Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Conor (Mount Druid)

Denis O'Conor was one of the principlal lessors in the parish of Kilcorkey, barony of Castlereagh at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He also held land in the parish of Shankill, barony of Roscommon. Mrs Margaret O'Conor, Mount Druid, Castlereagh, county Roscommon, had 6817 acres in county Mayo in the 1870s while her son Charles O'Conor of Mount Druid held over 2000 acres in county Roscommon at the same time. Her brother in law Arthur O'Conor of The Palace, Elphin, held land in the parishes of Elphin and Shankill, barony and county of Roscommon in the mid 19th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Arthur O'Conor was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Kilronan, barony of Boyle, parish of Kilcolagh, barony of Frenchpark and the parish of Kiltullagh, barony of Castlereagh. In the 1870s Arthur O'Conor's estate amounted to 6,927 acres.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bella Bella Kilcolagh Boyle Kilcolagh 27 Frenchpark Roscommon OSI Ref: M771926
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 33
Kilcorkey Kilcorkey Kilcorkey Castlerea Bellanagare 70 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M745869
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 33
Mount Druid Mount Druid Kilcorkey Castlerea Bellanagare 70 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M752865
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 33
Killaster Killaster Kilcorkey Castlerea Bellanagare 70 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M745852
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 33
The Palace Elphin Elphin Strokestown Elphin 96 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M873 888
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Sale by Mary Anne, The Palace, Elphin, County Roscommon, and others to Maurice M.J. O'Connor, Vartry Lodge, Ballybrack, County Dublin of "the Island situate in Lough Allen known as O'Reilly's Island" with its dwelling house and buildings, Barony of Boyle, County Roscommon. 19 July 1892. 999/660 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Conor Don, of Belanagare, Mount Druid and the Palace, Elphin, 1732-1880. GO Ms.180, 346-8, 357. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Mount Druid photos. 040/072; Irish Architectural Archive
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes deed of trust Arthur O'Conor to O'Conor Don & others, 1866: lease of parts of Bettyfield otherwise Shankill, Co Roscommon, 1844 & grant of probate Arthur O'Connor, 1871. Small Accs. Index 76, D.10,935 & D.11,099 & T.3673; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources