Landed Estates
University of Galway


McTernan notes that the Powells settled in the barony of Leyny as grantees under the Cromwellian settlement. They held lands from Lord de Freyne's estate in the barony of Coolavin as well as lands in the parish of Achonry, barony of Leyny. In the 1870s Abraham Powell owned over 700 acres while other members of the family owned over 800 acres in county Sligo. In 1906 James J. Powell was the owner of over 300 acres of untenanted land there together with buildings valued at £12. In 1912 J.L. Powell accepted an offer from the Congested Districts Board on over 50 acres in county Sligo.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cuilmore Cuilmore Kilfree Boyle Cuilmore 9 Coolavin Sligo OSI Ref: G623059
OS Sheet:
Discovery map: 32
Powellsborough Powellsborough Achonry Tobercurry Tobercurry Leyny Sligo OSI Ref: G547101
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • Papers of Messrs Johns, Elliott, Wallace & Co, solicitors of Belfast, include a deed of annuity & disentailing deed among members of the Powell family of Tennacarra, Co Roscommon re lands of Gurteen, Kilfree in barony of Coolavin, Co Sligo, 17 Sept 1860. D/639/183; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

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Modern printed sources