Tiernakill South

Tír na Cille Theas

Tomas O Flatharta

Tiernakill South

Tiernakill South/Tír na Cille meaning land of the church

Author: Tomas O Flatharta

Names:

According to O’ Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, the standard name given to the townland was Tiernakill South and Tír na Cille was the official Irish name for this village. Other names given to this village was Teernakill (Co. Cess Collector), Teernakilla (Local) and Tiernakill (Tithe Ledger).

According to Coimisiúin na Logainmneacha (logainm.ie), Tiernakill South has a river, three bridges, one man made feature and two minor features. This village has a river called the Failmore River (Abhainn Thír na Cille), the three bridges which are the Shaughnessy’s Bridge (Droichead an Easa), Teernakill Bridge (Droichead Thír na Cille) and a another bridge of the same name, Teernakill Bridge (Droichead Thír na Cille). There is also a man made feature of a well called Saint Patrick’s Holy Well (Tobar Phádraig). The two minor features to be found in the townland are Bunavockaun (Bun an Bhocáin) and Tullaghy (Tulacha).

Situation

Tiernakill South is situated on the south side of the Ross parish. It is bounded on the north by the townlands of Tiernakill North, Cur and Baurslievnaroy. Bounded west by the Parish of Moyrus. Tiernakill South is bounded south by the parish of Kilcummin and bounded east by Lough Corrib and the parish of Cong.

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 Turkillogh in Crumlyn. In 1641, the owner for this townland was James Darcy who was a Catholic. In 1670 the owner was the College of Dublin (Protestant). There was 152 acres of unprofitable land in this village. There was 50 acres of profitable land and 50 acres were forfeited.

O’ Donovans (1838):

The proprietor for this village was the Provost of Trinity College of Dublin. The agent was Allexander Nesbitt, Esq., Junr., 96 Stephen’s Green South, Dublin. The soil was all mountain. Some of this soil was steep heathy pasture and parts were coarse heathy and mixed pasture. There was some arable mountain with tillage. Crops not good. Co. Cess paid 11¼ d. per acre for – acres. There was a holy well in this village called St. Patrick’s Well. There was also a mention of Curkogue mameam and Lough Bridge.

 

Griffiths Valuation

According to Griffiths Valuation, Tiernakill South had 4766 acres, 1 rood and 31 perches. Total valuation for this village was £51.15s.0d. The immediate lessors for this townland were the Provost and Fellows of T.C.D. (Trinity College Dublin) for plot 1 a and Anthony Coyne for plot 1 b. This village had one plot.

Plot 1 was composed of 4766 acres, 1 rood and 0 perches. This plot was divided into plots labelled a and b. a was owned by Anthony Coyne and b was owned by John Coyne. Total valuation for this plot was £51.15s.0d.

Plot 1 a Anthony Coyne had herd’s houses and land. The land was valued at £47.10s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £1.10s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £49.0s.0d.

Plot 1 b John Coyne had a house and land. The land was valued at £2.10s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.5s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £2.15s.0d.

 

1901 Census

The 1901 census states there was eight buildings in this village, seven of these buildings were occupied. House numbered 8 was unoccupied. The landowner for this building was Lord Ardilaun. There were 17 males and 20 females in this village. Everyone in this village was Roman Catholic. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. There were 12 outhouses or farm steadings in this village. There was six cow houses and six piggeries.

House 1-Anthony and Maggie Joyce

Anthony (35) and Maggie (27) Joyce lived in house 1 with Anthony’s sister and brother. Anthony’s sister was Kate Joyce (25) and Anthony’s brother was John Joyce (20). Anthony was a herd. Anthony and Maggie could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Both Anthony and Maggie spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery. The landlord for this household was Lord Ardilaun.

House 2-Anne Joyce

Anne Joyce (50) resided in house 2 with her four children and a relative. Her children were Martin (22), Mary (19), Walter (17) and Thomas (13). Anne’s relative was Sarah Joyce (4). Anne was a farmer. Anne, Martin and Sarah could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Anne spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

House 3- Patrick and Mary Joyce

Patrick (70) and Mary (53) Joyce occupied house 3 with their four children. Their children were Ellen (21), Michael (18), Peter (13) and Annie (9). Patrick was a farmer. Peter and Annie were scholars. Mary could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Mary spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

House 4- Thomas and Julia Joyce

Thomas (34) and Julia (28) Joyce lived in house 4 with their daughter, Mary (1). Thomas was an agricultural labourer. Thomas could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Mary was too young to talk, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with one room. They had no out-offices or farm steadings. The landlord for this household was Patrick Joyce.

House 5- Martin and Maria Joyce

Martin (64) and Maria (54) Joyce resided in house 5 with their four children. Their children were Norah (26), Joseph (17), Maggie (15) and Thomas (10). Martin was a farmer. Maggie and Thomas were scholars. Martin 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 and a piggery.

House 6-Patrick and Mary McGovern

Patrick (70) and Mary (60) McGovern lived in house 6 with their three children. Their children were Edward (22), Bab (18) and Honor (15). Patrick was a farmer. No one in this household could read or write. Patrick and Mary spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

House 7-Bridget Joyce

Bridget Joyce (58) resided in house 7 with her son, daughter in law and four grandchildren. Bridget’s son was Patrick (32), her daughter in law was Margaret (30) and her grandchildren were John (7), Bridget (5), Mary (3) and Michael (3 months). Bridget (Snr.) was a farmer. Patrick was a farmer and labourer. John and Bridget (Jnr.) were scholars. Patrick could read and write, the rest of the household could not read and write. Patrick and Margaret spoke Irish and English. Micheal was too young to talk. The rest of the household spoke Irish only. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

1911 Census

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 nine houses in this village in 1911 and all of them were occupied. There was two new households in this village. These housesholds were John and Sabina Maguire in house numbered 7 and Thomas and Mary Lydon in house numbered 8. Everyone in this village was Roman Catholic. There was 15 out houses or farm steadings in this village. There was three stables, nine cow houses, two piggeries and one fowl house.

House 1-Anne Joyce

Anne Joyce (72) resided in house numbered 1, previously numbered house 2, with her son and grandchild. On the night of the census they had a visitor. Anne’s son was Walter (30), Anne’s grandchild was Sarah (15). The visitor was John Lyden (61). There was no mention of Martin, Mary or Thomas in this 1911 census. Anne was a widow. She was married for 25 years, had twelve children and eight of them were alive at the time of this census. Sarah was a scholar and John was an agricultural labourer. Anne could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Anne spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. John was born in Mayo, the rest of the household were born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house.

House 2- Bridget Joyce

Bridget Joyce (75) lived in house numbered 2, previously numbered house 7, with her daughter in law and five grandchildren. Her daughter in law was Maggie (called Margaret in 1901) (40). Her grandchildren were John Joyce (called John in 1901) (17), Bridget (14), Mary (12) and Michael (10). There was no mention of John (32) in this 1911 census. Bridget (Snr.) and Maggie were widows. Maggie was married for sixteen years, had four children and four of them were alive at the time of this census in 1911. Bridget (Jnr.), Mary and Michael were scholars. Bridget (Snr.) and Maggie could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Micheal spoke English only. Bridget spoke Irish only. The rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

House 3- Mary McGovern

Mary McGovern (71) resided in house 3, previously numbered house 6, with her son, Edward (34). There was no mention of Patrick, Bab or Honor in this 1911 census. Mary was a widow. She was married for 52 years, had eleven children and seven of them were alive by the time of this 1911 census. Mary could not read or write, Edward could read and write. Mary spoke Irish only, Edward spoke Irish and English. Both Mary and Edward were born in Galway. The lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a stable and two cow houses.

House 4-Martin and Maria Joyce

Martin (77) and Maria (67) Joyce occupied house 4, previously numbered house 5, with their three children. Their children were Norah (35), Joseph (26) and Thomas (20). There was no mention of Maggie in this 1911 census. Martin and Maria were married for 43 years, had twelve children and seven of them were alive at the time of this census in 1911. Martin was a farmer. Martin and Norah could not read and write, the rest of the household could read and write. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English and was born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms. They had a stable and a cow house.

House 5-Thomas and Julia Joyce

Thomas (45) and Julia (40) Joyce lived in house 5, previously numbered house 4, with their three children. Their children were Kate (6), Ellen (2) and Julia (under 4 months). There was no mention of Mary in this 1911 census. Thomas and Julia (Snr.) were married for 11 years, had seven children and four of them were alive at the time of this 1911 census. Thomas was a farmer and Kate was a scholar. The parents could read and write, their children could not read or write. The parents spoke Irish and English, the rest of the household spoke English only or were too young to talk. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 4th class house with one room. They had a cow house.

House 6-Patrick and Mary Joyce

Patrick (80) and Mary (68) Joyce occupied house 6, previously numbered house 3, with their two children and grandson. Their children were Peter (24), Anne (called Annie in 1901) (21) and Michael (10). There was no mention of Ellen or Michael (18) in this 1911 census. Patrick and Mary were married for 47 years, had nine children and nine of them were alive by the time the 1911 census was being taken. Patrick was a farmer and Michael was a scholar. Mary could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Michael spoke English only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Michael was born in Durham, England and the rest of the household was born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had two cow houses.

House 7-John and Sabina Maguire

John (37) and Sabina (30) Maguire lived in house 7, this was a new household in this village. They had two children and a servant. Their children were John J.C. (5) and Michael P. (4). Their servant was Bridget Cassidy (16). John and Sabina were married for 7 years, had two children and both of these children were alive at the time of the 1911 census. John was a national school teacher for 1st class. John J.C., Michael P. and Bridget were scholars. Michael P. could not read or write. John J.C. could read only. The rest of the household could read and write. John spoke English only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. John was born in Cavan , the rest of the household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with six rooms. They had a fowl house. John Maguire lived in Tiernakill North in house numbered 2 in 1901.

House 8- Thomas and Mary Lydon

Thomas (38) and Mary (36) Lydon resided in house 8, this was a new household in this village in 1901, with their five children. Their children were Kate (10), William (7), John (5), Bridget (3) and Michael (1). Thomas and Mary were married for 11 years, had six children and five of them were alive at that the time the 1911 census was taken. Thomas was a shepherd. Thomas, Mary and Kate could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Thomas, Mary and Kate spoke English and Irish, the rest of the household spoke English only. William was born in Mayo, the rest of the household was born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms. They had a stable.

House 9-Anthony and Margaret Joyce

Anthony (47) and Margaret (called Maggie in 1901) (41) Joyce lived in house 9, previously numbered house 1, with their daughter Mary (7). There was no mention of Kate or John in this 1911 census. Anthony and Margaret were married for ten years, had seven children and one of them was alive at the time the 1911 census was taken. Anthony was a shepherd and Mary was a scholar. Margaret could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Mary spoke English only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

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