Landed Estates
University of Galway

Lewin (Cloghans)

A family who were settled on the Galway/Mayo border at Cloghans, parish of Kilmainemore, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo, from the mid 17th century, which according to Burke's ''Landed Gentry'' they purchased in 1663. By the mid 19th century the Lewin estate was mainly in the parishes of Kilcommon and Kilmainemore, county Mayo and Kilconla, barony of Dunmore, county Galway. In October 1851, Kilshanvoy, an estate of 1266 acres in county Galway held from the Bishop of Meath and 890 acres in the parish of Kilcommon, county Mayo were advertised for sale by the Lewin family in the Encumbered Estates' Court, however only Knockroe and Cloghansmore appear to have been sold to Martin P.Costello. The Lewins still retained much the same acreage in both counties in 1876. Some information about the early 20th century generation of this family may be found in the Tighe of Rosanna Papers.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloghans House Cloghans Beg Kilmainemore Ballinrobe Kilcommon 38 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M306 601
OS Sheet: 119
Discovery map: 38
Castlegrove Castlegrove East Kilbennan Tuam Foxhall 218 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M377 583
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Tighe of Rossana Papers, Collection List 50 (see on line catalogue; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lewin, 8 Oct 1851, Vol 11, MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • (Extracts) documents relating to the Lewin estate, barony of Kilmaine, early 19th century. D/639, T/1107; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Solictor's Papers, include reference to Lewin of Co Mayo. Small Accs. Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Thomas Frederic Lewin of Castlegrove and Dublin & to his brother Brigadier General Arthur Corrie Lewin, 21 Jan 1932. GO MS 111d: 69-70; National Library of Ireland
  • Castlegrove photos. 054/020 & 030/056; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Cloghan's Hill, photograph 2000. 093/017; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Irish Tourist Authority. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. File Mayo East 1-24, parish of Kilmaine (Cloghans House); Mayo County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources