Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Grady (Tavraun)

An estate mainly located in the parish of Aghamore, barony of Costello, county Mayo but also containing lands in the parishes of Annagh, Bekan, Knock, Kilbeagh and Kilmovee in the same barony and across the county border in the parish of Addergoole, barony of Dunmore, county Galway and in the parish of Tibohine, barony of Frenchpark, county Roscommon. Francis Richard O'Grady had purchased much of his estate in the Encumbered Estates' Court. Lane contends that he also acted as agent for Wiliam Corrie, an English investor who bought some land in the same court. In 1878 George Francis O'Grady of Tavrane, held 1342 acres in county Mayo, 654 acres in county Galway and 1099 acres in county Roscommon. His estates were advertised for sale in 1879.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Tavraun House Tavraun Kilmovee Swineford Urlaur 109 Costello Mayo OSI Ref: M486 918
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 32
Woodfield Woodfield Aghamore Swineford Kilkelly 107 Costello Mayo OSI Ref: M418 909
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 32
Carrowbeg Carrowbeg Kilmovee Swineford Urlaur 109 Costello Mayo OSI Ref: M484 914
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 32
Barnaboy Barnaboy Kilnamanagh Castlerea Frenchpark 73 Frenchpark Roscommon OSI Ref: M713944
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 32

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Grady, 27 June 1879, Vol 136, MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Grady of Tavron, Co Mayo, of Malahide and Rathmines, Co Dublin, later Doyle, c 1800-1911. GO MS 182, 403-404; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy will & codicil of George Francis O'Grady of Tavrane, Co Mayo, 1879. T.2347; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Kilmovee. ITA/3/20; Mayo County Library

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Modern printed sources