Corcoran Families Hailing from Cloonawillin, Crossmolina, County Mayo Ireland Documented in the England Census, Ireland Census, Passenger Lists, Griffith's Valuation, Tithe Applotment Books and a Variety of Other Resources

Cloonawillin was a Townland of just over 134 acres in the mid 19th century. When the Griffith's Valuation was conducted for Cloonawillin in 1856, the Earl of Arran was the Landlord for everyone in Town. There may very well have been Corcorans living in Cloonawillin, but they weren't listed in this compilation as occupiers of property with a Landlord. The Tithe applotment books for Cloonawillin, Crossmolina Parish in Mayo show that there were was at least one Michael Corcoran there in 1879.

Cloonawillin is centrally located in the middle of Crossmolina Civil Parish lying west of the town of Crossmolina separated by Lecarrow (I have found concentrations of Corcorans in all three of these towns in the Catholic Church microfilm). Of interest is that there is a Cloonawillin as well as a Lecarrow in Ballysakeery, a Civil Parish that lies just northeast of Crossmolina Civil Parish.

I did a search of both the 1901 and the 1911 Ireland Census for the Townland of Cloonawillin in its District Electoral Division, Crossmolina North DED, and was unable to find any Corcorans, Walshes, Kilroys, Horans or Carnys. Thus far in the Crossmolina Catholic Parish Microfilm I have identified several different Corcoran Families hailing from Cloonawillin in the early years of this film (1838-1849). The images are difficult to read but they appear to be as follows

  1. Hugh Corcoran and Margaret Walsh
  2. Honor Corcoran and Bryan Kilroy
  3. Dominick? Corcoran and ? Horan
  4. Ellen Corcoran and Thos Carny or Cain?
Place Name Mentioned Census or Other Record Date Father/Husband Mother/ Wife Child Miscellaneous Info.
Cloonawillin, Crossmolina Civil Parish, County Mayo Ireland Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837 on the National Archives of Ireland Website 1833 Corcoran, Michl     There are two different entries for Michl Corcoran in this compilation; I am not sure if they are the same Michl. The properties appear to be a mixture of wet pasture and moor. I am not sure how to decipher the quantity of land in acreage. Of interest is that on they mention the tithe applotment for a Michl Corcoran in this town for 1879? which exceeds the date range for this resource.