Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gardiner (Farmhill)

The Gardiners were resident in the parishes of Kilfian and Rathreagh, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo from early in the 17th century. By the 19th century their estate spread over many parishes in the barony of Tirawley, county Mayo. Farmhill in the parish of Rathreagh was their principal seat. It became the property of the notorious landlord, Harriet Gardiner (granddaughter of Baron Tyrawley), in the mid 19th century, who owned 4,073 acres in 1876. Harriet Gardiner had purchased some Knox lands from the Encumbered Estates' Court in 1854 and 1858, which she sold again in the Landed Estates' Court in 1867.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Farmhill Farmhill Rathreagh Killala Killala 100 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G125 308
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 23
Tonroe Tonroe Rathreagh Killala Killala 100 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G163 301
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), 11 Jan 1867, Gardiner, Vol 84 (5), MRGS 39/041 (microfilm copy at NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources