Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In 1854 Charles Downing bought most of the O'Dowd estate in the parish of Kilgarven, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. With addresses at Oatlands, Ballina and Kingston, county Dublin, he is described as owning 4500 acres in county Mayo in 1876. He left the area in the early 20th century.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Oatlands House Bunnyconnellan West Kilgarven Ballina Kilgarven 10 Gallen Mayo OSI Ref: G329 178
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O'Dowd, 9 Nov 1854, Vol 31, MRGS 39/014, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. File Mayo East 1-24, parish of Bonniconlon; Mayo County Library
  • W.B. Scott, Solicitor's Collection, mortgage of lands in barony of Gallen, Charles Downing to Cheyne Brady & reconveyane, 1876 & 1898 & deed of separation, Mrs Annabella Downing, 1881. Small Private Accessions Index No 76, D.10,736, D.10,747, D.10,750; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources