Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Capt. Richard Olpherts was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Dromard, barony of Tireragh, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Accounts suggest that he purchased the estate at Tanrego from Col. Irwin's representatives in 1855. He served as a magistrate for county Sligo in 1862. Francis M. Olpherts acted as agent for the Wynne estate in the mid nineteenth century and resided at Mount Shannon House, near Sligo. Though the family originated in Derry, Francis Olpherts father, Richard, was rector of Bushmills, county Antrim. Richard Olpherts sold the Tanrego estate to Richard Verschoyle in the 1860s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Tanrego Tanrego East or Carrowmore Dromard Dromore West Dromard East 24 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G601313
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 25
Mount Shannon Shannon Eighter Calry Sligo Drumcliff East 55 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G693381
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 16