Minna

Antoinette Lydon

Minna 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.

Na Mine is in the Electoral Division of Kilcummin, in Civil Parish of Kilcummin, in the Barony of Moycullen, in the County of Galway

Irish Form of Name:  Minna

Translation:  small hills

Parish:  Kilcummin
View all place names in this civil parish.

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

Minna
Minna Boundary Surveyor
Minnoh Barony Cess Book
Minna County Map
Minna Local

Minna contains 882 acres of land about 1/3 of which is under tillage and pasture. There are 21¾ acres of water, the remainder is mountain pasture and bog, the Galway and Coshla Bay road extends from E. to W. through it, ¼ of a mile N. of which is a Spa Well, there is a small piece of plantation along its western boundary ½ mile S. of the road.

Na Mine borders the following other townland:

This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland in English.

Other place names in this townland:

Some other place names in or near this townland are

Information from Logainm

TOWNLAND  Na Mine/Minna

Landlord

James Blake, Esq., Tulla, Proprietor.

Proprietor

John Blake of Tulla

John Blake is a member of the Blake (Drum, Tully and Gortnamona) family.

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)

Tithe Applotment – Minna   No Entry for Minna

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/results.jsp?surname=&firstname=&county=Galway&parish=&townland=Minna&search=Search

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Down Survey

The Down Survey is a mapped survey. Using the Civil Survey as a guide, teams of surveyors, mainly former soldiers, were sent out under Petty’s direction to measure every townland to be forfeited to soldiers and adventurers. The resulting maps, made at a scale of 40 perches to one inch (the modern equivalent of 1:50,000), were the first systematic mapping of a large area on such a scale attempted anywhere. The primary purpose of these maps was to record the boundaries of each townland and to calculate their areas with great precision. The maps are also rich in other detail showing churches, roads, rivers, castles, houses and fortifications. Most towns are represented pictorially and the cartouches, the decorative titles, of each map in many cases reflect a specific characteristic of each barony. http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/

Townland of MINNA

Down Survey Name: Mountain
1670 Owner(s): Martin, Richard (Catholic); Clanrickard, Earl of (Protestant)
County: Galway
Barony: Muckullin
Parish: Killcumyn

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

Down Survey website

Griffiths Valuation

In Griffith’s valuation the area was a total of 903 acres, 2 rood & 13 perch with a land value £114 15s 0d. Value was given for the Buildings as £3 5s 0d. The total valuation was £118 0s 0d.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=524962

View the heads of households in the townland at this time

The people listed below had: 553 acres 3 rood & 5 perch of Land.

Occupiers of the land

Robert Barry, Bridget Folan, John Folan, Matthias Folan, Michael Folan, Patrick Folan, Patrick O Mealy & Patrick Ridge.

Immediate Lessor for above was Patrick Blake.

Occupier of the land Rev. James McCready. He had 192 acres 1 rood & 25 perch of land.

The Immediate Lessor was Eleanor Blake.

Patrick Blake had 135 acres 3 rood & 5 perch of Office & Land & 21 acres 2 rood & 18 perch of Water. Patrick Blake is listed as In Fee for the Immediate Lessor.

In Fee meaning that the occupier is also the legal owner of the property.

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 5acres 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. Town lands 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 town lands.
  • 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 town lands, 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.

Population & Census Information

People who lived here:

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 1841-1891

1841 – 31 houses with 169 people

1851 – 17 houses with 87 people

1861 – 26 houses with 140 people

1871 – 28 houses with 157 people

1881 – 25 houses (all 25 houses inhabited) with 156 people (83 Males & 73 Females) with 24 outbuildings. Valuation of Houses & Lands £120 17s 0d.

1891 – 26 houses (26 houses inhabited with 150 people (81 Males & 69 Females) with 28 outbuildings. Valuation of Houses & Lands £121 2s 0d.

1901 Census Returns

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 Minna. There were 27 houses listed in the townland of Minna. 137(68 females/ 69 males) were all Roman Catholics. The people that lived in Minna were born in Co. Galway & Co. Cork.

There is no Enumerators Extract or Out Office & Farm Steadings Returns linked to this townland on the Census Website.

There is a House & Building Return:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813344/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813345/

House 1

Hanna Halloran aged 65 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Ben aged 28, daughter in law Margaret aged 20 & servants Anne Sarsfield aged 20 & Hanna Clesham aged 12.

Hanna was a farmer, Ben was a farmer’s son and Anne & Hanna were General domestic servants. Hanna Halloran could not read. Ben, Margaret, Anne & Hanna Clesham could read & write. The entire household spoke Irish & English and was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms & 4 front windows. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377657/

House 2

Sarah Hoban aged 48 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with children Bridget aged 21, Joseph aged 17, Martin aged 14, Kate aged 12, Hanna aged 10 & John Joe aged 4.

Sarah was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Joseph & John Joe were farmer’s sons. Martin, Kate & Hanna were scholars.  Sarah, Bridget, Joseph, Martin, Kate & Hanna could read & write. John Joe could not read. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377658/

House 3

Bridget Folan aged 65 was head of the family; a widow.  She lived with her son Dan aged 35, daughter in law Margaret aged 30 & grandchildren Colman aged 3, Bridget aged 2 & baby Pat aged 6 months.

Bridget was a farmer and Dan was a farmer’s son. Bridget, Dan & Colman could not read. Margaret could read & write. Bridget, Dan & Margaret spoke Irish & English. Colman & young Bridget spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377659/

House 4

James Folan aged 35 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 30. They lived with their children Mary aged 10, Colman aged 8, Sarah aged 6, Margaret aged 4 & John aged 9 months.

James was a farmer. Mary, Colman, Sarah & Margaret were scholars. James, Mary, Colman, Sarah & Margaret could read & write. Barbara & John could not read. James, Barbara, Mary, Colman, Sarah & Margaret spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377660/

House 5

Thady Curran aged 65 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 50.

Thady was a farmer. Thady & Kate could not read; they spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377661/

House 6

Edward Folan aged 50 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their children James aged 14, Bridget aged 11, Barbara aged 6 and Colman aged 2.

Edward was a farmer. James & Bridget were scholars. Edward, Mary, Barbara & Colman could not read & spoke only Irish. James could read. Bridget could read & write, both James & Bridget spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377662/

House 7

Colman Folan aged 40 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 40. They lived with their children John aged 20, Peter aged 19 and Michl (Michael) aged 17.

Colman was a farmer. John, Peter & Michl were farmer’s sons. Colman, Anne & John could not read. Colman & his sons spoke Irish & English. Anne spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377663/

House 8

John (Mat) Folan age 72 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 65. They lived with their children Sarah aged 35, Pat aged 20 & Bridget aged 17, all single.

John was a farmer.  Sarah was a farmer’s daughter. Pat was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a scholar.  John, Margaret & Sarah could not read. Pat & Bridget could read and write. John & Margaret spoke only Irish. Sarah, Pat & Bridget spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms & 3 front windows. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377664/

House 9

Nicholas Curran aged 70 was head of the family; a widower, he lived alone. He was a farmer; he could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377665/

House 10

Colman Toole aged 30 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with his widowed mother Mary Toole aged 70 and their children Colman aged 2 & John aged 1.

Colman was a farmer. Colman, Mary his mother, Colman his son & John spoke only Irish. Mary his wife spoke Irish & English. The entire family could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377666/

House 11

Pat Folan aged 60 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 60 and Pat aged 30.

Pat was a farmer and son Pat was listed as a farmer’s son.  The family could not read and only spoke Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377667/

House 12

Bridget Folan aged 70 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Pat aged 40, daughter in law Mary aged 35 and grandchildren Bridget aged 5, Mary aged 3 & Anne aged 1.

Bridget was a farmer and Pat was a farmer’s son. All the family could not read. Bridget, Pat, Mary, Bridget & Mary spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377668/

House 13

Bartly Folan aged 80 was head of the family; married to Sabinah aged 80. They lived with their son Michl (Michael) aged 33, daughter in law Mary aged 60 and grandsons Stephen aged 4 & Patrick aged 1 month.

Bartly was a farmer. Michl was a farmer’s son. The entire household could not read & spoke only Irish. Bartly was listed as deaf. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377669/

House 14

Honor Folan aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Pat aged 30 and daughter in law Kate aged 40 and son Philip aged 20.

Honor was a farmer; Pat & Phillip were farmer’s sons. The entire family spoke Irish & English and they could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377670/

House 15

Margaret Folan aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Tom aged 27.

Margaret was a farmer; she could not read & spoke only Irish. Tom was a farmer’s son; he could not read and he spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms & 3 front windows. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377671/

House 16

Bartly Flaherty aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with their children James aged 20 & Bridget aged 19.

Bartly was a farmer; James was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. Bartly, James & daughter Bridget were able to read & write. Bridget (mother) could not read. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms & 3 front windows. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377672/

House 17

Anne Curran aged 45 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Peter aged 20, Philip aged 14, Anne aged 10 & Bridget aged 8.

Anne was a farmer; Peter & Philip were farmer’s sons and Anne & Bridget were scholars. Anne (mother) could not read and spoke only Irish. Peter, Philip, Anne & Bridget could read and write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377673/

House 18

Martin Malia aged 35 was head of the family; married to Sarah aged 30. They lived with his mother Mary aged 79 and their children Pat aged 6, Joe aged 3, Thomas aged 1 and his sister Bridget Malia aged 38, single.

Martin was a farmer. Mary was a farmer’s mother. Pat & Joe were scholars. Bridget was a dressmaker.

Martin, Sarah, Mary, Thomas & Bridget could not read. Pat could read & write and Joe could read. Martin, Sarah, Mary & Bridget spoke only Irish.  Pat & Joe spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377674/

House 19

Bartly Conneely aged 45 was head of the family; married to Jane aged 40. They lived with their children, Stephen aged 8, Pat aged 7, Tom aged 6, Mat aged 4 & Martin aged 3.

Bartly was a farmer. Stephen, Pat & Tom were scholars. Bartly, Stephen, Pat & Tom could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Jane, Mat & Martin cannot read, Jane spoke Irish & English. Mat & Martin spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377675/

House 20

Kate Folan aged 80 was head of the family, a widow; she lived with her son in law Pat Coyne aged 40, daughter Bridget aged 40 and grandchildren James aged 16, Mary aged 8 & Sabina aged 4.

Kate & Pat were farmers. James was a farmer’s son. Mary & Sabina were scholars.  Kate, Pat & Bridget could not read, Kate & Pat spoke only Irish. James, Mary & Sabina could read & write. Bridget, James, Mary & Sabina spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377676/

House 21

Kate Conneely aged 65 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son James aged 39 and daughter in law Mary aged 32 and grandchildren Kate aged 11, Bridget aged 4, Barbara aged 3 & Mary aged 3.

Kate was a farmer, James a farmer’s son, granddaughters Kate & Bridget were scholars. Kate (head), Barbara & Mary could not read and spoke only in Irish. James, Mary, Kate & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377677/

House 22

Mat McDonagh aged 60 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with their son Pat aged 30, daughter in law Kate aged 30 and grandson Mat aged 7 months.

Mat was a farmer; Pat was a farmer’s son. Mat & Pat could read & write. Bridget, Kate & Mat could not read. Mat (head), Bridget, Pat & Kate spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377678/

House 23

Martin Conneely aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with their daughter Kate aged 12.

Martin was a farmer. Kate was a scholar. Martin & Bridget could not read. Kate could read and write. All three could spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377679/

House 24

Martin McDonagh aged 45 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 40. They lived with their children John aged 12, Bartly aged 10, Pat aged 7, Stephen aged 4 and Martin aged 2.

Martin was a farmer. John, Bartly, & Pat were scholars. Martin & Anne cannot read and only spoke Irish. John, Bartly, Pat, Stephen & Martin can read and write & spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377680/

House 25

Margaret Quinn aged 31 was head of the family; she lived with her children; Thomas Joseph aged 6, John Joseph aged 3 & Mary Josephine age 2 months and Bridget Conneely aged 20.

Margaret was a National School teacher; Thomas Joseph & John Joseph were scholars and Bridget was a domestic servant. The family was Roman Catholic.

Margaret & Thomas Joseph were born in Co. Cork.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms & 4 front windows. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377681/

House 26

Colman Donohoe aged 45 was the head of the family; married to Kate aged 42. They live with their children Tom aged 18, Pat aged 16, Tim aged 14, Martin aged 9, Mary aged 7, Sally aged 5, Bridget aged 2 & baby Ned aged 1 month.

Colman was a farmer, Tom, Pat & Tim were farmer’s sons; Martin, Mary & Sally were scholars.

Colman, Kate & Bridget cannot read and only spoke Irish. Tom, Tim, Martin & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Sally could read and spoke Irish & English. Ned cannot read. The family was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377682/

House 27

Sarah O’Donnell aged 80 was head of the family; a widow, she lived alone. She could not read and spoke only Irish. She was Roman Catholic.

She lived in a 4th class house with 1 room and 1 front window. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377683/ http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/1377683/

All born in Co. Galway unless otherwise stated

O’Cualain is the Irish version of the surname Folan.

1911 Census Returns

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

There were 24 houses (1 uninhabited) listed in the Townland of Minna. Of the people living in Minna all 141 (74 males/67 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Minna were born included Co. Galway. There were a total of 52 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, cow houses, sheds & piggeries.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390450/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390451/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390452/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390453/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390454/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390455/

House 1

Sarah Hoban aged 65 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her children Joseph aged 27, Martin aged 24 & Hannah aged 18, all single.

Sarah was a farmer; Joseph & Martin were farmer’s sons. The entire could read and write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 1st class house with 4 rooms and 7 front windows. They had a stable, cow house piggery & shed. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457580/

House 2

Daniel Folan aged 43 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 47. They lived with their children Coleman aged 13, Bridget aged 11, Patrick aged 9, John aged 7, Peter aged 5, Mary aged 3 & Thomas aged 1.

Daniel was a farmer. Bridget, Patrick & John were scholars. Daniel, Margaret & Coleman could not read, they spoke Irish & English. Bridget, Patrick & John could read and write and spoke Irish & English; Peter, Mary & Thomas could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

Daniel & Margaret were married for 16 years and had 7 children with all 7 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457581/

House 3

James Folan aged 57 was head of the family, a widower; he lived with his daughters Sarah aged 17, Margaret aged 15 & Kate aged 10.

James was a farmer; Sarah was a farmer’s daughter & Kate was a scholar. James could not read and spoke only Irish. Sarah & Margaret could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Kate could not read; she spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 1 front window. They had a cow house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457582/

House 4

Thady Curran aged 72 was head of the family; married to Mary Kate aged 71. They lived with their son Matthias aged 28; daughter in law Winfred aged 28 and grandchildren Mary aged 4, Thady aged 2 & baby John aged 2 months.

Thady was a farmer. Matthias was a farmer’s son. Matthias could read & write and spoke Irish & English; the rest of the family could not read. Thady, Mary Kate & Winfred spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

Thady & Mary Kate were married for 52 years; they had 8 children with 6 still living at the time of the census.

Matthias & Winfred were married for 6 years. They had 4 children with 3 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a stable, cow house & piggery.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457583/

House 5

Nicholos (Nicholas) Curran aged 80 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son James aged 34, daughter in law Winifred aged 30 & grandsons Joseph aged 4, Martin aged 2 & baby Patrick aged 1 month.

Nicholos was a farmer; he could not read & spoke only Irish. James was a farmer’s son; he could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Winifred could not read and spoke Irish & English. The children could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

James and Winifred were married for 5 years; they had 3 children with all 3 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a stable & a cow house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457584/

House 6

Michael Toole aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 36. They lived with their children Coleman aged 13, John aged 10, Mary aged 8, Edward aged 5, Bridget aged 2 & his mother Mary Toole aged 80, a widow.

Michael was a farmer; Coleman was a farmer’s son and John & Mary were scholars. Michael, his wife Mary & mother Mary could not read & spoke only Irish. Coleman could read and write & spoke only Irish. John could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary could read & write. Edward & Bridget could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

Michael and Mary were married for 14 years; they had 5 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a stable & a cow house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457585/

House 7

Patrick (Matt) Folan aged 80 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 80. They lived with their son Patrick aged 43, daughter in law Sarah aged 40 and grandchildren Mary aged 6, Matthias aged 4 & Sarah aged 2.

Patrick was a farmer; Patrick was a farmer’s son. Mary was a scholar. Patrick, Mary & Patrick could not read & spoke only Irish. Sarah could read & write & spoke only Irish. Mary (child) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Matthias & Sarah could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

Patrick and Mary were married for 60 years; they had 3 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

Patrick and Sarah were married for 8 years; they had 3 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a stable, cow house & a piggery.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457586/

House 8

Stephen Graney aged 42 was head of the family; married to Sarah aged 36. They lived with their children Mary aged 6 & Sarah aged 1.

Stephen was a farmer. Stephen & Sarah could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Their daughters Mary & Sarah could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

Stephen and Sarah were married for 8 years; they had 2 children with 2 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a stable & a cow house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457587/

House 9

Coleman Folan aged 76 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Peter aged 20, daughter in law Bridget aged 22 and grandchildren Thomas aged 1 & baby Bridget aged 2 months.

Coleman was a farmer; Peter was a farmer’s son. The family could not read and the adults only spoke Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

Peter and Bridget were married for 1 year; they had 2 children with 2 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 1 front window. They had a piggery & a cow house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457588/

House 10

Edward Folan aged 70 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his sons James aged 20 & Coleman aged 12.

Edward was a farmer; James was a farmer’s son. The family could not read and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 1 front window. They had a cow house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457589/

House 11

Patrick Folan (Michl) aged 89 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 74. They lived with their son Patrick aged 50, daughter in law Mary aged 50 and granddaughters Bridget aged 15, Mary aged 14, Annie aged 12, Jane aged 10 & Barbara aged 7.

Patrick (Michl) was a farmer. Patrick was a farmer’s son. Bridget, Mary, Annie & Jane were scholars, they could read & write and spoke Irish & English. All the adults could not read and spoke only Irish. Barbara could read & write. The family was Roman Catholic.

Patrick (Michl) and Mary were married for 50 years; they had 7 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

Patrick and Mary were married for 16 years; they had 5 children with all 5 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a piggery.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457590/

House 12

Mary Folan aged 50 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her family; Stephen aged 14, Barrly (Bartley) aged 13, Patrick aged 10, James aged 8 & lodger Martin Conneely aged 60, single.

Mary was a farmer; Stephen & Barrly were farmer’s sons and Martin was a rag gatherer. The entire household could not read and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a cow house.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457591/

House 13

Peter Curran aged 30 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 22.

Peter was a farmer. Peter & Mary could read and write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a stable.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457592/

House 14

Bridget Flaherty aged 75 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with son in law John Coyne aged 30, daughter Bridget Coyne age 26 & daughter Sarah Flaherty aged 28, single.

Bridget & John were farmers. Bridget could not read & spoke only Irish. John, Bridget (daughter) & Sarah could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

John & Bridget were married for 1 year.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a stable.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457593/

House 15

Honor Folan aged 73 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Patrick aged 45, daughter in law Winifred aged 40, grandchildren Phillip aged 9, Norah aged 6, Joseph aged 2 and son Phillip aged 29, single.

Honor was a farmer; Patrick & Phillip were farmer’s sons. Grandchildren Phillip & Norah were scholars; they could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Honor & Patrick could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Winifred could not read and spoke only Irish. Joseph could not read. Son Phillip could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Patrick & Winifred were married for 8 years; they had 5 children with 3 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a stable.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457594/

House 16

Thomas Folan aged 40 is head of the family; married to Ellen Folan aged 42.

Thomas was a farmer; he could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Ellen could not read and spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

Thomas & Ellen were married for 7 years.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a stable.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457595/

House 17

Bridget McDonagh aged 82, was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Patrick aged 46, daughter in law Kate aged 47 and grandchildren Mathias aged 10, Bridget aged 8, Peter aged 6, Walter aged 4 & Annie aged 2.

Patrick was a farmer. Mathias, Bridget & Peter were scholars. Bridget (Grandmother) could not read & spoke only Irish. Patrick & Kate could not read & spoke Irish & English. Mathias & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Peter could read & write. Walter & Annie could not read. They were Roman Catholic.

Patrick & Kate were married for 11 years; they had 6 children with 5 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a stable.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457596/

House 18

Kate Conneely aged 85 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son James aged 45, daughter in law Mary aged 40 & granddaughters Kate aged 16, Bridget aged 13, Barbara aged 11, Mary aged 11 & Annie aged 9.

James is a farmer; Kate is a farmer’s daughter and Barbara; Mary & Annie are scholars. Kate (head of the family) & daughter in law Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. James could read & write and spoke only Irish. All the girls can read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

James & Mary were married for 24 years; they had 5 children with all 5 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a stable. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457597/

House 19

Martin Conneely aged 75 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 71. They live with their daughter Kate aged 22, single.

Martin is a farmer. Kate is a farmer’s daughter. Martin & Bridget cannot read and only spoke Irish. Kate could read and write & spoke Irish and English. The family were Roman Catholic.

Martin & Bridget were married for 50 years; they had 11 children with 7 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457598/

House 20

Martin McDonagh aged 55 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 54. They lived with their children John aged 22, Patrick aged 18, Stephen aged 15, Martin aged 13, Joseph aged 10 and Mary aged 23.

Martin was a farmer, John, Patrick were farmer’s son and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. Stephen, Martin & Joseph were scholars. Martin, Anne & Mary could not read & spoke Irish & English. John, Patrick, Stephen, Martin & Joseph read and write & spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

Martin & Anne were married for 26 years; they had 7 children with 7 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457599/

House 21

Bartly Conneely aged 52 was head of the family; married to Jane aged 52. They lived with their children Patrick aged 22, Matthew aged 18, Martin aged 16, Edward aged 14 & Lawrence aged 8.

Bartly, Patrick, Matthew & Martin were farmer’s son. Edward was a scholar.  Bartly & Jane could not read and only spoke Irish. Patrick, Matthew, Martin & Edward could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Lawrence could read and write and spoke only Irish.  The family were Roman Catholic.

Bartly & Jane were married for 29 years; they had 11 children with 8 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457600/

House 22

Coleman Donohue aged 60 was head of family; married to Kate aged 52. They lived with their children Timothy aged 26, Martin aged 19, Mary aged 17, Sarah aged 15, Bridget aged 12 & Edward aged 10.

Coleman was a farmer. Timothy & Martin were farmer’s sons, Mary & Sarah were farmer’s daughters and Bridget & Edward were scholars. Coleman, Kate, Timothy & Martin could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary, Sarah & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English; Edward could not read & spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

Coleman & Kate were married for 31 years; they had 9 children with all 9 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457601/

House 23

Martin Malia aged 52 was head of the family; married to Sarah aged 50. They lived with their children Patrick aged 17, Joseph aged 15, Thomas aged 11 & Mary aged 8.

Martin was a farmer. Patrick was a farmer’s son. Joseph, Thomas & Mary were scholars. Martin & Sarah could not read & spoke only Irish. Patrick, Joseph & Thomas could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary could read and write and spoke only Irish. The family were Roman Catholic.

Martin & Sarah were married for 19 years; they had 4 children with all 4 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457602/

House 24

Patrick Coyne aged 68 was the head of the family; married to Bridget aged 56. They lived with their children James aged 27, Mary aged 17, Lizie aged 14 and his mother in law Catherine Folan aged 100.

Patrick was a farmer. James was a farmer’s son; Mary was a farmer’s daughter & Lizie was a scholar. Patrick, Bridget, James & Catherine could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary & Lizie could read and write and spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

Patrick & Bridget were married for 32 years; they had 7 children with 4 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Minna/457603/

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.)

Minna 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

It is located at 53° 14′ 52″ N, 9° 28′ 0″ W.

Original OS map of this area

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

Minna

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.

Minna

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
http://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/kilcummin/na-mine/

 

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