Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Day


Estate(s)

Name Description
Day At the time of Griffith's Valuation William M. Day held land in the parish of Kilbennan, barony of Dunmore, county Galway. Just over 800 acres of the estate of John M. Day in county Galway was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 31 Mar 1915. No person named Day is recorded in the Landowners of Ireland or Hussey de Burgh. However, the ''Return of Proprietors'', also published in 1876, records the representatives of William M. Day, as holders of over 2000 acres in county Galway.
Day Though Burke suggests the Day family came from Suffolk O'Carroll states that their origin is somewhat obscure. He notes, in any case, that they became head-tenants on the Denny estate sometime in the early eighteenth century. Edward F. Day was one of the principal landowners in Kilgobban parish, barony of Corkaguiny and the parish of Ballymacelligott, barony of Trughanacmy, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. Rev. John F. Day was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Kilnanare, barony of Magunihy, at the same time. In 1853, over 600 acres belonging to both, located in the baronies of Dunkerron and Trughanacmy, had been offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. In the 1870s various members of the Day family owned over 4000 acres in Kerry.