Gahagan (Goaghan, Goghan, Geoghegan, Gaughan) Families from the Townland of Ballaghaderreen, Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Roscommon, Ireland in Church, Ireland Census and Other Records

The Townland of Ballaghaderreen was transferred from County Mayo to County Roscommon, Ireland via a Local Government Act in 1898. Ballaghaderreen was one of 28 different Townlands transferred from Kilcolman Civil Parish in this act. I have found 3 different Gaughan Families that describe Ballaghaderreen as their residence in the records of the Ballaghaderreen Catholic Parish microfilm. There were both Gahagan and Geoghegan sponsors of baptisms in the early years of this film, but no Townlands of origin were given. There are other Gaughans in this film who had origins in both the Backs, Ballina and Belmullet areas of Mayo and one Gaughan ended up in Cleveland Ohio. It remains to be seen if they are related in any way.

The following Gahagans (and all variations) sponsored baptisms in records that identified Ballaghaderreen as a place of residence:

  1. Hugh Geoghegan sponsored the baptism of Mary Ellen, daughter of Patrick McGee and Honoria Davis in April 1890.
Gahagan and variations Spouse Townland; Record resource Event Date Child; Misc. Info.
Gahagan, George, occupier of parcel   Town of Ballaghaderreen, County Mayo, Ireland; Longford Road Griffith's Valuation conducted 1857   George held parcel 59-73 with a House, Office and yard; Total Valuation 6 Pounds, 10 Shillings; Patrick Peyton Landlord
Geoghegan, George, Occupier of Parcel   Ballaghaderreen, County Mayo, Ireland Griffith's Valuation conducted in 1857   George held parcel 35a, land with an area of 30 perches, total valuation 4 shillings; Patrick Peyton Landlord
Geoghegan, George, Occupier of Parcel   Ballaghaderreen, County Mayo, Ireland Griffith's Valuation conducted 1857   George held parcel 46, land with an area of 4 acres, 2 roods, 24 perches, total valuation 5 pounds; Landlord Viscount Dillon
Gaughan, Edward, 18 yr old unmarried student bornin Couty Mayo   Ballaghaderreen, Ballaghaderreen DED, County Roscommon; House 257.2 1901 Ireland Census   many other students at this address as well
Gaughan, John, 31 yr old unmarried shop assistant Grocery born in Mayo,   Ballaghaderreen, 1 Main Street 1911 Ireland Census   living with McHugh Family from Sligo.
Gaughan, Augustine of Ballaghaderreen D'Arcy, Margaret Mary of Ballaghaderreen   M 12/30/1952 Richard Gaughan of Belmullet witnessed the marriage. Augustine was the son of Austin Gaughan and Annie Moran of Belmullet; He was bpatized in Belmullet May 3, 1931
Gaughan, Patrick of Ballaghaderreen Derry, Eva of Ballaghaderreen   M 6/28/1954 Patrick was the son of Walter Gaughan and Brigid Finnerty of Backs, Ballina; He was baptized in Backs Ballina 2/21/1904;
Gaughan, Annie of Ballaghaderreen Evratt?, Joseph of Navan St Michael's Dunleavy M and Letter of Freedom 9/15/1936? Letter of Freedom; 9/16/1936? Marriage