Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bodkin (Carrowbeg & Thomastown)

This branch of the Bodkin family owned an estate of 2,900 acres granted to them by patent dated 29 May 1679, mainly in the baronies of Clare and Tiaquin, county Galway. Their history was marred by the murder of family members following a family feud in the early 1740s. Hyacinth Bodkin of Thomastown was the son of the survivor of this massacre. Parts of the original estate were acquired by the Bodkins of Castletown and in the 19th century the remainder of the Carrowbeg estate passed to the Lynches of Shannonbridge.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Carrowbeg House Carrowbeg North Belclare Tuam Claretuam 209 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M370 503
OS Sheet: 43
Discovery map: 39
Summerville/Thomastown Summerville Moylough Mountbellew Cooloo 153 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M607 494
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 46
Bingarra Bingarra Monivea Loughrea Graigabbey 113 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M536311
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates Court (O'Brien) rentals. Bodkin, 22 November 1855, Vol 37 MRGS 39/017 (Microfilm copy at NUIG).; National Archives of Ireland
  • 33 deeds re affairs of Bodkin & Clarke families, Co Galway, including the will of D.Hunt, 17th-19th centuries. D.10,266-10,298; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of Cloonkeen, barony of Clare, by order of Mrs Hyacinth Bodkin of Thomastown, by Pat Redington, April 1813. 21.F.76(27); National Library of Ireland
  • Kirwan Papers, include deed of conveyance of lands of Poolavalley & Gorthack, barony of Clare, Hyacinth Bodkin, late of Thomastown to John Kirwan of Castlehackett, 10 June 1807. LE8/3; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

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Modern printed sources