Fahy, Peter and Family

Carnmore West, 1901



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Census of Ireland 1901


Household Return (Form A) for house no. 1

In 1901, Peter Fahy(60), was a retired farmer and head of the household where he lived in Carnmore West in Claregalway Parish. Peter could not read nor write but spoke both Irish and English. On that night Peter’s wife Nooney, his son John, and daughter-in-law Mary were present in the house. Nooney (75) could not read nor write and spoke only Irish. His son John (29) a farmer and married, he could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. His daughter-in-law Mary (28) could only read but she spoke both Irish and English.


Enumerator’s Abstract (Form N)

In this household, there was one family present, two males and two females. everyone was Roman Catholic and born in County Galway.


House and Building Return (Form B1) & Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2)

The house was owned by Peter. It was a 2nd class stone or brick cottage and had a thatched roof. There were three rooms occupied with three front windows. He had five out-houses. A stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn,

Peter signed the forms with his mark “X”. It was witnessed and collected by local constable John Reilly on April 9th.




1. Peter Fahy, 2.Peter Flaherty, 3. Bridget Lalley, 4. Patrick Lally, 5. Mary Grealish

Sources: NAI, (National Archives of Ireland) www.nationalarchives.ie, accessed 09/07/2017


Census of Ireland 1926

The next census in Ireland was not taken until 1926.  It was not taken in 1921 as Ireland was in the midst the ‘War of Independence’ against Britain. By 1926 Ireland was a Free State and the government was able to take their first census.  The official due date for the release of the 1926 Census is January 1st, 2027 as there is a 100-year privacy law in Ireland. There have been many attempts to have an earlier release date, but to no avail yet.


More to Follow!


Questions that can arise…

Why can ages by out by years from the 1901 census to 1911?

Why is there no record of female occupation in some cases?

In 1911, if a woman is a widow and head of the household why can I not see how many children she had?

Were the houses actually numbered?

What does forms A, N, B1 and B2 mean?

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