Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Mountbrowne was originally part of the estate of the Brownes of Coolaran and Kilskeagh. By the time of Griffith’s Valuation Mountbrowne was owned in part by John Cullinane. In June 1857 294 acres of the townland was advertised for sale by the trustees of the marriage settlement of Martin Cullinane and his wife Elizabeth. However John Cullinane was recorded as the owner of 294 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. Thomas Cullinane held Derrymaclaughna from James Browne in the 1850s and was also tenant of part of the neighbouring townland of Barnaboy which he held from the Frenches. Samuel Burne’s interest in Derrymaclaughna was offered for sale in December 1854. The Freeman's Journal reports that the property was purchased by Redmond Carroll for £2000. In 1860 and 1866, the French interest in Barnaboy was offered for sale by the trustees of the will of Frances Maria French.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Browne Mountbrowne Abbeyknockmoy Galway Belleville 65 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M479 337
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 46
Derrymaclaughna Derrymaclaugha Athenry Galway Deerpark 67 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M445 376
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 46
Caherhugh Caherhugh Belclare Tuam Claretuam 209 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M386 477
OS Sheet: 43
Discovery map: 46
Cloonacauneen Castle Cloonacauneen Oranmore Galway Carrowbrowne 40 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M343308
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cullinane, 16 June 1857, Vol 46, MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Burne, 1 Dec 1854,Vol 32, MRGS 39/014, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), French, 26 June 1860 & 15 Nov 1866,Vols 59 & 83, MRGS 39/030 & 39/040, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rental, Cullinane, 16 June 1857, barony of Clare. M24,250; Galway County Library
  • J.H. Montgomery & Son, solicitors' collection, includes documents re a lease of Cloonacauneen & other lands in the county of the town of Galway, Martin Blake of Brooklawn to Martin & Thomas Cullinan of Claregalway, 1824 & by them to Campbell & Robert Fair, 1843. Also testamentary papers of Mark Blake, Brooklawn, 1838 & Robert Fair, 1847. Small Accs. Index 88, D.12,664 & D.12,667, T.4028-4032; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources