Cloonaghgarve

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Cloonaghgarve

Clunach Garbh, rough lawn or meadow

Cloonaghgarve is situated in the civil parish of Addergoole, barony of Dunmore, County Galway. It is centrally located, bounded on the north by the parish of Dunmore, on the east by Carrownthomas and Carrowtootagh, on the west by Russelstown and on the south by Rosmearan.

The Down Survey Map shows that Cloonaghgarve was owned by Lord Birmingham, a protestant in 1641 (pre Cromwell). In 1670 (post Cromwell), ownership then changed to Martin Kirrowin, a catholic.

O’Donovan’s field name books 1838 provides various spellings of this townland: Cloonaghgarve, Clunach Garbh, Cloonaghgarriv and Cloonaghgarrive. According to this source, Cloonaghgarve was property of M Golden, Shrule, County Mayo. It comprised of 191¾ acres statute measure including 38 acres of bog and 25 acres of rough pasture.

Census 1841 – 1851

In 1841, there were a total of 133 residents living in the area, 62 were male and 71 were female. There were 25 inhabited houses while 1 house was unoccupied. By 1851, the population increased slightly to 139 people, 69 were male and 70 were female. The poor law valuation paid in 1851 was £53. Between 1841 and 1851, Cloonaghgarve consisted of an area of 191 acres 2 roods 18 perches.

 

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

 

Mary Nicholson – Application Number C17 25

Mary Nicholson applied for the pension on the 2nd January 1917. At the time of the application, her address was Mrs Mary McGloughlin [sic], Cloonaghgarve, Milltown, Tuam, County Galway. According to Mary, her parents were Patrick and Mary Nicholson (nee Donoghoe). Patrick Nicholson was married in 1848. A list of names were provided on the census search form: Mary Nicholson who was 30 years old (1846 – 1848), Peter McGragh (4), Bridget Nicholson who was 3 years old died in 1849. Bridget (4 months) and Peter McGragh (32). There was a second list of names provided: Bridget, John, Martin, Nora, John and half brother Peter McGrath.

Michael Molloney – Application Number C21 4030

Michael Molloney applied for the pension on the 10th June 1921. At the time of the application, the address he supplied was: Mrs Michael Maloney, Cloonaghgarve, Milltown, Tuam, County Galway. A list of children’s name were provided on the Census Search form 1851: Catherine (10), Thomas had no age listed, Henry (7), Sarah (5), Michael (3), Bridget (6 months) and Mary had no age recorded. Michael was awarded an annual pension of £16-14.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Richard Golding possessed all the land in Cloonaghgarve which comprised of 191 acres 2 roods 18 perches. He leased 114 acres 2 roods 20 perches house, offices and land out to the following tenants: John Corley, Patrick Kenny, Thomas Kenny, Bryan Flaherty, Peter Magrath [sic], Patrick Loughlin, John Kane, Edmund Connolly, James Flaherty, Thos McLoughlin, Patrick McGay, Thomas McGay, John Magrath, William Higgins, Martin Magrath, Patrick Nicholson, Peter Flaherty and Michael Mullowney. Richard Golding retained an area of bog (37 acres 2 roods 33 perches) which he paid £0-4 for.

John Corley paid £3-17 for house, offices and land. Patrick Kenny paid £5 for house and land. Thomas Kenny paid £3-2 for house, office and land. Bryan Flaherty paid £3-17 for house, offices and land. Peter McGrath paid £5-15 for house, offices and land. Patrick Loughlin paid £3-2 for house, office and land. John Kane paid £3-2 for house, offices and land. Edmund Connolly paid £3-12 for house, offices and land. James Flaherty paid £3-17 for house, offices and land. Thos McLoughlin paid £5 for house, offices and land. Patrick McGay paid £3-17 for house, office and land. Thomas McGay paid £3-17 for house, office and land. John Magrath paid £2-17 for house and land. William Higgins paid £2-8 for house, office and land. Martin Magrath paid £3-12 for house, offices and land. Patrick Nicholson, Peter Flaherty and Michael Mullowney together paid £21-35 for 39 acres 1 rood 5 perches of house, office and land. The total annual valuation rate paid was £70-14.

Census 1901

There were a 22 households in which 113 people lived, 66 were male and 47 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics and were born in County Galway. A lot of women in this townland listed their occupations as a farmer’s wife. The census forms [pg 1,pg 2] that were collected on the 13th April 1901 showed that all houses were built as private dwellings. The roof of each house were made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. The heads of households were: Patrick Corley, William Corley, John Kenny, John Larkin, Martin Nicholson, Mark Commons, Manis McGagh, Thady Flaherty, Bridget White, Patrick Loughlin, Mark Flanagan, Thomas McGagh, Catherine Ruane, John McLaghlin [sic], John McGrath, Martin Flaherty, Michael McDonnell, Patrick Connolly, Mark McDonnell, Patrick Flaherty, Henry Maloney and Mary White.

Patrick Corley (76) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Margaret (60). They lived with their 2 unmarried sons who listed their occupations as farmer’s sons: John (29) and Thos (20). Although Patrick and Margaret could not read, their 2 sons were able to read and write. The 4 members of the Corley family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Corley owned the land on which his house is situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

William Corley (78) listed his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Catherine (60). They lived with their 2 unmarried sons, James (24) and Thomas (22), who listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Although William and Catherine could not read, James and Thomas were able to read and write. The Corley family could all speak Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. William Corley owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

John Kenny (73) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his son John (30) who worked as a farmer, his daughter-in-law Ellen (26) who did not have any occupation listed and his unmarried daughter Sarah (30) who recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Although John and his 2 children could not read, Ellen was able to read and write. All of the household spoke Irish and English. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Kerry owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Larkin (23) worked as a tailor. He was married to Mary (27) who documented her occupation as a tailor’s wife. John’s brother James Larkin (15) recorded his occupation as a scholar. The Larkin family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Larkin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Martin Nicholson (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (28). They lived with their 4 children: Patrick (5), Mary Kate (4), Margaret (3) and Honor (3 months). Martin and his wife spoke Irish and English. Martin could read and write while Bridget could read. Naturally the children could not read at this stage of their lives. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Martin Nicholson owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Mark Commons (55) recorded his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Honor (50). They lived with their 8 children: Mary (19), Martin (15), Bridget (13), Honor (12), Maggie (11), Winifred (9), Peter (6) and Catherine (3). Mary recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter while Martin documented his occupation as a farmer’s son. The children between the ages of 13 and 6 years old listed their occupations as scholars. Although the parents could not read, the 3 eldest children were able to read and write. 12 year old Honor and her sister Maggie could read. The 3 youngest children of the household could not read at this stage of their lives. All occupants spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 10 people occupied just 3 rooms. Mark Commons owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Manis McGagh (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Catherine (52). They lived with their 3 unmarried children: Michael (24), John (21) and Kate (18). Manis along with his 3 children could read and write while Catherine could read. The family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Manis McGagh owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Thady Flaherty (50) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (45). They lived with their 3 sons: Michael (18), Martin (16) and Thady (14). Although the parents could not read or write, Michael and Thady were able to read and write while Martin could read. All members of the family spoke Irish and English whereas Mary spoke Irish only. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Thady Flaherty owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Bridget White (67) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s widow. She could not read but spoke Irish. She lived her unmarried son Michael (30) who spoke Irish and English. He could read and write. He documented his occupation as a farmer’s son. Bridget and Michael lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget White owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Patrick Loughlin (79) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (72). They lived with their unmarried son Michael (28) who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although Patrick and Mary could not read, Michael was able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Loughlin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 piggery.

Mark Flangan (55) documented his occupation as a farmer. He was able to read and was married to Mary (32) who could not read. They lived with their 4 children: Patrick (9) who was a scholar, John (6), Catherine (2) and Ellen (4 months). Patrick was able to read and write while naturally his siblings could not read at this stage. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mark Flangan owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Thomas McGagh (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Ellen (43). They lived with their 7 children: Thomas (14), Maria (16), John (10), Maggie (13), Michael (12), Patt (8) and Martin (6). Thomas listed his occupation as a farmer’s son while Maria recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. The rest of the children documented their occupations as scholars. Although the parents could not read, the 5 eldest children were able to read and write while the 2 youngest children could read. The family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 9 people occupied just 2 rooms. Thomas McGagh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Catherine Ruane (57) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 3 unmarried children: Michael (30), Martin (25) and Patt (22) who listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Although Catherine could not read, her sons were able to read and write. Catherine spoke Irish whereas her sons were able to speak both Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Catherine Ruane owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 cow house.

John McLaghlin (62) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (50). John’s niece Maggie Godfrey (8) was recorded on the census form whose occupation was listed as a farmer’s niece. Although John and Mary could not read, Maggie was able to read. All 3 occupants spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John McLoughlin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

John McGrath (72) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his single daughter Catherine (20) who listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter and his unmarried son William (18) who recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although John could not read, Catherine and William were able to read and write. John spoke Irish. Catherine and William spoke both Irish and English. The McGrath family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John McGrath owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Martin Flaherty (60) listed his occupation as an army pensioner infantry. He was married to Bridget (50) who recorded her occupation as a ‘wife of pensioner’. They lived with their 5 children who were all scholars: Bernard Thos (13), Martin (10), Patrick (8), Thos Ewd (4) and Honor (11). Martin’s unmarried step son Michael (22) who worked as a labourer was recorded on the census form. Martin along with his step son Michael and 2 children were able to read and write. Bridget, Thomas and Honor could not read. All occupants spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Flaherty owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Michael McDonnell (60) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his 4 children: Bridget (18) who recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter, Michael (19) who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son, Kate (15) and Martin (14). Both Kate and Martin recorded their occupations as scholars. Although Michael and Bridget could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The McDonnell family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael McDonnell owned the land on which the house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Patrick Connolly (54) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (50). They lived with their 7 children: Edward (15), Michael (13), Patrick (10), Bridget (8), John (6), Thomas (4) and Mary (1). The 4 eldest children listed their occupations as scholars. Although Patrick, Mary and the 3 youngest children could not read or write, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The Connolly family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 9 people occupied 3 rooms. Patrick Connolly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Mark McDonnell (53) worked as a general labourer. He was married to Bridget (50) who did not have any occupation recorded. The lived with their 2 unmarried children: Michael (22) and Mary (19). Michael, like his father, worked as a general labourer. Mary listed her occupation as a housemaid. Although Mark and Bridget could not read, Michael and Mary were able to read and write. The 4 members of the McDonnell family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael McDonnell owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Patrick Flaherty (62) worked as a farmer. He was married to Honor (52). Although neither Patrick nor Honor could not read, they both spoke Irish. They lived with their 4 unmarried children: Mary (21), Pat (18), Peter (17) and Thomas (12). Mary listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter while her brothers recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. The 3 brothers could read and write. Mary was listed as not being able to read. However, all 4 siblings spoke Irish and English. The Flaherty family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Patrick Flaherty owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Henry Maloney (56) was married to Margaret (46). Henry worked as a farmer. His 6 unmarried children also lived in the house: Michael (23), Margaret (21), Bridget (19), John (17), Patrick (11) and Henry (9). Michael and John documented their occupations as farmer’s sons. Patrick and Henry were recorded as being scholars. Although the head of the family could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The Maloney family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Henry Maloney owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Mary White (60) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her single daughter Bridget (20) who had no occupation recorded. Although Mary could not read, Bridget was able to read and write. Both mother and daughter spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 1 room. Mary White owned the land on which her house was situated. She did not own any farm buildings.

Census 1911

There were 21 inhabited households in Cloonaghgarve in 1911 in which resided 83 people, 47 were male and 36 were female. There was also 1 unoccupied private dwelling. All occupants were Roman Catholics. The residents were born in County Galway apart from 3 individuals; Delia Corley was born in County Roscommon, Mary Larkin and Patrick Ruane were born in County Mayo. None of the women who were married to farmers had no occupation listed. The census forms that were collected on the 11th April 1901 showed that all houses were built as private dwellings. All house roofs were made of perishable material while the walls were made of stone, brick or concrete. Overall, there were 83 farm buildings: 7 stables, 18 cow houses 19 piggeries, 19 fowl houses, 15 barns, 1 forge and 4 cart houses. The heads of households were: Margaret Corley, William Corley, John Kenny, John Larkin, Bridget Nicholson, Mark Commons, Michael McGagh, Mary Flaherty, Catherine Ruane, Mary White, Thomas McGagh, Bridget White, James Heneghan, John McLoughlin, William McGrath, Bridget Flaherty, Michael McDonald, Patrick Connolly, Mark McDonald, Honor Flaherty and Henry Moloney.

Margaret Corley (72) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her son John (39), daughter-in-law Delia (37) and 2 grandchildren: Thomas (2) and John (5 months). John who worked as a blacksmith was married to Delia (37). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 3 years and they had 2 children. Naturally, these 2 young children could not read at this early stage of their lives. Although Margaret could not read, her son John and his wife Delia were able to read and write. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English. The Corley family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Margaret Corley owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 forge.

William Corley (85) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (73) and his son James (35). At the time of the 1911 census, William and Catherine were married for 52 years, had 8 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. James was a single man who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although William and Catherine could not read, James was able to read and write. James and his parents spoke Irish and English. The Corley family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. William Corley owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Kenny (49) was married to Ellen (40) and recorded his occupation as a farmer. John and Ellen spoke Irish and English. Athough John could not read, Ellen was able to read and write. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 11 years, had 5 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911: Mary Delia (5), Ellen (3) and Michael (6 months). The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Kenny owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Larkin (38) worked as a farmer and a tailor. He lived with his wife Mary (40) and 3 single children who were scholars: Norah (8), Martin (6) and Patrick (4). At the time of the 1911 census, John and Mary were married for 11 years, had 4 children, 3 of whom were alive in 1911. Naturally Patrick could not read at this early stage of his live while the rest of the family were able to read and write. John, Mary and Norah spoke Irish and English. The Larkin family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Larkin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Bridget Nicholson (39) listed her occupation as a farmer. At the time of the 1911 census, she was married for 19 years, had 10 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. She lived with her 6 children who were scholars: Patrick (14), Margaret (11), Stephen (8), Sarah (7), Alice (5) and Elizabeth (3). The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Although Bridget and her 2 youngest children could not read, the rest of her children were able to read and write. The Nicholson family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. Bridget Nicholson owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Mark Commons (70) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his 4 single children: Mary (26) & Winifred (17) did not have any occupations listed for them, Peter (15) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son and Catherine (13) who was a scholar. Although Mark could not read, the rest of the occupants were able to read and write. All of the household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mark Commons owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael McGagh (41) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (40). Mary had no occupation documented. At the time of the 1911 census, Michael and Mary were married for 3 years and they had 1 child, Patrick who was 2 years old. Michael and Mary could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The McGagh family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael McGagh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Mary Flaherty (72) recorded her occupation as a farmer. She was a widowed woman who lived with her 2 unmarried sons Michael (30) and Martin (22). Michael and Martin listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Although their mother could not read, they were able to read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and they occupied 3 rooms. Mary Flaherty owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Catherine Ruane (71) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 single sons, Michael (44) and Patrick (34) who listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. The 2 brothers were able to read and write while their mother could not read. All 3 members of the Ruane family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Catherine Ruane owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Mary White (75) was a widowed woman who lived with her daughter Bridget (34) and her son-in-law Patrick (44). At the time of the 1911 census, Bridget and Patrick were married for 2 years and they had 1 child. Although Mary could not read, Bridget and Patrick were able to read and write. Patrick worked as an agricultural labourer. The occupants of the house spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 2 rooms. Catherine Ruane owned the land on which her house was situated, she did not own any farm buildings.

Thomas McGagh (75) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Ellen (54) and 3 single children: Margaret (22), John (18) and Martin (16). At the time of the 1911 census, Thomas and Ellen were married for 27 years, had 7 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Ellen and Margaret had no occupation recorded. John listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Martin recorded his occupation as a scholar. Thomas and Ellen could not read while their children were able to read and write. The McGagh family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas McGagh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Bridget White (78) was a widowed farmer who could not read. She lived with her single son Michael (36) who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Michael could read and write. Michael and his mother spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget White owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

James Heneghan (49) listed his occupation as a farmer. He was a single man who could not read but spoke Irish and English. He lived in a 4th class house with no windows to the front of the house. The house had 1 room. James Heneghan owned the land on which his house was situated but did not own any farm buildings.

John McLoughlin (75) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (69). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years and they had no children. Although, they could not read, they spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John McLoughlin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

William McGrath (30) recorded his occupation as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (31). William and Mary could both read and write. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 3 years and they had 1 child: John (11 months). Mary had no occupation recorded. The McGrath family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. William McGrath owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Bridget Flaherty (69) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 4 unmarried sons: Bernard (24), Martin (20) and Patrick (18) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons while their brother Thomas (15) recorded his occupation as a scholar. Although their mother could not read, the 4 brothers were able to read and write. The Flaherty family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Flaherty owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael McDonald (71) was a widower, he did not have any occupation recorded. He lived with his daughter Bridget (35), son-in-law John (42) and grandson Michael (1). The only member of the household who could read and write was John who worked as a farmer. At the time of the 1911 census, Bridget and John were married for 2 years and had 1 child. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Noonan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick Connolly (73) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (59) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 31 years, had 8 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. The 6 children were listed as single. Edward (28), Patrick (25) and John (17) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Bridget (19) did not have any occupation documented. Thomas (15) and Mary (12) recorded their occupations as scholars. The Connolly family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 8 people occupied 3 rooms. Patrick Connolly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Mark McDonald (72) worked as an agricultural labourer. He lived with his wife Bridget (71) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 42 years, had 7 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Although Mark and Bridget could not read, they spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Patrick Connolly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Honor Flaherty (71) was a widowed farmer who could not read and lived with her unmarried son Peter (31) who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Peter could read and write. Both Peter and his mother spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Honor Flaherty owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Henry Moloney (71) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Margaret (72) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 38 years, had 7 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. The 5 children listed on the census form were single. Margaret (34) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Bridget (32) did not have any occupation recorded. John (30), Patrick (28) and Henry (23) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Although the head of the family could not read, the rest of the occupants were able to read and write. All occupants spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. Henry Moloney owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

 

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