Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Dennis (Bermingham House)

In the 1830s John Irwin Dennis leased Bermingham House and estate from the Trotter family and bought the property in 1851 in the Encumbered Estates' Court. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the estate of John Irwin Dennis was situated in the parishes of Dunmore and Tuam, barony of Dunmore, county Galway. John Irwin Dennis left his Bermingham estate to his nephew John Dennis, a remarkable horseman and huntsman. Although located in the townland of Birmingham Demesne, the house and estate appear to be generally referred to as 'Bermingham'.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fiddaun Lodge Fiddaun Kilkerrin Glennamaddy Shankill 80 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M633 542
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 39
Bermingham/Birmingham House Birmingham Demesne Tuam Tuam Tuam Rural 222 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M468 532
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 39
Carrowroe House Carrowroe North Lickerrig Loughrea Kilconierin Athenry Galway OSI Ref: M574239
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Trotter, 18 Mar 1851, Vol 6, MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Bermingham photos & press cuttings. 093/061 & 047/016; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources