Bohola is a small village
of less than a thousand people positioned in the center of Co. Mayo and
is not on most maps of Ireland. It is located five miles south of
Swinford and ten miles east of Castlebar.
At the center of the village is a RC
church, a post office and the three pubs of Bohola (pictured above) at
the old crossroads of Castlebar, Swinford, and Kiltimagh.
Bohola Is divided into
many smaller townlands that might include from five to a hundred families
back in 1901 The 1901 census was also broken down by these townlands.
The current names for the townlands are listed on the map below.
The 1901 census information is
presented alphabetically by townland. The current name, the original
Gaelic and its meaning are given here. Older known names and spellings
are given for each townland. Some of the names have changed in spelling
many times over the years and some of the names go back to maps and descriptions
from the 1600's. Populations and households are given for three time
periods over the last 150 years showing a steep decline over that period.
The heads of households in each townland are then listed from the 1901
This information comes from the
history book BOHOLA ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE published back in 1992 by
the Sheridan Memorial Community Center Committee. A sample of the
actual census forms covering my family (the Monaghans) is given under the
Clooneen section. The total census can be found on film at any Mormon/LDS
Family History Center or through their local ward. The LDS microfilm numbers
to request are 846232, 846252,and 846253. Also available at
the LDS library is film of Bohola's RC church records covering marriages
and baptisms dating back to 1860. Those microfilm numbers are 926003
It is hope that this information
can be of benefit to some in locating their connections in Bohola.
There were 19 Ardacarra homes
in 1901 with 81 people. The families were headed by the following
names: John Byrne; Winefred Byrne; Margaret Mulligan; John Walsh;
Thomas Mulligan; Anne Mulligan; Anthony O'Neill; Honor Mulligan; Honor
Higgins; Edward McGowen; Patrick Jennings; Alice Boggins; Margaret Murtaugh;
Mary Gallagher; John Gallagher; Samual Higgins; Thomas Corcoran; Bridget
Doherty; and Martin Mullin
The 1901 heads of households
were: Michael Boyle; Thomas McNicholas; Francis Mulderig; James McNicholas;
Pat Lyons; James Browne; Pat
McDonagh; John McNicholas; Thomas
McNicholas; Annie McNicholas;James McNicholas; Hugh Forde; Pat Cannon;
James Cannon; Thomas Mulaney; James Lyons; and Mary Lacy.
Baile an Laig---town of the hollow
Includes area know as Ardgullan
The 1901 heads of households
were:Pat Higgins; Bessy Lavin; Thomas McNicholas; Bridget Salmon; Pat McDonagh;
John Keane; Dorothy Conway; Pat McNicholas; Michael Creaby; Bridget McNicholas;
Thomas McNicholas; Bridget Hyland; Thomas McNicholas; Pat McGowan; Maria
Campbell; Thomas McNicholas; and Michael Durkin.
Cuoc na hEorna---hill of barley
John King; Daniel O'Connor; Margaret
Aitken; Edward English; Michael Swords; John Carroll; Mary McEvey; Michael
McManus; Martin Byrne; James Gallagher; James Walsh; Denis Mullaghy; Martin
McEvady; Thomas Manley; John Walsh; and Michael Walsh. All were heads of
households in 1901.
1901 HOHs:Catherin Clisham; Martin
Foy; Bridget Foy; James O'Neill; John Foy; Matthew Foy; John Rielly; Michael
Foy: John O'Neil: John Foy; Michael Sweeney; Peter Foy; Mary Cocoran; Anne
Cocoran; Micheal Boyle; and Thomas Conlon.
In 1901, Mathew Scanlon; Winefred
Regan; Annie and Ellen Byrne; Thomas Byrne; Matin McNicholas; Thomas Mulroy;
Anthony Tunny; Thomas Kilgallon; Michael McNicholas; James Jordan; Patrick
McGowan; Catherine O'Donnell; Ann Larkin; John Roche; Thomas Foy; Thomas
Burke; Anthony Ruane; Martin Foy; John Scully; Mary carroll, Bridget McGowan;
Thomas McGowan; Sarah Tunny; and Martin Sheridan.
In 1991, the unoccupied Sheridan
Homestead is the only house left in Bohola.
1901 HOHs: Michael Walsh;
Patrick Durkin; Marry McDonnell; John Hyland; Thomas Walsh; Michael Murtaugh;
Michael Flannery; James Corcoran; Catherine Loftus; John Scanlon; Bryan
Mulloy; Edward Gordon; William Moran; Mart Moran; Patrick Moran; Tim Gordon;
Martin Murtagh and Michael Christy.
1901 HOHs: Richard Fitzstephens;
Anthony Gallagher; Bridget Deasy; Martin Howley; Michael Cummins; John
Mulloy; Patrick Bourke; Mary Mulloy; Thomas Carney; Thomas Howley; Michael
Devanney; Bridget Deacy; Patrick Deasy; Patrick Howley; Patrick Stanton;
Michael Deasy; Ellen Lavan; Timothy Kileen; George Elliot; Thomas Bourke;
Honaria Deasy; James F. Keary; John Devaney; Michael Hurst; John Comer;
Patrick Mulroy; John Cryan, Daniel McEllin; Patrick Conlan; Thomas Mulroy;
and James Commins
1901 HOHs: Mary Deasy, Daniel
Carty; David Jennings; James Sloane; James McNicholas; Margaret Sweeney;
Ann McGuire; Patrick Jordan; Michael Ansboro; Peter Doherty; Honaria Cunningham;
Patt Flannery; Edward McGowan; Pat Byrne; edward Mulroy; Patrick Delahunty;
James Byrne; Anne Bourke; Thomas Burke; Margaret Durkan; Mary Leonard;
John Leonard; James Foy, James McGowan; John Byrne; David Morely; and anne
1901 HOH: Thomas Farrell; John
Durkin; Bridget Ryan; Patrick Ryan; Mary McNicholas; James McDonagh; Anne
Byrne; Michael Dunleavy; Bridget Kelly; Thomas Byrne; Michael Staunton;
and John McNulty.
Ceathranhadh Mhor--- the great
1901 HOH: Patrick McDonagh; Mary
McNicholas; Michael Dowd; Hugh Ruane; Martin McNicholas; William McGowan;
James McNicholas; Michael McNicholas; Thomas McNicholas; and Catherine
Ceathramhadh an tSleibhe---quarter
of the mountain
1901 HOHs: Annie Clarke; John
McLoughlin; James Mullany; Henry Franey; William Clishim; James Tunny;
James McNicholas, John Foy, Francis Clarke; James Kilgallen; Mary Kilgallen;
Michael Bourke; and Michael Clarke.
1901 HOHs: Mary Kilgallon; John
Jeffers; John Kilgallon; Edward McDonagh; Augustimne O'Malley; Sarah McDonagh;
John Byrne; Margaret Boyle; Mary McNicholas, John O'Neill; Thomas Monaghan;
Mark McDonnell; Mary Mellett; Mary Mcdonagh; Sarah Mcnicholas; Mary Kilgallon;
Thomas Jeffers; Bridget Joyce; Marian Swift; William Mulloy; Patrick Mellet;
James Bourke; William McNicholas; and Mary O'Neil.
Below are links to the actual
1901 census forms for the Clooneen townland and the Monaghan family farm.
1901 HOHs: John Marron; William
Hoban; Owen Lavelle; Catherine Groak; Patrick Foy; Catherine Lyons; John
McNulty; Margaret Groake; Patrick Bartley; Anne Kenny; John Convey; Catherine
Lavelle; Michael Lyons; Mary Staunton; Patrick Halle; and Patrick Halle
1901 HOHs:William NcNicholas;
Thomas Lyons; Patrick Kelly; Thomas McNicholas; Patrick McNicholas; Michael
Durkin; James Durkin; Catherine Walsh; Patrick O'Dwyer; James Brennan;
James NcNicholas; Thomas McNicholas; Patrick McNicholas; Honor Philbin;
James McNicholas; Mary Cryan; Catherine McNicholas; Bernard McDonagh; Patrick
McDonagh; and Patrick McNicholas
1901 HOHs: Michael McNicholas;
Michael Coleman; Edward Forde; George Elliott; Bridget Boyle; Andrew Walsh;
Patrick Naughton; Edward Coleman; James Heston; Barthalomew Jordan; Patrick
Richard; James Kelly; Thomas Durkin; James Carney;and Patrick Naughton.
1901 HOHs: Bridget Muldoon; Honaria
McDonnell; Catherine Groake, James Judge; Catherine Scully; Andrew Carrol;
James O'Brien; Michael O'Brien; Patrick Cummings; Michael McDonagh; Patrick
McDonagh;Mary O'Brien; Mary O'Brien and Anthony Deacy.
1901 HOHs:James Jordan; Bridget
Doyle; Michael Coleman; John McNicholas; Bridget Jordan; Thady Brennan;
Mark Brown; Thomas Philbin; Katie Philbin; John Loftus; Annie Farrell;
Bridget Naughton; Pat McLaughlin; John Brennan; John Murphy; Matin Davin;
Mary Byrne; James Conlon;Pat Conlon; Michael Naughton; Mary Walsh; Thomas
Higgins; and Pat Higgins.
1901 HOHs: Mary Donnelly; Bridget
Malee; John McNicholas; Patrick Higgins; Peter McDonagh; Thomas Keating;
Patrick McDonagh; Thomas McNicholas; Pat McNicholas; William McDonagh;
Catherine Malee; James McHale; Thady McDonagh; Anthony McDonagh; Owen McDonagh;
James McNicholas; Michael Mullee; and Bridget Higgins.
1901 HOHs: Mary Kilgallen; Richard
Kilgallen; Martin Kilgallen; James Kilgallen; Anthony Rouche; Timothy Kenny;
Ellen Gallagher; Anthony Corrigan; Thomas McNicholas; Martin Walsh; Anne
Bradley; James Bradley; MichaelCaroline; and John Kilgallon.
1901 HOHs:Michael Byrne; Maria
O'Neill; Honoria Kilgallon; Mary Burke; Bridget McDonagh; Andrew Byrne;
Martin O'Hara; James Flannery; John Cavanagh; Hubert O'Hora; Patrick O'Hara;
Patrick Berry; Bridget Clarke; Bridget Byrne; Darby Kilgallon; Mary Deacy,
Patrick Gallagher; John Coleman; Julia Deacy; Patrick Kelly; Michael Clarke;
Bridget McDonnell; James Dunleavy; Bridget Dunleavy; John McDonagh; Edward
Jordan; Thomas Jordan;Michael McNicholas; Ellen Martin; Catherine Henry;
Patt Lavin; John McDonnell; Patrick O'Boyle; Patrck O'Hora; Bridget Byrne;
John P. O'Connor; William Keary; Patrick Clarke; Rev. John O'Grady; Mick
Staunton; Pat Burke; Miles Jordan; Sabina Moran; Mary Ansboro; Thomas McGowan;
Thomas Lavelle; Patt Jennings; Bartley Jordan; Edward Lavelle; Daniel McGowan;
Thomas O'Boye; Alick Dunleavy; Margaret McGowan; Celia McNicholas; Ellen
Gilmartin; and Margaret Keane.
1901 HOHs; Patt Carney; Patrick
Ryan; Thomas McManus; Edward Conlon; John Murphy; Thady Conlon; John McDonagh;
Richard McNicholas; Patrick Conlon; Anthony Deasy;Michael Conlon; Thady
Conlon; Michael Conlon; Henry King; Patrick Conlon; Martin Higgins; Bridget
King; Nicholas King; John McNicholas; Mary McNicholas; James Moran; Andrew
Clarke; John Clarke; John McNicholas; Hannah McNicholas; John Reddington;
Michael Elliot; Thomas Byrne; michael Roache; Owen Morris; and James Conlon.
Prior to the 1901 census Treenduff
was considered part of Toocananagh
1901 HOHs; Patrick Hunter; Annie
Carroll; John Clarke; Thomas Clarke; Maria Carroll; Dennis Carroll; Mary
Carroll; James McAndrew; Luke Clarke; Anne Kelly; Joseph McNulty; John
Clarke; Patt Foy; Michael Jordan; Thomas McNicholas; Bartley Jordan; Charles
Ryan; Mary Hunter; James McNicholas; James Clarke; Luke Clarke; Margaret
Conlon; Patrick Conlon; Thomas Noone; THomas Jennings; and Michael Noone.
1901 Heads of Households were:
Michael Sweeney; James Murtaugh; Pat Kelly; John Creby; Thady Ward; Bridget
Kelly; John Kelly; Mary Brennan; Pat Ward; Margaret Ward; James Delaney;
Patrick Cuff; Thady Ward; Catherine Ward; Honor Ward; Bridget Ward; Pat
Egan; Charles Kelly; Michael Higgins; Pat Kelly; James Walsh; Margaret
Peggy Sloan; John Kelly; Pat Creaby; Mary Walsh; Richar Creaby; William
Ryan; Timothy Doyle; Patt Brennan; Pat Ward; Luke Burke; Richard
Brennan;Elizabeth Doyle; Martin Doyle; Patt Brennan; John Brennan; John
Brennan; Patt Shannon; Patt Lavin; Bridget English; Anne Shannon; Thomas
Doherty; Patrick Lydon; Anthony Tunny; Dudley Kelly; Thomas Brennan; Horora
Doherty; Richard Brennan; Bridget Carroll, Pat Kelly; Anne Brennan
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