Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Irwin (Beechwood)

Christopher Irwin of Newtown and Leabeg, barony of Ballymoe, county Roscommon was a younger brother of John Irwin ancestor of the Irwins of Rathmoyle and Fernhall. In 1749 John Irwin was farming at Oran; Patt Duigonan was described as an agent of Newtown; John Irwin, a gentleman, lived at Leabeg and James Irwin son and heir of Christopher Irwin of Newtown was living at Rocksborough in the parish of Kilbride. In the 1850s Daniel H. Irwin, held an estate in the parishes of Killinvoy and Kilmeane, barony of Athlone, and in the parish of Drumatemple, barony of Ballymoe, county Roscommon. He was an nephew and one of the heirs of John Ferrall. On 26 Nov 1856 Daniel H. Irwin of Beechwood, county Roscommon, married Clarinda, daughter of Leonard Hodson of Hodson's Bay. Over 1,200 acres in the baronies of Athlone and Ballymoe belonging to Irwin were advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in June 1858. A further 596 acres in the baronies of Castlerea and Ballymoe were offered for sale in June 1862. James Nolan Irwin of Beechwood owned 1,849 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Beechwood Tonlegee Kilteevan Roscommon Kilteevan 86 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M935668
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 40
Leabeg Leabeg Drumatemple Castlerea Ballintober 60 Ballymoe Roscommon OSI Ref: M712 708
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 39
Newtown Newtown Oran Roscommon Cloonygormican 75 Ballymoe Roscommon OSI Ref: M777 720
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Irwin, 29 June 1858, Vol 52, MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Irwin, 17 June 1862, Vol 65, MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Irwin of Leabeg & Oran, Co Roscommon & of Co Fermanagh, 1709-c 1850. GO MS 141: 299-307; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources