Also known by the older Irish name of Gortenacuppogue. Marble Hill is in Galway, Ireland. It is located on a far earlier ancient pre-celtic settlement area, surrounded by prehistoric megalithic structures including wedge tombs and ringforts. It is today a townland  in the parish of Ballynakill. Read more in the Marblehill history pages.

The Burke family that used to reside at Marble Hill house were one of the large estate landowners in county Galway during the 18th and 19th century.

Megalithic Tombs At Marble Hill

The old Ordnance Survey maps from the early 1840’s show a significant concentration of megalithic tombs within and near the grounds of Marblehill house.

Newspaper reports of the Burkes from 1909

Newspaper reports on Burke family from Ireland Sir Henry George Burke, Baronet, J.P. and D.L. for the County Galway, was born at Marble Hill in 1859,...

Marblehill, Galway, Ireland is known by various names:

Marblehill, Galway, Ireland is known by various names: Marble Hill, Marblehill and the Irish name of Criogán, An Creigín or Creggaun,which means rocky ground. It...