Landed Estates
NUI Galway



Name Description
Blaquiere/Blacquiere/de Blaquiere The Blacquiere estate amounted to over 800 acres in the parish of Beagh, barony of Kiltartan, county Galway, in the 1870s. James Blaquiere was the petitioner to a sale in the Encumbered estates court in January 1866 relating to property in the town of Gort, owned by the Nestor family. Later in the 1880s Thomas Blaquiere appears to have acquired an interest in the Derryowen estate of the Lopdell family, in the barony of Inchiquin, county Clare. He was advertising the sale of this estate in July 1889.
Lopdell (Derryowen) An English family who settled in county Galway at the end of the 17th century. Christopher Lopdell of Raheen, county Galway and Derryowen, county Clare died unmarried in 1801 reputedly aged 104. He left his Derryowen property to the descendants of his granduncle John. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Lopdell held 1276 acres at Turlough, parish of Oughtmama, barony of Burren and 263 at Derryowen, parish of Kilkeedy, barony of Inchiquin. Lands in the barony of Burren belonging to the trustees of Thomas Lopdell and his younger children were advertised for sale in June 1862. These lands were originally granted to the Miller family of Ballycasey. In June 1870 Derryowen Cottage, the residence of J.F. Lopdell and 263 acres were advertised for sale. The Lopdells are not recorded as owning any land in county Clare in 1876. Dominick Lopdell's interest in 724 acres at Cahirelly East, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick, was advertised for sale in March 1852. By the late 1880s the Derryowen property was in the ownership of the Blaquiere family as Elizabeth Lopdell had married Thomas de Blaquiere. A notice announcing the Lopdell estate sale in the Land Judges' Court appeared in the Irish Times in July 1889.