In the 1824 Tithe Applotments 1823-1837 Galway:www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie
David Wakefield, Parish Kilcloony, Townland Curragh & Barnacragh
David was quite an unusual name at that time.
If these were early Methodists you will find their baptism records with the Church of Ireland. Records if they have survived are in Dublin at the Representative Church Library.
No research is done on line.
You might find some property information on Registry of
Deeds - Ireland. Just google it is a rootsweb volunteer initiative. There are lots of Wade's but no David but lots in Meath and Westmeath. Wakefield's also.
Catholics did not rule from 1100 on to 1922. Not that the irish didn't rise up many times to try to expel the English.
Few Catholics owned land. Few Anglo-Irish owned land but
were tenants of large land owners.www.landedestates.iewww.failteromhat.com
Pigots Directory 1824
J. August Wade, Esq. Garden-ra_e (?) listed under
Nobility, gentry and clergy
Wade - three in the Cantwell Memorial Inscriptions in Galway for the Church of Ireland Tully
Fanny, Helen Noree & Joseph
Fairfield, Westmeath exists today and is not far from
Westmeath has Methodist records for Athlone baptisms from 1842-1900, marriages from 1866-1896 and deaths from 1808-1849