Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ruttledge (Togher)

James Ruttledge of Tawnaghmore, parish of Kilbelfad, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, had a son, David, who succeeded to some of the Ruttledge estates under the will (1766) of his uncle, Peter Ruttledge of Cornfield. David died in 1825 and his son George took possession of the estates, which were mainly in the parish of Robeen, barony of Kilmaine. George was married to Eleanor Anne Bournes of Castleconnor, county Sligo. He sold his estates in the counties of Mayo and Galway amounting to 4529 and 1248 acres respectively in 1851. Robert Fair and John Hood were among the purchasers in the parish of Robeen, county Mayo and St George Johnston, the Blakes of Menlo and the Brownes of Carrownacregg of parts of the county Galway estate. At the time of Griffith's Valuation George Ruttledge held the townland of Ballywalter in the parish of Robeen.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newcastle Newcastle Meelick Swineford Meelick 120 Gallen Mayo OSI Ref: M319 971
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 31
Togher Togher Robeen Ballinrobe Newbrook 39 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M228 724
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ruttledge, 13 May, 24 June & 18 Nov 1851, Vols 7, 8 & 11, MRGS 39/003 & 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Ruttledge Papers, presented by Thomas Ormsby Ruttledge; Trinity College Dublin
  • Thomas Ormsby Ruttledge Papers. Microfilm P 7397; National Library of Ireland
  • Thomas Ormsby Ruttledge Papers. MIC/357; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Togher House, mounted photograph. 051/071; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources