Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Tighe (The Heath)

Robert Tighe was a prosperous merchant of Ballinrobe, barony of Kilmainemore, county Mayo, in the mid 19th century who bought lands for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Robert Tighe held three townlands in the parish of Kilmainemore, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo, previously part of the estate of Arthur Browne of Glencorrib, parish of Shrule, and one townland in parish of Crossboyne, barony of Clanmorris, bought from the Blakes of Merlin Park. He held a townland in the parish of Templetogher, barony of Ballymoe, county Galway, in the mid 1850s. In 1863 Tighe bought The Heath from the Blakes. His first wife was Catherine, daughter of Thomas Kelly, and their eldest son, Thomas, was Member of Parliament for county Mayo in 1874. In 1875 he married Marie Antionette Dolphin of Danesfort, county Galway. By 1876 members of the Tighe family owned more than 2,000 acres in county Mayo and 1,025 acres in county Galway. Part of the Tighe's county Mayo estate was sold to the Congested Districts' Board in May 1906. 593 acres belonging to Thomas Tighe in county Galway were vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 26 April 1907. Robert Dolphin Tighe is recorded as the owner of over 340 acres of untenanted demesne land and a mansion house valued at £15 at Lisduff, Loughrea, in 1906.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
The Heath Heath Crossboyne Claremorris Garrymore 79 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M344 671
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 39
Danesfort (Loughrea) Lisduff Loughrea Loughrea Bullaun 120 Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M646194
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Blake, 10 Nov 1863, Vol 70, MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Post nuptial settlement Marie Antoinette Dolphin Tighe and Thomas Tighe, The Heath, 1911. Acc. 999/548 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Ordnance Survey maps showing lands in non congested districts: Briersfield, estate of Thomas Tighe, 157 acres in barony of Tiaquin, Co Galway, [1906-7]. 15.A.23(6); National Library of Ireland

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