Coffey (Coffy, Coffee) Families Identified in the Townland of Breanamore, Tibohine Civil Parish, Loughglynn and Lisacul Roman Catholic Parish, County Roscommon, Ireland

When the Griffith's Valuation was conducted in 1857 for Tibohine Civil Parish, there were 580 acres in Breanamore. The Townland of Breanamore is part of Frenchpark Barony, Castlereagh Poor Law Union, Loughglynn and Lisacul Roman Catholic Parish and Artagh South DED (Electoral District). The DED (Electoral District) will be necessary information if you decide to search the cancelled books in the Valuation office in Dublin (or have them search the books for you) as that is how the townlands are arranged.

Of the more than 60 Coffy Families that I identified in the Loughglynn and Lisacul Catholic Parish Records, the only catholic church records that acknowledged Coffeys living in Breanamore were death records. They were as follows: Widow Coffey age 82 who died April 23, 1874; Patt Coffey age 63 who died October 23, 1879; Patt Coffey- Widow age 65 who died April 3, 1880 and finally Malachy Coffey who appears to be 50 (hard to read) who died November 3, 1880. The collection of death records at the end of the Loughglynn film is an exception to what I have been finding in my research over the past three years of looking at Irish Catholic Church records.

When the Griffith's Valuation was conducted in 1857 for the Townland of Breanamore, there was little of economic significance (no corn mills, forge, herd's houses etc). There were a large number of parcels that included bog area (7 of which the bog had no value). The Rt Hon and Rev. Lord John de Freyne was the Landlord for all of the parcels in town but 3. Martin Coffey shared parcel 36,37 with Patrick Coffey; Martin held 36a with a House, Office and Land and Patrick held 36b with a house and land. Their parcels covered just over 30 acres with Martin's having a total valuation of 5 pounds, 5 shillings and Patrick with 2 pounds and 15 shillings. Lord De Frayne was the Landlord for both parcels.

The 1901 Ireland Census online provided by the National Archives of Ireland showed only one Coffee Family living in Breanamore. They were as follows: Anne Coffee 40, head of household, farmer who was born in Roscommon and was married; Malachy Coffee 16, son, a farm laborer who was unmarried and born in Roscommon; Mary Coffee 15, daughter, farmer's daughter who was unmarried and born in Roscommon and finally Michael Coffee 12, son who was a scholar, unmarried and born in Roscommon.

This is a work in progress! I will add to it as I uncover more Coffey families with a proven connection to this area. Please contact me if you feel you have Coffey, Brennan, Corcoran or Gahagans from Breanamore or the surrounding townlands, or if you have feedback or suggestions that might enhance this compilation. I would love to hear from you.