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Boys School Rochfortbridge Christmas 1910

Boys School - Rochfortbridge - Christmas 1910

Back Row:
Left to Right: Tom Frayne. Frank O'Neill. Rodge Anderson. Joe McDonald. Tom O'Neill. Jack O'Neill. Mick Dunne. Paddy Hill. out of picture left and right unknown.

Middle Row;
Left to Right: Kit Newe. Tom Ward. Mick Staunton. Mick Frayne. Tom Caddell. Peter Boyhan. Tim McGill. Jim Leogue. Jack Dowd. Jack Coleman.

Front Row:
Left to Right: Mick Carley. Dick Quinn. Jim McCabe. Jim Carley. Mick Sheerin. Jack McCabe. Tom Boyhan. Joe McCabe. Paddy Gavin.

Class sizes:
6th Class - 5 - repeat sometimes called 7th Class
6th Class - 4
5th Class - 6
4th Class - 4
3rd Class - 4
2nd Class - 5
Total - 28
Nedín Garland and Jack Keogh

Nedín Garland & Jack Keogh at a Christmas Old Folks Party - Date Unknown

Nedín was possible the first owner of a tractor in the parish - his put-a-puting single cylinder "STEYR" was the trade mark of Nedín.

ROCHFORTBRIDGE PAST - Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath


Jack Daly (RIP) Sidebrook & Gneevebawn with his wife Bridget (nee Healy) (RIP) Rochfortbridge pictured about 1941 with their daughter Anne

As you ponder upon your 300 acre farm

or gaze from your window at your new garden, you are amoung the elite club of landowners in Ireland.

Listed below is a list of landowners in the county Westmeath in the year 1870

Keep in mind that most land holdings listed here were just part of the overall landholding of the owner.

LAND HOLDINGS IN THE COUNTY WESTMEATH - 1870


Rev. Edward Batty, Ballyhealy, Delvin, - 1,215 acres.
Willoughby Bond, Farra, Longford, - 1,057 acres.
Samuel A. Reynell, Archerstown, Killucan, - 1,566 acres
B. Burton, Reps. of, no given address - 1,542 acres.
Alphonso Busby, 4, Burlington-road, Dublin, - 1,408 acres.
H. Carey, Reps. of, no given, - 1,316 acres.
Thomas L. Carter, Hattington Park, Telsworth, Staffordshire, - 1,335 acres.
William Henry Carter, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, - 1,137 acres.
Samuel A. Reynell, Archerstown, Killucan, - 1,566 acres
Miss Chaigneau, Bunowen, - 1,050 acres.
Henry M. Pilkington, Tore, Tyrrellspass, - 1,683 acres.
"Church Temporalities, Commissioners of," Upper Merrion-street, Dublin, - 1,116 acres.
Harriet and Frances Conolly, Coolure, Castlepollard, - 1,146 acres.

Alexander Montgomery, Kilmer, Meath, - 1,697 acres.
Robert George Daniel, Newforest, Tyrrellspass, - 1,559 acres.
William Dopping, Australia, - 1,171 acres. F. Ellis, no given, - 1,167 acres.
Colonel Joshua Henry Cooper, Dunboden Park, Mullingar, - 1,785 acres.
Capt. Charles Eustace, London, - 1,036 acres.
Nicholas Evans, Lough-park, Killucan, - 1,011 acres.
R. M. Tighe, Reps. of, no given, - 1,809 acres.
Fetherston H., Godfrey, Dublin, - 1,106 acres.
Lord Oranmore, Castlemargaret, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, - 1,818 acres.
Thomas Clibborn, Moate, - 1,883 acres.
Fetherston H., Wm., Grouse Lodge, Moate, - 1,075 acres.
Marcus and Jonathan Goodbody, Clara, King's Co., - 1,087 acres.
W. Barlow Smythe, Barbavilla, Collinstown, - 2,108 acres.
John D. F. Grace, Gracefield, Athy, - 1,329 acres.
Richard Gradwell, Dowth Hall, Drogheda, - 3,169 acres.
William H. Gray, Dorrington, Drumraney, - 1,421 acres.
Col. Andrew Nugent, Portaferry, Co. Down, - 2,137 acres.
Capt. William Grogan, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, - 1,141 acres.
Charles Wm. Hamilton, Dominick-street, Dublin, - 1,031 acres.
Robert Holmes, Kildare Club, Dublin, - 1,298 acres.
Fetherston H., Rev. John, Reps. of, Griffinstown, Kinnegad, - 2,234 acres.
Paget, (first name and not given), - 2,241 acres.
Lord Kilmaine, Gaulstown, Rochfortbridge, - 2,122 acres.
William Perry Bond, Arglass, Rathowen, - 2,292 acres.
Francis Hume Kelly, Glencarra, Mullingar, - 2,381 acres.
John Devenish Meares, Mearescourt, Moyvore, - 2,398 acres.
John Longworth, Glenwood, Athlone, - 6,547 acres.
John F. H. Lowry, Ballymore, - 1,328 acres.
John Charles Lyons, (a minor), Ladistown, Mullingar, - 1,357 acres.
Cornelius M'Loughlin, Farmers' Club, Dublin, - 1,175 acres.
Lord Vaux of Harrowden, Rosmead, Delvin, - 2,464 acres.
Edmond W. F. Whitney, Newpass, Rathowen, - 2,538 acres.
Mrs. Anna Maria Tottenham, Rochfort, Mullingar, - 2,588 acres.
John Kelly, Lunestown, Mullingar, - 2,596 acres.
Laurence B. Molloy, Parsonstown, - 1,421 acres.
Fetherston H., Richard, Rockview, Killucan, - 2,709 acres.
William Ormsby Gore, Derrycarney, Dromod, - 2,794 acres.
Henry Murray, Mount Murray, Mullingar, - 1,377 acres.
Hon. Henry W. Parnell, Anneville, Mullingar, - 2,900 acres.
Lieut-Colonel John J. Nugent, Clonlost, Killucan, - 3,140 acres.
William Wilson, Salthill, Dublin, - 3,145 acres.
John Wilson, Street, Rathowen, - 3,720 acres.
Hon. Leinster Curzon Smyth, Drumcree, - 4,431 acres.
"Trustees of Wilson's Hospital," Agent, Chas. W. Hamilton, Esq., 40, Dominick-street, Dublin, - 4,495 acres.
Adolphus Cooke, Cookesboro', Mullingar, - 4,557 acres.
Lady Nugent, Ballinlough, Delvin, - 4,692 acres.
George Nugent Purdon, Lisnabin, Killucan, - 1,063 acres.
Wellington Purdon, Joristown, Killucan, - 1,275 acres.
William Chapman, Southhill, Delvin, - 4,707 acres.
Fetherston H., Cecil, (a minor), Bracklyn Castle, Killucan, - 4,711 acres.
Capt. Charles Gustavus Rochfort, Ballytore, Co. Kildare, - 1,434 acres.
Hon. R. T. H. Temple, Waterstown, Glasson, - 4,863 acres.
George Nugent Purdon, Lisnabin, Killucan, - 1,063 acres.
Wellington Purdon, Joristown, Killucan, - 1,275 acres.
Hon. L. H. King-Harman, Newcastle, Ballymahon, - 1,239 acres.
Right Hon. W. F. F. Tighe, Woodstock, Kilkenny, - 5,211 acres.
D. W. Pollard Urquhart, Kinturk, Castlepollard, - 5,363 acres.
Mrs. Georgina Magan, Killyon, Hill of Down, - 5,604 acres.
William Wilson, Street, Rathowen, and Rathmines, Dublin, - 1,264 acres.
Robert Smyth, Gaybrook, Mullingar, - 6,287 acres.
Rt. Hon. Earl of Longford, Pakenham Hall, Castlepollard, - 15,014 acres.
Sir Walter Nugent, Donore, Multyfarnham, - 7,218 acres.
Henry Tuite, (a minor), Sonna, Mullingar, - 1,490 acres.
Joseph Tuite, Sonna, Mullingar, - 7,391 acres.
Charles Tuthill, Newstead Abbey, Milltown, Co. Dublin, - 1,065 acres.
Sir John Ennis, bart., Ballynahown, Athlone, - 8,774 acres.
Chas. Brinsley Marley, Belvedere, Mullingar, - 9,059 acres.
Geo. A. Rochfort-Boyd, Middleton Park, Castletown-Geoghegan, - 9,431 acres.
Sir Benjamin Chapman, bart. Killua Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath, - 9,516 acres.
Patk. Edwd. Murphy, Ballymacloon, Multyfarnham, - 9,693 acres.
Capt. Thomas Smyth, Ballynagall, Mullingar, - 9,778 acres.
Lord Greville, Clonyn, Delvin, - 9,783 acres.
Wm. Edward Smyth, Glananea, Drumcree, - 1,256 acres.
Lord Castlemaine, Moydrum, Athlone, - 11,444 acres
John Malone, Baronstown, Ballyncargy, - 12,554 acres.
Sir Rich. Levinge, bart., Knockdrin Castle, Mullingar, - 5,017 acres.

Most Common Surnames in Rochfortbridge in 1854
taken from the Griffiths Land Survey of 1854 - the most common names were often misspelled due to the anglacization of some Irish names. in a lot of cases the English Census or Survey documents show family names like O'Connell as Connell or McGowan as Gavin or Smith etc. it wasn't until the Land act of 1923 that landholders were "allowed" use Irish names.
Castlelost
Surname No. of households
Gavin 12
Geraghty 12
Kelly 12
Connell orse O'Connell 10
Eighan 8
Rochfort 6
Sheeran 6
Whelehan 6
Boyan orse Boyhan 5
Caddle 5


Most common surnames in Carrick in 1854
Surname No. of households
Byrne 4
Fetherston Haugh 4
Killeen 4
Quinn 3
Cary orse Carey 2
Daly 2
Donaher 2
Larkin 2
Wheeler 2
Bonny 1


Most common surnames in Clonfad in 1854
Surname No. of households
Somers 7
Duffy 5
Kelly 5
McDonnell 5
Connor orse O'Connor 4
Lawler 4
North 4
Reynolds 4
Ryan 4
Austin 3


Most common surnames in Enniscoffey in 1854
Surname No. of households
Banan 4
Flynn 4
Fox 4
Conlon 3
Curran 3
Flanagan 3
Keenan 3
Keogh 3
Coakly 2
Keyes 2


Most common surnames in Kilbride in 1854
Surname No. of households
Whelehan 6
Hope 5
Bradburn 3
Gowran 3
Keogh 3
Sheeran 3
Bradley 2
Brennan 2
Corrigan 2
Cunningham 2


Most common surnames in Pass of Kilbride in 1854
Surname No. of households
Cole 6
Neill orse O'Neill 6
Oulahan orse Houlahan 5
Brien 3
Clarke 3
Connell 3
Curran 3
Geraghty 3
Kelly 3
Walsh orse Walshe 3

Mal Gavin

The Village Butcher

Mal Gavin - The Village Butcher - Served the public for generation with prime Irish Beef and always a smile

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