Shanafaraghaun

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Shanafaraghaun/Seana farach abhainn meaning old land of the shelves of the river

Author: Tomas O Flatharta

Names:

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, the standard name given to this townland was Shanafaraghaun and Seana farach abhainn was its official Irish name.  Other names given to this townland were Shinnecarrechane and Shumecarrehane (O’ Donovan’s Field Name Books), Shannafarraghaun (By. Surveyors Sketch Map), Shannafarrahane (Co. Cess Collector), Shanfaraghaun (County Map), ½ Baron de Rosse et com Galway (Inquis. Tempo. Gul. ?), Shanafarraghaun (Local), Shanafarraghane (Mearsman), Shanaforahane (Rental), Shanafaraghane (Rev. Michl. Heraty, P.P [also spelled Heraghty]) and Seanadh Farracháin (Logainm.ie).

According to Coimisiúin na Logainmneacha (logainm.ie), Shanafaraghaun had two mountains (or mountain ranges) and two sub townlands.  The mountains were Benwee (Bin Bhuí) and Leynabricka (Log na Brice).  The two sub townlands were Shanafaraghaun Beg (Seanadh Farracháin Beag) and Shanafaraghaun More (Seanadh Farracháin Mór).

Situation: This townland was located on north side of the Ross parish.  It was bounded on the north by the parish of Aughagower, Mayo, bounded west by Townalee, bounded south by Gowlaun and Loughnefooey and on the east by Dhuletther.

Description:

Down Survey: The Down Survey was a cadastral survey of Ireland carried out by William Petty, English scientist in 1655 and 1656.  The survey was apparently called the “Down Survey” by Petty because the results were set down in maps ‘‘admeasurement down’ was used; it is referred to by that name in Petty’s will.’ (Wikipedia).  The name used by the Down Survey for this village was Shannacarraghan.  In 1641, the owner for this townland was Sir Robert Cressey, who was a Protestant,.  In 1670, the owner was still Sir Robert Cressey (Protestant).  There was 580 plantation acres of unprofitable and 50 plantation acres of profitable land.  50 plantation acres were forfeited.

O’ Donovan’s (1838): The proprietor for this village was Lord Kilmain of Neill and  the agent was Charles Cromie, Esq., Annefield, Hollymount.  The soil was a great part steep rough heathy mountain, some arable do. (sic.) and coarse pasture.  This village was held under lease with a rent of £40.  The Co. Cess paid 11¼ d. per acre half yearly for 49 acres.  There was a large village with straggling houses detached called Shannafarraghaun-more and another small village called Shannafarraghaunbeg.  There was also a public school in this village.  No antiquities.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Shanafaraghaun had 1641 acres, 1 rood and 29 perches.  Total valuation for this village was £39.12s.0d.  The immediate lessor was Lord Kilmaine.  This village was divided into two plots.

Plot 1 was composed of 706 acres, 3 roods and 25 perches.  This plot was divided into  6 sub-plots labelled a,b,c,d,e and f. a was owned by Patrick Burke, b was owned by Stephen Joyce, c was owned by Martin Joyce, d was owned by Stephen Joyce, jun., e was owned by Patrick Joyce and f was owned by Thomas Burke.  Total valuation for this plot was £19.12s.0d.

Plot 1 a Patrick Burke had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £2.3s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.7s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.10s.0d.

Plot 1 b Stephen Joyce had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £2.3s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.7s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.10s.0d.

Plot 1 c Martin Joyce had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £4.6s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £4.16s.0d.

Plot 1 d Stephen Joyce, jun. had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £2.3s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.7s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.10s.0d.

Plot 1 e Patrick Joyce had a house and land.  The land was valued at £2.3s.0d. and the house was valued at £0.7s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.10s.0d.

Plot 1 f Thomas Burke had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £4.6s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £4.16s.0d.

Plot 2 was composed of 934 acres, 2 roods and 4 perches.  This plot was divided into  6 sub-plots labelled a,b,c,d,e and f. a was owned by Catherine Coyne, b was owned by Michael Joyce, c was owned by Luke Burke, d was owned by Anthony Joyce , e was owned by Martin Joyce and f was owned by Honoria Joyce.  Total valuation for this plot was £20.0s.0d.

Plot 2 a Catherine Coyne had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £3.10s.0d. and the buildings was valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £4.0s.0d.

Plot 2 b Michael Joyce had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £3.10s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £4.0s.0d.

Plot 2 c Luke Burke had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £3.10s.0d. and the house was valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £4.0s.0d.

Plot 2 d Anthony Joyce had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £3.10s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £4.0s.0d.

Plot 2 e Martin Joyce had a house and land.  The land was valued at £1.15s.0d. and the house was valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.0s.0d.

Plot 2 f Honoria Joyce had a house and land.  The land was valued at £1.15s.0d. and the house was valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.0s.0d.

 

Census 1901

According to the 1901 census, there were 22 buildings in this village and 21 of them were inhabited.  House numbered 22 was a national school.  The Enumerator’s Abstract (Form N), and the Out-Offices and Farm Steadings Return (Form B2) is incomplete.  For the Enumeartor’s Abstract (Form N), houses numbered 12 to 21 are missing.  In the Out-Offices and Farm Steadings Return (Form B2) houses numbered 16 to 21 are missing.

 

House 1-Mary Burke

Mary Burke (50) lived in household numbered 1 with her son, two step daughters and another person (was not stated what relation to Mary).  Her son was James Burke (18).  Her step daughters were Lizzie Connolly (23) and Rebecca Melvin (21).  The other person was Helen Melvin (1).  Mary was a farmer.  Lizzie and Rebecca were the only two people in this household who could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Mary and James spoke Irish and English.  The rest of the household spoke English only or were too young to talk.  Helen was born in America; the rest of the household was born in Galway.  Mary and James were both Roman Catholics and the rest of the household were Protestant Episcopalian.  They had a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a barn.

 

House 2-James and Catherine Burke

James (60) and Catherine (55) Burke resided in house numbered 2 with their five children.  Their children were Anthony (25), Mary (22), Sarah (20), Margaret (18), and Ellen (12).  James was a farmer and Ellen was a scholar.  Catherine could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Galway.  Everyone in this household was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 3-Patrick and Bridget Lydon

Patrick (42) and Bridget (40) Lydon lived in house numbered 3 with their seven children.  Their children were Mary (13), Michael (11), Patrick (10), Martin (8), Philip (7), Bridget (3) and Sarah (2 months).  Patrick (Snr.) was a farmer.  Mary, Michael, Patrick and Martin were scholars.  Mary, Michael and Patrick (Jnr.) could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Sarah was too young to talk. Bridget (Snr.) and Bridget spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a barn.

 

House 4-Sarah Joyce

Sarah Joyce (49) resided in house 4 with her three children.  Her children were Kate (16), Patrick (14) and Sarah (12).  Sarah (Snr.) was a farmer.  Sarah (Snr.) could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house.

 

House 5- John F. and Catherine Joyce

John F. (60) and Catherine (55) Joyce lived in house 5 with their eight children.  Their children were Bridget (30), Patrick (28), Margaret (26), Michael (24), Martin (22), William (20), James (17) and Kate (15).  John F. was a farmer.  The parents could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway.  Everyone in this household was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 6-William and Anne Burke

William (48) and Anne (48) Burke resided in house 6 with their four children and their grandson.  Their children were Bridget (24), Patrick (16), Ellen (12), Michael (8) and John (2).  William was a farmer.  Ellen and Michael were scholars.  The parents, Michael and John could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  John was too young to talk, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 7-Michael Keane

Michael Keane (65) lived in house 7.  Michael was a shopkeeper and Grocer.  Michael could not read or write and spoke Irish and English.  He was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  He lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  He had a cow house.  Michael’s landlord was Anthony M. Joyce.

 

House 8-Mary Joyce

Mary Joyce (65) resided in house 8.  Mary was a farmer.  Mary could not read or write and spoke Irish only.  Mary was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  She lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  She had a piggery and a barn.

 

House 9- Nappy Joyce

Nappy Joyce (70) lived in house 9. Nappy listed her occupation as ‘No occupation’.  Nappy could not read or write and spoke Irish only.  Nappy was Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.  She lived in a 4th class house with one room.  She had no out-offices or farm steadings.  Her landlord was John A. Joyce.

 

House 10- John M. and Bridget Joyce

John M. (66) and Bridget (42) Joyce resided in house 10 with their nine children.  Their children were John (30), Thomas (21), Stephen (17), Margaret (15), Anne (11), William (9), Ellen (7), Sarah (4) and Honor (2).  John M. was a farmer and Anne was a scholar.  Thomas, Stephen, Margaret and Anne could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Sarah and Honor spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a barn.  

 

House 11-Anthony M. and Bridget Joyce

Anthony M. (65) and Bridget (60) Joyce lived in house 11 with their son and grandson.  Their son was Michael (26) and their grandson was Michael (16).  Anthony M. was a farmer.  The parents could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  The parents spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 12- Michael and Honor McGing

Michael (45) and Honor (40) McGing resided in house 12 with their six children.  Their children were Mary (20), Michael (14), Sarah (12), John (10), Kate (6) and Patrick (1).  Michael was a farmer.  Sarah and John were scholars.  Michael (Jnr.), Sarah and John could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Patrick was too young to talk, Honor spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway.  They lived in a 3rd class with two rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 13-John and Kate Coyne

John (45) and Kate (42) Coyne lived in house 13 with their eight children.  Their children were Mary (18), Thomas (17), Michael (12), Bridget (10), Kate (7), Martin (5), Anthony (3) and Anne (3 months).  John was a farmer.  Michael, Bridget and Kate (Jnr.) were scholars.  Thomas, Michael and Bridget could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Anne was too young to talk, Kate (Snr.) and Anthony spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 14-Mary A. Joyce

Mary A. Joyce (67) lived in house numbered 14.  Mary A. was a farmer.  Mary A. could not read or write and spoke English and Irish.  Mary was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  She lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 15- Thomas Joyce

Thomas Joyce J. (80) resided in house numbered 15 with his adopted son, niece, grand nephew and grand niece. His adopted son was Martin Keane (25), his niece was Nora Keane (29), his grand nephew was Pat Keane (3) and his grand niece was Mary Keane (1 month).  Thomas and Martin were farmers.  Nora could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Mary was too young to talk, Martin spoke Irish and English, the rest of the people in this household spoke Irish only.  Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 16- John A and Catherine Joyce

John A (40) and Catherine (30) Joyce lived in house numbered 16 with Catherine’s mother, Bridget Joyce (60).  John was a farmer.  Nobody in this household could read or write.  John spoke Irish and English.  Catherine and Bridget spoke Irish only.  Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  The ‘Return of Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings’ (Form B2) is incomplete and the form for houses numbered 16 to 21 are missing.

 

House 17-Martin and Mary Burke

Martin (36) and Mary (36) Burke resided in house numbered 17 with their five children.  Their children were Patrick (10), Anne (8), Bridget (6), Catherine (2) and Thomas (3 months).  Martin was a farmer.  Patrick and Anne were scholars.  Patrick could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Catherine and Thomas were too young to talk, Bridget spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.

 

House 18-Thomas H. and Margaret Joyce

Thomas H. (50) and Margaret (45) Joyce lived in household numbered 18 with their nine children.  Their children were Henry (22), Mary (19), Thomas (17), John (13), Anthony (11), Catherine (9), William (7), Michael (5) and Peter (3).  Thomas H. was a farmer and a stone mason.  Anthony, Catherine and William were scholars.  Thomas H., Margaret, William, Michael and Peter could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Peter was too young to talk, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.

 

House 19-Thomas and Anne Joyce

Thomas (30) and Anne (28) Joyce resided in house numbered 19 with their daughter, Mary (2 months).  Thomas was a farmer.  No one in this household could read or write.  Mary was too young to talk, the parents spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway.  They lived in a 3rd class house with one room.

 

House 20-Michael and Mary Joyce

Michael (48) and Mary (48) Joyce lived in house numbered 20 with their two children. Their children were Mary (20) and Catherine (15).  Michael was a farmer.  The parents could not read or write, the rest of the household could.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English, was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.

 

House 21-Michael Burke

Michael Burke (67) lived in household numbered 21 with his two children, son in law and grandson.  His children were Kate Laffy (25) and Patrick Laffy (3). His son in law was John Laffy (27).  His grandson was John Staunton (14).  Michael was a farmer.  Michael, Kate and John could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Patrick spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.

 

Census 1911

Ten years later the census questions were expanded to include the following: Particulars as to Marriage (which included – completed years the present marriage has lasted, children born alive to present marriage, total children born alive to this marriage, and children still living).  There were 24 houses in this village and 22 of them were inhabited.  Household numbered 13 was unoccupied and was owned by Mary Joyce (Anthony).  House numbered 24 was ordinary national school.  There were 63 males in this village and 52 females.  Everyone in this village was Roman Catholic.  Everyone in this village was born in Co. Galway, except household numbered 15.  The Enumerators Abstract (Form N.) for this townland is incomplete; the Enumerator’s abstract for houses numbered one to eleven is missing.  There were 54 out offices or farm steadings in Shanafaraghaun in 1911 according to the Return of Out-Offices and Farm Steadings (Form B.2.).  There were six stables, seventeen cow houses, seven calf houses, fifteen piggeries, six fowl houses, one potato house and two sheds.  This village had six missing households from the 1901 census.  These households were household numbered 1 with Mary Burke, household numbered 7 with Michael Keane, household numbered 8 with Mary Joyce, household numbered 11 with Anthony M and Bridget Joyce, household numbered 14 with Mary A. Joyce and household numbered 16 with John A. and Catherine Joyce.  There were seven new houses in this village in 1911.  These houses were household numbered 7 with Mary O Brien, household numbered 8 with Thomas and Mary Joyce, household numbered 10 with Anthony and Bridget Joyce, household numbered 12 with John Joyce (Anthony) and Kate Joyce, household numbered 14 with William and Mareainne O Brien, household numbered 15 with Michael Keane and household numbered 22 with James Connolly.

 

House 1-Martin and Honor Keane  

Martin (41) and Honor (called Nora in 1901) (43) Keane resided in house 1 with their five children and Honor’s mother, Mary Joyce (75).  Their children were Pat (13), Mary (10), Bridget (7), Thomas (3) and John (9 months).  There was no mention of Thomas Joyce in this 1911 census.  Martin and Honor were married for 14 years, had six children and five of them survived until 1911.  Martin was a farmer.  Pat, Mary and Bridget were scholars.  Pat could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Bridget, Thomas and John spoke English only or were too young to talk.  The rest of the household spoke English and Irish.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 2-James Burke

James Burke (72) lived in house numbered 2 with his two children, daughter in law and grandchild.  His children were Anthony (38) and Ellen (22).  James daughter in law was Bridget Burke (40).  James grandchild was Pat Keane (8).  There was no mention of Catherine, Mary, Sarah or Margaret in this 1911 census.  James was widowed.  Bridget was married for under one year and had no children.  James was a farmer. Pat was a scholar.  Bridget and Pat could not read or write, the rest of the household could read or write.  Pat spoke English only, the rest of the household spoke English and Irish.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 3- Pat and Bridget Lyden

Pat (called Patrick in 1901) (53) and Bridget (53) Lyden resided in house numbered 3, previously numbered house 3 in 1901, with their six children.  Their children were Michael (24), Pat (called Patrick in 1901) (22), Martin (18), Philip (15), Bridget (12) and Sarah (10). There was no mention in of Mary in this 1911 census. Pat (Snr.) and Bridget (Snr.) were married for 27 years, had eight children and seven of them survived until 1911.  Pat (Snr.) was a farmer.  Philip, Bridget (Jnr.) and Sarah were scholars.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  Pat (Snr.), Michael and Martin could not read or write, Bridget could read only, the rest of the household could read and write.   They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house and a piggery.

 

House 4- Sarah Joyce  

Sarah Joyce (69) lived in house numbered 4, previously numbered house 4 in 1901, with her son, daughter in law and granddaughter. Sarah’s son was Pat (called Patrick in 1901) (28), Sarah’s daughter in law was Bridget (24) and Sarah’s granddaughter was Mary (3 months).  This 1911 census did not mention Kate or Sarah (12).  Sarah was a widow.  Sarah was married for 18 years, had five children and three of them were still alive at the time of this census.  Pat and Bridget were married for two years, had two children and one of them was still alive by the time of the 1911 census.  Pat was a farmer.  Sarah spoke Irish only, Pat and Bridget spoke Irish and English.  Mary spoke English only.  Bridget could read and write, the rest of the household could not read and write.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house and a piggery.

 

House 5- John and Kate Joyce

John Joyce (Tom) (called John F. in the 1901 census) (74) and Kate (called Catherine in 1901 census) Joyce (69) lived in household numbered 5 with their two children.  Their children were William (27) and James (25).  There was no mention of Bridget, Patrick, Margaret, Michael, Martin or Kate in this 1911 census.  John and Kate were married for 43 years, had ten children and eight of them survived until 1911.  John was a farmer.  James could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house.

 

House 6-John and Bridget Joyce

John Joyce (Martin) (called John m Joyce in 1901) (77) and Bridget Joyce (55) lived in house numbered 6 with their seven children.  Their children were John (43), William (19), Ellen (16), Sarah (14), Norah (called Honor in 1901) (13), Anthony (8) and Julia (7).  Thomas, Stephen, Margaret and Anne were not mentioned in this 1911 census.  John and Bridget were married for 35 years, had fourteen children and twelve of them were alive at the time of this 1911 census.  John was a farmer. Sarah, Norah, Anthony and Julia were scholars. John (Snr.), William, Ellen, Sarah and Norah could read and write, the rest of the household could not read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms.  They had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery.

 

House 7- Mary O Brien  

Mary O Brien (75) lived in household numbered 7, this was a new household in this village between 1901 to 1911,.  Mary was a widow.  She was married for thirteen years, had five children and three of them had survived by the time of this 1911 census.  Mary did not state her occupation in this form.  Mary could not read and spoke Irish only.  She lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  She had no out-offices or farm steadings.  Her landlord was William O Brien.

 

House 8- Thomas and Mary Joyce

Thomas Joyce (Martin) (68) and Mary Joyce (56) resided in house numbered 8, this was a new household in this village between the 1901 census and 1911 census,  with their four children.  Their children were Mary (18), John (16), Thomas (13) and Michael (12).  Thomas (Snr.) and Mary were married for 24 years, had seven children and six of them had survived.  Thomas (Snr.) was a farmer.  John, Thomas and Michael were scholars.  Thomas (Snr.) could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with two rooms.  They had a shed.

 

House 9- Michael and Honor McGing

Michael (69) and Honor (56) McGing lived in house numbered 9, previously numbered house 12, with their three children.  Their children were John (21), Kate (16) and Pat (called Patrick in 1901) (12).  There was no mention of Mary, Michael or Sarah in this 1911 census.  Michael and Honor were married for 33 years, had eight children and seven of them survived until 1911.  Michael was a farmer.  Kate and Pat were scholars.  The parents could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house.

House 10- Anthony and Bridget Joyce

Anthony (80) and Bridget (75) Joyce resided in house numbered 10, this was a new household in this village in 1911, with their son, daughter in law and five grandchildren.  Their son was Michael (45), their daughter in law was Maggie (28) and their grandchildren were Anthony (7), John (5), Michael (3), Thomas (1) and Mary (under 1 month).  Anthony (Snr.) and Bridget were married for 58 years, had nine children and five of them survived.  Micheal (Snr.) and Maggie were married for nine years, had five children and five of them survived.  Anthony (Snr.) was a farmer.  Anthony, John and Michael (Jnr.) were scholars.   Maggie could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Bridget spoke Irish only, Anthony (Snr.), Michael and Maggie spoke Irish and English.  The rest of the household spoke English only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house and a piggery.

 

House 11- John and Kate Coyne

John (65) and Kate (60) Coyne lived in house 11, previously numbered hose 13, with their seven children.  Their children were Michael (23), Bridget (18), Kate (16), Martin (15), Anthony (12), Anne (10) and Ellen (4).  There was no mention of Mary or Thomas in this 1911 census.  John and Kate (Snr.) were married for 30 years, had eleven children and nine of them survived.  John was a farmer.  Martin, Anthony and Anne were scholars.  The parents and Ellen could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Ellen was too young to talk, Kate (Snr.) spoke Irish only and the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 12-John (Anthony) and Kate Joyce  

John Joyce (Anthony) (58) and Kate (50) Joyce resided in house numbered 12, this was a new household in this village in 1911,.  John and Kate were married for 18 years and had no children.  John (Anthony) was a farmer. Neither John or Kate could read or write.  John spoke Irish and English.  Kate spoke Irish only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a stable, a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 13- This house was unoccupied

 

House 14-William and Mareairne O Brien

William (66) and Mareairne [sic] (60) O Brien lived in house numbered 14, this was a new household in this village in 1911, with their son, daughter in law and their two grandchildren.  Their son was Thomas (28), their daughter in law was Nellie (36) and their grandchildren were Mary (3) and Delia (3 months).  William and Mareairne were married for 42 years, had nine children and six of them survived until 1911.  Thomas and Nellie were married for four years, had two children and two of them survived until 1911.  William was a farmer.  William, Mary and Delia could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Mary and Delia were too young to talk, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.   They lived in a 2nd class house with four rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house and a shed.

 

House 15-Michael Keane

Michael Keane (74) lived in house numbered 15, this was a new household in this village in 1911, with his two grandchildren.  His grandchildren were Kate (4) and Michael (2).  Michael was a widower.  Michael was a farmer.  Michael spoke Irish and English.  The rest of the household was too young to talk or spoke English only.  No one in this household could read or write.  Michael was born in Mayo, Kate was born in England and Michael was born in Galway.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a stable.

 

House 16-William and Anne Burke

William (62) and Anne (62) Burke resided in house 16, previously numbered house 6, with their two children and daughter in law.  Their children were Pat (called Patrick in 1911) (25) and Michael (18). Their daughter in law was Catherine (25).  There was no mention of Bridget, Ellen or John in this 1911 census.  William and Anne were married for 40 years, had eight children and six of them had survived.  Pat and Catherine were married for less than a year and had no children.  William has a farmer.  The parents could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.   They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 17-Michael Burke

Michael Burke (79) lived in house 17, previously numbered house 21, with his two children and four grandchildren.  His children were Catherine Laffey (called Kate in 1901) (34) and Mary Stanton (50).  His grandchildren were Pat Laffey (called Patrick in 1901) (13), Michael Laffey (9), Bridget Laffey (7), Kate Laffey (1).  There was no mention of John Laffy or John Staunton in this 1911 census.  Michael (Snr.) was a widower.  Catherine was married for 14 years, had five children and four of them survived.  Mary was a widow, Mary was married for 11 years, had three children and all three of them survived.  Michael (Snr.) was a farmer.  Pat, Michael and Bridget were scholars.   Catherine, Mary and Pat could read or write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Michael (Snr.), Catherine, Mary and Pat spoke Irish and English.  The rest of the household was too young to talk or spoke English only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 18-Michael Joyce (Ned) and Mary Joyce

Michael Joyce (Ned) (69) and Mary Joyce (64) resided in house 18, previously numbered house 20, with their son, Pat Joyce (32).  There was no mention of Mary or Catherine in this 1911 census.  Micheal and Mary were married for 42 years had eleven children and five of them survived until 1911.  Michael was a farmer.  Pat could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Everyone in the household spoke Irish and English.  They had a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 19-Thomas Joyce (Henry) and Margaret Joyce

Thomas Joyce (Henry) (called Thomas H. in 1901) (62) and Margaret Joyce (55) lived in house 19, previously numbered house 18, with their four children.  Their children were Pat (31), Anthony (21), Michael (14) and Peter (12).  There was no mention of Henry, Mary, Thomas (17), John, Catherine or William in this 1911 census.  Thomas and Margaret were married for 33 years, had twelve children and ten of them survived until 1911.  Thomas was a farmer.  Michael and Peter were scholars.  Margaret could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 20-Martin and Mary Burke

Martin (53) and Mary (53) Burke lived in house numbered 20, previously numbered house 17, with their six children.  Their children were Bridget (19), Michael (17), Thomas (16), Kate (called Catherine in 1901) (12), John (9) and Maggie (7).  There was no mention of Patrick or Anne in this 1911 census.  Martin and Mary were married for 28 years, had eleven children and nine of them had survived until 1911.  Martin was a farmer.  Thomas, Kate, John and Maggie were scholars.  Everyone in this household spoke English and Irish.  The parents and Maggie could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 21-Thomas and Anne Joyce

Thomas (38) and Anne (38) Joyce resided in house 21, previously numbered house 19, with their three children.  Their children were Michael (8), Martin (6) and Bridget (1).  There was no mention of Mary in this 1911 census.  Thomas and Anne were married for 12 years, had six children and three of them survived until 1911.  Thomas was a farmer.  Michael and Martin were scholars.  Anne was able to read and write.  The rest of the household was not able to read or write.  The parents and Michael spoke Irish and English.  The rest of the household was too young to talk or talked English only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house.

 

House 22-James Connolly

James Connolly (30) resided in house 22, this was a new household in this village in 1911,. James was not married. James was agricultural labourer.  He could read and write and spoke Irish and English.  He lived in a 4th class house with one room. He had no out-offices or farm steadings.  His landlord was Michael McGing.

 

House 23-Nappy Joyce

Nappy Joyce (78) lived in house 23, previously numbered house 9,. Nappy did not state her occupation in this census.  Nappy could not read or write.  Nappy spoke Irish only.  They lived in a 4th class house with one room.  They had no out-offices or farm steadings.  His landlord was William O Brien.

 

House 24- This building was unoccupied and was the Shanafaraghaun Ordinary National School.

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