Landed Estates
NUI Galway



Name Description
Blake (Hollypark) In 1824 Pierce Blake of Hollypark is described as a resident proprietor in county Galway. Peter Blake occupied a house valued at £20 and over 100 acres, at Hollypark in 1855. He is also recorded as the proprietor of several townlands in the parish of Kilconierin in the 1830s. In the 1870s Peter Blake was the owner of over 3000 acres in county Galway. Holly Park was inherited in the late 19th century by Helenus Peter White, who assumed the name of Blake. He was the second son of Maria Christina, only daughter of Peter Blake and second wife of Helenus White of county Limerick.
Connellan Hussey de Burgh records Peter Connellan as the owner of over 600 acres in county Galway in the 1870s as well as over 2000 acres at Coolmore, county Kilkenny. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Corry Connellan was the lessor of over 100 acres in the parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Leitrim, county Galway. The Connellan association with county Galway may have been through an earlier marriage between Anne Connellan and Pierce Blake of Holly Park, Loughrea.