Landed Estates
NUI Galway

St George (Dunmore)

Sir George St George, second son of Sir George St George of Carrickdrumrusk, county Leitrim, was granted over 8,000 acres in the baronies of Dunmore, Ballymoe and Tiaquin by patent dated 18 Dec 1666. He maried Elizabeth Hannay and had 2 sons and a number of daughters. When his son Sir Richard St George died without heirs in 1726 the estate passed to the Gore family by the marriage of Sir George's granddaughter Elizabeth to Sir Ralph Gore of Manor Gore, county Donegal [1720s]. Their second son Sir Ralph Gore became Earl of Ross in 1771 and sold part of the estate to Sir George Shee at the end of the 18th century.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Dunmore House Dunmore Demesne Dunmore Tuam Dunmore 197 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M507 632
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • National Archives, London, Chancery Masters’ Exhibits: large collection of rentals, accounts, letters and other documents re property of Oliver St George in Cos Roscommon, Leitrim, Galway, Limerick & Leix in connection with case St George v St George. Owen Gallagher agent for St George 1681-1730. Microfilm copy P.4406 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Chancery Masters’ Exhibits: large collection of rentals, accounts, letters and other documents re property of Oliver St George in Cos Roscommon, Leitrim, Galway, Limerick & Leix in connection with case St George v St George. Owen Gallagher agent for St George 1681-1730. C.110, Box 46; National Archives, UK
  • Dunmore House photos. 022/041; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources