Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Cregg Castle)

The Blakes of Cregg Castle, county Galway, were descended from the Blakes of Renvyle and Kiltolla and are said to have won Cregg from the Kirwans in a game of cards at the end of the 18th century. Most of this Blake estate was in the parish of Annaghdown but they also owned land in the parish of Killeany, both parishes in the barony of Clare. In the 1870s James Blake owned 5,615 acres in county Galway. The Cregg estate was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in July 1886 when it was bought back by Francis Blake.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cregg Castle Cregg Annaghdown Galway Liscananun 69 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M357 376
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Cregg Castle photos & cuttings. 030/057; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources