Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Eyre (Eyrecourt & Eyreville)

Giles Eyre, Eyrecourt Castle and Thomas Knutford Eyre, Eyreville, are described as resident proprietors in county Galway in 1824. John Eyre was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Dononaghta at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In June 1854 the Eyrecourt Castle estate was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court including the house. In June 1857, the lands of Richard Eyre and others, in the parish of Clonfert, were offered for sale in the same court. In April 1869 the Moorfield estate of John Eyre was offered for sale in the Landed Estates court. In July 1870 and November 1872 the estate of Thomas Stratford Eyre in the parish of Kiltormer, barony of Longford, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates court. It appears that Allan Pollok already owned some of this property. Thomas Stratford Eyre Jun. is described as an insolvent debtor in the sale notice. The petitioners were the Scottish National Insurance company. The Eyrecourt Castle estate of John Eyre, Senior and Junior, was offered for sale in the Land Judges court in July 1883. Some of the family later settled in the Frome area of Somerset, England.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Brownville Brownville Rahoon Galway Galway Rural 45 Galway Galway OSI Ref: M261 292
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 45
Cappaluane Glebe Cappaluane Clonfert Portumna Meelick 176 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M925172
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Eyrecourt Castle Eyrecourt Demesne Donanaghta Portumna Eyrecourt 173 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M918168
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Woodview Buddelagh & Cloghbrack Donanaghta Portumna Eyrecourt 173 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M903173
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Moorfield House Moorfield Fahy Portumna Kilquain 175 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M872154
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Earlstown Cappasallagh Kilmalinogue Portumna Kilmalinoge 181 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M866072
OS Sheet: 118, 127
Discovery map: 53
Cloonkea Cloonkea Clonfert Ballinasloe Clonfert 16 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M952182
OS Sheet: 101, 109
Discovery map: 53
Coolbeg House Coolbeg Clontuskert Ballinasloe Lismanny 20 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M857234
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 47
Killwood House/Gortnaraheen Glebe Gortnaraheen Glebe Kiltormer Ballinasloe Kiltormer 14 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M803199
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 53
Mount Prospect (Kiltormer) Kiltormer East Kiltormer Ballinasloe Kiltormer 14 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M825207
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 47
Eyreville Newtowneyre Kiltormer Ballinasloe Kiltormer 14 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M812208
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 47
Gortnamona Gortnamona Clontuskert Ballinasloe Clontuskert 12 Clonmacnowen Galway OSI Ref: M838219
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 47
Chesterfield Cloonineen Kiltormer Ballinalsoe Kiltormer 14 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M833195
OS Sheet: 107
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered estates rental of Eyrecourt estate, 1854. M. 5509. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to Eyre family. D.23121, 23122 & M.5906; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Eyre estates in Galway city & county, 28 May 1852, Vol 15, 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Eyre Family Deeds, LE4. ; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Eyrecourt Castle estate, 27 June 1854, Vol 29, MRGS 39/013 & 12 June 1855, Vol 35, MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Richard Eyre & others, 23 June 1857,Vol 46, MRGS 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Judges' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Eyre, 17 July 1883, Vol 145, MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG).; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Stratford Eyre, 26 November 1872, Vol 108, MRGS 39/050, (microfilm copy in NUIG; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Stratford Eyre, 29 November 1870, Vol 99, MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG).; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), John Eyre, 30 April 1869, Vol 94, MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG).; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rental, Eyre, 27 June 1854, baronies of Longford, Kilconnell & Clonmacnowen. D88,724; Galway County Library
  • Wilmot-Horton of Osmaston and Catton Catalogue Ref. D3155: Papers relating to Stratford-Eyre's Governship of Galway; Derbyshire Record Office
  • Eyrecourt. Photographs & press cuttings. 007/046.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Eyreville. Photographs. 030/049.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • T.U. Sadlier Collection, deeds, testamentary and miscellaneous documents, re property of Eyre family in Cos Galway, Cork & Limerick City, 17th-19th centuries. Small Accessions Index No 72; National Archives of Ireland
  • Family and estate papers of the Eyres of Eyreville. Contact Donal Burke.; Private Possession

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources