Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Plunkett (Mountplunkett)

The Plunketts were a Catholic family residing at Mountplunkett from the 18th century. Christopher George Plunkett was a magistrate for county Roscommon in 1834. John Hubert Plunkett (1802-1867) became Attorney General of New South Wales, Australia. Many of his kinsmen followed him to Australia. The Mountplunkett demense was in the possession of Richard Stuart Crotty by 1850. It was leased to Patrick Grehan from 1847 for 14 years. Grehan appears to have bought Crotty's interest.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mountplunkett Mountplunkett Killinvoy Athlone Lecarrow 16 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M970 558
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Kelly family letters concerning the families of O’Kelly of Gallagh & Tycooly, Co Galway & Plunkett of Mount Plunkett, 1772-1828. Microfilm copy, P.5406 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Local History File - Plunkett John Herbert (1802-1869); Roscommon County Library

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Modern printed sources