Landed Estates
NUI Galway


At the time of Griffith's Valuation William John Birch (sometime written John William Birch) held the salmon fishery in Tallaghan Bay in the parish of Kilcommon, barony of Erris, county Mayo. William John Birch bought 5,829 acres of the O'Donel estate near Ballycroy in the early 1850s and resold it to the Clive family of Herefordshire. However it appears that the Birch family retained an interest in the property as Henry Coulter refers to a county court judge named Birch who held a large farm from Clive of Ballycroy.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rock House Claggan Kilcommon Newport Ballycroy South 128 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F794 038
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 30

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources