Landed Estates
NUI Galway

McDonnell (Doocastle)

A small estate in the parish of Kilturra, barony of Costello, county Mayo, held on lease from the Lindsey Bucknalls from the late 18th century. Quinn records that the house and demesne were advertised for sale in 1873 and that the house was then occupied by relatives of the McDonnells named Darcy. Dr Hughes purchased 856 acres for £8000.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Doocastle Cottage Doocastle or Ballindoo Kilturra Swineford Doocastle 116 Costello Mayo OSI Ref: G581 085
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 32

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), D’Arcy, 27 Nov 1874, Vol 117, MRGS 39/053, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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