Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Walsh (Castlehill)

In the late 1830s the Walshes inherited part of the Cormack estate in the parish of Crossmolina, barony of Tirawley, and in the parishes of Kilcommon and Kilmore, barony of Erris, county Mayo. In 1876 John Cormack Walsh owned 6472 acres in the county. The Congested Districts' Board purchased over 1000 acres of the Walshes property in November 1906 and part of the Iniskea Islands in 1907.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlehill Castlehill Addergoole Ballina Crossmolina South 17 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G139116
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 23
Goolamore Lodge Goolamore Kilcommon Belmullet Goolamore Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F812 218
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 22
Massbrook Massbrook Lower Addergoole Castlebar Addergoole 70 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G165 061
OS Sheet: 47, 59
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, rental of the estate of John C. Walsh 1884-1885. Ms 41,078/2; National Library of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, rental of the estate of Edward C. Walsh for the year ending Nov 1919. MS 41,078/3; National Library of Ireland
  • Massbrook photos. 011/062; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Addergoole. ITA/2/1; Mayo County Library
  • Particulars & maps of Massbrook, Co Mayo, not dated. SC01549 ; English Heritage National Monuments Record

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources