Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Shaughnessy (Gort)

Lands in the parish of Beagh had been in the possession of the O'Shaughnessy family for a considerable time. In 1677 they were granted over 4,000 acres in the barony of Kiltartan, most of it in the parish of Beagh. They forfeited their estates in the 1690s due to their espousal of the Jacobite cause at that time. Richard Martin was later holding lands in trust for Elinor Shaughnessy. Much of their lands were granted to the Prendergast family with whom they engaged in law suits in an attempt to win back their estates. This action was ultimately unsuccessful. The OS Name Books record Capt. O'Shaughnessy acting as a middleman for the Gregory estate in the 1830s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lough Cutra (Lough Cooter) Loughcooter Demesne Beagh Gort Ardamullivan 97 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: R460973
OS Sheet: 129
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Lough Cutra. Photographs & Press Cuttings. 022/048.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • BURNS, Martina. ''The evolution of the cultural landscape of the Lough Cutra estate''. Unpublished MA Thesis. 1997.; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

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