Landed Estates
University of Galway

Blaquiere/Blacquiere/de Blaquiere

The Blacquiere estate amounted to over 800 acres in the parish of Beagh, barony of Kiltartan, county Galway, in the 1870s. James Blaquiere was the petitioner to a sale in the Encumbered estates court in January 1866 relating to property in the town of Gort, owned by the Nestor family. Later in the 1880s Thomas Blaquiere appears to have acquired an interest in the Derryowen estate of the Lopdell family, in the barony of Inchiquin, county Clare. He was advertising the sale of this estate in July 1889.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castle Lodge/Fiddane House Fiddaun Beagh Gort Beagh 98 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: R404950
OS Sheet: 128
Discovery map: 52
Rindifin Cottage Rindifin Beagh Gort Gort 99 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M457008
OS Sheet: 129
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Correspondence of John Blaquière, mainly relating to contemporary politics in Ireland, 1797-1811; with seven other documents on the same subject, 1775, 1818, 1825. Ms. 877 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Notes on members of the Irish Parliament, c.1782-1783 [possibly by Sir John de Blaquiere]; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources