Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Kirwan (Gardenfield)

An estate in the parish of Tuam, county Galway, was restored to Martin Kirwan and his eldest son Richard, by a grant of 1677 and included Tobberkeigh (Blindwell) and Ballyetrasna (Gardenfield). The Gardenfield estate amounting to 1,843 acres was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in April 1854 by James and Robert Kirwan. It appears that the estate was not sold as Henry Kirwan of Gardenfield still owned 1,403 acres in county Galway and 492 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s. The burial vault of this family is in Kilbannon cemetery.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
The Grove Town Parks 2nd Division Tuam Tuam Tuam Urban 215 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M435 517
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 39
Gardenfield Gardenfield Tuam Tuam Killeen 220 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M421 550
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 39
Ballygaddy Ballygaddy Kilbennan Tuam Tuam Rural 222 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M421 542
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Kirwan, 21 Apr 1854, Vol 27, MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Estate records of Denis J. Kirwan and Sons, land agents, Tuam, mid 19th - mid 20th centuries, including account book of rents received, 1909-1921. Acc. No. 5124; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources