Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Burke (Clanricarde)

The Clanricarde estate was one of the largest in county Galway. Lord Clanrickard, a minor, is listed as a resident proprietor in 1824. At the time of the first Ordnance Survey in the 1830s the Clanricarde estate is recorded as the direct owner of townlands in the civil parishes of Clontuskert, Grange, Killeely, Killora, Killeenadeema, Kilmeen, Killogilleen, Kilconickny, Loughrea, Oranmore and St. Nicholas. In 1855 Robert D'Arcy acted as an agent for the Clanricarde estate and was leasing 586 acres and buildings valued at £26 from the Clanricarde estate at Ballygarraun in the parish of Isertkelly, barony of Loughrea. By the 1870s the Marquis of Clanricarde was the owner of over 52,000 acres in county Galway. The family also held an estate at Warnford, Hampshire, England. In 1915 an offer was accepted from the Congested Districts Board for the sale of over 46,000 acres of the Clanricarde estate.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Portumna Castle Portumna Demesne Lickmolassy Portumna Portumna 183 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M838036
OS Sheet: 126, 127
Discovery map: 53
Woodville House Ballygarraun Isertkelly Loughrea Killogilleen 132 Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M553152
OS Sheet: 104
Discovery map: 52
Rafarn House Rafarn Kilmeen Loughrea Leitrim 139 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M674150
OS Sheet: 106
Discovery map: 52
Fearmore House Fearmore Clonfert Portumna Meelick 176 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M926164
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Woburn Lisdooaun Donanaghta Portumna Eyrecourt 173 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M902177
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Moat Moat Killimorbologue Portumna Moat 177 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M800105
OS Sheet: 117
Discovery map: 53
Earlstown Cappasallagh Kilmalinogue Portumna Kilmalinoge 181 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M866072
OS Sheet: 118, 127
Discovery map: 53
Thornfield Thornfield Lickmolassy Portumna Portumna 183 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M836081
OS Sheet: 117
Discovery map: 53
Burke's Court Cloondadauv Ballynakill Portumna Drummin 186 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R805996
OS Sheet: 132
Discovery map: 53
Oghilly Oghilly Ballynakill Portumna Drummin 186 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R760970
OS Sheet: 132
Discovery map: 53
Clooncona Clooncona Killimorbologue Portumna Moat 177 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M786126
OS Sheet: 117
Discovery map: 53
Woodfield House (Donanaghta) Gortnakilla Donanaghta Portumna Meelick 176 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M905164
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Summerhill House (Loughrea) Baunoge Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M625162
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 52
Cottage (Loughrea) Gorteenabohogy Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M604174
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • 17th-20th century estate papers. ; West Yorkshire Archive Service: Leeds
  • Warnford Park estate papers, 17th-20th century. ; Hampshire Record Office
  • Letters to Sir Henry Lynch from Richard, Earl of Clanricarde, 1617-32, 1651, 1673. Also two bonds dated 1605 and various notes and memoranda on Clanricarde's affairs. . MS 3111. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of survey of town and parks of Loughrea, property of Earl of Clanricarde, 1791, 1796. 21 F 16. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of probate will of John Thomas, Earl of Clanricarde, Nov 1808. LE29; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Portumna Castle. Photographs & Press Cuttings. 003/093. ; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Maps of forfeited estates of Lord Bophin, afterwards Earl of Clanricarde/ 1701 [microfilm]; British Library
  • A "photostat" copy of the demesne, town, and town parks of Portumna, Co. Galway, part of the estate of the Marquis of Clanricarde, by M. Cuddehy, 1793. 21 F 76 (37); National Library of Ireland
  • Papers re the property of the Wills & Sandford families mainly in & near Castlereagh, 17th-19th centuries. Includes references to Lord Bophin & Burkes of Portumna. M.6237; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources