Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Beirne (Drumsna)

The O'Beirne estate was centred on Drumsna where they had a house at Jamestown. McParlan includes Mr. O'Beirne, Jamestown, on a list of "resident gentleman of property" in 1802.Francis O'Beirne and Hugh O'Beirne of Jamestown served as High Sheriff of Leitrim in 1831 and 1855. The O'Beirnes also held land in the parishes of Cloone and Fenagh, barony of Mohill and the parish of Oughteragh, barony of Carrigallen. The family also held extensive estates in the baronies of Ballintober North, county Roscommon and barony of Corran, county Sligo. 2000 acres of these were offered for sale in the Landed Estates court in June 1861. By the mid 19th century the surname of this family is found spelt in a number of different ways such as O'Beirne, Burns and Byrne. The Byrne family of Tinny Park, barony of Ballymoe appears to be the same family as the O'Beirnes of Jamestown. In 1906 Hugh O'Beirne still held 169 acres of untenanted demesne land at Jamestown. For further information about the O'Beirne family see ''The O'Beirne Family Journal'' and'Beirne/Landowners.htm


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Jamestown House or Jamestown Lodge Jamestown Kiltoghert Carrick-on-Shannon Carrick-on-Shannon 28 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: M981973
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 33
Ballydavid House Ballydavid Crooke Waterford Woodstown 94 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S678068
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76

Archival sources

  • Deeds relating to properties belonging to O'Beirne estate, 1813-46. D.8927-8946. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds, correspondence, accounts & rentals of O'Beirne estate, 1820-1865. Ms.8647. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Beirne, 25 June 1861, Vol 62, MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • BUTLER, Mary. Theses on the landed O'Beirne family of Jamestown. File 968.; Leitrim County Library
  • Jamestown House. 150/013.; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources