1901 Census Gola Island, Tullaghobegly, Co Donegal


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Patrick Coll and Sarah Gallagher Household  
1 Coll Paddy head 57 farmer
  Coll Sarah w 46  
  Coll Hannah d 21 farmers daughter
  Coll Bridget d 19 farmers daughter
  Coll Nancy d 17 farmers daughter
  Coll Hugh s 14 farmers son
  Coll Nappy d 11 farmers daughter
  Coll Maggie d 8 scholar
  Coll Paddy s 6 scholar


Isabella b 2 Feb 1890, bap 5 Feb 1890, sponsor Sarah Gallagher

Edward Sweeney and Bridget McGee Household  
2 Sweeney Edward head 35 farmer
  Sweeney Bridget w 33  
  Sweeney Hugh s 10 scholar
  Sweeney Annie d 8 scholar
  Sweeney James s 6 scholar
  Sweeney Ferrigle s 4 scholar
  Sweeney Mary d 1.6  

Edward Sweeney (Hugh/Mary) married Bridget McGee, dau of Feargal McGee and Anna Curran, Dore, on

10 Feb 1890 in St Mary's Gweedore

John Peoples and Mary Rodgers Household  
3 Peoples John head 60 farmer
  Peoples Mary w 43  
  Peoples Fanny d 17 farmers daughter
  Peoples Mary d 16 farmers daughter
  Peoples Maggie d 15 farmers daughter
  Peoples George s 14 scholar
  Peoples William s 12 scholar
  Peoples Kate d 10 scholar
  Peoples James s 2.6  


John Peoples (William) married Mary Rodgers (Andrew, Kincasslagh) on Feb 20 1882 in St Mary’s Belcruit

Mary's family - see 1901 census Kincasslagh

4 Friel Ellen head 27 farmer / nm
5 Boyle Mary head 35 farmer / nm
Daniel McGinley and Sarah Boyle Household  
6 McGinley Daniel head 45 farmer / widower
  McGinley Bridget d 15 scholar
  McGinley Joseph s 13 scholar
  McGinley Patrick s 12 scholar

Notes :

Daniel McGinley, fisherman, son of Patrick, married Sarah Boyle, Stranabrooey, dau of Hugh Boyle and Sara Gallagher, 21 Feb 1884.

Witnesses Charles McGinley, Gola Island and Ellen Gillespy, Stranbrooey

Sarah's brother Joseph married Fanny Boyle - see 1901 census Stranabrooey

Charles McGinley and Kate McFadden Household  
7 McGinley Charles head 43 farmer
  McGiney Kate w 38  
  McGinley Patrick s 7 scholar
  McGinley Teague s 5 scholar
  McGinley James s 2  
  McGinley Daniel s 0.3  
  McGinley Hannah d 13 scholar
  McGinley Nancy d 11 scholar
  McGinley Mary d 9  
Charles McGinley (Teague) married Catherine McFadden (Patrick, Knockastoller) on 12 Feb 1886 in Gweedore
James b. 22 May 1898 - Rev. Seamus McGinley - see Biography
Michael McGinley and Frances Mulligan Household  
8 McGinley Michael head 49 farmer
  McGinley Fanny w 48  
  McGinley Michael s 23 farmers son
  McGinley John s 19 farmers son
  McGinley Denis s 17 farmers son
  McGinley Thomas s 15 scholar
  McGinley Bridget d 13 scholar
  McGinley Joseph s 11 scholar
  McGinley Ellen d 9 scholar
  McGinley Cecily d 7 scholar
  McGinley Grace d 5 scholar


Dau Ellen married Daniel Friel, Barnes Lower, son of Bernard and Catherine Friel, 29 Jan 1918. Witnesses John McDermott,

Fawans and Alice Friel, Barnes Lower

9 Gallagher Susan head 30 farmer / nm
  Gallagher Daniel brother 50 general labourer
John McBride and Hannah Boyle Household  
10 McBride Hannah head 56 farmer / widow
  McBride Maggie d 29 farmers daughter
  McBride Sarah d 28 farmers daughter
  McBride Daniel s 27 farmers son
  McBride Joseph s 21 farmers son
  McBride Charles s 18 farmers son
  O'Hare John boarder 25 National teacher / Kerry
Hugh Roarty and Margaret Mulligan Household  
11 Roarty Hugh head 52 farmer
  Roarty Margaret w 50  
  Roarty Charles s 28 farmers son
  Roarty Hugh s 22 farmers son
  Roarty Kate d 20 farmers daughter
  Roarty Mary d 15 farmers daughter
  Roarty Grace d 13 farmers daughter
  Roarty Bridget d 11 farmers daughter
  Roarty Joseph s 9 sch
  Roarty James s 7 sch
  Roarty Sarah d 5 sch


Children of Hugh and Margaret :

13 children born / 10 living in 1911


Margaret b Aug 7 1874 bap Aug 9 1874

John b Aug 18 1876 bap Aug 20 1876;

Hugh b Jul 3 1878 bap Jul 11 1878, married Mary Boyle?

Catherine b Dec 5 1880 bap Dec 6 1880;


Grace b Dec 31 1887 bap Jan 4 1888;

Brigid b Feb 7 1890 bap Feb 9 1890;

Joseph b Oct 16 1892 bap Oct 16 1892;

James b Apr 24 1894 bap Apr 24 1894;


Margaret b Nov 5 1910

12 McGinley Nappy head 40 farmer / nm
  McGinley Margaret sister 39 domestic servant
Patrick Gallagher and Anne Roarty Household  
13 Gallagher Patrick head 55 farmer
  Gallagher Nancy w 65  
  Gallagher Charles s 22 farmers son


Patrick Gallagher, son of Charles Gallagher, married Anne Roarty, dau of Charles Roarty, 24 Feb 1873, St Mary's

Tullaghobegly & Gweedore. Witnesses ? McGinley and Mary Doherty, Gola

14 Friel Charles head 55 farmer / nm
Teague McGinley and Hannah Diver Household  
15 McGinley Teague head 72 farmer
  McGinley Hannah w 70  
  McGinley Edward s 30 farmer
  McGinley Michael s 25 farmer
  McGinley Una d 32 farmer
  Doherty Hannah niece 11 scholar
Note: Son Charles married Kate McFadden - see household #7
Charles Diver and Mary Mulligan Household  
16 Diver Charles head 50 farmer
  Diver Mary w 46  
  Diver Michael s 27 farmers son
  Diver Owen s 24 farmers son
  Diver Edward s 20 farmers son
  Diver Hannah d 21 farmers dau
  Diver Mary d 17 farmers dau
  Diver Ellen d 13 scholar
  Diver Nappy d 11 scholar
  Diver Gracey d 8 scholar
  Diver Paddy s 6 scholar


Charles Diver, son of Charles Diver, married Mary Mulligan, dau of Owen Mulligan 3 Feb 1872, St Mary's Tullaghobegly & Gweedore.

Witnesses Patrick Gallagher, Gola and ? Mulligan, Coteen?

Children of Charles and Mary :

Eleanora b Apr 5 1889 bap Apr 7 1889;

Eugene b Mar 1 1874 bap Mar 1 1874;

Eugene b Nov 10 1876 bap Nov 13 1876; 
Grace b May 19 1893 bap May 21 1893;

Honora b Dec 29 1878 bap Jan 1 1879;

Isabella b Mar 12 1891 bap Mar 14 1891;

Michael b Dec 14 1872; Ned b Feb 12 1881;

Owen b Nov 12 1876; Patrick b Jan 22 1895 bap Jan 30 1895

Patrick O'Donnell and Nappy Diver Household  
17 O'Donnell Nappy head 50 farmer / widow
  O'Donnell Charles s 26 farmers son
  O'Donnell Bridget d 20 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Annie d 18 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Mary d 16 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Daniel s 12 scholar

Note: Patrick O'Donnell, 22y, son of Michael, Innismeane married Nabla Diver, 18y, dau of Michael, Gola on

20 Feb 1865 in St Mary's Gweedore

Owen/John Diver and Bridget Gallagher Household  
18 Diver Owen head 50 farmer
  Diver Bridget w 40  
  Diver Charles s 12 scholar
  Diver Joseph s 10 scholar
  Diver Patrick s 8 scholar
  Diver Mary d 5 scholar
  Diver Fanny d 3  
Michael Diver and Mary Gallagher Household  
19 Diver Mary head 75 farmer / widow
  O'Donnell Hugh son in law 40 brother to Margaret ms Diver in household 22
  O'Donnell Sarah daughter 36 died a month after census was taken
  O'Donnell Mary granddaughter 5 scholar
  O'Donnell Bridget granddaughter 4  
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Michael Gallagher and Bridget Diver Household  
20 Gallagher Bridget head 60 farmer / widow
  Doherty John son in law 50 general labourer / widower
  Doherty Kate granddaughter 14 scholar
  Doherty Nappy gd 12 scholar
  Doherty Mary gd 9 scholar
  Doherty Annie gd 4  


John Doherty, Magheraclogher, son of Daniel Doherty and Cecilia Gallagher, married Cecilia Gallagher, Gola Island, dau of

Michael Gallagher and Bridget Diver, 3 Feb 1886

Children of John Doherty and Cecilia Gallagher

- Anne b 27 Aug 1897 & Annabella (Nappy) b 11 Nov 1888

Hugh Sweeney and Mary Diver Household  
21 Sweeney Hugh head 60 farmer
  Sweeney Mary w 58  
  Sweeney James s 32 farmer
  Sweeney Hugh s 19 farmer
  Sweeney Sheelah d 22 farmer
  Diver Paddy servant 7 domestic servant


Children of Hugh and Mary :

Sarah b 1 Jun 1874, bap 3 Jun. Godparents Owen O'Donnell and Mary McBride. Emigrated to the US

James married Cecelia Doherty (Charles, Stranacorca)
Edward married Bridget McGee - see #2

Researcher: Lorraine - Email

Edward Diver and Margaret O'Donnell Household  
22 Diver Edward head 45 farmer
  Diver Margaret w 40 sister to Hugh O'Donnell in household 19
  Diver Mary d 8 scholar
  Diver Cecily d 7 scholar
  Diver Michael s 4  
  Diver Bridget d 0.6  
Michael O'Donnell and Hannah Ferry Household  
23 O'Donnell Michael head 32 farmer
  O'Donnell Hannah w 25  
  O'Donnell Patrick s 3 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Daniel s 1  
Patrick Doogan and Magey Gallagher (Magheraclogher) Household
24 Doogan Patrick head 58 fisherman
  Doogan Maggie w 54  
  Doogan Julia d 25 general servant
  Doogan Charles s 23 fisherman
  Doogan Maggie d 19 general servant
  Doogan Madgey d 16 scholar
  Doogan Annie d 13 scholar
  Doogan Kate d 9 scholar


Patrick Doogan, son of Charles Doogan, married Magey Gallagher, Magheraclogher, dau of Roger Gallagher, 23 Feb 1873, St Mary's Tullaghobegly & Gweedore. Witnesses John Peoples, Gola and Mary Gallagher, Gola


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