Landed Estates
University of Galway

Bermingham/Birmingham (Rosshill)

Colonel John Browne owned a substantial estate in the barony of Ross, county Galway, at the end of the 17th century, which the trustees for the sale of his estates sold to James Naper and Thomas Smith in June 1700. The estate was immediately leased back to Peter Browne, son and heir of the Colonel. During the 18th century Peter Browne's lease (renewable for ever) of the estate became vested in the descendants of his sister Elizabeth who had married John Bermingham, a cousin of Baron Athenry. In the 19th century the estate became the joint property of the Earls of Leitrim and Charlemont through their marriages with the daughters and heiresses of William Bermingham of Ross, who died in 1799.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rosshill Kilbeg Lower Ross Oughterard Cloonbur 157 Ross Galway OSI Ref: M087 569
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Killadoon Papers, Collection List 81, estate and business papers of William Bermingham. MS 36,023; National Library of Ireland
  • Clements Papers at Killadoon, county Kildare. C/1-2 ; Private Possession
  • Rosshill House photos. 022/085 ; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources