1901 Census Dore, Tullaghobegly, Co Donegal


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Also check Townland notes at the bottom of this page


  Michael McGee and Bridget Harkin Household  
1 McGee Michael head 30 farmer
  McGee Bridget wife 30  
  McGee Annie daughter 5.8 scholar
  McGee Daniel son 2.3  
  McGee Ferrigal son 1.1  
2 Boyle Patrick head 48 farmer
  Boyle Hannah wife 39  
  Boyle Hugh son 17 farmers son
  Boyle Mary daughter 15 scholar
  Boyle John son 12 scholar
  Boyle Grace daughter 4 scholar
  Boyle Edward son 2  
  Boyle Kate daughter 2  
3 Boyle Grace head 60 farmer / widow
  Boyle Nellie daughter 24 dressmaker
Ferrigal Boyle and Mary Boyle Household  
4 Boyle Ferrigal head 60 farmer / widower
  Boyle Nancy daughter 25 farmers daughter
  Boyle Ellen daughter 23 farmers daughter
  Boyle Joseph son 20 farmers son
  Boyle Patrick son 16 farmers son


Ferrigal Boyle, Dore, son of Manus m Mary Boyle, Dore, dau of John/James?, 21 Feb 1871. Witnesses

Cecilia Coyle and Anne Boyle, Dore

Ferrigal son of Manus Boyle and Anne O'Donnell, Dore

- his sister Ellen married Daniel Boyle - see 1901 census Crolly

  Edward Boyle and Rose Sweeney Household  
5 Boyle Edward head 32 farmer
  Boyle Rose wife 30  
  Boyle Daniel son 3 scholar
  Boyle Denis son 1.5  
  Boyle Allis daughter 6m  
6 Boyle Barney head 42 farmer
  Boyle Anne wife 32 farmers wife
  Boyle James son 12 farmers son
  Boyle Mary daughter 10 farmers daughter
  Boyle Maggie daughter 8 farmers daughter
  Boyle Sarah daughter 5 farmers daughter
  Boyle Bridget daughter 3 farmers daughter
  Boyle Anne daughter 1 farmers daughter
7 Boyle Sally head 51 farmers wife / widow
  Boyle Bridget daughter 30 farmers daughter
  Boyle Charles son 24 farmers son
  Boyle Teague son 19 farmers son
  Boyle Dan son 15 farmers son
  Boyle Anne daughter 11 farmers daughter
8 Boyle Bridget head 50 farmer / widow
  Boyle Charles son 20 farmers son
  Boyle Cecilia daughter 11 scholar
9 Boyle Kate head 45 farmer / NM
  Boyle Kate niece 12 scholar
10 Boyle Owen head 38 farmer / nm
  Boyle Hugh brother 29 wool weaver / nm
  Gallagher Ellen visitor 60 servant / nm
Daniel Boyle and Anne O'Donnell Household  
11 Boyle Daniel head 33 farmer
  Boyle Annie wife 24 dressmaker
  Boyle Fergie son 3m  


Anne dau of Owen O'Donnell, Dunlewey

Daniel son of Ferrigal Boyle, Dore

Anthony O'Donnell and Cecilia Gallagher Household  
12 O'Donnell Celia head 60 farmer / widow
  O'Donnell Frank son 30 labourer
  O'Donnell Mary daughter 28 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Anthony son 24 labourer
  O'Donnell Biddy daughter 22 farmers daughter


Anthony O'Donnell, Dore, son of Francis (decd), married Cecilia Gallagher, Dore, Dau of Anthony,

19 Feb 1867

  James Sweeney and Catherine McGee Household  
13 Sweeney James head 67 farmer
  Sweeney Kate wife 66  
  Sweeney Denis son 34 farmers son / nm
  Sweeney James son 26 farmers son
  Sweeney Mary daughter 30 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Patrick nephew 14 scholar
  Gallagher Den nephew 12 scholar
  Gallagher Edward nephew 10 scholar
  McGarvey Hannah aunt 83 widow
Neil O'Donnell and Grace Gallagher Household  
14 O'Donnell Neil head 43 farmer
  O'Donnell Grace wife 30 seamstress
  O'Donnell Grace daughter 3m  
  O'Donnell Mary niece 2 born in America
  Gallagher Kate mother in law 70 nurse / servant / widow



Neil son of Feargal O'Donnell and Grace Gallagher - see 1901 census Innismeane Island Townland Notes

Also see household #64 below

15 Rodgers Mary head 60 farmer / widow
  Rodgers Edward son 35 general labourer
  Rodgers Dominick son 30 general labourer
  Rodgers Denis son 28 general labourer
  Rodgers Peter son 26 general labourer
  Rodgers Patrick son 24 general labourer
  Rodgers Grace daughter 20 farmers daughter
16 Boyle Margaret head 60 farmer / widow
  Boyle Patrick son 23 farmers son
  Boyle Edward son 22 farmers son
  Boyle Hannah daughter 20 farmers daughter
  Boyle Owen son 18 farmers son
Hugh Boyle and Mary Ferry Household  
17 Boyle Hugh head 42 farmer
  Boyle Mary wife 36 farmers wife
  Boyle Cecilia daughter 14 farmers daughter


Hugh Boyle, Dore, son of John Boyle and Ceclia O'Donnell, Dore, married Mary Ferry, Cronaguiggy, dau of

James Ferry and Bridget Duffy, 1 Feb 1882 at St Mary's. Witnesses Bernard Boyle, Dore and Hannah McGee,

Rubbleashinny (Cronaguiggy)

Children of Owen and Cecilia :

- Hugh

- Bernard?

- Mary - m Anthony Gallagher, son of Anthony Gallagher and Ellen Durning, 17 Feb 1886 at St Mary's, Tullaghobegly.

  4th degree consanguinity (3rd cousins). Witnesses Denis Boner, Meenmore and Frances Boyle, Dore.

  - see 1901 census Sheskinarone and 1911 Crovehy census

- Catherine - m Michael Duffy, son of Michael Duffy, Annagary, 26 Jan 1873 at St Mary's Tullaghaghobegly. Witnesses

  John Duffy and James Sharkey, Annagary.

- Margaret

- Owen

- ? Bridget - m William McGee, Meenaniller, son of Patrick, in 1898

In the 23 Apr 1910 edition of the Marion Daily Mirror, Ohio, USA, an article appeared, which included photographs

of Owen and Cecilia

The article stated Owen was 103 yrs and Cecilia, 101 yrs. They had 10 children, all still living, 122 grandchildren,

and 56 great grandchildren. Select the image below to view an enlargement :



Owen and Mary are in Hugh and Mary's household in 1911 - see 1911 census Dore

18 Boyle Rose head 30 farmer / widow
  Boyle Kate daughter 20 farmers daughter
  Boyle Bridget daughter 20 farmers daughter
  Boyle Mary daughter 16 domestic servant
  Boyle Daniel son 22 general labourer
  Boyle Charles son 18 general labourer
  Edward McGee and Mary Friel Household  
19 McGee Edward head 60 farmer
  McGee Mary wife 59 farmers wife
  McGee Charles son 30 farm labourer
  McGee Edward son 24 farm labourer
  McGee Mary daughter 22 farm servant
  McGee Maggie daughter 20 farm servant
20 McGee Daniel head 72 farmer
  McGee Bridget wife 70  
21 Ferry Cornelius head 43 farmer
  Ferry Bridget wife 40  
  Ferry Michael son 12 scholar
  Ferry James son 11 scholar
  Ferry Owen son 9 scholar
  Ferry Cornelius son 7 scholar
  Ferry Nappy daughter 5 scholar
  Ferry Dan son 3  
22 McGee Daniel head 35 farmer
  McGee Mary wife 34  
  McGee Daniel son 10 scholar
  McGee Grace daughter 9 scholar
  McGee Edward son 7 scholar
  McGee Michael son 5 scholar
  McGee Mary daughter 2  
James Doogan and Catherine McFadden Household  
23 Doogan James head 60 farmer
  Doogan Catherine wife 56  
  Doogan Maggie daughter 22 farmers daughter
  Doogan Patrick son 18 post office clerk
  Doogan John son 16 farmers son
  Anthony Gallagher and Hannah Boyle Household  
24 Gallagher Anthony head 56 farmer
  Gallagher Hannah wife 49 farmers wife
  Gallagher Kate daughter 27 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Mary daughter 23 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Francis son 21 farmers son
  Gallagher Bridget daughter 21 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Joseph son 18 farmers son
  Gallagher Daniel son 16 farmers son
  Gallagher Michael son 13 scholar
  Gallagher Maggie daughter 10 scholar
Hugh O'Donnell and Catherine Ferry Household  
25 O'Donnell Hugh head 60 farmer
  O'Donnell Kate wife 50 farmers wife
  O'Donnell Cassie daughter 25 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Mary daughter 21 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Annie daughter 18 farmers daughter
  Lynch Joseph visitor 29 tailor / married / Derry
  Lynch Bridget visitor 27 servant / married / Donegal
26 McElwaine Sarah head 78 farmer / widow
27 Boyle Daniel head 30 farmer
  Boyle Mary wife 35  
28 Sweeney Margaret head 83 farmer / widow
  Sweeney Charles son 44 farmers son / married
  Sweeney Mary daughter in law 44 seamstress
  Sweeney Ferrigal grandson 15 scholar
  Sweeney James grandson 13 scholar
  Sweeney Patrick grandson 3 scholar
  Sweeney Kate granddaughter 17 scholar
  Sweeney Mary granddaughter 11 scholar
John Boyle and Madge O’Donnell Household  
29 Boyle John head 33 farmer
  Boyle Magey wife 26  
  Boyle Fargle son 6 scholar
  Boyle Patrick son 4 farmers son
  Boyle Dan son 2 farmers son
Note: John married Mary Gallagher (Joseph, Ballintra, Templecrone) - Chicago
Manus Boyle and Mary Boyle Household  
30 Boyle Manus head 46 farmer
  Boyle Mary wife 30 farmers wife
  Boyle Manus son 8 scholar
  Boyle Daniel son 6 scholar
  Boyle Michael son 4 scholar
  Boyle Nancy daughter 2 scholar
  Boyle Mary daughter 1m  
Researcher: Anne - Email
31 Boyle Nancy head 80 farmer / widow
  Boyle Mary daughter 30 farmers daughter
Patrick Boyle and Catherine O'Donnell Household  
32 Boyle Paddy head 50 farmer / widower
  Boyle Nancy daughter 24 farmers daughter
  Boyle James son 22 farmers son
  Boyle Anthony son 19 farmers son
  Boyle Michael son 14 scholar
  Boyle Sarah daughter 12 scholar
  Boyle Mary daughter 10 scholar
  Boyle Edward son 2  


Anthony m Madge McCole, Sheskinbeg, dau of Connell McCole & Ellen Coll, 1 Feb 1915. See scan

See 1901 Sheskinbeg census for Madge and her family

Anne b. Dec 17 1875 in Gortnasade, Templecrone

Researcher: Mary - Email

33 McGee John head 41 farmer
  McGee Bridget wife 40  
  McGee Ferrigal son 13 scholar
  McGee Mary daughter 12 scholar
  McGee Charles son 10 scholar
  McGee Hannah daughter 8 scholar
  McGee Nancy daughter 6 scholar
34 McGee Ferrigal head 70 farmer
  McGee Nancy wife 65  
  McGee Annie daughter 22 farmers daughter
35 Boyle Margaret head 60 farmer / nm
36 Boyle Maggie head 60 farmer / widow
  Boyle Sarah daughter 32 farmers daughter
  Boyle Hugh son 30 farmers son
  Boyle Norah daughter 20 farmers daughter
37 O'Donnell Dennis head 38 farmer
  O'Donnell Elizabeth wife 31 farmers wife / Greenock
  O'Donnell Kate daughter 9 scholar
  O'Donnell Bridget daughter 7 scholar
  O'Donnell Dan son 5 scholar
  O'Donnell Gilia daughter 3 scholar
38 Harley Mary head 40 farmer / nm
  Anthony Rodgers and Betty/Margaret? O'Hanlon Household  
39 Rodgers Anthony head 80 farmer / widow
  Rodgers James son 40 farmers son
  Rodgers Edward son 38 farmers son
  Rodgers Patrick son 36 farmers son
  Rodgers Kate relative 34 domestic servant / nm
  Rodgers Edward nephew 4 scholar


Bridget, dau of Anthony Rodgers and Margaret Hanlon, b Dore 23 Jan 1865, Godparents Hugh & Anne Gallagher

Patrick Rodgers, son of Anthony Rodgers and Beatrice? O'Hanlon, Dore, married Catherine Boyle, dau of Manus

Boyle and Anne O'Donnell, Dore, 5 Apr 1894 - see marriage register

Catherine's sister Ellen married Daniel Boyle - see 1901 census Crolly

40 Gallagher Rose head 40 farmer / married
  Gallagher Joseph son 14 scholar
  Gallagher Mary daughter 11 scholar
  Gallagher Margaret daughter 4  
John McFadden and Margaret McBride Household
41 McFadden John head 50 farmer
  McFadden Margaret wife 40  
  McFadden Fanny daughter 20 general domestic
  McFadden Thomas son 18 farmers son
  McFadden Annie daughter 15 farmers daughter
  McFadden Tague son 13 scholar
  McFadden Patrick son 11 scholar
  McFadden Cassie daughter 8 scholar
  McFadden James son 7 scholar
  McFadden Mary daughter 4 scholar
  McFadden Maggie daughter 2  
  McFadden John son 6m  


Although the marriage entry in the Belcruit register states John McFadden is a son of John, Dore and Margaret McBride is a daughter of Thomas, Meenderrynasloe, it appears to be an error, which is certainly not unknown to happen.

The correct information, supplied by John McFadden, who is the keeper of the family's tree, is -

John McFadden (Tague) married Margaret McBride (Tim, Meendernasloe) on Feb 20 1881 in St Mary’s Kincasslagh. Witnesses Charles Gallagher Crovehy and Biddy Boyle, Loughanoran (Meenalecky) - see 1901 census Meenderrynasloe

Annabella b Apr 27 1903  John b Sep 18 1900

42 Coll Patrick head 45 farmer
  Coll Bridget wife 39  
  Coll Paddy son 15 scholar
  Coll Michael son 13 scholar
  Coll Thomas son 11 scholar
  Coll Maggie daughter 9 scholar
  Coll Mary daughter 7 scholar
  Coll Grace daughter 5 scholar
  Coll Annie daughter 3  
  Coll Hannah daughter 1  
  Coll Neil son 1  
43 Gallagher Patrick head 63 farmer
  Gallagher Margaret wife 61  
  Gallagher Fanny daughter 24 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Maggie daughter 21 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Madgey daughter 20 farmers daughter
44 Gallagher Catherine head 60 farmer / widow
  Gallagher Jack son 28 farmers son
45 Coyle Owen head 50 farmer
  Coyle Mary wife 50  
  Coyle Mary daughter 22 farmers daughter
46 Sweeney Annie head 60 farmer /widow
  Sweeney Dominick son 20 farmers son
47 Gallagher John head 54 farmer
  Gallagher Maggie wife 56  
  Gallagher Edward son 27 farmers son
  Gallagher Michael son 23 farmers son
  Gallagher Patrick son 14 farmers son
48 Gallagher John head 60 farmer
  Gallagher Sarah wife 60  
  Gallagher Madgey daughter 22 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Jack son 20 farmers son
  Gallagher Hugh son 10 scholar
49 Doogan Hugh head 51 farmer
  Doogan Biddy wife 61  
Hugh Coyle and Bridget McFadden Household  
50 Coyle Hugh head 60 farmer / married
  Coyle John son 25 labourer
  Coyle Grace daughter 24 seamstress
  Coyle Patrick son 20 labourer
  Coyle Fanny daughter 16 scholar
  Coyle Mary daughter 14 scholar


Hugh Coyle (Patrick) married Bridget McFadden (Teague, Knockastoller) 20 Feb 1870 in St Mary's Gweedore

Children of Hugh and Bridget :

Patrick b. 10 Mar 1879 d. 16 June 1953, immigrated to USA  22 May 1911 going to his cousin James McFadden in Alaska

Grace m Edward Gallagher 1902 - see 1901 census Knockastoller

Thomas Coll and Fanny McFadden Household  
51 Coll Thomas head 60 farmer
  Coll Fanny wife 55  
  Coll Grace daughter 15 scholar
  Coll Teague son 14 scholar
52 Gallagher James head 40 farmer
  Gallagher Sarah wife 38 farmers wife
  Gallagher James son 9 scholar
  Gallagher Francis son 7 scholar
  Gallagher Joseph son 5 scholar
Anthony O'Donnell and Rose O'Donnell Household  
53 O'Donnell Rose head 60 farmer / widow
  O'Donnell Frank son 26 farmers son
  O'Donnell Kate daughter 24 farmers daughter


Anthony O'Donnell, Dore, son of James, married Rose O'Donnell, Dore, dau of Daniel, 2 Nov 1872

54 Gallagher Mary head 47 farmer / widow
  Gallagher Mary daughter 16 domestic servant
  Gallagher Patrick son 12 scholar
  Gallagher Annie daughter 8 scholar
55 McGee Charles head 46 farmer
  McGee Kate wife 37 dressmaker
56 Gallagher Cornelius head 50 farmer
  Gallagher Mary wife 56  
57 McMonagle Margaret head 60 farmer / widow
  Boyle Biddy niece 25 seamstress / NM
58 Sweeney John head 70 farmer / widower
59 Boyle Grace head 70 farmer / widow
  Boyle John son 30 farmers son
  Teague Gallagher and Hannah Green Household  
60 Gallagher Tague head 60 farmer
  Gallagher Hannah wife 38  
  Gallagher Hugh son 18 farmers son
  Gallagher Charles son 17 scholar
  Gallagher Margaret daughter 15 scholar
  Gallagher Ellen daughter 12 scholar
  Gallagher Daniel son 10 scholar
  Gallagher Mary daughter 5 scholar
  Gallagher Anne daughter 3 scholar
  Gallagher Kate daughter 1.6  
  Gallagher Hannah daughter 6m  
  Edward Boyle and Mary McGee Household  
61 Boyle Edward head 44 farmer
  Boyle Mary wife 38  
  Boyle Ferrigle son 18 farmers son
  Boyle Owen son 17 farmers son
  Boyle Ned son 14 farmers son
  Boyle Margaret daughter 12 farmers daughter
  Boyle Salley daughter 7 farmers daughter
  Boyle Mary daughter 4 farmers daughter
  Boyle Annabelle daughter 1 farmers daughter
Patrick Doogan and Anne McFadden Household
62 Doogan Patrick head 71 farmer
  Doogan Annie wife 52  
  Doogan John son 28 farmers son
  Doogan James son 23 farmers son


Dau Mary married Patrick Tolan - see 1901 Knockastoller census

63 McFadden Fanny head 90 farmer / widow
  McFadden James son 50 farmers son
  Coll Mary niece 17 general servant
  Michael O'Donnell and Grace Roarty Household
64 O'Donnell Grace head 22 farmer / America
  O'Donnell Mary daughter 17 scholar / America
  O'Donnell Patrick son 13 scholar / America
  O'Donnell Norah daughter 12 scholar / America
  O'Donnell Annie daughter 9 scholar / America
  O'Donnell Daniel son 4 scholar / America



Michael son of Feargal O'Donnell and Grace Gallagher - see 1901 census Innismeane Island Townland Notes

Michael  married twice :

1. Mary Harley (Patrick, Braade) 1861 - 1899

Children returned to Brooklyn, NY, except for Mary b. c1898 - see household #14

Grace b. c1887 married George Baxter - Connecticut and New York

Patrick married Nellie Mulligan

Daniel married Beatrice Forde

Anne married John Jordan

Mary b. c1898 married 1. Patrick Carroll (William, Meenaduff) 2. Michael McGinley (John, Glashagh) - Scotland

2. Grace Roarty (Charles, Magheraclogher) - Brooklyn NY

65 O'Donnell Kate head 60 farmer
  O'Donnell Arthur brother 54 general labourer
  Hugh Doogan and Susan Gallagher Household  
66 Doogan Hugh head 31 farmer
  Doogan Susan wife 29  
  Doogan Patrick son 2  
67 Gallagher Margaret head 68 farmer
  Gallagher Owen son 30 farmers son
  Gallagher Biddy daughter 26 farmers daughter
68 O'Donnell Catherine head 62 farmer
  O'Donnell Connell brother 55 general labourer
  O'Donnell Mary sister 60  
  Charles McGee and Bella McGowan Household  
69 McGee Charles head 33 farmer
  McGee Nabla wife 26 fw
  McGee Mick son 2 farmers son
  McGee Mary daughter 6m farmers daughter
70 Doogan James head 30 labourer
  Doogan Annie wife 33  
  Doogan Hugh son 4.6  
  Doogan Annie daughter 1  
71 O'Donnell Daniel head 49 farmer
  O'Donnell Kate wife 40 farmers wife