Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Orme (Owenmore)

The Orme family owned extensive property in county Mayo and also around the village of Enniscrone in the parish of Kilglass, county Sligo. Of Staffordshire extract they settled in county Mayo at the end of the 17th century and built up an estate centred in the parish of Moygawnagh, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, some of which was held from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. By the time of Griffith's Valuation they also held a large estate in the parish of Killasser, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. In 1876 three members of the family held over 16,000 acres in county Mayo and almost 2,000 in county Sligo. C. Guy Orme sold 3,100 acres to the Congested Districts' Board on 22 Feb 1912.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Owenmore or Millbrook Correens Moygawnagh Killala Kilfian South 96 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G108 232
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 23
Belville Knockaculleen Moygawnagh Killala Kilfian South 96 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G119 248
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 23
Orme's Lodge Carrowhubbuck South Kilglass Dromore West Kilglass 16 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G288299
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Map of lands in parish of Kilglass, estate of John Orme, c.1850. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Capt. Orme's estate, 1900-16. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of W.R. Orme's estate, 1917-1926. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals of Orme estate, 1893-1905. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Late 19th century valuation of Orme estate. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Maps of Orme Estate, 1907. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Pedigree of Orme of Staffordshire, Cos Mayo and Sligo and America c 1590-1844. GO MS 175, 179-187; National Library of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers re Moy and other fisheries, Co Mayo and associated families of Gore, Browne, Ormsby, Jones, Atkinson, Little, Clarke, Orme, FitzGerald and Clive, 1611-1957. Acc. 1165; National Archives of Ireland
  • Owenmore photos & cuttings. 011/077; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Moygownagh. ITA/2/16; Mayo County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources