Landed Estates
NUI Galway


By the mid 1870s Nathaniel Buckley, a Lancashire cotton millionaire, had bought much of the Earl of Kingston's estate in the Mitchelstown area on the borders of counties Tipperary and Cork, including the Galtee Mountains and Galtee Castle, which he purchased from the Irish Land Company. He was Liberal Member of Parliament for Stalybridge in the 1870s. His agent, Patten Bridge, lived in the Castle and was very unpopular with the tenants of the estate (''New York Times'', 25 Dec 1877). Hussey de Burgh records Nathaniel Buckley of Manchester and Galtee Castle as owning 13,260 acres in county Tipperary and 7,563 acres in county Limerick. Nathaniel Buckley died in 1891 and left his Irish estate to his nephew/son, Abel Buckley of Roycroft Hall, Lancashire. Abel Buckley held a large amount of untenanted land in county Limerick in 1906. He was succeeded by his son, also Abel Buckley, in 1908. The Land Commission took over the Buckley estates in the 1920s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Loughananna Loughananna Kilbeheny Mitchelstown Kilbeheny 87 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R875 176
OS Sheet: 58
Discovery map: 74
Galtee Castle Skeheenaranky Templetenny Clogheen Coolagarranroe 72 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: R881 189
OS Sheet: 80
Discovery map: 74