Moneen

An Móinín

Roger Harrison

Moneen / An Móinín                        Irish Grid: M 63862 40641

 

Author: Roger Harrison

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland is the property of Lord Clancarty who holds it under a deed for ever. It is a flat country all arable land of a good quality. The roads are in good repair. It is situated about a mile and a half S. West of Castle Blakeny. Amount of County Cess is £2. 3s. 5d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the N. West of the parish in the barony of Tiaquin is bounded by Ashfield, Killaghaan, Lissloughlin and Killamude East, in this parish and by Ballyara in the parish of Killoscobe 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

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 18 houses in Moneen and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete and houses 1, 17 and 18 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials. Houses 18 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 3, 8 and 16 were 3rd class and all the others were 2nd class. House 3 had between 2nad 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 8 and 16 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2, 4-7, 9-15 and 17 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows, house 1 had 5 or 6 rooms and 5 windows in the front and house 18 had house 18 had 12 or more rooms and 5 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 69 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 17 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 14 cow houses, a calf house, a dairy, 7 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, a boiling house, 7 barns, a turf house, a potato house, a workshop, 11 sheds and a shed. There were a total of 89 people in the townland, 48 males and 41 females. 1 male and 1 female were protestant and the others were all Roman Catholic. The enumerator was Const. Francis Ward.

 

House 1: Collins / Conneley (sic)

The head of the first house in Moneen was John (54) and he had been married to Honor (40) for 14 years and in that time they had had 8 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 9 children, Joseph (21)[i], Patrick (13), John (11), Maggie (10), William (8), Michael (7), Thomas (5), Julia (4) and Ellin (sic) (2) and also in the house at that time was a sister of Johns, Ellin Conneley(sic) (75), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Michael, Thomas, Julia and Ellin (2) all of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John (54) was listed as being a farmer, Joseph was a farmer’s son Patrick, John, Maggie and William were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. John Collins was the landholder.

 

House 1(b): Dunleavy

This family were listed on the residents for house 1 but they were not mentioned in the house and building return for this census. The head of this family was listed as being the widower Michael (50) and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Katie (15), Denis (12), Peter (9) and Norah (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke Irish and English. Michael, Katie and Denis could read write. Michael was a coachman and Denis and Peter were scholars.

 

House 2: Verdon / Connelly

The head of this family was James (72) and he had been married to Kate (49) for 20 years and they had had 8 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 7 of those children and they were, Josephine (17), Annie (16), Elly (sic) (15), James P. (14), Mary (12), John (9) and Angus (7) and also in the house was a servant, Michael Connelly (34). All were Roman Catholic and James, Kate, Josephine and Michael were born in Co. Galway but there were no places of birth listed for the others. They could all read and write. James was a pensioner R.I.C., Kate was a housekeeper, Annie, Elly (sic), James P. Mary, John and Angus were scholars and Michael Connelly was an agricultural labourer. 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 and a shed. The landholder was James Verdon.

 

House 3: Loughnane

The sole occupant of this house was Martin (69) and the was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read or write. His occupation was listed as being n agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. Martin was the landholder.

 

House 4: Kelly

 

Hubert (47) was the head of this household and he was married to Winifred (48) and they had been married for 27 years and in that time they had had 12 children but only 5 had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were Michael (16), Arthur (15), John (13), Annie (11) and Joseph (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Hubert and Winifred spoke Irish and English and the children all spoke only English. They could all read and write. Hubert was a shepherd and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. Hubert Kelly was the landholder.

 

House 5: Loughnane

The head of this family in house 5 was Patrick (49) and he had been married to Margaret (40) for 10 years and they had had 5 children. Those 5 children lived with them and they were Mary (8), Bridget (6), Margaret (5), Michael (2) and Thomas (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Margaret (40) spoke Irish and English and the children, apart from baby Thomas, spoke only English. Only Margaret (40) Mary and Bridget could read and write. Patrick was an agricultural labourer and Mary and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Patrick Loughnane was the landholder.

 

House 6: Burke

Edward (57) was listed as being the head of the family and he had been married to Mary (65) for 29 years and in that time they had had 4 children, of which 3 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, Thomas (28) and Edward (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Edward (57), could read and write. Edward (57) was a farmer and Edward (28) and Thomas were farmer’s sons. 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. Edward Burke was the landholder.

 

House 7: Ryan

The head of this household was John (38) and he lived with his sister Kate (26). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but only Kate could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had 2 cow houses and a barn. John Ryan was the landholder.

 

House 8: McLoughlin / Mannion

The head of this household was Thomas (55) and he lived with a niece, Mary Mannion (21). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Thomas was listed as being an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Thomas McLoughlin was the landholder.

 

House 9: Glynn

Michael (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (28) and the had been married for 4 years and they had had 2 children and they were Joe (3) and John (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Michael was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. Michael Glynn was the landholder.

 

House 10: Laffey / Mannion

The head of this family was Patrick (50) and he had been married to Anne (45) for 15 years and they had had 6 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with those 6 children, Martin (13), David (9), Patrick (2), Mary (14), Delia (11) and Nora (7) and also in the house was a brother, Edward Mannion (50). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (50), Anne (45) and Edward spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could suggest that they only spoke English. Patrick (2) could not read, Nora and Edward could read only and the others could all read and write. Patrick (50) was a farmer, Edward was an agricultural labourer and Martin, David, Mary, Delia and Nora were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. Patrick Laffey was the landholder.

 

House 11: Higgins

The widow Mary (50) was listed as the head of this family and she lived with 4 of her children, Martin (21), Katie (19), Norah (17) and James (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and they could all read and write. Mary was a farmer, Martin was an agricultural labourer, Kate and Nora were farmer’s daughters and James was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Thomas Healy was listed as the landholder.

 

House 12: Burke / McDonagh

James (69) was the herd of this family and he had been married to Mary (74) for 40 years but there were no children listed. They shared the house with their nephew Edward McDonagh (30) and he had been married to Mary McDonagh (34) for 4 years and they had had 3 children, James and Mary’s grandnephews and grandniece, James McDonagh (3), Mary McDonagh (1) and Patrick McDonagh (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James and Bridget spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Edward and Mary could read and write. James and Edward were farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a shed. James Burke was the landholder.

 

House 13: Collins

The head of this family was the widow, Catherine (55) and she shared the house with 3 of her children, John (22), Mary (21) and Patrick (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Catherine, they could all read and write. Catherine was listed as being a farmer, John and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Catherine Collins was the landholder.

 

House 14: Dolan

John (38) was the head of the family and he had been married to Bridget (32) for 7 years and they had had 3 children, J. Patrick (5), Michael (3) and Francis (1) and also in the house at that time was John’s mother, Bridget (82), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget (82) spoke Irish and English and Bridget (32), J. Patrick and Michael spoke only English. Only Bridget (32) could read and write. John was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. John Dolan was the landholder.

 

House 15: Coppinger / Watson

The widower John (72) was listed as the head of this household and he shared the house with the widow, Mary Watson (45). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. John was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a shed. John Coppinger was the landholder.

 

House 16: Dolan

The head of this family was the widow, Ellen (73) and she shared the house with 2 of her children, Henoria (sic) (28) and Frank (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. Ellen was a farmer, Henoria (sic) was a farmer’s daughter and Frank was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Ellen Dolan.

 

House 17: Dolan

The sole occupant of house 17 was the widow, Bridget (60) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Her occupation was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. Bridget Dolan was the landholder.

 

House 18: Malley / Joyce

Victor Frederick Finlay (42) was listed as being the head of this household and he had been married to Harriett (40) for 15 years but they had no children listed. They shared the house with a domestic servant, Ellen Joyce (30). Victor Frederick Finlay and Harriett were Church of Ireland and Victor Frederick Finlay was born in Dublin and Harriett was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Ellen was born in Co Galway and was a Roman Catholic. All could read and write. Victor Frederick Finlay was a Captain 4G Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers and Ellen was a domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 or more rooms with 8 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 2 cow houses, a calf house, a dairy, piggery, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn, a turf house, a potato house, workshop, 4 sheds and a store. The landholder was Nicholas Blake.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 18 houses in the townland of Moneen and they were all occupied. They were all listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete and houses 10 and 18 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 18 was a 1st class dwelling, house 10 was a 2nd class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 18 had 12 or more rooms and 12 windows in the front while all the others had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 84 people in the townland, 38 males and 46 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Goonan (sic).

 

House 1: Collins / Conneely

John (43) was the head of this family and he was married to Honor (30) and they lived with 5 of their children, James (12), Joseph (11), Patrick (3), John (2) and Marget (sic) (5mths). Also in the house were John’s sister, Ellin (sic) Conneely (65) and brother-in-law, John Conneely (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except John (2) and Marget (sic). Patrick, John (2), Marget (sic) and John Conneely could not read and the others could all read and write. John (43) was a farmer and James and Joseph were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and John Collins was the landholder.

 

House 1(b): Dunleavey

This family were also listed as living in house 1. Michael (37) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children and they were, Bridget (16), Ellen (7), Kate (4) and Denis (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Bridget (35) spoke Irish and English and only Michael, Bridget (35) and Bridget (16) could read and write. Michael was a cotter and Bridget (16) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Michael Dunleavey was the landholder.

House 2: Clancey

The head of this family was Patrick (60) and he was married to Mary (55) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Andrew (25), Edward (20) and Katie (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Mary spoke both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Andrew and Edward were farmer’s sons and Katie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and James Verdon was the landholder.

 

House 2 (b): Verden

James (63) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Kate (36) and they shared the house with 9 of their children and they were, Kate (16), Margret (14), Elizzie (sic) (9), Josephena (sic) (8), Anne (7), Ellen (5), James (4), Mary (2) and John (9mths). All were Roman Catholic and James (63), Kate (36) and Kate (16) were born in Co. Galway but there was no place of birth for the others. James (63) and Kate (36) spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. James (4), Mary and John could not read, Anne and Ellen could read only and all the others could read and write. James (63) was a pensioner R.I.C., Kate (36) and Kate (16) were in housekeeping, Margret, Elizzie (sic), Josephena (sic), Anne and Ellen were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and James Verdon was the landholder.

 

House 3: Brophy

Edward (73) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (71). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read or write. Edward was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Martin Loughnane was the landholder.

 

House 3 (b): Loughnane

The sole occupant of this part of the house was Martin (59) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English but could not read. His occupation was listed as being a workman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Martin Loughnane was the landholder.

 

House 4: Kelly

The head of Kelly family was Hubert (38) and he was married to Winnie (37) and they lived with 7 of their children, Mary (16), Delia (14), Maggie (7), Michael (6), Arthur (5), John B. (3) and Annie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Hubert and Winnie spoke Irish and English and the children, apart from young Annie, spoke only English. Hubert, Winnie, Delia and Maggie could read and write. Hubert was a farmer and Delia and Maggie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Hubert Kelly was the landholder.

 

House 5: Burke

The head of this family was Edward (44) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 4 of their children and they were, Thomas (19), Edward (18), Mary (16) and Martin (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Edward (44), Mary (40) and Thomas spoke Irish and English and the other children spoke only English. Apart from Edward (44), they could all read and write. Edward (44) was a farmer, Thomas and Edward (18) were labourers, Mary (16) was a housekeeper and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Edward Burke was the landholder.

 

House 6: Kelly

The sole occupant of this house was Bridget (60), a widow. She was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She could speak both Irish and English but could not read and she was listed as being a farmeress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Bridget Kelly.

 

House 7: Burke / Kelly / McDonough

Bridget (50) was the head of this household and she was married but there was no listing for a husband. She lived with her mother, Ellen Kelly (80) and her nephew, Edward McDonough (19). They were all Roman Catholic and Bridget was born in Co. Galway, Ellen was born in Co. Mayo and Edward was born in America. Bridget and Ellen could speak Irish and English and Edward spoke only English. They could all read and write. Bridget was a farmeress and Edward was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Bridget Burke.

 

House 8: Collins

Catherine (44), a widow, was listed as the head of this family and she lived with 4 of ther children and they were John (13), Mary (10), Ellin (sic) (8) and Patrick (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick could not read, Catherine could read only and the other children could all read and write. Catherine was a farmeress, John was listed as house (sic) and Mary and Ellin (sic) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Catherine Collins.

 

House 9: Dolan

The widower Patrick (80) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his sister, Bridget (50) and his son John (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper and John was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Dolan.

 

House 10: Dolan

The widow Ellin (sic) (45) was listed as being the head of this family and she lived with her daughter, Hanora (20) and her son, Frank (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Ellin (sic) and Frank could read only and Hanora could read and write. Ellin (sic) was a farmeress, Hanora was a farmer’s daughter and Frank was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Ellen Dolan.

 

House 11: Coppinger / Burke

The widower John (60) was the head of this family and he lived with his niece, Mary Burke (14). They were both Roman Catholic and John was born in Co. Galway and Mary was born in America. Both spoke Irish and English and John could read only and Mary could read and write. John was a farmer and Mary was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was John Coppinger.

 

House 12: Laffy / Mannion

The head of this household was Patrick (40) and he was married to Annie (35) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Mary (4), Martin (3) and Delia (2) and also a brother, Edward Mannion (38). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patrick and Annie could read and write. Patrick and Edward were farmers and the children were all listed as being scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Laffey.

 

House 13: Glynn

The widow Mary (70) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, the widower, Martin (42) and Michael (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. Mary was a farmeress and the sons were both labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Mary Glynn.

 

House 14: Ryan

The original of this census return was badly smeared so 2 of the Christian names could not be read cannot be read. The head of the family was John (54) and he was married to (?) (50) and they shared the house with a son (?) (26) and a daughter, Kate (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only the wife and Kate could read and write. John was a farmer, his wife was a farmer’s wife, the son was a farmer’s son and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was John Ryan.

 

House 15: Mogloughlin (sic) / Mannion

The head of this household was Thomas (36) and he shared the house with a niece, Mary Mannion (14). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was listed as Thomas McLoughlin.

 

House 16: Loughnane

The sole occupant of this house was Patrick (37) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Loughnane.

 

House 17: Dolan

The widow Bridget (40) was the head of this household and she lived with her son, Thomas (13). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget could speak Irish and English and Thomas could only speak English. Only Bridget could read and write. Bridget was listed as being a farmeress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Bridget Dolan.

 

House 18: O’Neill Power / Blake / Jordan / Fitzpatrick / Begley

The head of this household was Bernard (53) and he was married to Helen (52) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Lily (26), Nicholas (23), Georgena (sic) (21), Jane (20), Edward (18) and Elizabeth (15). There was a visitor in the house at that time, Francis J. Blake (27) and 4 servants, Jane Jordan (30), Ellen Fitzpatrick (19), Kate Fitzpatrick (22) and Anne Begley (24). They were all Roman Catholic. Bernard was born in Co. Kilkenny, Jane Jordan was born in Co. Meath, Ellen and Kate Fitzpatrick were born in Co. Westmeath and all the others were born in Co. Galway. There was no language entered for any of them, which could indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. Bernard had no profession, Jane (20), Edward and Elizabeth were scholars, Francis J. Blake was a gentleman farmer, Jane Jordan was a cook domestic servant, Ellen Fitzpatrick was a housemaid, Kate Fitzpatrick was a kitchen maid and Anne Begley was a parlour maid. The house was a 1st class house with 12 or more rooms and the landholder was Bernard O’Neil Power.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

James Blake owned 85 acres, 1 rood and 34 perches of land that had an annual ratable value of £82.

 

[i] Possibly from a previous marriage

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