Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Joyce (Leenaun)

The Joyces of Leenaun, barony of Ross, county Galway, leased large tracts of land in Joyce Country and surrounding locality, from such landowners as the Earls of Leitrim, the Martins of Ballynahinch and the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin. The men of the family are described in many contemporary accounts as very tall. The Leenaun Hotel is marked on the first Ordnance Survey map. In the 1870s three members of the Joyce family of Cullaghmore, Leenaun owned 1,179 acres. In June 1927 the ''Tuam Herald'' reported that the Land Commission had taken over the estates of Thomas Walter James B. Joyce and Theobald Paul Joyce amounting to approximately 2,700 acres in the barony of Ross.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Leenaun Leenaun Ross Oughterard Letterbrickaun 161 Ross Galway OSI Ref: L873 618
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 37