Garrivinnagh

Antoinette Lydon

Garrivinnagh 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: Gairbhfionach

Translation: rough land

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

Garrivinnagh is in the Electoral Division of Turlough, in Civil Parish of Kilcummin, in the Barony of Moycullen, in the County of Galway

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

Garrivinnagh
Gairbhfionach
Garbhfhinach
Gorrivnagh Boundary Surveyor
Garryfinagh County Map
Gorryivnagh Local

Situation:

In the South Western part of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Turloughbeg townland, and the sea, on the West by Russkeeda, on the East by Russmuck and on the South by the sea.

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:

Landlord

Thomas B. Martin of Ballynahinch Castle.

Information on the owner’s family from the Landed Estates Database; this information will display in a new window:

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

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)

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

Townland of GARRIVINNAGH

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 two Parochial Commissioners calculated the amounts, one of who 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)

Mark Connaly

Michl Geary

Simn Geary

Martin Griffey

Michael Joyce

Michl Joyce

Wm Joyce

John Kam

Thom Kam

John Mealey

are listed as having 68 acres of land (4 acres 1st Quality with a payment of 1s 6d, 4 acres 2nd Quality with a payment of 1s & 60 acres 5th Quality with a payment of ⅛d.)

Payment of Proportion of Tithes went to Richard Martin Esq, Rev. James Daly & Rev. John Wilson.

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587459/004587459_00449.pdf

Griffith Valuation 1850’s

In Griffith’s Valuation the area was 360 acres, 0 rood & 27 perches with a land value of £25-10s-0d. Value of Buildings was £3-11s-0d, and the total value is £29-1s-0d.

Occupiers

Thomas Conneely, Thomas Joyce, Michael Joyce, John Conry, Edmund Feenaghty, Colman Conry & Patrick Conry.

Immediate Lessor: Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=560345

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  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, subdividing and reorganizing the boundaries of some existing Unions, particularly in the west of the country created an additional 33 Unions.

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

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

Townland information:

Garrivinnagh is a townland.

Population & Census Return

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.

1841-1891

1841 – 13 houses with 76 people living in Garrivinnagh

1851 – 14 houses with 91 people,

1861 – 21 houses with 114 people,

1871 – 21 house with 125 people,

1881- 19 houses (19 inhabited) with 115 people (51 males, 64 females). There were 20 outbuildings.

The valuation of Houses & Land in 1881 was £32 10s 0d.

1891 – 19 houses (18 inhabited/1 uninhabited) with 102 people (46 males, 56 females). There were 27 outbuildings.

The valuation of Houses & Land in 1891 was £34 0s 0d.

1901 Census Garrivinnagh

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 Garrivinnagh There were 14 houses listed in the townland of Garrivinnagh Of the people living in Garrivinnagh all 64 (34 males, 30 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Garrivinnagh were born in Co. Galway & America.

There were a total of 28 Out-Offices & Farm Steadings; which included Stables, Coach house, Cow houses, Calf house, Piggeries, Potato house, Stores & Bake house.

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

House Occupancy: 13 houses were occupied on the night of the Census.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839814/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839815/

Out-Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839816/

House 1

Athony Coneely (possibly Anthony Conneely) aged 57 was the head of the family, married to Barbra aged 44; they lived with their sons Colman aged 23 & Patrick aged 18, both single.

Anthony was a farmer, Barbara was a housekeeper, and Colman & Patrick were farmer’s sons. The entire family could not read; they all spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholics.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394095/

House 2

Michael Coneely aged 72 was head of the family, married to Mary aged 60; they lived with their son Joseph aged 25 & grandchildren Hannah Joyce aged 16 and Pat Kane aged 10, all single.

Michael was a farmer; Joseph was a farmer’s son, Hannah & Pat were scholars. Michael & Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Joseph & Hannah could read and write & spoke Irish & English, Pat could read & spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic. Hannah was born in America.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394096/

House 3

Mary Kane aged 33 was head of the family, married. She lived with her sons Michael aged 14, Colman aged 12, Pat aged 10, John aged 8, Tom aged 6 & James aged 4.

Mary was a farmer; Michael & Colman were farmer’s sons, Pat, John, Tom & James were scholars, they could read. Mary, Michael & Colman could not read. Mary spoke Irish & English. The boys spoke Irish only.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394097/

House 4

Thomas Kane aged 70 was head of the family, married to Mary aged 70; they lived with their daughter Norah aged 20 and grandson Pat Conroy aged 8.

Thomas was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper, Norah was a farmer’s daughter & Pat was a farmer’s son. Thomas, Mary & Pat spoke only Irish, Norah spoke Irish & English. The entire family could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394098/

House 5

Patrick Conroy aged 61 was head of the family, married to Bridget aged 60; they lived with their son in law Peter Grealish aged 25, daughter Julia Grealish aged 24 & granddaughter Mary A aged 1.

Patrick & Peter were farmers. Julia was a housekeeper. Mary A was listed as a scholar. Patrick, Bridget, Peter & Julia spoke Irish & English. The entire family could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394099/

House 6

Michael Joyce aged 44 was head of the family, married to Kate aged 40; they lived with their children Mary aged 19, John aged 12, Michael aged 4, Maggie aged 10, Kate aged 5 & Ann aged 2.

Michael was a farmer. Mary was a farmer’s daughter, John was a farmer’s son & Michael, Maggie, Kate & Ann were scholars. The entire family spoke only Irish & could not read. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394100/

House 7

Daniel McDonough aged 34 was head of the family, married to Norah aged 35; they lived with their children Mary aged 10, Pat aged 9, Thomas aged 8, Bridget aged 7, Michael aged 6, Barbra aged 4, Annie aged 6 months and mother in law Mary Joyce aged 80.

Daniel was a farmer, Norah was a housekeeper, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Pat & Thomas were farmer’s sons, Bridget, Michael & Barbara were scholars. The entire family spoke only Irish & could not read. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394101/

House 8

Michael Joyce aged 45 was head of the family, married to Mary aged 34; they lived with their children Anthony aged 15, Pat aged 14, Mary aged 10, Michael aged 8, Thomas aged 3 & Bridget aged 2.

Michael was a farmer. Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Anthony & Pat were farmer’s sons & Michael, Mary, Thomas & Bridget were scholars. The entire family spoke only Irish & only daughter Mary could read. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room and no front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394102/

House 9

Julia Joyce aged 78 was head of the family; a widow, she lived alone.

Julia was a farmer; she spoke only Irish & could not read. She lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and no front window. She had a calf house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394103/

House 10

Annie Joyce aged 55 was head of the family, a widow. She lived with her children Annie aged 16, Thomas aged 14, Mary aged 12 and grandson John Conroy aged 10.

Annie was a farmer, Annie & Mary were farmers daughters and Thomas & John were farmers sons. The entire family spoke only Irish & could not read. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394104/

House 11

Mary Conroy aged 50 was head of the family, a widow. She lived with her children Colman aged 24, Barbara aged 21, Kate aged 19, Pat aged 17, John aged 15 & visitor Bridget Conneely aged 8.

Mary was a farmer, Colman & Pat were farmer’s sons, Barbara & Kate were farmer’s daughters and John & Bridget were scholars. Mary & Bridget could not read, Colman, Barbara, Kate, Pat & John could read and write. The entire household spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394105/

House 12

Colman Conroy aged 47 was head of the family, married to Mary aged 40; they lived with their children John aged 15, Bridget aged 12, Bartly aged 10, Mark aged 8, Colman aged 4, Annie aged 2 & Michael aged 8 months.

Colman was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, John, Bridget, Bartly, Mark, Colman & Annie were scholars. Colman (father), John, Bridget, Bartly & Mark could read and write. Mary, Colman, Annie & Michael could not read. Colman, Mary, John, Bridget, Bartly, Mark, Colman & Annie spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394106/

House 13

Patrick D Conroy aged 30 was head of the family, married to Jennie aged 26; they lived with their nephew Isaac aged 14, servants Joseph Conroy aged 19, Martin Clancy aged 41, Pat O’Donnell aged 20, Martin Sullivan aged 20, Peter Coyne aged 22 & Delia McDonough aged 17, all single.

Patrick D was a Justice of the Peace, farmer & provision merchant. Isaac was a scholar, Joseph was a shop assistant provision trade, Martin Clancy was a baker, Pat was a driver domestic, Martin Sullivan was a stableman domestic, Peter was a shepherd and Delia was a housemaid domestic. Patrick D, Jennie, Isaac, Joseph & Pat could read & write, Martin Clancy could read, Martin Sullivan, Peter & Delia could not read. The entire household spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/1394107/

House 14

Shop owned by Patrick Conroy.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839815/

1911 Census – Garrivinnagh 

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

There were 15 houses listed in the Townland of Garrivinnagh. 13 houses were occupied; the other 2 were a Courthouse & a Dispensary. All 86 (46 males/40 females) living in Garrivinnagh were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Garrivinnagh were born included Co. Galway. There were a total of 52 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, coach house, harness room, calf houses, cow houses, barn, fowl houses, dairy, potato houses, shed, store & piggeries.

Enumerator Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002433671/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002433672/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002433673/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002433674/

Out Office & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002433675/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002433676/

House 1

Patrick D Conroy aged 40 was head of the family, married to Jane aged 33; they lived with their sons Francis aged 7, Michael aged 6 & John Charles aged 5, servants Peter King aged 22, Katie Flannery aged 17, Peggy Joyce aged 19, Mathias Conroy aged 15 & James Bradley aged 18, all single.

Patrick D was a Magistrate, Co Councillor, farmer & provision merchant. Francis, Michael & John Charles were scholars, Peter was a shop assistant, Katie was a teacher/Governess, Peggy was a general domestic servant, Mathias was a farm servant and James was a coachman domestic servant. Patrick D, Jane, Francis, Michael, John Charles, Peter, Katie, Mathias & James could read and write and Peggy could not read. The entire household spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Patrick D & Jane were married for 11 years; they had 4 children with 3 living at the time of the Census.

They lived in a 1st class house with 12 rooms and 9 front windows. They had 2 stables, harness room, cow house, dairy, piggery, fowl house, potato house, shed and a store. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470875/

House 2

Colman Conroy aged 67 was head of the family, married to Mary aged 60; they lived with their children Bridget aged 2, Bartley aged 19, Mark aged 18, Colman aged 15, Annie aged 12, Michael aged 10 & Norah aged 8.

Colman was a farmer & DC, Mary was a housekeeper, Bridget did housework, Bartley, Mark & Colman did farming & Annie, and Michael & Norah were scholars. The entire family could not read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Colman & Mary were married for 29 years; they had 10 children with 9 still living at the time of the Census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470876/

House 3

Mary Conroy aged 60 was head of the family, a widow. She lived with her son John aged 25 & granddaughter Bridget Conneely aged 16.

John was a farmer’s son; Bridget was a scholar. Mary could not read & spoke only Irish, John & Bridget could read and write; they spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470877/

House 4

Patrick Conneely aged 35 was head of the family, married to Julia Conroy aged 33; they lived with their children Colman aged 2 & Patrick aged 1.

Patrick was a farmer. Patrick & Julia could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Colman & Patrick spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

Patrick & Julia were married for 4 years; they had 2 children with both living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470878/

House 5

Anthony Connley (possibly Conneely) aged 65 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 60.

Anthony was a farmer; he could read and write. Barbara could not read. Anthony & Barbara spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Anthony & Barbara were married for 37 years; they had 3 children with all 3 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470879/

House 6

Mary Connolly aged 78 was head of the family, a widow. She lived with her son Joseph aged 40 & daughter-in-law Mary aged 35 and grandchildren Mary aged 8, John aged 7, Bridget aged 6, Michael aged 5, Kate aged 3 & Winfred aged 1.

Joseph was a farmer. Mary, John, Bridget & Michael were scholars. Mary (grandmother) could not read & spoke Irish only. Joseph, Mary (mother), Mary (daughter) & John could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget & Michael could read and spoke Irish& English. Kate spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

Joseph & Mary were married for 10 years; they had 6 children with all 6 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470880/

House 7

Mary Keane aged 50 was head of the family, married. She lived with her sons Patrick aged 20, John aged 18, Thomas aged 15 & James aged 14.

Patrick was a farmer, Thomas & James were scholars. Mary & Patrick could not read & spoke only Irish. John could read and write and spoke only Irish. Thomas & James could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Mary was married for 27 years; she had 6 children with all 6 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470881/

House 8

Thomas Keane aged 80 was head of the family, a widower. He lived with his daughter Norah Connolly aged 34 and grandchildren Patrick aged 9, Colman aged 7, Mary aged 6, Michael aged 3, John aged 2 & Thomas aged 6 months.

Thomas was a farmer; Patrick, Colman & Mary were scholars. Thomas, Colman, Mary, Michael, John & Tomas could not read, they spoke only Irish. Norah could read & write and spoke only Irish. Patrick could read and write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Norah was married for 10 years; she had 6 children with all 6 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470882/

House 9

Patrick Conroy (John) aged 78 was head of the family, a widower. He lived with his son in law Peter Grealish aged 35, daughter Julia Grealish aged 32 & granddaughters Mary aged 11, Bridget aged 4 & Barbara aged 3.

Patrick was a farmer. Peter was a farm labourer. Mary was a scholar. Patrick, Julia, Bridget & Barbara could not read; they spoke only Irish. Peter could read & write and spoke Irish & English and Mary could read & spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Peter & Julia were married for 12 years; they had 3 children with all 3 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470883/

House 10

Michael Joyce aged 67 was head of the family, married to Kate aged 60; they lived with their children Mary aged 27, Bridget aged 23, Barara(Barbara) aged 22, Kate aged 14, Anne aged 11, John aged 18, Michael aged 12, Patrick aged 9 & grandson John Joyce aged 8.

Michael was a farmer. Kate, Anne, Michael, Patrick & John were scholars. Michael, Kate (parents) could not read and spoke only Irish, Mary, Bridget & Patrick could read & spoke Irish & English, Barara, Kate, Anne, Michael could read & write and spoke Irish & English, John (son) could not read; he spoke Irish & English, John (grandson) could read & spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

Michael & Kate were married for 30 years; they had 11 children with all 11 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470884/

House 11

Donald McDonagh aged 50 was head of the family, married to Norah aged 45; they lived with their children Mary aged 20, Patrick aged 19, Thomas aged 17, Bridget aged 16, Michael aged 14, Barbara aged 11, Annie aged 8, Norah aged 7 & Donald aged 7.

Donald was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The entire family spoke only Irish & could not read. They were Roman Catholic.

Donald & Norah were married for 21 years; they had 10 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470885/

This family lived in house 7 in the 1901 Census.

House 12

Michael Joyce (Judy) aged 66 was head of the family, married to Mary aged 56; they lived with their children Mary aged 21, Bridget aged 19, Thomas aged 14, John aged 9 & Julia aged 7.

Michael was a farmer. Thomas, John & Julia were scholars. Michael, Mary & daughter Mary could not read. Michael spoke only Irish; Mary (mother) & Mary (daughter) spoke Irish & English. Bridget, Thomas, John & Julia could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Michael & Mary were married for 20 years; they had 10 children with 8 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470886/

House 13

Judy Joyce aged 96 was head of the family, a widow. She lived alone. She could not read and spoke only Irish. Judy was Roman Catholic.

She lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. She had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling. Judy live in House 9 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Garrivinnagh/470887/

House 14

Garrivinnagh Courthouse

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002433673/

House 15

Garrivinnagh Dispensary

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002433673/

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.)

Garrivinnagh 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° 20′ 8″ N, 9° 38′ 4″ W.

Original OS map of this area

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

Garrivinnagh

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.

Garrivinnagh

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

Garrivinnagh is on Logainm.ie: Garrivinnagh.

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/asp/fullresult.asp?id=52419

Townlands.ie Website

https://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/turlough/garrivinnagh/

This page was added on 20/04/2016.

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