Landed Estates
NUI Galway

D'Arcy (Houndswood)

John D'Arcy was granted almost 1,700 acres in the baronies of Ross and Athenry, county Galway and in the baronies of Kilmaine and Clanmorris, county Mayo by patent dated 6 July 1677. In February 1700 the trustees for the sale of the estate of Colonel John Browne of Westport sold Aghalard, Ballykine and other townlands in parish of Cong, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo, to Patrick D'Arcy of Gorteen, a townland just east of Houndswood, parish of Cong, for £1300. Gorteen and Houndswood were held on lease from the Archbishop of Tuam. By the early 19th century the D'Arcys held about 14 townlands in the parish of Cong and employed two agents Patrick Kirwan of Carnan, Tuam, county Galway and Patrick Haggan. In 1852 the estate was sold in the Encumbered Estates' Court.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Houndswood Houndswood Middle Cong Kilmaine Houndswood 33 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M213 538
OS Sheet: 121
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), D’Arcy, 4 Nov 1852, Vol 18, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Darcy of Ballybocock, Gorteen and Kiltolla, Co Mayo and of Cos Meath and Dublin and other countries, c 1560-1892. GO MS 180, 424-9; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Darcy of Platten, Co Meath, Galway city, Kiltolla, Co Galway and Gorteen, Co Mayo and Paris, France, c 1300-1753. GO MS 162, 66-9; National Library of Ireland
  • Miscellaneous [Blake] deeds, including leases of Rosleague, Sheeans and other lands in the barony of Ballynahinch, Co Galway, by the D'Arcys of Gorteen to various persons, 18th & 19th centuries. D 16,899-16,932; National Library of Ireland
  • West Collection, includes leases of land in the barony of Kilmaine, by Martin D'Arcy to Rev Cecil Crampton & Patrick & Martin Gibbons, 1812. Small Accs. Index 82, D.12,631 G-I; National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes marriage settlement of Martin D. D'Arcy of Houndwood, Co Mayo & Henrietta Bingham, 1 Jan 1813. Small Accs. Index 103, D.18289 ; National Archives of Ireland

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