Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Harkan/Horkan


Estate(s)

Name Description
McManus (Barleyhill) The McManus family held an estate in the parish of Bohola, barony of Gallen, count Mayo, from at least the mid 18th century. Some of the lands were held in fee, some on leases renewable for ever. Edward Deane of Carrowgowan was agent to McManus in the 1830s. The estate of 1464 acres was sold in the Encumbered Estates' Court in July 1851. The first sale was adjourned but it was later bought by Mrs Pery, a member of the Knox Gore family, who leased it to George Harkin. It was later bought by the Aitken family, who still own the property. Patrick Ruane made a detailed study of this house in his thesis.
Durkan An estate in the parish of Kilconduff, barony of Gallen, county Mayo, owned by the Durkan family from at least the early 17th century. The Westport Estate Papers contain a copy confirmation of their title to Liscottle and other lands, dated 1666. By a lease dated 15 April 1751 Willliam, James and Barnaby Durkan leased Liscottle to Peter Ruttledge for 246 years. The Ruttledges subleased to the Horkan family.