Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Donel (Newcastle)

From the mid 18th century a branch of the family of O'Donels of Newport, county Mayo, resided at Newcastle, parish of Meelick, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. The Irish Tourist Association file for the parish of Templemore refers to the O'Donel vault beside Straide Abbey which records much of the genealogy of this branch of the O'Donel family. Griffith's Valuation shows that the representatives of Lewis O'Donel of Rosslands, barony of Burrishoole, still held land in the parishes of Meelick and Crossmolina, barony of Tirawley in the mid 19th century.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ross House Rosbeg Burrishoole Newport Newport East 149 Burrishoole Mayo OSI Ref: L961 910
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 31
Newcastle Newcastle Meelick Swineford Meelick 120 Gallen Mayo OSI Ref: M319 971
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Donel, 30 Jan 1874, Vol 113, MRGS 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Donnells of Ulster, Cos Roscommon, Leitrim, Tipperary and Newport, Newcastle and Erris, Co Mayo and of Austria, c 1400-1811. GO MS 112, 107 & 238-44; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Donnell, Lords of Tirconnell, of Co Donegal, Newport and New Castle, Co Mayo, Larkfield, Co Leitrim, Greyfield, Co Roscommon, BC 1370-AD 1812. GO MS 169, 1-32; National Library of Ireland
  • Ross House, Newport, cuttings. 132/051; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey. Parish of Templemore. ITA/3/23; Mayo County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources