Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Simpson (Cloonnagashel)

James Simpson, a Scottish farmer and innovator, held the farm of Cloonnagashel, about 2200 acres in the parish of Ballinrobe, county Mayo, from the 3rd Earl of Lucan, from 1855 until the early 1880s. There was a court case between them in the early 1880s over compensation for improvements made by Simpson. He also rented the farm at Kilrush, parish of Kilcommon, from the Lindseys and died there in 1898.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Levally Cappacurry Ballinrobe Ballinrobe Hollymount 37 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M221 663
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 38
Cloonnagashel Cloonnagashel Ballinrobe Ballinrobe Hollymount 37 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M232 670
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38
Kilrush House Kilrush Kilcommon Ballinrobe Hollymount 37 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M265 674
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38
Gallow's Hill Knocknacroagha Ballinrobe Ballinrobe Hollymount 37 Kilmaine Galway OSI Ref: M232 648
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • P48 Lucan Papers; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources