Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Mount Irvine estate (which sometimes appears in sources as Mount Irwin) was part of the Cooper estate but was let on a long leases to a number of tenants including the Thompson and Sherlock families. In 1853, the estate of William and Catherine Sherlock was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The petitioners were Eleanor and Honoria Irwin. The Freeman's Journal reported that it was bought in trust by a Mr.Crawford, for over £3000. In 1873 John Sherlock, trustee, was offering for sale a Fee Farm rent of the estate of Anna O'Brien at Leaffony, barony of Tireragh, county Sligo.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Irvine or Mount Irwin Mount Irvine Kilfree Boyle Cuilmore 9 Coolavin Sligo OSI Ref: G628076
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 32

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Sherlock, 4 March 1853, Vol 20, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Sherlock/O’Brien, 21 November 1873, Vol 112, MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources