Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cuff (Esker)

James Cuff, Esker, is recorded as a resident proprietor of county Galway in 1824. He was a member of the family of Cuff of Creagh, Ballinrobe, county Mayo. Townlands in the parishes of Toomore, barony of Gallen, county Mayo and Killogilleen, barony of Dunkellin and Ballymacward, barony of Tiaquin in county Galway, were advertised for sale in December 1851 by Gregory Cuff, eldest son and heir of James Cuff. Flynn writes that Cuff held his Esker property from Andrew Browne of Mounthazel. Captain James Martin, Bloomfield, county Sligo was the purchaser of the Esker and Toomore properties.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Esker Lodge Esker Ballymacward Mountbellew Annagh 143 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M681 404
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cuff, 19 Dec 1851, Vol 12, MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of Esker, barony of Tiaquin, surveyed for James Cuff of Creagh by Patrick Browne, Sept 1823. 16.H.5(11); National Library of Ireland
  • Map of Esker, Co Galway, estate of James Cuff of Creagh, by Henry Joynt and Son, 1841. 16.H.5(17); National Library of Ireland
  • Map of townland of Ballyviane [Ballyweeaun], parish of Ross, county Galway, the property of James Cuffe, Creagh, May 1828. 16 H 5 (12); National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources