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
http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/index.html and explore the site.
Townland of DAGHLOONAGH
Down Survey Name: Unforfeited Land
1641 Owner(s): Land, Unforfeited (Protestant)
1670 Owner(s): Land, Unforfeited (Protestant)
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: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/history-heritage/irish-ge 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.
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 alarchives.ie
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 http://registers.nli.ie/about These are incomplete but you may be surprised!
Other online resources for other denominations may be found at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/ 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:
Looking for more about properties? See the Valuation’s Office web site at http://www.valoff.ie/en/Archives_Genealogy_Public_Office/
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: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie
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
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 https://www.archaeology.ie 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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