Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Domviles bought the county Mayo estate of the Trench family of Heywood, ,Queen's County [county Laois] in 1833. Following the death of Sir Frederick William Trench in 1859 the Domviles inherited his estate in county Roscommon. Sir Compton Domvile had married Helena Sarah, the eldest sister of Sir Frederick W. Trench, in 1815. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Domvile estate was located mainly in the parishes of Manulla, barony of Carra, Killasser, barony of Gallen and Aghamore, barony of Clanmorris. Lands in county Tipperary, formerly the property of Christopher Domville, deceased, were sold in the Landed Estates Court in April 1863. The purchaser was Edward Egan. In December 1865 the county Roscommon estate of the Domviles amounting to 5779 acres in the baronies of Athlone and Moycarn was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. Most of it was purchased by the Waithmans. In 1876 the Domviles of Heywood, Abbeyleix, owned 6,040 acres in county Mayo and other estates in counties Dublin and Laois. By March 1916 the sale of the estate to the Congested Districts' Board had been accepted by the Domviles. The National Library holds a large collection of Domvile estate papers.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Moyvannan Castle Moyvannan Kiltoom Athlone Kiltoom 15 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M978 479
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Domvile Papers, memoranda of papers relating to the Trench estate in Cos Mayo and Roscommon, made at Heywood, Co Laois in 1814. MS 9393; National Library of Ireland
  • Domvile Papers, c 250 miscellaneous documents, including rentals and maps re Trench estates in Cos Laois, Mayo and Roscommon, 19th cent. MS 11,368; National Library of Ireland
  • Domvile Papers, rentals Co Mayo estates 1833-1851. MS 11,816; National Library of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers re Domvile estate, settlements and deeds re trusts, including reference to estates in Cos Mayo and Sligo. Acc. 1095/9; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Domvile, 1 Dec 1865, Vol 79, MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Manuscript map showing proposed road at Moyvannan the property of Sir Charles W. C. Domvile, 1860. 21 F. 103(7); National Library of Ireland
  • Moyvannon Castle cuttings. 133/024; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Forty-three deeds relating to properties of the Domville family in Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Clare, Mayo, Antrim and Roscommon, 1616 - 1864. D. 18,175-18,219 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources