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Clare 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.

The Irish form of the name is Clár.

Translates to: a level spot of land

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

Clare 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

Clare

Clár

Clar planities seu campulus 

Clare Boundary Surveyor

Clare Barony Cess Book

Clare Local

Placenames in this townland:

Sandymount (house). A neat residence.

Boundaries:

Situated in the Northern extremity of the parish. Bounded on the North and East by Carhoomaanagh (Carrowmanagh), on the West by Thoanweeroe (Tonweeroe) and Claremount, and on the South by Kanrauwer(Canrawer) East.

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

Area

The Area contains 78 acres, 18 perches. It was all arable with the exception of a small patch of rough ground. The centre of the Oughterard River together with part of the town forms the southern boundary of this townland. Sandymount House situate near its southern boundary.

Landlord

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/

Information from the Down Survey Website.

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)

Down Survey Name: Clare 1641

Owner(s): O’Flahertye, Murragh McBrien (Catholic)

1670 Owner(s): Kelly, Donnogh (Catholic)

County: Galway

Barony: Muckullin

Parish: Killcumyn

Profitable land: 11 plantation acres

Forfeited: 11 plantation acres

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

Down Survey Website

Tithe Applotment Books of 1829

George Cottingham had a total of 22 acres of land, 8 acres of 1st quality land with a payment of 1s & 6d, 8 acres of 2nd quality land with a payment of 1s & 6 acres of 3rd quality land with a payment of 3d.

Augness Gaughagan had a total of 7 acres & 2 rood of land, 3 acres of 1st quality land with a payment of 1s & 6d, 2 acres of 2nd quality land with a payment of 1s & 2 acres 2 rood of 3rd quality land with a payment of 3d.

Martin Hynes had a total of 5 acres of land, 2 acres of 2nd quality land with a payment of 1s, 2 acres of 3rd quality land with a payment of 3d & 1 acre of 5th quality land with a payment of ⅛d per acre

Edmd O’Flaherty had a total of 5 acres of land, 2 acres of 1st quality land with a payment of 1s & 6d, 2 acres of 2nd quality land with a payment of 1s & 1 acre of 3rd quality land with a payment of 3d.

Michl Plunkett had a total 2 acres 1 rood, 1 acre of 1st quality land with a payment of 1s6d, 1 acre of 2nd quality land with a payment of 1s and 1 rood of 3rd quality land with a payment of 3d.

The Tithes payments went to Richard Martin Esq. James Daly & John Wilson

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/results.jsp?county=Galway&parish=Kilcummin&townland=Clare&search=Search&sort=last_name_sort

Griffiths Valuation 1850’s

In Griffith’s Valuation the area was 78 acres 0 rood & 18 perches with a land value of £39 1s 0d. Value of Buildings was £44 13s 0d, and the total value is £83 14s 0d.

Occupiers

George Cottingham, Edmund Hynes, Mary Calligan, John McDonagh, Eleanor Hynes, David W. Bissett, Joseph Devine, Mary Maguire, Charles O’Connor, Edmund O’Flaherty, John Cummins, Irish Church Mission School, George F. O’Flahertie, Christopher St. George, Patrick Walsh & John Stenson.

Immediate Lessor: Christopher St. George, David W. Bissett & George F. O’Flahertie.

View the heads of households in the townland at this time.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=559746

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. Clare is a townland.

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 of this townland.

Census 1841-1891

1841 there were 15 houses with 97 people living in Clare.

1851 there was no houses.

1861 there was no houses.

1871 1 house with 8 people.

1881 1 house with 5 people (3 males, 2 females). The valuation of Houses & Land in 1881 was £103, 9s (This amount includes the valuation of a portion of the town of Oughterard).

1891 1 house with 7 people (4 males, 3 females) the valuation of Houses & Land in 1891 was £106, 14s (This amount includes the valuation of a portion of the town of Oughterard).

1901 Census Clare

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 Clare. There were 14 houses listed in the townland of Clare. Of the people living in Clare; 44 were Roman Catholics, 3 were Church of England, 10 were Church of Ireland & 1was  Scottish Episcopal.

All 58 People that lived in Clare were born in Co. Galway, Galway City, Belgaum India, Scotland, England, Co. Mayo, Co. Limerick, Nottingham, England, Tullamore, Kings Co, Ballyvaughan Co. Clare & Co. Wicklow.

There were a total of 38 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, coach houses, cow houses, piggeries, fowl houses, barns, turf houses, stores and a forge.

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 Clare was built of stone, brick or concrete. There were no mud cabins.

House Occupancy:  10 Houses were occupied on the night of the Census; 1 house was unoccupied. (Only one Enumerator’s abstract (Form N) was available)

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000841074/

Out Office & Farm Steading

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000841075/

House 1 (this is the information on the census; it shows 2 entries for House 1)

Mary Willis aged 60 head of the family; a widow she lived with her daughter Marie aged 31 single; Mary Burke aged 40 a widow; Mary Hynes aged 11 a visitor & John Connor aged 17 single.

Mary Willis was a Land lady; Mary Burke & John Connor were servants; all born in Co. Galway. Mary Hynes was a scholar visiting the household; she was born in Nottingham, England. Mary Willis, Marie & Mary Hynes could read & write they spoke English. Mary Burke & John Connor could read and they spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 1st class house with 4 rooms & 8 front windows.  They had a stable, coach house, cow house & a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394809/ 

House 1 (2nd entry)

John Walsh aged 40 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 37, they lived with their children Patk (Patrick) aged 10, Joseph aged 5, Mary aged 4 & Michael aged 9 months.

John was a shepherd; Patrick was a scholar; he could read & write. The rest of the family could not read. John, Margaret, Patrick & Joseph spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394593/

Note: the National Library have been notified of this.

House 2

Fredrick Roy aged 64 was head of the family; married to Frances aged 58, they lived with their servant Kate Moran aged 24.

Fredrick was born in Scotland; he was a Justice of Peace for C R of Beswick and Roxburgh. Frances was born in Co. Wicklow, she could read and write. Fredrick & Frances were Church of Ireland.

Kate was born in Co. Mayo; she was a general domestic servant; she was married. Kate was Roman Catholic. The entire household could read & write.

They lived in a 1st class house with 5 rooms & 6 front windows.  They had a stable, coach house, barn, turf house & a store. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394810/

House 3

George Doig aged 56 was head of the family; married to Ellen aged 47, they lived with their niece Helen Peirce aged 31 and servants Delia Carmody age 34 & Mary Fahy aged 20, all single.

George was born in Belgaum, India, he was a retired Civil Engineer Bombay P. W. D. Ellen was born in Sterling, Scotland, Helen was born in Tullamore, Kings Co (Co. Offaly). George, Ellen & Helen were Church of Ireland. Delia was born in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, she was a Cook. Mary was born in Athenry, Co. Galway and was a housemaid. Delia & Mary were Roman Catholics. The entire household could read & write.

They lived in a 1st class house with 6 rooms & 5 front windows.  They had a stable, coach house, harness room, piggery, turf house, fowl houses & 3 stores. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394811/

House 4

George Robb aged 50 was head of the family; married to Alice age 51, they lived with their daughter Maud aged 19 and servant Julia Darcy aged 19, both single.

George was born in Scotland, his occupation was given as Land & Houses, Alice was born in Co. Galway, Maud was born in Co. Mayo & Julia was born in Co. Galway and was a Cook/domestic servant. George was Scottish Episcopalian, Alice, Maud & Julia was Roman Catholics. The entire household could read & write. Julia spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms & 3 front windows. They had a turf house & a store. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394812/

House 5

Bridget O’Connor aged 60 was head of the family; a widow she lived with her sons John aged 21 & Thomas aged 17, both single.

Bridget was a housekeeper; John & Thomas were agricultural labourers. Bridget, John & Thomas were born in Co. Galway. Thomas could read & write, Bridget & John could not read, they all spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholics.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394813/

House 6

Hannah Finnerty aged 80; a widow she lived alone, born in Co. Galway she was an unemployed domestic servant. She could not read; she spoke Irish & English was a Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394814/

House 7

Michael Dunne age 60 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 60, they lived with their son James aged 24 & Margaret aged 18, both single.

Michael was a farmer; James was a railway labourer & Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. Michael & Mary could not read, James & Margaret could read and write. The entire household spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholics.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms & 6 front windows. They had a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394815/

House 8

Uninhabited.

House 9

George Leech aged 50 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 50, they lived with their sons Thomas D aged 16, Mortimer aged 14, George J aged 12 & William aged 11.

George was a R.I.C. pensioner, born in Co. Clare, Bridget was born in Co. Limerick, and the boys were born in Co. Galway and were scholars. The entire household could read & write. George & his sons were Church or Ireland; Bridget was Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394816/

House 10

Fredrick Lambert aged 51 was head of the family; married to Geraldine aged 21 (could be 28) they lived with their son Oliver aged 6 & servant Honor Maloney aged 23, single.

Fredrick was a retired Commander R.I.C. born in England, Geraldine was also born in England, Oliver was a scholar and born in Galway City.  Honor was general domestic servant, born in Co. Galway. The Lambert family was Church of Ireland; Honor was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 1st class house with 4 rooms & 6 front windows.  They had a turf house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394817/

House 11

Peter Henry Joyce aged 33 was head of the family; married to Cecilia Mary aged 26, they lived their children Arthur DeBurgh aged 2, John Patrick aged 1 & George Henry aged 6 months, Sarah Kate Healy aged 16 & Sarah Faherty aged 18.

Peter Henry Joyce was a Clerk of Union; Sarah Kate was a nurse/domestic servant & Sarah was a cook/domestic servant. Peter Henry, Cecilia Mary, Sarah Kate & Sarah could read and write. Peter Henry, Cecilia Mary & Sarah spoke Irish & English. The boys could not read or write. All the household were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 1st class house with 8 rooms & 13 front windows.  They had a stable, coach house, cow house and a store. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394818/

House 12

Thomas Molloney aged 63 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 63.

Thomas was a labourer born in Letteroraur, Co. Galway & Mary was a wash woman, born in Rossmuck, Co. Galway. Thomas spoke Irish & English, Mary spoke Irish. They could not read. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394819/

House 13

John McDonagh aged 63 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 60. They lived with their son Michl (Michael) aged 30; daughter Anne aged 28 & John’s brother Michl (Michael) aged 76.

John was a farmer; Michael a farmer’s son & Anne a farmer’s daughter; Michael (John’s brother) was a Constabulary pensioner. John, Michael (son) Anne & Michael could read & write, the entire household spoke Irish & English. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394820/

House 14

Martin Melia aged 50 was head of the family; a widower he lived with his sons John aged 16 & Thomas aged 11.

Martin was a farmer; John was a farmer’s son & Thomas a scholar. Martin cannot read, John & Thomas can read & write, they all spoke Irish & English. They were born in Co. Galway & Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/1394821/

Census 1911 – Clare

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

There were 14 houses listed in the Townland of Clare. There were 62 (27 males & 35 females) living in Clare on the night of the Census, 13 were Church of Ireland, 47 Roman Catholic & 2 Episcopalian.

People that lived in Clare were born included Galway, Co. Galway, America, Co. Kilkenny, Co. Tipperary, Co. Laois, Co. Limerick, Co. Mayo, India, Yorkshire, England & Scotland.  There were a total of 30 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, coach houses, harness room, cow houses, piggeries, fowl houses, boiling house, barn, turf houses, stores and a shed.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002436119/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002436120/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002436121/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002436122/

Out Office & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002436123/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002436124/

House 1

Honoria O’Brien aged 73 was head of the family; a widow she lived with her son Kennedy aged 37, single, Mary Burke aged 50, Mary Conneely aged 16 & John McDonagh aged 15.

Honoria was a housekeeper, Kennedy was a General Medical Practitioner, Mary Burke was a visitor, Mary Conneely was a servant & John McDonagh was a general manager boy.

The entire household could read & write, Honoria, Mary Conneely & John McDonagh spoke Irish & English. Honoria had 4 children with 3 still living at the time of the census. All the household were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 1st class house with 3 rooms & 8 front windows. They had a stable & a turf house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471384

House 2

Mary Willis aged 51 was head of the family; she lived with her cousin Della Waly aged 45, Mary Walsh aged 26 & James Duddy aged 23.

Mary Willis was single, no occupation given; she could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Della was a widow, no occupation given; she could read and write, she was married for 14 years she had 2 children and both were living at the time of the census.

Mary Walsh was single; a general servant, she could read & write.

James Duddy was single; a servant from Co. Mayo he could read & write and spoke Irish & English. All the household were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms & 5 front windows. They had a stable, coach house & a store. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471385/

House 3

Scrope Berdmore Doig aged 67 was head of the family; married. He lived with a visitor William Alexander Woods aged 25 & servants Mary Byrne aged 20, Nellie Byrne aged 17, Mary Jane Murray aged 17 & Patrick Holleran(Halloran) aged 21; all single.

Scrope Berdmore was born in India; he was a retired Civil Engineer Public Works Depart India.

William Alexander was born in Yorkshire; he was a District Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary. Scrope Berdmore & William Alexander were Church of Ireland.

Mary & Nellie Byrne were born in Queen’s county (Co. Laois). Mary was a cook/domestic servant & Nellie was a parlour maid/domestic servant. Mary Jane was born in Co. Galway; she was a housemaid/domestic servant. Patrick Holleran was born in Co. Galway; he was a gardener/domestic servant; he spoke Irish & English.

The entire household could read & write.

They lived in a 1st class house with 6 rooms & 7 front windows.  They had a stable, coach house, harness room, cow house, fowl house, barn & a shed. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471386/

House 4

George Young Robb aged 60 was head of the family; married to Alice age 62, they lived with a servant Mary Conneely aged 28 & a visitor Margaret Conneely aged 19; both single.

George was born in Scotland, his occupation was given as Houses, Alice was born in Galway, Mary and Margaret was born in Co. Galway and Mary was a general domestic servant.

George was Scottish Episcopalian, Alice, Mary & Margaret was Roman Catholics. The entire household could read & write. Mary & Margaret spoke Irish & English. George & Alice were married for 31 years had 2 children with 1 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms & 3 front windows. They had a turf house & a store. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471387/

House 5

Margaret Walsh aged 70 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her son-in-law Thomas Mulkerns aged 34, daughter Mary aged 33 & grandchildren Mary Bridget aged 9, Luke aged 7, Thomas aged 4 & Michael Anthony aged 1.

Thomas was a coachman; Mary Bridget & Luke were scholars. Margaret, Thomas & Michael Anthony could not read. Thomas, Mary, Mary Bridget & Luke could read & write. Margaret, Thomas, Mary & Mary Bridget spoke Irish & English. All the household were Roman Catholic.

Margaret was married for 37 years had 3 children with 2 still living at the time of the census. Thomas & Mary were married for 9 years had 5 children with 4 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471388/

House 6

Michal Dunne aged 76 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 68.

Michael was a farmer; Mary was a housekeeper. They spoke Irish & English; they could not read & write. They were married for 40 years had 8 children with 3 still living at the time of the census. They were Roman Catholics.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471389/

House 7

James Treacy aged 80 was head of the family; a widower, he lived with his daughter Finney Gallagher aged 39 a widow and granddaughter Mary aged 12.

James was a public pensioner; Finney was a housekeeper & Mary was at school. The entire household could read & write, Finney spoke Irish & English, James & Mary spoke English. James was born in Co. Tipperary; Finney was born in Co. Mayo & Mary was in Co. Galway.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471390/

House 8

Bridget Leech aged 60 was head of the family; a widow, she was living with a visitor Mary Clancy aged 21.

Bridget was born in Co. Limerick she could read & write; she was married for 29 years had 5 children with 4 still living at the time of the census.

Mary Clancy was born in Co. Galway; she could read & write & spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471391/

House 9

Uninhabited

House 10

Charles H Laidley aged 50 was head of the family; married to Elizabeth aged43, they lived with their children Robert S aged 18, Edna A aged 16, Geraldine M aged 14, Irene A aged 12, Violet R aged 10, Louis A aged 7, George A aged 5, John I F aged 2 and nephew Oscar Elmar Osmond aged 13.

Charles was a fish culturist & a R.I.C. pensioner; he was born in Co. Kilkenny. Edna A, Geraldine M, Irene A, Violet R, Louis A & Oscar Elmar were scholars. Charles, Elizabeth, Robert, Edna, Geraldine, Irene, Violet & Oscar could read & write & spoke English. Louis could read; George & John could not read.  Elizabeth and her children were born in Co. Galway. Oscar was born in United States of America. The entire household were Church of Ireland.

Charles & Elizabeth were married for 23 years and had 11 children; all 11 were living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms & 6 front windows. They had a stable, piggery & a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471392/

House 11

Martin Melia aged 50 was head of the family; a widower, he lived with his son Thomas aged 21.

Both men were labourers, Martin could not read, Thomas could read & write. They both spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholics.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms & 5 front windows. They had a stable. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471393/

House 12

Mary McDonough aged 84 was head of the family; a widow she lived with her son Michéal aged 39, son Cummin aged 34 his wife Winnefred (Winifred) aged 35; grandchildren Michael John aged 7, Mary Ann aged 6, Norah aged 5 & Delia aged 6 months.

Mary was a farmer; she was married for 55 years. She was born in Glann, Co. Galway; she could not read or write, she spoke Irish & English.

Michéal was a farmer; he was married for 8 years with no children listed. He could read and write & spoke Irish & English.

Cummin was a farmer; he was married for 8 years had 5 children with 4 still living at the time of the census. He could read and write & spoke Irish & English.

Winifred was a farmer; she could read and write & spoke Irish & English. She was born in Cluniff(??)  Co. Galway.

Michael John was a farmer’s son; he could read & write he could not speak Irish. The girls were farmer’s daughters; they could not read or write or speak Irish. The rest of the family were born in Clare, Co. Galway. The entire household were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471394/

House 13

Isaac Martin Farrel O’Malley aged 68 was head of the family, he was a single farmer. He could read, write & spoke Irish & English. He was born in Co. Galway & was Episcopalian.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471395/

House 14

Margaret Walsh aged 46 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her children Pat W aged 22, Joe aged 15, Mary aged 13, Michael aged 11, Delia aged 8 & Maggie aged 5.

Margaret was a Shepherd’s wife, she was married for 23 years had 6 children and all 6 were still living at the time of the census. She could read and spoke Irish & English.

Pat & Joe were agricultural labourers, they could read write & spoke Irish & English. Mary, Michael, Delia & Maggie were scholars. Joe could read, write & spoke Irish & English. Mary & Michael could read, write & spoke English. Delia & Maggie could not read & they spoke English. The entire household were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Clare/471396/

Note: Unless stated otherwise, occupants were born in Co. Galway.

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.)

Clare is in the civil parish of Kilcummin.

Roman Catholic parishes:

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

  • Carraroe
  • Kilannin
  • Kilcummin/Oughterard
  • Rosmuc

Church of Ireland parishes:

This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.

  • Kilcummin

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° 25′ 45″ N, 9° 20′ 3″ W.

Original OS map of this area.

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

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. Clare

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

There was a Ringfort, Children’s burial ground, a holy well & a 18th/19th century house in Clare.

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/place/52071

Townlands.ie Website

https://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/oughterard/clare/

This page was added on 05/08/2016.

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