Derradda South – Doire Fhada – Long Derry or Oak Wood – Doire Fhada Theas

The standard name, as given in the Ordnance Survey Name Books was Derradda South.  Derryadda South was the version given by both George D.H. Kirkaldy and Rev. Francis Coghlan.  The Ordnance Survey Books list it as Doire Fhada, however it is now officially called Doire Fhada Theas.

Location

It stretches between Heathlawn, Ballinaheskera in Killimorebologue, Derrew in the parish of Kilquain and Sheeanrush in the parish of Lickmolassy.  It contained a few farmhouses, a portion of bog, some arable land, and part of Loughnanean lay in this townland.

Census 1841, 1851

Census statistics showed a population of forty one occupying six houses in 1841, reduced to forty people living in six houses in 1851.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

Griffith’s Valuation  recorded the total acreage as one hundred and seven acres, two roods and twenty eight perches of land, at a total annual valuation of £31.12s.0d.  Michael Tracey owned a house on one acre and twenty four perches of land, which he leased out to Bridget Grady.  The main landowner was the Marquis of Clanricarde who leased out five holdings.  Thirty acres, one rood and twenty one perches of bog were leased out to Joseph Mitchell, Michael Tracey, Bridget Larkin and John Carey.  Bridget Larkin also held seventeen acres, two roods and thirty three perches of land, but did not live on this holding.  The other tenants, who each held a house, office(s) (sheds) and land, were Joseph Mitchell, Michael Tracey and John Carey.

Census 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891       

Census statistics for 1861, 1871 and 1881 showed a population of seventeen people each time.  In 1861 and 1871 there were five houses in this townland and four in 1881.  By 1891 there were ten people residing in four houses.

1901 Census

George Johnston

On form A, of the 1901 census, George Johnston was listed as head of family in house 1.  He was 28, a farmer and was married to Bridget 26.  He was born in Co. Cavan and she was born in Co. Tipperary.  Their religious profession was given as Irish Church and they both could read and write.  A servant named Thomas Heagney, 40, listed as farm labourer was not married.  He could read and write and was born in Co. Galway and he was Roman Catholic.

Form B 1 – House and Building Return – shows that their 2nd class private dwelling was built on George Johnstone’s own holding.  The walls were stone/brick or concrete and the roof was slate or tiles.  They occupied 4 rooms and the house had 3 front windows.

Form B 2 Return of Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings shows that house 1 had 4 out-offices and they were a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house.

George Johnston signed the census form.  Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator and it was collected on 6th April.

House 2 

House 2, in 1901, in Derradda South, was uninhabited according to Form B 1 House and Building Return.  John Walsh was listed as the landholder and no out-offices were listed on Form B 2.

John Keary (sic)

Form A records that John Keary was head of family in house 3.  He was a 70 year old farmer and was not married.  His sister, Bridget, 50, was given as farmer’s sister and she was married and neither person could read.   John’s niece, Ellen Fox, aged 14, could read and write and was given as farmer’s niece and was not married.  They were all Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.

John Keary’s 3rd class private dwelling was built on his own holding.  The roof was thatch or wood and the walls were stone/brick or concrete.  It had 2 front windows and they occupied 2 rooms.

On Form B 2 House and Building Return, 6 out-offices were given for house 3: a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn, a store and a forge.

Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator and he witnessed John Keary’s mark x on the census form which was collected on 6th April.

1911 Census

Thomas Carey (sic)

Residents in house 1, in Derradda South, in 1911, were Thomas Carey, his sister, and his niece.  Thomas 74, was listed as head of family, a farmer and was married.  His sister, Bridget Fox, was 68 and she was married for 28 years with 1 living child.  Ellen Fox, 24, given as John’s niece and she was single.  They were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and all could read and write.

Thomas was a landholder and his 3rd class private dwelling had a thatch roof and the walls were of stone/brick or concrete.  There were 2 windows to the front and they occupied 2 rooms.

Form B 2 shows their 5 out-offices consisted of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house.

Thomas Carey’s mark x on the census form was witnessed by J. M Mullooly, Constable, who was the Enumerator and it was collected on April 10th.

James Elliott

James Elliott and his wife Isabelle were residents, in house 2, in Derradda South, in 1911.  He was a 37 year old farmer and was married for 3 years to Isabella.  James was born in Co. Cavan and Isabella in Queens County.  They had no living children.

James Elliott was the landholder where his 2nd class private dwelling was built.  The walls were of stone/brick or concrete and the roof was slate/iron or tiles.  There were 2 windows to the front and they occupied 5 rooms.

On Form B 2 their 5 out-offices were given as: a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house.

James Elliott signed the census form and J.M. Mullooly, Constable, was the Enumerator and it was collected on 11th April.

This page was added on 17/02/2017.

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