Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Goughs were a Wiltshire family members of whom settled in the south of Ireland in the 1620s. Sir Hugh Gough purchased the Lough Cutra estate in the late 1840s. Major extensions were made to the castle in the 1850s. In the mid 19th century Lord Gough also held land in the parish of Ballysheehan, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Viscount Gough is recorded as the owner of over 6000 acres in county Galway in addition to property in Dublin, Queen's County and 893 acres in county Tipperary. In 1906 Lord Gough held over 850 acres of untenanted demesne land in the townland of Loughcooter demesne as well as lands in other neighbouring townlands.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lough Cutra (Lough Cooter) Loughcooter Demesne Beagh Gort Ardamullivan 97 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: R460973
OS Sheet: 129
Discovery map: 52
Tiraloughan Tiraloughin Beagh Gort Ardamullivan Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: R457962
OS Sheet: 129
Discovery map: 52
Rathronan House Rathronan Demesne Rathronan Clonmel Clonmel Rural 73 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S192 263
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 74
Annesgift Annesgift Rathcool Cashel Ardsallagh 40 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S179 376
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 66
Ardsallagh Ardsallagh Rathcool Cashel Ardsallagh 40 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S166 375
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Lough Cutra. Photographs & Press Cuttings. 022/048.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • BURNS, Martina. ''The evolution of the cultural landscape of the Lough Cutra estate''. Unpublished MA Thesis. 1997. ; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Pedigree of Gough of Woodstown, Co Limerick, cities of Limerick & Cork & Dunasa, Co Clare, c 1580-1820. GO MS 170: 5-7; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of Quin; of parts of Tulla Barony, Co Clare. Ms. Gough 41 (17,548); Oxford University: Bodleian Library
  • Includes will of W. Gough, Dunassa, died 1664. T/633; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Gough Family Papers. Acc 4021. PC12,695-12,707; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents relating to property of the Fennell family in Co. Tipperary, with references to the families of Jackson, Ryall, Palliser and Gough, 1764 - 1843. D.17,138-17,177; T. 7097-7098 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Gough of Stratford, Co. Wilts. and Meriot, Somerset, of Limerick City and Woodstown in the Liberties of Limerick, of Synone, Co. Tipperary, c.1600 -- 1842. Genealogical Office: Ms.174, pp.448-53 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources