Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Goff

This family were descended from the Goff family of Kingstown, Dublin who had married into the Caulfield family. In 1828 Robert Goff was a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Goff estate included the demesne at Oakport, near Boyle. In 1863 Oakport demesne and other lands were advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. A lithograph of the house is included in the sale rental. Later the main family seat was at Carrowroe House, parish of Roscommon. The family also held townlands in the parish of Baslick, barony of Castlerea, Kilbride, barony of Ballintober South and Killukin, barony of Roscommon. In the 1870s three Goff brothers owned about 9,000 acres in county Roscommon. Over 1,200 acres belonging to Thomas C. E. Goff were vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 17 June 1912 and 560 acres belonging to James C. Goff on 31 Mar 1915.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Oakport Oakport Demesne Ardcarn Boyle Oakport 35 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: G879037
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 33
Carrowroe Park Carrowroe Roscommon Roscommon Roscommon Rural 90 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M894 633
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 40
Ashfort House Knocknagowna Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Kilmore 52 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M955 926
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 33
Derrane House Derrane Kilbride Roscommon Kilbride South 84 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M883 685
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 40
Roxborough Roxborough Kilbride Roscommon Roscommon Rural 90 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M883 676
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Local History File - Goff; Roscommon County Library
  • Carrowroe Park photos. 013/054; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes miscellaneous documents re the sale of T.C.E. Goff's Co Roscommon estate, 1905-1906. Small Accs. Index 105, M.3851; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Goff, 7 July 1863, Vol 69, MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources