Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ffrench (Cloghballymore)

The Ffrench family were granted the Kilkelly estate at Cloghballymore, parish of Killeenavarra, in the early 17th century although some accounts suggest they did not take possession of it until the 1650s. Fahey suggests that Roebuck French was the founder of this family. By 1708 the family had come to possess estates in the parish of Kinvara as well as Cloghballymore and adjoining districts in the parish of Ardrahan. The estate passed to the Lynch family though the marriage of Surna Ffrench and Marcus Lynch in 1767.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Doorus House Doorus Demesne Kinvarradoorus Gort Doorus 103 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M352120
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 52
Cloghballymore Cloghballymore Killeenavarra Gort Killeenavarra 105 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M398140
OS Sheet: 103
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Cloghballymore. Report for planning. 145/046 & 145/047. ; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources