Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Elwood (Strandhill)

An estate in the parish of Cong, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo leased from the Bishop of Tuam from the mid 18th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Elwoods held four townlands in the parish. Most of the Elwood estate of 621 acres was sold to Sir Arthur Guinness in 1871. The Irish Times reported that the sales realised over £21,000. This branch of the Elwood family were related to the well known collector of Japanese folklore, Lafcadio Hearn.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Strandhill Strandhill Cong Ballinrobe Cong 31 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M150 547
OS Sheet: 120
Discovery map: 38
Kinlough Strandhill Cong Ballinrobe Cong 31 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M150 544
OS Sheet: 120
Discovery map: 38
Annefield Annefield Kilcommon Ballinrobe Kilcommon 38 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M295 640
OS Sheet: 119
Discovery map: 38
Farmhill/Carradoyne Farmhill Crossboyne Claremorris Garrymore 79 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M325 724
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 39
Ashford Castle Ashford Cong Oughterard Cloonbur 157 Ross Galway OSI Ref: M148 546
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Elwood, 17 Feb, 7 July & 10 Nov 1871, Vols 100 & 103, MRGS 39/0047 & 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Solicitor's Papers, copy of will and grant of probate, Thomas Elwood, 1864. T.8539; National Archives of Ireland
  • Crown and Peace Records, Register of Trees, Co Mayo 1775-1919. ID/51/62 (Mrs Ormsby widow of Francis Elwood of Strandhill); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources