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.
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.