Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smyth (Newgarden)


Connected to the Hunt family.


Name Description
Smyth (Newgarden) The Smyths appear to have held Newgarden or Pollaturk for most of the first half of the 19th century from the Bodkin family. The original leases dated 1790 and 1796 were from Hyacinth Bodkin to Daniel Hunt. The Smyths advertised the sale of their 423 acres of Newgarden in May 1871. The sales rental refers to the marriage settlement of Daniel Hunt Smyth and Maria Joanna Coneys.
Bodkin (Carrowbeg & Thomastown) This branch of the Bodkin family owned an estate of 2,900 acres granted to them by patent dated 29 May 1679, mainly in the baronies of Clare and Tiaquin, county Galway. Their history was marred by the murder of family members following a family feud in the early 1740s. Hyacinth Bodkin of Thomastown was the son of the survivor of this massacre. Parts of the original estate were acquired by the Bodkins of Castletown and in the 19th century the remainder of the Carrowbeg estate passed to the Lynches of Shannonbridge.