Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Grehan


Estate(s)

Name Description
O'Beirne (Gorteen) A branch of the O’Beirne family held the townland of Gorteen, 299 acres, in the parish of Templetogher, barony of Ballymoe, county Galway, in the mid 19th century.
Plunkett (Mountplunkett) The Plunketts were a Catholic family residing at Mountplunkett from the 18th century. Christopher George Plunkett was a magistrate for county Roscommon in 1834. John Hubert Plunkett (1802-1867) became Attorney General of New South Wales, Australia. Many of his kinsmen followed him to Australia. The Mountplunkett demense was in the possession of Richard Stuart Crotty by 1850. It was leased to Patrick Grehan from 1847 for 14 years. Grehan appears to have bought Crotty's interest.
Grehan Patrick Grehan had a lease of the Mountplunkett estate, parish of Killinvoy, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon, from 1847 and appears to have bought Crotty's interest in the property in 1851. In the 1850s Patrick Grehan held lands in the parishes of Killinvoy and St Johns, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. In January 1870 the estate of Patrick Grehan amounting to 2,745 acres in the baronies of Athlone, Ballintober, Ballymoe and Castlerea was advertised for sale. The Mountplunkett estate and the part of South Park Demesne in the barony of Castlereagh were readvertised in May 1870. The Irish Times reported that these lots were sold to Rev. W. West and Owen O'Connor.
Crotty (Mountplunkett) The Mountplunkett demense was in the possession of Richard Stuart Crotty by 1850. It was leased to Patrick Grehan from 1847 for 14 years. In February 1851 John Scott Molloy, assignee of Richard S. Crotty, advertised for sale Mountplunkett and the lands of Drumlish, barony of Roscommon. On the first occasion the sale was adjourned due to insufficient bidding. Patrick Grehan appears to have bought Crotty's interest.
Crown Life Insurance Company The Crown Life Insurance Company of 46 and 47 Dame St, Dublin, owned 769 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s. This company held the townland of Rinnagan, parish of St Johns, barony of Athlone, formerly part of the estate of Patrick Grehan.