Landed Estates
NUI Galway

FitzGerald (Turlough)

This family from Gorteens in county Kilkenny was transplanted to county Mayo under the Cromwellian settlement. Under the Acts of Settlement they were confirmed in their possession of some of the estates of Walter Bourke of Turlough, barony of Carra. By patent dated 30 May 1677 John Fitzgerald received 2,494 acres in the barony of Carra. The first generation settled at Moyhenna in the parish of Kildacommoge but by the second decade of the 18th century they were resident at Rockfield in the parish of Turlough. The FitzGerald estate was mainly situated within the boundaries of these two parishes. The FitzGeralds lived in England in the pre-Famine years of the 19th century and Alexander Clendining acted as their agent. In 1876 Charles Lionel FitzGerald owned 8,359 acres in county Mayo. On 31 Mar 1915 the estate was sold to the Congested Districts' Board. The family repurchased 375 acres, most of which was sold in the 1950s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rockfield Rockfield Turlough Castlebar Turlough 69 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M192 938
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 31
Charleville Drumdaff Turlough Castlebar Turlough 69 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M217 935
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 31
Turlough Park Gortnafolla Turlough Castlebar Turlough 69 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M206933
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 31
Turlough House Gortnafolla Turlough Castlebar Turlough 69 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M203933
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, rental of the estate of Desmond G. FitzGerald of Turlough for the year ending Nov 1919. MS 41,078/3; National Library of Ireland
  • Fitzgerald Family Papers, 1748-1943, copy of Collection List (1972) in PRONI, contact Patrick Butler, Castlebar, Co. Mayo; Private Possession
  • Solicitors' Papers re Moy and other fisheries, Co Mayo and associated families of Gore, Browne, Ormsby, Jones, Atkinson, Little, Clarke, Orme, FitzGerald and Clive, 1611-1957. Acc. 1165; National Archives of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers re fisheries, include abstract of title Chalres Lionel Fitzgerald to Turlough estate, 1806-1871. Acc. 1165/2/1; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rentals, late 19th & early 20th century.; Mayo County Library
  • FitzHerbert of Tissington Papers, deed of trust and assignment of estate and effects, Edward FitzGerald of Herefordshire to George FitzGerald of Rockfield, 1770. D 239 M/E 5012; Derbyshire Record Office
  • Turlough Park photos. 011/085; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Letters from Col Edward Thomas Fitzgerald of Cowes, Isle of Man, son of Charles Lionel Fitzgerald of Turlough, to various persons, 1813-1827. MS 27,843(1-6); National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources