Killooaun (Eyre)

Cill Dhubháin (Eyre)

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid M 63380 38212

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

The townland is the property of John Eyre who holds it under a deed for ever. It contains 403a. 0r. 17p. more than one half of which is bog, the remainder arable and ?. The houses are in bad repair. Amount of Co. Cess £21. 9. 8.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the West of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin bounded by Killooaun, Killooaun Browne, Mount Bernard and Ballygreany, in this parish by Killloaun in the parish of Cloonkeen by Cross Ooghter, Knockavilla and Callrakran in the parish of Killoscobe, all in the barony of Tiaquin.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Killooaun (Eyre).

 

 

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 the townland

There were 5 houses in Killooaun (Eyre) and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick of concrete walls and house 5 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 4 was a 3rd class dwelling and the others were all 2nd class. House 4 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 1 and 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and houses 3 and 5 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 23 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, 1 coach house, 4 cow houses, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 3 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, 3 barns and 3 sheds. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 28 people, 13 males and 15 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Young.

 

House 1: Queeney [i]

The widow Catherine (71) was listed as the head of this family and she had been married for 35 years and had 7 surviving children. She lived with 2 of those children, Bridget (25) and James (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Catherine could speak Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the 2 children so that may indicate that they only spoke English. Only Bridget and James could read and write. Catherine was a farmer and James was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. Catherine Sweeney was the landholder.

 

House 2: Laffey

The head of this family was Patrick (78) and he was married to Bridget (60) and they had been married for 36 years and in that time they had had 8 children and all of those had survived. Three of those children were in the house at the time of this census and they were Nellie (20), Wenifred (sic) (18) and Michael (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English and, apart from Bridget, they all could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Patrick Laffey was the landholder.

 

House 3: Costello

Michael (66) was the head of this family and he was married and had 12 children but there was no wife listed in this entry. He lived with 6 of his children and they were, Martin (27), Julia Anne (21), Peter (18), Mary (13), Ellie (12) and Annie (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael was listed as being able to speak Irish and English but there was no entry for the others, so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Michael could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary, Ellie and Annie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. Michael Costello was the landholder.

 

House 4: Mannion

The head of this family was Bryan (50) and he had been married to Kate (48) for 2 years and they had 1 child Margaret (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bryan and Kate spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Bryan was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class house with 1 room and they had a fowl house. The landholder was Brian Mannion.

 

House 5: Costello

The head of the last house in Killooaun (Eyre) was the widow Mary (60) and she shared the house with 9 of her children and they were John (23), Bridget (25), James (21), Michael (19), Maggie (17), Maria (15), Patrick (13), Edward (11) and Harry (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Mary was listed as speaking Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. Mary was listed as a farmer, John, James and Michael were farmer’s sons and Patrick, Edward and Harry were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a dairy, a barn and a shed. The landholder was listed as Michael O’Connor Henchy.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were 5 houses in the townland of Killooaun (Eyre) and they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 3 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 5 was a 3rd class dwelling and the others were all 2nd class. House 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 15 out buildings, 2 stables, 4 cow houses, 2 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 3 barns and 2 sheds. There were 37 people living in the townland, 18 males and 19 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Duffy.

 

House 1: Laffey

The head of the first family was Patrick (50) and he was married to Bridget (44) and they lived with 5 of their children, Mary (14), Honor (11), Ellen (8), Winefred (sic) (4) and Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English. Winefred (sic) and Michael could not read, Bridget and Ellen could read only and the others could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary, Honor and Ellen were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Laffey.

 

House 2: Queeney [ii]

Michael (70) was the head of this family and he was married to Catherine (52) and they lived with their daughter, Bridget (18) and their son, James (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Catherine spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and James was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Michael Sweeney.

 

House 3: Costello

The head of this family was John (40) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 8 of their children and they were, John (15), Bridget (13), James (12), Michael (11), Margaret (9), Maria (7), Patrick (5) and Edward (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (40) and Mary spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could mean that they only spoke English. Maria, Patrick and Edward could not read and the others could all read and write. John (40) was a shepherd, John (15) was a shepherd’s son and Bridget, James, Michael and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was James Costello.

 

House 4: Costello

The head of the 13 member Costello family in house 4 was Michael (50) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 11 of their children and they were, John (20), Hanoria (sic) (18), Martin (17), Michael (15), James (13), Julia (12), Kate (11), Peter (9), Bridget (6), Mary (4) and Ellen (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (50) and Mary (40) spoke Irish and English and, apart from Bridget, Mary (4) and Ellen, they all could read and write. Michael was a farmer, John and Martin were farmer’s sons, Hanoria (sic) was a farmer’s daughter and Michael (15), James, Julia, Kate and Peter were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Michael Costello.

 

House 5: Raftery

The head of this family was John (80) and he was married but there was no wife entered in this entry. He lived with his daughter, Kate (28) and son, James (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Kate spoke Irish and English and only Kate and James could read and write. John was listed as being a Catties (sic), Kate was a housekeeper and James was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a fowl house. John Raftery was the landholder.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation

James F. Browne was the main immediate lessor in the townland and he 295 acres, 1 rood and 33 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £56. He also leased a number of tenements. Thomas Mannion leased a house and offices on 14 acres, 3 roods and 31 perches of land for £4 for the land and 10s for the buildings, John Mullin leased a house for 2s, Patrick Quinn leased a house and offices on 21 acres, 1 rood and 13 perches of land for £8 for the land and 10s for the buildings and John Laffy (sic) leased a house on 3 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches for £2 for the land and 5s for the house. Mary Galvin leased 1 rood and 10 perches of land for 5s, David Rutledge leased 21 acres and 34 perches of land for £13 10s and James L. Foster leased 11 acres and 23 perches of land from Andrew Browne for £8 10s. There were 34 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches of water in the townland.

 

[i] Possibly Sweeney

[ii] Possibly Sweeney

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