Derroogh South (Na Doiriú Theas)

Antoinette Lydon

Derroogh South 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 Name: Doireadh mhagh

Translation: oak plain

Civil Parish:

Kilcummin
View all place names in this civil parish.

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

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

Derroogh South
Derraght Barony Map
Derroogh South Boundary Surveyor
Derraght County Map
Derroogh South Local

Description:

In the Southern extremity of the parish bounded on the N. on the E. partly on the W. and on the South by the Parish of Killannin, and on the S.W. by Russaveel and Ballantleava townlands.

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

Some other placenames in or near this townland are…

Derroogh South contains 1680 acres, about 70 acres of which are under tillage and pasture including 27 acres of water, the remainder mountain and pasture. A bye road extends from E. to W. crosses the river by a bridge, the centre of which forms part of its Western boundary.

Landlord:

James Blake of Tullagh

Information on the owner’s family from the Landed Estates Database

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

  • Blake (Drum, Tully & Gortnamona)– In his genealogy of the Blakes of Drum, Tully and Gortnamona, Martin J. Blake refers to a grant dated 22 Aug 1677 of the lands of Drum and others in the barony of Moycullen, county Galway, to Walter Blake. A descendant, Patrick Blake of Drum, was Mayor of Galway in 1771 and his eldest son, Valentine, married Anne Burke of Gortnamona, near Ballinasloe. About 500 acres belonging to the Blakes, devisees of Nicholas A. Burke, in the baronies of Leitrim, Longford and Clonmacnowen, were advertised for sale in July 1853. This family of Blakes owned a large estate in the parishes of Killannin, Kilcummin and Moycullen, barony of Moycullen, county Galway, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. In the 1870s Valentine [Fitzpatrick] Blake of Gortnamona is recorded as the owner of 17,335 acres in county Galway though Walford notes that he had died in 1870 and his son, Valentine Blake, born in 1868, was a Ward in Chancery.

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)

Townland of DERROOGH SOUTH

Down Survey Name: Derrimore
1641 Owner(s): O’Flahartye, Syralagh (Catholic)
1670 Owner(s): Meredith, Sir Thomas (Protestant)
County: Galway
Barony: Muckullin
Parish: Killcumyn
Unprofitable land: 271 plantation acres
Profitable land: 29 plantation acres
Forfeited: 29 plantation acres

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

http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/landowners.php#mc=53.27422,-9.51165&z=14

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 plough lands, 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)

No information in The Tithe Applotment Books for Derroogh South.

Griffith’s Valuation

Area: Land & Buildings – 1652 acres 3 rood 26 perches. 26 acres 3 rood 32 perches of water.

In Griffith’s Valuation the land value is £25 16s 0d.  The value of the buildings is £2 14s 0d. Total Valuation £28 0s 0d.

Occupiers of the Land: Barth Conneely, Thomas Conneely, Michael Costello, Stephen Costello, Bartholomew Curran, Timothy Donohoe & Bartholomew Feeny.

Immediate Lessor: Patrick Blake.

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

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=524950

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 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.

Out Offices and Land

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

What is a townland?

A townland 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 of 1169. Derroogh South 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.

1841-1891 Census

1841 – 13 houses with 68 people

1851 – 16 houses with 80 people

1861 – 17 houses with 80 people

1871 – 13 houses with 81 people

1881 – 13 houses with 85 people (47 males/38 females). There was 15 outbuilding. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £28 10s 0d.

1891 – 16 houses (15 inhabited) with 78 people (43 males/35 females). There was 23 Outbuildings. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £28 10s 0d.

1841/1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Costello (Folan)

An application was made by Costello from Deroogh in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. Reference # Cen/S/2001. The surname Folan also appears on the application. Record was found for 1851.

Costello

An application was made by Costello from Deroogh in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. Reference # Cen/S/2002.  Record was found, no year indicated.

Julia Costello

An application was made by Julia Costello. Address: Mrs Julia Folan, Laughmore, Spiddal, Co. Galway

Full Names of Father and Mother of the applicant: Mich & Maria Costello (Folan)

Residence in 1851: Townland: Derroogh N/S Parish: Kilcummin, Barony: Moycullen, County: Galway

The following names were found on the application: Mary 6, Julia 4, Mathew 1, Bridget, Nora, John, Bartly, Sarah & Michael.

Date of receipt: 11.10.21 Reference: CenS/11/2001 Application No. C/21 6385

Return searched by FW 12/10/21  Mich & Sally Costello md – 1840 Mary 6yrs, Judy 4 yrs, Mathew 1 year

Sheet 2 Mich & Mary Costello m– 1857 no children sheet 15

Other information (see attached application form)

Copy dispatched 26/10/21   3/- written on top right corner of application

Application form

1901 Census

This is a return of the members of the family, visitors, boarders or servants who slept or abode in their house on the night of Sunday March 31st 1901 in Derroogh South.

There were 24 (1 National School & 1 uninhabited house) listed in the Townland of Derroogh South. The people were all Roman Catholics and they were born in Co. Galway, Co. Kerry, Co. Clare & America. There were 51 males and 48 females in the townland.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813319/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813320/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813321/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

None attached to the census

House 1

Jeremiah O’Leary aged 38 was head of the family; married Bridget aged 35. They lived with their children Cors John aged 5, Norah Teresa aged 2, Mary Bridget aged 1, nephews Peter Cronin aged 13, Cors Cronin aged 10 & servant Bridget McDonogh aged 12.

Jeremiah & Bridget were National School teachers; Cors John, Peter & Cors were scholars & Bridget was a domestic servant. Jeremiah, Bridget, Peter, Cors & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Cors John could read & write and spoke English; Norah Teresa & Mary Bridget could not read & spoke English. Jeremiah, Bridget, Cors John, Norah Teresa, Peter & Cors were born in Co. Kerry & Mary Bridget was born in Co. Clare.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 4 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377635/

House 2

Coleman Connolly aged 38 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 35. They lived with their daughter Mary aged 10.

Coleman was a farmer. Mary was a scholar. Coleman & Bridget could not read; Mary could read & write. All three could read & write. Mary was born in America.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377636/

House 3

Anne Feeney aged 28 was head of the family; a widow. She lived alone.

Anne was a farmer; she could not read and spoke Irish & English.

She lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377637/

House 4

Peter Ridge aged 50 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 48. They lived with their children Bartly aged 23 & Anne aged 20.

Peter was a farmer; Bartly was a farmer’s son and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. Peter & Honor could not read; Bartly & Anne could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377638/

House 5

Rodger Conneely aged 55 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 50. They lived with their sons Bartly aged 26 & Thomas aged 17.

Rodger was a farmer; Bartly & Thomas were farmer’s sons. Rodger & Bridget could not read; they spoke only Irish. Bartly & Thomas could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377639/

House 6

Bartly Conneely aged 61 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 54. They lived with their children Thomas aged 29, Patrick aged 26, Bridget aged 22, Bartly aged 20, Edward aged 14, Colman aged 12 & Barbara aged 10.

Bartly was a farmer; Thomas, Patrick & Bartly were farmer’s sons; Bridget was a farmer’s daughter; Edward, Colman & Barbara were scholars. Bartly (father) & Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Thomas & Bridget could not read & spoke Irish & English. Patrick could read & write and spoke only Irish. Bartly (son), Edward, Colman & Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377640/

House 7

Pat Conneely aged 81 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 68. They lived with their niece Mary Lydon aged 12.

Pat was a farmer; Mary Lydon was a niece; they could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary Conneely could not read and spoke only Irish.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377641/

House 8

James Curran aged 62 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 61. They lived with their son Bartly aged 39, single.

James was a farmer; Bartly was a farmer’s son. James & Bridget could not read; they spoke only Irish. Bartly could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377642/

House 9

Bartly Feeney aged 78 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 75. They lived with their son Pat aged 42, daughter-in-law Mary aged 27, and granddaughters Kate aged 4 & Bridget aged 2.

Bartly was a farmer & Pat was a farmer’s son. The family could not read. Bartly, Bridget, & Kate spoke only Irish. Pat & Mary spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377643/

House 10

Honor Feeney aged 61 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Anne aged 25 & Bartly aged 23.

Honor was a farmer; Anne was a farmer’s daughter & Bartly was a farmer’s son. Honor could not read; she spoke only Irish. Anne & Bartly could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377644/

House 11

Mary Folan aged 82 was head of the family; a widow. She lived alone. Mary was a householder; she could not read & spoke only Irish.

She lived in a 4th class house and 1 rooms and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377645/

House 12

Pat Lydon aged 54 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 38. They lived with their children John aged 10, Kate aged 8, Bridget aged 6, Margaret aged 5 & Patrick aged 3.

Pat was a farmer; John & Bridget were scholars. Pat & John could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary & Kate could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Bridget could read; she spoke Irish & English. Margaret & Patrick could not read and spoke only Irish.

They lived in a 4th class house and 1 rooms and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377646/

House 13

Michl Costello aged 41 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 35. They lived with their children Mary aged 9, Michl aged 8, Margaret aged 6 & Anne aged 4.

Michl was a farmer; Mary & Michl were scholars. Mich, Mary, Mary (daughter) & Michl (son) could read & write. Margaret & Anne could not read; the entire family spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377647/

House 14

Honor Costello aged 71 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons John aged 35 & Colman aged 32; both single.

Honor was a farmer; John & Colman were farmer’s sons. They could not read and spoke only Irish.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377648/

House 15

Thady Donohoe aged 50 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 42. They lived with their children Mary aged 15, Bartley aged 13, Matthew aged 10, Julia aged 7 & John aged 4.

Thady was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Bartley, Matthew & Julia were scholars. Thady & John could not read and spoke only Irish. Honor could read; Mary, Bartley, Matthew & Julia could read & write; they spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377649/

House 16

Matthew Costello aged 45 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 40. They lived with their children Maria aged 9, Micheal aged 4, Bartley aged 2, Matthew’s brother John aged 41 and nephew Bartley Curran aged 11.

Matthew was a farmer; John was a labourer; Maria & Bartley (nephew) were scholars. Maria could read; Matthew, Bridget, Micheal Bartley, John & nephew Bartley could not read. The entire family spoke only Irish.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377650/

House 17

Michael Costello aged 35 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 24.

Michael was a carpenter. Michael & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377651/

House 18

John Donohoe aged 51 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 38. They lived with their children Pat aged 9, Tim aged 7, Colman aged 4 & Mary aged 1.

John was a farmer; Pat was a scholar. John, Bridget Tim & Colman could not read and spoke only Irish. Pat could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377652/

House 19

John Conneely aged 31 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 22. They lived with their son Bartly aged 6 months.

John was a labourer; he could not read and spoke only Irish. Kate could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bartly could not read.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377653/

House 20

Mary McDonagh aged 35 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with boarders Redmond McDonagh aged 18, Michael Connell aged 33 & servant Mary Ridge aged 13.

Mary McDonagh was a provision merchant; Redmond & Michael were carpenters and Mary Ridge was a scholar. Mary McDonagh could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Redmond & Mary Ridge could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael could read & write and spoke only English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a provision shop.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377654/

House 21 – Derroogh National School

House 22 – uninhabited.

House 23

Ned Keady aged 38 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 36. They lived with their children Mary aged 11, Bridget aged 10, Michl aged 6 & Anne aged 2.

Ned was a labourer; Mary, Bridget & Michl were scholars. Ned, Mary & Anne could not read; they spoke only Irish. Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget & Michl could read; they spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377655/

House 24

Bartly Conneely aged 62 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 59; they lived with their grandson Festus Curran aged 18.

Bartly was a farmer; Festus was a farmer’s grandson. Bartly could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Anne could not read; she spoke only Irish. Festus could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South_/1377656/

1911 Census

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

There were 26 houses listed in the Townland of Derroogh South. 23 houses were occupied; 3 uninhabited; 2 were private dwellings and the other was Derroogh South National School. All 118 (51 males/67 females) living in Derroogh South were Roman Catholics & born in Co. Galway, Co. Clare & Co. Kerry. There were a total of 29 farm buildings and out offices; which included stables, cow houses, piggeries & a shed.

Enumerator Extract http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390397/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390398/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390399/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390400/

Out Office & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390401/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390402/

House 1

Michael Costello aged 49 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 38. They lived with their children Michelle aged 8, Maria aged 6, Delia aged 4, Mary aged 2 & widowed aunt Mary Arran aged 72.

Michael was a carpenter; Michael was a scholar. Michael & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael could read and write and spoke only Irish. Maria, Delia & Mary Arran could not read; they spoke Irish. Mary (daughter) could not read.

Michael & Mary were married for 10 years; they had 4 children.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457557/

House 2

Bridget Connelly aged 57 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Mary aged 20 and son-in-law Thomas aged 26.

Bridget & Thomas were farmers. Bridget could not read; Mary & Thomas could read & write; the entire family spoke Irish & English.

They lived a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457558/

House 3

Bartley Feeney aged 34 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 34. They lived with their children Michael aged 7, Mary aged 5 & Bartley aged 2.

Bartley was a farmer; Michael & Mary were scholars. Bartley (father) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read; she spoke Irish & English. The children Michael, Mary & Bartley could not read and spoke only Irish.

Bartley & Bridget were married for 8 years; they had 3 children.

They lived a 3rd class house with 1 room and 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457559/

House 4

Thomas Conneely aged 40 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 35.

Thomas was a farmer; he could not read. Margaret could read & write. Both spoke Irish & English.

Thomas & Margaret were married for 1 year.

They lived a 3rd class house with 1 room and 3 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457560/

House 5

Mary McDonagh aged 68 was head of the family; a widow. She lived alone.

Mary was a farmer; she could not read and spoke Irish & English.

She lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room & 2 front windows. She had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457561/

House 6

Rodger Connely (Conneely) aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 70. They lived with their children Maggie aged 41 and Pat aged 30, both single.

Rodger was a farmer & Pat was a tailor. Rodger, Bridget & Maggie could not read and spoke only Irish. Pat could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Rodger & Bridget were married for 45 years; they had 8 children with 6 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 & a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457562/

House 7

Bartley Connely “John” aged 83 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 74.

Bartley was a farmer. Bartley could read & write. Anne spoke only Irish. Both could not read.

Bartley & Anne were married for 46 years. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 1 front window. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457563/

House 8

Bartley Conneely “Tom” aged 75 was head of the family; married Mary aged 69. They lived with their son Pat aged 40 and granddaughter Mary aged 7.

Bartley was a farmer; Pat was a farmer’s son. The entire household could not read and spoke only Irish.

Bartley & Mary were married for 46 years; they had 11 children with 7 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, cow house & a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457564/

House 9

Patrick Conneely aged 80 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son John aged 45, daughter-in-law Mary aged 26, grandchildren Bartley aged 10, Nora aged 9, Mary aged 8, Pat aged 6 & Kate aged 4 months.

Patrick was a farmer; John was a farmer’s son; Bartley, Nora & Mary(granddaughter) were scholars. Patrick & John could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary (daughter-in-law) could read & write and spoke only Irish. Bartley, Nora & Mary(granddaughter) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Pat could not read and spoke only Irish. Kate could not read.

According to the census; John & Mary were married for 1 year and had 1 child; they actually had 5 children.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 2 front windows. They had a stable & cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457565/

House 10

James Curran aged 73 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Bartley aged 43, daughter-in-law Bridget aged 42 and nephew John Wallace aged 14.

James was a farmer; Bartly was a farmer son; John was a farm servant. James & John spoke only Irish. Bartley & Bridget spoke Irish & English. The entire household could not read or write.

Bartly & Bridget were married for 2 years.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457566/

House 11

Patrick Feeney aged 50 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their children Kate aged 14, Delia aged 11, Mary aged 9, Bartley aged 7, Patrick aged 4, Barbara aged 2 & his widowed mother Kate aged 80.

Patrick was a farmer; Delia, Mary & Bartley were scholars. Patrick, Mary, son Patrick, Barbara & grandmother Kate could not read and spoke only Irish. Kate, Delia, Mary & Bartley could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Mary were married for 15 years; they had 6 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457567/

House 12

Mary Lydon aged 56 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Bridget aged 18, Maggie aged 16 & Pat aged 13.

Mary was a farmer; Bridget was a farmer’s daughter & Pat was a scholar. Mary & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Maggie & Pat could read and write; the spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457568/

House 13

Bartley Conneely”Rodger” aged 42 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 28. They lived with their children Bridget aged 8, Rodger aged 7, Mary aged 5 & Anne aged 2.

Bartley was a farmer. Bridget (daughter) & Rodger were scholars. Bartley, Bridget, Bridget (daughter), & Rodger could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary & Anne could not read and spoke only Irish.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457569/

House 14

Edward Keady aged 58 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 50. They lived with their children Mary aged 20, Bridget aged 19, Michael aged 16, Anne aged 12, Martin aged 10, Julia aged 8, Ned aged 5 & Sarah aged 1.

Edward was a farmer; Mary & Bridget were farmer’s daughters; Michael was a farmer’s son; Anne, Martin, Julia & Ned were scholars. Edward, Mary (mother), Ned & Sarah could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary (daughter), Bridget, Michael, Martin & Julia could read and write and spoke Irish & English.

Edward & Mary were married for 22 years; they had 9 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457570/

House 15

Matthew Costello aged 65 was head of the family; married to Brigid aged 55. They lived with their children Marie aged 20, Michl aged 15, Barbara aged 7, Martin aged 4 and Matthew’s brother John aged 58.

Matthew was a farmer; Marie was a farmer’s daughter; Michl was a farmer’s son & Barbara was a scholar. Matthew, Brigid, Barbara, Martin & John could not read and spoke only Irish. Marie & Michl could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Matthew & Brigid were married for 24 years; they had 6 children with 4 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. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457571/

House 16

Thady Donohoe aged 69 was head of the family; married to Nora aged 50. They lived with their children Timothy aged 31, his wife Nora aged 30, grandchildren Nora aged 8, Tim aged 7, Mary aged 5, Michle aged 3, Bartley aged 6 months , son John aged 18 & daughter Mary aged 29.

Thady was a farmer; Timothy was a farmer’s son; John was a farm servant; Nora & Tim were scholars. Thady, Nora (grandmother) & Tim could not read and spoke only Irish. Timothy, Nora (daughter-in-law), John, Nora (granddaughter) & Mary (daughter) could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. Mary (granddaughter), & Michle could not read; they spoke only Irish and Bartley could not read.

Thady & Nora were married for 33 years; they had 7 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

Timothy & Nora were married for 9 years; they had 5 children.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a stable & cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457572/

House 17

Mary Costelloe aged 48 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Michael aged 18, Margaret aged 16, Anne aged 13, Catherine aged 9, Pat aged 8 & Bridget aged 6.

Mary was a farmer; Michael was a farmer’s son; Margaret was a farmer’s daughter; Catherine & Pat were scholars. Mary, Michael, Margaret, Anne, Catherine & Pat could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read; she spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457573/

House 18

Coleman Costelloe aged 50 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 32. They lived with their children Mary aged 7, John aged 4 & Honor aged 2.

Coleman was a farmer. The family could not read & spoke only Irish.

Coleman & Barbara were married for 8 years; they had 4 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457574/

House 19

John Costelloe aged 50 was head of the family; single. He lived with his widowed sister Margaret Folan aged 46 & niece Mary Folan aged 7.

John was a farmer & Mary was a scholar. The family could not read & spoke only Irish.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457575/

House 20

John Donohue aged 69 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Patrick aged 20, Coleman aged 12 & Mary aged 11.

John was a farmer; Patrick was a farmer’s son; Coleman & Mary were scholars. John could not read; he spoke only Irish. Patrick, Coleman & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

They lived inn a 4th class house with 1 room and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457576/

House 21

Peter Ridge aged 74 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 75. They lived with their daught Ann aged 27.

Peter was a farmer. Peter could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Honor could not read; she spoke only Irish. Ann could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Peter & Honor were married for 48 years; they had 7 children.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457577/

House 22

John McDonagh aged 23 was head of the family; single. He lived with Pat Logan aged 17; single.

John was a manager of a shop; Pat was a shop assistant. Both men could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457578/

House 23

Jeremiah O’Leary aged 49 was head of the family; married Bridget aged 47. They lived with their children Nora Teresa aged 12, Mary Bridget aged 11, visitors Barbara Naughton aged 27, Bridget Molony aged 27 & servant Anne Landy aged 13.

Jeremiah, Bridget, Barbara 7 Bridget Molony were National School teachers; Nora Teresa, Mary Bridget & Anne were scholars. The entire household could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Jeremiah was born in Co. Kerry & Bridget was born in Co. Clare.

Jeremiah & Bridget were married for 18 years; they had 4 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

The family lived in House 1 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Derroogh__South/457579/

House 24 – uninhabited private dwelling. Patrick Conneely was the landholder.

House 25 – uninhabited private dwelling. Rodger Conneely was the landholder.

House 26 – Derroogh South National School. Edward was the landholder.

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.)

Derroogh South 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° 16′ 27″ N, 9° 30′ 44″ W.

Original OS map of this area.

Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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.
Information from Google Maps.
You can use this link to find this townland on 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.

Townlands.ie Website

https://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/kilcummin/na-doiriu-theas/

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/place/52279

This page was added on 19/09/2016.

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