Garrynaglogh

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Noreen Shiel, Abbey Heritage

Garrynaglogh Townland

Garrynaglogh, Garaid na g-Cloch, Garden of the Stones

Garrynaglogh, is a townland in the civil parish of Ballinakill, in the electoral district of Tynagh, in the barony of Leitrim and the county of Galway.  It is situated in the north east end of the parish of Ballynakill (sic) about 3¾ miles north, northeast of Woodford and on the southern boundary of Teenagh (sic) and Dooniry (sic).

According to O Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) the standard spelling for the townland name is Garrynaglogh and other variations include Garrynaglog, Garaid na gCloch, Gorrynaglogh and Gort na g-Cloch.  O’Donovan states that the townland name has had various spellings assigned to it over time.  They include the following: Garrynaglogh listed in B. S. Sketch; Gorrynaglogh in Hyath. Clarke, Esq; Garryneclough in Inq. Temp. Jac. I, Garryneclough in Inq. Temp. Car. I and Garrinecloghy in Inq. Temp. Gul. III.

O Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) further states that Garrynaglogh is a long straggling townland all under cultivation.  The south west end contains a great village called Abbey and the road leading from Gort to Portumna passes through it.

The Down Survey Map 1670 (post Cromwell) shows that the owner of Garrynaglogh was Henry Greenway (Protestant).  The alternative name Garriclohye is also given. There were 87 plantation acres of profitable land and 87 plantation acres of forfeited land.

Tithe Applotment 1834

The Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland. The land was measured in Irish acres or plantation acres at the time and this equated to 1.6198 English acres.

The tithe applotment for the townland of Garrynaglogh was undertaken in 1834. It states that the townland of Garrynaglogh was in the parish of Ballinakill and in the Diocese of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh.

There was one proprietor in the townland at this time, namely: Jas [James] O Hara, Esqr. According to the Tithe Applotment Books, James O’Hara held 60 acres 0 rood and 0 perch of land which was occupied by 7 named tenants. The following is an account of the tenants’ landholdings, the value of their acres, the amount of composition of the tithe and how this was dispersed among the church hierarchy:

Thos [Thomas] Darcy and Timothy Lynch held 15 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at £1 5s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £18 15s 0d. They paid 11s 3d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s 5¼d and the Vicar received 7s 0d which was a total of 8s 5¼d.

Thos [Thomas] and Jno Abberton held 15 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at £1 5s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £18 15s 0d. They paid 11s 3d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s 5¼d and the Vicar received 7s 0d which was a total of 8s 5¼d.

Wm [William] Hanrahan held 7 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at £1 5s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £9 7s 6d. He paid 5s 7¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 8½d and the Vicar received 3s 6d which was a total of 4s 2½d.

Widow Kelly held 3 acres 3 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at £1 5s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 13s 9d. She paid 2s 9¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 4¼d and the Vicar received 1s 9d which was a total of 2s 1¼d.

Denis Kelly held 3 acres 3 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at £1 5s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 13s 9d. He paid 2s 9¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 4¼d and the Vicar received 1s 9d which was a total of 2s 1¼d.

Peter Hanrahan held 7 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at £1 5s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £9 7s 6d. He paid 5s 7¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 8½d and the Vicar received 3s 6d which was a total of 4s 2½d.

Jno [John] Abberton held 7 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at £1 5s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £9 7s 6d. He paid 5s 7¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 8½d and the Vicar received 3s 6d which was a total of 4s 2½d.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search forms

John Lynch – Application Number 920 10360

The applicant, John Lynch gave his address as Duniry, Dalystown, Loughrea, Co Galway. He applied for the old age pension on 22nd November, 1920.  According to John his parents were Timothy and Ellen (nee Davy) Lynch.  The form shows that there was a return for John Lynch on Sheet 5.  He paid 2 shillings and it was not listed as returned on the form indicating that he was successful in obtaining the old age pension.

Griffith’s Valuation

According to Griffith’s Valuation the area of the townland of Garrynaglogh was 98 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches.  The valuation of the land was £59 15s 0d and the valuation of the buildings was £18 15s 0d giving a total valuation of £78 10s 0d.  Sir Thos J Burke, B leased houses, offices and land to the following: Bridget Abberton who had a total annual valuation of rateable property of £25 5s 0d; Mich Hanrahan Sen, who paid a total annual valuation of £9 5s 0d; Mich Hanrahan Jun, paid a total valuation of £9 0s 0d; Anne Kelly who paid a total annual valuation of £6 0s 0d; Thaddeus Lynch who paid a total annual valuation of £9 0s 0d and John Donnelly who paid an annual valuation of £7 10s 0d for land only. Sir Thos J Burke, B was in fee for 2 cottiers houses with a rateable valuation of £0 10s 0d and the Rn Catholic church received an exemption and had no rent to pay.

Census 1901

There were 9 inhabited buildings and one uninhabited building in the townland of Garrynaglogh at the time of the 1901 Census.  According to Form N there were 51 inhabitants, 26 male and 25 female and all were Roman Catholics.  The B1 Form shows that the one uninhabited building was the Roman Catholic church.  All the houses had walls made of a permanent material like stone, brick or concrete.  All except four of the houses had roofs made of a perishable material such as mud, thatch, etc.  The head of the households were: Mary Abberton, Thomas Holohan, Bridget Hanrahan, Michael Kelly, Batt Lynch, Margaret Hanrahan, Maria Coy, Stephen Martin and Martin Joynt.  All of the residents were born in Co Galway except for two occupants in house number three who were born in Co Tipperary and one occupant in house number six who was born in Co Dublin.  There were a total of 34 outhouses but there is no B2 from to itemise them. The census forms were collected on 5th April, 1901.

Mary Abberton was 70 years of age and she was a widow.  She lived with her sons, Francis who was 45 years old and Thomas who was 27 years old as well as her 29 year old daughter Mary A.  Mary was listed as a farmer and the other members of the family are either farmer’s sons or farmer’s daughter. Mary, Thomas and Mary A could read and write.  Mary spoke both Irish and English and others spoke English only.  None of Mary’s 3 children were married.  Her house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 6 rooms.  Mary was the owner of the land on which the house was built.  She had 4 outhouses but there is no B2 Form available to itemise them.

Thomas Holohan was 45 years of age and he was a shopkeeper.  He lived with his wife Margaret who was 39 years old and his children: Bridget E who was 10 years old, Thomas who was 9 years old; John who was 7 years of age; Winifred who was 4 years old; Joseph who was 2 years old and 6 month old Sarah.  The other occupants were 15 year old Mary Donohue and 30 year old Thomas Conare.  Mary was a servant and Thomas was a boarder.  Thomas’ children Bridget E, Thomas and John were scholars. All the occupants apart from the 3 youngest children could read and write.  Thomas Conare was the only occupant who spoke Irish and English.  He was not married. Thomas Holohan’s house was a public house and had 4 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 7 rooms.  The roof is made from a permanent material such as tiles or slate.  Sir H Burke of Marblehill was the owner of the land on which the house was built.  There were 5 outhouses but there was no B2 Form to itemise them.

Bridget Hanrahan was 52 years of age and a widow.  She lived with her son Thomas J Hanrahan who was 24 years old, her niece Winifred Carroll who was 9 years old and 14 year old Mary Lyons.  Bridget was a shopkeeper, Winifred Carroll was a scholar and Mary Lyons was a servant.  Bridget spoke Irish and English while the others spoke English only.  All the occupants could read and write.  Thomas J was not married and there is no occupation listed for him.  Bridget Harahan’s house was a public house and had 3 front windows.  It was listed as a second class house with 6 rooms.  Bridget owned the land on which the house was built.  She had 6 outhouses but there was no B2 Form to itemise them.

Michael Kelly was 65 years of age and he was a farmer.  He lived with his wife Anne who was 55 years old and his children, James who was 23 years old, Jane who was 21 years old, Edward who was 19 years old, Anne who was 17 years of age and 13 year old Bridget.  Michael and his wife Anne spoke Irish and English but the others spoke English only.  James and Edward are listed as farmer’s sons and Jane and Anne are listed as farmer’s daughters.  Bridget was a scholar.  All the occupants could read.  None of the adult children were married.  Michael Kelly’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 5 rooms.  The roof is made from a permanent material such as tiles or slate.  Michael Kelly owned the land on which the house was built.  He had 6 outhouses but there was no B2 Form to itemise them.

Batt Lynch was a 51 year old farmer.  He lived with his wife Bridget who was 41 years old and his children: Anne who was 16 years old, Tom who was 14 years of age, Tim who was 13 years old, Mary E who was 12 years old, Bernard who was 10 years old, Pakie who was 9 years old, Willie who was 8 years old, James who was 6 years old, Bedelia who was 2 years old and 6 month old Martin. The other occupants were Laurence Tully who was 29 years old, John Moran who was 23 years old and 22 year old Tony Moran.  Bridget was a shopkeeper, Anne, Tom, Tim, Mary E, Bernard, Pakie, Willie and James were scholars.  Laurence Tully and John and Tony Moran were labourers.  Apart from Batt and Bridget, all the other occupants were single.  Batt, Bridget, Anne, Laurence Tully, John Moran and Tony Moran spoke Irish and English.  All the occupants, apart from the two youngest children, Bedelia and Laurence, could read and write.  Batt Lynch’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 6 rooms.  Patrick Lynch owned the land on which the house was built.  Batt had 8 outhouses but there was no B2 Form to itemise them.

Margaret Hanrahan was a 70 year old widow.  She lived with her sons Michael who was 42 years old and Patrick who was 41 years old.  Margaret was a farmer while Michael and Patrick were farmer’s sons. She could read and Michael and Patrick could read and write.  Neither of her sons were married.  None of the family spoke Irish.  Margaret Hanrahan’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms.  She herself owned the land on which the house was built.  She had 2 outhouses but there was no B2 Form to itemise them.

Maria Coy was the sole occupant in house number seven.  A farmer, she was 45 years of age and was married.  She spoke English and Irish and could read and write.  Maria Coy’s house had 4 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 4 rooms.  Michael Abberton owned the land on which the house was built and there were no outhouses listed.

Stephen Martin was a labourer and was 66 years of age.  He lived with his wife Bridget who was 64 years old and his daughter Catherine who was 23 years old and Annie Martin, his 4 year old granddaughter.  Stephen, Bridget and Catherine could read and write.  Catherine was not married.  Stephen Martin’s house had one front window and it was listed as a third class house with 1 room.  Sir H Burke of Marblehill was the owner of the land on which the house was built.  There was 1 outhouse but there was no B2 Form to identify it.

Martin Joynt was a farmer and was 50 years of age.  He lived with his wife Charlotte who was 43 years old and was born in Dublin.  Martin spoke Irish and English and could not read and write.  Charlotte spoke English only and could read and write.  Martin Joynt’s house had a roof made of a permanent material such as slate, tiles, etc.  There were 2 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 4 rooms.  Sir H Burke of Marblehill was the owner of the land on which the house was built.  There were 2 outhouses but there was no B2 Form to itemise them.

Census 1911

There were ten inhabited houses in the townland of Garrynaglogh at the time of the 1911 census with 50 inhabitants.  There was one uninhabited building, namely the national school.  Form N shows that there were 29 males and 21 females and all were Roman Catholics. All of them were born in Co Galway apart from one resident born in Co Roscommon and a resident born in Co Dublin.  The B1 Form shows that the heads of the households were Thomas M Naughton, Patrick Lynch, Michael Kelly, Thomas J Hanrahan, Thomas Holihan, Michael Hanrahan, Martin Joynt, Maria Coy, Stephen Martin and Francis Abberton.  According to the B2 Form there were 48 outhouses, consisting of 6 stables, 6 cow houses, 3 calf houses, 6 piggeries, 8 fowl houses, 3 barns, 4 turf houses, 2 potato houses, 5 sheds, 4 stores and one forge.

Thomas M Naughton was the temporary head of the family in house number one and was 25 years of age.  A Roman Catholic clergyman, he was born in Co Roscommon.  The other occupant was 36 year old Katie Lurhy and she was listed as a housekeeper and she was born in Co Galway.  Both of them could read and write but did not speak Irish.  Thomas M Naughton’s house had a roof built of a permanent material such as slate, tiles, etc.  There were 7 front windows and it was listed as a first class house with 8 rooms.  Thomas owned the land on which the house was built and had 4 outhouses, consisting of a fowl house, a turf house, a shed and a store.

Patrick Lynch was a 61 year old farmer.  He lived with his wife Bridget who was 51 years old, and his children: Anne who was 26 years old, Thomas and Mary Ellen who were 21 years old, William who was 16 years old, Francis who was 15 years old, Delia who was 12 years old, Martin Joe who was 10 years of age and 7 year old Hanoria.  All the occupants could read and write and spoke English and Irish.  All of the adult children were single.  Patrick Lynch’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 5 rooms.  Patrick Lynch owned the land on which the house was built and had 10 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house, a potato house a shed and a store.

Michael Kelly was 76 years of age and he was a farmer.  He was a widower and had been married for 48 years and had 2 children both of whom are living.  He lived with his son Edward who was 29 years old and his daughter Bridget who was 24 years old. All the family could read and write and Michael and Edward spoke English as well as Irish.  Edward and Bridget are not married.  Michael Kelly’s house has a roof built of a permanent material such as slates, tiles, etc.  There were 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 5 rooms.  Michael owned the land on which the house was built and he had 7 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, and a shed.

Thomas J Hanrahan was 34 years of age and he was a publican and farmer.  He lived with his wife Mary who was 34 years old, his mother Bridget Hanrahan who was 69 years old and Patrick Larkin who was 55 years old.  He was married for 4 years and had no children.  Patrick Larkin was a labourer and was single.  Bridget Hanrahan was a widow.  All the occupants could read and write and spoke English only. Thomas J Hanrahan’s house had 4 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 7 rooms. Thomas owned the land on which the house was built and he had 10 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house, a potato house a shed and a store.

Thomas Holihan was 56 years of age and a widower.  He lived with his children: John who was 17 years old, Joseph E who was 12 years old, Bridget E who was 19 years old, Winifred M who was 14 years old and 10 year old Sarah.  Thomas was a farmer while Joseph E, Winifred M and Sarah were scholars.  All the family could read and write and Joseph E, Winifred M and Sarah spoke Irish as well as English. Thomas Holihan’s house had a roof built with a permanent material, for example slate or tiles, etc. There were 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 5 rooms.  Thomas owned the land on which the house was built.  He had 3 outhouses, including a stable, a cow house and a forge.

Michael Hanrahan was 50 years of age and he was a farmer.  He lived with his wife, Bridget who was 48 years old.  They were married for 3 years and both of them could read and write.  Michael Hanrahan’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms.  Michael owned the land on which the house was built.  He had 5 outhouses, including a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed.

Martin Joynt was 72 years of age and he was listed as a labourer.  He lived with his wife Charlotte who was also 72 years old and also resident was Mary F Donnelly who was a boarder.  Martin was born in Cunnicare [Conicar], while Charlotte was born in Co Dublin and Mary F Donnely was born in Kylemore, Co Galway.  Martin and Charlotte were married for 20 years.  Mary Donnelly was a national teacher and was not married. Martin and Mary F spoke Irish and English and all 3 occupants could read and write. Martin Joynt’s house had a roof built of a permanent material such as slate or tiles etc. There were 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. Jerome Donnelly was listed as the landowner on whose holding the house was situated and there were 3 outhouses, namely a piggery, a fowl house and a turf house.

Maria Coy was the sole occupant in house number eight and was 73 years of age.  A farmer, she could read and write and was married for 18 years.  Maria Coy’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 2 rooms.  She had 1 outhouse, namely a fowl house.  Michael Abberton was listed as the landowner on whose holding the house was situated.

Stephen Martin was 77 years of age and he was a widower.  He lived with his daughter Katie who was 45 years old and his 16 year old granddaughter Annie Martin.  He was a labourer.  All 3 occupants could read and write and spoke English and Irish.  Stephen Martin’s house had one front window and it was listed as a third class house with 1 room.  Michael Abberton was listed as the landowner on whose holding the house was situated.  There were no outhouses listed.

Francis Abberton was a farmer and was 60 years of age. He lived with his brother Thomas who was 40 years old, Winifred his brother’s wife who was 45 years old and two boarders, Sarah Connally who was 20 years old and 24 year old Peter Gilligan. Thomas was a butcher while Sarah Connally was a national teacher and Peter Gilligan was a mason.  Thomas and Winnifred were married for 6 years and all the other occupants were single.  All the residents spoke Irish and English while Thomas, Winifred, Sarah and Peter could read and write.  Francis Abberton’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 6 rooms.  Francis owned the land on which the house was built.  He had 5 outhouses including a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a store.

The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption dating from 1840 to 1860 features in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage site. Click here

The village pump dating from 1890 to 1910 is also featured on the NIAH site here.

 

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