Clooncallaga

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Situated about ¼ of a mile southeast of Newtown Bellew and is bounded north by Tumree, Marlay, east by the parish of Ballynakill, south by Ballymageraghty and Cloonoran, west by Moyloughmore. The road from Mountbellew to Newtown bellew lies along the north side of it. Clooncallaga (Cluain Calga) in Irish  mean the thorny meadow. Clooncallaga is in the civil parish of Moylough and in the Barony of Taiquin. There were 571 acres 0 roods and 10 perches in the townland. Sir Christopher Bellew owned the townland and he had twenty tenants the biggest whom was William Kilgannon who rented out 220 acres of land and houses. Bellew held 85 acres of bog in fee of 571 acres in the townland. There were 14 households in the townland. The head of households were Patrick Concannon, Thomas Higgins, Patrick Clancy, John Donohoe, James Geraghty, Michael Healy, Tomas Kilgannon, Owen Kilgannon, John Mannion, James Colleran,Thomas Kelly, Edward Kelly, Thomas Kelly, B. Walshe.

House No.1

Concannon – Perkins

Patrick (56) lived with his wife Bridget (45) and their lodger John Perkins. Both Patrick and Bridget were born in Co. Galway could read and write and both listed their occupation as farmers. John Perkins was born in England and his religion was the Church of England. He could not read and was single. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete with thatched roof. The house had 3 rooms with 3 windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house.  They had  a cow house and a shed.

House No. 2

Higgins

Thomas (62) lived here with his wife Mary (55). They both cannot read and both spoke Irish and England. Thomas listed occupation as a farmer, while Mary dose not list her occupation. The house was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete with a thatched roof. The house had 3 rooms with 2 windows to the front of the house. It was a 3rd class house. They had a cow house and a piggery.

House No.3

Clancy

Patrick (38) lived with his two nieces Norah (16) and Nellie (7). They were all Roman Catholics. All could read and write. Patrick spoke Irish and English is a farmer and is single. The two girls spoke only English and are scholars. The house was a private dwelling built of bricks, stones or concrete. The roof was made of slate, iron or tiles. It was a 1st class house. It had 8 rooms with 9 windows to the front of the house. They had a stable,  a cow house, 2 calf houses, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.

House No.4

Donohoe

John (54) lived with his wife Mary (55) and their four children Michael (27), Bridget (20), Patrick (16) and Mary (14). All could read and write except Mary who was dumb. John occupation was listed as a farmer. His wife’s listed her as a farmer’s wife. The two oldest children listed their as farmer’s son and farmer’s daughter. The house their lived in was a private dwelling built of bricks, stones or concrete. The roof is thatched. The house had three rooms and 3 windows to the front of the house. It was listed as a 2nd class house. The out houses that they had were a stable, cow house and a barn.

House No.5

Geraghty

James (65) lived with is his wife Mary (52) and their five children John (25), Maria (19), Bridget (17), Norah (14) and Margaret (13).  James brother Martin (50) also lived with them.  The parents could not read but they spoke Irish and English. The rest of the family could all read and write. James listed his occupation as a farmer and his brother Martin listed his occupation as a labourer. The four oldest children listed their occupation as a farmer’s son and farmer’s daughters. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of bricks, stones or concrete. The roof was thatched. The house had three rooms with three windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. The out buildings they had were a stable, a cow house,  a piggery,a fowl house a barn and a shed.

House No. 6

Healy – Ruane

Michael (48) lived with his wife Ellen (26) their two children Mary (4) and John a few months,  also living there were his mother- in-Law Mary Ruane (62) and brother-in-Law Michael Ruane (21). All could read and write except Mary Ruane, she was also a widow John listed his occupation as a farmer, while Michael Ruane listed his as a farm labourer. All were Roman Catholics. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of bricks, stones or concrete. It had a thatched roof. The house had three rooms with two windows to the front of the house. The leaseholder on whose holding the house is situated is that of Mary Ruane. It is a 3rd class house. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a cart house.

House No.7

Kilgannon – Murphy

Thomas (40) lived with his wife Bridget (40) and their five children, three girls Mary (16), Bridget (10), Norah (1) and two sons Thomas (12) and John (6). His mother in law Mary Murphy (70) also lived with them. Thomas could not read and listed his occupation as a farmer. The rest of the family could read and write except Norah and Mary Murphy who was also a widow. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete. The roof was thatched and the house had three rooms with three  windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. The out buildings they had were a cow house,a  piggery,a  fowl house and a shed.

House No.8

Kilgannon

Owen (68) lived with his wife Bridget (65) and daughter Bridget (32). None of the family could read but all spoke Irish and English. All were Roman Catholics. Owen listed his occupation as a farmer. The house that they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete. The roof was thatched.  The house had three rooms with 2 windows to the front of the house. It was a 3rd class house. The out buildings they had were a cow house,  a piggery, a fowl house and a shed.

House No 9

Mannion

John (56) lived with his wife Bridget (46) and their six children Bridget (18), Mary (16), Willie (13), Martin (11), Maggie (7) and Katie (3).  John or Bridget senior could not read but spoke Irish and English. John listed his occupation as a farmer. The two eldest daughters listed their occupation as farmer’s daughters. All were Roman Catholics. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of bricks, stones or concrete. The house had a thatched roof it also had three rooms with 2 windows to the front of the house. It was a 3rd class house. Their out buildings consisted of a cow house,  a piggery, a fowl house and a cart house.

House No.10

Colleran – McAuley

James (30) lived here with his wife Katie (27) and their baby Mary (1) and their servant Georgine (17). All in that household were able to read and write and spoke Irish and English except for Georgine who only spoke English. James listed his occupation as a farmer. Georgine was born in America and listed her occupation as a general servant. The house that they lived in was a private dwelling built of bricks, stones or concrete with a slated roof. The house had nine rooms with 6 windows to the front of the house. It was a 1st class house. The outbuildings they had were two stables, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, two turf houses, a shed and a store.

House No.11

Kelly

Thomas (69) lived with his wife Bridget (55) and their three children Michael (23), Julia (25) and Bridget (21). Neither Thomas nor Bridget could read. The children could read and write. All are Roman Catholic. All are Roman Catholic. None of the children are married. The house was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks and concrete. The roof was thatched. It had three rooms with three windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. They had a stable,  a piggery, a barn and a shed.

House No 12

Kelly

Edward (42) lived here with his wife Mary (28) and his sister Mary (30). All could read and write. Edward and his sister Mary spoke Irish and English, while his wife Mary only spoke English.  His sister Mary is not married. Edward listed his occupation as a farmer. His sister gave her occupation as a farmer’s sister. The house is a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete. It had a thatched roof. The house had three rooms with three windows to the front of the house. It is a 2nd class house. The out buildings that they had were a stable, a piggery, a cow house, a barn and a cart house.

House No.13

Kelly – Walshe

Thomas (37) lived with his wife Sebina (30) and their two children Thomas (2) and Mary (1). Also living with them was a servant girl Bridget Walshe (13). All could read and write except for the two children. Thomas listed his occupation as a farmer. Both Thomas and Sebina spoke Irish and English. The house was a private dwelling built of bricks, stones or concrete. The roof was thatched. The house had three rooms with 3 windows to the front.  It was a 2nd class house. The outbuildings that they had were a cow house, piggery, barn and a shed

House No.14

Gavin – Donoghue – Donohae

Martin (65) lived with his wife Maggie (61). Also living with them was their son Michael (22) and daughters Mary (24), Maggie (17), Katie (14), another daughter Bridget Donohae (28) and a grandson James Donoghue lived with them. All could read and write. Only Martin and his wife spoke Irish and English, the rest of the family only spoke English. Martin listed his occupation as a farmer, his son listed his as a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete. It had a thatched roof. The house had three rooms with three windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed.

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This page was added on 30/03/2017.

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