Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Taaffe

This branch of the Taaffe family appear to be linked to that of the Earls of Carlingford. Portions of the Sligo estate were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1852. In 1866 and 1867 John Taaffe offered for sale his estate at Gleneask and lands at Drumraine, in the barony of Corran, in the Landed Estates Court. In 1880 John West Pollock offered over 500 acres of the Taaffe estate in the barony of Corran for sale in the Land Judges' Court. The lands were held under a lease dated 1678 with covenant to renew for the lives of Christopher Taaffe or his heirs. The Gleneask estate derived from an 1808 lease between Henry King and John Taaffe while the Drumraine lease dated from the same period from the Parke estate. The Taaffe family are also recorded as the owners of 833 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. The family also held extensive properties in Counties Louth and Meath. The Congested Districts Board acquired over 5000 acres of the Taaffe estate in the early twentieth century.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Drimrane Drimrane Cloonoghil Tobercurry Owenmore 76 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G613159
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 25
Gleneask Lodge & Cottage Tullaghaglas Kilmacteige Tobercurry Breencorragh 68 Leyny Sligo OSI Ref: G404170
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Taaffe family correspondence & papers, 17th-18th century. OSB MSS 5. ; Yale University: Beineicke Library
  • Carlingford papers, 17th-18th century. D10/F16, 17. ; Dorset History Centre
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Taaffe, 14 December 1852, Vol 19, MRGS 39/009 (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rent Roll of the Earl of Carlingford, 1754. MacDonagh MSS, VIII, S.R. ; Sligo County Library
  • Pedigree of Taaffe family of counties Louth, Mayo & Sligo, 1284-1835. GO MSS 171 & 172. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Taaffe of Ballymote & of county Louth. GO MSS 171. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Taaffe family of counties Louth, Mayo, Sligo & of France, 1441-1772. GO MSS 165.; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Taaffe, 27 April 1866, Vol 81, MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Taaffe, 15 Janaury 1867, Vol 84, MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Pollock/Taaffe, 12 November 1880, Vol 140, MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources