer who lived with his wife Jane (40), a housekeeper and their family. The family consisted of sons Timothy (19) a farmer’s son and scholar Michael (10) as well as daughters Mary (16) and Honor (13), both scholars. All siblings were unmarried. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, could read and write and all came from County Galway. There is no language proficiency recorded save for Jane Byrnes who spoke both English and Irish. The house is described as 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows and Michael Byrnes was also the landowner.

House 18: Lally

The head of the family was 72-year-old postmaster Thomas Lally who lived with his wife Honor (53) a housekeeper and sons Thomas (23), Joseph (21), Michael (17), all listed as post messengers as well as daughters Margaret (15) and 12-year-old Teresa, both scholars. All the siblings were unmarried and all occupants were Roman Catholic, could read and write and all came from County Galway. Parents Thomas and Honor are recorded as speaking both English and Irish. The house is described as a 2nd class post office and had 2 rooms and 3 windows. Thomas Lally was also the landowner.

House 19: Farrell

The head of the household was 49-year-old widowed farmer Bridget Farrell. Also in the household were her unmarried family consisting of sons Michael (26, a farmer ‘son and Malachy (16) a scholar as well as daughters 23-year-old housekeeper Margaret and 14-year-old Mary Ellen, a scholar. The entire family was Roman Catholic, could read and write and all came from County Galway. The house is described as 2nd class and had 2 rooms and 3 windows and Bridget Farrell was also the landowner.

House 20: Lally

The head of the family was Mathias Lally, a 70-year-old married farmer who lived with his wife Anne, a 53-year-old housekeeper and family which consisted of unmarried sons John (25) and Thomas (19) both farm labourers and 28-year-old daughter Kate, also single. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, could read and write and all came from County Galway. Mathias Lally is listed as speaking both English and Irish. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling that had 2 rooms and 2 windows. Mathias Lally was also the landowner.

House 21: Kenney

The head of the family was 40-year-old married farmer John Kenney who lived with his wife Anne (39), a housekeeper and their family consisting of scholars Kate (11), Martin (9) and Richard (7) as well as younger children Mathias Joe (5), John Bernard (3) and one-year-old Mary E. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, all came from County Galway and with the exception of the three youngest, all could read and write. There are no language proficiency details recorded for the household. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling and had 3 rooms and 4 windows and John Kenney was also the landowner.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

i More likely to be Kitt

ii Could also be Mat Joe

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