Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Galway/Galwey (Lota & West Cork)

"Burke's Irish Family Records" traces the ancestry of this family back to their location in Kinsale, county Cork in the 15th century. By the mid 16th century the Galways were well established in Cork city and by the end of the 17th century were living at Lota. In 1739 John Galway of Lota married Jane only child and heiress of William O'Bryen of Anacross, county Cork. From their son Edward descend the later generations of Galway of Lota and Fort Richard and from their son John descend the Galways of Doon, county Clare and Rock Lodge, county Cork. Several members of the Galway family owned between 200-500 acres in the hinterland of Clonakilty in the 1870s. William Galway is listed as a proprietor of over 1300 acres at the same time. Michael Galway was among the principal lessors in the parish of Rathbarry, barony of Ibane & Barryroe at the time of Griffith's Valuation while William Galway held townlands in the parish of Desertserges, barony of Kinalmeaky.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Deelish House Deelish Abbeystrowry Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W099335
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 88
Oldcourt House Oldcourt Creagh Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W085318
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 89
Scartagh Cottage Scartagh Kilgarriff Clonakilty Clonakilty Urban 46 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W392419
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 86
Balteenbrack Balteenbrack Ardfield Clonakilty Ardfield 52 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W364357
OS Sheet: 144
Discovery map: 89
Greenfield House Greenfield Kilkerranmore Clonakilty Ardfield 52 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W361356
OS Sheet: 144
Discovery map: 89
Kilkeran House Kilkeran Rathbarry Clonakilty Rathbarry 56 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W341345
OS Sheet: 143, 144
Discovery map: 89
Fort Richard Killowen Ballyfoyle Kinsale Ballyfoyle 190 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W759529
OS Sheet: 113
Discovery map: 87
Carrigavulleen Carrigavulleen Ringrone Kinsale Ballinspittle 203 Courceys Cork OSI Ref: W589461
OS Sheet: 124
Discovery map: 87
Kilcolman House Kilcolman Desertserges Bandon Cashel Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W414536
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Gurteenroe House Gurteenroe Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 22 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V993504
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Lotabeg Lotabeg Rathcooney Cork Rathcooney 110 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W714 727
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Blackfort Blackfort Killodiernan Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R848 852
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Rent roll of estates of the Galway family in Cos. Cork, Limerick and Waterford, 1564. National Library of Ireland, Ms. 9034 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigrees with notes of Galwey of Lota, co. Cork. Genealogical Office: Ms. 430 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Galway, formerly de Burgh, of Dundangan and Lota, Co. Cork, c.1387 c.1720. Genealogical Office: Ms.112, pp.68-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Notes on the Galwey family, being Vol. 3-5 of Sir Henry Blackhall's genealogical notes and records, 20th c. Blackhall MSS. n.5478, p.5645 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Fitzgerald, (Blackfort), 13 May 1851, Vol 7 (22), MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Letter from John Galwey, Carrick, Co. Tipperary [agent for Ormonde estates] to Edward Herbert, Orendon St., London requesting a renewal of his lease of Carrick Castle and suggesting amendments to it,6 Feb. 1766 . 999/8; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources