Landed Estates
NUI Galway


According to O'Rorke, the Parkes received land under the Cromwellian settlement and established themselves in Sligo from that time. Captain Roger Parke built Newtown, now known as Parke's Castle, on the shores of Lough Gill. The family held land in many parts of county Sligo, including the baronies of Tireragh, Tirerrill and Carbury as well as in County Leitrim. Roger Parke was the lessor of several townlands in the parish of Killasnet, barony of Rosclogher in 1856. He is recorded as the owner of over 2100 acres in county Leitrim in the 1870s. In 1853 the estate of John Parke of Castlecar, county Leitrim was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The Freeman's Journal reported that it was purchased by Jacob Powell, in trust, for over £3000. In the 1870s both Roger and Johnston Parke were the proprietors of over 700 acres each in county Sligo. They had a UK residence in the 19th century at Chiselhampton, Wallingford. In 1906 Roger K. Parke is recorded as the occupier of property at Doonally townland, barony of Carbury, including a mansion house. The Congested Districts Board later acquired over 500 acres of Benjamin Parke's estate.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Doonally Doonally Drumcliff Sligo Drumcliff East 55 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G716390
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 16
Old Rock Shancarrigeen or Old Rock Cloonoghill Tobercurry Cloonoghil 79 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G630139
OS Sheet: 33 (house not marked)
Discovery map: 25
Faughts Cottage Faughts Calry Sligo Calry 54 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G721375
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 16

Archival sources

  • Account Books, Parke estate, Dunally, 1843-70. 2 vols. S,/R.. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Parke estate, Dunally, 1850-1865. S./R. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals of the estate of Roger Charles Parke, c.1882. F.C/D.4/17. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of part of estate of Wm. Parke, 1753. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map showing proposed railway through estate of Roger Parke, 1867. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map & rental of Glackburn E, estate of Roger Parke, 1853. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands at Dunally, 1855. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of Glackburn W, estate of Roger Parke, 1855. ; Sligo County Library
  • Plans for farm buildings at Old Rock, estate of Capt. Parke. 1883. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals of Parke estate, 1879-82, 1885-1900. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals of lands in Tireragh & Leyny, 1852-55. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Valuation of Parke estate, late 19th century. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of east part of Kiltycooly, barony of Carbury, property of Col. Roger Parke, 1804. S.R. ; Sligo County Library
  • Deeds, papers & correspondence, 1666-1902. Contact Public Record Office, NI. ; Private Possession
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Parke, 19 April 1853, Vol 20, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources