Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In 1853 the Dalgan estate was bought by the Duke of Bedford for Lady de Clifford, who was the wife of his first cousin. The estate was comprised of lands in the baronies of Kilmaine, Clanmorris and Gallen, county Mayo and in the barony of Clare, county Galway. Her estate was mainly located in the county Mayo parishes of Mayo, barony of Clanmorris, Kilmainemore, barony of Kilmaine and in the parish of Donaghpatrick, barony of Clare, county Galway. In 1876 Lord de Clifford owned 11,594 acres in county Mayo and 1406 in county Galway. Most of the county Mayo estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board in February 1914 and an offer had been accepted for the county Galway acreage by March 1916. In 1802 McParlan recorded that Lady de Clifford held a large estate in county Leitrim but was not a resident proprietor. Her grandmother was Sophia Campbell of the Mount Campbell, county Leitrim, family.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Dalgan Dalgan Demesne Shrule Ballinrobe Dalgan 32 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M297 543
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 38
River View [Donaghpatrick] Joycespark Donaghpatrick Tuam Donaghpatrick 202 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M279 522
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Kirwan, 17 Nov 1853, Vol 25, MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers re de Clifford estate, including deeds, leases, abstract of title, 1844-c 1919. Acc. 1147/7; National Archives of Ireland
  • Southwell Family Papers, include copy of the will of Sophia Baroness de Clifford, 1873. D7777 ; Gloucestershire Archives
  • Records of the Russell family estates in general, 17th-20th centuries; Woburn Abbey
  • Records of the Dalgan Park Estate; Archives of the Columban Fathers, Dalgan Park, Navan
  • Dalgan, Shrule, photos. 047/028 Dalgan Park photos. 039/024; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Shrule. ITA/3/22; Mayo County Library
  • Re sale of estates of Lord de Clifford in Cos Mayo & Galway. Small Private Accessions No 1/689. M.1459; National Archives of Ireland
  • Joyce, Mackie & Lougheed, auctioneers' collection, includes draft memorandum by George James Robinson re proprosed sale of estate. Gives details of house, lots for sale, estate amounted to over 13,000 acres, Dec 1878. M.1459; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources