Gahagan (Goaghan, Goghan, Geoghegan, Gaughan) Families Identified in Tibohine Civil Parish, County Roscommon, Ireland Townlands of the Griffith's Valuation, Loughglynn and Lisacul Roman Catholic Parish Records and other Resources

The Roman Catholic Parish Records covering Loughglynn and Lisacul Roman Catholic Parish in County Roscommon (a parish that borders County Mayo) had 4 Gahagan (Geoghegan, Gehgan, Gahoughan variants) families documented in the three sections of microfilm 989753. Three different Townlands were associated with these surnames: Kilroddan, Ballyglass and Lisacul. Kilroddan is a Townland of 204 acres, Ballyglass has two sections Ballyglass East (403 acres) and Ballyglass West (283 acres), and Lisacul a Townland that is about a km east of Lissydaly.


When the Griffith's Valuation was conducted in 1857 for Tibohine Civil Parish, there was only one Gahagan (variant Geoghegan) occupier noted. Anne Geoghegan who held a house, parcel 6 46 in the Townland of Loughglinn, Village of Loughglinn. Her landlord was Patrick Rogers. It is evident upon looking at the Griffith's Valuation for this townland that it was a hub of economic activity for the area. There was a Fair Green, Tolls and Customs of Fairs, a Dispensary, Bakehouse, Stables and a Forge. Viscount Dillon was the most prevalent Landlord in the area controlling 24 parcels and holding one in fee. (Griffiths, 1847-1864, Tibohine).

According to Samuel Lewis and his Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, a large portion of Loughglinn was composed of bog area. Fairs were held in town in May, July, September and October, and there was a Roman Catholic Chapel located here as well. (Lewis, Samuel, 1835, 2005, p. 314). When the Statistical Survey of the County of Roscommon was carried out in 1832, the pasture area around the Town of Loughglinn was documented as being quite fertile and was used for grazing cattle rather than crops. (Weld, 1832, p. 302-303).

1901 Ireland Census. I didn't find any Gahagan families (or variations of the surname) in the online compilation for Tibohine Civil Parish Townlands in the 1901 Ireland Census provided by the National Archives of Ierland.

This is a work in progress!

Please contact me if you have Gahagan, Goaghan, Goghan, Geoghegan, Gaughan (or other variations) Families from the Loughglynn and Lisacul Catholic Parish or its surroundings. I would welcome any feedback you might have on my research.

Geoghegan families were identified in the following Townlands in Loughglynn and Lisacull Roman Catholic Parish Records as well as the Griffith's Valuation and will be the subject of more extensive research:

Ballyglass Kilroddan Loughglinn Lisacul