Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bourke (Oldtown)

A branch of the Bourkes of Carrowkeel and Curraghleagh, Walter Bourke of Oldtown married Cecilia Coghlan of Prospect, county Mayo and had five sons including Thomas Bourke of Rockfort, the Reverend Geoffrey Bourke and Surgeon Major Joseph Bourke. He held the townland of Ballinvilla at the time of Griffith's Valuation, part of the estate of the Blakes of Doonmacreena. In the 1870s Surgeon Major Joseph Bourke of Farnham, Hants, England owned 1394 acres in county Mayo. It was the threat of evictions on this estate that led to the large tenant right meeting in Irishtown in April 1879 and later that year to the establishment of the Land League.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Oldtown Ballinvilla Kilvine Claremorris Kilvine 80 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M416 679
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 39
Rockfort Levallyroe Kilvine Claremorris Kilvine 80 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M433 702
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 39