Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Irwin (Rathmoyle)

Richard, Robert and John Irwin were occupiers and lessors of property in the parish of Baslick, barony of Castlereagh, county Roscommon, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. John Irwin, a younger son of Richard Irwin of Rathmoyle, was residing at Raheen in the parish of Elphin, barony of Roscommon. In the 1870s John Irwin of Raheen owned 248 acres in county Roscommon and 1,527 acres in county Sligo. His brother Richard of Rathmoyle owned 3,628 acres and their cousin Robert Irwin of Emla owned 933 acres in county Roscommon. At the time of the first Ordnance Survey Richard Irwin of Dublin held two townlands in the parish of Turlough, barony of Carra, county Mayo. John Henry Taaffe leased one townland and Perkins of Ballina was agent for the other. Rathmoyle was sold in 1921 and this branch of the Irwin family resided after that in England. Over 300 acres of the estate of John, Lynden and William Irwin at Tullaghan, barony of Frenchpark, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates' Court in May 1868. This comprised the entire townland which had been in the possession of Caleb Robinson at the time of Griffith's Valuation. It was sold to John Hatchell Triston, in trust.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballaghawbeg Ballaghawbeg Baslick Castlerea Castleplunket 62 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M803771
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 40
Emlagh Emlagh Baslick Castlerea Castleteheen 63 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M765768
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 40
Rathmoyle Rathmoyle Baslick Castlerea Castleplunket 62 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M757823
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 33
Peak Peak Kilcorkey Castlerea Bellanagare 70 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M771871
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 33
Fern Hall Pollranny Baslick Castlerea Castleplunket 62 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M766795
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 40
Raheen Raheen Elphin Strokestown Rossmore 98 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M824 871
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Petition & Chancery orders relating to case of Richard Irwin & others v George Knox & others, relating to Roscommon estates of Bartholomew Mahon, 1851. M. 5596.; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Arthur John Irwin, Rathmoyle, 1910. GO Ms. 111a, 41. ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources