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Barrusheen 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.

Irish form of the name is Barr Ruisín

Translation: top of the little point or wood

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

Other forms of the name:

Baurrusheen [u crossed out – Barrusheen]
Barr Ruisín
Barr ruisín
Baurrusheen Boundary Surveyor
Bauresseen Barony Cess Book
Barissheen County Map
Baarrusheen Local
Barnarusheen, the top of the hillock Rector of Kilcummin
Barusheen Barony Map

Placenames within townland:

Inishdauwee (island) – Contains 9½ acres all under tillage and pasture. It is situated west of Illaunnacreeva island and north-west of Creeve Island.

Boundaries:

Barrusheen is situated in the Northern extremity of the parish.

Barrusheen borders the following other townlands:

Area:

Barrusheen contains 114¾ acres of land of which about 30 acres is under tillage and pasture partly flooded, the remainder rough bog. The land is bad, heathy & swampy. Lough Corrib forms the eastern boundary of the townland.

Landlord:

Thomas B. Martin of Ballynahinch Castle.

Thomas B. Martin is a member of the Martin (Ross) family.

Martin (Ross) – The Martin family were established beside Ross Lake in the barony of Moycullen, county Galway, from the late 16th century, where they purchased land from the O’Flahertys. They were Royalist supporters and were dispossessed of their property in the city of Galway by the Cromwellians. Robert Martin received a grant of 2,909 acres in the barony of Moycullen, by patent dated 21 Aug 1677. Jasper Martin of Ross, who died in 1700, had two sons Jasper and Richard, from whom descend the two branches of the family settled at Ross and Ballynahinch. Nicholas Martin, who died in 1811, married Elizabeth O’Hara, daughter of Robert O’Hara of Lenaboy, and according to Burke’s ”Landed Gentry”, a grandniece of James O’Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley. Their grandson, James Martin of Ross, had sixteen children from his two marriages. His daughter, Maud, married H. Callwell and they were the parents of the author, J. M. Callwell. The youngest daughter of James Martin was Violet Florence Martin of the well known literary team Somerville and Ross. The Martins of Ross owned 5,767 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. They advertised the sale of their estate in the Landed Estates’ Court in May 1885.

Martin (Ballynahinch) – A branch of the Anglo Norman family of Martin, one of the Tribes of Galway, was granted the O’Flaherty lands in the Connemara region in the mid 17th century. This family were a junior branch of the Martins of Ross and under the Acts of Settlement were granted vast estates in counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Clare and Sligo. By a patent dated 1698 they were confirmed in the possession of their Connemara estate known as the Manor of Claremount by King William. The Westport Estate Papers document the sale of over 27,000 acres in the baronies of Moycullen and Ballynahinch by the trustees for the sale of Colonel John Browne’s estate to John Edwards for Richard Martin in 1699. The early generations of Martins lived at Birch Hall and Dangan, in the townland of Oranhill, parish of Rahoon, near Galway city. Richard Martin, better known as ‘Humanity Dick’, was the first member of the family to be reared as a Protestant. He was a famous duellist and founded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Ballynahinch Castle was built in the centre of his estate. His son Thomas Martin died in 1847 during the Famine and Thomas’s only daughter and heir, Mary Laetita, inherited a heavily encumbered estate. She married her cousin, Arthur Gonne Bell, and died in New York in 1850. The Martin estates were offered for sale in two sections in 1849. Their property close to Galway town included Dangan, Corcullen, Bushypark and Killeen. Their Connemara estate was acquired by the Law Life Assurance Society in 1852, to whom it was heavily mortgaged. In 1853 the estate of almost 200,000 acres was surveyed by Thomas Colville Scott for a prospective buyer. Richard Martin, second son of Richard ‘Humanity Dick’ Martin of Ballynahinch, is recorded as holding five townlands in the parish of Killannin, barony of Moycullen, county Galway, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation although he emigrated to Canada in 1833. He was also recorded as the occupier of Clareville, a Martin home in the village of Oughterard. Many of his descendants still reside in Canada. http://www.martinhistory.net/

Downs Survey

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

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 BARRUSHEEN

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

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)

Tithe Applotment – Baurisheen

John Lee, Patt Lee, Roger Lee, Anthony McDonagh, Mathew Mollay, Thom Mollay & Tim Mollay had 62 acres of land, 13 acres of 2nd quality land with a payment of 1s; 7 acres of 3rd quality land with a payment of 3d, 20 acres of 4th quality land with a payment of ½d & 22 acres 2 rood 5th quality land with a payment of ⅛d.

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587459/004587459_00435.pdf

Griffiths Valuation 1850’s

In Griffith’s Valuation the area was 114 acres 3r 11p with a land value of £12 10s 0d.

Value of Buildings was £0 15s 0d, and the total value is £13 5s 0d.

Occupiers of the Land

Roger Molloy & Mark Molloy.

Immediate Lessor: Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=559632

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. 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. Barrusheen is a townland.

Population & Census Information 

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 7 houses with 40 people living in Barrusheen.

1851 – 8 houses with 38 people,

1861 – 9 houses with 45 people,

1871- 9 house with 51 people &

1881- 10 houses with 59 people (28 males, 31 females). The valuation of Houses & Land in 1881 was £14 5s 0d.

1891-11 houses with 71 people (38 males, 33 females). There was 13 Outbuildings. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £14 5s 0d.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Faherty (McDonagh)

An application was made by Faherty from Barrasheen in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. Reference # Cen/S/1964. The surname McDonagh also appears on the application. No record was found.

Walsh (McDonagh)

An application was made by Walsh from Barrasheen in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. Reference # Cen/S/1965. The surname McDonagh also appears on the application. A record was found.

1901 Census Barrusheen

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 Barrusheen. There were 11 houses listed in the townland of Barrusheen. Of the people living in Barrusheen all 61 (35 males, 26 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Barrusheen were born in Co. Galway.

There were a total of 20 farm buildings and out offices which included cow houses, calf houses, piggeries & fowl house.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840538/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840540/

Return of Out Office & Farm Steading

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840541/

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 houses in Barrusheen were built of stone, brick or concrete. There were no mud cabins.

House Occupancy: 10 houses were occupied & 1 house unoccupied on the night of the Census.

House 1

Mary McGalwley (McGauley) no age given was head of the family, a widow she lived with her son Matthew no age given & nephew John no age given, both single. Mary was a farmer, Matthew & John were fishermen. Mary & Matthew could not read, John could read & write. They all spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394539/

House 2

Barbara McGawley (McGauley) aged 51 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her daughters Bridget aged 20 & Nanie aged 18, both single. Barbara was a farmer; Bridget & Nanie were farmer’s daughters. All 3 women could not read, they spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394540/

House 3

Margaret Melia aged 80 was head of the family, a widow; she lived with her daughter Anne Kelly aged 35, son-in-law Patrick Kelly aged 50 & grandchildren John aged 15, Patrick aged 14, Celia aged 10, Mary aged 9, Peter aged 7, Bridget aged 5 & Honor aged 2. Margaret & Patrick were farmers, Anne was a farmer’s wife, John a farmer’s son, and Patrick, Celia, Mary & Peter were scholars.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394541/

House 4

Not occupied on the night of the census

House 5

John Melia aged 30 head of the family married to Mary aged 32 they lived with their children Julia aged 8, Michael aged 5 & Mary aged 2. John was a farmer, Julia was a scholar. John & Mary could read & write spoke Irish & English. Julia could read, Michael & Mary could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394542/

House 6

Thomas Melia aged 50 head of the family married to Kate aged 60. Thomas was a farmer. Kate was a housekeeper. Thomas cannot read, Kate can read & write. They spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394543/

House 7

Martin Molloy aged 60, head of the family; a widower, he lives with his children Michael aged 22, Bridget aged 20 & Mary aged 17, all single. Martin was a farmer, Michael a farmer’s son, Bridget & Mary farmer’s daughters. Martin & Bridget could not read, Michael & Mary could read & write. Martin spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394544/

House 8

Michael Molloy aged 50 head of the family to Bridget aged 50, they lived with their children Michael aged 18, Mary aged 22, Mark aged 17 & Joseph aged 13, all single. Michael was a farmer & his son was a fisherman. Michael & Bridget could not read, they spoke Irish & English. Son Michael could read write & spoke Irish & English. Michael & Bridget were married for 42 years; they had 8 children with 6 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394545/

House 9

Peter Molloy aged 45, head of the family married to Margaret aged 40, they lived with their children Mark aged 49, Patrick aged 18, Martin aged 16, Bridget aged 14, Maria aged 12, Julia aged 10, Michael aged 7 & Timothy aged 3mall single. Peter was a farmer, Mark & Patrick were fishermen, Martin a farmer’s son, and Bridget, Maria, Julia & Michael were scholars. Peter & Maggie could not read, they spoke Irish & English. Mark, Patrick, Martin, Bridget, Maria, Julia could read write & spoke Irish & English. Michael & Timothy could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394546/

House 10

Martin Molloy aged 47, head of the family married to Margaret aged 39, they lived with their children Mark aged 25, Peter aged 17, Bartly aged 15 Honor aged 13, Timothy aged 11, Michael aged 7 & Martin aged 5, all single. Martin was a farmer, Mark & Peter were fishermen & Bartley was a farmer’s son & Honor, Timothy & Michael were scholars. Martin. Margaret & Mark could not read, Peter Bartley, Honor & Timothy could read & write. Michael & Martin could not read. Martin, Margaret, Mark, Peter, Bartley & Honor spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394547/

House 11

Micheal Faherty aged 50, head of the family married to Honoer(Honor) aged 40, They lived with their children Pat aged 20, Stephen aged 18, Mary aged 15, Martin aged 13, John aged 8, Michael aged 6 & Peter aged 3. Micheal was a farmer, Honor a housekeeper, Pat, Stephen & Martin were labourers, and Mary, John, & Michael were scholars. Micheal, Honor, Martin, Michael & Peter could not read. Pat, Stephen, Mary & John could read & write. Micheal, Honor, Stephen, Mary & Martin spoke Irish & English. John, Michael & Peter spoke English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/1394548/

Census 1911 – Barrisheen

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

There were 11 houses listed in the Townland of Barrusheen. Of the people living in Barrusheen all 52(33 males/19 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Barrusheen were born included Co. Galway. There were a total of 23 farm buildings and out offices which included cow houses, piggeries and a fowl house.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435177/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435179/

Return of Out Office & Farm Steading

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435181/

House 1

Michael Faherty aged 70 was head of the family married to Honor aged 53; they lived with their sons Patrick aged 32, John aged 20, Michael aged 17 & Peter aged 15, all the sons are single. Michael was a farmer, Patrick, John & Michael were fishermen & Peter was a scholar. Michael & Honor could not read, Michael spoke Irish & Honor spoke Irish & English. They were married for 34 years; they had 8 children with 7 still living at the time of the census. Patrick, John, Michael & Peter could read write & spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912226/

House 2

Martin Molloy aged 69, head of the family; a widower, he lives with his sons Mark aged 38, Timothy aged 22, Michael aged 17 & Martin aged 15, all single. Martin was a farmer, Mark & Timothy were fishermen & Michael & Martin were scholars. Martin & Mark could not read, Timothy, Michael & Peter could read & write. The entire household spoke Irish & English. It does not state how many years Martin was married or if he had other children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912227/

House 3

Peter Molloy aged 66, head of the family married to Maggie aged 58, they lived with their children Maggie aged 30, Martin aged 26, Michael aged 18 & Timothy aged 15, all single. Peter was a farmer, Martin & Michael were fishermen & Timothy was a scholar. Peter & Maggie could not read, they spoke Irish & English. They were married for 37 years, they had 9 children and all 9 were living at the time of the census. All the children could read write & spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912228/

House 4

Thomas Malloy (Molloy) aged 75 head of the family, a widower; he lived with his son Michael aged 30, single. Thomas was a farmer, Michael was a fisherman. Martin could not read, Michael could read & write, both spoke Irish & English. . It does not state how many years Thomas was married or if he had other children.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room & 1 front window. They had 1 cow house & 1 piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912229/

House 5

Thomas Mealia(Melia) aged 68 head of the family married to Kate aged 74. Thomas was a farmer. Thomas & Kate cannot read, they spoke Irish & English. They were married for 27 years and did not have children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912230/

House 6

Michael Malloy(Molloy) aged 73 head of the family to Bridget aged 72, they lived with their son Michael aged 32, single. Michael was a farmer & his son was a fisherman. Michael & Bridget could not read, they spoke Irish & English. Son Michael could read write & spoke Irish & English. Michael & Bridget were married for 42 years; they had 8 children with 6 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912231/

House 7

John Mealia(Melia) aged 40 head of the family, a widower he lived with his children Michael aged 15 & Mary aged 11. John was a farmer, Michael & Mary were scholars. All 3 could read & write, John spoke Irish & English. It does not state how many years John was married or if he had other children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912232/

House 8

Mary McGauley aged 72 head of the family, a widow she lived with her son Mathew aged 40, daughter in law Mary aged 29, grandchildren Patrick aged 5, Bridget aged 3, Michael John aged 8 months & Lodger Anne Connor aged 80, a widow. Mary was a farmer, Mathew a fisherman. Daughter in law Mary could read & write. The rest of the household could not read. Mary, Mathew, Mary & Anne spoke Irish & English. Mathew & Mary were married for 8 years had 3 children & all 3 were living at the time of the census. It does not state how long Mary or Anne was married for.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912233/

House 9

Barbra(Barbara) McGawley(McGauley) aged 67 head of the family, a widow she lived with her daughters Bridget aged 33 & Anne aged 30, both single. Barbara was a farmer. Barbara, Bridget & Anne could not read, they spoke Irish & English. It does not state how many years Barbara was married or if she had other children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912234/

House 10

Bridget Joyce aged 54 head of the family, a widow, she lived with her children Michael aged 30, John aged 17 & Anne aged 12, all single. Bridget was a farmer, Michael a fisherman, John a farmer’s son & Anne a scholar. Bridget & Michael could not read, John & Anne could read & write. They all spoke Irish & English. It does not state how many years Bridget was married or if she had other children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912235/

House 11

Patrick Kelly aged 65 head of the family married to Anne aged 48, they lived with their children Patrick aged 24, Mary aged 20, Peter aged 18, Bridget aged 15, Norah aged 13, Thomas aged 9, James aged 7, Mathew aged 5 & Bartley aged 2. Patrick was a farmer, his son Patrick was a fisherman, Peter was a farmer’s son, and Norah, Thomas & James were scholars. Patrick could not read, Anne, Patrick, Mary, Peter, Bridget, Norah, Thomas & James could read & write, they all spoke Irish & English. Patrick & Anne were married for 26 years; they had 13 children with 11 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Barrusheen/912236/

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.)

Barrusheen 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° 26′ 37″ N, 9° 19′ 34″ W.

 

Original OS map of this area

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

Baurrusheen [u crossed out – Barrusheen]

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website (

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.

Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Townlands.ie Website

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

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/asp/fullresult.asp?id=51949

This page was added on 04/06/2014.

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