Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The original Kilkelly estate had centred on Cloghballymore in the parish of Killeenavarra, barony of Dunkellin. The family lost this estate in the 1640s when they were transplanted to Raheen and Lydican. Due to debt they were obliged to sell these estates to the O'Hara family in the 1790s. Several of the family were in the legal profession or became agents for other families such as the Ffrenches who succeeded them at Cloghballymore.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Raheen Raheen Demesne Ardrahan Gort Cahermore 102 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M442064
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 52
Cloghballymore Cloghballymore Killeenavarra Gort Killeenavarra 105 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M398140
OS Sheet: 103
Discovery map: 52
Lydacan Lydacan Claregalway Galway Carnmore 54 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M377314
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Kilkelly of Castle Lydican, Co Galway and of Bilbao, Spain, c 1600-1772. GO MS 161: 102-110; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Kilkelly of Castle Lydican, Co Galway, 1687-1777. GO MS 16: 79-80; National Library of Ireland
  • Cloghballymore. Report for planning. 145/046 & 145/047. ; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Raheen. Photographs. 030/048; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Kilkelly family, Co Galway, transcripts made 1921 of papers later destroyed in PROI. MS 11164; Trinity College Dublin

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources