Ardmore House CROGHAN

Killukin BoyleCounty Roscommon

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Old Ardmore House circa 1839

Teach an Aird Mhóir aka Ardmore House was the typical thatch house and farmyard of a Catholic gentleman farmer in 19th century Croghan. 

Ardmore, in the 1830 Freeholders register and 1835 [TA] was the home of Michael Walker & Eleanor Grey (Catholics).

In 1840, their eldest son, John Walker Esq. (1805-1865)  is recorded at Ardmore House valued at £4 10s [FB].  He was a substantial grazier with a holding of 150 acres at 6&7 Ardmore (KILLUKIN) and 67 acres at Corskeagh (KILTRUSTAN). He was a Cess-payer, sat on the Grand Jury for Boyle, and rubbed shoulders with the Staffords of Portobello House. Walker died in 1865. 

By 1882, Ardmore House was occupied by Roger Sheil (1847–1935) of Kilteeven  & Mary Forde (1846–1926) dau. of Bernard Forde of Ardmore.

In 1901 Ardmore House, occupied by Rodger Shiel, was a 4-room thatch house, with 3 windows to the front. The farmyard was substantial with ten out-buildings: a barn, 2 stables and a coach-house,  a cowhouse and calf-house, a piggery, fowl house, and a potato house.  Roger Shiel also bred horses and won 1st prize for his stallion at the 1906 Boyle Agricultural Show [Roscommon Messenger - 08 September 1906 ]

Roger was survived by his daughter Margaret M. Hogge


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  • The map associated with this post is incorrect.

    John Costello

    Thursday 2nd August 2018, 09:47PM
  • Is it correct now?


    Monday 13th August 2018, 12:00PM
  • Yes indeed. Thank you for the correction.

    John Costello

    Monday 13th August 2018, 09:02PM
  • Ardmore house was converted to a substantial two storied building after 1901. It is still owned and occupied by the Shiel family.


    John Costello

    Monday 13th August 2018, 09:21PM
  • Berne and Sharkey are my connections via my great great great grandparents who immigrated to America. Bridget Croagh Berne and her husband.

    Sunday 25th October 2020, 07:55PM
  • Beirne and Sharkey are still common surnames in this area.

    Monday 26th October 2020, 03:50PM

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