Landed Estates
NUI Galway


George Edward Dering of Lockleys, Hertfordshire, inherited the Dunmore, county Galway estate of his uncle Sir George Shee, 2nd baronet, following the death of Sir George in 1870. George E. Dering owned 11,206 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. An estate of 11,469 acres belonging to the firm of solicitors, Neal, Longmore and Dering was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 25 March 1915.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Dunmore House Dunmore Demesne Dunmore Tuam Dunmore 197 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M507 632
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Rentals of the Co Galway estate of George E. Dering 1869-1910, formerly the estate of Sir George Shee, 1859-1869 & correspondence 1881-1890. M4982-5030 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rentals of the estates of Sir George Shee in the town and district of Dunmore, 1831-1869 and of George E. Dering 1869-1910. M3105-3130; National Archives of Ireland
  • Letters to George E. Dering from the agent for the Dunmore estate, 1881-1882 & 1889-1890. M5030(1-6); National Archives of Ireland
  • A Miscellaneous collection from the offices of Messrs Longmore, solicitors, of Hertford including title deeds, manorial and estate records, with additional and family papers, 1465 - 1936. DE/L; Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
  • The William Blyth Gerish Collection, includes file relating to eccentric squire George Edward Dering and coat of arms of Dering and Shee, no date. D/EGr/82; Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
  • Dunmore House photos. 022/041; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources