Landed Estates
University of Galway

Pery/ Pery Knox Gore

An estate in the parish of Kilbelfad, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, formerly belonging to the Ormsby family of Cloghan, passed to the Pery family by the marriage in 1783 of Edmond H Pery, 1st Earl of Limerick, and an Ormsby heiress. Part of the Pery estate was in the parish of Ballynahaglish. In 1851 Mrs Pery, nee Knox Gore, bought the McManus estate of Barleyhill, barony of Gallen. The Perys were leasing Belleek Castle from E.J. Howley at the end of the 1860s. They later built Coolcronaun House where the Pery Knox Gores continued to reside until 1964. Their estate amounted to over 5,000 acres in the 1870s. In 1930 most of the estate was taken over by the Land Commission.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Belleek Castle/Ballina House Ballina Kilmoremoy Ballina Ballina Urban 7 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G253 196
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 24
Coolcronaun Coolcronaun Ballynahaglish Ballina Mount Falcon 11 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G260 099
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 31
The Lodge Townplots East Killala Killala Killala 100 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G205 298
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Howley, 4 July 1871, Vol 103, MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pery Papers, wages book 1873-1903 and letters from Sir Arthur Wellesley to James Cuffe, Lord Tyrawley 1801-1807. Limerick and Pery unsorted collection; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. File Mayo North 1-16, parish of Ballynahaglish; Mayo County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources