Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Furbogh)

Andrew Blake, a merchant of Galway, was granted 2,532 acres in the baronies of Moycullen and Dunkellin, county Galway, under a patent dated 26 July 1677. In the early 18th century the family was established at Furbogh by Francis Blake, son of Andrew Blake, merchant, and his wife, Christiana Martyn. By the 19th century the estate of the Blakes of Furbogh was mainly in the parish of Rahoon, barony of Moycullen, but also contained land in the parishes of Moycullen and Killanin. In the 1870s John Archer Blake Daly of Raford owned 11,709 acres in county Galway. He had inherited the Daly of Raford estate through his mother, Maria Daly.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Furbogh House Ballynahown Rahoon Galway Furbogh 58 Moycullen Galway OSI Ref: M187233
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 45
Raford Raford Kiltullagh Loughrea Raford 128 Athenry Galway OSI Ref: M604264
OS Sheet: 85
Discovery map: 46
Carrickmore House (Furbo) Furboghgarve Rahoon Galway Furbogh Moycullen Galway OSI Ref: M203226
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 45
Marino Cottage Cushmaigmore Rahoon Galway Furbogh 58 Moycullen Galway OSI Ref: M198227
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 45

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to John Archer Blake, eldest son of Andrew William Blake of Furbough, on his assuming the name and arms of Daly, 24 Apr 1837. GO MS 107: 121-122; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rental, Butson, 24 Mar 1899, barony of Moycullen. M62,672; Galway County Library
  • Furbo House photos. 047/029; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Raford. Photographs & Press Cuttings. 024/085. ; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources