Ballinrobe History

Photo:This 1570 Derrick image shows a chieftain wearing a decorated leather jacket and hat, hose, square-toes shoes and a mantle. The kern (ceithearnach) wears a woollen jacket with a pleated skirt over a léine with full sleeves. He also wears hose and shoes. The horse boy wears linen or wool léine with full sleeves and roll collar but no hose or shoes.

This 1570 Derrick image shows a chieftain wearing a decorated leather jacket and hat, hose, square-toes shoes and a mantle. The kern (ceithearnach) wears a woollen jacket with a pleated skirt over a léine with full sleeves. He also wears hose and shoes. The horse boy wears linen or wool léine with full sleeves and roll collar but no hose or shoes.

Photo:A drawing by Albrecht Dürer in 1521 shows four men: the one on the left wears a thick, padded acton (Gaelic: cótun), worn in western Europe in the 13th-15th centuries, and still worn in Scotland and Ireland in the 16th century. The second from the left wears chain mail which has given way to plate armour in much of Europe. The man in the middle wears a mantle with a shaggy lining. The two younger men on the right wear jackets with wide sleeves. All men wear léinte (the linen shirts).

A drawing by Albrecht Dürer in 1521 shows four men: the one on the left wears a thick, padded acton (Gaelic: cótun), worn in western Europe in the 13th-15th centuries, and still worn in Scotland and Ireland in the 16th century. The second from the left wears chain mail which has given way to plate armour in much of Europe. The man in the middle wears a mantle with a shaggy lining. The two younger men on the right wear jackets with wide sleeves. All men wear léinte (the linen shirts).

Photo:Anglo Norman Garments c 11th century included leg bandages, hooded mantles, caps, tunics, kirtles with pendant sleeves, veils, wimples and  super-tunics

Anglo Norman Garments c 11th century included leg bandages, hooded mantles, caps, tunics, kirtles with pendant sleeves, veils, wimples and super-tunics

Surnames found around Ballinrobe and Co. Mayo in 1890

By Donor

Surnames that could be found around Ballinrobe and Co. Mayo in general, taken from the register of civil births index of 1890 were:

·         Walsh (Breathnach - Anglo Norman)

·         Gallagher (Galloglass Clans)

·         Kelly (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Malley/O'Malley (Native to Co. Mayo)

·         Moran (Native to Co. Mayo)

·         Duffy  (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         McHale (Native to Co. Mayo)

·         Gibbons (Anglo Norman)

·         Joyce (Anglo Norman)

·         Connor/O'Connor (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Conway (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Higgins (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Murphy (Native to Co. Mayo)

·         Burke/Bourke (Anglo Norman)

·         Reilly/O'Reilly

·         Durkan (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Doherty (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         McHugh (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Sweeney (Galloglass Clans)

·         Lyons (natives from other parts of Ireland)

Other surnames found both in Ballinrobe and around Mayo include:

Ainsworth, Barrett, Bourke, Bowman, Breathnach (Walsh), Carney/Kearney, Cawley, Chambers, Coleman, Costello, Coyle, Dean, Devilly, Derrig, Devir, Diamond, Donnelly, Flynn, Garvin, Gildea, Gillard, Gilmartin, Grealish, Healy, Heneghan, Horan, Jennings, Jordan, Lardner, Lavelle, Lawless, Loftus, Lydon, Lynott, Macken, Maughan, Morley/O'Muraile, Mortimer, Moyles, Moylette, McDonnell, McEvilly, McGing, McLoughlin, McManus, McNally/Nally, McPhilbin, McTighe, Nolan, Ormsby, O'Boyle, O'Cleary, O'Donnell, O'Dowd, Padden, Price, Ruttledge, Sammon, Staunton, Sullivan, Thornton, Tierney, Waldron.

 

This page was added by Averil Staunton on 03/06/2011.
Comments about this page

Hello! My maternal grandfather John J. Swift was born in Ballinrobe in 1882. The Swifts were native to area - I have Giffith's valuation which lists multiple Swift cousins. Was curious why that family name is not included.

Editor: Thank you very much for the imformation. Is anybody able to help with this query please?

By Anne Deery Sheehan
On 24/06/2019

2x Great Grand Uncle Adam Neale married Anne Mayne from Cong, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

By Barbara kelly
On 03/04/2019

Its Lissativa Co. Sligo, that's where my 3x Grt Grandparents Lewis Neale and children were born. Lissativa is a block long and they all attended and were buried in the old Ballinrobe cemetery of Hollymount Church. My 2x great grandparents George Evans and Susan Neale were married had children baptize, married and buried.

Their Daughter my Great-grandmother Mary Ann Evans in 1801 immigrated to Brooklyn NY USA to marry her beloved William O’Leary who was a Wig-maker out of Dublin and married in NY because of religious reason. She was a very proud Irish woman.

Editor: Just to clarify, the Ballinrobe Church of Ireland, is located at the heart of Ballinrobe Town & has its own graveyard attached.

The Hollymount Church of Ireland, in Hollymount village, is about 7 miles away from Ballinrobe.

Thank you for your very interesting additions to this site; much appreciated.

 

By Barbara Kelly
On 01/04/2019

My family names from Ballinrobe proper are George Evans R.I.C, D: 1877 Holymount Church, Ballinrobe

Wife: Susan Neil  same area died in Main Street Ballinrobe proper and was a postmistress when her husband retired.

My cousin married Adam Neale from Lissativa, Co.Sligo on edge of Ballinrobe, Co Mayo. Married: Anne Neale from the Cong.

Editor: Thank you for this information, we appreciate your taking the time to add to our historical data base. Just one query is it Lissativa, Co Mayo or Sligo? Averil 

By Barbara Kelly
On 30/03/2019

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