Lisdeligny – Inisdeligny – Inis Deilgnidh – Island of the Thorns – Lisdeligny – Inis Deilgne

Known locally as Lisdeligna, the standard name of this townland, as recorded in the Ordnance Survey Name Books was Innisdeligney or Inisdeligny.  The Irish form was given as Inis Deilgnidh, meaning island of the thorns.  George D.H. Kirkaldy referred to the townland as Inisdeligny or Lisdeligna and Rev. Francis Coghlan as Lisdeligney.  According to the Placenames Commission it is now recorded officially as Lisdeligny and its official Irish version is Inis Deilgne.

Location

This townland is situated between Lurganmore, Derrew, Aughinney, Oxgrove, Derrysiskil and Kilbeg.   In the 1830s it contained a number of farmhouses, several limekilns, a graveyard for children, a Danish fort, a trigl. station and a large portion of bog.  The remainder of the land was arable and included pasture.

Census 1841, 1851

Pre-famine census statistics recorded a population of two hundred and seventy two people in forty houses in 1841.  By 1851 there were twenty eight houses and one hundred and seventy people, a reduction of one hundred and two people in a ten year period.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

Griffith’s Valuation named the landowner as George D.H. Kirkaldy, who retained twenty two acres, two roods and thirty perches of bog, and twenty eight acres and thirty eight perches of land for himself.  The total acreage of this townland was six hundred and fifty six acres, three roods and thirty perches, with a total annual valuation of £203.12s.0d., and was rated as the second largest townland in the parish of Killimorbologue.  The tenants who rented a house, offices (sheds) and land from the landowner were: Terence Brien, Michael Burke, Michael Kelly, Richard Broderick, Patrick Monahan, Mattias Brennan, Patrick Coghlan, Patrick Cunniffe, Robert Lagerton, (sic), Michael Martin, Patrick Larkin, James Larkin, Laurence Scott, Thomas Glennon, Cecilia Gallagher and Patrick Fahy.  A house and land were rented by Bridget Griffin, Patrick Brien, Catherine Monahan, Redmond Fahy, Mary Niland, Margaret Reilly, and Patrick Loughley.  Cecilia Gallagher owned a house on one acre, two roods and three perches of land, which she leased out to Laurence Barrett.   These tenants held various amounts of land, ranging from fifty acres, one rood and twenty five perches, divided between Patrick Monahan, Catherine Monahan and Matthias Brennan, to four acres and eighteen perches held by Patrick Loughley. Terence Brien & Others, (not named) were listed as holding two lots of bog, totalling one hundred and fifty two acres and six perches, at a total annual valuation of  £1.0s.0d.

Census 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891

Census statistics still listed twenty eight houses in Lisdeligna in 1861, but a reduction in population to one hundred and sixty eight people.  Twenty four houses were shown in 1871, with a population of one hundred and thirty.  Twenty two houses were recorded in 1881, with a reduction in population to one hundred and six people.  Ninety seven people and twenty houses were recorded in 1891.  There were a hundred and seventy five less people in Lisdeligna in 1891, as opposed to the population in 1841.

1901 Census

The 1901 census recorded twenty houses in Lisdeligna.  The landholders and heads of family were given as: Mary Fahey, John Power, John Burns, Michael Larkin, Michael Gallagher, Thomas Treacy, Peter Brien, John McGuire, John Brien, Eliza Curley, Thomas Lyons, John Kelly, Martin Broderick, Thomas Brennan, Darby Rielly, Hugh Monahan, Pat Coughlan, John Cunniff and Thomas Sagerton.  In one case Wm. Fahey was named as landholder and John Dervan, as head of family, residing in the house.  Of the twenty houses, four had a slate roof and the others had thatch.  Two houses had five windows in front, one had four, and eight had three, while the remainder had two windows in front.  The largest number of persons in any family was nine, and ranged from that down to one person.

John Dervan

John Dervan was listed as a general labourer and head of family.  He was aged 66 years in 1901 and his wife, Anne, was 73.  Both were Roman Catholic, born in Co. Galway and could read and write.  In addition, John could speak Irish and English.

Wm. Fahey was named as the landholder on which John’s 3rd class house was situated.  This private dwelling was built of stone/brick or concrete; the roof was of wood or thatch; it had 2 rooms and 2 windows in front.

No out-offices were listed on Form B 1.

John Dervan signed the census form which was collected on 4th April.  The Enumerator was Jno. E. Harte, Constable.

Mary Fahy

Mary Fahy was a 65 year old widow who lived with her 2 sons and daughter-in-law.  Mary was a farmer and her sons were listed as farmer’s sons.  The younger son, Martin was 40 and James who was single was aged 50.  Maria, the daughter-in-law was 33 years.  All family members could read and write, were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.

Mary’s 2nd class house was built on her own holding.  The house walls were of stone/brick or concrete, the roof was of thatch or wood, it had 3 rooms and 3 windows in front.

Five out-offices are listed consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn.

The Enumerator was Jno. E. Hart, Constable.  The census form was signed by Mary Fahy, as head of family, and was collected on 4th April.

John Power  

John Power who lived in Lisdeligny, was a 63 year old farmer.  His wife Mary, was 60, their son, John, was 21 and their daughter, Kate, was 18 years.  Both children were single, and were listed as farmer’s son and farmer’s daughter.  All residents were born in Co. Galway, were Roman Catholic and were able to read and write.

The Power’s private dwelling, described as a 2nd class house, stood on John’s own holding.  The house had 3 rooms, 3 front windows, a thatch or wood roof and walls of brick/stone or concrete.

There were 3 out-offices on the holding: a piggery, a cow house and a stable.

John Power, as head of family, signed the census form which was collected on 4th April.  Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator.

John Burns

John Burns and his wife, Honoria, were listed as residents of house 4.  John was aged 60 and Honoria was 55 years.  John was a farmer and head of family.  Both were Roman Catholic, were born in Co. Galway and could read and write.  Their private dwelling, a 2nd class house, was situated on John’s own holding.  The roof was thatch or wood, the walls were stone/brick or concrete; there were 5 windows in front and 4 rooms were listed as being occupied by the family.

Five out-offices were recorded: a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn.

The census form was signed by John Burnes (sic) and collected on 4th April.  The Enumerator was Jno. E. Harte, Constable.

Michael Larkin

Michael Larkin, his wife, Julia, and his 3 daughters, Mary, Bridget, and Jane K. lived in Lisdeligny.  Other residents in the house were Michael’s mother, Catherine, his brother Laurence and his niece, Bridget.  Michael was 47 years of age, a farmer and head of family.  Julia was 35 years.  The older daughter Mary was 4, Bridget was 3 and Jane K was 1 year old.  Bridget, the niece, was 17.  Catherine, a widow, was 80 years and Laurence, who was blind, was 40.  All occupants were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway.  Michael, Julia, Catherine and Bridget (the niece) could read and write.  Catherine was the only family member who could speak Irish and English.  Mary was listed as a scholar.

Larkin’s private dwelling, a 2nd class house, had 3 rooms occupied, 3 windows in front, a thatch or wood roof, and walls of stone/brick or concrete.

As well as the house there were 4 out-offices on Michael’s own holding: they included a barn, a piggery, a cow house and a stable.

Michael Larkin signed the census form which was collected on 4th April.  Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator.

Bridget Gallagher 

Bridget Gallagher had 3 sons and 1 daughter living with her.  Bridget, was a widow, aged 60 years and was a farmer and head of family.  Her older son, Pat, was 30, Michael 28, Bernard was 25, and the daughter, Bridget was 20 years old.  The siblings were all single.  All family members were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  The mother, Bridget, could speak Irish and English but was unable to read.  Pat could read while the other siblings could read and write.

The holding, on which the Gallagher house stood, was owned by Michael Gallagher.  This private dwelling, a 2nd class house, had 4 rooms, 5 front windows, a roof of slate/iron or tiles, and stone/brick or concrete walls.

Three out-offices were listed on the holding: a piggery, a cow house and a stable.

Bridget Gallagher’s mark x on the census form was witnessed by Jno. E. Harte, Constable, who was the Enumerator.  The form was collected on 4th April.

Thomas Treacy

Thomas Treacy, his wife Margaret, their 5 sons and 1 daughter were residents of house 7 in Lisdeligny.  Thomas, a farmer and head of family was 45 years of age.  Margaret was 48 years.  The older boy, Patrick was 21, Thomas was 18, John was 16, Edward was 12 and the youngest boy, James, was 7 years.  Mary A, the daughter, was aged 9.  The 3 older children were listed as farmer’s sons, and the younger children as scholars.  All the family were born in Co. Galway, were Roman Catholic, and, with the exception of James, could read and write.  Thomas, the father, could speak Irish and English.

The landholder, on whose holding the Treacy’s 3rd class house was built, was Thomas Treacy.  Two rooms were listed as occupied; there were 2 front windows; the walls of the house were of stone/brick or concrete and the roof was of slate, iron or tiles.

Four out-offices stood on the holding; a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

The census form, signed by Thomas Treacy, was collected on 4th April.  Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator.

Peter Brien  

Peter Brien, head of family, was a 66 year old farmer.  His wife, Ellen was aged 50.  Their 6 children, all unmarried, lived with them.  Thomas was 22, John was 18 and Michael was 15, Joseph was 14 and the youngest son, Pat, was aged 4 years.  The daughter Bridget was 24 in 1901.  Peter’s brother, Thomas, who was 73, also resided in the house.  All residents were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  Pat was the only person unable to read and write.

Their house was built on Peter’s own holding, and was listed as 2nd class.  It had a thatch or wood roof, stone/brick or concrete walls, 4 front windows and the family occupied 3 rooms.  Included in 4 out-offices were: a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a barn.

The Enumerator was Jno. E. Harte, Constable.  Peter Brien signed the census form which was collected on 4th April.

John McGuire

John McGuire and his wife, Mary, lived in Lisdeligny.  Their son and 3 daughters resided with them.  John, a farmer, was 47 years and Mary was 45.  The elder daughter, Kate, listed as a farmer’s daughter, was 17, next was the son, John, who was 15; Sarah was 13 and Magged was 11 years.  The McGuire family were all Roman Catholic, were born in Co. Galway and could read and write.

John’s private dwelling, listed as a 3rd class house, was built on his own holding.  The walls were of stone/brick or concrete, the roof was thatch or wood; there were 2 windows in front and 2 rooms were occupied by the family.

Two out-offices stood on the holding; a piggery and a cow house.

John McGuire signed the census form which was collected on 4th April.  Jno. E. Harte was the Enumerator.

John Brien

John Brien, a farmer, and his wife, Bridget, were both aged 73 years.  Their 2 unmarried daughters and unmarried son lived with them.  The older daughter, Catherine, was 30, Mary was 25 and John was 21 years of age.  The siblings occupation was given as farmer’s daughters and farmer’s son. All the family were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  The children could read and write but neither parent was able to read.

Their 2nd class house had walls of stone/brick or concrete and a thatch or wood roof.  There were 3 windows in front, 3 rooms were occupied by the family and this private dwelling was built on John’s own holding.

Three out-offices were listed: a stable, a cow house and a piggery.

The census form was collected on 4th April.  The Enumerator, Jno. E. Harte, Constable, witnessed John Brien’s mark x on the form.

Eliza Curley

Eliza Curley was a 79 year old widow, whose occupation was given as farmer.  Her son, John, and daughter-in-law, Margaret, lived with her.  John was 35 and Margaret was 30.  All 3 were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.  Eliza was unable to read but both John and Margaret could read and write.

Eliza owned the holding on which their 3rd class house stood.  The roof was thatch or wood, the walls were of stone/brick or concrete; the house had 2 windows in front and 2 rooms were occupied by the family.

Three out-offices were listed on the holding: 1 piggery, 1 cow house and 1 stable.

Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator and he witnessed Eliza Curley’s mark x on the census form.  The form was collected on 4th April 1901.

Thomas Lyons  

Thomas Lyons, his wife, Mary and their 5 sons lived in Lisdeligny.  Thomas, a farmer, was 40 years and Mary was 43.  The older son, Pat, was 13, Thomas was 10, John was aged 8, Michael was 6 and Cornelius was 3 years.  The Lyons family were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway.  The sons, with the exception of Cornelius, were scholars.  The father, Thomas, and the sons, Pat and Thomas could read and write, and John was able to read.  Mary was unable to read.

Thomas, the father, was listed as head of family and he owned the holding on which their house stood.  The family occupied 3 rooms in their 2nd class house.  There were 3 windows in front, a thatch or wood roof and the walls were of stone/brick or concrete.

Four out-offices were also on the holding and they included a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator.  The census form, signed by Thomas Lyons, was collected on 4th April.

John Kelly

John Kelly, a 75 year old farmer, and his sister, Anne, aged 77, were residents of house 13.  Both were single, were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.  Neither John nor Anne could read, however, John could speak Irish and English.

They lived in a 3rd class house, which had stone/brick or concrete walls and a thatch or wood roof.  There were 2 front windows, 2 rooms and John was the landowner of the holding on which the private dwelling stood.

One out-office was with the house – a cow house.

The census form was collected on 4th April.  Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator, and he witnessed John Kelly’s mark x on the form.

Martin Broderick

Martin Broderick was a 42 year old unmarried farmer.  His aunt, Mary Coone, a widow, aged 55, lived with him.  Peter Connell, a widower and farm servant, aged 58, also lived in the house.  All 3 were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  Martin and Mary were able to read and write but Peter could not read.

Their house was situated on Martin’s holding and was listed as 2nd class.  Three rooms were occupied; the house had 3 front windows, a thatch or wood roof and walls of concrete, brick or stone.

There were 7 out-offices on the holding: a shed a barn, a fowl house, a piggery, a calf house, a cow house and a stable.

Martin, as head of family, signed the census form which was collected on 4thApril.  Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator.

Thomas Brennan

Thomas Brennan, his wife Jane and their 4 sons were residents of house 15.  Thomas and Jane were both aged 47.  The older son, John was 18, Thomas was 16, the third son, Pat, was 14 and the younger boy, Martin, was 12 years.  All the family were Roman Catholic, born in Co. Galway, and could read and write.  John and Thomas were listed as farmer’s sons, and Pat and Martin were scholars.

Their private dwelling, described as a 2nd class house, stood on Thomas’s own holding: Three rooms were occupied by the family; the house had 3 windows in front, a roof of thatch or wood and stone, concrete or brick walls.

Four out-offices are listed on the holding and they included a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

The Enumerator for Lisdeligny was Jno. E. Harte, Constable.  Thomas Brennan, as head of family, signed the census form which was collected on 4th April.

Darby Rielly (sic)

Darby Reilly, an unmarried farmer, aged 66, lived alone.  He was Roman Catholic, born in Co. Galway and was able to read only.

His house was built on his own holding and was 3rd class.  It had 2 rooms, 2 windows in front, a thatch or wood roof and stone/brick or concrete walls.

There were no out-offices on the holding.

The Enumerator, Jno. E. Harte, Constable, witnessed Darby Riellys (sic) mark x on the census form.  The form was collected on 4th April, 1901.

Hugh Monahan

Hugh Monahan, his widowed mother, Mary and his 2 unmarried sisters, Mary and Bridget, lived together.  Hugh was a 38 year old unmarried farmer and head of family.  His mother was 75, his sister Mary was 35 and the older sister, Bridget was 40 years in 1901.  All 4 persons were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  Hugh, Mary and Bridget could read and write but the mother was unable to read.

Monahan’s house, listed as 2nd class, was built on Hugh’s holding.  The house walls were stone, brick or concrete, the roof was slate, iron or tiles; there were 2 windows in front and 3 rooms were occupied by the family.

Two out-offices were recorded on Form B  1. but could not be accessed on Form B  2.

Hugh Monahan signed the census form which was collected on 4th April.  Jno. E. Harte, Constable, was the Enumerator.

John Cunniffe

John Cunniffe, was a 67 year old farmer and head of family.  His wife, Anne, was 40.  Their 6 children were: Mary, aged 14, Patric was 12, Kathleen was 10 years and John was 9; the third son, Thomas, was 5 and the youngest child, Honoria, was 4 years.  Maria Cannon, who was 45 and a general servant, lived with the family.  All residents were Roman catholic and born in Co. Galway.  The 6 children were listed as scholars.  Thomas and Honoria, as well as Maria, could not read.  The rest of the family could read and write.

Five rooms in the Cunniffe’s 2nd class house were occupied.  The house, built on John’s holding, had 5 front windows, a roof of slate, iron or tiles and stone brick or concrete walls.  The out-offices numbered 8.

John Cunniffe signed the census form which was collected on 4th April.  The Enumerator was Jno. E. Harte, Constable, of Portumna Constabulary District, Killimor Sub-District.

Pat Coughlan

Pat Coughlan an unmarried farmer, and his brother, Michael, lived together.  Pat was aged 30 and Michael, who was also single, was 26 years.  The brothers were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.   Michael was unable to read but Pat could read and write.

Their private dwelling, listed as a 2nd class house, was built on Pat’s holding.  The house walls were of stone, brick or concrete, the roof was thatch or wood; there were 3 windows in front and 3 rooms were occupied.

Three out-offices are recorded.

The census form was collected on 4th April and was signed by Pat Coughlan.  The Enumerator was Jno. E. Harte, Constable.

Thomas Sagerton

Thomas Sagerton and his cousin, William Burke, were residents of house 20 in Lisdeligny.  Thomas was a 55 year old farmer, and William, aged 86, was recorded as the farmer’s cousin.  The 2 men were single.  Neither person could read nor write but both spoke Irish and English.

Their 3rd class house stood on Thomas’s holding.  It had 2 rooms, 2 front windows, a thatch or wood roof and stone, brick or concrete walls.

Two out-offices were listed.

Thomas Sagerton’s mark x on the census form was witnessed by Jno. E. Harte, Constable.  The form was collected on 4th April, 1901.

1911 Census

Seventeen houses were listed in the 1911 census for this townland.  Family names, which no longer appeared were Dervan, Gallagher, Kelly, Broderick, Brennan and Rielly.  The name, Martin Fahy, was replaced by Mary Fahy, and Eliza Curley, by that of John Curley.  New names that appeared as landholder and head of family were, Lawrence Martin, Peter Conway and Peter Connell.

John Power

John Power, his wife, Mary, and their unmarried son, John, lived in Lisdeligny.  John was a farmer, aged 75; Mary was 72 and John, the son, was 32.  All 3 were Roman Catholic, were born in Co. Galway and could read and write.  Mary and her husband could speak Irish and English.  They were married for 47 years, had 8 children, six of whom were still living.

Their house, now listed as 3rd class, stood on John’s own holding.  The walls were of brick stone or concrete, the roof was thatch or wood; there were 2 windows in front and 2 rooms were occupied by the family.

Three out-offices were recorded: a stable, a cow house and a piggery.

The Enumerator was William Pender, Constable.  John Power signed the census form which collected April 5th.

John Burns (Byrnes)

John Burns and Honoria were married for 32 years.  John, a farmer, was 66 years and Honoria was 70.  A male visitor, 20 year old Michael Curley, was also in the house.  All 3 persons were Roman Catholic, born in co. Galway and could read and write.

John’s 2nd class house was built on his own holding.  Four rooms were occupied by the residents; the house had 5 windows in front, stone, brick or concrete walls and a roof of slate, iron or tiles.

There were 6 out-offices on the holding and they included a barn, a fowl house, a piggery, a cow house, a stable and a shed.

John Byrnes (sic) signed the census form as head of family.  The form was collected on April 5th by the Enumerator William Pender, Constable.

Michael Larkin

Michael Larkin and his wife, Julia, were married for 15 years, had 6 children, all of whom were still living.  Michael, a farmer, was 61 and Julia was 45 years.  The older girl, Mary was 14, next was Bridget aged 13, Annie Kate was 11, Margaret was 9, Ellen was 7 and the youngest, Sarah, was 4 years of age.  Mary, Bridget, Annie Kate and Margaret were listed as scholars.  Also in the house was Michael’s 52 year old brother, Lawrence, described as a farm labourer and was blind.  Michael, Ellen, Sarah and Lawrence were unable to read but the other 5 family members could read and write.  Mary, Bridget, Annie Kate and Margaret spoke Irish and English.  All occupants of the house were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.

Michael’s private dwelling, listed as a 2nd class house, was situated on his own holding.  It had a thatch or wood roof, stone, brick or concrete walls, 3 windows in front and 3 rooms occupied by the family.

Five out-houses were listed: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

William Pender, Constable, was the Enumerator.  The census form, signed by Michael Larkin, as head of family, was collected on April 5th.

Thomas Tracey/Treacy

Thomas Tracey (sic), his 3 sons, and 1 daughter were residents of house 4 in Lisdeligny in 1911.  Thomas, a farmer and widower was 66 years, and was listed as head of family.  His children were all single at this stage:  Thomas, a carpenter was 24 years, John was 22, Maryanne was 19 and James was aged 17.  All family members were Roman Catholic, born in Co. Galway and could read and write.  In addition, James could speak Irish and English.

The Treacy house, given as 2nd class, was built on Thomas’s holding.  Three rooms were occupied by the family, there were 2 windows in the front, the roof was of slate/iron or tiles, and the walls were stone/brick or concrete.

Five out-offices stood on the holding: a barn, a fowl house, a piggery, a cow house and a stable.

Thomas Treacy signed the census form which was collected on April 5th.  The Enumerator was William Pender, Constable.

Martin Fahy

Martin Fahy and his wife, Maria, were married for 15 years.  Martin, a farmer, was 53, and Maria was 56.  Thomas O’Brien, aged 21, and listed as a farm servant lived with them.  Martin and Maria were born in Co. Galway and Thomas was born in Co. Dublin.  All residents were Roman Catholic and were able to read and write.

Fahy’s house had a wood or thatch roof, stone/brick or concrete walls, 3 front windows and 3 rooms were occupied.  This private dwelling was a 2nd class house and was built on Martin’s holding.

Also on the holding were 8 out-offices: a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and 2 sheds.

The Enumerator was William Pender, Constable.  The census form, signed by Martin Fahy, was collected on April 5th 1911.

Peter Brien

Peter Brien, his wife, Ellen, their 4 sons, and Peter’s brother, Thomas, were residents of house 6 in Lisdeligny.  Peter was a farmer, aged 72 and Ellen was 59.  The 4 sons were single and listed as farmer’s sons, except the youngest who was a scholar.  Thomas was 37 years, John was 27, Michael was 25 and Paddy was 15 years old.  Peter and Ellen were married for 35 years and had 9 children, 8 of whom were still living in 1911.  Peter’s brother, Thomas was 82 and listed as an old-age-pensioner.  All the residents were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.

Peter owned the holding on which the house and out-offices were situated.  Theirs was a second class house with 4 rooms occupied, 4 front windows, a thatch or wood roof and stone/brick or concrete walls.

The out-offices consisted of a shed, a barn, a fowl house, a piggery, a cow house and a stable.

Peter O’Brien (sic), as head of family, signed the census form, which was collected on April 5th.  The Enumerator was William Pender, Constable.

John McGuire

John McGuire and his wife, Mary, were married for 31 years.  They had 6 children all of whom were still living.  John, a farmer and head of family, was 57 and Mary was 67 years.  At this stage, 2 children lived with them: John, 26, listed as farmer’s son, and 21 year old Margaret, whose occupation was given as farmer’s daughter.  John and Margaret were both single.  The 4 family members were Roman Catholic, born in Co. Galway and could read and write.

Their house, listed as 2nd class, had brick/stone or concrete walls, a thatch or wood roof, 3 windows in front and 2 rooms were occupied by the family.

As well as the house, there were 2 out-offices on John’s holding: a cow house and a stable.

John McGuire signed the census form and it was collected on April 5th.  William Pender, Constable, was the Enumerator.

John Brien

John Brien, a farmer and his wife, Bridget, were both aged 33.  They were married for 7 years, and had 5 children, all of whom were living.  Also in the house was John’s 78 year odl widowed mother, also named Bridget, who was an old-age-pensioner.  The older son, John J. was 6, next was Martin, aged 5, the third son, Patrick, was 4, James was 3, and Peter J. was just 3 weeks old.  John and his wife could read and write, but John’s mother was unable to do so.  The family, except the baby, all spoke English.  The Briens were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.

Three rooms were occupied in the 2nd class house which was built on John’s holding.  The house had 3 front windows, concrete/brick or stone walls and a thatch or wood roof.

Three out-offices were listed on the holding: a piggery, a cow house and a stable.

As head of family, John Brien signed the census form which was collected on April 5th.  William Pender, Constable, was the Enumerator.

John Curley

John Curley, his wife, Margaret, and their 6 children were residents of a house in Lisdeligny.  John and Margaret were 10 years married, had 6 children born to them, all of whom were living.  Margaret was aged 40 and John, a farmer, was 50 years.  The older son, John, was 9, Mary was 8, the third child, Margret (sic) was 7, the next son, Patrick, was 6, James was 4 and the youngest boy, Michael was 3 years.  The family were Roman Catholic, and recorded as being born in Ireland, Co. Galway.  John, Margaret and the son, John, a schoolboy, could read and write.  Mary, Margret and Patrick could read and were receiving instruction at home.  At this stage the 2 younger children were unable to read.  Parents and children spoke English.

Curley’s private dwelling, described as a 3rd class house, was built on John’s holding.  The roof was of thatch or wood, the walls were of mud, wood or other perishable material; there were 3 windows in front and 2 rooms were occupied by the family.

Two out-offices are documented on the holding: a cow house and a stable.

The census form was signed by John Curley, as head of family, and was collected on April 5th.  William Pender, Constable, was the Enumerator.

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons was a 47 year old farmer.  He lived with his wife, Mary, and their 5 sons.  Thomas and Mary were married for 23 years and had 5 children, all of whom were living.

Mary was 50; Patrick, the older son was 22, Thomas was 20, the third son, John was 18, Michael was 15 and Cornelius was 13 years.  The family were Roman Catholic; born in Co. Galway and could read and write.  Cornelius was a scholar and spoke Irish and English.  The other boys’ occupations were given as farmer’s sons.

Their house had a thatch or wood roof, stone/brick or cement walls, 3 windows in front and 3 rooms were occupied by the family.  This private dwelling, listed as a 2nd class house, was built on Thomas’s holding.

There were 2 out-offices on the holding: a cow house and a stable.

William Pender, Constable, was the Enumerator.  Thomas Lyons, as head of family, signed the census form which was collected on April 5th 1911.

Laurence Martin

Laurence Martin and his wife, Kate, were married for 6 years.  They had 4 children all of whom were living.  Kate was 32 and Laurence was a 37 year old farmer and listed as head of family.  The older child, Mary Anne, was 5, Patrick was 4, Margaret was 3, and the youngest girl, Katie was 1.  Both parents could read and write, and the family, except Katie, spoke English.  Co. Galway was the birthplace of the Martins and all were Roman Catholic.

Their house had stone/brick or concrete walls, a thatch or wood roof, 3 front windows and 3 rooms.  It was a private dwelling, built on Laurence’s holding, and was a 2nd class house.

Four out-offices were listed and they included a barn, a piggery, a cow house and a stable.

Laurence Martin signed the census form, which was collected on April 5th.  The Enumerator was William Pender, Constable.

Peter Connell

Peter Connell lived alone in house 12.  He was a widower, aged 70 and his occupation was given as farmer.  He was Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.

Peter’s house stood on his own holding.  It was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows, a thatch or wood roof and stone/brick or concrete walls.

There is no record of any out-offices on the holding.

Despite not being able to read, Peter signed the census form, which was collected on April 5th.  The Enumerator was William Pender, Constable.

Peter Conway

Peter Conway was a 28 year old single farmer who lived with his aunt, uncle and a servant.  The aunt was named Margaret Greaney, aged 75, and the uncle was Patrick Greaney, who was 70.  Both were old-age-pensioners.  The servant listed as a farm labourer, was Patrick

Duffy, aged 23.  All the residents could read and write; Peter, Margaret and Patrick (the uncle) spoke Irish and English; all were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.

Peter owned the holding on which the house stood.  It was listed as 3rd class with 3 rooms occupied.  There were 2 front windows, a thatch or wood roof, and walls of brick/stone or concrete in this private dwelling.

The out-offices on the holding numbered 6: a shed, a barn, a boiling house, a piggery, a cow house and a stable.

Though Peter Conway was named on Form A as head of family the form was signed by Pat Greaney.  This form was collected on April 6th.  The Enumerator was William Pender, Constable.

Hugh Monaghan

Hugh Monaghan and his sister were residents of house 14 in Lisdeligny in 1911.  Hugh, a 50 year old single man, was listed as a farmer and head of family.  Bridget was 57 years and single.  The siblings were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway.  Neither person could read.

Hugh’s private dwelling had walls of stone/brick or concrete, a slate, tile or iron roof and 2 windows in front.  It was listed as 2nd class, had 3 rooms occupied and was built on Hugh’s own holding.

Also on the holding were 6 out-offices named as a barn, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a stable and a shed.

Hugh Monaghan signed the census form which was collected on April 6th.  William Pender, Constable, was the Enumerator.

John Cunniff (sic)

John Cunniff was aged 78 and his wife, Annie was 54 years.  Their children were named as: Patrick, 22, John, 19, Thomas, 17 and Norah who was 14.  John (senior) was a farmer.  The sons’ occupations were given as farmer’s sons and Norah’s as scholar.  All the family members were Roman Catholic, born in Co. Galway and could read and write.  Both Norah and her father spoke Irish and English.  At this time the 4 siblings were single.  The parents were married for 26 years, had 6 children and 5, were still living.

Their private dwelling, listed as a 1st class house, was built on John’s holding.  Six rooms were occupied by the family; the house had 7 windows in front, a slate, iron or tile roof and walls of stone, brick or concrete.

Eleven out-offices stood on the holding and they included a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, 2 piggeries, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn and 2 sheds.

The census form was signed by John Cunniff (sic) and was collected on April 6th.  The Enumerator was William Pender, Constable.

Patrick Coughlan

Patrick Coughlan and his wife, Mary Anne, were married for 6 years.  They had 4 children, all of whom were living.  Patrick, a farmer, was aged 39 and Mary Anne was 31.  Their children were Bridget, 5 years, William who was 4, Patrick was 3 and the youngest, Mary was 2 years.  Patrick’s brother, Michael, lived with the family, and he was a farmer who was a farm servant.  All family members were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway.  Patrick and Mary Anne could read and write but Michael and the children were unable to read.

The family’s private dwelling, a 2nd house, was situated on Patrick’s holding.  Three rooms were occupied, the roof was of thatch or wood, the walls were stone/brick or concrete and there were 3 windows in front.

The 5 out-offices listed were: a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.

Patrick Coughlan, as head of family, signed the census form which was collected on April 6th.  William Pender, Constable, was the Enumerator.

Thomas Sagarton

Thomas Sagarton, a single man, and his sister, Sarah, also single, were living in house 17 in Lisdeligny.  Thomas was a 74 year old farmer and Sarah was aged 70 years.  Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  Thomas and Sarah spoke Irish and English but were unable to read.  Two rooms of their private dwelling were occupied.  This house, listed as 2nd class, was built on Thomas’s holding.  There were 3 windows in front; it had a thatch or wood roof and walls of concrete, brick or stone.

There was one out-office, a cow house on the holding.

William Pender, Constable, was the Enumerator.  The census form, signed by Thomas, as head of family, was collected on April 6th 1911.

This page was added on 17/02/2017.

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