Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gore (Woodford)

In 1703 William Gore of Woodford bought part of the estate of Charles O'Connor, attainted, in the barony of Ballintober, county Roscommon. Sir Ralph Gore, of Belle Isle, county Fermanagh, served as High Sheriff of Leitrim in 1710 and later as Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. His mother was Hannah Hamilton of Manor Hamilton, county Leitrim. McParlan includes John Gore of Woodford on a list of "resident gentlemen of property" in 1802. Robert Johnston Gore offered for sale lands at Tumonaghan as well as the house and demesne at Woodford in the Landed Estates Court in June 1865. The Gore estate at Woodford still amounted to over 500 acres in the 1870s. By 1906 the house and c.100 acres of untenanted land was the property of Emily Upperton. Members of the Gore family served as High Sheriffs of Leitrim in 1677, 1734, 1774 and 1775.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodford Woodford Demesne Carrigallen Bawnboy Newtowngore 18 Carrigallen Leitrim OSI Ref: H208121
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 27

Archival sources

  • Maps & plans of estate of Sir Ralph Gore in Manorhamilton town, 1747-1874. 16 M 10. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Gore family of Ardtermon, Newtown Gore & Lissadell. GO MSS 112. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Authority. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Woodford Castle, Files 130 & 134. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Material relating to the Gore family. File 722. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Gore, 29 June 1865, Vol 77, MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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