Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bourke (Curraghleagh & Rahasane)

Isidore Bourke, a younger son of Joseph Bourke of Carrowkeel, county Mayo, had an estate in the parish of Kilcolman, barony of Clanmorris, county Mayo, which he purchased from the Kirwans of Dalgan. He also held lands from the Moores, formerly of Brees, county Mayo and of Cloghan Castle, county Offaly. In 1876 his son, Captain Joseph Cormack Bourke of 29th Foot, held 4141 acres in county Mayo. Captain Bourke died in 1877 and was succeeded by his brother, Walter Bourke of Curraghleagh and Rahasane Park, county Galway, which he must have bought from the Joyces in the mid 1870s. Walter Bourke was murdered outside the gates of Castle Taylor, Ardrahan, county Galway, in 1882. A third brother, Isidore Bourke, sold 4181 acres in county Mayo to the Congested Districts' Board in February 1902 for £30,394.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Curraghleagh Lodge Murneen North Kilcolman Claremorris Murneen 92 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M340824
OS Sheet: 91
Discovery map: 32
Rahasane Rahasane Killeely Gort Rahasane 95 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M474185
OS Sheet: 104
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Moore, 8 Oct 1852, Vol 18, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Library of Ireland
  • Bourkes of Curraghleagh & Carrowkeel, including sale of Curraghleagh in the High Court. Mss 2919-2922 & 2922a; Trinity College Dublin
  • Agent's rent sheets (xerox) of Walter M. Bourke's estate, Co Mayo, 1878. Business Records Survey, Mayo 11/1; National Archives of Ireland
  • Crown and Peace Records, Register of Trees, Co Mayo 1775-1919. ID/51/62, p. 159; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources