Cooloo Mountain

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Situated two miles southwest from Newtownbellew.  It is bounded north by Gurteenlahard, east by Mullaghmore North and Brierfield, south by the parish of Abbeyknockmoy, north by Cooloo and Coolwooneen. The road from Galway to Roscommon forms some of its west boundary.

The townland of Cooloo Mountain is in the civil parish of Moylough in the barony of Tiaquin and in the church parish of Mountbellew/Moylough. Cooloo Mountain (Cul Lughadh) Laighaidh’s back (of the Hill)  Edward Browne Proprietor. This townland contains 380 acres 0 roods 27 perches. 300 and ½ of which is cultivated, 79 uncultivated and ¾ of wood. Rent was 18s per acre. The soil is boggy. Produce oats, flax, barley, wheat and potatoes. No antiquity.

House No. 1

Donohue – Walshe – Donohue

John (22) who was head of the household lived with his wife Norah (24) and their baby son James who was a few months old. Also in the house was Maggie Walshe (19) who was a visitor. All could read and write except for baby James. All were Roman Catrholics. They listed their occupations a farmer, farmer’s wife and farmer’s daughter. Also sharing the house was a Margarette Donohue (59) who was a widow who had no occupation, she could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The house they all lived in was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete, it had a thatched roof. The house had two rooms with three windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. The outbuilding that they had were a stable, cow house and a barn

House No.2

Naughton

Francis (45) who was head of the family lived with his wife Bridget (31) their two daughters Mary (5) and Hanaria (4) and their son John who was a few months. Eliza Naughton (45) a widow was also living with them.  Francis listed his occupation as a farmer, and his wife listed hers as a housekeeper. All the adults could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The oldest child was a scholar. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete. The house had a thatched roof. The house had four rooms with 3 windows to the front of the house. They had a stable, cow house and a barn.

House No.3

Meehan – Sullivan

Patrick (77) who was head of the family lived with his wife Mary (68) their son John (40) his wife Julia (33) and their children Patrick (8), Ellen (5), Mary (3) and Bridget (1). Patrick’s two daughters Margaret (23), Ellen (26) as well as two servant Maurice and Edward Sullivan who were born in Co. Tipperary lived in the house as well. Maurice could read Edward could not read. They listed their occupation as labourers. The house was a private dwelling built with stones, bricks or concrete and had a thatched roof. It was a 2nd class house. The outbuildings they had were stable, cow house, piggery, barn and a cart house.

House No.4

Murphy

Thomas who was head of the family lived with his wife Julia (51) and their five children sons John (25), Michael (19), Thomas (14) and daughters Bridget (16) and Katie (8). Thomas listed his occupation as a farmer and a stonemason. His two eldest boys were also farmers and stonemasons. His youngest son is a shop assistant. His youngest daughter is a scholar. The house is a private dwelling built of bricks, stones or concrete. It had a thatched roof. It had three rooms with 3 windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. The outbuilding they had were stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house and a cart house.

House No.5

Mitchell

James (60) head of the family lived here with his wife Bridget (45) and their four children Mary (22), Ellen (22), Patrick (17) and Thomas (13). The parents could not read. All spoke Irish and English. James occupation is a farmer and the two daughters gave their occupation as farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a private dwelling with a thatched roof. There were three rooms with three windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. They had no out buildings.

House No.6

Cunnigham

Only two people lived in this house Martin (62) and his wife Honoria (50). They could read and write and spoke Irish and English. Martin listed his occupation as a farmer. The house is a private dwelling built of bricks, stones and concrete. It has a thatched roof. The house had three rooms with three windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. The outbuilding they had were a cow house and a cart house.

House No.7

Byrne – Fleming – Riley

Pat (60) who was head of the family lived here with his wife Mary (51) their son John (27) and daughters Maggie (12) Ellen Fleming (21) and her daughter Mary Fleming who was only a few months. A servant named Mark Riley who was born in England also lived with them. Pat and Mary Byrne were not able to read and write, all the rest could except for baby Mary. Pat listed his occupation as a farmer. All were Roman Catholics. The house was a private dwelling with a thatched roof, three rooms with three windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. They had a cow house, piggery, barn and a cart house as outbuildings.

House No.8

Burke – Gibbon’s

Patrick (39) head of the family lived here with his wife Bridget (30) and their children Thomas (11), Mary (10), Martin (7), Margaret (5) and Delia (1).  A servant named Michael Gibbon also lived with them. Patrick was a farmer. His wife gave no occupation and the children were all scholars except for Delia. All spoke Irish and English except for Delia. Michael Gibbon’s could not read or write. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete. It had a thatched roof, 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 stable, cow house, piggery, barn and a cart house.

House No.9

Grady

Pat (60) lived with his wife Catherine (55) and their daughter Mary (22). All are Roman Catholics. Pat and Catherine could not read, but all spoke Irish and English. Pat listed his occupation as a farmer. Catherine did not give her occupation and Mary listed hers as a farmer’s daughter. The house that they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones or bricks with a thatched roof. 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 and a cart house.

House No.10

Hurley

Bridget (45) a widow lived with her two sons and daughter John (18), Thomas (11) and Bridget (14). All could read and write and all spoke Irish and English. Bridget listed her occupation as a farmer and her son John listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. They lived in a three roomed house with a thatched roof. It was a 3rd class house. The only outbuildings that they had were a piggery and a fowl house.

House No.11

Murphy – Concannon

Patrick (34) head of the family lived with his wife Maria (24) and their daughter Mary J (1). Patrick was born in Co Mayo and listed his occupation as a national school teacher. His wife occupation is not listed. A servant named Katie Concannon (16) lived in the house as well. All could read and write and spoke Irish and English except for baby Mary J. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete. The roof was of slate, iron or tile. The house was built on the land owned by the Count of Chancery. The house had six rooms with four windows to the front. It was a 2nd class house. The outbuilding they had were a stable and a fowl house.

House No.12

Gill

Michael (76) a widower lived with his daughter Kate (23). He listed his occupation as a pensioner of the R.I.C. Kate was born in Co. Wicklow and listed her occupation as house work. They both could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The house was a private dwelling built with stones, bricks or concrete and it had a thatched roof. The house had three rooms with 2 windows to the front. It was a 2nd class house. They had a stable, cow house, piggery and a fowl house as outbuildings.

House No.13

Wall

Honoria (55) a widow and a farmer lived with her son Denis (24) and her daughter Norah (23). Denis was a labourer and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. All could read and write and spoke Irish and English. All were Roman Catholics. The house was a private dwelling built with bricks, stones or concrete with a thatched roof. It had three rooms with 2 windows to the front of the house. They had a stable, cow house and a piggery.

House No.14

Lohan – Quinn – Donohae

Norah (45) head of the family was a widow and a national school teacher lived with her sister Julia Quinn (47) and Michael Donohae (15) who was a servant. Also in the house that night was Norah Quinn (16) a visitor on the night of the census. All could read and write spoke Irish and English except for Michael who could only read and spoke English. All were Roman Catholics. Michael was a servant who did general work. There is no occupation listed for Norah or Julia Quinn. The house is a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete with a thatched roof. It also had three rooms with 4 windows to the front of the house. It was a 2nd class house. The outbuildings they had were a stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house and a cart house.

House No. 15

Scarry

Timothy (73) head of the family a widower lived with his daughter Ellen (24) and his son Patrick (21).Timothy could not read but, his son and daughter could read and write. Timothy listed his occupation as a farmer and his son was a labourer, while his daughter occupation was a farmer’s daughter. All were Roman Catholics. The house was a private dwelling built of stones, bricks or concrete, with a thatched roof. The house had two rooms with one window to the front. It was a 3rd class house. The outbuilding were a cart house, piggery, cow house and a fowl house.

House No.16

Kelly

Patrick (60) was a farmer who lived alone who could read and write and who spoke Irish and English. He was no married. The house he lived in had two rooms with a window to the front of the house. The house was thatched and it was a 3rd class house. No records of what out buildings he had.

House No.17

Mullins

Mary (40) was a widow who lived with her six children daughters Kate (21), Ellen (14), Norah (12) and her sons Malachy (16), Michael (7) and Martin (6). All could read and write. The mother spoke Irish and English while the children only spoke English. No information on the type of house or outbuildings could be found.

House No.18

Scarry – Higgins

Timothy (47) head of the family lived with his wife Ellen (31) and their six children sons John (11), Michael (6) Tim a few months and the three daughters Norah (8), Anne (4) and Mary (3). Timothy listed his occupation as a farmer while his wife listed hers as a housekeeper. The four eldest children are scholars. No information on the type of house or outbuilding could be found.

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This page was added on 30/03/2017.

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