Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Galbraith family acquired lands in east Galway which had previously belonged to the O'Fahys, following the Williamite settlements. In 1824 Richard Galbraith is recorded as a resident proprietor in county Galway. In the mid 19th century James Galbraith held four townlands in the parish of Killosolan, barony of Tiaquin, from the Blakeney family of Abbert and other lands in the parishes of Dunmore and Tuam, barony of Dunmore. Lands in the baronies of Kiltartan, Dunkellin, Dunmore and Clare belonging to Galbraith family members were advertised for sale in 1864. Their lands in the baronies of Dunmore and Clare were held from the Bishop of Tuam. James Galbraith of Cappard owned 4,636 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. This included over 1000 acres in the townlands of Lakeview and Cregboy in Claregalway parish in the barony of Dunkellin. Galbraith later sold some of the Lakeview lands to John G. Holmes of Rockwood, Claregalway. In 1906 Richard Galbraith held over 350 acres of untenanted demesne lands in the townland of Cappard demesne as well as lands in neighbouring townlands.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cappard Cappard Demesne Kilthomas Gort Cappard 91 Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M515066
OS Sheet: 114, 123
Discovery map: 52
Thornfield Thornfield Lickmolassy Portumna Portumna 183 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M836081
OS Sheet: 117
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Galbraith estate in Dunkellin & Kiltartan, 30 June 1864, Vol 73, MRGS 39/036 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Galbraith estate in barony of Dunmore, 10 Nov 1864, Vol 74, MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Galbraith, 9 May 1873, Vol 110, MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rental, Galbraith, 30 June 1864, baonies of Kiltartan, Dunkellin, Dunmore & Clare. 1 original & 3 photocopies; Galway County Library
  • Cappard. Photographs. 043/067.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Rosse Papers, Birr Castle, include box of papers re the estate of Major Richard Galbraith of Cappard House, 1872-1906. V/12. See A.P.W. Malcomson's ''Calendar of the Rosse Papers'' (2008), 187; Private Possession
  • Blackall Manuscript. Family records of the Butlers and Blackalls, their connections and relations, including the families of Creagh, O'Shaughnessy, Galbraith, Galwey, Seymour and Daly. By Sir H. W. B. Blackall. Vol. II., 20th c. Microfilm copy n.1028, p.1109 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources