Lisheenanoran / Lisín an Oráin

Compiled by Irene McGoldrick

Irish Name: Lisín an Óráin

Irish pronunciation:

English Name: Lisheenanoran

Area:  686 acres, 0 roods, 7 perches

Population Statistics

1841: 41 houses

1851: 39 houses

1861:43 houses

1871: 42 houses

1881: 36 houses

1891: 35 houses, one uninhabited

1901: 31 Houses

1911: 26 Houses

Tithe Applotments (1824)

The Tithe Applotment Books show Fahy, Boyle and partners as tenants of Rochfort on 326 acres

1840 House Books and 1855 Griffiths Valuation

On 6 August 1845 the  House Books show Martin Boyle occupying a dwelling, stables and barn; Richard Fahy occupying dwelling, stables, barn and cow house.

On 25 October 1853 the House Books show the following as occupants in Lisheenanoran townland:
Patrick Forde, Myles Cahill, John Boyle, John Ford (Jnr), Michael Ford, Marten Boyle, John Ford (Snr). Patrick Loftus, John Loftus, Thomas Cahill, Bridget Staunton, Thomas Feeny, Edmond Staunton, Bridget Burke (Malachy), Bridget Burke (John), Mary Ford, Mary Macnamarra, Francis Macnamarra, Thomas Fahey (James), James Fahey, John Fahey (1/2) & Thomas Fahey (1/2), Richard Fahey (Jnr), Patrick Fahey , Thomas Cahill (James), John Cahill, Patrick Monaghan, William Ford, Bridget Ford, Patrick Flaherty, Patt Giblin and James Burke (31 houses)

In 1855 Griffith’s Valuation list the following as house occupiers in Lisheenanoran:
Patrick Ford, Myles Cahill, John Boyle, John Ford (Jnr), Michael Ford, Martin Boyle, John Ford (Snr), Patrick Loftus, John Loftus, Thomas Cahill, Bridget Staunton, Thomas Feeny, Edmond Staunton, Michael Staunton, Brgt. Burke (Malachy), Brgt Burke (John), Mary Ford, Mary Macnamarra, Francis Macnamarra, Thomas Fahy (James), James Fahy, John Fahy, Thomas Fahy, Richard Fahy (Jnr), Patrick Fahy, Thos Cahill (James), John Cahill, Patrick Monaghan, William Ford, Bridget Ford, Patrick Flaherty (31 houses, also land held by James Feenaghty but no house)

Lisheenanoran entries in Griffith’s Valuation

1856 Encumbered Estates Sales

In 1856, lands held by Horace Rochfort were auctioned in the Encumbered Estates Court and were bought by the Blake family of Cregg.

The rental maps and particulars give the following information about tenants in Lisheenanoran at the time:

Miles Cahill

Thomas Fahy (Jas.)

Thomas Feeney

Bridget Staunton

Francis McNamara

Mary McNamara (widow of Patrick)

Mary McNamara (widow of Thomas)

Richard Fahy junior

Patrick Fahy

Martin Boyle

Richard Fahy senior

James Fahy

John Loftus

Patt .Loftus

William Ford

John Cahill

Bridget Burke (widow)

Thomas Cahill

Edmond Staunton

John Fahy

John Boyle

John Ford

James Feenarty

Pat. Ford (Daniel)

Patrick Monaghan

Bridget Ford (widow of Michael)

Bridget Burke Loughlin

Thomas Cahill

Michael Ford (Daniel)

John Ford (Andrew)

The particulars note that several tenants on this townland hold in Rundell [Rundale], and the quantities held by each are not ascertained. 30 occupants have been listed.

1901 Census

The 1901 census shows 31 houses in Lisheenanoran.

  1. Michael Staunton lived with wife Ellen, son Patrick and daughters Anne, Mary and Julia
  2. Ellen Staunton lived with sons Edmond, John, Martin and daughter Margaret
  3. William Feeney lived with wide Mary and son Thomas
  4. John Staunton lived with son Martin and daughter Ellen
  5. Murty Forde lived with wife Mary, sons Thomas, John, Michael, James, Patrick, daughters Julia and Bridget, and his brother Michael
  6. William Fahey lived with wife Mary, son John and daughter Bridget
  7. John Cahill lived with wife Honor, son James and sister Winifred
  8. Martin Boyle lived with wife Julia, son Martin, daughters Honor, Sarah, Catherine and Mary
  9. Daniel Boyle lived with wife Bridget
  10. Patrick Forde lived with his wife Kate, sons Patrick, Michael, John and James, daughters Bridget and Mary
  11. Thomas Boyle lived with wife Honor, sons John and Michael. Mary Leonard is also listed in this house as a general servant
  12. Bartley Keane lived with wife Mary, sons Michael, Joseph, John and Robert, and daughters Anne and Bridget
  13. Patrick Herwood lived with wife Bridget, son Thomas and daughter in law Julia
  14. Patrick Murphy lived with wife Ellen
  15. Mary Duggan, a cottier, lived on her own
  16. Celia Forde lived with son John and daughters Bridget and Celia
  17. Honor Fahey lived with daughter Kate and sons Richard and Patrick
  18. Richard Fahey lived with wife Mary, sons James and Martin, daughters Bridget and Kate
  19. Richard Fahey lived with wife Bridget and daughters Celia, Mary, Honor and Bridget
  20. James Cahill lived with wife Bridget and niece Celia Forde
  21. Ellen Whelan, a cottier, lived on her own (Landholder recorded as James Cahill)
  22. Thomas Monaghan lived with wife Catherine and son Thomas
  23. Patrick Fahey lived with wife Kate, sons John, Martin James, daughters Mary, Bridget and Kate
  24. Thomas Fahy lived with wife Mary
  25. Andrew Forde lived with wife Bridget, sons John and James
  26. Kate Burke lived with her sister Celia Burke
  27. Mary Fahey lived with daughter Ellen and sons Richard, Bryan and John
  28. James Burke lived with wife Kate and son John
  29. Margaret Burke lived with son John
  30. Tomas Flaherty lived with wife Mary, sons Patrick, John, daughters Mary, Delia and Honor
  31. Honor Farraher lived on her own
  32. A Roman Catholic Chapel is also listed

20 of the houses were second class dwellings with 3 front windows in front and between two and three rooms. 10 houses were third class dwellings with two front windows (one house only having one) and two room. One house was classed as a fourth class dwelling – this house had no front windows and the column for rooms is left blank.

Only one page of two is available describing out offices and farm steadings returns for Lisheenanoran. This shows 11 stables, 13 cow houses, 7 calf houses, 12 piggeries, 4 fowl houses, 11 barns and 12 Cart houses.

1911 Census

The 1911 Census shows 26 houses

  1. Micheal Staunton lived with his wife Ellen, son Patrick and daughter Anne
  2. Ellen Staunton lived with her sons John, Martin and daughter Margert
  3. Thomas Flaherty lived with his wife Mary, sons Pat, John, Thomas, daughters Delia, Honor, Ellen and Katie
  4. Kate Burke lived on her own
  5. Richard Fahey lived with wife Ellen and brothers John and Bryan
  6. Celia Garvey lived with her sister Kate Burke
  7. Andrew Forde lived with wife Bridget, son John, daughter in law Julia, grand daughter Mary and grand son Andrew
  8. Patrick Fahey lived with wife Kate, sons John, James and daughter Kate
  9. Catherine Monaghan lived with her son Thomas
  10. Celia Forde lived with her son John
  11. Richard Fahy lived with his wife Bridget and daughters Mary, Honor, Bridget, Julia and Kate
  12. Richard Fahey lived with his brother Patrick and sister Kate
  13. Richard Fahy lived with his wife Mary and sons Patrick and Martin
  14. James Cahill lived with his wife Bridget, sons Thomas, Michael, Martin, John, daughters Mary and Julia
  15. Ellen Whelan lived with boarder Mary Flesk (Landholder recorded as Michael Staunton)
  16. Julia Boyle lived with son Martin and daughter Mamie
  17. Daniel Forde lived with wife Mary, sons Thomas, Micheal, daughters Mary and Kate
  18. Patrick Forde lived with wife Kate, sons Micheal, John, James, Martin, Andey, Thomas, Charle and daughter Maggie
  19. Thomas lived with wife Honoria, sons John, Michael, Martin, Patrick, daughters Mary and Ellen
  20. Mary Keane (shopkeeper) lived with her sons Micheal, Robert and daughter Bridget        
  21. Thomas Herwood lived with his wife Julia, daughter Mary and son Patrick
  22. Murty Forde lived with his brother Michael, wife Bridget, son Thomas, John, Patrick and daughter Bridget
  23. William Fahy lived with wife Mary and son John
  24. James Cahill lived with wife Mary, son John and daughter Celia
  25. Martin Staunton lived with wife Margaret, sons John, Martin and daughter Delia
  26. William Feeney lived with wife Mary and son Thomas

23 of the houses were second class dwellings with most having three front windows (one having four) and two rooms. Three of the houses were deemed third class, one having two windows in the front, the others having one. Two of the third class houses had two rooms, one had one room.

There were 23 stables, 23 cow houses, 18 piggeries, 23 barns and 18 sheds in Lisheenanoran in 1911.

Lisheenanoran / Lisín an Oráin

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