1901 Census Innismeane Island, Tullaghobegly, Co Donegal

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This information was compiled as part of a Mini Thesis for the completion of the Certificate Course in Genealogy at the University College, Dublin. Tutor Sean Murphy MA

Additional family notes by Lindel


Also see 1911 Census Innismeane Island


Daniel O'Donnell and Bridget Ferry Household    
1 O'Donnell Daniel head 45 farmer
  O'Donnell Bridget wife 44  
  O'Donnell James son 21 ? maker
  O'Donnell Grace daughter 19  
  O'Donnell Cecilia daughter 15 scholar
  O'Donnell Eleanor daughter 13 scholar
  O'Donnell Maurice son 11 scholar
  O'Donnell Michael son 9 scholar
  O'Donnell Anne daughter 7 scholar
  O'Donnell Patrick son 5  


Daniel O'Donnell married Bridget Ferry (Maurice, Sheskinbeg) on 21 Jan 1874 in St Mary's Gweedore
Daniel son of Feargal O'Donnell and Grace Gallagher - see townland notes

Hugh Coll and Bridget O'Donnell Household    
2 Coll Hugh head 46 farmer
  Coll Bridget wife 40 farmers wife
  Coll Maurice son 19 farmers son
  Coll Magey daughter 17 farmers daughter
  Coll Manus son 15 farmers son
  Coll Thomas son 13 scholar
  Coll Ann daughter 10 scholar
  Coll Hannah daughter 5  
Dennis Coll and Margaret Coll Household    
3 Coll Denis head 60 farmer
  Coll Margaret wife 50 farmers wife
  Coll John son 20 farmers son
  Coll Grace daughter 15 farmers daughter
  Coll Thomas son 13 scholar
  Coll Maggie daughter 10 scholar
4 Green Bridget head 30 farmer / nm
5 Diver Mary head 60 farmer / nm
  Diver Mary lodger 25 knitter / nm
6 Coll Thomas head 52 farmer nm
Patrick O'Donnell and Bridget Sweeney Household  
7 O'Donnell Patrick head 40 farmer
  O'Donnell Bridget wife 35 farmers wife
  O'Donnell Sarah daughter 6 scholar
  O'Donnell Daniel son 6 scholar
  O'Donnell Magey daughter 4 scholar
  O'Donnell Annie daughter 2  
  O'Donnell Ellen daughter 2m  


Patrick O'Donnell, son of Daniel & Sarah O'Donnell

- Sara, farmer's wife, d 30 Mar 1866 aged 35 years, informant, James Coyle

Patrick married twice :

1. Agnes McGarvey (Patrick, Lunniagh) on Feb 22 1886

2.  Bridget Sweeney, dau of Dominick Sweeney & Madge Ferry, Knockastoller, 5 Apr 1894. Witnesses John McBride,

Innismeane, and Cecilia McBride, Ballindrate, 4 degree consanguinity - see scan

For Bridget's father and siblings - see 1901 census Knockastoller

Researcher: Christine - Email

Owen McBride and Sarah Coll Household    
8 McBride Owen head 30 farmer
  McBride Sarah wife 21 farmers wife
  McBride Daniel son 2 farmers son
  McBride Hugh son 2m  
9 Boyle Maggie head 80 farmer / widow
  Boyle John son 60 labourer / married
  Boyle Biddy daughter 35 farmers daughter / nm
Connell/Cornelius Sweeney and Catherine Green Household  
10 Sweeney Kate head 45 farmer / widow
  Sweeney Annie daughter 15 farmers daughter
  Sweeney Michael son 14 scholar


Cornelius Sweeney, Innismeane, son of Neil, married Catherine Green, Innismeane, dau of Michael, 12 Feb 1877. Witnesses

Patrick and Mary O'Donnell, Innismeane - see marriage register

Cornelius' sister Hannah m John McGarvey - see 1901 census Brinlack

Children of Cornelius and Catherine :

(note: in 1911 Catherine stated she'd had 7 children, with 4 still alive)

Neal - b 17 Dec 1877, d Jan 1881?

Mary - b 24 Oct 1879 - see baptism register

- married Bernard Grieve, Derry

Neal - b 31 Jan 1881

Hannah - b 13 Apr 1882

Bridget - b 23 Nov 1883

Annie -  emigrated to the US 1909, married ? McDonagh

Michael - b 16 May 1887

Margaret - b 24 Dec 1888

Researcher: Maria - Email

Charles O'Donnell and Mary Sweeney Household    
11 O'Donnell Charles head 34 farmer
  O'Donnell Mary wife 20 farmers wife
  McBride Charles boarder 20 school master / nm
Daniel O'Donnell and Sarah Green Household    
12 O'Donnell Dan head 50 farmer
  O'Donnell Sarah wife 40 farmers wife
  O'Donnell Patrick son 10 scholar
  O'Donnell Mary daughter 8 scholar
  O'Donnell Nappy daughter 6 scholar


Daniel O'Donnell, son of Michael, m Sarah Green, Crolly, dau of Michael, 28 Feb 1881. Witnesses Anne Coll and

Patrick O'Donnell

Daniel son of Michael O'Donnell and Mary McFadden

- Mary, Widow, d 13 Oct 1885 aged 69 years, informant dau-in-law Sarah O'Donnell

Children of Michael and Mary (1851 census):


Donough/Denis m Catherine McGarvey - see household 14, below


Daniel m Sarah Green



Ellen married John Boyle, Derrybeg - see 1901 census Derrybeg

Children of Daniel and Sarah :

Michael b 10 Nov 1882

Joseph b 21 Sep 1884

Mary b 1888

Patrick b 20 Jan 1891

Mary b 1892

Anabella b 1895

13 Sweeney Nancy head 50 farmer / nm
  Sweeney Bridget sister 48 nm
Denis O'Donnell and Catherine McGarvey Household  
14 O'Donnell Denis head 55 farmer
  O'Donnell Kate wife 45 farmers wife
  O'Donnell Bridget daughter 20 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell James son 18 farmers son
  O'Donnell Mary daughter 16 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Nappy daughter 13 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Agnes daughter 12 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Kate daughter 10 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Daniel son 8 farmers son


Dennis O'Donnell, son of Michael, married Catherine McGarvey, Lunniagh, dau of Patrick, on 10 Feb 1874

Denis son of Michael and Mary

- Mary, Widow, d 13 Oct 1885 aged 69 years, informant dau-in-law Sarah O'Donnell

Denis' brother Daniel m Sarah Green - see household 12, above

Denis' sister Ellen married John Boyle, Derrybeg - see 1901 census Derrybeg

Catherine dau of Patrick McGarvey and Bridget Boyle - see 1901 census Lunniagh

Children of Denis and Catherine :

Michael b 25 May 1876, emigrated to Montana, d 1926 Butte, Montana - see Geni page

Bridget b 15 Jun 1878 m Thomas McGee

Patrick b 18 May 1880 m Catherine Harkin, Carrickataskin, dau of John, 4 Feb 1915

Hugh b 23 Aug 1881 d 31 Aug 1881

James b 9 Sep 1882

Mary b 21 Oct 1884

Nappy/Annabella b 18 Jan 1887, bap 23 Jan, Godparents Patrick O'Donnell and Agnes McGarvey

- married Archibald Dunlop, son of Robert Dunlop and Bridget Boyle, Magheragallen, 22 Feb 1909. Witnesses Daniel and

  Ellen O'Donnell, Inishmean

-  see 1901 census Ardnagappery for Archibald and his family

Agnes b 1 Mar 1889

Catherine b 6 Sep 1890

Daniel b 17 Oct 1892

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Researcher - Marie - Email


Daniel O'Donnell and Hannah Ferry Household

15 O'Donnell Hannah head 60 farmer / widow
  O'Donnell Michael step son 30 labourer
  O'Donnell Daniel son 18 labourer
  Gallagher Magey niece 10 servant / scholar

Notes :

Daniel O'Donnell, widower, Innismeane, son of Connell, married Norah Ferry, Sheskinbeg, dau of James, 9 Nov 1876.

Witnesses Patrick and Nelly Mulligan


Townland Notes

Feargal O'Donnell and Grace Gallagher
Patrick b. 13 June 1864
Daniel married Bridget Ferry - see above
Neil married Grace Gallagher - see 1901 census Dore

Grace married John Gallagher - see 1901 census Killindarragh
Michael  married 1. Mary Harley (Patrick, Braade) 2. Grace Roarty (Charles, Magheraclogher) - Brooklyn NY - see 1901 census Dore



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