Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Kilkelly (Drimcong)

Originally large landowners in the Kinvarra area of south county Galway, the Kilkelly estates had been confiscated in the 17th century and granted to the Ffrenchs. A branch of the Kilkelly family bought the Drimcong estate from the Lynches in the early 19th century. James Kilkelly held five townlands in the parish and barony of Moycullen, and two townlands, Derreen and Leenaun, in the parish and barony of Ross, county Galway at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Surgeon General Charles Kilkelly of India owned 3,107 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. In 1906 Charles E. Kilkelly still held over a hundred acres of untenanted land at Drimcong.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Drimcong Drimcong Moycullen Galway Tullokyne 51 Moycullen Galway OSI Ref: M205 339
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 45
Cloghballymore Cloghballymore Killeenavarra Gort Killeenavarra 105 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M398140
OS Sheet: 103
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Military Department Records re Charles Kilkelly, Bengal Medical Service in India Office Records. See National Register of Archives NRA; British Library
  • Drimcong House press cuttings. 131/011; Irish Architectural Archive
  • CROSSLE, Phillip. The Kilkellys of Drimcong. private circulation. 1921. ; Galway County Library
  • Kilkelly family, Co Galway, transcripts made 1921 of papers later destroyed in PROI. MS 11164; Trinity College Dublin

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Modern printed sources