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1901 Census Kilrean Upper, Killybegs Lower, Co Donegal

 

This Census was submitted by Berni, transcribed by Lindel, and forms part of the Donegal Genealogy Resources Website

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No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Lang
                     
1 Keary Anne Head RC RW 39 Farmer Single Donegal  
  McCay Mary Anne Visitor RC RW 15 Sprigging Single Donegal  
                     
2 McCay Patrick Head RC RW 56 Farmer Widower Donegal IE
  McCay John Son RC RW 18 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  McCay Patrick Son RC Only reads 16 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
                     
  Anthony O'Donnell and Mary O'Donnell Household          
3 O'Donnell Anthony Head RC RW 47 Farmer/Postmaster Married Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Mary Wife RC RW 35 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Mary Dau RC Only reads 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell Margaret Dau RC Only reads 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell Patrick Son RC Can't read 5 Scholar Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell Daniel Son RC Can't read 2   Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell James C Son RC Can't read 1   Single Donegal  
 

Notes:

Anthony O'Donnell (Daniel) married Mary O'Donnell (James, Kincasslagh) on Apr 6 1891 in St Mary's Belcruit

Anthony son of Daniel O'Donnell and Mary Breslin - see household 15

Mary O'Donnell dau of James O'Donnell (James) and Margaret Crerand (John) - see 1901 census Kincasslagh
Dau Catherine Mary b 25 Sep 1901, bap 25 Sep, Godparents Joseph Breslin and Rose McDevitt

Researcher: Rachel - Email

                     
  Patrick Ward and Anne Boyle Household          
4 Ward Patrick Head RC RW 36 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Ward Annie Wife RC RW 26 Sprigging Married Donegal IE
  Ward Unity Sister RC Can't read 30? Sprigging Single Donegal IE
                     
5 Mulhern Kate Head RC Only reads 40 Faarmer Widower Donegal IE
  Mulhern Bridget Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  Mulhern Patrick John Son RC RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  Meehan Grace Lodger RC RW 29 Nursing Married Donegal IE
  Meehan Patrick Lodger RC   1   Single Donegal  
                     
  John McConnell and Rose Gallagher Household          
6 McConnell John Head RC RW 60 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  McConnell Ellen Wife RC Can't read 40 Farmer's wife Married Donegal IE
  McConnell Annie Dau RC RW 16 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
  McConnell John Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  McConnell William Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McConnell Mary Dau RC RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
 

Note:

Mary b 28 Nov 1892 to John McConnell and Rose Gallagher, bapt 29 Nov, Godparents Hugh and Grace Gallagher

                     
7 Hegarty John Head RC RW 67 Farmer Widower Donegal IE
  Hegarty Connell Son RC RW 26 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  Hegarty Annie Dau RC RW 20 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
  Hegarty Mary Dau RC RW 18 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
                     
8 Byrne Connell Head RC RW 35? Labouring Single Donegal IE
  Byrne Charles Brother RC RW 26 Labouring Single Donegal IE
  Byrne Bridget Sister RC RW 28 Housekeeper Single Donegal IE
  Byrne Margaret Sister RC RW 24 Sprigging Single Donegal IE
  K?ney Maggie Servant RC RW 19 Sprigging Single Donegal IE
                     
  Thady Byrne and Mary Mulherin Household          
9 Byrne Thady Head RC RW 40 Labouring Married Donegal IE
  Byrne Mary Wife RC RW 42 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
 

Notes:

Thady Byrne, Meenawannia, son of Michael, married Mary Byrne, Strawoaghter Glebe, dau of Patrick, 15 Feb 1885 in Glenties. Witnesses John Gallagher and Margaret Mulherin,

Strawoaghter

                     
10 Byrne John Head RC Only reads 40 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Byrne Mary Wife RC RW 25 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Byrne Kate B Dau RC Can't read 3   Single Donegal  
  Byrne Mary Anne Dau RC Can't read 1   Single Donegal  
  Breslin Shawn Servant RC Can't read 52 Farm labr Single Donegal Dumb only
                     
11 Brennan Rose Wife RC Only reads 71 Spinster Widow Donegal IE
  Brennan Francis Son RC Only reads 40 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Brennan Rose Dau RC Only reads 39 Knitter Single Donegal IE
  Brennan Mary Dau RC RW 34 Knitter Single Donegal IE
  Brennan Con Son RC RW 29 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Gaffigan Peter Boarder RC RW 31 Tea traveller Single Donegal IE
                     
12 Furey James Head RC Can't read 80 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Furey Mary Wife RC Can't read 80yr11mths Knitter Married Donegal Only Irish
  Furey Patrick Son RC Can't read 50 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Furey Sarah Dau RC Can't read 43 Knitter Single Donegal IE
  Furey John Son RC Can't read 48 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Furey Anne Dau-in-law RC Only reads 40 Knitter Married Donegal IE
  Furey James Gson RC RW 9yr6mths Scholar Single Donegal IE
  Furey Peter Gson RC RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  Furey Michael Gson RC Can't read 6 Scholar Single Donegal Only Irish
  Furey Katy Gdau RC Can't read 4yr9mth Scholar Single Donegal Only Irish
  Furey Patrick Gson RC Can't read 2   Single Donegal Only Irish
  Furey Bridget Gdau RC Can't read 2   Single Donegal Only Irish
  Furey Sarah Gdau RC Can't read 1yr6mths   Single Donegal Only Irish
  Gallagher James Servant RC RW 18yr6mths Servant Single Donegal Only Irish
  McGinty Anne? Lodger RC Can't read 79 Knitter Single Donegal Only Irish
  Gallagher Grace Servant RC Can't read 19 Servant Single Donegal IE
                     
13 McDyre James Head RC RW 48 Natl Sch Teacher Married Donegal IE
  McDyre Ellen Wife RC RW 35 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  McDyre Daniel J Son RC RW 19 Farm labr Single Donegal IE
  McDyre Alexander Son RC RW 17 Scholar Single Donegal IE
                     
  Condy Gallagher and Anne O'Donnell Household          
14 Gallagher Condy Head RC RW 50 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Gallagher Anne Wife RC RW 46 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Gallagher Annie Maria Dau RC RW 26 Workmistress Natl Sch Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Maggie Dau RC RW 21 Teacher of machine knitting Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Gertrude Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Daniel Son RC RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Gallagher Hugh Son RC RW 4 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Boyle Neil Relative RC RW 17 Carpenter/painter Single Donegal  
  Cunnea Bridget Relative RC RW 20 Dressmaker Single Donegal  
 

Notes:

Condy Gallagher, Meenagolan, Killaghtee, son of Condy, married Anne O'Donnell, Kilrean Upper, dau of Bernard, 24 Feb 1873. Witnesses Patrick Gallagher, Meenagolan and

Bridget McDyer, Kilrean - see scan of Marriage Register (Note that the register records the bride as Mary - this was corrected in the civil registrations)

Condy's brother John married Mary O'Donnell, sister of his wife Anne - see 1901 census Meentinadea

Anne O'Donnell dau of Brian/Bernard O'Donnell and Peggy O'Boyle - see household 15

Children of Brian/Bernard O'Donnell and Peggy O'Boyle :

Michael O'Donnell b. 1853 d. 1864
Ann O'Donnell m Condy Gallagher

Mary O'Donnell m John Gallagher - see 1901 census Meentinadea

                     
  Daniel O'Donnell and Mary Breslin Household          
15 O'Donnell Daniel Head RC RW 70 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Mary Wife RC RW 69 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  McDevitt John Servant RC RW 27 Domestic svt Single Donegal  
  Breslin Susan Servant RC RW 23 Domestic svt Single Donegal  
 

Notes:

Daniel son of Anthony O'Donnell and Brid McNelis

Mary's family - see 1901 census Kilrean Lower

Children of Anthony O'Donnell and Brid McNelis :

Daniel m Mary Breslin

Seamus m Nancy Molloy - son James m Catherine Gallagher - see household 18

Brian m Peggy O'Boyle - dau Anne m Con Gallagher - see household 14
Mary m Edward Molloy
Ann m James McHugh (settled in USA after being evicted from their home)

Children of Daniel and Mary :

Annie m Patrick Quigley - see 1901 census Drumnacross
Dan m Catherine Flood
Kate became nun - M.Benedict
Brigid m Frank McGlinchey - see 1901 census Sandfield
John (Dr) b 26 Feb 1868, bap 26 Feb, Godparents Patrick and Anne Brisland, m Sally Connolly
Anthony m Mary O'Donnell - see household 3
Patrick (Cardinal) - see 1901 census Southwell Terrace, Letterkenny & Biography and information
Rose became nun - M.Brigid
Mary m Patrick O'Donnell, Currin, son of Hugh, 1 Oct 1881. Witnesses Patrick Manelis and Madge Gallagher, Sandfield - see 1901 census Derryness

Researcher : Neil - Email

                     
16 Kennedy Francis Head RC RW 73 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Mary Wife RC RW 69 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Charles Son RC RW 45 Plasterer Single Donegal IE
  Kennedy James Son RC RW 34 Drapers assistant Single Donegal IE
                     
  Patrick Harrison and Bridget Molloy Household          
17 Harrison Patrick Head RC Can't read 41 Agricultural labr Married Donegal IE
  Harrison Bridget Wife RC Can't read 38 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Harrison Mary Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  Harrison Ellen Dau RC RW 8yr11mth Scholar Single Donegal IE
  Harrison Annie B Dau RC Can't read 2   Single Donegal  
                     
  James O'Donnell and Catherine Gallagher Household          
18 1901                  
  O'Donnell Catherine Head RC RW 42 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  O'Donnell James Son RC RW 18 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Annie Dau RC RW 17 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Mary Dau RC RW 15 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Anthony Son RC RW 13 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Elizabeth Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Ellen Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Cassie Dau RC RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Maggie Dau RC RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Rose A Dau RC Can't read 4   Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell Agnes Dau RC Can't read 2   Single Donegal  
  1911                  
  O'Donnell James Head RC RW 64 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Catherine Wife RC RW 55 11 children born/living Married 31 yrs Donegal IE
  O'Donnell James Son RC RW 28 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Elizabeth Dau RC RW 21 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Ellen Dau RC RW 19   Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Maggie Dau RC RW 16   Single Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Agnes Dau RC RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal IE
                     
 

Notes:

Catherine Gallagher, Galwolie, Kilteevoge, dau of Michael, married James O'Donnell, Kilrean Upper, Killybegs Lower, 7 Feb 1880, witnesses Peter Gallagher &

Catherine O'Donnell

Catherine Gallagher dau of Michael (Dan) Gallagher and Mary McGlynn - see 1901 census Galwolie (notes)

James son of Seamus O'Donnell and Nancy Molloy

Children of Seamus and Nancy :

Jimmy Mor m Catherine Gallagher
Dan m Brigid McDevitt (USA)
Edward b.1865 (Christian Brothers)  
John m Margaret ?
Anthony (Christian Brothers)
Mary m John Early, Mullanard (Meenachallow) - see 1901 census Meenachallow
Patrick m Mary O'Donnell
Peter m.?

Seamus son of Anthony O'Donnell and Brid McNelis

Children of Anthony O'Donnell and Brid McNelis :

Daniel m Mary Breslin - see household 15

Seamus m Nancy Molloy

Brian m Peggy O'Boyle - see household 14
Mary m Edward Molloy
Ann m James McHugh (settled in USA after being evicted from their home)

Children of James & Catherine (11 born/11 living in 1911) :

Michael Joseph b 10 Feb 1881, bap 13 Feb, Godparents Condy and Ellen Gallagher. Became Professor of Moral Theology in Maynooth. Died 1943

James William b 17 Jul 1882, bap 17 Jul, Godparents Anthony and Bridget O’Donnell
Mary Agnes b 14 Oct 1885, bap 14 Oct, Godparents Patrick and Mary O’Donnell m Charles Kennedy. Dau Mary taught at Croaghs School
1934 - 52
Anthony b 25 Aug 1887, bap 26 Aug, Godparents James and Bridget McDyer
Elizabeth b 8 Jul 1889, bap 9 Jul, Godparents Condy & Anne Gallagher
Bridget? Ellen b 6 Apr 1891, bap 7 Apr, Godparents Neal and Anne Early m William Boyle of Letterkenny
Cassie

Maggie

Rose Agnes b 19 Jun 1896, bap 19 Jun, Godparents Anthony and Mary O’Donnell
Agnes b 4 Nov 1898, bap 5 Nov, Godparents John and Mary Early

Anne
Lily

Researcher: Lindel - Email

Photograph

James & Catherine O'Donnell (submitted by Michael K)

                     
19 McElwee Margaret Head CofI Can't read 83 Housekeeper Single Donegal  
                     
  Condy Gallagher and Anne Furey Household          
20 Gallagher Condy Head RC Can't read 72 Farmer Married Donegal Only Irish
  Gallagher Anne Wife RC Can't read 52 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Gallagher Hugh Son RC Can't read 24 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Patrick Son RC Can't read 20 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Bridget Dau RC RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Con Nephew RC Only reads 10 Scholar Single Donegal IE
 

Notes:

Dau Mary b 12 Feb 1883, bapt Glenties 13 Feb, Godparents Anthony Gallagher and Bridget Furey - see 1901 census Glenties, Gortnamucklagh Portion

- married Thomas McGettigan - see 1901 census Drumroosk Middle, Killymard

                     
21 Furey Denis Head RC Can't read 20 Farmer Single Donegal IE
                     
  Patrick Maguire and Rose Cannon Household          
22 Maguire Rose Head RC Only reads 60 Farmer Widow Donegal IE
  Maguire Mary Anne Dau RC RW 22 Knitter Single Donegal IE
  Maguire Denis Son RC RW 20 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  Maguire Anne Sister RC Can't read 55 Knitter Single Donegal IE
 

Notes:

Patrick Maguire, son of Hugh, married Rose Cannon, dau of Denis, 13 Jan 1874 in Glenties. Witnesses Charles Kennedy and Anne Ward

                     
23 Kennedy James Head RC RW 80 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Anne Wife RC Can't read 75 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Daniel Son RC RW 20 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  Kennedy Michael Son RC Can't read 22 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
                     
24 Kennedy Peter Head RC Only reads 69 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Mary Wife RC Only reads 65 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Ann Dau RC RW 43 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
                     
25 Kennedy Charles Head RC RW 39 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Kennedy Mary Sister RC RW 41 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
  Kennedy Bridget Sister RC RW 31 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
                     
  James Haire and Anne Boyle Household          
26 Haire James Head RC Can't read 43 Labouring Married Donegal IE
  Haire Annie Wife RC RW 41 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Haire James Son RC RW 19 Labouring Single Donegal IE
  Haire Mary Dau RC RW 17 Hosiery Single Donegal IE
  Haire Ellen Dau RC RW 14 Manufacturers Single Donegal  
  Haire Annie Dau RC RW 13 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Haire John Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Haire Patrick Son RC RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Haire Joseph Son RC RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Haire Matthew Son RC Can't read 5   Single Donegal  
  Haire Francis Son RC Can't read 3   Single Donegal  
  Haire Catherine Dau RC Can't read 3mths   Single Donegal  
  Boyle Bridget Mother-in-law RC RW 68   Widow Donegal IE
                     
27 Kennedy James Head RC Can't read 69 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Anne Wife RC Only reads 67   Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy John Son RC RW 38 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  Kennedy James Son RC RW 29 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  Kennedy Peter Son RC RW 36 Tea agent Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Mary Dau-in-law RC Only reads 3?   Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy James Gson RC Only reads     Single Donegal IE
  Thomas James Cousin RC RW     Single Donegal  
  McDevitt Connell Nephew RC Only reads     Single Donegal  
                     
28 McCafferty James Head RC RW 70 Farmer Widower Donegal IE
  McCafferty Mary Dau RC RW 30 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
                     
  John McNelis and Hannah Dorrian Household          
29 McNelis John Head RC RW 32 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  McNelis Hannah Wife RC RW 30 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  McNelis Andrew Brother RC RW 30 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Joseph Son RC Only reads 5 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Maryann Dau RC Only reads 3 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McNelis Rosemaria Dau RC Can't read 1   Single Donegal  
                     
  Michael Cannon and Anne Ward Household          
30 Cannon Michael Head RC Can't read 60 Farmer Widower Donegal IE
  Cannon Mary Dau RC RW 20 Housekeeper Single Donegal IE
  Cannon Bridget Dau RC RW 17 Sprigging Single Donegal IE
 

Notes:

Michael Cannon, son of John, married Anne Ward, dau of Michael, 16 Jan 1875 in Glenties. Witnesses John and Rose McNelis

                     
  John Cannon and Catherine Duggan Household          
31 Cannon Michael Head RC RW 28 Labouring Single Donegal IE
  Cannon John Brother RC RW 30 Labouring Single Donegal IE
  Cannon Bridget Sister RC RW 20 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
 

Note:

Dau Anne b 24 Sep 1871, bap 24 Sep in Glenties. Godparents James Kennedy and Anne O'Donnell

                     
  Francis Kennedy and Mary Ward Household          
32 Kennedy Francis Head RC RW 44 Shopkeeper Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy Mary Wife RC RW 40 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Kennedy John Francis Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Kennedy Michael Joseph Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Kennedy Thomas Son RC RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Kennedy James Son RC Can't read 5   Single Donegal  
  McGettigan James Servant RC RW 24 Gen Domestic svt Single Donegal IE
 

Note:

Michael Joseph b 24 Fen 1891, bapt Glenties 24 Feb, Godparents James and Anne Kennedy

                     
  Neil and Rose McNelis Household          
33 McNelis Rose Head RC Only reads 80 Shopkeeper Widow Donegal IE
  McNelis Rose Dau RC RW 36 Embroidery agent Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Ellen Dau RC RW 34 Assistant grocer Single Donegal IE
  Breslin Ellie Gdau RC RW 14 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Breslin Winnie Gdau RC RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Hegarty Patrick Servant RC RW 23 Gen Domestic svt Single Donegal  

 

Notes:

Condy married Bridget Quigley - see below
Mary married Patrick Breslin - see 1901 census Kilrean Lower
Winnie married Neil Breslin

                     
34 Ward Thomas Head RC RW 36 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Ward Anne Mother RC Can't read 76   Widow Donegal Only Irish
  Cannon Rose Niece RC Only reads 15 Housekeeper Single Donegal IE
                     
35 McHugh Lizzie Head RC RW 50 Housekeeper Widow Tyrone  
  McHugh Patrick Son RC Can't read 24 Farm labr Single Donegal IE
  McHugh Mary Dau RC RW 22 Domestic svt Single Donegal IE
  McHugh Samuel Son RC Can't read 20 Farm labr Single Donegal  
  McHugh Sarah Dau RC RW 18 Domestic svt Single Donegal  
                     
36 McElwee William Head CofI Can't read 64 Farmer Single Donegal  
  McElwee Margaret Sister CofI Only reads 50 Housekeeper Single Donegal  
                     
37 Breslin Anne Head RC RW 43 Dressmaker Single Donegal IE
                     
38 Bryce Catherine Head RC Only reads 48 Embroiderer Widow Donegal IE
  Bryce Neal Son RC RW 21 General labr Single Donegal  
  Bryce Katie Dau RC RW 17 Factory worker/machine knitting Single Donegal  
  Bryce Marnie Dau RC RW 13 Factory worker/machine knitting Single Donegal  
                     
  Condy McNelis and Bridget Quigley Household          
39 McNelis Bridget Head RC Can't read 48 Dressmaker Widow Donegal IE
  McNelis Rose A Dau RC RW 19 Dressmaker Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Patrick Son RC RW 18 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Neil Son RC RW 16 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Con Son RC RW 13 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Maggie Theresa Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Hugh Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal IE
  McNelis Ellen Dau RC RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal IE
 

Notes:

Condy McNelis, son of Neil, married Bridget Quigley, Drumnacross, dau of Patrick, 2 Feb 1869 at Glenties. Witnesses Patrick and Mary McGragh, Glenties

                     
40 McDwyer Shawn Head RC RW 73 Farmer Widower Donegal IE
  McDwyer John Son RC RW 35 Farmer's son Married Donegal IE
  McDwyer Bridget Dau-in-law RC RW 25 Housekeeper Married Donegal  
  McDwyer Mary Ellen Gdau RC Can't read 3   Single Donegal  
  McDwyer John Joseph Gson RC Can't read 2   Single Donegal  
                     
  John McDyer abd Grace Lyons Household          
41 McDwyer Annie Head RC RW 26 Dressmaker Single Donegal IE
  McDwyer Andrew Brother RC RW 30 Flannel merchant Single Donegal