Irish Speakers in the Sixtowns in 1911.
The Irish language was obviously still in use in many households in the Sixtowns right into the twentieth century. English was then the dominant language and Irish was mostly spoken by the older generations around the firesides or in many cases when they did not want the younger ones to know what they were talking about. Many old Irish words were commonly used among the older people right up into the end of the 1900`s.
In the census of 1911 residents of the Sixtowns were asked to state if they had any other language than English and the following people stated that they had Irish.
Pat McNamee (Peter Brian)
Pat and Mary McNamee (Pat John)
Ann McNamee (Pete)
John, Michael and Mary Connolly
John Cleary (Mickey Jack)
John,Susan and Peter Molloy.
+ John Kelly(Molloy) and Ann McSorley (Glenelly)
Francis and Biddy Bradley (Francis)
Anne and John Bradley (Pat Roddy)
Paddy (sen) and Pat Bradley (Hamish)
Tom McSorley (sen)
Pat,Francis, Catherine and Teresa Moran.
Hugh Conway (Mhic)
Hugh McNamee (Hughie)
John, Martha and Catherine Bradley (Jamie Ned)
Eddie and Susan Kelly (Ned)
Thomas and Nancy Conway (Tammy)
Barney and Kate Conway (Barney)
John Duffy (Duibh)
Joe McBride (master)
Catherine and John Murray (servants)
John Gillespie (Sophia)
Susan McKenna (Billy)
Joe Ann and Bridget Bradley
Bridget McMullen (pensioner)
Patrick (sen) Patrick and Mary McBride (Daniel)
James ,Rose and Peter Loughran
Daniel and Bridget Conway (Dan)
John and Bridget McNamee
Michael and Charlie Quinn.
James McNamee (Morris)
Peter McNamee (Pat John)
Sarah and Catherine Cassidy(Kate, Stonehill, Boley)
Joseph and Bridget McConomy
Annie (sen), Jamie, Bridget and Annie Cleary (Tam)
Mary, Sarah, Kathrine, Maggie, John and Nellie.
Neal and Catherine Mullen
Pat and Catherine McNamee (John Donald).