Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Burke (Ballydugan)

Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland indicates that Michael Burke of Ballintober, county Roscommon purchased the Ballydugan property from the Lynch family around 1726. The OS Name Books record Thomas Burke of Ballydugan as a proprietor in the parish of Ardrahan in the 1830s. William Burke purchased the former Kelly estate at Lisduff, parish of Tynagh, barony of Longford, from the 2nd Marquess of Sligo in the late 1820s. The Ballydugan estate remained in the Burke family until divided in the early 20th century though some of the demesne lands are still owned by the family. William Burke, son of the Reverend John Burke, Vicar of Kilcolgan, was agent to the Guinness family of Ashford Castle and his son William Creaghe Burke lived at Cloonee.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloonee Cloonee Ballinrobe Ballinrobe Ballinrobe 23 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M181 691
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38
Ballydugan Ballydoogan Kilmeen Loughrea Kilmeen 123 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M679169
OS Sheet: 106
Discovery map: 52
Lisloughrey Lislaughera Cong Ballinrobe Cong 31 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M155 544
OS Sheet: 120
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Photocopy of the pedigree of the Burke family of Ballyduggan, 10th-20th centuries. Acc. No. 999/347; National Archives of Ireland
  • Ballydugan, Photographs. 024/066.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes copy certificates of grants of probate, Thomas Burke of Ballydoogan 1758 & William Burke, 1793. Small Accs. Index 105, T.11,830-11,831; National Archives of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Burkes of Ballydugan papers, 1707 – 1970, GP6. small collection which includes marriage settlements and leases, and also personal letters of various family members, ; Galway County Council Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources