Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Malley (Newcastle)

Description

O'Malley family of Spencer Park, Castlebar and of Newcastle, Swineford, Co Mayo.


Estate(s)

Name Description
O'Malley (Newcastle) This branch of the O'Malley family of Burrishoole, held an estate of about 1,500 acres in the parish of Meelick, barony of Gallen, county Mayo, with one townland in the parish of Rosslee, barony of Carra. They lived at Newcastle formerly an O'Donel residence. In the 1880s the estate passed to the Brewster family who still occupied the Rosslee part of the estate in 1906. Jacob Beckett had either bought or was leasing Newcastle. Spencer Park in Castlebar was another O'Malley family home.
O'Donel (Newcastle) From the mid 18th century a branch of the family of O'Donels of Newport, county Mayo, resided at Newcastle, parish of Meelick, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. The Irish Tourist Association file for the parish of Templemore refers to the O'Donel vault beside Straide Abbey which records much of the genealogy of this branch of the O'Donel family. Griffith's Valuation shows that the representatives of Lewis O'Donel of Rosslands, barony of Burrishoole, still held land in the parishes of Meelick and Crossmolina, barony of Tirawley in the mid 19th century.
Beckett By the early 20th century Jacob Beckett occupied at least part of the former O'Malley estate at Newcastle in the parish of Meelick, barony of Gallen, county Mayo, including the house.