Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In the early 1850s William McCormack of the Irish Beetroot and Sugar Manufacturing Company bought most of the estate of the McLoughlins of Newfield in the parish and barony of Burrishoole, county Mayo. In April 1874 over 8,000 acres in the barony of Burrishoole belonging to William McCormack, including the Curraun estate and property in Newport held from the Marquess of Sligo, were advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court and appears to have been bought by the Dickins family. In 1870s a number of McCormacks with Dublin addresses held a considerable acreage in county Mayo, including John McCormack who owned 2,629 acres in county Mayo and 936 acres in county Cork. 428 acres belonging to Cormac McCormick were vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 31 Mar 1915.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Wallstown Castle Wallstown Wallstown Mallow Wallstown 246 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R663 072
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), McCormick, 24 Apr 1874, Vol 113, MRGS 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers, Land Commission documents re estates of Henry and Bernard McCormick, 1909-1915. Small Accs. Index 47, Courts 2044 & 2C 46 61-62; National Archives of Ireland

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