Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ormsby (Ballinamore)

The Ballinamore estate, in the parish of Killedan, barony of Gallen, county Mayo, was granted to the Ormsbys by patents dated 6 Apr and 6 July 1677. The family had been located in the area for a number of years before that date and purchased land from transplanted persons. Anthony Ormsby of Ballinamore owned 4,492 acres in 1876. Most of the estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board in 1917 and the house and demesne were sold in 1938. Three younger sons of Thomas Ormsby of Ballinamore acted as agents to various landlords in the locality and lived at Knockmore, Lakelands and Castlelucas.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballinamore Ballinamore Killedan Swineford Ballinamore 110 Gallen Mayo OSI Ref: M315 869
OS Sheet: 80
Discovery map: 31
Castlelucas Castlelucas Rosslee Castlebar Balllinafad 57 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M211 799
OS Sheet: 90
Discovery map: 38
Knockmore Knockmore Eighter Manulla Castlebar Manulla 60 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M221 854
OS Sheet: 79
Discovery map: 31
Lakeland Lakeland Upper Manulla Castlebar Manulla 60 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M208 867
OS Sheet: 79
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Land League Papers, letter of complaint from tenant re turf cutting duties, estate of Anthony Ormsby of Ballintaffy, c 1880. MS 17,713; National Library of Ireland
  • Ballinamore Papers. Microfilm p.8502; National Library of Ireland
  • Photocopy of probate, will and codicils of Anthony Ormsby, Ballinamore, 1879-1882. Acc. 999/123; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Ormsby family of Louth, Lincolnshire, Ballymurray, county Roscommon & Ballinamore & Milford, county Mayo, 1500-1871. GO MSS 182: 92-94 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Killedan. ITA/3/18; Mayo County Library
  • Crown and Peace Records, Register of Trees, Co Mayo 1775-1919. ID/51/62 (Ormsby of Knockmore); National Archives of Ireland
  • Ballinamore Papers 1650-1935; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources