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Pollaturick is situated in the civil parish of Addergoole, barony of Dunmore. It is located in the west extremity of the parish, bounded on the north by Killerneen, on the east by Gortnaloura [sic], on the south by Ummeracly East and on the west by the parish of Liskeevy.

O’Donovan’s Field Names Book 1838 provided various spellings of this townland: Poll a Tiuric, Poulaturrick, Poulatrua and Pullaturick. According to this source, Pollaturick was the property of C Clarke, Esq, Dublin. It contains 261¾ acres statue measure including about 70 acres of bog.

Census 1841 – 1851

Pollaturick consisted of 261 acres 1 rood 19 perches. In 1841, there were 21 inhabited houses and 123 inhabitants, 55 were male and 68 were female. In 1851, the population dropped to 92 inhabitants, 36 were male and 56 were female. There were 16 inhabited houses in 1851. The Poor Law Valuation paid in 1851 was £72-5-0.  

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Catherine Greaney – Application Number C15 887: Catherine Greaney applied for the pension on the 5th February 1915. At the time of the application, her address was Mrs Catherine Ryan C/O Mr T Greene, Milltown, Tuam, Co Galway. According to Catherine, her parents were Frank and Mary Greaney (nee Fallon). Catherine was awarded an annual pension of £16-14-0.

Patrick Keely – Application Number C21 1654: Patrick Keely applied for the pension on the 25th February 1921. At the time of the application, his address was Pollaturick, Milltown, Co Galway. According to Patrick, his parents were John and Kate Keeley (nee Macken). Patrick was awarded an annual pension of £16-14-0.

Michael Mullen – Application Number C20 4308: Michael Mullen applied for the pension on the 20th March 1920. At the time of the application, his address was Polaturick [sic], Milltown, Tuam, Co Galway. According to Michael, his parents were Pat and Ellen Mullen who were married in 1837. Michael, a 1 year old son is recorded who died in 1848 on the 1851 Census Search Form. Michael was awarded an annual pension of £16-14-0.

Michael Mullen – Application Number C21 586: Michael Mullen applied for the pension on the 24th January 1921. At the time of the application, his address was Polaturick [sic], Milltown, Galway. According to Michael, his parents were Pat and Ellen Mullen (nee Mcqualter). They were married in 1837. A 1 year old son Michael who died in 1848 was recorded on the Census Search Form 1851. Michael Mullen was awarded an annual pension of £16-14-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Courtney K Clarke leased tenements to the following tenants: Patrick Mullen, William Kirrane, Patrick Keely, Anthony Connor, Michael Feerick, James Grany [sic], Bridget Moran, Thaddeus Connolly, Thomas Gerrard, Edward Kane, Thomas Daly, Patrick Grany and Rev John Moran. Patrick Mullen paid an annual rent of £12-10-0 for 57 acres 1 rood 2 perches of house, offices and land. William Kirrane paid £4-5-0 for 12 acres 2 roods 10 perches of house and land. Patrick Keely paid £5 for 17 acres 0 roods 18 perches of house and land. Anthony Connor paid £5-15-0 for 15 acres 2 roods 7 perches of house, offices and land. Michael Feerick paid £10 for 28 acres 0 roods 5 perches of house, offices and land. James Grany paid £7-10-0 for 18 acres 2 roods 13 perches of house, office and land. Bridget Moran paid £4-10-0 for 9 acres 3 roods 14 perches of house and land. Thaddeus Connolly paid £7 for 14 acres 2 roods 2 perches of house, office and land. Thomas Gerrard and Edward Kane together paid £6-20-0 for 15 acres 0 roods 14 perches of house, offices and land. Thomas Daly paid £16 for 38 acres 1 rood 26 perches of house, offices and land. Patrick Grany paid £13-5-0 for 27 acres 2 roods 18 perches of house, offices and land. Rev James Moran paid £3-10-0 for 6 acres 3 roods 0 perches of house, offices and land. £95-5-0 was the total annual valuation of rateable property paid for 251 acres 1 rood 10 perches.

Census 1901

There were 18 households in Pollaturick in 1901. There were 103 inhabitants, 56 were male and 47 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics apart from one individual; Winnie Casserly did not have any religion listed for her. Most women that were married to farmers listed their occupation as a farmer’s wife. The heads of households were Peter Daly, Michael Feerick, Michael Mullen, Sarah Mullin, Bridget Graney, Mark Keely, Thomas Kirrane, Michael Delaney, Patrick Stephens, Bridget Lyons, Pat Keely, James Casserly, John Geoghegan, Patrick Casserly, Patrick Mullin, John Feerock, John Joe Heffernan and Timothy Ryan. The census forms which were collected on the 15th April 1901 showed that 16 houses were built as private dwellings. 1 was built as a Railway Station house and 1 was built as a public house. All private dwelling houses had walls made of brick, concrete or stone while each house roof was made of perishable material. The Railway Station house and the public house had a roof made of permanent material and walls made of brick, concrete or stone.

Peter Daly (70) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his son-in-law Thomas Huane (40) and daughter Maggie Huane (30) who were married. Thomas worked as a farmer. Peter also lived with his daughter Annie Daly and 4 grandchildren: Annie (26) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. John Huane (7) and Ellie (5) were scholars. Delia was 3 years old and Thomas was 1 month old. Although Peter and his 3 youngest grandchildren could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway apart from 40 year old Thomas; he was born in County Mayo. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 8 people occupied 3 rooms. Peter Daly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Michael Feerick (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (55). They lived with their 4 unmarried children. Mary (23), Jane (18) and Maggie (15) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters while Thomas (21) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although Michael and Bridget could not read, their children were able to read and write. The family could speak Irish and English. All occupants were all born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Feerick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Michael Mullin (50) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his 5 unmarried children. Ellen (13), Patrick (12), James (10), and Mary (8) were scholars. Mark was 3 years old. Michael spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the rest of the family. All members of the family were able to read and write except for the youngest child; naturally he could not read. All occupants were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Mullin owned the land on which the house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Sarah Mullin (60) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 4 unmarried children. Winfred (32) and Kate (21) listed their occupation as farmer’s daughters. Timothy (30) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Thomas (27) worked as a stone mason. Sarah, Winfred and Timothy could not read while Kate and Thomas were able to read and write. The entire family spoke Irish and English. The Mullin family were all born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Sarah Mullin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Bridget Graney (60) was widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 unmarried children. Frank (28) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Kate (24) documented her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Although Bridget could not read or write, Frank and Kate were able to read and write. All 3 members of the family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Greaney owned the land on which her house was situated along with 2 rooms.

Mark Keely (50) worked as a farmer. He was married to Ellen (34). They lived with their 3 children, Marks’s mother Sibina and Mark’s unmarried brother Michael. Sibina Keely (75) was a retired farmer. Michael Keely (34) listed his occupation as a farmer’s brother. Celia (11) and Patrick (8) were scholars. Mary was 2 years old. Sibina and Mary could not read while the rest of the household were able to read and write. All of the family spoke Irish and English apart from the youngest child; there was no language listed for Mary. All occupants were born in County Galway apart from Ellen; she was born in County Mayo. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mark Keely owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Thomas Kirrane (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Wenifred (52). They lived with their 3 unmarried children. Mariam (22) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Patrick (20) and Thomas (18) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. 2 grandchildren were recorded on the census form: James Quane [sic] (6) was a scholar and Michael Quane was 3 years old. All occupants were able to read and write except for the youngest child; naturally he could not read. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. Thomas Kirrane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Michael Delaney (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Rose (40). They lived with their 8 children. James (14) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Michael (12), Nicholas (11), John (9) and Patrick (7) were scholars. M Ann was 5 years old, Willie was 3 years old and Edward was 1 year old. The 7 eldest members of the household were able to read and write while the 3 youngest members of the family could not read. The 3 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. The Delaney family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 10 people occupied 3 rooms. Michael Delaney owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Patrick Stephens (50) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (40). They lived with their 7 children. Michael (18) and Patrick (16) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Ellen (14), John (12), Martin (10) and Thomas (8) were scholars. Mary was 4 months old. Catherine Greany (65) who was a widow was a visitor to the house. Although the 3 youngest children could not read, Mary & Catherine could read and the rest of the house were able to read and write. The head of family Patrick and Catherine spoke Irish. Mary and her son Michael spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 10 people occupied 2 rooms. Patrick Stephens owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Bridget Lyons (70) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried nephew Patrick Byrne (40). There was no occupation listed for him. Martin Keely (60) was an unmarried man who worked as a domestic servant was recorded on the census form. Although Bridget and Martin could not read, Patrick was able to read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway. They spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Bridget Lyons owned the land on which her house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Pat Keely (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margret [sic] (45). They lived with their 5 children. Kate (13), Thomas (12), Mary (10) and Patrick (8) were scholars. John was 3 years and 6 months old. Naturally the youngest child could not read, neither could his parents. The rest of the household were able to read and write. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. All occupant were born in County Galway. The Keely family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Pat Keely owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 farm building.

James Casserly (50) worked as a signalman. He was married to Sarah (48) who listed her occupation as a signalman’s wife. They lived with their 4 children. Edward (26) worked as a labourer. Bridget (25) and Julia (17) listed their occupations as signalman daughters. James (13) worked as an assistant signalman. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The 3 youngest members spoke English. Although Sarah could not read or write, her husband and children could read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Casserly owned the land on which the house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

John Geoghegan (70) was a widower who worked as farmer. He lived with his son Patrick (42), his daughter-in-law Mary (50) and his granddaughter Sabina (16). Patrick worked as a carpenter. Mary and Sabina did not have any occupation listed for them. Although John and Mary could not read or write, Patrick and Sabina were able to read and write. All members of the family were born in County Galway and they spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Geoghegan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Patrick Casserly (70) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (60). They lived with their unmarried son Frank (18). Frank listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although Mary could not write, her husband and son were able to read and write. All occupants spoke Irish and English. They were all born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Casserly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Patrick Mullin (60) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (46). They lived with their 3 children. Thomas (17) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Bridget (13) and Winnie (9) were scholars. All members of the family could read and write. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Patrick and his children were born in County Galway. His wife Mary was born in County Mayo. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Mullin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

John Feerick (65) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (50). They lived with their 3 children. James (19) and Martin (14) listed their occupation as farmer’s sons. Annie (17) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Although Mary could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. All members of the family were born in County Galway. They spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Feerick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

John Joe Heffernan (25) worked as a station agent. He was married to Katie Aghton (22). She listed her occupation as a station agent wife. They lived with their 2 children. Robert Agustus (2) listed his occupation as a station agent son while his sister’s occupation Morgret Mary (1) was listed as a station agent daughter. Winnie Casserly (16), a scholar was a visitor to the house. John Joe and Winnie could read and write. It was not stated whether Mary could read or write. Naturally the 2 youngest children could not read. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. John Joe was born in Limerick City. Katie was born in County Sligo. The rest of the household were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class railway station house with 3 rooms and the house had 6 rooms. GS & West Railway Company owned the land on which the railway station house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Timothy Ryan (26) worked as a publican. He was married to Sabina (28). There was no occupation listed for her. Catherine MacNamara (12) worked as a domestic servant. The household were able to read and write. All occupants spoke Irish and English. All of the household were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class public house with 5 front windows and the house had 7 rooms. Timothy Ryan owned land on which the public house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Census 1911

There were 18 households in Pollaturick in 1911. There were 95 inhabitants, 55 were male and 40 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics. The census forms that were collected on the 25th April 1911 showed that 17 houses were built as private dwellings. There was 1 public house. All houses had walls made of stone, brick or concrete. Most house roofs were made of perishable material. The public house and the private dwelling owned by GS & W Railway Company had roofs made of slate, iron or tiles.

Thomas Kirrane (73) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his 3 single children. Norah (33) had no occupation listed for her. Patrick (30) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Michael Ruane (12) was a scholar. Although Thomas could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. All occupants spoke Irish and English. They were all born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas Kirrane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Mark Keely (73) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Ellen (48). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 27 years, had 5 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 4 children. Patrick (18) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary (12) and Thomas (8) were scholars. Martin was 2 years old. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. They could read and write apart from the youngest child; naturally he could not read at this stage of his life. All occupants were born in County Galway. The Keely family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mark Keely owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Mullen (74) was a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (71). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 31 years, had 5 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 2 single children. Michael (29) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Winifred (20) did not have any occupation listed for her. All of the Mullen family spoke Irish and English. Patrick and his children were born in County Galway. His wife was born in County Mayo. The Mullen family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house hade 3 rooms. Patrick Mullen 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.

Michael Mullin (66) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his 4 single children. Mary (16) did not have any occupation listed. Michael (15) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mark (13) and Martin (12) were scholars. The entire Mullin family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English except for Mary; there was no language listed for her. All occupants were born in County Galway. The Mullin family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Mullin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Delaney (61) was a farmer. He lived with his wife Rose (60). She did not have any occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 28 years, had 11 children, 10 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 8 single children. Michael (25), Nicholas (23) and John (21) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary Anne (16) worked as a domestic servant but this was crossed out on the census form. William (14), Edward (12) and Thomas (10) were scholars. Rose was 5 years old. All members of the Delaney family were able to read and write except for the youngest child; naturally she could not read. The 8 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 10 people occupied just 3 rooms. Michael Delaney 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.

John Feerick (77) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (69). At the time of the 1911, they were married for 43 years, had 7 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 2 sons, 2 grandchildren and daughter-in-law. Michael (34) and Martin (26) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. John (11) was a scholar. Margaret (35) did not have any occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, Michael and Margaret were married for 2 years, had 1 child, 1 of whom was still alive in 1911. John was 8 months old. The Feerick family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. John Feerick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Bridget Feerick (72) was a widow. She did not have any occupation listed for her. She lived with her 2 single children. Thomas (34) worked as a farmer. Jane (25) did not have any occupation listed for her. Although Bridget could not read, Thomas and Jane were able to read and write. The 3 members of the family spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas Feerick owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Bridget Greaney (73) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. Francis (42) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Norah (27) did not have any occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, Francis and Norah were married for 7 years, had 2 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1911. Michael was 5 years old. Mary was 11 months old. All occupants were born in County Galway. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Greaney owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 2 piggeries, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick Casserly (80) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (73). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 6 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their son Dominick (36) and daughter-in-law Sabina (26). At the time of the 1911 census, Dominick and Sabina were married for 3 years, had 2 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1911: Mary (2) and William (10 months). All occupants were born in County Galway. Although Mary and her 2 grandchildren could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 6 people occupied 3 rooms. Patrick Casserly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Sarah Mullen (71) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 single children. Winifred (52) did not have any occupation listed. Timothy (50) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. The Mullen family spoke Irish and English. Although Sarah and Winifred could not read, Timothy was able to read and write. All 3 members of the Mullen family were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Sarah Mullen owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

John Geoghegan (83) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his widowed daughter-in-law Mary Geoghegan (72), grandchild Sabina (29) and grand son-in-law John O’Neill (39). John O’Neill did not have any occupation listed for him. All occupants were born in County Galway. Although John and Mary Geoghegan could not read, Sabina and John O’Neill were able to read and write. All residents spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Geoghegan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

James Casserly (74) was an unemployed farmer and signalman. He lived with his wife Sarah (74). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 46 years, had 10 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 2 sons and daughter-in-law. At the time of the 1911 census, Edward (43) and Bridget (43) were married for 6 years and they had no children. Edward worked as a miles man. Bridget had no occupation listed for her. James Casserly (26) worked as a signal man. Although Sarah could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway. They spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 5 people occupied 3 rooms. James Casserly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Patrick Keely (67) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Margaret (69). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 26 years, had 5 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 3 single children. Catherine (24) did not have any occupation listed for her. Thomas (23) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. John (15) was a scholar. Although Patrick and Margaret could not read, the children were able to read and write. The Keely family spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Keely owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Thomas Huane (55) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Margaret (45). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 20 years, had 8 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 7 children. John (17) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Ellen (15), Delia (12), Thomas (10) and Patrick (8) were scholars. Mary was 6 years old and Annie was 3 years old. Naturally the 2 youngest children could not read while the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Thomas was born in County Mayo while his wife and children were born in County Galway. The Huane family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 9 people occupied 3 rooms. Thomas Huane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Catherine Greaney (80) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her widowed daughter Mary Stephens (56) and 3 grandchildren: Patrick (27), John (23) and Thomas (15). All occupants were born in County Galway. Catherine and John could not read, Mary could read only while Patrick and Thomas were able to read and write. All members of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Catherine Greaney owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick Byrne (53) was born in County Galway and he worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (48). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 6 years and they had no children. Bridget was born in County Mayo and there was no occupation listed. Although Bridget cold not read, Patrick was able to read and write. Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Patrick Byrne owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Giblin (29) did not have any occupation listed for him. He lived with his wife Sabina (39). Sabina worked as a publican and farmer. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 1 year and they had no children. They lived with their 3 step children. Bridie Ryan (9), Teddie Ryan (8) and Michael Ryan (4) were scholars. Michael’s unmarried brother Martin Giblin (18) who worked as a shop assistant also lived in the house. Catherine Moloney (68) was recorded on the census form. She was a widow who worked as a domestic servant. Although Catherine could not read or write, the rest of the household were able to read and write. Michael, his wife Sabina, Martin and Catherine spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class public house with 5 front windows. 7 people occupied 9 rooms. Sabina Giblin owned the land on which the public house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Pierce Brosnan (44) worked as a station master and was born in County Kerry. He lived with his wife Jane (34). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 9 years, had 3 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. John (4) and Michael (3) were scholars. Mary was 2 years old. Naturally the children could not read while their parents were able to read and write. Pierce spoke Irish and English. Jane was born in America. The 3 children were born in County Galway. The Brosnan family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. GS & W Railway Company owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house, 1 turf house, 1 store, 2 waiting rooms and 1 signal bay.

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Comments about this page

  • Very useful and interesting. My father Thomas Casserly was the son of Dominick and Sabina Casserly. I now know who my paternal great grandparents were- Patrick and Mary.

    By ann marie lannin (30/07/2016)
  • Excellent information and well presented. I was interested in James Casserly as he was my great grandfather and was stationmaster at pollaturick I believe.
    I am visiting milltown/tuam/pollaturick in July 2016 from whyalla, south australia.

    By David Casserley (19/05/2016)

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