Shanballymore

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Shanballymore

An Seanbhaile Mór

mór: great, big

baile: townland, town, homestead

 

Other Forms of the Name with the authority source (if provided).

Shanballymore
SeanBhaileMór
Shanballymore (By S.S. Map)
Shanvallymore (Inq. Temp. Jac.I)
Seanballymore (Inq. Temp. Jac.I)

Shanballymore is situated in the north-east extremity of the parish of Addergoole, bounded on the south and east by the Civil Parish of Dunmore, in the Barony of Dunmore, on the north by the Civil Parish of Dunmore and Civil Parish of Killullough and on the west by the townland of Quinnaltagh and Civil Parish of Dunmore.

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell) gave the townland name as ‘Cunjolta and Shanvallymore’ and states that the owner was Lord Bermingham (Protestant). The 1670 Down Survey Map (post Cromwell) shows the land was owned by Martin Kirrowan (Catholic). The survey states that there was 845 plantation acres, 436 unprofitable, 406 profitable acres which were forfeited.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books describes the townland of Shanballymore as follows; the property of Major P. Kerwin, Dublin. Patrick Kerwin is a member of the Kirwan (Cregg Castle) family. It contains 727½ acres statute measure including about 287 acres of bog and 40 acres of rocky land. There are two Trig. Stations in this townland, one in the North-West end of the townland called Ballymore and the other in the South-East end called Shanballymore.

 

Census 1841 – 1851

The townland of Shanballymore in 1851 held an area of 727 acres 3 roods 19 perches. The population in 1841 was 244, 124 male and 120 female. There was 48 houses, 47 occupied and 1 vacant. In 1851, the townlands population had fallen a little, down to 194 residents, 102 male and 92 female. There were now 36 houses, all of which were inhabited. The Poor Law Valuation of the townland of Shanballymore in 1851 was £122 and 10 shillings.

 

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Patrick Diskin – Application Number D10 18419

Patrick applied for the Old Age Pension on 07th September 1910. At the time of the application, his address was not filled in. According to Patrick, he was the son of Pat and Mary Diskin (nee Moran), who were married in 1844. The search results show that Pat and Mary had 3 children in 1851, Ellen (6), Michael (4) and Patrick who was 2 years old. Patrick was awarded an old age pension of £16 and 14 shillings per year.

 

Honor Fleming – Application Number C17 8204

Honor applied for the Old Age Pension on 26th October 1917. At the time of application, her address was Mrs Honor Diskin, Shanballymore, Dunmore, Co Galway. According to Honor, she was the daughter of James and Bridget Fleming (nee Diskin). In 1851, Honor Fleming was resident at Shanballymore, Addergoole, Dunmore, Co Galway. Honor was awarded as old age pension of £16 and 14 shillings a year.

 

Patrick Noone – Application Number C21 7779

Patrick applied for the Old Age Pension on 13th December 1921. At the time of application, his address was Shanballymore, Dunmore, Co Galway. According to Patrick, he was the son of Patrick and Bridget Noone (nee Bownes). In 1851, Patrick Noone was resident at Shanballymore, Addergoole, Dunmore, Co Galway, also living with Thomas (6), Bridget (4), Winifred (2) and Patrick (no age supplied). Patrick was awarded an old age pension of £16 and 14 shillings per year.

 

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Shanballymore held an area of 727 acres 3 roods and 10 perches, was owned by 2 gentlemen, Richard Kirwan and Martin Flaherty. Richard Kirwan owned the lion’s share of the townland, with 726 acres 3 roods and 20 perches. Martin Flaherty owned the remainder, 1 acre 7 roods and 10 perches, which he leased to Edward Flaherty and Stephen Fleming. Edward Flaherty leased house, office and land, paying a total annual valuation of 10 shillings. Stephen Fleming paid a total annual valuation of £1 for house and land.

Richard Kirwan held onto land measuring 2 roods and 30 perches, which he paid £1, 15 shillings. The remaining 726 acres and 30 perches was leased to the following people;

Martin Mullarky paid a total annual valuation of £3 for house and land. Thomas Nestor paid a total annual valuation of £4 for house, office and land. Michael Ronan paid a total annual valuation of £4, 5 shillings for house, office and land. Patrick Noone paid a total annual valuation of £3, 15 shillings for land. Patrick Noone and John Diskin jointly leased houses, offices and lands, paying total annual valuation of £2, 5 shillings £2 respectively. John Mealey [sic] paid a total annual valuation of £5, 5shillings for house, office and land. Thomas Mullarky (Red) paid a total annual valuation of £4, 10 shillings for house, office and land. Michael Noone paid a total annual valuation of £4, 10 shillings for house, office and land. Laurence Mullany paid a total annual valuation of £5, 15 shillings for house, office and land.

John Ronan paid a total annual valuation of £9, 15 shillings for house, offices and land. Patrick Diskin and Catherine Diskin jointly leased houses, offices and land, paying a total annual valuation of £2, 8 shillings each. Patrick Nestor leased house, offices and land, paying a total annual valuation of £5, 15 shillings. Michael Grehan paid a total annual valuation of £4 for house, office and land. Patrick Ronan leased house and land, paying a total annual valuation of £3, 15 shillings. James Fleming paid a total annual valuation of £4 for house, office and land. John Wiston leased house and land, paying a total annual valuation of £3, 5 shillings. Michael Joyce paid a total annual valuation of £3, 15 shillings for house and land. Michael Keelty and Martin Keelty jointly leased house, office and land, paying a total annual valuation of £4, 5 shillings and £3, 15 shillings respectively.

Martin Keelty leased house, offices and land, paying a total annual valuation of £4, 10 shillings. Martin Keelty and Winifred McDermot jointly leased house, office and land, paying a total annual valuation of £1, 15 shillings and £2, 5 shillings respectively. Thomas Mularky (Black) leased house, offices and land, paying a total annual valuation of £7, 10 shillings. Patrick Bermingham paid a total annual valuation of £3, 10 shillings for house, offices and land. Thomas Concannon leased house, offices and land, paying a total annual valuation of £20. Thomas Higgins paid a total annual valuation of £3 for house, office and land. James Keelty leased house, offices and land, paying a total annual valuation of £21. James Mealey and John Clarke jointly leased houses, offices and land, paying total annual valuation of £2, 5 shillings each.

The Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property in Shanballymore in 1855 is £157, 1 shilling and 0d (pence).

 

Census 1901

There were 28 households in the townland of Shanballymore in 1901. There were a total of 172 inhabitants, 80 female and 92 male. There were a total of 31 buildings, 30 of which were houses, 1 was Shanballymore National School. 28 of the houses were inhabited. All of the 28 inhabited houses were built with permanent materials i.e. stone brick or concrete and all the roofs were made from perishable materials i.e. thatch or wood except 1 which had a permanent roof made from tile, iron or slate. All inhabited houses were classified as provate dwellings. All residents of the townland were born in Co Galway, 3 of whom were born in Co Mayo and 4 born in Co Roscommon. All inhabitants were Roman Catholic. The heads of the households were; Thomas Kielty, Mary Mullarkey, Thomas Bermingham, Ellen Connolly, Edward Bermingham, Catherine Cunniffe, James Keelty, Michael Higgins, Michael Keelty, John Keelty, Agustian [sic] Graham, Michael Birmingham, Thomas Ronan, John Lally, Thomas Fleming, Patrick Sally, Patrick Ronan, Patrick Sally, Patrick Diskin, Michael Tully, Patrick Noone, Patrick Diskin, Catherine Mullaney, Thomas Melia,  Catherine Mullarkey, Martin Ronan, Martin Keadin, Michael Nestor. The 1901 census forms were collected on 15th April 1901.

 

Thomas Kielty, (70) gave his occupation as a farmer. He spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his wife, Mary (65), son Martin (36), daughter-in-law Bridget (32) and grandchildren Mary Delia (5), Margaret (4), Thomas Stephen (2) and Ellen who was 2 weeks old. Mary was listed as a farmer, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Martin and Bridget were both listed as farmers, both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Mary Delia and Margaret were both listed as scholars (students), both spoke Irish and English, but neither could read or write. No occupation was listed for Thomas Stephen or Ellen, Thomas Stephen was listed as being unable to read, but spoke Irish and English; while Ellen was listed as being unable to speak. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Kielty was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated, along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Mary Mullarkey, (56), was a widow. She listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Mary spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Mary lived with 4 of her children, Bridget (30), Pat (29), Mary (28) and Owen (23). Bridget and Mary were both listed as farmer’s daughters, while Pat and Owen were farmer’s sons. All 4 spoke Irish and English and al were able to read and write. All 4 were also listed as single. Mary and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Mary Mullarkey was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house,1 piggery and 1 barn.

Thomas Bermingham, (48), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Thomas lived with his wife Catherine (43) and 3 of their children, Mary (16), Sarah (15) and Thomas (13). Catherine had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Mary was listed as a farmer’s daughter, Sarah and Thomas were both listed as scholars (students) they all spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. All 3 children were listed as single. Thomas and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Thomas Bermingham was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house.

Ellen Connally, (37), gave her occupation as a farmer. Ellen lived with her sister Mary (35) and Boarder Honor Kerins (75). Ellen and Mary both spoke Irish and English, both sisters were able to read and write. Mary was listed as a farmer. Honor was listed as a servant, she was unable to read and write and spoke Irish only. The 3 ladies in the house were listed as single. Ellen and her family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Ellen Connally was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 piggery.

Edward Bermingham, (44), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Edward lived with his wife Mary (42), son Edward (2) and father-in-law Austin Greham (68). Mary had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Edward had no occupation or language listed. He was listed as being unable to read. Austin Greham gave his occupation as a retired farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Austin was listed as a widow. Edward and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Edward Bermingham was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 piggery.

Catherine Cunniffe, (50), was a widow; she gave her occupation as a land holder. Catherine spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Catherine lived with her Son Michael, (29) and daughters Bridget (27), Sarah (26), Katie (20) and Lizzie (12). Michael was listed as a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Bridget and Katie was farmer’s daughter, Sarah was a Teacher; while Lizzie was a scholar. All 4 daughters spoke Irish and English and all 4 were able to read and write. All 5 of Catherine’s children were listed as single. Pat Tierney also lived in the Cunniffe household. Pat Tierney was one of the individuals not born in Co Galway. Pat listed his occupation as a farm servant. He spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Pat Tierney was listed as married. Catherine and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and 2 rooms. Catherine Cunniffe was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

James Keelty, (78), was a widower, gave his occupation as a farmer. James spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. James lived with his son Martin (43), daughter-in-law Bridget (40) and his 7 grandchildren, Mary Ellen (11), Michael (8), Julia (6), James (4), Bridget (3), Martin (2) and Margaret (1 month old). Martin was listed as a farmer; while his wife Bridget had no occupation, both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. All the grandchildren were listed as scholars except Margaret. Mary Ellen, Michael and Julia all spoke Irish and English and all 3 were able to read and write. James, Bridget and Martin were listed as being unable to read. All 3 spoke English only. James and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. James Keelty was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Higgins, (50), was listed as a farmer. He spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Bridget (50) and their 3 sons John (20), James (15) and Peter (13). Bridget had no occupation listed. She spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John and James were both listed as farmer’s sons; while Peter was a scholar. All 3 sons spoke Irish and English and all 3 were able to read and write. All 3 were also listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Higgins was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Keelty, (80) a widower, gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Michael lived with his son Michael (43), daughter-in-law Mary (43) and his 4 grandchildren, Winifred (12), James (10) John (8) and Michael (3). Michael, was listed as a farmer, Mary had no occupation listed. Both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. All 4 children were listed as scholars; Winifred spoke Irish and English; while James, John and Michael spoke English only. Winifred, James and John were all able to read and write. Michael was listed as being unable to read. Bridget Kenney was a visitor in the Keelty household on 15th April 1901. Bridget gave her occupation as a domestic servant, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Bridget was listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

John Keelty, (75) a widower, was listed as a farmer. He spoke Irish and English, but was unable to read or write. John lived with his son Patrick, (26) and daughter Winifred (22). Patrick gave his occupation as a farm servant; while Winifred was a domestic servant. Both Patrick and Winifred spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Both Patrick and Winifred were listed as single. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Keelty was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Agustian Graham, (48), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Agustian lived with his wife Mary (40) and son Patrick (5). Mary had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick was listed as a scholar; he spoke Irish and English, but was unable to read. Agustian and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Agustian Graham was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Michael Birmingham, (40), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Mary (35) and their 4 children, John (12), Martin (11), Mary A (6) and Patrick (3). Mary was one the residents of Shanballymore who was born in Co Mayo. She had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John, Martin and Mary A were all listed as scholars. All 3 spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. Patrick had no occupation listed. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Birmingham was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Thomas Ronan, (60), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Thomas lived with his wife Bridget (55), his daughter Margaret (19), son Martin (16) and boarder Winnie Diskin (89). Bridget was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Margaret was a farmer’s daughter; while Martin was a farmer’s son. Both Margaret and Martin spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Both were also listed as single. Winnie Diskin was a boarder in the Ronan household.  Winnie was listed as married, and gave her occupation as a farmer’s wife. She spoke Irish and English but was unable to read and write. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Ronan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

John Lally, (34), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John lived with his wife Bridget (31) and their 6 children, Thomas (7), Michael (7), James (5), John (4), Patrick (2) and Mary (9mths). Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Thomas and Michael were twins, both were scholars, both spoke English only and both were able to read only. James, John and Patrick were also listed as scholars, James and John both spoke English only, Patrick had no language listed. James, John, Patrick and Mary were all listed as being unable to read. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Lally was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Thomas Fleming, (40), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his wife Mary (35) and their 7 children, Bridget (11), Celia (9), Martin (7), Mary (5), Patrick (4), John (2) and Anne (2mths). Mary spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Mary had no occupation listed. Bridget, Celia, Martin, Mary and Patrick were all listed as scholars. Bridget spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. No language was listed for Celia, Martin, Mary, Patrick, John or Anne. Celia was able to read and write, Martin could read only. Mary, Patrick and John were all listed as being unable to read. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Fleming was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Ronan, (62), was a widower, he was listed as a farmer and he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick lived with his 6 children, Martin (22), Patrick (19), Bridget (14), Michael (11), Mary (9) and Thomas (7). Martin and Patrick were both listed as farmer’s sons; Bridget was listed as a farmer’s daughter; while Michael, Mary and Thomas were all scholars. All 6 children were able to read and write and all except Thomas spoke Irish and English. All of Patrick’s children were listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Ronan was listed as being the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Lally, (73), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick lived with his wife Mary (70) and son Michael (24). Mary had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Michael was listed as a farmer’s son, he was able to read and write. Michael had no language listed. He was also listed as married. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Lally was listed as being the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Diskin, (52), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Patrick lived with his wife Bridget (48) and their 3 children, Michael (20), Mary (18) and Patrick (14). Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Michael was listed as a farmer’s son; while Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was listed as being a scholar. All 3 children spoke Irish and English and all 3 were able to read and write. All 3 were also listed as being single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Diskin was listed as being them owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Michael Tully, (43), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Bridget (45), their 3 children, John (18), Michael (16) and Thomas (14) and his father in law John Clarke (89). Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John, Michael and Thomas were all listed as farmers’ sons, all 3 spoke Irish and English and all 3 were able to read and write. All of Michael’s sons were listed as single. John Clarke, a widower, gave his occupation as a retired farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Tully was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Noone, (47), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick lived with his wife Margaret (41) and their 7 children, Mary (16), Michael (13), Martin (10), Bridget (8), Patrick (6), Thomas (5) and James (1). Margaret had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Mary was listed as a farmer’s daughter, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael, Martin, Bridget, Patrick and Thomas were all listed as scholars. No language is listed for the remaining 6 children. Michael, Martin and Bridget were all able to read and write. Patrick was able to read only; while Thomas and James were listed as being unable to read. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Noone was listed as being the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Diskin, (55), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick lived with his wife Honor (48) and their 4 children, Maggie (16), Mary (15), Honor (14) and Patrick (10). Honor had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Maggie, Mary and Honor were all listed as farmer’s daughters, while Patrick was a scholar. All 4 spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. 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 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Catherine Mullaney, (60), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Catherine lived with her 5 children, Mary (26), James (23), Bridget (21), John (19 and Catherine (13). Mary and Bridget were both listed as farmers’ daughters; while James and John were listed as farmers’ sons. Catherine was listed as a scholar.  All of Catherine’s 5 children spoke Irish and English and were all able to read and write. Catherine and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Catherine Mullaney was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Thomas Melia, (53), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his wife Winifred (51) and their 3 children Michael (21), Mary (18) and Catherine (11). Winifred had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael was a farmer’s son; while Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Catherine was a scholar. All 3 of the children spoke Irish and English and all 3 were able to read and write. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Melia was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Catherine Mullarkey, (53), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Catherine lived with her daughter Mary (16). Mary was listed as a farmer’s daughter. No language was listed for Mary, but she was able to read and write. Mary was listed as single. Catherine and Mary lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Catherine Mullarkey was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

Martin Ronan, (50), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Martin lived with his wife Sarah (40) and their 9 children, Michael (26), Martin (24), Thomas (22), Bridget (16), Mary (14), Patrick (11), John (8), Winifred (4) and Sarah (2). Sarah was one of the residents in Shanballymore who were born in Co Roscommon. Sarah had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Michael, Martin and Thomas were all listed as farmer’s sons. Bridget and Mary were farmer’s daughters. Patrick, John and Winifred were all listed as scholars. Michael, Martin, Thomas, Bridget, Mary and Patrick all spoke Irish and English. No language was listed for John, Winifred and Sarah. All the children except for Winifred and Sarah were all able to read and write. Martin and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Martin Ronan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Martin Keadin, (35), was one of the people living in Shanballymore who was born in Co Roscommon. He gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English, but was unable to read or write. Martin lived with his wife Homa [sic] (31), and their 4 children, Michael (4), Ellen (3), Mary (2) and Patrick (7mths). Homa was listed as a farmer, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael, Ellen, Mary and Patrick were all listed as being unable to read. No language or occupation was listed for the children. Also living in the Keadin household was Margaret Vassey (14), she was listed as a domestic servant. Margaret had no language listed, but she was able to read and write. Margaret was also one of the residents born in Co Roscommon. Martin and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Martin Keadin was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Michael Nestor, (58), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Honor (45) and their 6 children, Thomas (25), Mary, (19), Edward (17), John (15), Patrick and James (12). Honor had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Thomas, Edward and John were all listed as farmer’s sons; while Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick and James were both scholars. All the children except Patrick and James spoke Irish and English. All 6 children were able to read and write. All 6 were also listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Nestor was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 4 out-offices or farm steadings.

 

Census 1911

There were 25 buildings in Shanballymore, consisting of 24 households and 1 National School in 1911. There were a total of 138 inhabitants, 77 male and 61 female.  All the residents were all born in Co Galway, except for 7. These 7 residents were born in Co Mayo, Co Roscommon, Co Tipperary and England. All the residents were Roman Catholic. All the buildings were built, with permanent materials i.e. brick, stone or concrete and were classified as private dwellings. All the roofs were built of perishable material i.e. thatch or wood except 2 houses which had tile or slate on the roof. The heads of the households were: Thomas Kielty, Mary Mullarkey, Ellen Connally, Catherine Cunniffe, Catherine Birmingham, Patrick Diskin, John Kielty, Michael Keelty, Martin Keelty, James Higgins, John Lally, Thomas Fleming, Patrick Ronan, Patrick Lally, Patrick Diskin, Michael Tully, Michael Ronayne, Patrick Noone, Patrick Diskin, Winifred Melia, Catherine Mullaney, Martin Ronan, Martin Keadin and Michael Nestor. The 1911 census forms were collected on 2nd May 1911.

 

Thomas Kielty, (80), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his wife Mary (78), son Martin (49), daughter in law Bridget (43) and their 8 grandchildren, Mary Delia (15), Margaret (14), Thomas (12), Ellen (10), Catherine (8), John Martin (6), Winifred (3) and James (1).  Mary Kielty had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas and Mary had been married 50 years in 1911, and had 6 children born alive, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Martin Kielty was listed as a farmers’ son, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Martin was married to Bridget, she had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Martin and Bridget had been married 16 years in 1911, and had 8 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary Delia and Margaret had no occupations listed, they both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Thomas, Ellen, Catherine, John Martin and Winifred were all listed as scholars, Thomas spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. No language was listed for the youngest 5 children. Ellen and Catherine were both able to read and write, while John Martin could read only. Winifred and James were both listed as being unable to read. All 8 of Martin and Bridget’s children were listed as single. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Kielty was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 2 cow houses, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 2 sheds.

Mary Mullarkey, (78), a widow, had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was able to read only. Mary lived with her sons Patrick (40) and Thomas (36). Patrick was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas gave his occupation as a general labourer, he had no language or literacy listed. Both Patrick and Thomas were listed as single. Mary and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Mary Mullarkey was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Ellen Connally, (63), lived with her sister Mary (50). Both ladies spoke Irish and English, both were able to read and write and both had given seamstresses as occupation. Both Ellen and Mary were listed as single. Ellen and her sister lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Catherine Cunniffe was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Catherine Cunniffe, (69), a widow, had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Catherine lived with her son Michael (37), daughter Sarah (33) and niece Mary Kate Delaney (8). Michael was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Sarah gave her occupation as a school teacher, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Mary Kate Delaney was listed as a scholar, she had no language listed but she was able to read and write. Michael, Sarah and Mary Kate were all listed as single. Catherine and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 5 rooms. Catherine Cunniffe was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Catherine Birmingham, (73) a widow, had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Catherine was one of the residents in the townland to have been born in Co Roscommon. Catherine lived with her son Thomas (24), he gave his occupation as a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas was listed as single. Catherine and her son lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Catherine Birmingham was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 piggery.

Patrick Diskin, (25), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick lived with his wife Kate (26) and daughter Mary (3mths). Mary had no occupation or language listed, although she was able to read and write. Patrick and Kate had been married 1 year in 1911, and had 1 child born alive and who was still alive in 1911. Mary had no occupation or language listed, she is listed as being unable to read. Also living in the Diskin household was a boarder, Thomas Ronan (79). Thomas was a retired farmer, who spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Thomas was listed as a widower. 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 stable, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Kielty, (84), a widower, was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. John lived with his son Patrick (33), daughter in law Annie (36) and their 5 children, John J (8), Peter S (8), Michael (7), Winifred (5) and Patrick (3). Patrick was a farm labourer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Annie had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick and Annie had been married 9 years and had 5 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. John J, Peter S, Michael, Winifred and Patrick were all listed as scholars. All the children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Kielty was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Keelty, (54), gave his occupation as a farmer. He spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Mary (55) and 6 of their children, Winifred (22), James (20), John (18), Michael P (13), Martin B (9) and Mary Delia (6). Mary had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael and Mary had been married 24 years in 1911 and had 7 children born alive, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Winifred had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. James and John were both farm labourers, both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Michael P, Martin B and Mary Delia were all listed as scholars, all 3 spoke Irish and English and all 3 were able to read and write. All 6 of the children were listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Keelty was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 2 piggeries and 1 barn.

Martin Keelty, (53), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Martin lived with his wife Bridget (53), their 9 children, Patrick (23), Mary (21), Michael (19), Julia (17), Bridget (15), James (14), Martin (12), Maggie (10) and Sabina (5), and his father James (86). Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Martin and Bridget had been married 24 years in 1911, and had 9 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Martins’ father, James was listed as a retired farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. James was listed as being widowed. Patrick and Michael were listed as farm labourers. Mary and Julia had no occupations listed. Bridget, James, Martin, Maggie and Sabina were all listed as scholars. All 9 children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. All 9 children were listed as single. Martin and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Martin Keelty was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

James Higgins, (25), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. James lived with his brother Peter (23), and Cousins Edward (12) and Thomas (10) Birmingham. Peter was listed as a farmers’ brother, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Edward and Thomas Birmingham were both listed as scholars, both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write.  James and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. James Higgins was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Lally, (48), gave occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John lived with his wife Bridget (40), their 9 children, Thomas (17), Michael (17), James (15), John M (14), Patrick (13), Mary G (12), Delia (11), Kate Ellen (7)  and Stephen (2). Also living with the Lally family is John’s, sister–in-law Kate Weston, (38). Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John and Bridget had been married 18 years in 1911 and had 10 children born alive, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas, Michael, James and John M were all listed as farmer’s sons. Patrick, Mary G, Delia and Kate Ellen were all listed as scholars. All the children were able to read and write except for Stephen. No language was listed for any of the children. All the children were listed as single. Kate Weston, had no occupation or language listed, she was able to read and write. Kate was listed as single. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Lally 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 shed.

Thomas Fleming, (54), gave his occupation as a blacksmith, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his wife Mary (53) and their 8 children, Celia (21), Martin (19), Mary (17), Patrick (15), John (13), Thomas (9), Nora (9) and Ellen (6). Mary was one of the residents in the townland who were born in Co Mayo. Mary had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas and Mary had been married 23 years in 1911, and had 10 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Celia and Mary had no occupations listed, both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Martin was listed as a blacksmith, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick, John, Thomas, Nora and Ellen were all listed as scholars. No language was listed for the 5 youngest children. Patrick and John were both able to read and write. Thomas, Nora and Ellen were all listed as being unable to read. All of Thomas’s children present were listed as single. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and 5 rooms. Thomas Fleming was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Patrick Ronan, (73), a widower, was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick lived with his sons Michael (24) and Thomas (18) and daughter Mary (20). Michael and Thomas were both listed as farmer’s sons; while Mary had no occupation listed. All 3 spoke Irish and English and were all able to read and write. All 3 were also listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Ronan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Lally, (50), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick lived with his wife Julia (40) and their 8 children Mary ES (15), Kate (13), Thomas (12), John (11), Bridget (9), Patrick (7), Julia Agnes (4) and Maggie (2). Julia was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick and Julia had been married 16 years in 1911 and had 8 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary ES was listed as a farmer’s daughter. Kate, Thomas, John, Bridget, Patrick, Julia Agnes and Maggie were all listed as scholars. No language was listed for the youngest 7 children; while Mary ES spoke Irish and English. Kate, Thomas, John and Bridget were all able to read and write, Patrick was listed as being able to read only. Julia Agnes and Maggie were both listed as being unable to read. All of Patricks’ children were listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Lally 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 and 1 barn.

Patrick Diskin, (65), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Patrick lived with his wife Bridget (73). In 1911 Patrick and Bridget had been married 40 years, and had 6 children born alive, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Patrick and his wife lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Patrick Diskin was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Michael Tully, (56), a widower, gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his son Thomas (25). Michael had been married 30 years, before his wife’s death, and had 4 children born alive, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas also gave his occupation as a farmer, he was listed as single. Thomas spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael and his son lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Tully was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Michael Ronayne, (52), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Katherine (41) and their 3 children Mary Julia (4), Thomas (3) and Kathleen (2). Katherine had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael and Katherine had been married 4 years in 1911 and had 3 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary Julia was listed as a scholar, she was able to read. No language was listed for any of the children. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Ronayne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Patrick Noone, (69), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick lived with his wife Margaret (60) and 6 of their children Martin (21), Bridget (18), Patrick (16), Thomas (14), James (11) and John (8). Patrick and Margaret had been married 28 years in 1911 and had 9 children born alive, 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. Margaret had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write.  No occupations were listed for the children. All 6 children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Noone was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Diskin, (73), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick lived with his wife Norah (67) and 2 of their adult children Mary (25) and Patrick (20). Patrick and Norah had been married 46 years in 1911 and had 6 children born alive, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. Norah gave her occupation as a housekeeper, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Mary had no occupation or language listed, she was able to read and write. Patrick was listed as a farm labourer, he also had no language listed, but was able to read and write. Both Mary and Patrick were listed as single. There was a visitor present in the Diskin household on the night of the census, Norah Jennings (9), was one of the people who had been born in co Roscommon, she was listed as a scholar, no language was listed but she was able to read and write. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house withy 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 and 1 barn.

Winifred Melia, (72), as a widow, had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Winifred lived with her son Patrick (40) and daughter Catherine (21). Patrick was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Catherine had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Both Patrick and Catherine were listed as single. Winifred and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Winifred Melia was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Catherine Mullaney, (73), a widow, had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Catherine lived with her son John (30) and grandson John Willy (8).  John had no occupation listed, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John was listed as single. John Willy was born in England, he was listed as a scholar, no language was listed for him, but he was able to read. Catherine and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Catherine Mullaney was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Martin Ronan, (72), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was and to read and write. Martin lived with his wife Sarah (72) and 3 of their children Michael (40), John (17) and Sarah (16). Martin and Sarah had been married 44 years in 1911 and had 9 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Sarah had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English, but was unable to read or write. Michael and John were both listed as farmers sons’, Sarah had no occupation listed. All 3 children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. All 3 were also listed as single. Martin and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Martin Ronan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Martin Keadin, (55), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Martin was one of the persons in the townland born in Co Roscommon, he lived with his wife Honora (50) and their 4 children Michael (15), Mary (12), Martin (8) and James (4). Martin and Honora had been married 16 years in 1911 and had 6 children born alive, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Honora was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael was listed as a farmers’ son; while Mary was listed as a farmers’ daughter. Both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Martin was a scholar, he spoke English only and he was able to read. James had no occupation, he also spoke English only but he was unable to read. Martin and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Martin Keadin was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Michael Nestor, (73), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Honoria (75) and 2 of their children Patrick (42) and Thomas (22). Michael and Honoria had been married 43 years in 1911 and had 9 children born alive, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. Honoria was born in Co Tipperary, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Thomas and Patrick both gave their occupations as general labourers, both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Thomas and Patrick were also listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Nestor was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

 

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