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Drumrat Parish Daghloonagh Townland 1838 map 

The Drumrat, Toomour and parts of Kilshalvy Parish Townland Information sheets  bring together the first bits of information that inquisitive people ask about when  looking for a relation and where they lived. These pages provide some name and  place lists and online sources to introduce you to those who lived hereabouts in the  recent, and not so recent, past.  

Our hope is that your search fosters an appreciation for the past and its peoples and  the lands they called home.  

Our goal is to be helpful. Welcome to the neighborhood.

The red numbers in the map note the specific Griffith’s Valuation (GV) fields/parcels of land.  See the GV list for this town land below to match with tenants and owners holding these fields in  1857.  

Lands boundaries have been redone since over the years, and of course land has changed hands.  Information from the Land and Tenant Rate books at the Valuation Office will be a good source  for more information about the people living on and working the land after this 1857 informa tion. See the section below re Valuations. 

We begin with the Down Survey of Ireland and other descriptive information about the townland  below to get our bearings. Some sheets may contain estate records we were able to locate to give  names of tenants early in the 1800s. We move on to the Tithe Applotment listings which tell us  the heads of families in the town land in 1833. The Census records of 1901 and 1911 tell us who  was in the houses in the townland on Census night. By visiting and searching other web sites,  URL addresses provided, you may be able to track people via church records and civil records of  births, marriages and deaths. Hint: The more information you have before searching, the better.  

The Down Survey of Ireland  

Taken in the years 1656-1658, the Down Survey of Ireland is the first ever detailed land survey  on a national scale anywhere in the world. The survey sought to measure all the land to be for feited by the Catholic Irish in order to facilitate its redistribution to Merchant Adventurers and  English soldiers. For more information and to view the maps, go to and explore the site.  

Townland of DAGHLOONAGH  

Down Survey Name: Unforfeited Land  

1641 Owner(s): Land, Unforfeited (Protestant) 

1670 Owner(s): Land, Unforfeited (Protestant) 

County: Sligo  

Barony: Corran  

Parish: Drumratt 

The Ordnance Survey Name Book  

John O’Donovan 1836 

John O’Donovan (1806-1861) led the Ordnance Survey project collecting information about the  topography of Ireland. The work was carried out by sundry surveyors’ visiting every parish in  Ireland. O’Donovan wrote the place name reports based on the data the surveyors collected. 

For more information: nealogy/what-is-griffiths-valuati/

Daghloonagh, Doc lunch (lumnach). Dubcluanac, Black Meadow land. 

Situated on the E. side of the parish, 27 chains E. of the road from Boyle to Kesh and about four  miles S. of Ballymote. It is bounded on the N. by Binganagh; on the E. by the parish of Toomour;  on the S. by Straighten & Drumaneel and on the W. by Listrush and Knockbrack. 

This downland contains 366 acres of which 222 are cultivated, 20 of uncultivated rough and  flooded pasture and 124 of bog, and it is let to tenants during pleasure, their yearly rent per acre  varying from 1 pound 2s to 1 pound 10s. County Cess varies from 1/6 to 2/- per acre. The soil is  of a light gravelly nature and the general produce oats, flax and potatoes. There is a large old Fort  near the centre of the townland on which there is a Trigl. station 353 feet above sea level. This  townland is well intersected by roads and has a corn and tuck mill etc. etc. 

Townland Place names  

Daghloonagh / Duchluanach (367 — 39-40)  

 Dawclonagh, Str 168, Dawclony, HD, Docloonagh, Co. Map/OSNB; 

 Dacloonagh, Map of Estate 1823/OSNB, doc lunch, dubhchluanach, OSNB 

This information from ”The Placenames of Corran,” by Nollaig O Muraile, given in a lecture  at the 2008 Ballymote Heritage Weekend.  

Sources cited: Tax.: Ecclesiastical Taxation, 1306; F: Fiants of Tudor Sovereigns (searched se lectively); CPR: Calendar of Patent Rolls of James I; Str: Strafford’s Inquisition, 1635 (from  Wood-Martin’s Sligo); DS: Down Survey, c 1655 (most citations taken from OSNB); Cen.: ‘Census’ of Ireland, c. 1659; HMR: Hearth Money Roll for Co. Sligo, 1665 (ed. MacLysaght);  HD: Hiberniae Delineatio (al. Petty’s Atlas), publ. 1685 (but engraved c 1663); OSBN: Ord nance Survey Parish Namebooks, 1837 (consulted - especially for evidence of Irish forms col lected from native speakers of the language).  

Population, landowners and tenants  

Population figures for this townland in parish 1841-1901 

 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1901 

 137 113 89 87 76 53

SLIGO TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOK Parish listings Below are the names of heads of families in the Toomour and Drumrat parishes in 1833. 

The Tithe Applotment Books are records compiled between 1823 and 1837 to determine the  amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church  of Ireland. We recommend a visit to the sites below for more information. 

Dacloonshearn [Daghloonagh] 

17. Jack Kaveny 

18. Patrick Brehany 

19. Andrew Brehany 

20. Thomas Dyer 

21. Larry Regan 

22. Owen Brehany 

23. Mathew Shearn and Patrick Shearn 

Dacloon Kaveny [Daghloonagh] 

24. Patrick Kevany 

25. Patrick Ward 

26. Peter Kevany 

27. Michael Kevany 

28. Bryan and Martin Brehany 

29. Note - no entry here 

Dacloon Brehany [Daghloonagh] 

30. Michael Underwood 

31. Michael Walsh

32. Hugh Keelty 

33. Andrew Keelty 

34. Jack Keelty 

35. Martin Tighe 

36. Michael Brehany 

37. Martin Brehany 

38. Michael Clerkin 

More information may be found at the National Archives Genealogy Website. Access the Census  Records for 1901 and 1911 and many other informative sites at http://www.genealogy.nation 

Parish Online Resources  

Diocese of Achonry | County of Sligo Variant forms of parish name: Keash [includes townlands  in Drumrat and Toomour]  

This website contains images from the National Library of Ireland’s collection of Catholic parish  register microfilms. The registers contain records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of  Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880. Go to  These are incomplete but you may be surprised!  

Other online resources for other denominations may be found at County_Sligo,_Ireland_Genealogy#Church_Records 

Griffith’s Valuation 1858  

County of Sligo, Barony of Corran, Union of Boyle  

Griffith’s Valuation is the name given to the Primary Valuation of Ireland, a property tax survey  carried out in the mid-nineteenth century. The survey involved the detailed valuation of every  taxable piece of property and published county-by-county between 1847 and 1864. 

The information with tenant and owner names for this town land is below. You can see the rest  by going to the page on the GV site. 

Explore Griffith’s Valuation online at these sites: valuati/ 

Looking for more about properties? See the Valuation’s Office web site at  

Follow the links. Some material is online, other information is digitized at their office to view.  Daghloonagh TL Page 43 (Ord. S. 39 & 40)  

 Tenant Owner Holding   Land, house, offices or land  

1 a Bartholomew Tighe William Phibbs Land and house  2 a Rev. Constantine Cosgrave Same Land, house and offices  3 a} Michael Breheny Same Land, house and offices  4 } Land  5 a Martin Kiely Same Land and house  6 a Hugh Kiely Same Land and house  7 Patrick O’Connor Same Land  8 a Michael Hart Same Land and house  9 Phillip McGarry Same Bog (no value)  10 a Anne Breheny Same Land, house and offices  11 a Patrick Sheighran Same Land, house and offices   b National school-house   (see Exemptions)   Patrick Sheighran Half annual rent derived from   National school-house  12 a Mary Breheny William Phibbs Land, house and office  13 a Thomas Casey Same Land, house and offices  14 a Bridget Underwood Same Land, house and offices  15 a Martin Teague Same Land, house and offices  16 } William Phibbs in fee Land (bog)  17 }  

18 a Patrick Higgins William Phibbs Land and house  19 a Winifred Caveny Same Land, house and offices  20 a Peter Caveny Same Land, house and offices  21 a Bryan Breheny Same Land, House and offices  22 Peter Egan Same Land  23 John Gorman Sir Robt. GoreBooth, Bt Land (severance

24 Michael Caveny William Phibbs Land and house  11 b Patrick Sheighran Exemptions: National school-house  Census of Ireland  

Census pages may be accessed through The National Archives of Ireland.  This is the home page: 

We recommend reading the information available to become familiar with the records. We only  provide names, ages and the briefest of other information. The Census pages has more about in dividuals and families and their houses and land.  

Ireland Census 1901  

Co. Sligo Daghloonagh TL, Drumrat Parish, Boyle Poor Law Union, DED Toomour 

House 1 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms 3 outbuildings. Land holder is James Cryan.    

[12 Jul 2017 note: P. Ward & N. Costello report parents dead bet. 1901 -1911. Consult civil records]  

Cryan James 35 Head of family Farmer  

 Mary 35 Wife  

 Bridget 12 Daughter  

 Kate 11 Daughter  

 John 10 Son  

House 2 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms 4 outbuildings Michael Anderson is landholder.  

Anderson Michael 45 Head of family Farmer  

 Catherine 35 Wife Housekeeper  

 Patrick 5 Son  

 Mary 3 Daughter  

Keaveney Anne 60 Boarder Farmer Widow  

House 3 Stone Thatched roof. 2 rooms. 2 outbuildings. Patrick Keaveny is the landholder.  

Keaveny Patrick 35 Head of family Farmer Not married  

 John 52 Relative Farmer Not married  

 Anne 25 Sister Farmer Not married  

House 4 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms 6 outbuildings Bernard Breheny is landholder. 

Breheny Bernard 25 Head of family Farmer Not married  

 Anne 27 Sister Not married  

 Teresia 23 Sister Not married  

House 5 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms 2 outbuildings Thomas Wynne is landholder.  

Wynne Thomas 49 Head Farmer Widower  

 Patrick 14 Son Scholar  

 Edward 11 Son “  

House 6 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Five outbuildings Landholder is John Sheeran.  

Sheeran John 50 Head of family Mason  

 Catherine 38 Wife Farmer  

 Patrick 15 Son All children listed as scholars except for youngest   Phillip 13 Son  

 John 11 Son  

 Francis 9 Son  

 Henry 7 Son  

 Mary Elizabeth 5 Daughter  

 Peter 2 Son  

Kearney Mary 86 Visitor Widow  

House 7 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms 3 outbuildings Patrick Breheny is landholder.  

Breheny Patrick 64 Head of family Farmer  

 Bridget 52 Wife  

 James 17 Son Labourer Not married  

 Mary A 15 Daughter Scholar  

 Bridget 12 Daughter “  

House 8 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms 8 outbuildings Michael Casey is landholder.  

Casey Michael 63 Head of family Farmer Widow  

 John 32 Son Not married  

 Peter 19 Son “  

 Mary 34 Daughter “  

 Kate 24 Daughter “ 

House 9 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms 3 outbuildings James Underwood is landholder.  

Underwood James 63 Head of family Farmer Widow  

 John 11 Son  

 Joe 10 Son  

House 10 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Four outbuildings  

 Michael Dwyre is the landholder.  

Dwyre Michael 60 Father Farmer Married  

 Bridget 20 Daughter Not married  

House 11 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms One outbuilding.  

 Mary Keilty [sic] is the landholder.  

Keelty [sic] Mary 54 Head of family Farmer Widow  

 Martin 24 Son Not married  

 Bernard F 20 Son “  

 Patrick H 16 Son “  

 Maggie A 22 Daughter “  

 Annie A 18 Daughter “  

House 12 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Three outbuildings  

 Catherine Keelty is the landholder.  

Keelty Catherine 47 head of family Farmer Married  

 Edward 18 Son Not married  

 Mary Kate 18 Daughter “  

Ireland Census 1911 

Co. Sligo Daghloonagh TL, Drumrat Parish, Boyle Poor Law Union, DED Toomour Occupants and houses (private dwellings/buildings). Ages as given in Census.  

House 1 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Four outbuildings  

Keavney Patrick 50 Head of family Farmer Married  

 John 72 Uncle Agricultural Labourer  

O’Mara Francis 42 Brother-in-law Agricultural Labourer Married   Mary 42 Sister-in-law married 9 yrs. 4 children born live, 3 still living   Mary 6 Niece [note this is the relationship to the head of the household]   Ellen 5 Niece ditto  

 Thomas 1 Nephew ditto 


House 2 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Two outbuildings  

Anderson Michael 55 Head of family Farmer  

 Kate 55 Wife Married 16 yrs. 2 children born live, 2 living   Patrick 14 Son Scholar  

 Mary 13 Daughter Scholar  

House 3 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Four outbuildings  

Breheny Bernard 40 Head of family Farmer Single  

 Anne 28 Sister Single  

McGarry Patrick 68 Uncle Farmer labourer  


House 4 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Four outbuildings  

Breheny Patrick 78 Head of family Farmer  

 Bridget 69 Wife Married 35 yrs. with 6 children born live and 5 still living   James 28 Son  

 Mary Anne 25 Daughter  

House 5 Stone Slate roof 3 rooms Seven outbuildings  

Sheeran Catherine 57 Head of family Widow Farmer  

 Married 27 yrs 7 children born alive and 7 still living   Patrick 26 Son Farmer’s son  

 John 20 Son Postman  

 Peter 11 Son Scholar  

 Mary E 14 Daughter Scholar  

House 6 Stone Thatched 2 rooms One outbuilding  

Wynne Thomas 70 Head of family Farmer Widow  

 Was married 13 yrs with 6 children born live and 3 still living  House 7 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Four outbuildings  

O’Connor Patrick 44 Head of family Farmer NOTE: born in England   All other in family born Co. Sligo   Mary 40 Wife Married 7 years with 5 children born alive and 5 still living   Roger 6 Son  

 Bartholomew 4 Son  

 Bridget Mary 3 Daughter 


 Margaret Teresa 2 Daughter  

 Cathrine 1 Daughter  

Scanlon Bridget 31 Visitor Single  

House 8 Stone Thatched Roof 2 rooms Two outbuildings  

Keilty John 45 Head of family Farmer  

 Margaret 35 Wife Married 3 yrs. 1 child born live, 1 living   Bernard Patrick 2 Son  

House 9 Stone Thatched roof 1 room No outbuildings  

Keilty Mary 70 Head of family Farmer Widow  

 Martin 38 Son  

 Margaret 34 Daughter  

 Bernard 32 Son  

 Huburt 45  

House 10 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Three Outbuildings  

Casey Michael 80 Head of family Farmer Widower  

 John 45 Son Single  

 Mary 50 Daughter Single  

 Kate 30 Daughter Single  

Underwood James 46 Workman Farm labourer 

House 11 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Five Outbuildings  

Underwood John 24 Head of family Farmer  

 Delia 25 Wife Married 2 1/2 yrs with 3 children born live and 3 living.   Mary Anne 4 1/2 Daughter  

 Thomas J 3 Son  

 Julia 1 Daughter  

O’Connor Annie 18 Visitor Single  

House 12 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Two outbuildings  

Keilty Catherine 69 Head of family Farmer Widow  

 Mary Kate 27 Daughter Single  

 Edward Son Single [age appears to be in 20s but number is blotted] 


House 13 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Three outbuildings  

Shiel James 35 Head of family Farmer  

 Bridget 35 Wife Married 6 yrs. with 4 children born live and 4 living   Mary Kate 5 Daughter  

 Thomas 4 Son  

 Ellen 2 Daughter  

 Bridget 2 Daughter  

House 14 Stone Thatched roof 2 rooms Two outbuildings  

Cryan John 18 Head of family Farmer Single  

 Bridget 21 Sister Single  

 Katie 20 Sister Single  

What else can we know about our old parishes and townlands?  

County Sligo is long inhabited, and the folks who lived here left many reminders - like the ring forts dotting our fields. We can now learn more of these and other monuments via the Archaeo logical Survey of Ireland, a unit of the National Monuments Service, and its’ online database  base. Go to and look for the Historic Environment Viewer - an on line digital service provided by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Tis quite  a tool. The viewer is accessible on most browsers and platforms, including smart phones. 

Future additions to assist users of these Townland Information Sheets  

The local people of the Keash/Culfadda Parish area will continue to refine these Townland in formation sheets as time goes on. With the valuable help of neighbors and relations they will add  names of residents who came to live, work and pass on to others the fields and homes of these  townlands for a few more years beyond the 1911 Census, to bring knowledge of the past up close  to current memory and understanding. They will also do their best to name the local fields and  gathering places of by-gone days - where, for instance, our ancestors used to dance at the cross roads or meet at a well marked land mark, etc. This way, even as old places take on new mean ings befitting the era, the past is not lost and our ancestors might still be seen along the roads, in  the fields and their old homes - here or gone.  

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Parish(es) Drumrat (Sligo) Sligo
Category (ies) Townlands