Landed Estates
University of Galway

Burke (Killimer)

This branch of the Burke family is known as Burke of Slatefield, deriving from their connection with Slatefield in the parish of Ballynakill, barony of Leitrim, county Galway. Following the departure of the Dalys from Killimor it was leased by the Burkes for much of the 19th century. In 1824 Hyacinth Burke is listed as one of the resident proprietors in county Galway. In the 1870s, the Burkes held over 700 acres in the parish of Killedan, barony of Gallen, county Mayo and 185 acres in county Galway.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Killimer Castle Killimor Killimordaly Loughrea Killimer 115 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M603284
OS Sheet: 85
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Ordnance Survey maps showing lands in non congested districts: Slatefield, estate of D.J. Burke, 185 acres in barony of Leitrim, Co Galway, [1906-7]. 15.A.23(4); National Library of Ireland
  • Killimer Castle. Photographs. 034/091.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes miscellaneous documents re the estate of Dominick Joseph Browne Burke, Land Judges Court, re lands in baronies of Gallen & Kilmaine, Co Mayo & Slatefield, Co Galway, 1902-1903. Small Accs. Index 105, M.3699(1-4); National Archives of Ireland

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