Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Local sources suggest the Arbuthnot family were located in the parish of Burrishoole, barony of Burrishoole, county Mayo in the 1780s. John Arbuthnot had an interest in the O’Donel lands of Carrigahowley or Rockfleet, Carrowsallagh or Windsor and Rossyvera, which he sold to the 1st Marquess of Sligo in 1801. In 1802, Sir Robert Arbuthnot, a son of John, married Susan, only child of Colonel William Vesey of Farmhill, parish of Crossboyne, county Mayo, a great-grandson of Archbishop John Vesey of Hollymount. Three townlands in the parish of Crossboyne belonged to the Arbuthnots during the 19th century and their estate was bought by John Charles Sheffield.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Farmhill/Carradoyne Farmhill Crossboyne Claremorris Garrymore 79 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M325 724
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 39
Rockfleet Castle Rockfleet Burrishoole Burrishoole Newport West 148 Burrishoole Mayo OSI Ref: L930 953
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Carraholly, photograph. 087/045; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources