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Liskeevy, County Galway

Lios Ciabhaigh, ringfort, enclosure

Liskeevy is situated in the civil parish of Liskeevy, barony of Dunmore. It is located in the south end of the parish bounded on the south by the parish of Kilbannon, on the east by the townland of Kilgevrin, on the west by the parish of Kilbannon and the townland of Belmont and on the North by the townland of Belmont and the parish of Addergoole.

The Down Survey map 1641 (pre Cromwell) provides no information about Liskeevy. However, the Down Survey map 1670 (post Cromwell) states that the owner was the provost of Tuam, a protestant. 277 of unprofitable land and 167 acres of both profitable and forfeited land are specified.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838 provides various spellings of this townland: Lios Giabhaigh, Lissgeevy, Lisskeevy, Liskeviny and Liskeevoy. According to this source, Liskeevy was the property of Mr James Lynch, Toonlagee, County Galway. It contains 619½ acres statue measure including about 15 acres of bog. There are 2 ancient forts in the west end of Liskeevy. There is also a triangulation station in this townland.

Census 1841 – 1851

Liskeevy consisted of an area of 619 acres 2 roods 22 perches. In 1841, there was a total population of 477 residents, 235 were male and 242 were female. There were 76 inhabited houses and 2 unoccupied houses. By 1851, the population decreased to 185 people, 94 were male and 91 were female who occupied a total of 34 houses. The poor law valuation rate paid was £226-10-0.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Thomas McGagh – Application Number C16 4434Thomas McGagh applied for the pension on the 31st July 1916. At the time of the application, his address was C/O Thomas O’Donnell, Milltown, Co Galway. According to Thomas, his parents were William and Bridget McGagh (nee Connolly). Thomas was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Catherine Fitzgerald – Application Number C17 1705Catherine Fitzgerald applied for the pension on the 22nd February 1917. At the time of the application, her address was Mrs Catherine McNamara. According to Catherine, her parents were Pat and Bridget Fitzgerald (nee Connolly). Catherine was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Honor Brennan – Application Number C20 3358Honor Brennan applied for the pension on the 28th February 1920. At the time of the application, her address was Mrs Honor Grady, Milltown, Tuam, Co Galway. According to Honor, her parents were Pat and Bridget Brennan (nee Gibbons). Honor was awarded an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Tom Carney – Application Number C20 4826Tom Carney applied for the pension on the 6th April 1920. At the time of the application, his address was 5 Shuttle St, Tyldesley, near Manchester, England. According to Tom, his parents were Bryan and Margaret Carney (nee Keane). Tom was awarded an annual pension of £16-16-0.

James Mongan – Application Number C20 8922James Mongan applied for the pension on the 21st September 1920. At the time of the application, his address was Liskeevy, Milltown, Tuam, Co Galway. According to James, his parents were Michael and Anne Monaghan who were married in 1836. James was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Edward Kelly – Application Number C22 1479Edward Kelly applied for the pension on the 15th March 1922. At the time of the application, his address was Mr John Higgins, Dunbally, Brownsgrove, Tuam, Co Galway. According to Edward, his parents were Walter and Sarah Kelly. Edward was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Catherine Lynch was leased 303 acres 3 roods 23 perches of herd’s house and land by the ecclesiastical commrs. She then became the main lessor in Liskeevy. She leased tenements to the following tenants: William Blake, John Magrath [sic], Michael & Thomas McCormack, Thomas Kelly, William McGrath, Thomas McGrath, John McGrath, Michael Kirwan, Winifred Walsh, John Discon [sic], Patrick Brennan, Thomas Begley, Michael Mangan, Patrick Reilly and James McDonagh. William Blake was also an immediate lessor. He leased tenements to Michael Leonard and Laurence Corcoran.

William Blake paid a rent of £22-15-0 for 40 acres 2 roods 24 perches of house, offices and land. William Blake paid a further £5 for 6 acres 1 rood 32 perches of house, office and land. John Magrath paid £1-15-0 for 1 acre 3 roods 0 perches of house and land. Michael and Thomas McCormack paid £26-30-0 for 65 acres 0 roods 17 perches of house, offices and land. Thomas Kelly paid £2-10-0 for 8 acres 1 rood 35 perches of house, offices and land. William, Thomas and John McGrath together paid £12-35-0 for 39 acres 0 roods 35 perches of house, offices and land. Michael Kirwan and Winifred Walsh together paid £4-28-0 for 10 acres 2 roods 10 perches of house, office and land. John Discon paid £1-2-0 for 2 acres 0 roods 10 perches of house and land. Patrick Brennan paid £20-10-0 for 54 acres 1 rood 18 perches of house, offices and land. Patrick also had 4 acres 3 roods 26 perches of cutaway bog which he did not pay any fee for. Thomas Begley paid £10-10-0 for 1 rood of house, offices and garden. Patrick Reilly paid £6 for 10 acres 3 roods 10 perches of house, offices and land. James McDonagh paid £16-5-0 for 39 acres 3 roods 7 perches of house, office and land. Michael Leonard paid £6-15-0 for 7 acres 1 rood 30 perches of house, office and land. Laurence Corcoran paid £3-5-0 for 4 acres 0 roods 25 perches of house and land.

Census 1901

There were 20 households in Liskeevy in 1901. Overall there were 133 people, 66 were male and 67 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics. Most women who were married to farmers listed their occupation as a farmer’s wife. The heads of households were: Patrick Forde, Edward Blake, John Cuffe, Sarah Cosgrove, Thomas Brennan, Patrick Brennan, Patrick McCormack, John Kelly, Bridget McCormick [sic], John McCormack, John McGah, Richard Walsh, Martin Walsh, Patt McGah, James Mongan, Michael Glynn, Mathias Rielly [sic], Patt Keating, Mary Bugly and John O’Neil [sic]The census forms were collected on the 25th April 1901. All houses were built as private dwellings. The house walls were made of permanent material. Each house roof was made of perishable material with the exception of one house where the Cuffe family lived; the roof was made of permanent material. 

Patrick Forde (60) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (50). They lived with their 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Edward (32) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son who was married to Maggie (34). Maggie worked as a school teacher. Sabina (18) and Katie (15) recorded their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Maggie (12), Ellie Maria (4) and Kathleen (3) were scholars. The 7 eldest members of the Forde family could read and write. Naturally, the 3 youngest children could not read. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. All of the children spoke English with the exception of the youngest child. The whole Forde family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Forde owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Edward Blake (75) was a widower. He worked as a farmer. He lived with his son William (50), his daughter-in-law Mary (45) and his 6 grandchildren. William documented his occupation as a farmer’s son. Maria (27), Kate (19) and Sibina [sic] (15) listed their occupations as farmer’s granddaughters. Michael (24), Edward (22) and John (14) recorded their occupations as farmer’s grandsons. Micl [sic] Burke (68) was an unmarried servant. He worked as a stone breaker. Michl burke was unable to read. The members of the Blake family were able to read and write. All of the household spoke Irish and English. Every occupant was born in County Galway. The Blake family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 10 people shared 4 rooms. Edward Blake owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Cuffe (40) worked as a miles man. He was married to Ellen (36). Ellen worked as a gate housekeeper. They lived with their 5 children. Edward (11), Catherine (13) and Henry (9) were scholars. The 5 eldest members of the family were able to read and write. These 5 members of the Cuffe family were born in County Mayo. Charles (6) and Jeffery (9 months) were born in County Galway. Naturally Charles and Jeffery could not read at this stage. Catherine Meehan (80) was a visitor to the household. She was a widow who was born in County Mayo. She could not read. However, Catherine along with the other 2 adults in the house were able to speak English and Irish. The 4 eldest children spoke English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. GS & W railway owned the land on which the house was situated. There were no farm buildings on this land.

Sarah Cosgrove (60) was a widow who worked as a herd. She lived with her 3 unmarried children. James (35) recorded his occupation as a herd’s son. Sarah (19) and Annie (16) listed their occupations as herd’s daughters. The Cosgrove family were born in County Galway. Delia Gallaher (16) who was born in England was a visitor in the house. She spoke English while the rest of the household were able to speak Irish and English. All occupants were able to read and write except for the head of family Sarah; she could not read. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. JD McDonagh owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Thomas Brennan (67) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his 3 unmarried children. Michael (24) and Patrick (22) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Anny [sic] (26) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. The Brennan family were all born in County Galway. They could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. Thos Brennan owned the land on which the land was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Patrick Brennan (43) was a farmer. He was married to Sarah (30). They lived with their 10 children. Delia (18), Katy (10), Maggie (8), Norah (6) and Mary (3) recorded their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Patrick (13), Thomas (12), James (5), Peter (4) and John (7 months) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. The Brennan family were all born in Galway. The 9 eldest members of the family were able to read and write apart from the 3 youngest children. Peter could read while his 2 younger siblings naturally could not read. The 7 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Children between the ages of 6 years and 3 years old spoke English. All of the Brennan family were born in County Galway. The Brennan family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows. 12 people occupied 4 rooms. Patrick Brennan owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Patrick McCormack (68) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (61). They lived with their 8 children. Thomas (40) and James (28) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Onnie (20) and Mary (35) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. John (6), Patrick (3) and Delia (4) were scholars. Onnie was 1 year old. The 7 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The 2 children Patrick and Delia spoke English. There was no language listed for Onnie. The head of family Patrick along with Thomas, James, Onnie and Mary could read and write. His wife Mary and 6 year old John could read. The 3 youngest children could not read. All of the McCormack family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 10 people occupied 3 rooms. Patrick McCormack owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 barn.

John Kelly (60) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (60). They lived with their 3 unmarried children. Michael (20) and Pat (22) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Ellen (24) documented her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Although John and Mary could not read, their 3 children were able to read and write. The whole family spoke Irish and English. They were all born in County Galway. The Kelly family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Kelly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Bridget McCormick  [sic] (70) was a widow who worked as a farmer. She lived with her son John, daughter-in-law Mary and her 3 grandsons. John (38) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary (28) recorded her occupations as a farmer’s daughter-in-law. Although Bridget could not read, John and Mary could read and write. All 3 adults spoke Irish and English. Patrick (7), Thomas (5) and Daniel (2) could not read but they spoke English. The family were all born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget McCormick owned the house on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

John McCormack (40) was a farmer. He was married to Kate (35). They lived with their 6 children. Mary (13) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Margret (11), Delia (9), John (6) and Honnie [sic] (4) were scholars. Kate was 1 year old. The members of the McCormack family were born in County Galway. The 5 eldest members of the household were able to read and write. 6 year old John could read while the 2 youngest children could not read at this stage. The 6 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. Honnie spoke English. The McCormack family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John McCormack owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

John McGah [sic] (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (35). They lived with 4 young children: Michael (3), William (6) was a scholar, Thomas (2) and Honar [sic] John’s mother Bridget (80), a widow also lived in the house. She was a retired farmer. Bridget and the children could not read. John and his wife Bridget were able to read and write. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English. All members of the family were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John McGah owned the land on which his house was situated. There were no out-offices or farm buildings located on this land.

Richard Walsh (60) was a farmer. He was married to Annie (33). They lived with their 6 children. Mary (10) listed her occupations as a farmer’s daughter. Katie (9) and Bridget (7) were scholars. None of the family could read except for Katie; she could read only. All of the Walsh family were born in County Galway. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The Walsh family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Richard Walsh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house.

Martin Walsh (50) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (50). They lived with their unmarried son Michael (22). His occupation was listed as a farmer’s son. None of the Walsh family could read. They all spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Martin Walsh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Patt McGah [sic] (55) worked as a farmer. He was married to Winnie (45). Although Winnie could not read, Patt could read and write. They lived with their 9 children. Willie (18) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Maggie (20) and Ellie (16) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Delia (14), Katie (12), Winnie (10), Nora (4) and Dan (6) were scholars. Patrick was 2 years old. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The 10 eldest members of the household were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 11 people occupied just 3 rooms. John McGah owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house.

James Mongan (44) worked as a shoemaker and farmer. He was married to Mary (39). They lived with their 6 children. Michael (15), Annie (13), James (11), John (9), Mary Ellen (7) and Anthony (5) were scholars. All members of the family were born in County Galway. They were all able to read and write except for the 2 youngest children; they could read. All of the family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Mongan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Michael Glynn (38) worked as a herd. He was married to Margaret (36). They lived with their 3 children. Mary (11), Daniel (9) and Thomas (5) were scholars. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. They were able to read and write except for Thomas; he could just read. 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. Michael Glynn owned the land on which his house was situated. He also owned 2 farm buildings.

Mathias Rielly (63) worked as a farmer. He was married to Anne (60). They lived with their unmarried son Thomas (26). Although Anne and Thomas could not read, Mathias was able to read and write. All 3 members of the family 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. Mathias Rielly owned the land on which his house as situated. There were no farm buildings located on this land.

Patt Keating (46) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (44). They lived with Patt’s mother Kate (70), a widow who was a retired farmer. Although Mary and Kate could not read, Patt was able to read and write. They could all speak Irish and English. The Keating family were all born in County Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Patrick Keating owned the land on which his house was situated. He also owned 1 farm building.

Mary Bugly (50) worked as a farmer. She was married but there is no mention of her husband on the census form. She lived with her 4 children. Patrick (19), James (13) and John (16) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (10) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Although Mary could not read, all of her children were able to read and write. All of the family spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Mary Bugly owned the land on which her house was situated. She also owned 1 farm building.

John O’Neill (35) was an unmarried farmer. He lived with his sister Mary (45). Her occupation was listed as a farmer’s sister. She was also unmarried. Although Mary could not read, John was able to read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. John and Mary were both born in County Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John O’Neill owned the land on which his house was situated. He also owned 2 farm buildings.

Census 1911

There were 20 households in Liskeevy in 1911. There were 110 inhabitants, 61 were male and 49 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics. Most people were born in County Galway. John, Ellen, Catherine and Henry Cuffe were the only inhabitants born in County Mayo. Most head of families worked as farmers. There were some people who had specialised occupations. Most notably, there was a school teacher, a stone breaker, a miles man, 2 herds and a shoemaker. The heads of households were: Catherine Forde, Edward Blake, Michael Glynn, Mary Begley, James Mangan, Patrick Keating, Matthias Reilly, John Cuffe, Sarah Cosgrove, Patrick McCormack, John Kelly, John (Michael) McCormack, John (Tom) McCormack, John McGagh, Patrick McGagh, Annie Walshe, Martin Walshe, John Neill, Michael Brennan and Patrick Brennan. The census forms which were collected on the 19th April 1911 showed that all houses were listed as private dwellings. There was 1 house which was under construction and Patrick Kelly owned the land on which this house was being built. Overall, there were a total of 95 farm buildings in Liskeevy. There were 12 stables, 15 cow houses, 6 calf houses, 17 piggeries, 19 fowl houses, 16 barns and 10 cart houses.

Catherine Forde (69) was a widow. There was no occupation listed for her. She lived with her son Edward (42), her daughter Ellen (36), her daughter-in-law Margaret (48) and her 5 grandchildren. Edward worked as a farmer. Ellen who was single had no occupation listed for her. Margaret was a national school teacher. At the time of the 1911 census, Edward and Margaret were married for 16 years, had 7 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Eilleen [sic] Maria (15), Edward (11), Sabina (10) and Dermot (8) were scholars. All of the family were able to read and write with the exception of the youngest child William Martin (4). The 7 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The Forde family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front window. 9 people occupied 4 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Edward Forde owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Edward Blake (88) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his son William M (66), his daughter-in-law Mary (60), his 3 grandchildren and his 2 great grandchildren. William M listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary along with Michael (35), Edward (32) and Kate (29) had no occupations listed for them. At the time of the 1911 census, William M and Mary were married for 38 years, had 6 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Willis Joe (6) and Kathleen (5) were scholars. The entire family were able to read and write. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The Blake family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 6 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Edward Blake owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Glynn (53) worked as a farmer and shepherd. He was married to Margaret (55). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 25 years, had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary (22) and Daniel (19) had no occupations listed for them. Thomas (15) worked as a shop assistant. Patrick (7) was a scholar. All of the Glynn family spoke Irish and English apart from the youngest child; there was no language listed for him. Delia Byrne (22) was a visitor to the house. There was no occupation listed for her. All occupants were all able to read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Michael Glynn 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 Begley (73) was a widow who worked as a farmer. She lived with her 3 single children. Patrick (31) and John (29) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (25) had no occupation listed for her. All the family spoke Irish and English. Although the head of the family Mary could not read, all of her children could read and write. The Begley family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and her house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Mary Begley owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

James Mangan (59) worked as a farmer and bootmaker. He lived with his wife Mary (58). There was no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, James and Mary were married for 27 years, had 7 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 3 single children. James (23) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary Ellen (17) had no occupation listed for her. Anthony (15) was a scholar. All of the Mangan family were able to read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 5 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. James Mangan 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.

Patrick Keating (72) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (69). At the time of the 1911 census, Patrick and Mary were married for 30 years. They had no children. Although Mary could not read, Patrick was able to read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Patrick Keating owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Matthias Reilly (74) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his 2 single sons. Patrick (50) and Thomas (37) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Although Thomas could not read, his father and brother were able to read and write. They all spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Matthias Reilly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Cuffe (50) worked as a railway miles man. He lived with his wife Ellen (50). There was no occupation listed for Ellen. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 24 years, had 7 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 3 single children. Catherine (23) had no occupation listed for her either. Henry (19) worked as an agricultural labourer. Jeoffery (11) was a scholar. All the family were able to read and write. They also spoke Irish and English except for Catherine; there was no language listed for her. The Cuffe family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. It was the only house in the townland of Liskeevy that the house walls and house roof were both made of permanent material. GS & W Railway Company owned the land on which the house was situated. They did not own any out-offices or farm buildings.

Sarah Cosgrove (74) was a widow who worked as a farmer. She lived with her single son Thomas (34). Thomas worked as a shepherd. Although Sarah could not read, Thomas was able to read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Sarah Cosgrove owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick McCormack (78) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (73). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 57 years, had 9 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget (43) was married for 16 years, had 2 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1911. James (38) was listed as being a single farmer’s son. Norah (30) had no occupation listed for her. There were 4 grandchildren recorded on the census form. Delia (15) had no occupation documented. Patrick (13), Norah (11) and Michael (9) were scholars. All occupants were able to read and write except for Mary; she could not read. The 7 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. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Patrick McCormack owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

John Kelly (74) was a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (74). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 7 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. Peter (33) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Patrick (28) worked as a farmer. Both sons were single. None of the Kelly could read but they all spoke Irish and English. The Kelly family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. John Kelly 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 Michael McCormack (55) worked as farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (59). There was no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 18 years, had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 single children. Patrick (18) and Thomas (15) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Daniel (12) and Michael (8) were scholars. Martin was 4 years old. All of the family were able to read and write except for the youngest child; naturally Martin could not read at this stage. The 5 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The McCormack family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. John Michael McCormack owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

John Tom McCormack (56) was a farmer. He lived with his wife Kate (54). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 25 years, had 10 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 7 single children. Mary (24) and Delia (18) had no occupation listed for them. John P (16) listed their occupation as a farmer’s son. Norah (13), Katie (11), Daniel (7) and Ellie (5) were scholars. All of the family were able to read and write except for the youngest child; naturally Ellie could not read at this stage. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 9 people occupied 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. John Tom McCormack 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 McGagh (55) listed his occupation as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (40). There was no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 16 years, had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 4 single children. William (16) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Annie (15) had no occupation listed for her. Thomas (12) and Margaret (9) were scholars. The entire McGagh family were able to read and write. The 5 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. John McGagh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Patrick McGagh (71) was a farmer. He lived with his wife Winifred (60). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 10 children, 10 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 6 single children. William (30) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Bridget (27) and Winifred (20) had no occupation listed for them. Daniel (18) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Norah (16) and Patrick (14) were scholars. Although the parents were not able to read, the children could read and write. The whole household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Patrick McGagh owned the land on which is could was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Annie Walshe (60) was a widow who worked as a farmer. She lived with her 4 single children. Delia (18) had no occupation listed for her. John (16) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Patrick (13) and Annie (11) were scholars. Although the head of household Annie could not read, all of her children were able to read and write. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Annie Walshe owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Martin Walshe (80) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (81). There was no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 4 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their single son Michael (30). Michael’s occupation was listed as a farmer’s son. He was the only member of the family that could read and write. His parents could not read. All 3 members of the Walshe spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Martin Walshe owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

John Neill (55) worked as a farmer. He lived with his sister Mary (71). There was no occupation listed for her. Although John could not read and Mary could read only, they both spoke Irish and English. John and Mary were both single. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. John Neill owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 fowl house.

Michael Brennan (36) listed his occupation as a farmer. He lived with his sister Annie (38). There was no occupation listed for her. Catherine Walshe (20) was recorded on the census form. She worked as a domestic servant. All the household were able to read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. All 3 occupants were single. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Michael Brennan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick Brennan (55) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Sarah (50). There was no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 26 years, had 9 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 7 single children. Patrick (25), Thomas (23) and James (16) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary Ann (13), Peter (14) and John (9) were scholars. There was no occupation listed for Annie (17). The entire family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows. 9 people occupied 4 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. Patrick Brennan 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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