Landed Estates
University of Galway

Burke (Glinsk)

Ulick Burke of Glinsk, parish of Ballynakill, barony of Ballymoe, county Galway, was created a baronet on 2 Aug 1628. Following the death of the 12th baronet in 1884 the title reverted to a descendant of the 4th baronet, namely Theobald Hubert Burke, fourth son of William Burke of Knocknagur. Sir Ulick Burke was granted 4,222 acres in the barony of Ballymoe, by patent dated 23 Feb 1678. The Burke estates at Glinsk and Creggs were advertised for sale in 1853 and both were bought by Allan Pollok. The Glinsk estate was comprised of 3,361 acres in the parish of Ballynakill and the Creggs estate amounted to 4,052 acres in the parish of Kilbegnet, barony of Ballymoe.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glinsk House Glinsk Ballynakill Glennamaddy Ballynakill 83 Ballymoe Galway OSI Ref: M716 671
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Burke & Moretti, 13 Dec 1853, Vol 25, MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of various Burke families, including Burke of Glynsk, Keelogues, Dunamon Castle, Clogh, Kilnalogg, all in Co Galway, 814-1911. MS 169: 175-229; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Burke, Barts of Glynsk, Mount Kelly, Keelogues, Quansboro, Kilnagur, Co Galway, 1658-1909. GO MS 114: 186-191; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of title of Sir Joseph Burke to lands of Glinsk, Co Galway, 1810-1815. M 5430; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Dowell, 6 Nov 1855, Vol 36, MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Glinsk Castle photos. 022/046; Irish Architectural Archive

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Modern printed sources