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Glentrasna 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: Gleann Trasna

Translation: cross or transverse valley

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

Gleann Trasna 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:

Glentrasna

Gleann Trasna

Glantrasna Barony Map

Glantrasna Boundary Surveyor

Glantrasna County Map

Glantrasna Local

Description:

The land very rocky and prone to flood. Contains 1,850 acres about 60 acres of which under tillage and pasture including 85¾ acres of water, the remainder is mountain boggy pasture, a bye road extends from N. to W. of this townland.

Situation:

Situated in the northern extremity of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Illeny, E. by Leam West and Shannawona, on the W. by Cruckadrav and Derrevonnin and on the S. by Lettermore townland.

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:

Some other place names in or near this townland are…

Landlord

The landlord was Thomas B. Martin, Esq., Ballinahinch. Thomas B. Martin was a member of the Martin of Ross Family as stated in the Landed Estates Database.

o    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’Flaherty’s. 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 Laetitia, 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)

Townland of GLENTRASNA

Down Survey Name: Gortaghateere 1641 Owner(s): Clanrickard, Earl of (Protestant) 1670 Owner(s): Clanrickard, Earl of (Protestant) County: Galway Barony: Muckullin Parish: Killcumyn Unprofitable land: 36 plantation acres Profitable land: 197 plantation acres Forfeited: 197 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

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 was ‘appropriate’, which meant that they were payable to a bishop, cathedral chapter or another 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 recognized 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)

Mathw Conneely, John Feenaughty & Thos Feenaughty had 3 acres of land; 1 acre of 2nd quality land with a fee of 1s per acre, 2 acres of 3rd quality with a fee of 6d per acre.

The Tithes were payable to Richard Martin Esq. Reverend James Daly & Reverend John Wilson.

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

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587459/004587459_00441.pdf

Griffith Valuation 1855

In Griffith’s Valuation the area in Glentrasna was a total of 1850 acres, 0 rood & 25 perch.  1764 acres 1 rood & 22 perch of land, houses & offices with a value of £15-0s-0d (Land) & £1-10s-0d (Buildings). 85 acres 3 rood & 3 perch of Water. Total rateable valuation value was £16-10s-0d.

Occupier: Patrick Toole, Michael Naughton, Martin Conneely, Martin Fenaghty & Michael Conneely.

Immediate Lessor: Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=559523

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

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.

Glentrasna 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 – 12 houses with 60 people

1851 – 11 houses with 32 people

1861 – 13 houses with 58 people

1871 – 13 houses with 66 people

1881 – 11 houses (11 inhabited) with 73 people (37 males, 36 females). There were 10 outbuildings.

The valuation of Houses & Land in 1881 was £16 10s 0d.

1891 – 15 houses (14 inhabited) with 82 people (41 males, 41 females). There were 30 outbuildings.

The valuation of Houses & Land in 1891 was £16 10s 0d.

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 Glentrasna.

There were 17 houses listed in the Townland of Glentrasna. The people were all Roman Catholics and they were born in Co. Galway & America. 90 people lived in Glentrasna (47 males and 43 females) in the townland. There were 40 farm buildings and out offices.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840147/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840148/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840149/

House 1

James Toole aged 45 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Mary aged 17, Patrick aged 13, John aged 12, Thomas aged 10 & Kate aged 6.

James was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Patrick & John were farmer’s sons; Thomas & Kate were scholars. The entire family spoke Irish & English; they could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394353/

House 2

Patrick Toole aged 60 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 50. They lived with their children Michael aged 30, Thomas aged 25 & Barbara aged 12, all single.

Patrick was a farmer; Michael & Thomas were farmer’s sons and Barbara was a scholar. Patrick & Michael spoke only Irish. Kate, Thomas & Barbara spoke Irish & English; they entire family could not read.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a coach house, cow house & piggery. This was a private dwelling

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394354/

House 3 – uninhabited. Patrick Toole was the legal landholder

House 4

James Conneely aged 45 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 34. They lived with their children Martin aged 13 Patrick aged 12, Michael aged 10, John aged 8, Kate aged 4, Norah aged 2 & Thomas aged 1.

James was a farmer; Martin, Patrick, Michael & John were scholars. James, Kate & Norah could not read and spoke only Irish. Kate could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Martin & Patrick could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael & John could read and spoke Irish & English. Thomas could not read.

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/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394355/

House 5

Pat Naughton aged 40 was head of the family; married to Nora aged 40. They lived with their daughters Mary aged 6, Maggie aged 4 & Nora aged 1.

Pat was a farmer; Mary & Maggie were scholars. Pat & Mary could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Nora (mother) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Maggie could not read; she spoke only Irish & Nora (child) could not read.

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/Glentrasna/1394356/

House 6

Thomas Naughton aged 70 was head of the family; married to Nora aged 68.

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

They lived in a 3rd class 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/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394357/

House 7

Michael Toole aged 60 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 50. They lived with their children Honor aged 20, Patrick aged 19, Michael aged 18 & James aged 16.

Michael was a farmer; Honor was a farmer’s daughter; Patrick was a linesman on the railway; Michael & James were farmer’s sons. Michael, Honor (daughter) & James could not read; they spoke Irish. Honor (mother) could read & spoke Irish & English. Patrick could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Michael could not read; he spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394358/

House 8

Mary Conroy aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons Patrick Toole aged 30 & John Conroy aged 22; both single.

Mary was a farmer; Patrick & John were farmer’s sons. Mary spoke Irish & English. Patrick & John spoke only Irish. The entire family could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394359/

House 9

Coleman Naughton aged 63 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 40. They lived with their children Coleman aged 22, Mary aged 19, Kate aged 16, Patrick aged 14, Anne aged 11, Penelope aged 8, Dudley aged 6, Michael aged 4 & Joseph aged 1.

Coleman was a farmer; Coleman & Patrick were farmer’s sons; Mary, Kate & Anne were farmer’s daughters; Penelope & Dudley were scholars. Coleman (father), Dudley & Michael could not read and spoke only Irish. Kate (mother) could read; she spoke Irish & English. Coleman (son), Mary & Kate (daughter) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Patrick, Anne & Penelope could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Joseph could not read.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a cow house, piggery, fowl house, barn & store. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394360/

House 10

John Sullivan aged 35 was head of the family; married to Norah aged 27. They lived with their children Annie aged 3, Bridget aged 2, John aged 1 & Martin Conneely aged 45.

John was a farmer & Martin was a farm servant. John & Norah could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Annie & Bridget could not read; they spoke Irish & English. John (son) could not read. Martin could write; he was listed as dumb.

They lived in a 3rd class 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/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394361/

House 11

Bartley Feenaghty aged 84 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 69. They lived with their son James aged 40 daughter-in-law Jane aged 24 & Granddaughter Mary aged 4 months.

Bartley was a farmer; James was a farmer’s son and Jane was a housekeeper. Bartley & Mary could not read; they spoke only Irish. James & Jane could read & write and spoke Irish& English. Mary (granddaughter) could not read.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a stable, cow house & piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394362/

House 12

Patrick Conneely aged 60 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 59. They lived with their son John aged 30, granddaughter Mary aged 20 & Barbara aged 7.

Patrick was a farmer; John was a farmer’s son; Mary & Barbara were farmer’s daughters. Patrick, Mary (mother) & John could not read & spoke only Irish. Mary (granddaughter) could read; she spoke Irish & English. Barbara could not read; she spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a stable, coach house & 2 cow houses. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394363/

House 13

John Toole aged 70 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 60. They lived with Patrick McDonough aged 40; single.

John was a farmer & Patrick was a farm servant. John, Barbara & Patrick could not read and spoke only Irish. Patrick was listed as blind.

They lived in a 3rd class 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/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394364/

House 14

Michael Tole aged 40 was head of the family; single. He lived alone

Michael was a general labourer; he could not read & spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394365/

House 15

Dudley Naughton aged 60 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 59. They lived with their daughter Mary aged 39, son-in-law Colman Lydon aged 40, grandchildren Tom aged 5 Colman aged 3, Bridget aged 2 & Mary aged 6 months.

Dudley was a farmer; Colman was a farm servant; Mary was a housekeeper & Tom was a scholar. Dudley & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary (grandmother), Colman, Tom & Colman (grandson) could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary (daughter), could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary (granddaughter) could not read.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a stable, coach house, cow house, piggery & potato house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394366/

House 16

James Toole aged 50 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 40. They lived with their children Barbara aged 16, John aged 14, Mary aged 12, Patrick aged 10, Bridget aged 8, Annie aged 6 & Katie aged 2.

James was a farmer; Barbara, John, Mary, Patrick & Annie were scholars. James Bridget Annie & Katie could not read; they spoke only Irish. Barbara, John, Mary & Patrick could read and write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget (daughter) could not read; she spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a stable, coach house, cow house, calf house & a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394367/

House 17

Michael Conneely aged 40 was head of the family; married to Norah aged 39. They lived with their children Mary aged 6, Bridget aged 4, Patt aged 2 & Michael aged 1 day old.

Michael was a farmer; Mary was a scholar. Michael, Norah & Mary spoke Irish & English; Bridget & Patt spoke only Irish. 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 was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/1394368/

1911 Census

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

There were 16 houses listed in the Townland of Glentrasna. Of the people living in Glentrasna all 107 (57 males/50 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Glentrasna were born included Co. Galway & United States. There were a total of 51 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, coach houses, cow houses, calf house, piggeries, fowl houses & potato house

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002434420/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002434421/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002434422/

Out Office & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002434424/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002434425/

House 1

Dudley Naughton aged 73 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 71. They lived with their grandchildren Thomas aged 15 & Mary aged 10. Dudley was a farmer; Thomas & Mary were scholars. Dudley could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Thomas & Mary (granddaughter) could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Dudley & Mary were married for 48 years; they had 2 children with 1 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, coach house & cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471151/

House 2

Colman Lydon aged 45 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 42. They lived with their children Colman aged 12 Bridget aged 11, Dudley aged 7 & Annie aged 4.

Colman was a farmer. Colman (father), Dudley & Annie spoke Irish. Mary, Colman (son) & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Colman & Mary were married for 16 years; they had 7 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471152/

House 3

Michael Toole aged 50 was head of the family; married Bridget aged 35. They lived with their daughters Mary aged 6 & Barbara aged 3.

Michael was a farmer; the family could not read & spoke only Irish.

Michael & Bridget were married for 7 years; they had 2 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471153/

House 4

John Sullivan aged 50 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 45. They lived with their children Anne aged 14, Bridget aged 12, John aged 10, Dudley aged 8, Martin aged 6, Bartley aged 3, sister-in-law Bridget Conneely aged 70 & brother-in-law Martin aged 67.

John was a farmer; Anne, Bridget, John & Dudley were scholars. John, Honor, Martin & Bartley could not read; John & Honor spoke Irish & English; Martin (son) & Bartley spoke only Irish. Anne, Bridget (daughter), John & Dudley could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget & Martin Conneely could not read; they were listed as deaf & dumb.

John & Honor were married for 17 years; they had 6 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471154/

House 5

Jane Finnerty aged 36 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Mary aged 10, Bridget aged 8, John aged 5, Martin aged 3, James aged 6 months and visitor Mary Halloran aged 73.

Jane was a farmer. Jane Mary & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. John & Martin could not read; they spoke Irish & English. James could not read. Mary Halloran could not read; she spoke only Irish.

Jane was married for 11 years; she had 5 children.

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

This family lived in House 11 according to the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471155/

House 6.1

Pat Conneely aged 80 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Ned aged 40, daughter-in-law Mary aged 23, grandchildren Martin aged 2 & Mary aged 10 months.

Pat was a farmer; Ned was a farmer’s son. Pat & Ned could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary (daughter-in-law) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Martin could not read; he spoke only Irish. Mary (grandchild) could not read.

Ned & Mary were married for 3 years; they had 2 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471156/

House 6.2

John Conneely aged 46 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 36. They lived with their children Mary aged 4 & John aged 2.

John was a farmer. John & daughter Mary could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary (mother) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Son John could not read; he spoke only Irish.

John & Mary were married for 6 years; they had 3 children with 2 living at the time of the census.

There was no entry for the type of house they lived in.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471167/

House 7

James Conneely aged 55 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 54. They lived with their children Michael aged 21, John aged 19, Kate aged 14, Honor aged 13, Thomas aged 10, Anne aged 8 & boarder James Quinn aged 40.

James was a farmer; Michael & John were farmer’s sons; Kate was a farmer’s daughter. Honor, Thomas & Anne were scholars. James Quinn was a tailor. James & Kate (parents) could not read and spoke only Irish. Michael, John, Kate (daughter) Honor, Thomas & James Quinn could read & write and spoke Irish & English.  Anne could read and spoke Irish.

James & Kate were married for 26 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 2 front windows. They had a stable, 2 cow houses, calf house & a fowl house. This was a private dwelling.

The family lived in House 4 according to the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471157/

House 8

Honor Naughton aged 73 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Patrick aged 56, daughter-in-law Honor aged 43; grandchildren Mary aged 16, Maggie aged 14, Honor aged 9, Patrick aged 8, Bridget aged 7 & Rose Anne aged 4.

Honor(grandmother) & Patrick were farmers. All the children were scholars; they were born in the United States of America. Honor (grandmother) Maggie, Honor (granddaughter), Patrick (grandson), Bridget & Rose Anne could not read and spoke only Irish. Honor (daughter-in-law) & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Honor (grandmother) was married for 52 years.

Patrick & Honor were married for 20 years; they had 7 children with 6 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 & a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471158/

House 9

Mary Toole aged 75 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Pat aged 45, daughter-in-law Mary aged 40, grandsons Pat aged 7, James aged 5 & John aged 3.

Mary was a farmer. The entire family could not read and spoke only Irish.

Pat & Mary were married for 8 years; they had 5 children with 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 & a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471159/

House 10

Michael Toole aged 78 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Honor aged 30, Michael aged 28 & James aged 26.

Michael was a farmer. The entire family could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471160/

House 11

Kate Toole aged 76 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Tom aged 40, daughter-in-law Maggie aged 34, grandsons Pat aged 2, John aged 1 & servant Coleman Joyce aged 17.

Tom was a farmer; Pat was a farmer’s son & Coleman was a farm servant. Kate, Tom, Pat, John & Coleman could not read; they spoke Irish with the exception of baby John. Maggie could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Kate was married for 39 years; she had 7 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

Tom & Maggie were married for 4 years; they had 2 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471161/

House 12

Michael Toole aged 55 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with their children Patrick aged 5, Sarah aged 3 & Kate aged 2.

Michael was a farmer. The entire family could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471162/

House 13

James Toole aged 65 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children John aged 18, Thomas aged 17 & Katie aged 15.

Michael was a farmer. The entire family could not read. James & John spoke only Irish. Thomas & Kate spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471163/

House 14

Colman Naughton aged 63 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Patt aged 22, Penelope aged 18, Dudley aged 15, Michael aged 13, Joe aged 10 & Peter aged 6.

Colman was a farmer. Colman, Patt, Dudley, Michael, Joe & Peter could not read and spoke only Irish. Penelope could read & write; she spoke Irish & English.

Colman had 12 children with 11 living at the time of the census.

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

The family lived in House 9 according to the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471164/

House 15

James Toole aged 55 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 45. They lived with their children Pat aged 20, Bridget aged 18, Anne aged 16, Kate aged 14, Thomas aged 9, Sarah aged 6 & Peter aged 2.

James was a farmer; Pat was a farmer’s son; Kate & Thomas were scholars. James Bridget, Sarah & Peter could not read; they spoke only Irish. Pat, Bridget, Anne & Kate could read and write and spoke Irish & English. Thomas could read and write and spoke Irish.

James & Bridget were married for 27 years; they had 11 children with 9 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, coach house, 2 cow houses, piggery, fowl house & potato house. This was a private dwelling.

The family lived in House 16 according to the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471165/

House 16

Michael Conneely aged 55 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 50. They lived with their children Bridget aged 17, Pat aged 15, Michael aged 11, Maggie aged 9, Tom aged 7 & Barbara aged 5.

Michael was a farmer; he could not read & spoke only Irish. Honor, Maggie, Tom & Barbara could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Bridget, Pat & Michael could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael & Honor were married for 21 years; they had 7 children.

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

The family lived in House 17 according to the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Glentrasna/471166/

The people in Glentrasna were born in Co. Galway unless otherwise stated

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.)

Glentrasna 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° 24′ 8″ N, 9° 31′ 6″ W.

Original OS map of this area.

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

Glentrasna

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.

Glentrasna

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

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/place/52392

Townlands.ie Website

https://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/kilcummin/gleann-trasna/

This page was added on 12/09/2016.

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