Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Kelly (Johnstown)

James Kelly was a civil engineer, who worked on the construction of the Ganges Canal in India. In 1863 he married Catherine Jane Fletcher of Birmingham and following the death of her father in 1867 they inherited a sum of money and purchased the Dillon's Johnstown estate consisting of 2,238 acres. In the 1870s James Kelly owned 2,233 acres in county Roscommon. They had a large family and one of their sons continued to reside at Johnstown until the late 1920s. In the late 1930s the estate was divided among the tenants by the Land Commission.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Johnstown Johnstown Demesne Drum Athlone Drumlosh 4 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M994 353
OS Sheet: 55
Discovery map: 47