Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lambert (Cregclare)

In 1824 Walter Lambert, Creggaclare, Walter Lambert, Castle Lambert, Walter Lambert, Lambert Lodge, Walter Lambert, Castle Ellen and Henry Lambert, Aggard, are all described as resident proprietors in county Galway. The Lamberts had two townlands, Crumlin and Boleyboy, in the parish of Kilvine, barony of Clanmorris, county Mayo, amounting to 989 acres. John Lambert held several townlands in the parish of Kilbeacanty, barony of Kiltartan, and in the parish of Annaghdown, barony of Clare, county Galway in the 1850s. The estate at Aggard had originally been a Ffrench property but was bought out by the Lamberts in 1729. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, James Lambert was leasing the house at Cregaclare to Lord Clanmorris. Both the Cregaclare and Aggard families held lands in the parish of Ardrahan. The Kilquain Lambert family usually acted as the agents for the Ardrahan estate. The estate of James Staunton Lambert amounting to 10,724 acres in the baronies of Dunkellin, Kilconnell, Clare and Moycullen county Galway and in the barony of Clanmorris, county Mayo was advertised for sale in 1855 and the sales rental includes lithographs of Cregaclare and Waterdale houses. A large portion of these estates was purchased by Lord Clanmorris. In the 1830s a Mr. Lambert "of Ballinrobe" may have had as his agent, James Burke of St. Cleran's. This branch of the Lambert family is documented in the collection of S. & R.C. Walker, solicitors, in the National Archives. Kelly noted that the last Lambert to live in the area resided at Kilquain but left for Dublin around 1930.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cregaclare Cregaclare Demesne Ardrahan Gort Ardrahan 89 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M472124
OS Sheet: 114
Discovery map: 52
Aggard Aggardmore Killora Loughrea Craughwell 112 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M501186
OS Sheet: 96, 104
Discovery map: 52
Lambert Lodge (Kilquain) Kilquain Killora Loughrea Craughwell 112 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M514173
OS Sheet: 104
Discovery map: 52
Waterdale Waterdale Claregalway Galway Claregalway 66 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M370 356
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lambert, 22 Nov 1855, Vol 37, MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Solicitors' records from office of S. and R.C. Walker, includes deeds re Lamberts of Cregclare and Streamstown, Co Galway. Small Accessions Index, No. 30; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rental, Lambert, 22 Nov 1855, baronies of Dunkellin, Kilconnell, Clare & Moycullen & Clanmorris. M24,246; Galway County Library
  • Waterdale House photos. 022/095; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Land transactions between the Kirwans of Blindwell & the Lamberts of Cregaclare, 1790 & 1820. Small Accs. Index 74, D.11250 & D.11259; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources