Joseph Hardy was a farmer who rented large amounts of land from Lord Dunsandle. This included over 200 acres at Magheramore, in the parish of Killimorbologue in the barony of Longford, county Galway. This property also included a corn-mill. In 1856 Hardy was leasing houses and 360 acres from Thomas Blackstock in the townlands of Attikee and Kill in the parish of Kiltormer, also in the barony of Longford. In the 1880s he took over the Dartfield estate previously owned by the Blakes. He wa involved in a prolonged dispute with the herds who worked on the estate over employment rights.
|Name||Townland||Civil Parish||PLU||DED||Barony||County||Map Ref|
OSI Ref: M682192
OS Sheet: 106
Discovery map: 52
|Kill (Kiltormer)||Attikee & Kill||Kiltormer||Ballinasloe||Kiltormer 14||Longford||Galway||
OSI Ref: M812186
OS Sheet: 107
Discovery map: 53
- Dartfield. Photographs. 022/039.; Irish Architectural Archive
Contemporary printed sources
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 204.
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Ballinasloe Union, 112 (Attikee), 114 (Kill).
- SLATER, Isaac. ''Royal National Directory of Ireland: List of the principal seats''. (Manchester: 1894) : xxv, 70
Modern printed sources
- FORDE, J., CASSIDY, C., MANZOR,. P & RYAN, D (eds).'' The district of Loughrea, Vol.I: Local history, 1791-1918''. Loughrea: Loughrea History Project, 2003. : MELVIN, P. Estates and gentry around Loughrea, 46-47.