Gowerhass Townland, Co. Clare One Place Study

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One place study for the Townland of Gowerhass, Civil Parish of Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. Gowerhass is in the electoral division of Clooncoorha, in the Civil Parish of Kilrush, the Barony of Moyarta, in the County of Clare.

Gowerhass is identified as having an area of 3.7877 square kilometres, or 1.46 square miles or 935.96 acres.[1]

This page was created by Peter Cogan whose interest was due to his GG Grandmother, Bridget Cogan nee Neenan emigrating to Australia from the Townland of Gowerhass. It was created with the intent to identify family relationships and particularly identify those members of the Gowerhass community to emigrated to Australia, United States and any other places.


The people of Gowerhass

All individual profiles created for residents of Gowerhass are linked to the category Gowerhass Townland, Kilrush Parish, County Clare.

Religion and Culture

All residents of the Townland of Gowerhass in the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census professed to be of Roman Catholic faith.

There was still a strong Irish culture with 39% of the population in the 1901 Census (76 of 194 residents) and 68% of the population (91 of 133 residents) of the 1911 Census professing to speak both Irish and English.

1826 Tithe Applotment Books

The 1826 Tithe Applotment Books records 33 tenants for the Gowerhass Townland.

A good description of the Tithe Applotment Books, their use and history is found at Irish Genealogy Toolkit.

Scans of the Tithe Applotment Books that relate to the 26 Counties now forming the Republic of Ireland can be located and viewed for free at The National Archives of Ireland and can be searched for those specific to the Townland of Gowerhass.

1855 Griffith's Valuation

The 1855 Griffith's Valuation records 37 heads of households for the Gowerhass Townland.

Scans of Griffith's Valuation are available and can be searched by name or location for free at Ask about Ireland and the specific record for the Townland of Gowerhass.

The image below identifies the holdings of each occupier within the Townland of Gowerhass.

Gowerhass Townland

1901 Irish Census

The 1901 Irish Census records 31 households and 194 person for the Gowerhass Townland.

The 1901 Irish Census records have been scanned and can be searched by name or location for free at The National Archives of Ireland.

1911 Irish Census

The 1911 Irish Census records 27 households and 133 persons for the Gowerhass Townland.

The 1911 Irish Census records have been scanned and can be searched by name or location for free at The National Archives of Ireland.

Birth and Baptism Records

Irish Civil Records are available to search and view for free at Irishgenealogy website. These cover the period

Birth register records – 1864 to 1919;
Marriage register records – 1845 to 1944
Death register records – 1878 to 1969

and will extend out by one year each year (this note made 2020).

All occupants of the Townland of Gowerhass in the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census identified as Roman Catholic so the most relevant Catholic Parish Register is that for St Senan's, Parish of Kilrush, Diocese of Killaloe. These are available to view for free at Catholic Parish Registers at the National Library of Ireland. St Senan's registers available online record baptisms from 1 August 1827 to 8 February 1881 and marriages from 7 January 1829 to 27 February 1888. These are not indexed but the major pay per view genealogy sites have them indexed. Indexes, prepared by volunteer Sheila Duddy, are available for free on the Clare Library - Clare Genealogy webpage. They are identified as RC Baptism and Marriage Records for the Kilrush Parish.

Emigration from Gowerhass, County Clare, Ireland


Bridget Neenan, Colony of Victoria, Australia,
Ellen Neenan, Colony of Victoria, Australia

United States of America

Simon Eustace, New York City, New York, United States of America
Michael Eustace, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
John O'Dea, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

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Gowerhass Townland
Gowerhass Townland

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