Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Thomas Deane, a merchant, was granted over 1,500 acres mainly in the baronies of Clare and Dunmore, county Galway, including Castlemoyle and Toghermore, but also in the barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo, by patent dated 2 June 1677. Stephen Deane was granted lands in the baronies of Loughrea, Moycullen and Athenry, county Galway and in the barony of Carra, county Mayo in May 1677. The Deanes held land in the parish of Annaghdown, barony of Clare, county Galway, in the late 18th century and also in the town of Galway. By the end of the 18th century Ambrose Deane was bankrupt and in 1790 sold Toghermore to John Henry of Dublin and Castlemoyle was sold to Valentine O'Connor in 1796. Ambrose Deane died intestate in 1792 and one of his sisters succeeded to the Deane estate of Balrobuck, parish of Annaghdown. She was married to Dominick Skerrett of Ballinduff. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edward H. Deane held land in the parish of Cummer, barony of Clare. In the 19th century Edward Deane was agent to Christopher McManus of Barleyhill and leased land in the parish of Killedan, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. The Deanes appear to have lent money to the McManuses and in the early 1850s Edward Deane went to America to escape his creditors. He was married to Esmy O'Flaherty of Lisdonagh, near Headford, county Galway. A brother and sister of Edward Deane's married members of the McDermott family of Coolavin, county Sligo.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Carrowgowan Carrowgowan Bohola Castlebar Strade 61 Gallen Mayo OSI Ref: M 287 949
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 31
Castlemoyle Castlemoyle Killererin Tuam Levally 213 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M496 508
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Copy memorial of lease between members of the Deane family re Galway property, 21 Dec 1779. LE27; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Castlemoyle photos. 024/071; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Estate papers of the Fitzgerald-Kenney family of Kilclogher, Co Galway microfilmed by courtesy of Kieran Thompson, April 2002, include two 17th century deeds re the Deanes of Balrobuck, 17th-19th centuries. MIC/667/A/1/1; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

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Modern printed sources