Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Hollypark)

In 1824 Pierce Blake of Hollypark is described as a resident proprietor in county Galway. Peter Blake occupied a house valued at £20 and over 100 acres, at Hollypark in 1855. He is also recorded as the proprietor of several townlands in the parish of Kilconierin in the 1830s. In the 1870s Peter Blake was the owner of over 3000 acres in county Galway. Holly Park was inherited in the late 19th century by Helenus Peter White, who assumed the name of Blake. He was the second son of Maria Christina, only daughter of Peter Blake and second wife of Helenus White of county Limerick.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hollypark Hollypark Kilconierin Loughrea Moyode 117 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M543225
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 46
Carheen House Carheen Killogilleen Loughrea Killogilleen 132 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M528159
OS Sheet: 104
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Hollypark. Photograph. 085/092 and Photographs & Press Cuttings. 022/049.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Joyce, Mackie & Lougheed, auctioneers, documents relating to the Blake family, Hollypark, 1829-1849. M.6951-6953; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources