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Carrowkeel, Elphin One Place Study

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Carrowkeel and Carrowkeel Upper are townlands in Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland. To see the people who lived in this townland, go to the category Carrowkeel, Elphin One Place Study, or Carrowkeel Townland, Clooncraff Parish, County Roscommon.

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Geography

Carrowkeel is a 122.83 acre townland located in the civil parish of Clooncraff and electoral division of Elphin. It is the 1583rd largest townland in county Roscommon. Carrowkeel Upper is 97.58 acres bordering Carrowkeel to the west.

History

Origins

The name Carrowkeel comes from "An Cheatru Chaol", meaning the "narrow quarter". By the 1600s, it was under the control of Sir Charles Henry Coote.

  • Who originally owned it?

Census of Elphin 1749

Edward Synge was the bishop of the diocese of Elphin, which was made up of parts of Roscommon, Sligo, and Galway. In 1749, he took a census of everyone living in the diocese to determine the number of Protestants compared to Catholics and vice versa.

During this period, there was only five families living in "Carrakeel".

  • John Kelagher was a cottager living with his wife Anne. They were Protestants, the only ones in the townland, and had two children under fourteen.
  • Ambrose McDermott, herd, was married to Jane with two children under fourteen. They kept a male and female servant
  • Bryan Maxwell was the Smith of the area. He kept one servant and had two children under fourteen with Honor.
  • Peter and Mary Duffily were cottagers with two children under fourteen years.
  • Ambrose and Honor Morris were cottagers with two children under fourteen.

The Famine

In 1841, three years before the famine, there were 24 houses and 110 people living in Carrowkeel, and 18 houses and 83 people living in Carrowkeel Upper. All together there was 42 houses and 193 people.

By 1851, ten years later and as the famine came to an end, there were 14 houses and 72 people in Carrowkeel and 12 houses and 62 people in Carrowkeel Upper. All together there were twenty six houses and 134 people. Over the years of the famine, fifty nine people died or immigrated.


A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis

Carrowkeel was located in the civil parish of Clooncraff, of which the following was recorded in Lewis's book: "CLOONAFF, or CLONCRAFF, a parish, in the barony and county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (N.N.E.) from Strokestown, on the shore of Lough Baffin; containing 2524 inhabitants, and comprising 9471 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The lands are principally under tillage, producing good crops, and there is a proportionate quantity of bog, affording a sufficient supply of fuel. Moss Hill, the seat of Capt. Conry, is pleasantly situated; and there are three lakes in the parish. The rectory and vicarage form part of the union of Aughrim, in the diocese of Elphin: the tithes amount to £100. The ancient parish church was part of a monastery said to have been founded by St. Patrick, and which was in existence in the 12th century. The R.C. parish is coextensive with that of the Established Church; there are two chapels, one in the townland of Cloonaff, and one in that of Drummamullan. There is a school of about 120 children aided by £2. 2. per ann. from Mrs. Conry. "

The Land Acts

War of Independence

The following is a list of people from the townland of Carrowkeel who played a part in the Irish War Of Independence, 1919-1921:

Population

Carrowkeel: Year: 1841 Houses: 24 People: 110


Year: 1851 Houses: 14 People: 72


Year: 1861 Houses: 14 People: 61


Year: 1871 Houses: 11 People: 47


Year: 1881 Houses: 12 People: 71


Year: 1891 Houses: 10 People: 51


Year: 1901 Houses: 9 People: 46


Year: 1911 Houses: 9 People: 40


Carrowkeel Upper: Year: 1841 Houses: 18 People: 83


Year: 1851 Houses: 12 People: 62


Year: 1861 Houses: 10 People: 47


Year: 1871 Houses: 11 People: 53


Year: 1881 Houses: 6 People: 29


Year: 1891 Houses: 6 People: 36


Year: 1901 Houses: 7 People: 35


Year: 1911 Houses: 5 People: 21


Families

1842

Battle

Greene

Quinn

Burne (x 2)

Rooney

Gormley (x 4)

Rutledge

Feeny (x 2)

Dowd

Beirne

McManus

Fenneran

Walsh

McDermott

Crosbie

Conry

Lynch

McCormack

Farrell


1858 (Carrowkeel)

McDermott

Gormley

Cunningham

Tiernan

Conry

Moran

Lynch

McCormack


1858 (Carrowkeel Upper)

Duignan

McDermott (x 2)

Dolan

Gormley (x 3)

Rutledge

Feeny

Beirne (x 2)

Dowd


1901 (Carrowkeel)

Mulvey

Higgins

Tiernan

Lynch (x 3)

McCormack

Cunningham

Gormley


1901 (Carrowkeel Upper)

Green

Dolan

Gormly (x 2)

McDermott (x 2)

Beirne


1911 (Carrowkeel)

Lynch

McCormack

Lannon

Mulvey

Tiernan

Higgins

Gormley

Lynch

Doyle

McDermott

1911 (Carrowkeel Upper)

McDermott

Gormley (x 2)

Beirne

Dolan


Project Members

Alicia McCormack.

Research

Task List

  • Adding profiles for the landholders from the Tithe Applotment and Griffiths Valuation Books for these townlands
  • Researching parish and civil records for this townland to add years to existing profiles and add new profiles
  • Finding the measurements of Carrowkeel and how the acres we're divided up into separate names
  • What are the origins of the name?

Progress

There is a profile for every person that lived in Carrowkeel in 1901 and 1911, excluding boarders and visitors.

Resources

Griffith's Valuation for Carrowkeel. Available: (www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=1120313&county=Roscommon&barony=Roscommon&parish=Clooncraff&townland=%3Cb%3ECarrowkeel%3C/b%3E])





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Irish Independent, July 2, 1997

McDERMOTT (Carrowkeel, Elphin, Co Roscommon) - June 23, 1997 (suddenly in England), Stephen, son of the late Tom; deeply regretted by his sorrowing mother Winifred, brothers Joe, John, Tom, Michael and Gerry, sisters Eileen, Bernie and Ann, brothers in law, sisters in law,uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Reposing at his home from 3pm tomorrow (Thursday) followed by removal at 8 o'c to St Patrick's Church, Elphin. Burial after 12 o'c. Mass on Friday in adjoining cemetery.

posted by Alicia McCormack