Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Pollok (Lismany)

At the time of Griffith's Valuation Allan Pollok was the owner of considerable property in various parts of east county Galway. He was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Donanaghta and Kilquain, barony of Longford as well as in Ahascragh, barony of Clonmacnowen. Pollok was originally from Scotland and had purchased extensive estates in county Galway in the Encumbered Estates Court in the early 1850s, including the two Burke estates of Glinsk and Creggs in the parishes of Ballynakill and Kilbegnet, barony of Ballymoe. A large portion of the Burke estate was sold to Allen Dowell in 1813 for £30,000. Edmund Dowell sold his estate of 4,401 acres in 1851. It was purchased by Pollok who also bought portions of the West, St.George, Bisset, Eyre and Daly estates in the barony of Longford. Pollok's main residence was at Lismany, near Ballinasloe. In the 1870s he is recorded as holding over 29,000 acres in county Galway as well as a small amount of property in county Dublin. In 1881 he was succeeded by his son John, who married a daughter of John C. R. Bingham, 4th Lord Clanmorris. John's representatives owned over 1000 acres of untenanted demesne land at Lismanny in 1906. They held over 500 acres of untenanted land in the Eyrecourt area as well as the houses at Ballynamuddagh and Cloghbrack.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Redmounthill Farm Ballynamuddagh Donanaghta Portumna Eyrecourt 173 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M900196
OS Sheet: 100, 108
Discovery map: 53
Woodview Buddelagh & Cloghbrack Donanaghta Portumna Eyrecourt 173 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M903173
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Kilquain Kilquain Kilquain Portumna Kilquain 175 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M852140
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53
Oghil Oghil More Clonfert Ballinasloe Union Laurencetown 19 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M890214
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 47
Sycamorehill Sycamorehill Clonfert Ballinasloe Laurencetown 19 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M882226
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 53
Coolcarta Farm Annaghcorrib Clonfert Ballinasloe Kylemore 18 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M925210
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 53
Kylemore Dairy Kylemore Clonfert Ballinasloe Kylemore 18 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M904231
OS Sheet: 88, 100
Discovery map: 53
Crowsnest Crowsnest Clontuskert Ballinasloe Lismanny 20 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M862228
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 47
Lismany/Lismanny Lismanny Clontuskert Ballinasloe Lismanny 20 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M882243
OS Sheet: 88, 100
Discovery map: 47
Fairfield Fairfield Kilbegnet Glennamaddy Creggs 74 Ballymoe Galway OSI Ref: M734 604
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 40
Millford Millford Kilbegnet Glennamaddy Creggs 74 Ballymoe Galway OSI Ref: M750 605
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 40
Skehaghard Skehaghard Kilbegnet Glennamaddy Creggs 74 Ballymoe Galway OSI Ref: M735 609
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 40
Curraghbog Curraghbog Kilbegnet Glennamaddy Creggs 74 Ballymoe Galway OSI Ref: M743 614
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 40
Lisbeg Lisbeg Clonfert Ballinasloe Clonfert 16 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M932209
OS Sheet: 108, 109
Discovery map: 47
Lissanacody Lissanacody Donanaghta Portumna Eyrecourt 173 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M892177
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Estate Maps, 1853. MS 22,028; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Burke & Moretti, 13 Dec 1853, Vol 25, MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismany. Photographs & Press Cuttings. 055/062.; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources