Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Flaherty (Renvyle)

In the 18th century the O'Flahertys held lands, that had previously belonged to them, from the Blakes of Renvyle in the parish of Ballynakill, barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway. However Henry Blake did not renew their lease in the second decade of the 19th century as he wished to live there himself. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edmund O'Flaherty owned 2 townlands in the parish of Ballynakill and one townland in the parish of Omey. These townlands were advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court in 1862 and a note on the sale rental states that the lands in the parish of Ballynakill were purchased by Edward Browne of Rosleague.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Renvyle Rusheenduff Ballynakill Clifden Rinvyle 31 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L677 638
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 37
Shinnanagh Shinnanagh Omey Clifden Cleggan 29 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L639556
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 37

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Flaherty, 11 Feb 1862, Vol 64, MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Renvyle photos, press cuttings & pamphlet on hotel. 022/084; Irish Architectural Archive

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Modern printed sources