Landed Estates
University of Galway

Kilkelly (Summerville)

An estate, centred on the house originally known as Thomastown and later as Summerville, was in the possession of Daniel Moore Kilkelly in the 19th century. When advertised for sale by D.M. Kilkelly’s widow in the mid 1850s the estate consisted of 1,418 acres in the parish of Moylough, barony of Tiaquin, county Galway. A small portion of the estate including Summerville was advertised for sale again in 1864 by Maria E. Kilkelly and Anthony O’Kelly.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Summerville/Thomastown Summerville Moylough Mountbellew Cooloo 153 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M607 494
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Killikelly, 9 Mar 1855, Vol 34, MRGS 39/015, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Kelly & Killikelly, 16 June 1864, Vol 73, MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Kilkelly family, Co Galway, transcripts made 1921 of papers later destroyed in PROI. MS 11164; Trinity College Dublin

Contemporary printed sources