Ballinlough

Baile an Locha

Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

Ballinlough / Baile an Locha                                                   Irish Grid: M 66538 34447

 

 Author: Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

 

 

The townland of Ballinlough is in the civil parish of Ballymacward, in the barony of

Kilconnell and the County of Galway.

 

 

Description:

 

Is the property of John Blakeny held by deed for ever. It contains 92 acres, 3 roods and 23 perches, all of which is flat and wet and of bad quality – houses and roads are in bad repair. County Cess included with Alloonbaun.

 

 

Situation:

 

Ballinlough lies in the south of this parish in the barony of Kilconnell is bounded

by Cave, Carranakelly, Carrana Upper, Carraholla, Green Hills and Moyarwood townlands in said barony.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Ballinlough

  

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 4 houses in total in this townland, all of which were built and are recorded as private dwellings. All houses had stone or brick walls, and 2 roofs of thatch, wood or other perishable material while the other 2 were slated. All dwellings were recorded as 2nd class. There was a total of 23 people living in the townland of which 12 were male and 11 were female. All were Roman Catholics. The heads of the households were also the landholders. There was a total of 15 out buildings listed for the townland which comprised of 4 stables, 4 cow houses, 3 piggeries, 2 barns and 2 turf houses.

 

House 1: Ward

The head of the household was Patrick Ward an 82-year-old married and farmer who lived with his wife, Mary (71) and their family. They had been married for 50 years and had 12 children, 7 of whom were still living. In the house there were 2 unmarried sons, Thomas (29) and Joseph (26) whose occupations are listed as farmer’s sons as well as 36-year-old unmarried daughter Eliza for whom there is no occupation recorded. They were all Roman Catholic, could read and write and came from County Galway. There are no details of languages spoken recorded. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 4 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof was slated. There were four outbuildings consisting of a stable, cow-house, piggery and a turf-house.

 

House 2: Carney

The head of the household is recorded as Patrick Carney, a 47-year-old married farmer who lived with his wife, Catherine aged 33. They had been married for 14 years and had 6 children all still living. All were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. There is no record of languages spoken in the household. The family consisted of sons John (10) and Dan (4) as well as daughters Mary (13), Ellie (8), and Katie (6). All the children are recorded as scholars and could read and write with the exception of the youngest three. Head of the family, Patrick could not read while wife Catherine was able to read and write. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 4 windows. The walls were made of stone or brick and the roof of slate. There were 3 outbuildings consisting of a stable, cow-house and a piggery.

 

House 3: Kenny

The head of the family was 57-year-old widow Mary Kenny. She had been married for 36 years and had 12 children, 11 of whom were still alive. Also in the house were Mary’s sons Thomas (39), James (20), Joseph (16) and 14-year-old Willie. The three eldest are described as farmer’s sons and the youngest as a scholar as well as her daughter Annie (18) for whom no occupation is listed. All the siblings were unmarried. Neither Mary or Thomas could read or write but all the others could. All were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. 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 thatched and there were 4 outbuildings – a stable, a cow-house a barn and a turf house. Despite not being able to read and write, the census form was signed by Mary Kenny without her mark and was witnessed by Constable Kyne.

 

 House 4: Kindregan

This household was headed by 86-year-old married farmer, Michael Kindregan who lived with his wife, Mary (73) and family. They had been married for 45 years and had 4 children with 3 still living. Also in the house was their unmarried daughter Maggie (34) and 37-year-old unmarried son John whose occupations is given as farmer’s son. Michael Kindregan could not read or write and both himself and his wife, who could read and write, spoke both Irish and English. Maggie and John could also read and write but no language proficiency is listed for them. All occupants were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. 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 thatched and there were 4 outbuildings, a stable, a cow-house a piggery and a barn. Despite not being able to read and write, the census form was signed by Michael Kindregan without his mark and was witnessed by Constable Kyne.

 

1901 Census

Overview of townland

There were 4 houses in total in this townland, all of which were built and are recorded as private dwellings. All houses had stone or brick walls, and 2 roofs of thatch, wood or other perishable material while the other 2 were slated. All dwellings were recorded as 2nd class except house number 4 which was 3rd class. There was a total of 27 people living in the townland of which 15 were male and 12 were female. All were Roman Catholics. The heads of the households were also the landholders. There was no outbuilding return uploaded.

 

House 1: Ward

The head of the household was Patrick Ward a 71-year-old married and farmer who lived with his wife, Mary (60) and their family. Mary’s occupation is listed as shop-keeper. In the house there were their 2 unmarried sons, Thomas (20) a farmer and Joseph (12), a scholar as well as 19-year-old unmarried daughter Eliza, an assistant house-keeper and 14-year-old Mary, a scholar. They were all Roman Catholic, could read and write and came from County Galway. The parents are recorded as having spoken both Irish and English but only English is recorded for the children. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 5 windows. There are no outbuildings recorded.

 

House 2: Carney

The head of the household is recorded as Patrick Carney, a 35-year-old married farmer who lived with his wife, Catherine aged 25 whose occupation is listed as house-keeper. She was also the only member of the household to be able to read and write. The family consisted of daughter Mary (2), as well as Patrick’s mother Mary Carney, a widow aged 80 and his nephew Thomas Carney (12). All were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The 3 adults spoke both Irish and English. The census form was signed by Patrick Carney using his mark which was witnessed by Sergeant George Wilson. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were made of stone or brick and the roof of slate. There were no outbuildings recorded.

 

House 3: Kenny

The head of the family was 55-year-old married farmer Patrick Kenny who lived with his wife Mary (44) a housekeeper. Also in the house were their sons Thomas (24), Mike (20), Pat (15), James (10), Joseph (6) and 4-year-old William. The couple’s daughters Bridget (17), Winifred (12) and nine-year-old Annie also lived with them. The occupations of the four eldest are described as farming with the youngest being listed as scholars. All the siblings were unmarried. Patrick Kenny could not read, his wife Mary could read and all the children with the exception of the two youngest were able to read and write. All were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The parents are recorded as being able to speak Irish and English while the children spoke only English. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 3 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof thatched. There is no outbuildings form uploaded. The census form was signed by Patrick Kenny using his mark which was witnessed by Sergeant Wilson.

 

House 4: Kindregan

This household was headed by 70-year-old married farmer, Michael Kindregan who lived with his wife, Mary (50) whose occupation is given as house-keeper. Also in the house was their unmarried daughter Margaret (27) and 24-year-old unmarried son John as well as married son Patrick (30). The three children were involved in farming. Michael Kindregan could not read or write and both himself and his wife, who could read and write, spoke both Irish and English. The three siblings could read and write but no languages are recorded for them. All occupants were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof was either thatch or wood. There were no outbuildings recorded. The census form was signed by Michael Kindregan with his mark and was witnessed by Sergeant Wilson.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

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