Landed Estates
University of Galway

McDermott (Ramore/Rathmore)

James Anthony McDermott of Ramore married Mary Agnes Blake of Cregg Castle in the early 19th century and this may explain why the McDermotts held Cloghanower and Mountross in the parish of Killeany, barony of Clare, county Galway. Their 822 acres in the parish of Killeany was advertised for sale in 1856. James McDermott was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Killimorbologue, barony of Longford and Clontuskert, barony of Clonmacnowen, county Galway, in 1856. In 1873, Anthony Joseph MacDermott of Ramore married Liza, daughter and coheir of Patrick Crean Lynch of Clogher, county Mayo. Over 3,000 acres in county Mayo belonging to him and others was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 13 Mar 1913. The Ramore estate amounted to over 3500 acres in the 1870s. In 1906 James McDermott owned about 250 acres of untenanted land and the mansion house at Rathmore, valued at £39.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rathmore Rathmore Demesne Killimorbologue Portumna Killimor 174 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M780145
OS Sheet: 107
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), MacDermott, 2 Dec 1856, Vol 43, MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court rentals (O'Brien), McDermott estate, 15 April 1864, Vol 71, MRGS 39/035. (Microfilm copy at NUIG).; National Archives of Ireland
  • Ramore. Photographs. 007/069.; Irish Architectural Archive

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Modern printed sources