Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Plunkett (Castleplunket)

Joseph Plunket of Carrowreagh and Patrick Plunket of Braiscan are recorded as gentlemen in the Census of Elphin in 1749. Gormley states that the Plunketts were given lands in Roscommon under the Cromwellian settlement but that they lost much of this land to the Knox family after the Williamite Wars. The Knox lands were later purchased by the Murphy family who sold it to the Congested Districts Board in the early 1900s. In July 1853 Richard Hume Lawder, assignee of Richard Plunkett, advertised for sale 529 acres including Ardkenna and Corbally which were held on a lease dated 1June 1793 from Thomas Connolly to Richard Plunkett. Patrick Moran was the petitioner. These townlands were offered for sale again in the Land Judges' Court in January 1889, this time by H.C. Plunkett. The sale was adjourned to allow private bids to be entered.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mullen Mullen Tibohine Castlereagh Bellanagare 70 Frenchpark Roscommon OSI Ref: M713903
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 32
Ardkeenagh House Ardkeenagh (Plunkett) Kilcooley Strokestown Tulsk 112 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M857805
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 33
Castleplunkett Castleplunkett Baslick Castlereagh Castleplunket Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M776786
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 40
Kinard Kinard Clooncraff Strokestown Elphin 96 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M884 889
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 33
Corbally House (Roscommon) Corbally Kilcooley Roscommon Tulsk 112 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M846 802
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Probate of will of Patrick Plunket of Elm Park, Co Roscommon, 30 May 1809. D 26,461; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker Papers: marriage settlement of James Plunkett son of Patrick Plunkett of Castleplunkett, and Mary Magennis, re lands of Liscloghan, Co Roscommon, 12 June 1688. D 27,172; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Burke), Lawder & Plunkett, 5 July 1853, Vol 17; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources