Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smyth (Masonbrook)

The Smyths acquired property in and around the Loughrea area in the early 19th century. In 1828 they purchased large portions of the estate of the ffrenches of Rahasane, including a number of townlands in the parish of Cummer, barony of Clare. Masonbrook, which became the centre of their estate, had been sold by the Mason family to the Dalys of Dalyston in the 18th century. In 1862, lands belonging to John Blakeney were sold in the Landed Estates Court. The purchasers included James Smyth of Masonbrook. The Smyth estate amounted to over 9000 acres in the 1870s. In 1906 John J. Smyth was in possession of about 600 acres of untenanted land and a mansion house at Cooleeny, Kilmeen. At the same time he held over 700 acres of untenanted land and a mansion valued at £60 at Moanmore, Loughrea.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Masonbrook Masonbrook Loughrea Loughrea Kilteskill 125 Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M656142
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 52
Cooleeney/Coolinny/Cooleeny Cooleeney Kilreekil Loughrea Kilmeen 123 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M686185
OS Sheet: 106
Discovery map: 52
Woodmount House (Loughrea) Knockadikeen Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Rural 133 Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M645154
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 52
Fortlands House (Loughrea) Gorteenapheebera Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M632170
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 52

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