Corcoran Families in Kilcolman Civil Parish, Costello Barony, County Mayo, Griffith's Valuation that was Transferred to County Roscommon in 1898

There were no individuals with the Corcoran Surname documented in Kilcolman Civil Parish, Costello Barony when the Griffith's Valuation was conducted in 1856.

When the Griffith's Valuation was conducted in Kilcolman Civil Parish, Costello Barony in 1856, it was still part of County Mayo. This was one of the border areas that was later transferred to County Roscommon in 1898 under a "Local Government Act." All 28 Townlands in Kilcolman Civil Parish, Costello Barony became part of County Roscommon in this transfer.

The Griffith's Valuation for Kilcolman Civil Parish in Costello Barony showed Roman Catholic Chapels in the Townland of Creggan, and two in the Town of Ballaghaderreen that is part of the Townland of Ballaghaderreen on Chapel Lane and Pound Street. There was also a Church of undocumented affiliaton on Chapel Lane in Ballaghaderreen. Graveyards were noted in the Townlands of Ballyoughter, Creggan and Hawksford and in the Town of Ballaghaderreen that is part of Ballaghaderreen Townland on Chapel Lane. (Griffith, 1 847-1864; 2003, Kilcolman (Costello Barony).

As far as education goes, the only schools I found were a Board of Education Schoolhouse in the Townland of Ballaghaderreen and a Board of Education Female National Schoolhouse on Chapel Lane in the Town of Ballaghadereen. (Griffith, 1847-1864; 2003, Kilcolman (Costello Barony).

The Town of Ballaghaderreen (part of the Townland of Ballaghaderreen) was clearly the hub of economic activity in this Civil Parish. This Town was one of 11 Major Market Towns in County Mayo in the mid 19th Century. I have done a specific page on Ballaghaderreen, and its geographical location is noted on my County Mayo Major Market Towns Map. The Townland of Ballaghaderreen had several plantations, as did several other Townlands in this Civil Parish such as Cloonmeen, Fallsollus, Toobrackan and Tullaghanrock. The Town of Ballaghaderreen also had a Petty Sessions House and Market House on Market Street, a Constabulary Barracks and Revenue Police Barracks on Longford Road, a Dispensary operated by the Board of Guardians of Swineford Union and a pound on Pound Street and Creanage Tolls and a Board of Ordinance Military Barracks on Chapel Lane. Numerous Towns were listed as being a part of Cloonoumney such as Ballyoughter (Brehany), Ballyoughter, Derrachroma, Derreen, Derrynacartha Upper, Derrynacartha Lower, Parkroe, Derrynasleeve and Bank. The only commercial activity in these towns was a forge in Derrynacartha Upper and a Corn Mill and Kiln in Parkroe. The Townland of Creggan had a Corn Mill and Kiln, Hawksford had a Corn Mill, and Toobrackan had two Corn Mills and a Kiln. Herd's Houses were present in the Townlands of Ballaghaderreen and Kilcolman. (Griffiths, 1847-1864; 2003, Kilcolman pt of).

According to the Book "A Various Country, Essays in Mayo History," Viscount Dillon applied for and obtained a patent in 1786 to hold 8 fairs in the Townland of Ballaghaderreen (Gillespie, 1987, p. 84). This number had dropped to 7 by the time the Statistical Survey of Mayo was conducted in 1802. According to this survey fairs were held on February 2, May 1, June 24, August 2, September 8, November 1 and December 22. (McParlan, 1802, p. 47-51). There were two other facts that I found to be of interest regarding Ballaghaderreen in this survey: Balladerrin (as it was spelled in the survey) had a market for grain, and it had one of only two dairies in the county at the time. A Mr. Plunkett owned the dairy.

The River Lung runs through part of the Townland of Creggan (there were also several bog parcels here) and the Townland of Tullyhanrock).

Arthur Robert Costello was the primary landlord in 16 Townlands, Viscount Dillon in 11 (however he dominates the Town of Ballaghaderreen which is large) and Jane Elizabeth Pugh in 1. (Griffith, 1847-1864; 2003, Kilcolman part of ).

I was able to obtain information on these three primary landlords of Kilcolman Civil Parish, Costello Barony from Hussey De Burgh's compilation on "The Landowners of Ireland" (1878). This publication lists landlords in Ireland that held over 500 acres or land valued at over 500 pounds. Arthur Robert Costello was listed as residing at Edmondstown, Ballaghaderin, County Mayo. He held 7,513 acres in County Mayo and 1,038 acres in County Roscommon. Viscount Dillon (Theobald Dominick Geoffrey Dillon-Lee, the 14th Viscount) has his residence in Ireland at Lough Glynn House, Castlerea County Roscommon. He held 83,749 acres in County Mayo, 5,435 acres in County Roscommon and 136 acres in County Westmeath. Jane Elizabeth Pugh who only dominated one Townland in this portion of Kilcolman Civil Parish held 621 acres in County Mayo and her residence was listed as County Sligo. (De Burgh, 1878; 2007, p. 102, 129, 376).