Cormeelick South

Civil Parish of Addergoole

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Cormeelick South

Cor Mhiliuc, round hill of the meelick or insulated spot of land

Corrmhíleac Theas

corr: round hill, pointed hill, hollow, pointed, conspicuous, odd.

leac: flat stone or rock, flagstone

Cormeelick South is situated in the northern extremity of the parish, bounded on the north by Cormeelick North and the parish of Dunmore, on the east by Dalagan, on the south by Cooladooaun and on the west by Coolecknaleagh.

 

Down Survey 1641

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell) gave the townland name as ‘Corvelick’ and states that the owner was Moyler Bermingham (Catholic). The 1670 Down Survey Map shows 24 plantation acres were unprofitable, 70 plantation acres were profitable and 70 plantation acres were forfeited, the land was owned by Edmund Hopkins.

Cormeelick South was the property of Francis Dillon, Esq., Corveelick, Co Galway in 1838. It contains 87 acres, 1 roods and 39 perches statute measure including 40 acres of water.

 

Census 1841 – 1851 

The townland of Cormeelick South in 1851 held an area of 37 acres 1 rood and 39 perches. The population in 1841 was 22 inhabitants, 14 male and 8 female. In 1851 the townland population had risen dramatically up to 54 people, 29 male and 25 female.

The Poor Law Valuation of the townland of Cormeelick South was £42, 15 shillings and 0d (pence).

 

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Cormeelick South was owned by 2 gentlemen, John Bermingham and Michael Bermingham. John owned 34 acres, 2 roods and 16 perches. Michael owned the remaining 52 acres, 3 roods and 14 perches in fee. John Bermingham leased land to the following tenents: Michael Bermingham, John Clarke, John Diskin and Michael Disken. Michael Bermingham leased 8 acres and 36 perches of land to Patrick Cullinan. The remainder of the land, 44 acres 2 roods and 18 perches, Michael Bermingham kept in fee.

Michael Bermingham paid a total annual valuation rate of £0 12s 0d for land, John Clarke paid a total annual valuation rate of £2 10s 0d for land, John Diskin paid a total annual valuation rate of £8 10s 0d for house, offices and land, Michael Diskin paid a total annual valuation rate of £6 16s 0d for house, offices and land, Patrick Cullinan paid a total annual valuation rate of £5 10s 0d for house, office and land, Michael Bermingham paid a total annual valuation rate of £33 5s 0d for land.

The Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property in Cormeelick South in 1855 was £87 1s 30d.

 

Census 1901

There are only 3 households listed in the townland of Cormeelick South in 1901. All the buildings were built and listed as private dwellings. There was a total of 24 inhabitants of Cormeelick South, 15 male and 9 female. All inhabitants were of the Roman Catholic religion. All 3 houses were built from permanent materials, i.e. Brick, stone or concrete. The roofs of the houses were all built from perishable materials. All the occupants of Cormeelick South were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Michael Diskin, Patrick Diskin and James Diskin. The census forms were collected on 04th April 1901.

Michael Diskin was 50 years old, gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Bridget (45), and their 10 children, Michael (22), Martin (19), Maria (18), John (17), Pat and Peter (15), Thomas (13), William (10), Bridget (4) and James (1). Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael, Martin, Maria and John were all listed as farmers’ servants. Pat, Peter, Thomas and William were all listed as scholars. No occupation was listed for the 2 youngest members, Bridget and James. All the children spoke Irish and English except for the 3 youngest, William, Bridget and James. Michael and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Diskin was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 5 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Diskin (50), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was able to read only. Patrick lived with his wife Honor (56), and their children Maggie (28) and Patrick (20). Honor had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and she could read only. Maggie was listed as a farmer’s daughter, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick gave his occupation as a teacher, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Both Maggie and Patrick were listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a2nd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Diskin was listed as the owner of the land on which the family house was situated along with 4 out-offices or farm steadings.

James Diskin (78), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. James lived with his wife Margaret (75), daughter Margaret Kirrane (35), son-in-law James Kirrane (40) and grandchildren Thomas (10), Mary (7), Patrick (5) and Ellen (10mths). Margaret Diskin gave no occupation, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. James Kirrane was listed as a farmer, while Margaret was a farmer’s wife. Both spoke Irish and English and both were unable to read or write. Thomas, Mary and Patrick were listed as scholars. Thomas spoke Irish and English and was the only member of the family who was able to read and write. No language or literacy was listed for the 3 youngest children. James and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. James Diskin was listed as the owner of the land on which the family home was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

 

Census 1911

There were 3 households in the townland of Cormeelick South in 1911. All residents were born in Co Galway with the exception of one, who was born in Co Mayo. There were a total of 15 residents, 8 male and 7 female. All the residents were born in Co Galway with the exception of one, who was born in Co Mayo. There were a total of 15 inhabitants of Cormeelick South, 8 male and 7 female. All residents were Roman Catholic. All of the people spoke Irish and English. All the buildings were built from permanent materials i.e. brick, stone or concrete. All the roofs were made from perishable materials, i.e. thatch or wood. All the houses were listed as private dwellings. The heads of the households were: Margaret Diskin, Michael Diskin and Patrick Diskin. The census forms were collected on the 15th April 1911.

Margaret Diskin, (78), a widow, had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Margaret lived with her daughter Margaret Kirrane (58), son-in-law James Kirrane (60) and grandchildren Thomas (19), Mary (17), Patrick (14) and Ellen (10). James Kirrane gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read and write. Margaret had no occupation, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Margaret and James had been married 20 years in 1911, and had 4 children born alive, all of whom still survived in 1911. Thomas was listed as a farmer’s son, Mary had no occupation, and Patrick and Ellen were both scholars. All 4 children spoke Irish and English and all 4 were able to read and write. All 4 were also listed as single. Margaret and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. James Kirrane was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Diskin, (65), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Bridget (60) and 3 of their children, Thomas (22), William (20) and Bridget (14). Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael and Bridget had been married 34 years in 1911 and had 12 children born alive, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas was listed as a farmer’s son, William was a blacksmith and Bridget was a scholar. All 3 children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. All 3 were listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Diskin was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 2 piggeries, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick Diskin, (75), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Patrick lived with his wife Norah (74) and son Patrick (30). Norah had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English. Norah had no literacy listed. Patrick and Norah had been married 53 years in 1911 and had 8 children born alive, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. Patrick (30), gave his occupation as a national school teacher, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick was listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Diskin was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

 

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