Illaunmore (An tOileán Mór)

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Illaunmore 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: Oileán Mór

Translation: great island

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

Illaunmore 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 authority source (if provided) in italics:

Illaunmore

Oileán Mór

Illaunmore Boundary Surveyor

Iland More Inquis. Temp. Jac. I

Ilan-more Inquis. Temp. Jac. I I

llaunmore or Big Island Local

Some other placenames in or near this townland are…

Description: An island containing 95½ acres.

Situation: In the sea, it belongs to the townland of Kilbricken.

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.

  • 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 duelist and founded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Ballynahinch Castle was built in the center 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 ILLAUNMORE

Down Survey Name: Mountain

1670 Owner(s): Martin, Richard (Catholic); Clanrickard, Earl of (Protestant)

County: Galway

Barony: Muckullin

Parish: Killcumyn

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 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 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)

No townland information available.

Griffith Valuation 1850’s Illaunmore & Illaunnagappul

In Griffith’s Valuation the area was 112 acres, 2 rood & 25 perches with a land Rateable valuation of £39-19s-0d for both islands. Annual Rateable Valuation of Buildings was £3-13s-0d, and the total value is £43-12s-0d.

From the Galway Library Website Illaunmore occupied 95acres 0rood & 32 perch of land with a land value of £25 5s 8d.

Occupiers: Patrick Cooke, John Reilly, James Walsh, Festus Griffin (Sen), Festus Griffin (Jun), Michael Walsh, Patrick Grealish, James Conry (Hugh), Martin Coyne, Stephen Conry, Mathias Conneely, Bartholomew Nee, Jas Conry (Martin), Hugh Molloy & Colman Hanrahan.

Immediate Lessor: Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=560403&county=Galway&barony=Moycullen&parish=Kilcummin&townland=Illaunmore & illaunnagappul islands

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. Illaunmore is in Kilbreckan 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 of this townland.

1841-1891 Census

1841 – 13 houses with 89 people

1851 – 10 houses with 50 people

1861 – 19 houses with 120 people

1871 – 13 houses with 89 people

1881 – 10 houses with 58 people (27 males/21 females). There was 9 outbuilding. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £33 15s 0d.

1891 – 14 houses (14 inhabited) with 67 people (32 males/35 females). There was 16 Outbuildings. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £33 15s 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 Illaunmore.

There were 12 houses (1 uninhabited) listed in the townland of Illaunmore. 57 (32 males/25 females) people lived in Illaunmore; they were born in Co. Galway. All the inhabitants were Roman Catholic. There was a total of 15 outbuildings in the townland.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840120/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840121/

Out Office & Farm Steading Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840122/

House 1

Bridget Walsh aged 84 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Hugh aged 54 and grandson Hugh aged 8.

Bridget was a farmer; Hugh was a farmer’s son & grandson Hugh was a farm servant. Bridget & son Hugh spoke Irish & English. Grandson Hugh spoke only Irish. The family 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/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394340/

House 2

Sarah Coyne aged 70 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her grandsons John aged 21 & Pat aged 14.

Sarah was a housekeeper; John & Pat were farmer’s sons. Sarah could not read and spoke only Irish. John & Pat could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394341/

House 3

Mathias Conneely aged 73 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Patrick aged 25 & Mary aged 20.

Mathias was a farmer; he could not read and spoke Irish. Patrick was a wool weaver; he could not read and spoke Irish & English. Mary was a dressmaker; she could read and spoke Irish & English.

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/1901/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394342/

House 4

John Conneely aged 70 was head of the family; married to Ellen aged 70. They lived with their grandchildren Pat Joyce aged 6 & Bridget Joyce aged 5.

John was a farmer; Ellen was a housekeeper; Pat & Bridget were scholars. The family could not read and spoke only Irish.

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/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394343/

House 5

Pat Conroy aged 45 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 35. They lived with their children Michael aged 10, Pat aged 8, Mary aged 6 & Bridget aged 4.

Pat was a farmer; Anne was a farmer’s wife; Michael & Pat were farmer’s sons; Mary & Bridget were farmer’s daughter’s. They family could not read or write; they spoke only Irish.

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/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394344/

House 6

Colman Lydon aged 48 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 47. They lived with their children Mary aged 14, Thomas aged 10, Deli aged 8, Peter aged 5, Barbara aged 4, Colman aged 3 & Patrick aged 1 month.

Colman was a farmer; Mary (mother) was a housekeeper; Mar (daughter) was a lace-maker; Thomas, Delia, Peter, Barbara & Colman (son) were scholars. Colman & Mary (parents) could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary (daughter), Thomas & Delia could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Peter could read & write and spoke only Irish. Colman (son) & Patrick could not read; they spoke only Irish. Patrick could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394345/

House 7

Bridget Hanrahan aged 70 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Bridget Newell aged 40, married.

Bridget Hanrahan was a farmer. Bridget Newell was a housekeeper. Both women could not read; they spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394346/

House 8

Thomas Walsh aged 36 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 30. They lived with their children Barbara aged 12, Pat aged 10, Colman aged 8, Mary aged 5, Thomas aged 3 & Peter aged 1.

Thomas was a farmer; Barbara, Pat Colman Mary & Thomas were scholars. Thomas (father) could not read; Margaret, Barbara & Pat could read and write; Colman & Mary could read; they spoke Irish & English. Thomas & Mary could not read; they spoke only Irish.

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/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394347/

House 9

Joseph Walsh aged 35 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 30.

They lived with their children Mary aged 10 Patrick aged 8, Michael aged 6, John aged 4 & James aged 2.

Joseph was a farmer. The children were scholars. Joseph, Anne & John could not read; Mary & Patrick could read & write; Michael could read; they spoke Irish & English. James could not read; he spoke only Irish.

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/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394348/

House 10 – Uninhabited. Landholder was Joseph Walsh.

House 11

Colman Walsh aged 42 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 40. They lived with their children Mary aged 16 James aged 14, Joseph aged 13, Barbara aged 12, Patrick aged 10, Thomas aged 8, John aged 4 & Ann aged 3.

Colman was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; James was a farmer’s son; Joseph, Barbara, Patrick, Thomas, John & Ann were scholars. Colman, Barbara & Patrick could not read; Joseph could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. Barbara (mother), Mary, James Thomas, John & Ann could not read; they spoke only Irish.

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/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394349/

House 12

Mary Molloy aged 77 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Mary Molloy aged 20 single.

Mary (mother) was a farmer. Mary was a farmer’s daughter. Both women could not read; they spoke only Irish.

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/Turlough/Illaunmore/1394350/

1911 Census

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

There were 11 houses listed in the Townland of Illaunmore. Of the people living in Illaunmore all 68(39 males/29 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Illaunmore were born included Co. Galway & England. There were a total of 21 farm buildings and out offices.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002434360/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002434362/

Out Office & Farm Steading Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002434364/

House 1

John Coyne aged 57 was head of the family, single. He lived alone.

John was a farmer; he could read and spoke Irish & English.

He lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 2 front windows. He has a cow house, piggery, fowl house & potato house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471138/

House 2

John Walsh aged 70 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Hugh aged 22, James aged 16, Annie aged 11 & his widowed mother Bridget aged 80 (there was a Bridget Walsh aged 84 living with a grandson Hugh in House 1 in the 1901 Census, this could be the same person, more investigation needed on her correct age).

John was a farmer & a boatman. John & Bridget spoke Irish & English. Hugh, James & Annie spoke only Irish. The entire family could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471139/

House 3

Patrick Conneely aged 35 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 30. They lived with their children Mary aged 8, Anne aged 6, Colman aged 4 & Winifred aged 2.

Patrick was a wool weaver; he could read & spoke only Irish. Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The children could not read and spoke only Irish.

Patrick & Bridget were married for 10 years. They had 4 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/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471140/

House 4

John Conneely aged 78 was head of the family; a widower. He lived alone.

John was a farmer; he could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471141/

House 5

Patk Conroy aged 52 was head of the family; married to Annie aged 50. They lived with their children Michael aged 20, Patk aged 17, Mary aged 15, Bridget aged 12, John aged 9 & Thomas aged 6.

Patk was a farmer; Michael & Patk were farmer’s sons; Mary, Bridget, John & Thomas were scholars. Patk (father), Annie, Michael, Patk (son) & Mary could not read; they spoke only Irish. Bridget, John & Thomas could read & write and 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/1911/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471142/

House 6

Colman Lydon aged 60 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 46. They lived with their children Barbara aged 14, Colman aged 12, Patrick aged 10, Joseph aged 8, Martin aged 6, Dudley aged 3 & Mark aged 1.

Colman was a farmer; Barbara & Colman (son) & Patrick were scholars. Colman & Mary (parents) could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Barbara & Colman (son) & Patrick could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Joseph, Martin, Dudley & Mark could not read; they spoke only Irish.

Colman & Mary were married for 15 years; they had 7 children.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a cow house, piggery & a potato house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471143/

House 7

Bridget Hanrahan aged 71 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Annie Conneely aged 41 married, grandchildren John aged 14, Mary aged 11, Michael aged 9, Colman aged 8, Thomas aged 6, Bridget aged 3 & Annie aged 2 months.

Mary was a scholar; she could read and spoke Irish & English. Bridget (grandmother), Annie (mother), John, Michael, Colman, Thomas, Bridget (granddaughter), & Annie (granddaughter) could not read; they spoke only Irish.

Annie was married for 15 years; she had 7 children.

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/1911/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471144/

House 8

Patk Nee aged 31 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 35. They lived with their children Mary aged 4, Bridget aged 2 and visitor Mary Molloy aged 11.

Patk was a farmer; he could not read and spoke Irish & English. Mary was a scholar; she could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary (mother), Mary (daughter) & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary Molloy was born in England.

Patk & Mary were married for 5 years; they had 2 children.

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/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471145/

House 9

Joseph Walsh aged 55 was head of the family; married to Annie aged 50.

They lived with their children Mary aged 25, Patrick aged 21, Michael aged 19, John aged 14, James aged 12, Bridget aged 8 & Ellie aged 5.

Joseph was a farmer. John, James & Bridget were scholars. Joseph, Annie & Ellie could not read; Mary, Patrick, Michael, John, James, & Bridget could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

Joseph & Annie were married for 26 years; they had 9 children with 8 living at the time of the 1911 Census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471146/

House 10

Thomas Walsh aged 50 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 45. They lived with their children Patrick aged 20, Colman aged 18, Mary aged 15, Thomas aged 13, Peter aged 11, Annie aged 9, Kate aged 5 & James aged 3.

Thomas was a farmer; Thomas, Peter & Annie were scholars. Thomas (father) & James could not read. Margaret, Patrick, Colman, Mary, Thomas (son), Peter, Annie & Kate could read and write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

Thomas & Margaret were married for 24 years; they had 13 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471147/

House 11

Colman Walsh aged 60 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Thomas aged 18, Annie aged 12 & John aged 12.

Colman was a farmer. Colman & Thomas could not read. Annie & John could read and write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 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/Turlough/Illaunmore_Island/471148/

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.)

Illaunmore 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° 21′ 11″ N, 9° 39′ 25″ W.

Original OS map of this area.

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

Illaunmore

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.

Illaunmore

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

Townlands.ie Website

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

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/place/52788

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