Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Young (Doohulla)

Description

A family from the north of Ireland, who bought land in county Laois and later in county Galway.


Estate(s)

Name Description
Boswell At the time of Griffith's Valuation John K. Boswell held 2 townlands in the parish of Ballindoon, barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway, previously part of the Bunowen estate of the O'Neills. Robinson writes that he was one of the first persons to scientifically develop a fishery (in the Doohulla area) in Ireland and England and that he sold his Connemara property to W. Young in the early 1860s. In the 1850s a John Boswell also held 2 townlands in the parish of Killinvoy, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon.
Young (Doohulla) Tim Robinson writes that John K. Boswell sold his estate at Doohulla, parish of Ballindoon, barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway, to W. Young in the 1860s. In the 1870s William Young of Brockley Park, Stradbally, county Laois and Doohulla Lodge, Clifden, county Galway, owned 1888 acres in county Galway and 821 acres in county Laois. The Youngs were a Scottish family who settled in county Antrim in the 17th century and moved to county Laois in the early 19th century.