Billymore/Carrowntobber

Antoinette Lydon

Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber) is in the civil parish of Kilcummin. The civil Parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish of Kilcummin, Galway West. In general the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same as is the case in the Kilcummin Oughterard area.

Carrowntober is in the Electoral Division of Oughterard, in Civil Parish of Kilcummin, in the Barony of Moycullen, in the County of Galway

The Irish form of the name is Bile mór or Ceathramhadh an tobair,  Translation – great tree [or] quarter of the well

Other Forms of the Name

Ballymore or Carrowntober
Bile mór or Ceathramhadh an tobair
Ballymore
Billemore
Millemore
Billymore alias Carrunetober
Carrontubber
Comuntober

Placenames within townland:

St. Cummin’s Well – Also known as Kilcummin well. A holy well most likely once located to the north-east of the townland, now officially in the townland of Lemonfield.

Ringfort – On a rise in rough scrubland to the south of the townland. No visible surface trace remains.

Boundaries:

Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber)  is situated in the northern extremity of Kilcummin parish.

Carrowntober borders the following other townlands:

Area:

Billymore  contains 303 acres perches about of which 140 acres are under tillage and pasture, the remainder is bog and rough pasture. The Clifden and Oughterard road runs along it.

Landlord:

Captain O’Flahertie, Esq., Lemonfield, Proprietor.
O’Flahertie (Lemonfield) – The O’Flaherties of Lemonfield were descended from the O’Flaherties of Aughnanure Castle near Oughterard, county Galway. Their estate was in the parish of Kilcummin, barony of Moycullen, county Galway, and Lemonfield, close to the village of Oughterard, was their seat from the mid 18th century. There are some 17th and 19th century records relating to them in the Westport Papers. The O’Flahertie estate of over 4500 acres was advertised for sale in 1854 and a reduced acreage of 2346 acres in 1864. Both rentals included lead mines and a black marble quarry. The Irish Times reports that the 1864 sale saw many of the lots bought by a Mr. Carpenter. In the 1870s the O’Flaherties owned 2340 acres in county Galway. By March 1916 they had accepted offers from the Congested Districts’ Board for parts of their estate.

The family spelt the name O‘fflahertie.

Downs Survey
Townland of BILLYMORE or CARROWNTOBER

No townland information available.

The Down Survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).

Down Survey website

The Tithe Applotment Books

About the Records

Tithes were a tax on agricultural produce which was payable by the occupiers of agricultural land. They were the main source of income for the parish clergy of the Church of Ireland (the largest Protestant church and the church established by law). However, in many parishes a large part of the tithes were ‘appropriate’, which meant that they were payable to a bishop, cathedral chapter or other ecclesiastical recipient, or were ‘impropriate’, which generally meant that they were payable to a local landowner. The parishes used in the Tithe Applotment Books are civil or Church of Ireland parishes, which often differ in name and territory from Catholic parishes, Acts of Parliament of 1823 and 1832 provided for the conversion of tithes into a fixed charge on land, and specified the average price of wheat or oats in the parish in the seven years before 1821 as the basis on which the tithes would be calculated. They also extended the application of tithes to pasture, where previously they had been levied only on tillage.

This change in the law resulted in the valuation of individual holdings in almost all parishes containing agricultural land, in order to assess the portion of the tithes for which each occupier of land would be liable. The apportionment was recorded for each Church of Ireland parish in a Tithe Composition Applotment Book. The information was collected and the amounts were calculated by two Parochial Commissioners, one of whom was appointed by the cess-payers of the parish and the other by the relevant Diocese of the Church of Ireland. This procedure was carried out in over 2,500 parishes between the years 1823 and 1837.

The Tithe Applotment Books are in a variety of formats, from a few pages sewn together to elaborately bound volumes. In most cases they are written in manuscript throughout, although some consist of manuscript entries on printed questionnaires. The information in the books is broadly uniform and generally includes at least the name of occupier; the size of holding, the valuation and the tithe payable. In some cases more detailed information is provided. Some volumes have maps and most have certificates and correspondence attached.

The sub-divisions of the parish were recorded. Some of these subdivisions, such as ploughlands, ceased to be in official use after the six inch survey of the Ordnance Survey was completed in the 1840s. Only productive land was subject to tithe, and the books usually distinguish between this tithable land and untithable land such as roads or mountains. Tithable land was in some cases classified by quality, and a money value was given to each class. In some cases the proportion of tithe payable to the rector, vicar or lay proprietor of the tithes was set out. The column for observations was sometimes completed, with information about commonage, for example.

There are a number of other points that should be noted. The acreages given in the Tithe Applotment Books are in Irish or Plantation measure, which is 1.62 times larger than statute measure. Only occupiers of land at the time of the tithe composition are recorded, so not all heads of households living in a parish at the time are included. Only rural areas are systematically covered, although inhabitants of towns who held plots of cultivable land are included. The equivalent tax in urban areas, Minister’s Money, has left few records.

The Tithe Applotment Books are an important source of information for a wide variety of researchers of pre-Famine Ireland. They provide the first surviving national list of the occupiers of land, and are used by genealogists as a partial substitute for returns of the 1821 and 1831 censuses of population, which were destroyed in 1922. They also record information on the quality of land, and provide information on pre-Ordnance Survey territorial divisions, some of which were not recognised after the 1840s.

The National Archives hold the original Tithe Applotment Books only for the twenty-six counties of the Republic of Ireland. The books for the six counties of Northern Ireland are held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast. (http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/aboutmore.jsp)

Residents of Ballymore & Carrowntober that paid Tithes.

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/asp/townland2people.asp

Griffiths Valuation 1850’s

In Griffith’s Valuation the area was 303 acres 3 rood & 6 perches with a land value of £55 10s 0d. Value of Buildings was £4 10s 0d, and the total value is £60 0s 0d.

Occupiers

Thomas Rutledge, Patrick Walsh, Hugh Walsh, Michael Mullen, Thomas Darcy, Thomas Heffernan, Bartholomew  Kelly, John Cottingham, Andrew Gavin, John Lydon, Thomas Hill & John Scully.

Immediate Lessor: Geo. F. O’Flahertie

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=559646

Out Offices and Land

The out office was a farm building, a cow house, piggery or barn. The land was very poor and sterile and people were always poverty-stricken. At this time most tenants were trying to eke out a living on 5 acres or less and a farmer needed at least 15.3 acres to survive.

Poor Law Union Ireland

In Ireland the Poor Relief Act of 1838 divided into districts or “unions” in which the local taxable inhabitants were to be financially responsible for all paupers in the area. In 1898 the Poor Law Union was adopted as the basic administrative division in place of the civil parish and barony. Further subdivision into 828 registration districts and 3,751 district electoral divisions followed. Townlands were not arranged according to these divisions with parish and barony retained as a means to make comparisons with records gathered before 1898.

The 1838 Act

The main provisions of the 1838 Act were:

  • The extension of the existing Poor Law Commissioners’ powers to Ireland, with the appointment of Assistant Commissioners who were to implement the Act in Ireland.
  • The division of the country into Poor Law Unions based on Irish electoral divisions which were themselves made up from townlands.
  • The creation of a Board of Guardians for each Union, two-thirds of whom were to be elected, the other third to be appointed ex officio.
  • The setting up of a workhouse in each Union.
  • The collection of a local poor-rate to finance the system.
  • Assistance for emigration.

Initially, 130 Unions were created, based upon 2,049 electoral divisions. The divisions were composed of townlands, a peculiarly Irish unit, traditionally of 120 Irish acres in area. (Between 1848 and 1850, an additional 33 Unions were created by subdividing and reorganizing the boundaries of some existing Unions, particularly in the west of the country.

Boards of Guardians were elected annually on 25th March. Only rate-payers were eligible for election, which effectively disenfranchised most of the native Irish who were usually tenants at this time. Rate-payers were allowed between one and six votes depending on the size of a valuation of their property.

Townlands

A town land is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion 1169. Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber) is a townland.

Population & Census Details

You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.

  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith’s Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census

List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants.

Census 1841/1851/1861/1871/1881/1891

In 1841 there were 12 houses with 79 people living in Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber)

1851- 15 houses with 95 people,

1861- 15 houses with 81 people,

1871 – 13 houses with 68 people &

1881- 10 house with 57 people (25 males, 32 females). The valuation of Houses & Land in 1881 was £55 5s.

1891- 12 houses with 65 people (30 males, 35 females). There were 18 outbuildings. The valuation of Houses & Land in 1891 was £55 5s 0d.

1901 Census Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber)

This is a return of the member of the family, their Visitors, Boarders, and Servants who slept or abode in their house on the night of 31st of March 1901 in Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber). There were 11 houses listed in the townland of Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber). Of the people living in Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber) all 55 were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber) were born in Co. Galway, Co. Sligo, America & Dublin.

There were a total of 22 farm buildings and out offices which included stable, cow houses, calf house, piggeries, barns & a shed.

Class of House: The class of house depended on the materials used in the roof, walls, number of rooms and number of front windows. A 1st class house was considered the highest standard.

Walls of the houses: The walls were of stone, brick, and concrete or of mud, wood or other perishable material. The house in Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber) was built of stone, brick or concrete. There were no mud cabins.

House Occupancy: 11 houses were occupied on the night of the Census.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840557/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840558/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840559/

House 1

Patrick Walsh aged 63 head of the family married to Bridget aged 60, they lived with their children Hugh aged 18, Patk(Patrick) aged 10, Norah aged 16, Delia aged 15, Mary aged 14 & visitor Josephine Naughton aged 4.

Patrick was a farmer, Hugh a farmer’s son, Norah & Delia were farmer’s daughters and Patrick & Mary were scholars. The entire Walsh family could read write & spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house, 1 piggery & 1 barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394550/

House 2

Mary Walsh aged 28 head of the family; a widow, she lived with her nieces Kate Anne Mannion aged 17, Mary Mannion aged 16 & servant Thomas Shelly aged 20, all single. Mary was a farmer; Kate Anne & Mary were teachers & Thomas a domestic servant. Mary, Kate Anne & Mary could read & write, Thomas could read, they all spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 5 front windows. They had 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn & a shed. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394551/

House 3

Owen Hogge aged 26 head of the family, he lived alone. Owen was a Railway policeman, he could read write & spoke English. Owen was born in Co. Sligo.

He lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. He had no outbuildings. This premise was a Railway Gate House.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394552/

House 4

Margaret Heffernan aged 60 head of the family, a widow, she lived with her daughter Margaret aged 25, niece Mary Walsh aged 13 & nephew Thomas Lydon aged 6.

Margaret was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, and Mary & Thomas were scholars. Margaret head of the family & Thomas cannot read, Margaret & Mary can read and write. Margaret, Margaret & Mary spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house & a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394553/

House 5

Stephen Gavin aged 64 head of the family married to Margaret aged 64, they lived with their son in law James McDonagh aged 24, daughter Margaret McDonagh aged 24 & granddaughter Mary aged 1.

Stephen & James were Agricultural labourers, Margaret Gavin was a housekeeper. Stephen & Margaret Gavin could not read, James & Margaret could read & write, they all spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house, 1 piggery & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394554/

House 6.1

Thomas Kelly aged 62 head of the family married to Honor aged 60, they lived with their son Michael aged 15. Thomas & Michael were labourers. Thomas & Honor could not read, Thomas spoke English, Honor spoke Irish & English. Michael could read and spoke English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394555/

House 6.2

Bridget Kelly aged 60 head of the family, a widow she lived with her children Barthly(Bartley) aged 22, Patrick aged 20, Michael aged 16, David aged 14 & Catherine aged 10, all single.

Bridget was a housekeeper, Bartley a tailor, Patrick, Michael & David were agricultural labourers and Catherine was a dressmaker.

Bridget could not read, she spoke Irish & English. The children could all read & spoke English.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394556/

It does not state what type of house; they lived in as it would appear that it was part of house 6.1 as on the Enumerators Abstract (Form N) it states that 9 people lived in house 6.

House 7

Bartly(Bartley) Walsh aged 65 Head of the family, married to Bridget aged 54, they lived with their children Delia A aged 18, Michael aged 16 & John aged 14.

John was a farmer; Delia was a farmer’s daughter, Michael a farmer’s son and John a scholar. Bartley & Bridget could not read, Bartley spoke Irish & Bridget spoke Irish & English. The children could read write & spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394557/

House 8

John Cottingham aged 87 head of the family, a widower; he lived with his son Patk(Patrick) aged 55, single, son-in-law James Donnellan aged 46, daughter Kate aged 44, granddaughters Mary aged 11, Winifred aged 9, grandsons John aged 8, Patk(Patrick) aged 6 & William J aged 3.

John was a farmer, Patrick a farmer’s son, James was a fisherman, Kate was employed at home, and Mary, Winifred, John & Patrick were scholars.

John & Patrick Cottingham could not read, they spoke Irish & English.  James, Kate, Mary, Winifred & John could read write & spoke Irish & English. Patrick could read a little & spoke Irish & English. William J was beginning to speak.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had 1 cow house, 1 piggery & 1 barn &. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394558/

House 9

Thady (Timothy)  Lydon aged 56 head of the family married to Sarah aged 54, they lived with their son Stephen aged 22, single. Thady was a carpenter & Stephen was a farmer. Thady & Stephen could read write and spoke Irish @& English. Sarah could not read she spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394559/

House 10 

Michael Keneavy(Kinneavy) aged 28 head of the family married to Bridget aged 24, they lived with his mother in law Bridget Gavin aged 58 a widow.

Michael was a farmer. Bridget was a farmers’s wife. Bridget Gavin was a housekeeper. Michael & Bridget Keneavy could read write & spoke Irish & English. Bridget Gavin could not read, she spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had 1 stable & 1 cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394560/

House 11

Harry Stewart aged 31 head of the family married to May Ellen aged 26, they lived with their children John Henry aged 4 & Bernard aged 2.

Harry was a Railway Policeman, May Ellen was a housekeeper. Harry & May Ellen could read write & spoke English.

Harry, May Ellen & John Henry were born in Dublin City.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Railway Gate house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore/1394561/

1911 Census

This is a return of the Members of the families in Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber), their visitors, boarders and servants who slept or abode in the house on the night of Sunday 2nd April 1911.

There were 9 houses listed in the Townland of Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber). There was 49 (22 Males, 27 Females) people living in Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber) all were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Billymore (Ballymore or Carrowntobber) were born included Co. Galway, Co. Mayo) & America. There were a total of 13 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, cow houses, barns, piggeries and a fowl house.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435215/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435217/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435219/

House 1

Michael Butler aged 33 head of the family married to Margaret aged 38, they lived with their children Mary aged 17, Bridget aged 14, Margaret aged 11, Annie aged 8 & Patrick Joseph aged 5.

Michael was a Railway Porter. Mary, Bridget, Margaret & Annie were scholars. Michael, Margaret, Mary, Bridget, Margaret & Annie could read write & spoke English. Patrick Joseph could not read.

Michael & Margaret were married for 20 years had 5 children, all of whom were still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912238/

House 2

Patrick Walsh aged 79 head of the family married to Bridget aged 68, they lived with their children son Hugh aged 28, daughter in law Margaret aged 25, grandson Patrick aged 3 months & daughter Mary aged 20.

Patrick & Hugh were farmers. Patrick, Hugh, Mary & Margaret could read & write. Patrick spoke Irish & English. Bridget, Hugh, Mary & Margaret spoke English. Patrick & Bridget were married for 36 years had 10 children with 6 still living at the time of the census. It does not state how long Hugh & Margaret were married for.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 stable & 1 cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912239/

House 3

Mary Walsh aged 48 head of the family; a widow, she lived with Margret(Margaret) Walsh aged 12. Mary was a farmer; Margaret was a visitor & scholar. Mary & Margaret could read write &spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. They had 1 stable, 1cow house, 1 piggery & 1 fowl house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912240/

House 4

Michael Keneavy (Kinneavy) aged 42 head of the family married to Anne aged 37, they lived with their children John Francis aged 9, Julia Anne aged 7 & Michael Joseph aged 6 & Boarder William Lydon aged 73 a widower.

Michael was a farmer, the children were scholars & William was a farm servant. Michael, John Francis & Julia Anne could read write & spoke Irish & English. Anne & William could not read, they spoke Irish & English. Michael Joseph could read & spoke Irish & English.

Michael was born in Inchagoill, Anne was born in Comas (Camus) & William Lydon was born in Rossmuck(Rosmuc).

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912241/

House 5

Margaret Heffernan aged 88, head of the family, a widow, her occupation was given as a farmer. Margaret could not read, she spoke Irish & English.  Margaret was born in America. She was married for 40 years had 4 children and all 4 were alive at the time of the census.

Margaret lived with her daughter Margaret aged 36 & nephew Tom Lydon aged 17, both single. Margaret could read write & spoke Irish & English. Tom could read write & spoke English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912242/

House 6

James McDonough (McDonagh) aged 28 married to Margret (Margaret) aged 34, they lived with their children Mary aged 11, Maggie aged 9, Patrick aged 7, Stephen aged 5, Bridget aged 3 & Anne Maria aged 2 months.

James was a farmer; Mary, Maggie & Patrick were scholars. James, Margaret, Mary, Maggie & Patrick could read write & spoke Irish & English. Stephen, Bridget & Anne Maria could not read, Stephen & Bridget spoke English.

James & Margaret were married for 12 years had 6 children and all 6 were alive at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had 1 cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912243/

House 7

James Donnellan aged 56, head of the family married to Kate aged 54, They lived with their children Winifred aged 19, John aged 17, Patrick aged 15, William aged 13 & brother in law Pat Cottingham aged 69.

James was a fisherman, Winifred a dressmaker, John, Patrick & William were scholars. Pat Cottingham was a farmer.

James, Kate, John, Patrick & William could read write & spoke Irish & English. Winifred could read write & spoke English. Pat could not read or write, he spoke Irish & English. James & Kate were married for 22 years had 5 children with 4 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had 1 cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912244/

House 8

Sarah Lydon aged 75, head of the family, a widow she lived with her son Stephen aged 34, daughter in law Catherine aged 33, granddaughters Mary aged 5 & Sarah aged 3 & grandson Timothy aged 1. Stephen was a farmer. Stephen & Catherine could read write and spoke Irish & English. Sarah & Mary could not read they spoke Irish & English. Sarah & Timothy could not read. Stephen & Catherine were married for 6 years had 3 living, all living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912245/

House 9

Honor Kelly aged 80, head of the family, a widow she lived with her daughter-in-law Honor Kelly aged 64 also a widow & nephews Barthly (Bartley) Kelly aged 30 & David Kelly aged 24, both single. Bartley was a Taylor (Tailor) & David was a farmer. Both women in the household could not read or write, they spoke Irish & English. Bartley & David could read write & spoke Irish & English. Honor aged 80 was married for 35 years had 5 children with 2 still alive, Honor aged 64 was married for 30 years had 8 children with 4 still alive at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had 1 cow house & 1 Barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Billymore_or_Carrowntober/912246/

Church records of births, deaths and marriages:

Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the ‘church parish’ rather than the ‘civil parish’. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)

Ballymore/Carrowntubber is in the civil parish of Kilcummin.

Catholic parish:

This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.

  • Clonbern & Kilkerrin in Galway East.
  • Carraroe in Galway West.
  • Kilannin in Galway West.
  • Kilcummin/Oughterard in Galway West.
  • Rosmuc in Galway West.

Church of Ireland parish:

  • This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilcummin in Galway West.

In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Maps

Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.

Ballymore or Carrowntober

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website

Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.

Ballymore or Carrowntober

Information from Google Maps:

You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.

Google Maps

 

Information from the National Monuments Service:

You can use this link to view a map of archaeological features. This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.

Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

 

Link to townlands,ie Website

http://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/oughterard-ed/carrowntober/

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/asp/fullresult.asp?id=51924

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