Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Heathfield

Estate(s)
Townland Heathfield
Civil Parish Baslick
PLU Castlerea
DED Castleplunket 62
County Roscommon
Barony Castlereagh
Description Patrick Balfe was leasing the property at Heathfield, valued at £36, to John Butler at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Lewis records Heathfield as the seat of Nicholas Balfe. It was also his seat in 1814. Gormley states that this house was originally known as Belgard Lodge and was part of the estate of Thomas Dillon of Belgard Castle, county Dublin. Richard Irwin of Fernhall acted as his agent in Roscommon. By 1830 the Heathfield estate was owned by Patrick Balfe and by the 1850s it was occupied by the Butler family, originally of Cherryfield, Elphin. They continued to occupy the house until the 1940s. The house is still extant.

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