Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Kirwan (Carnaun & Dalgin)

Denis Kirwan was a land agent resident at Carnaun, near Tuam, county Galway. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Mary Anne Kirwan held the 58 acres of Carnaun in the parish of Tuam, barony of Dunmore, county Galway from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Denis J. Kirwan of Churchfield, Tuam and Carnaun, married Louisa Birmingham in 1866, having previously purchased the Dalgin estate from her brother Michael in 1863. In 1884 Denis J. Kirwan inherited the Millbrook part of the Dalgin estate from John Birmingham and the Kirwans lived at Dalgin until the mid 20th century. In June 1927 the ''Tuam Herald'' reported that the Land Commission had acquired named townlands, part of the estate of Denis Birmingham Kirwan. Denis J. Kirwan and his son Denis B. Kirwan acted as agents for many landlords in the Tuam and surrounding locality. Their records, now in the National Library of Ireland, date from the 1850s to the mid 20th century.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Dalgin Dalgin Addergoole Tuam Milltown 198 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M421 646
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 39
Millbrook Lack Addergoole Tuam Milltown 198 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M408640
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 39
Carnaun/Carnane Carnaun Tuam Tuam Killeen 220 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M432 572
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Records of Denis J. Kirwan and Sons, land agents, mid 19th - mid 20th centuries. Kirwan of Tuam & Dalgin, Collection List 142; National Library of Ireland
  • Kirwan Papers, marriage settlement of Denis Kirwan of Tuam & Celia Burke of Athenry. 27 Dec 1837. LE8/7; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources