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Landed Estates Seminar – November 6, 2023

Going North Seminar

“Going North”: Landed Estates in the counties of Cavan, Donegal & Monaghan, 1700-1914 is a seminar that will be held on Monday 6 November 2023.

Dr William Roulston will be one of the speakers.


Monday 6 November 2023 at 3:00 - 5:00pm - G010 Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Hardiman Research Building

It will also be available on Zoom

Speakers: Ms. Virginia Teehan, CEO, Heritage Council

Dr. Jonathan Cherry (DCU)

Professor Terence Dooley, (Maynooth University)

Dr. William Roulston (Ulster Historical Foundation)

Marie Boran & Brigid Clesham (Researchers, Irish Landed Estates Project) will present the updated Irish Landed database.

All are welcome.

Please use this link to register for the event if participating online:

The Irish Landed Estates database project has been based at the University of Galway since 2005. In that time our database ( has had over 1.5million views and is linked to by many major research resources such as the National Archives and the National Library of Ireland.  As well as data relating to estates in all counties in Connacht and Munster, data pertaining to the three Ulster counties of Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan has recently been added.

Seminar Programme

3:00 pm - Welcome by Dr. Laurence Marley, Discipline of History, University of Galway

3:10 pm - Address by Ms. Virginia Teehan, CEO, Heritage Council, principal research funder for Ulster Landed Estates addition.

Reflections on Ulster Landed Estates

3:30pm - Dr. Jonathan Cherry (DCU).  The Maxwell estate, Farnham, County Cavan

3:50pm - Prof. Terence Dooley (Maynooth University). The Marquis of Bath’s estates in County Monaghan

4:10 pm - Dr. William Roulston. ‘Landed estates in County Donegal and their records’

4:30 - Q&A with speakers

4:40pm - The Irish Landed Estates database: a demonstration with Marie Boran & Brigid Clesham.

4:50pm - Thanks, close of Seminar and refreshments.

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