TAGHMON VILLAGE -THE 1901 CENSUS


Des Waters & Tom Williams

What was Taghmon like one hundred years ago, in the year 1901? To get some idea of the family and social structures of the village we have decided to publish the 1901 Census of Ireland with some notes on the families who were residing in the village at that time. This Census is the oldest that survives in Ireland, as all the earlier ones were destroyed in the burning of the Four Courts in 1922. We hope that many of the residents of Taghmon will find their ancestors listed here and the article should help those who wish to trace their family heritage.

The 1901 Census of Ireland was held on the night of 31st March 1901. Since the time of the 1841 Census, the population of Ireland had been falling steadily. The 1841 figure of 6,528,799 persons had dropped to 3,221,823 by 1901 a drop of nearly 51%. In the same period the population of County Wexford had dropped from 202,033 in 1841 to 104,104 in 1901. This represented a drop of 48%. The western region of Ireland was much more badly hit with significantly higher reductions in population between the years 1841 and 1901. The Great Famine and subsequent emigration to the New World had a great bearing on these reductions. County Wexford's population continued to drop until, in 1961, it reached a low of 83,308. Thereafter, the population of the county began to rise again until at the last Census for which figures are currently available, 1996, it reached 104,371. The population is still rising.

The official population of Taghmon village at the time of the 1901 Census was 555. Remarkably, 58 of those resident in Taghmon village were born outside County Wexford. This represents more than 10%. Although the population of Taghmon according to the 1996 Census was 619, it has not been possible to ascertain what exact part of the village or parish is included in these figures. However, it is certain that the village population is still rising and recent new housing developments certainly contribute to the upward trend in the village's population.

In this article we list all the names that appear in the 1901 Census. These particulars are for the village only and in a future article we hope to list the remainder of the parish. Various comments which should help to identify particular families have been added by the authors and these are in italics.

Lord Ruthven, descended from a union between the Ruthven and the Hore of Harperstown families, was the landlord of seventy-four of the village houses. Marks Browne, a village businessman, was landlord of a further twenty-six village premises and Elizabeth Cullimore had eight village properties in her portfolio. James Keating held a small number and only a further five or six houses were owned by their occupiers. The following buildings existed in the village in 1901:
Public Houses 8
Shops 10
Lodging House 1
National Schools 2
Protestant Church 1
Catholic Church 1
R.I.C. Barracks 1
Post Office 1
Public Building 1
Private Dwellings 102

Gerald Fitzgerald, one of the Fitzgerald family (see page 160) was deaf and dumb and became a good billiard player and well liked village character. He drew sketches of the village, probably in the late 1930s, on a long roll of paper and they were in the possession of the Anglim family for a time. Eventually Mary Anglim's husband, Dr. Austin O'Sullivan placed them in the museum in Johnstown Castle. He lent them to the co-author of this article, Tom Williams, in 2001, who scanned them into his computer. Some of them can be seen at the end of this article. The landscape of the village changed very little between 1901 and the late 1930s, so these sketches give an idea of the layout of the village at the time of the 1901 Census of Ireland.

All the following were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Wexford, unless otherwise stated.

BATES

KATE: head of house. Read & Write. 34. married. Born Cork.

BENNETT

WILLIAM: head of house. Read & Write. 42. National Teacher.
MARY-JANE: wife. Read & Write. 43. National Teacher.
THOMAS F.: son. Read & Write. 13. school going.
FRANCES: daughter. 3.
William Bennett was a teacher at Taghmon National School. His son Thomas F. died in 1920, aged 32. His daughter, the fondly remembered May Bennett, who had 47 years unbroken service, was also a teacher in Taghmon and for a period they taught together at Taghmon National School. In 1901 the family lived in Joseph St.

BENT

BRIDGET: head of house. Read & Write. 70. Publican. single.
MICHAEL KELLY: nephew. Read & Write. 28. Bar Assistant. single.
Bridget Bent had a public house in the square. Michael Kelly was known as 'Cracko' and at one time ran the pub where Paddy Quigley operated.

BOGGAN

ALICE: head of house. Read & Write. 63. Tea Agent. Farmer. single.
MARY A. KEHOE: niece. Read & Write. 32. single. Machinist in knitting factory.
Alice Boggan ran a shop in Taghmon

BRADY

RICHARD: head of house. Read & Write. 28. Engine driver.
BRIDGET: wife. Read & Write. 27.
JOHN: son. 2.
MARY: daughter. 0-9m.
John Brady (aged 2) became a postman and a well liked Taghmon character. The Brady family later ran a shop at Ross Road.

BREADON

CHRISTOPHER: head of house. Read & Write. 28. Church of Ireland. R.I.C. Constable. Born England.
FRANCES: wife. Read & Write. 23. Church of Ireland.

BREEN

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 44. Labourer.
MARY: wife. Read Only. 38.
NICHOLAS: son. Read Only. 6.
BETTY: daughter. 4.
MAY: daughter. 2.
MARTIN: son. 1.
MARTIN FURLONG: Read Only. 70. Lives on interest of money. single.
This family lived where Tess Sullivan now resides.

BRENNAN

EDWARD: head of house. Read & Write. 34. Grocer. single.
MARGARET: sister. Read & Write. 35. single.
JULIA BREEN: Read Only. 62. Domestic Servant. single.
JULIA SINNOTT: Read & Write. 23. Shop Assistant. single.
JOHN BANVILLE: Read & Write. 15. Apprentice.
Brennan's was a large retail establishment and public house situated where Bartie O'Donnell later traded as a licensed vintner. It is now Carthys pub.

BRENNAN

JOHN: head of house. Read Only. 64. Army pensioner.
ALICE: wife. Read & Write. 56. Dressmaker.

BRIEN

MOSES: head of house. Read & Write. 52. Labourer.
CATHERINE: wife. Read Only. 50. Domestic Servant.
MARTIN: son. Read & Write. 22. Labourer. single.
LAURENCE: son. Read & Write. 18. Labourer.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 11. school going.

BROWN

MARY ANNE: head of house. Read & Write. 81. Shopkeeper. widow.
MATHEW: son. Read & Write. 45. Shop Assistant. single.
MARK J.: son. Read & Write. 37. Magistrate. single.
JOSEPH J.: son. Read & Write. 35. Shop Assistant. single.
MARY DAKE: Read & Write. 35. Shop Assistant. single.
MARY LONG: Read & Write. 40. General Domestic. single.
The Browns, a wealthy merchant family, owned a large retail and general business, which occupied the premises, where the hardware store and the chemist now stand. Browns, at one time, also ran an undertaking business.

BROWNE

STEPHEN: head of house. Read & Write. 55. Farrier. single.
ELLEN: sister. Read & Write. 50. single.

BUTLER

MARY-ANNE: head of house. Read Only. 60. widow.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 27. Shop Clerk. single.
MARY-JANE BYRNE: daughter. Read & Write. 33. married.
WILLIAM BYRNE: grandson. 4.
GEORGE BYRNE: grandson. 2.
MARY-ANNE BYRNE: Gr-Daughter. 1.

BYRNE

SELIA: head of house. Read Only. 60. widow.
PETER: son. Read & Write. 27. Carter. single.
ANASTATIA: daughter. Read Only. 32. single.
ELIZA: daughter. Read & Write. 20. single.
This family lived at Mahony's Row.

BYRNE-DONOVAN

JACOB: head of house. Read & Write. 46. Postman. single.
BESSIE DONOVAN: sister. 37. married.
PATRICK DONOVAN: brother-in-law. 35. Carter. married.
JULIA DONOVAN: niece. 18.
PATRICK DONOVAN: nephew. Read & Write. 10. school going.
JACOB DONOVAN: nephew. 1.
This family lived at Mahony's Row, then High Street and later Stream Street. Their descendants still reside in the area.

CANNON

THOMAS: head of house. Read & Write. 55. Merchant. widower.
MICHAEL: son. Read & Write. 28. single.

CARTON

PETER: head of house. Read Only. 32. Blacksmith.
ALICE: wife. Read & Write. 42.
MICHAEL: son. Read & Write. 9. school going.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 7. school going.
ANASTATIA: daughter. Cannot Read. 5. school going
MARY: daughter. 3.
Cartons ran a forge near the Protestant Church at the top of Castle Alley. Anastatia married Jack Jones of Taghmon.

COGLEY

KATE: head of house. Read & Write. 50. Labourer. married.
THOMAS: son. Read & Write. 22. Domestic Servant. single.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 20. Postman. single.
PATRICK: son. Read & Write. 18. Labourer.
MARY: son. Read & Write. 12. school going.
Cogleys lived in a thatched house almost opposite Paddy Roche's public house.

COGLEY

MARY: head of house. Illiterate. 60. Peddler. widow.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 30. single.
CATHERINE: daughter. Read & Write. 22 single.

CONNORS

ANNE: head of house. Illiterate. 50. Domestic Servant. widow.
PATRICK: son. Read Only. 21. Farm Labourer. single.

COONEY

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 40. Farm Labourer.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 31.
JOHN: son. 6. school going.
SARAH: daughter. 1.
John (Jack) Cooney joined the British Army and fought in World War 1

COOPER

JOHANNA: head of house. Read & Write. 55. Domestic Servant. single.

COOPER

JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 40. Carpenter.
MARY: wife. Read & Write. 37.
WILLIAM J.: son. Read & Write. 20. Blacksmith.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 10. school going.
MICHAEL: son. Read & Write. 7. school going.
STATIA: daughter. 5.
MARY ANNE: daughter. 3.
BRIDGET: daughter. 0 -1m.
William J. Cooper was known as 'John' and joined the Royal Irish Regiment and was killed on 14th May 1915 at the Battle of Ypres during World War 1. His brother Michael also signed up with the same regiment and was also killed in World War 1. He won the Military Cross for his bravery in battle some months before his death. He had been a prominent hurler and footballer with Taghmon teams.

COOPER

WILLIAM: head of house. Read & Write. 70. Labourer. widower.
EILEEN: daughter. Read & Write. 22. single.

CULLEN

EDWARD: head of house. Read & Write. 39. Harness maker.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 31.
PATRICK: son. Read & Write. 10. school going.
ELIZABETH: daughter. Read Only. 6. school going.
ANNA: daughter. 3.
This is the Cullen family of Main Street. Patrick is P.J. who became a saddler like his father. He was also a well-known actor and wit and many referred to him as the 'Mayor of Taghmon'. Christy Cullen the hackney driver, who was born later, was a brother of P.J. They lived together, with their sister, Lettie, at the premises now occupied by Christy's widow, Margaret Cullen.

CULLEN

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 37. Shopkeeper.
CATHERINE: wife. Read & Write. 34.
MARY A.: daughter. Read & Write. 7. school going.
MARGARET C.: daughter. Read & Write. 5. school going.
JOHN ROBERT: son. 3.
JAMES: son. 2.
EILEEN: daughter. 6m.
PETER O'CONNOR: Read & Write. 20. shop-assist. single.
MAURICE CREAN: Read & Write. 20. shop-assist. single.
MICHAEL LANNEN: Read & Write. 19. shop-assist. single.
MARY-ANNE PRENDERGAST: Read & Write. 16. Domestic Servant.
JULIA MORRISSEY: Read & Write. 16. Domestic Servant.
This is the Cullen family, who for many years ran a successful hardware business in the village. The son, James, aged 2, is Jamsey Cullen, who ran the family business for many years. John Robert went to live in Brownescastle and his son, Des Cullen, became one of Ireland's most successful racing drivers. Another son, Jim became an engineer in the E.S.B. In 1901 the Cullens also ran a public house. It was situated in the premises where The Old Mill operates.

CULLEN

PATRICK: head of house. Read & Write. 25. Farm Labourer.
ELIZABETH: wife. Read & Write. 26.
JOHN: son. 1.

CULLIMORE

ELIZA: head of house. Read & Write. 61. Publican/Shopkeeper. born England. married.
THOMAS RYAN: Son-in-law. Read & Write. 22. Publican/Shopkeeper.
ISABEL RYAN: daughter. Wife. Read & Write. 25.
JAMES RYAN: grandson. 1. Born Co. Cork.
HARRY F. RYAN: grandson. 1. Born Co. Cork.
JOSEPH F. RYAN: grandson. 1. Born Co. Wexford.
PHILIP O'BRIEN: shop-assist. Read & Write. 19.
MIKE KELLY: apprentice. Read & Write. 17.
KATE ROCHE: Servant. Read & Write. 28. single.
KATE ROCHFORD: Servant. Read & Write. 17.
Cullimores was one of Taghmon's eight pubs in 1901. Previous to 1901 Cullimores ran a very large business in the village. The street known as Ross Road was formerly Cullimore's Row and the family owned most of the premises on the street.

DALY - LANDY

JOSEPH: head of house. Read & Write. 54. Civil Bill officer. widower
KATIE LANDY: daughter. Read & Write. 26. married.
PATRICK DALY: son. Read & Write. 22. Labourer. single.
JOSEPH LANDY: grandson. 6. school going. born America.
MARY LANDY: Gr-Daughter. 1.
Joseph (Josie)Landy, who was born in America, became a cattle drover. He was famous at the fairdays in Taghmon and was in great demand to drive cattle after the fairs to such far away places as Clonmel and Carlow. Later in life he was caretaker of St. Fintan's Hall. Josie was the father of Katie Dwyer of Forest.

DEVEREUX

JAMES: head of house. Farm Labourer. 60
MARY: wife. 60.
PATRICK: son. 22
ELLEN: daughter. 12.

DEVEREUX

JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 47. Postman.
MARY-ANNE: wife. Read Only. 39.
LUKE: son. Read Only. 5. school going.
PATRICK: son. 0-10m.
Lukey Devereux eventually lived in Mahoney's Row and became a postman.

DEVEREUX

MARY: head of house. Read & Write. 40. widow.
ISAC: son. Read & Write. 13. school going.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 10. school going.
THOMAS BYRNE: lodger. Read & Write. 23. Carpenter. single.

DONOVAN

JAMES: head of house. 60. General Labourer.
MARY: wife. Read & Write. 60.
PATRICK: son. 22. single.
ELLEN: daughter. Read & Write. 12. school going.

DOYLE

ELIZA: head of house. Read & Write. 76. single. shopkeeper.

DOYLE

JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 41. cattle dealer. single.
CATHERINE: sister. Read & Write. 32.
MARY GERAGHY: aunt. Read & Write. 43. seamstress. widow.

DOYLE

MARY: head of house. Read & Write. 55. Domestic Servant. widow.
MARTIN: son. Read & Write. 17. Labourer.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 14.

DOYLE

WILLIAM: head of house. Illiterate. 50. Farm Labourer.
ELLEN: wife. Read & Write. 55.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 16. Farm Labourer.

DUNNE

MARGARET: head of house. Read & Write. 50. Farmer.
CATHERINE: sister. Read & Write. 40. National Teacher.

DUNNE

THOMAS: head of house. Read & Write. 44. Creamery Manager.
ALICE: wife. Read & Write. 35.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 4.
ANNA: daughter. 2.
BRIDGET: daughter. 0-11.
MARGARET KEHOE: Servant. Read & Write. 36.
John was known as 'Son' Dunne and later ran a drapery shop in High Street. After the Second World War he had a large quantity of army surplus stock for sale.

ENNIS

JOHANNA: head of house. Read & Write. 56. Dressmaker. single.
MARGARET: sister. Read & Write. 40. Dressmaker. single.
ANNIE: sister. Read & Write. 30. Dressmaker. single.

EVOY

JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 45. Carpenter. single.
MARY: sister. Read & Write. 40. Domestic Servant.
MARY: niece. Read & Write. 15. school going.

FALVEY

PATRICK: head of house. Read & Write. 38. Head Constable R.I.C. Born Co. Kerry.
LIZZIE J.: wife. Read & Write. 29. Born Co. Kerry.
CORNELIUS: son. 2.
MARY JOS.: daughter. 2.

FANE

JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 33. Baker.
MARY: wife. Read & Write. 34.
MARY TERESA: daughter. Read Only. 5. school going.
THOMAS: son. 3.
KATE: daughter. 1.
MARY KENNEDY: Read & Write. 24. Domestic Servant. single.
JOHN KEHOE: Read & Write. 24. Apprentice Baker. single.
This is the family of Jack Fane the famous footballer and athlete. In 1901 the family ran a shop and small bakery. Thomas Fane (aged 3) became editor of The People Newspaper. Mary Teresa Fane joined the Mercy Order and trained as a nurse. She was appointed Reverend Mother of the Order in the Mater Hospital, Dublin and later became matron of the Mater Private Hospital. Kate Fane became a teacher and worked in Taghmon and Barntown schools.

FITZGERALD

ELLEN: head of house. Read & Write. 48. widow. Born Co. Kilkenny.
FRANK: son. Read & Write. 28. single. Born Co. Kilkenny.
GEORGE: son. Read & Write. 27. Servant. Born Co. Kilkenny.
KATE: daughter. Read & Write. 25. Post Office Assistant. single. Born Co. Kilkenny.
TOM: son. Read & Write. 23. single. Born Co. Kilkenny.
JACK: son. Read & Write. 22. Postman. single. Born Co. Kilkenny.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 19. single.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 15.
DANIEL: son. Read & Write. 13. school going.
ROBERT: son. Read & Write. 10. school going.
The Fitzgerald family lived opposite Alan Clarke's veterinary shop. The head of the family was George Fitzgerald, who was a Head Constable in the R.I.C., but he died before 1901. Tom Fitzgerald wrote some rhymes and poems. Jack (aged 22) the postman was one of Taghmon's great characters. He was a champion sprinter and long jumper in his youth. He was also adept at training greyhounds. His brother, Bob, also became a postman and later helped out at many funerals in the Taghmon district. One of the sons was Gerald, who drew the sketches of Taghmon, some of which are included at the end of this article. He was away at school during the 1901 Census.

FORD

THOMAS: head of house. Read & Write. 45. Cattle dealer.
MARY: wife. Read & Write. 40.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 10. school going.

FOX

PATRICK: head of house. Illiterate. 60. Farm Labourer.
CATHERINE: wife. Illiterate. 43. Servant.
CATHERINE: daughter. Read & Write. 21. dressmaker. single.
PETER: son. Read & Write. 17. Farm Labourer.
ELIZA: daughter. Read & Write. 14. Domestic Servant.
SUSAN: daughter. Read & Write. 12. school going.
PATRICK: son. Read & Write. 11. school going.
WILLIAM: Read & Write. 7. school going.
MICHAEL: son. Read & Write. 4. school going.
PATRICK CARROLL: nephew. Read & Write. 7. school going.
This family lived at the top of High Street.

FRANCES

ELLEN: head of house. Read Only. 50. Shopkeeper. widow.
ELLEN: daughter. Read Only. 29. single.
EDWARD: son. Read Only. 25. single.

FRANCIS

JAMES: head of house. Illiterate. 54. Farm Labourer.
MARY: wife. Read & Write. 59.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 19. single.
Margaret (Mag) Francis ran a shop in the village and on sports days and at football matches and patterns she had a stall from which she sold sweets and chocolates.

FURLONG

BARTHOLOMEW: head of house. Read & Write. 26. Labourer.
JOHANNA: wife. Read & Write. 24.
This is the family of Phil Furlong, the actor and entertainer and they lived at Coolaw.

FURLONG

BRIDGET: head of house. Read & Write. 58. widow.
PATRICK: son. Read & Write. 30. Labourer. single.
NICHOLAS: son. Read & Write. 24. Labourer. single.
STEPHEN: son. Read & Write. 20. Labourer. single.

FURLONG

PATRICK: head of house. Read & Write. 55. Canon Vicar Parish Priest
MARY KELLY: Read & Write. 32. Domestic Servant. single.
Canon Furlong was born in 1844 at Ballygarra, Carne and was appointed Parish Priest of Taghmon in 1896. He was close friend of Irish Parliamentary leader, John Redmond. Canon Furlong was a magnificent orator. He died in 1914.

FURLONG

WILLIAM: head of house. Read & Write. 29. Carpenter.
ELIZABETH: wife. Read & Write. 24.
JOHN: son. 3.
FANNY: daughter. 2.
ELIZABETH: daughter. 1.
William Furlong made the coffins for Brownes, the funeral undertakers. He was the father of the late Tom (the carpenter) Furlong, Stream Street. The son John (aged 3) is Jack Furlong, who later fought in World War 1 and was the father of Tom Furlong of Super Value.

GORMAN

PETER: head of house. Read & Write. 55. Shopkeeper.
JOHANNA: wife. Read & Write. 31. Shopkeeper.
JOHN FITZHENRY: Shop Assistant apprentice. Read & Write. 20. single.
Peter Gorman ran a shop in the village in 1901. The shop was situated where Mairead Bennett is now residing. Johanna Gorman (nee Ryan) was a nurse.

HAMILTON

JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 65. Labourer.
BRIDGET: wife. Read & Write. 66.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 30. Civil Bill Officer. single.
The Hamiltons lived in High Street.

HANLON

ELIZA: head of house. Illiterate. 60. Housekeeper. widow.
RICHARD: son. Illiterate. 24. Labourer. single.
Richard Hanlon was the grandfather of Paddy, Dick, John and Nick Hanlon.

HAYES

MARIA: head of house. Read & Write. 35. Lodging house keeper. single.
ELIZABETH: sister. Read & Write. 45. Lodging House Keeper. single.
IZAAC (no surname given): Lodger. Married. Read & Write. 50. Labourer.
ELLEN (no surname given): Lodger. Married. Read Only. 51. Labourer.
PAT (no surname given): Lodger. 12. school going.
Maria Hayes ran a lodging house in Chapel Lane (formerly Dudley's Lane). The above three with no surname given were probably a family of journeying labourers. The charge for staying there was one (old) penny per night.

HOGAN

ELIZA: head of house. Read & Write. 40. Farm servant. widow.
MARY MURPHY: daughter. Read Only. 24. married.
JOHN MURPHY: son-in-law. Read & Write. 21. Labourer.
KATE HOGAN: daughter. Read & Write. 16. school going.

HOGAN

HENRY: head of house. Read & Write. 30. Farm Labourer.
MARY: wife. Read Only. 28. Domestic Servant.
ELIZABETH: daughter. Read Only. 7. school going.
JOHANNA: daughter. Read Only. 6. school going.
PATRICK: son. 4.
MARY: daughter. -8m.
Patrick Hogan (aged 4 above) joined the British Army and died of wounds in France on 10th October 1917 during World War 1.

HOGAN - CONDON

ALICE CONDON: head of house. 30. married.
ELIZABETH CONDON: Sister. 22
PATRICK CONDON: son. Read & Write. 10. school going.
JOHN CONDON: son. Read Only. 7. school going.
ELIZABETH CONDON: daughter. 5. school going.
ELIZABETH HOGAN: sister. 22.
PATRICK HOGAN: brother. 20. Labourer.
John Condon joined the British Army and was wounded in World War 1 and taken prisoner during the Battle of Mons. Later, he became one of Taghmon Fair's well-known cattle drovers. Like Josie Landy he brought cattle long distances after the fair days. His brother, Patrick joined the Royal Irish Regiment and was killed on Good Friday 29th March 1918 in World War 1.

HOWARD

WILLIAM M.: head of house. Read & Write. 31. Serg. R.I.C. Born Co. Tipperary.
ANNE: wife. Read & Write. 26. Born Co. Kerry.
JOHN H. A.: son. 2.
LIZZY: daughter. -1m.
All Church of Ireland.

HUNT - BRERETON

THOMAS HUNT: head of house. Read & Write. 58. Cattle dealer. single.
MARGARET BRERETON: sister. Read & Write. 46. General domestic. Married.
PETER BRERETON: nephew. Read & Write. 19. Farm Labourer. Born Co. Limerick.
ROBERT BRERETON: nephew. Read & Write. 17. Farm Labourer. Born Co. Limerick.
JOHN BRERETON: nephew. Read & Write. 15. school going. Born Co. Limerick.
ELIZABETH BRERETON: niece. Read & Write. 13. school going. Born Co. Limerick.
This is the Brereton family of Main Street. Rob became a well-known footballer and athlete. He was famous for his pessimistic expression, 'Go way our dat bhoy'

HURN

MARGARET: head of house. Read & Write. 46. widow.
GEORGE: son. Read & Write. 20. Farm Labourer. born. England.
CHARLES: son. Read & Write. 17. Farm Labourer. born. England.
This is the famous George Hurn who later lived in a caravan in Stream Street, opposite Leonard's. He had travelled widely and was a fount of knowledge on many subjects. Whatever meagre income he had came from making candles and mending rosary beads. Charles Hurn died in 1905 aged only 21 years.

IRVINE (signed Ervine by enumerator)

ELIZA: head of house. Read Only. 70. wife.

JONES

ADAM: head of house. Read & Write. 30. Farm Labourer.
MAGGIE: wife. Read & Write. 32.
WALTER: son. Read Only. 5. school going.
PATRICK: son. 3. school going.
THOMAS: son. 2. school going.
MICHAEL FURLONG: boarder. 4. school going.
The Jones family may have been living in Chapel Lane. Adam was the father of Jack, Wattie, Pat, Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. Jack married Statia Carton, Wattie married Lil Hanlon, Patrick Jones married Mary Breen, Elizabeth Jones married Bill Clifford and Tom died at 52 and never married. The members of the Jones family were renowned card players.

JONES

MARGARET: head of house. Read & Write. 45. Servant. wife.
THOMAS: son. Read & Write. 24. Farm Labourer.
BRIDGET: daughter. Read Only. 17. Farm Labourer.
ANNIE: daughter. Read Only. 9. school going.
Bridget Jones had a little shop in Chapel Street.

JOYCE

All of the following family were Church of Ireland, except wife who was a Methodist
JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 52. Clerk of Petty Sessions. Born Galway.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 46. Born Cashel.
EMILY MAY: daughter. Read & Write. 17. clerk. Born Kerry.
JOHN ULICK: son. Read & Write. 16. school going. Born Carlow.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 14. school going. Born Carlow.
CHARLES WILLIAM: son. Read & Write. 13. school going. Born Roscommon.
WALTER: son. Read & Write. 11. school going. Born Roscommon.
John Ulick Joyce was lost at sea when the battleship H.M.S. Bulwark was blown up at Shearness during World War 1. His brothers were also active in the British Army. Theobald Joyce (not listed above as he was living outside the country) served in the Boer War. Charles Joyce joined the Royal Marine Artillery and Walter Joyce was on active service in the Dardanelles.

KANE

PATRICK: head of house. Illiterate. 63. Farm Labourer. widower.

KEARNS

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write.70. retired tradesman.
ANASTATIA: wife. Read & Write. 76.
ELIZABETH: daughter. Read & Write. 34. single.
ANASTATIA: daughter. Read & Write. 32. single.
MARY FURLONG: Read & Write. 17. General Servant.
The establishment of James Kearns was a shop on the Ross Road in 1901. Anastatia Kearns (aged 32) inherited the business and ran the shop for many years.

KEATING

ELIZA: head of house. Read & Write. 41. Publican. single.
MARGARET CAHILL: cousin. Read & Write. 14. school going.
MARGARET O'ROURKE: boarder. Read & Write. 39. Milliner. single.
Keatings ran a public house in 1901.

KEATING

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 67. Shopkeeper
ANNIE: wife. Read & Write. 52.
WILLIAM: son. Read & Write. 26. Shop Assistant. Single.
ELIZABETH MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 23. Shop Assistant.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 21. Shop Assistant.
JOHANNA: daughter. Read & Write. 19. Shop Assistant.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 15. school going.
PHILIP: son. Read & Write. 13. school going.
ANNIE: daughter. Read & Write. 10. school going.
PATRICK DUNNE: Read & Write. 18. Shop apprentice.
RICHARD MURPHY: Read & Write. 15. Servant.
JOHANNA LEARY: Read & Write. 32. Domestic Servant. single.
MARY BREEN: Read & Write. 30. Domestic Servant. single.
Keatings was one of the large businesses in the village. They operated as a grocery store and public house. Philip (aged 13) was known as 'Fay'. He inherited the business and ran it for many years. Another daughter of James and Anne Keating, Mary K. Keating had married James J. Stafford in 1894. He was the founder of the merchant Stafford family in Wexford.

KEHOE

LAURENCE: head of house. Illiterate. 82. retired turner. widower.
CATHERINE CUMMINS: Illiterate. 80. farm servant. widow.

KEHOE

MARY: head of house. Read Only. 80. single. dressmaker.

KELLY

JOHANNA: head of house. Illiterate. 65. widow.

KELLY

RICHARD: head of house. Read & Write. 55. Publican.
ANASTATIA: wife. Read & Write. 56.
KITTY WHITTY: sister. Read & Write. 38.
MICHAEL KELLY: son. Read & Write. 17.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 12. school going.

KELLY

MARY: head of house. Read & Write. 60. general servant, widow.

KELLY

THOMAS: head of house. Read & Write. 40. Blacksmith.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 40.
ELIZA: daughter. Read & Write. 10.
MARYELLEN: daughter. Read & Write. 8.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 7.
MATHEW: son. Read Only. 5.
CATHERINE: daughter. 4.
THOMAS: son. 3.
John Kelly (aged 7) carried on the blacksmith's trade later in Chapel Street where Paddy Fenlon's residence now stands.

KENDRICK

JOSEPH: head of house. Read & Write. 36. shoemaker.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 28.
SAMUEL: son. Read & Write. 10. school going.
WILLIAM: son. Read & Write. 9. school going.
JOSEPH: son. Read & Write. 7. school going.
ERNEST: son. Read Only. 5. school going.
LOUISE: daughter. 2.
all Church of Ireland
Samuel Kendrick worked with Pat Furlong's undertaking business later. He was usually the man in charge of the horse-drawn hearse. The family lived in Joseph Street and carried on the shoemaker trade.

KENNEDY

KATE: head of house. Read & Write. 40. Laundress. single.
She lived in High Street.

KENNEDY

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 60. Car-man. Born Co. Kildare.
MARY: wife. Read & Write. 46. Born Co. Kildare.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 18. Farm Labourer.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 14. school going.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 15. school going.
LIZZIE: daughter. Read & Write. 23. disengaged servant. single.
Kennedys lived where the Chip Shop is in High Street, beside Carrolls.

LARKIN

MARY: head of house. Read & Write. 61. widow. Born Co. Laois.
KATE: daughter. Read & Write. 30. single. Born Co. Laois.
ANNIE: daughter. Read & Write. 29. single.
BEN: son. Read & Write. 27. single.
ELLEN: daughter. Read & Write. 26. single.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 24. single.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 22. single.
PATRICK: son. Read & Write. 20. single.
This is the family of 'Min' Larkin who married Mick Lynam. They were the parents of Eileen who married John Hayes. Kate Larkin was a seamstress. Ellen and Margaret Larkin went to live in Galway. Ben Larkin ran a bicycle shop where Christy Cullen later lived and then became an insurance agent. The family lived at Rose Cottage on the Adamstown Road.

LEARY

MARY: head of house. Illiterate. 30. single.

LEIGH

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 28. Labourer.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 28.
JAMES: son. 4.
WILLIAM: son. 1.

LEIGHE

BRIDGET: head of house. Illiterate. 45. widow.
THOMAS: son. Read & Write. 20. Labourer. single.
MICHAEL: son. Read & Write. 10. school going.
Thomas above died at Bristol on March 10th 1915 from injuries received while on active duty during World War 1.

LEONARD

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 28. Victualler. single.
MAGGIE: sister. Read & Write. 20. single.
James Leonard was the father of Jimmy Leonard who later lived in Stream Street.

LEONARD

THOMAS: head of house. Read & Write. 52. tailor.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 42.
CATHERINE: daughter. Read & Write. 17. stocking maker.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 16. sewing machinist.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 13. stocking maker.
ALICE: daughter. Read & Write. 12. school going.
CHRISTINA: daughter. Read & Write. 9. school going.
NICHOLAS: son. Read & Write. 6. school going.
JOHN: son. 3. school going.
THOMAS: son. 1.
Tom Leonard ran a shop in the village

LOCK

GEORGE: head of house. Read & Write. 26. Church of Ireland.
District Inspector R.I.C.. Born Co. Galway. single.

McCONNELL

MARY-ANNE: head of house. Read & Write. 32. single. Church of Ireland. National Teacher. Born Co. Tyrone.
ELIZA-JANE: sister. Read & Write. 19. single. Church of Ireland. school going. Born Co. Monaghan.

McCORMACK

ELLEN: head of house. Read Only. 46. Labourer. widow.
MARTIN CULLEN: nephew. Read & Write. 23. single.
JOHN CULLEN: nephew. Read Only. 7. school going.

McCORMICK

WILLIAM: head of house. Illiterate. 46. Farm Labourer.
CATHERINE: wife. Read Only. 42. Farm Labourer.
ELLEN: daughter. Read & Write. 17.
PATRICK: son. Read & Write. 14. school going.
WILLIAM: son. Read & Write. 10. school going.
This family lived in Mahony's Row.

McELROY

DANIEL: head of house. Read & Write. 34. Labourer.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 39.
MAGGIE: daughter. Read Only. 8. school going.
ELIZA: daughter. Read Only. 6. school going.
PHILYS: son. 1.

McELROY

MARY: head of house. Illiterate. 60. Servant. widow.
PHILIP: son. Read & Write. 23. Farm Labourer. single.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 18. Farm Labourer.
Phil McElroy later lived on his own in a little house in Castle Alley.

McGEE

DENIS: head of house. Read & Write. 41. Cattle dealer.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 35.
ALICE: daughter. Read & Write. 8. school going.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 7. school going.
STATIA: daughter. Read & Write. 6. school going.
DENIS: son. 3
RICHARD: son. 1.
Denis McGee operated a shop in 1901.

MARSHALL

BRIDGET: head of house. Read & Write. 48. Midwife. widow.
JULIA: daughter. Read & Write. 26. Dressmaker. single.
Julia Marshall later married one of the Fitzgerald family. She became a midwife, like her mother, and delivered many babies in the Taghmon district.

MARTIN

WILLIAM: head of house. Read & Write. 48. publican.
ELIZABETH: wife. Read & Write. 39. Born Co. Kilkenny.
MARY-JANE-MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 15. school going.
WILLIAM JOSEPH: son. Read & Write. 14. school going.
MARY MOLLOY: Servant. Read & Write. 40. widow. Born Co. Kilkenny.
This is the publican Martin family of Joseph Street. William Joseph (Billy- aged 14 above) was a smallish man and played at full-forward in Gaelic football. He was well-known for never leaving his position on the edge of the square and waiting his opportunity to score an important goal which he often did. He was a member of the famous Trinity Stars football team, which won Co. Wexford football titles. He was a brother of Mike Martin, the journalist (see A Dinner Dance in 1910 in this issue)

MOLLOY

EDWARD: head of house. Read & Write. 33. Cooper. single.
MARY: sister. Read & Write. 26. house-keeper. single.
Vincent and Lar Molloy are descendants of this family.

MONAGHAN

ADAM: head of house. Read & Write. 36. Blacksmith.
ANASTATIA: wife. Read & Write. 34.
KATE: daughter. 2.
WILLIAM LENNON: Read & Write. 6. school going.

MONAGHAN

ANDREW: head of house. Read Only. 30. Blacksmith
CATHERINE: wife. Read & Write. 29.
MARY: daughter. 2.
ELLEN HAYES: lodger. Read Only. 70. widow.

MONAGHAN

JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 42. Labourer.
BESSIE: wife. Read & Write. 40.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 17. Domestic Servant.
THOMAS: son. Read & Write. 16. Servant.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 13. Domestic Servant.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 12. school going.
ADAM: son. Read & Write. 10. school going.
HENRY: son. Read & Write. 5. school going.
LIZZIE: daughter. 1.
Thomas Monaghan joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers and was killed in action in Gallipoli on 9th Oct. 1915. Three of his brothers also enlisted. Adam joined the Wiltshire Regiment. He was a talented young man and wrote poems about happenings in his native district. He wrote the poem 'Tommy in The Trenches' . Henry joined the Army Service Corps and prior to that had been employed by Mr. Ryan of Tomcoole. James emigrated to Manchester and also joined up.

MONAGHAN

MARGARET: head of house. Illiterate. 60. widow.
CATHERINE: daughter. Read & Write. 23. single.

MOORE

MARY ANNE: head of house. Read & Write. 40. Nurse. single.

MOORE

MARY MARGARET: head of house. Read & Write. 33. married. Born Waterford.
JAMES: son. Cannot Read. 6. school going.
JOHN JOSEPH: son. Cannot Read. 5. school going.
ALICE: daughter. 2.

MOORE

NICHOLAS: head of house. Read & Write. 22. Postboy. single.
ANNIE: sister. Read & Write. 28. single.
AGNES: sister. Read & Write. 16.
Nick Moore was the village postman for many years. The Moore family lived on the Ross Road.

MOWLIAN

BRIDGET: head of house. Read & Write. 27. Domestic Servant. married. Coolaw.
Name not entirely legible; could polssibly be Moylan.

MURPHY

BRIDGET: head of house. Read & Write. 81. widow. landowner.

MURPHY

MARY: head of house. Illiterate. 55. shopkeeper, widow.

MURPHY

MARY: head of house. Read & Write. 55. farmer. Widow.
CATHERINE: daughter. Read & Write. 22. single.
MAGGIE: daughter. Read & Write. 20. single.
BERNARD: son. Read Only. 18. single.

MURPHY

THOMAS: head of house. Read & Write. 25. Labourer.
MARY: wife. Read & Write. 24.

MURPHY

THOMAS: head of house. Read & Write. 50. Labourer.
FANNY: wife. Illiterate. 45.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 22. carpenter. single.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 15. Domestic Servant.
FANNY: daughter. Read & Write. 12. school going.
EDWARD: son. Read & Write. 9. school going.
MAGGIE: daughter. 6. school going.

MURRAY

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 43. Labourer. widower.
JAMES: 2nd. (sic) son. Read & Write. 14. school going.

MURRAY

MARY: not married. 50.

NASH

JOHN: head of house. 45. Farm Labourer.
ELIZA: wife. Read Only. 35.
MICHAEL: son. Read & Write. 14. Farm Labourer.
MARY: daughter. Read & Write. 12. school going.
ELIZA: daughter. Read & Write. 11. school going.
THOMAS: son. Read & Write. 8. school going.
PATRICK: son. Read Only. 6. school going.
MARGARET: daughter. 4.
WILLIAM: son. 0-8m.
These are the ancestors of the Nash family who lived at Mahony's Row and later moved to Coolcull.

NEIL

PATRICK: head of house. Illiterate. 58. Gen-Labourer. Born Co. Kilkenny.
CATHERINE: wife. Illiterate. 60.

O'CONNOR

ANNE: head of house. Read & Write. 49. widow.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 25. Postmistress. single.
CHARLOTTE: daughter. Read & Write. 20. Post Office Assistant.
DENIS: son. Read & Write. 18. Post Office Assistant.
The O'Connors resided at the house beside McGee's Quick Pick, which was later occupied by Dominic and Catherine Williams. In 1901 the O'Connors ran the village Post Office.

O'SHEA

MARGARET: head of house. Illiterate. 70. Farm servant. widow.
MARY KELLY: visitor. Illiterate.70. Farm servant. widow.

O'SHEA

STEPHEN: head of house. Illiterate. 46. no occupation. single.

PARLE

MARGARET: head of house. Read & Write. 50. Domestic Servant. widow.

PHELAN

DANIEL: head of house. Read & Write. 38. R.I.C. Constable. Born Laois.
FRANCIS: wife. Read & Write. 27. Born Co. Kildare.

PIGOTT

All of the following family were Church of Ireland.
JOHN CHARLES: head of house. Read & Write. 55. Physician/surgeon.
MARY MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 56.
ARTHUR P.: son. Read & Write. 26. single.
John Charles Pigott was the local doctor in 1901. They lived in a large house with three steps up to the hall door, which was situated where Tom Furlong's Super Valu is now located. This is why this location was known as Pigott's Corner

PRENDERGAST

JOHN: head of house. Read & Write. 44. Shoemaker. single.
MARY: sister. Read & Write. 48. single.

PRENDERGAST

PATRICK: head of house. Read & Write. 40. Tailor. widower.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 14. school going.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 11. school going.
Pat Prendergast did a thriving business, tailoring, during the Taghmon Fairs. He operated from a house in the Green Gardens.

RALPH

MARGARET: head of house. Read Only. 80. single.

RASHFORD

GREGORY: head of house. Read & Write. 50. householder.
ANASTATIA: wife. 34.
KATE: daughter. 2.
JERIMIAH RYAN: boarder. 37. single.

REILLY

ELIZA: head of house. Read & Write. 66. Domestic Servant. married.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 28. Labourer. single.
WILLIAM: son. Read & Write. 24. Labourer. single. Willie Reilly and his wife later ran a shop where Quigley's
shop was beside the hardware store.

R.I.C. BARRACKS

P.F.: HC. Read & Write. 38. Born Co. Kerry.
W.H.H.: Serg. Church of Ireland. Born Co. Tipperary.
J.M.: Assis.-Serg. Read & Write. 39. married. Born Co. Kerry.
J.F.B.: Constable. Church of Ireland Read & Write.29. married. Born Co. Laois.
T.H.W.: Constable. Church of Ireland Read & Write. 29. single. Born Co. Cavan.
P.G.: Constable. Read & Write. 29. single. Born Co. Sligo.
J.G.: Constable. Read & Write.22. single. Born Co. Kilkenny.
As was the practice at the time (1901) only the initials of the barrack occupants were given, but some can be identified elsewhere in this list. All the above spoke Irish and English.

ROCHE

ANNE: head of house. Read Only. 61. Farm Labourer. single.
BRIDGET: niece. Read & Write. 17. Domestic Servant.

ROCHE

JAMES: head of house. Read Only. 59. Farm Labourer. widower.
LUKE: son. Read & Write. 26. Farm Labourer. single.
Roches lived at Dudley's Lane (also known as Harley's Lane and now known as Chapel Lane)

ROCHFORD

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 60. Moulder.
ANASTATIA: wife. Read & Write. 60.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 20. Moulder. single.
ROBERT: son. Read & Write. 19. Labourer.
MARY ANNE: daughter. Read & Write. 10. school going.

RYAN

JEREMIAH: head of house. Read Only. 78. Grocer. widower.
ALICE: daughter. Read & Write. 38. single.
BRIDGET COUGHLAN: lodger. Read & Write. 46. single.
Alice Ryan ran a shop in High Street.

SAVAGE

FRANCIS: head of house. Illiterate. 60. Farm Labourer.
MARY-ANNE: wife. Illiterate. 56.
They lived at Dudley's Lane.

SAVAGE

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 36. Farm Labourer.
MARGARET: wife. Read & Write. 32.
BRIDGET: daughter. Read & Write. 11. school going.

SHEPARD - WHITNEY

SARAH WHITNEY: head of house. Read & Write. 48. Church of Ireland. Caretaker. widow.
SUSAN SHEPARD: sister. Read & Write. 30. Church of Ireland. Shop Assistant. single.

WALSH

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 48. Labourer. Born Co. Carlow.
CATHERINE: wife. Read Only. 46. Born Co. Carlow.
WILLIAM: son. Read Only. 11. school going.
JOHN: son. Read Only. 9. school going.

WALSH

JOHANNA: head of house. Read Only. 60. widow.

WALSH

LUKE: head of house. Illiterate. 60. Labourer. single.
Luke Walsh had a little house in Castle Alley. He ran a type of boarding house that used to cater for 'Knights of The Road'.

WALSH

MARY: head of house. Read & Write. 50. Eating-house keeper. widow.
MARGARET: daughter. Read & Write. 28. Servant.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 26. Shop Assistant. Born Co. Kilkenny.
Mary Walsh was the proprietress of a tavern situated on the site near where Ryan's public house now stands.

WALSH

MARY: head of house. Read & Write. 55. widow.
JOHN: son. Read & Write. 26. Shoe-maker. single.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 18. Postman. single.
KATE: daughter. Read & Write. 16. school going.
EDWARD: son. Read & Write. 14. school going.
JOHANNA: daughter. Read & Write. 12. school going.

WARD

RICHARD: head of house. Read & Write. 50. Farmer
MARY: wife. Read & Write. 48. Born England.
RICHARD J.: son. Read & Write. 26.
MARY J.: daughter. Read & Write. 23.
EUGINIE: daughter. Read & Write. 20.
FLORENCE: daughter. Read & Write. 16.
FREDRICK: son. Read & Write. 14. school going.
ARTHUR V.: son. Read & Write. 11. school going.
JOHN MURPHY: Read Only. 50. Farm servant. Domestic Servant. married. Catholic.
PETER O'LOUGHLIN: Illiterate. 52. Farm servant domestic. single. Catholic.
(All Ward Family- Church of Ireland) Wards ran a shop in the village in 1901. Florence Ward married Jim Carroll of Taghmon and the Carroll, Seery, Sidney and Whitty families are descended from this union.

WHELAN

JAMES: head of house. Read & Write. 62. Cooper.
CATHERINE: wife. Read & Write. 57.
JAMES: son. Read & Write. 19.
DENIS: son. Read & Write. 15. school going.
James (Jimmy) aged 19, also became a cooper like his father. The family lived on the Adamstown Road. Denis Whelan became a Christian Brother Brother Aidan Whelan

WHITNEY

MARY: head of house. Read & Write. 68. widow.
PETER: son. Read & Write. 35. Car driver. single.

WILKINSON

WILLIAM JOSEPH: head of house. Church of Ireland. Read & Write. 40. R.I.C. Constable. Born Co. Limerick.
BRIDGET: wife. Read & Write. 34. Born Co. Kildare.
JOHN: son. 3.

WILLIAMS

LAURANCE: head of house. Read & Write. 35. Shopkeeper & Bakery Proprietor.
KATE: wife. Read & Write. 34. Born Co. Kilkenny.
JOHN: son. Read Only.7. school going. Born Co. Kilkenny.
MARGARET: daughter. Read Only. 6. school going.
MAY: daughter. 4.
ANNIE: daughter. 3.
THOMAS: son. 2.
KATHLEEN: daughter. 1.
JOHN WALSH: baker. Read & Write. 23. single.
PATRICK LEACY: servant. Read Only.14.
Laurence Williams founded Williams Bakery in Taghmon in the late nineteenth century. He was born in Well Lane, Selskar, Wexford. John (Jack) became a merchant seaman. Margaret (Gretta) married Dick Crosbie and went to America. May married firstly, Sean O'Loughlin of Shanoule and they emigrated to Argentina. Sean died there and May came home after some years and married Eddie O'Rourke. Annie became a teacher and married Pat Dowling. Thomas inherited the family business, expanded the bakery and married Mary Ellen Roche of Scar. They were the parents of the co-author of this article. Kathleen married firstly Nicholas Reigh and then Pat Whitty.

Gerard Fitzgerald's 1930s sketch of the three houses which occupied the site where Fox's garage and house now stand. Dalys lived in the house on the left ans Jones occupied the one in the middle. The site where the garage now stands was, for many years, waste ground.

Carton's forge and house which were demolished to make way for the new housing estate - Castle Court.

L to R: Williams' yard, Williams' shop and house and O'Connor's - then the village post office. The path in front of O'Connor's was cobbled. Note the old archway at O'Connor's.

The area in front is now occupied by Bennett's garden and the other two houses still stand at the end of Stream Street. The house on the right was occupied by Big Jim Connors and family and then White's. It has since been demolished to make way for a health centre.

The house on the left was occupied by the Fitzgerald family, one of whom, Gerald, sketched all these drawings. The Martins lived in the house in the middle and the O'Malleys occupied the house on the right.

Ward's yard is on the left and in the centre is Cogley's residence at Main Street.

On the left, The Green Gardens: in the centre Pigott's Corner (the residence of Dr. Pigott) where Super Valu now stands and on the right the little shop that still exists and the two houses. Note the steps leading up to the hall dorr of Pigott's.

L to R: Reilly's (now occupied by Tomas Nash's convenience store), Brown's and the village courthouse now occupied by Ryan's public house.

The site now occupied by the Parle, Creane and Hogan Monument was formerly the Fair Green (sometimes known as the Fair Hill) and it can be seen in the left foreground. The buildings on the right are now demolished and were occupied by Brady's and Christy Cullen's garage. Over the wall is Codd's field now the site of the Irish Pride (formerly William's) bakery.

The premises now occupied by Aidan and Ann Doran was formerly a thatched public house occupied by Mary O'Connor.

L to R: Carroll's premises, the entrance to St. Mary's Graveyard, Kennedy's (thatched), Willie Kelly's (thatched) and Bennett's the residence of the school teachers in 1901 and now the home of James Carroll.

Brennan's pub which still operates as a licensed vintner and Ward's butchery and house. The path outside of Brennan's was one of the many cobbled paths in the village.

The bank and the thatched house occupied by the Moore family. Stephen Quigley now operates a garage at the rear of Moore's house and bank now houses Dunleavy's (solicitors) offices.

L to R: Johnson's Walls (now the garden of the house next door), the house now occupied by Mairead Bennett and Mag Walsh's shop (now the garden of Bennett's house).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND REFERENCES

Margaret Cudmore
Eileen Hayes
Leo Jones
Tommy Murray
My thanks to Dr. Austin O'Sullivan and his wife Mary for the use of Gerald Fitzgerald's sketches of Taghmon in the late 1930s
Paddy Quigley
Michael Seery
Seamus Seery
Mai Ward
The late Mike Waters, Cloonerane

1. See Taghmon Historical Journal No. 3 1999. Page 55