Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Dodwell family were present in Sligo since the 17th century. . In 1800 Frances Dodwell of Carrowgarry married Alexander Crichton from which time that estate was in the possession of the Crichton family. Kevinsfort was the home of various other families at different times in the 19th century, including Capt. George Dodwell. He acted as agent to some of the large estates such as the Gore-Booths and the Ormsbys. Christopher L'Estrange, described as a land agent, was based at Kevinsfort in 1878. In the 1870s James Crofton Dodwell of Shankill House, near Bray, Co Dublin and of Glenmore, Coolaney, county Sligo, owned 1,573 acres in county Sligo and 334 acres in county Mayo. The Dodwell family also had property in County Galway and were married into many influential families in Connacht. Victoria Dodwell is recorded as one of the principal lessors of property in the parish of Boyle, county Roscommon, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1906 Malby Crofton Dodwell was the owner of over 1300 acres in at Carrownaskeagh, barony of Leyny, as well as buildings valued at £11. In 1912 M.C. Dodwell and others accepted an offer from the Congested Districts Board on almost 200 acres of their Galway estate. At the same time an offer was accepted from the Board on over 1400 acres of the Sligo estate.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kevinsfort Ballydoogan St. John's Sligo Kilmacowen 59 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G674359
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 16
Earlsfield Carrowcauly or Earlsfield Emlaghfad Sligo Ballymote 31 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G664164
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 25
Tanrego Tanrego East or Carrowmore Dromard Dromore West Dromard East 24 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G601313
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 25
Knockranny Knockranny Kilronan Boyle Keadew 43 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: G893114
OS Sheet: 3, 4
Discovery map: 26
Carrowgarry Tanrego West Drumard Dromore West Dromard East Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G594309
OS Sheet:
Discovery map: 25
Mount Dodwell Ballinvoher Toomour Sligo Bricklieve 32 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G705151
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map:

Archival sources

  • Robinson Collection. Rental of Edw. R. Dodwell's property, 1846-49, Estates. Vol. II. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of the estate of Victoria Dodwell, 1849-57. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of estate of Edward R. Dodwell, 1846-49. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals, valuation, accounts relating to estate of George Dodwell, Kevinsfort, 1845-49. F.C./D.5/125. ; Sligo County Library
  • Records of deeds, judgements relating to Henry & Edward Dodwell, 1729-1832. F.D./D.5/136. ; Sligo County Library
  • Letter book of Henry Dodwell, mainly relating to religious topics but also with statement re his dispute with his cousin Dodwell of Athlone concerning his Irish estate, 1691-1701. MS 3248; National Library of Ireland
  • J.C. McDonagh (1939), Deeds, rentals, correspondence & accounts re the Crofton, Irwin, Dodwell & Gethin families & property in Cos Sligo & Roscommon, 1615-1828. Small Accs. Index 71, D.11482-11564; National Archives of Ireland
  • Account of Roger Dodwell residuary legatee under the will of his uncle James Dodwell, c 1775. M.948; National Archives of Ireland
  • Collis & Ward, solicitors' collection, includes deeds re the Ruttledge estate in Co Sligo & the Dodwells, 1817, 1846. Small Accs. Index 98, D.22,081-22,083; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources