Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Under the Acts of Settlement a Francis and Mary Coghlan were granted over 800 acres in the parish of Killasser, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. In the 19th century the Lynch Blosses leased Brees to the Coghlan family, many of whom were involved in the legal profession. Archdeacon Coghlan held one townland in the parish of Kilmovee, barony of Costello, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. William F.Coghlan was a tenant and the occupier of Prospect House, Gortanierin, parish of Crossboyne, on the estate of Lord Oranmore and Browne in 1854. By the mid 1860s the Trestons were selling an interest in Barnagreggaun and the sales rental shows that Martin Kirwan leased Brees to Alexander Coghlan in 1819 for three lives and 31 years.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Brees/Brize Barnagreggaun Mayo Claremorris Mayo 91 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M289 809
OS Sheet: 91
Discovery map: 31
Cloonboy House Cloonboy Kilcolman Claremorris Kilcolman 90 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M303 798
OS Sheet: 91
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Treston, 17 Nov 1865, 14 June 1866 & 4 June 1880, Vol 79, 81 & 139, MRGS 39/038, 39/039 & 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Crown and Peace Records, Register of Trees, Co Mayo 1775-1919. ID/51/62, p. 155; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources