Liscune Upper

Lios Comhain Uachtarach

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Liscune Upper / Lios Comhain Uachtarach                      Irish Grid M 70302 34394

 

Author: Roger Harrison

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

It is the property of Anthony Donellan, Esq. by deed for ever. The North and South parts all wet bog, the centre dry arable of middling quality. The houses and roads are in middling repair. It contains a.r.p. The County Cess is £10.19.11 including Lisscune Lower.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

It is situated about 4½ miles S. West of Ahascragh. Lies in the S. East of the parish in the barony of Kilconnel bounded by Lisscune Lower, White Park, Gortyroyan West and Gortyroyan East townlands in this parish, by Calla, Loughaclearybeg, Hillswood and Monaveen in the parish of Kilconnel in said barony.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Moneen.

 

 

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 a total of 9 houses in Liscune Upper and they were all listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2 and 8 were 3rd class dwellings and the others were all 2nd class. Houses 2 and 8 had between 2 and 4 rooms and had 2 windows in the front, Houses 1 and 4-7 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and houses 3 and 9 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 39 out buildings consisting of 6 stables, 9 cow houses, 3 calf houses, 8 piggeries, 1 fowl house, 7 barns, 1 potato house, 1 workshop and 3 sheds. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were 45 people in the townland, 27 males and 18 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. P. Kyne.

 

House 1: Healy

The head of the first family was Peter (67) and he had been married to Mary (57) for 32 years but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was no language listed for them but both could read and write. Peter was listed as being an agricultural labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Peter Healy.

 

House 2: Cassidy

The widower, John (78), was the head of this family and he shared the house with his son, Martin (31) and daughter-in-law, Catherine (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was listed as speaking both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. John was a shepherd and Martin was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Cassidy.

 

House 3: Kelly / Nutly (sic)

The head of this family was John Joe (48) and he shared the house with his brothers, Patrick (40) and William (37) and his sisters, Kate (35) and Grace (33) and also in the house at that time was a servant, John Nutly (sic) (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was language listed for any of the family, which could indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. John Joe and Patrick were farmers and John Nutly (sic) was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John J. Kelly.

 

House 4: Flanagan / Clancy

The head of this household was John (72) and he had been married to Delia (63) for 34 years and they had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, Mary K. (32), John (25), Thomas (22) and Edward (21) and also a servant, Frank Clancy (55). They were all born in Co. Galway, although there was no place of birth for John (72), and all were Roman Catholic. Delia and Frank spoke Irish and English and all, except Edward, could read and write. John (72) was a farmer, John (25) and Edward were farmer’s sons and Frank was a farm servant. 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 John Flanagan.

 

House 5: Barrett / Ward / Heavy / Baker

The head of this household was Laurence (43) and had been married to Annie (35) for 11 years and they had had 5 children of which 4 had survived. They shared the house with those 4 children and they were Thomas (10), Margaret Mary (8), Laurence (7), Michael (5). Also in the house were Annie’s sister, Kate Ward (25) and 2 boarders, Patrick Heavy (17) and Mary Baker (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was no language listed for any of the household. Apart from Michael, they could all read and write. Laurence (43) was a farmer, Thomas, Margaret and Laurence (7) were scholars, Patrick was a farm servant and Mary was a house servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. Laurence Barrett was the landholder.

 

House 6: Kenny

The widow, Bridget (78), was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (48), her daughter-in-law, Mary (56) and 3 of her grandchildren, Michael (18), Martin (17) and Joseph (12). Bridget had been married for 50 years and she had had 6 children, all of whom had survived and Patrick and Mary had been married for 29 years and they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English. All the family could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Michael and Martin were farmer’s sons and Joseph was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a potato house. Bridget Kenny was the landholder.

 

House 9: Duane

Michael (67) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (68) for 42 years and they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with their son, Michael John (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael could speak both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Michael and Michael John were carpenters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a barn and a workshop. Michael Duane was the landholder.

 

House 8: Kelly

The widow Honor (80) was the head of this family and she had been married for 50 years and had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. She lived in the house with her son Thomas (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Honor spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas could read and write. Thomas was an agricultural Labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Honor Kelly was the landholder.

 

House 9: Kelly

The head of the last family in Liscune Upper was John (60) and he had been married to Bridget (50) for 20 years and they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were Michael (19), Katie (19), Mary (17), Laurence (12) and Bridget (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write. John was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Kate was a farmer’s daughter and Mary, Laurence and Bridget 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 and a barn. John Kelly was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 10 houses in the townland of Liscune Upper and they were all listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2, 3 and 8 were 3rd class dwellings and the others were all 2nd class. Houses 2, 3 and 8 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 1, 7, 9 and 10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. Houses 6 and 9 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows, house 5 had 5 or 6 rooms and 6 windows and house 4 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 5 windows in the front. There were a total of 51 out buildings in the townland consisting of 10 stables, 9 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 9 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, a boiling house, 6 barns, 2 workshops, 8 sheds and 2 stores. There were a total of 52 people, 30 males and 22 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. William Byrne.

 

House 1: Healy

Peter (52) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (43). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter spoke Irish and English and both could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Mary was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and also had a stable, a cow house, a barn a dn a shed. Peter Healy was the landholder.

 

House 2: Cassidy

The head of this family was listed as being John (67) and he was married to Maria (56) and they shared the house with their son, Martin (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Maria spoke Irish and English and only John and Martin could read and write. John was a shepherd, Maria was a housekeeper and Martin was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was James Hession.

 

House 3: Higgins

The head of this family was the widower, Michael (42) and he shared the house with 2 daughters, Anne (11) and Kate (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke Irish and English and Kate could read only and Michael and Anne could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Anne and Kate were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms. Michael Higgins was the landholder.

 

House 4: Kelly

John J. (40) was the head of this family and he lived with his brother, William (30) and 2 sisters, Kate (32) and Grace (31). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only English and could read and write. John J. was a farmer, William was a farm labourer and Kate and Grace were housekeepers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, 2 piggeries, a barn, a shed and a store. John J. Kelly was the landholder.

 

House 5: Flanagan / Higgins

John (61) was the head of this household and he was married to Delia (49) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Mary K. (23), Patrick (22), Esther (20), John (15), Winafred (sic) (14), Thomas (13) and Edward J. (11) and also in the house was a servant, John Higgins (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only English. John Higgins could not read, Edward J. could read only and all the others could read and write. John (61) and Patrick were farmers, Delia was a housekeeper, John Higgins was working on the farm and John (15), Winafred (sic) and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and had 5 or 6 rooms and they had 5 stables, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn, a shed and a store. John Flanagan was the landholder.

 

House 6: Barrett / Larkin / Manning

The head of the family was the widow Bridget (80) and she shared the house with her son, Laurence (35) and he was married to Anne (30), Bridget’s granddaughter, Thomas (2mths), her cousin, Margaret Larkin (15) and 2 servants, Patrick Manning (25) and Thomas Manning (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and Anne spoke Irish and English and the others, apart from baby Thomas, spoke only English. Apart from baby Thomas, they could all read and write. Laurence was a farmer, Anne was a housekeeper, Margaret was a general servant domestic, Patrick Manning was a general servant and Thomas Manning was a workman. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. Bridget Barrett was the landholder.

 

House 7: Duane

Michael (54) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Honoria (52) and they lived with 3 of their children, Margaret (19), Celia (17) and Mi (sic) John (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael could speak Irish and English and they could all read and write. Michael was a carpenter, Honoria was a housekeeper and Mi (sic) John was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a workshop and a shed. Michael Duane was the landholder.

 

House 8: Kelly

The widow Honor (60) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Thomas (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Honor spoke Irish and English but neither of them could read. Honor was a housekeeper and Thomas was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a workshop and a shed. Honor Kelly was the landholder.

 

House 9: Kelly

The head of this Kelly family was John (47) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Michael (9), Kate (9), Mary (7), John (5) and Laurence (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (47) could speak both Irish and English. John (5) and Laurence could not read, Mary could read only and all the others could read and write. John (47) was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper and Michael, Kate, Mary and John (7) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. John Kelly was the landholder.

 

House 10: Kenny

The widow Bridget was the head of the last house in the townland and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (40) who was married to Marry (44) and 6 grandchildren, John (17), Patrick (13), Thomas (11), Michael (9), Martin (7) and Joseph (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English. Joseph could not read, Martin could read only and all the others could read and write. Bridget and Patrick were farmers, Mary was a housekeeper, John was a post messenger and Patrick, Thomas, Michael and Martin were scholars. The house they all lived in 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 Bridget Kenny.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Francis J. Connell owned 13 acres and 27 perches of bog with an annual ratable valuation of 2s and 60 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches of bog with an annual ratable valuation of 8s. Francis J. Connell leased a number of tenements in the townland, Nicholas Barrett leased 5 tenements, 1 acre, 3 roods and 8 perches of land for 10s, a house and offices on 8 acres, 2 roods and 12 perches of land for £4 for the land and £1 15s for the buildings, 26 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of land for £11 5s, 2 acres, 1 rood and 15 perches of land for 15s and 1 acre, 2 roods and 5 perches of land for 15s. Laurence Barrett leased 2 plots, 2 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches of land for 15s and a house and offices on 15 acres, 2 roods and 35 perches of land for £7 for the land and £1 15s for the buildings. John Barrett leased a house and offices on 9 acres and 34 perches of land for £4 5s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings. Michael Kelly leased 2 plots, a house and offices on 19 acres, 3 roods and 34 perches of land for £9 for the land and £1 10s for the buildings and 9 acres, 3 roods and 31 perches of land for £2. Bryan Kelly leased a house on 8 acres and 31 perches of land for £3 15s for the land and 10s for the house. John Lyons and Peter Callanan jointly leased 6 acres, 3 roods and 6 perches of bog for which they each paid 2s. Michael Barrett leased 2 tenements, a house and offices on 16 acres, 3 roods and 4 perches of land for £8 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings and 6 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land for £1 5s. John Kenny leased a house and offices on 23 acres and 9 perches of land for £8 for the land and £1 5s for the buildings. William Hussion (sic) leased a herd’s house on 42 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for £19 for the land and 10s for the buildings. Denis Walsh leased 2 tenements, a house of 3 acres and 12 perches of land for £1 10s for the land and 10s for the house and 3 acres, 1 rood and 14 perches of land for 15s. Simon Nutley leased 2 plots, a house on 7 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches of land for £3 10s for the land and 5s for the house and 2 acres of land for 5s.

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