History

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 is in the parish of Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony. A large townland all under plantation and ornamental ground. Marblehill House is situated near the centre (the residence of Sir John Burke) and the road leading from Gort to Portumna forms the northern boundary. It is situated in the N.W. end of the parish of Ballynakill about 4¼ miles N. N.W. of Woodford.

There is an even older name for Marblehill which is Gortnacuppogue which translates as hill of the stones which one writer believes is a nod to its older history as a prehistoric settlement area.

Picture of Marble Hill
Picture of Marblehill  House before it was burnt down in 1921