Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Egan (Cos Dublin, Galway & Tipperary)

At the time of Griffith's Valuation, James Egan is recorded as a principal lessor of property in the parish of Clonrush, barony of Leitrim, county Galway. In July 1876 the estates of Charles Egan, deceased, counties Kilkenny, Tipperary, Galway, Kildare, Laois and Dublin, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The total acreage was 3,546 acres, including 1,000 acres at Drummaan East and West, county Galway, 906 acres at Shronell and Ballynahow, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary, all held in fee. Francis Sampson was the tenant of the property in the barony of Leitrim, county Galway. The Dublin Diocesan Archives hold some records relating to Charles Egan including his will, of which Cardinal Cullen was a trustee. Charles Egan was a merchant of 14 High Street, Dublin. He died on 3 February 1870. His will was dated 7 September 1868 and his estate was valued at £160,000 when his will was proved in December 1870. He left various legacies to family members, friends and employees but charities and the Church were the main beneficiaries.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Drummaan Drummaan West Clonrush Scarriff Drummaan 132 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R770887
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 59
Williamstadt House Drummaan South Clonrush Scarriff Drummaan 132 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R770884
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 59
Knockbrack Drummaan East Clonrush Scariff Drummaan 132 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R772891
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 59
Moneenroe/Drummaan House Drummaan East Clonrush Scariff Drummaan 132 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R768889
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Egan, 4 July 1876, Vol 124 (34) & 125 (1), MRGS 39/056, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Records relating to Charles Egan including his will. ; Dublin Diocesan Archives

Contemporary printed sources