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Monday, 29 April 2013

Leitrim's Killegar Estate records open to researchers

Killegar estate records are now available to researchers at Leitrim County Library in Ballinamore.

The collection holds the papers of the Morgan and Godley families who have owned Killegar House, Carrigallan, since 1734 when Richard Morgan of Dublin bought the land. The late John, 3rd Lord Kilbracken, who died in 2006, was the seventh generation in the line from Richard.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Council and Leitrim County Council, the papers have been professionally archived into an accessible archive with a database research facility. They contain important items including rent books and other documents relating to the tenants and management of the lands, as well as well as an insight into a landed family and its properties.

For further information, contact Leitrim County Library, Ballinamore on +353 (0)71-9645582 or email.