Landed Estates
University of Galway

White (Cahiracon)

The Whites of Woodlands, county Dublin, Rathcline, county Longford, Lareen, county Leitrim, Cahircon, county Clare all descend from Luke White, a Dublin bookseller and lottery agent. In the mid 19th century his fourth son Colonel Henry White held an estate comprised of at least 24 townlands in the parishes of Abbey, Drumcreehy and Rathborney, barony of Burren, county Clare which he bought from the Duke of Buckingham circa 1848. The Whites also bought some of the Scott of Cahiracon estate and the Westropp of Attyflin estate, both in county Clare. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Colonel held an estate in the county Limerick parishes of Rathkeale, barony of Connello Lower, Newcastle, barony of Glenquin, Cloncagh, Cloncrew, Dromcolleher and Kilmeedy, barony of Connello Upper, as well as his county Clare estates. In 1863 the Colonel was raised to the peerage as Baron Annaly of Annaly and Rathcline, county Longford. He was succeeded by his eldest son Luke as 2nd Baron in 1873. His fifth son Charles William White of Cahiracon, Killadysert and Annaly Lodge, Broadford, inherited the county Clare estates comprised of 18,226 acres plus 5,731 acres in county Tipperary. In 1878 Charles William White sold the Broadford estate, barony of Tulla Lower to John Lecky Phelps. In the 1870s Lord Annaly of Woodlands (Luttrellstown), Clonsilla, county Dublin, owned 5,428 acres in county Limerick, 12,600 acres in county Longford and 2,139 acres in county Dublin. In 1906 Baron Annaly held untenanted land in the parish of Kilcooly, barony of Slievardagh, county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Corranroo Lodge Corranroe Abbey Ballyvaghan Abbey 1 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M323 105
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 52
Newtown Castle Newtown Drumcreehy Ballyvaghan Drumcreehy 5 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M217 064
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 51
Ballyallaban Ballyallaban Rathborney Ballyvaghan Rathborney 11 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M229 046
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 51
Cahercon/Cahiracon Cahiracon Kilfiddane Killadysert Rinealon 75 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R232 549
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 64
Annaly Lodge Drimmeen Killuran Tulla Killuran 139 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R570 750
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Particulars of Duke of Buckingham’s estates in Cos Westmeath, Longford and Clare 1848 with tables re rents, population etc 1858 & manuscript map of Ballyvaughan estate of Col the Hon C.W. White with ref to Buckingham rental. 14 A. 20; National Library of Ireland
  • Large volume of maps of estates of Col Henry White MP in Co Clare, c 1852-1853. 14 A. 10; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental map and particulars of the Broadford estae of Lt Col the Hon William White, 1858. 15 A. 5; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of Kilkerin, Ballintlea, Co Clare & Knockcorragh, Co Cork estate of Col Henry White, 1859. 14 A. 8; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of the estates of Charles W. White in Cos Limerick, Clare & Tipperary, 1877. MS 3078; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental, maps and particulars of the Kilkerin estate [for sale], property of Hon Charles William White, 1879. 14 A. 7; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps, rental & particulars of Ballyvaughan estates of Lt Col Charles W. White, 1881-1882. 14 A. 9; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of White of Kilmurry, co Clare, Dunsink, Co Limerick & Portlaw, Co Waterford & Spain, c 1575-1841. GO MS 165: 321-323; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of parts of Cahiracon estate, Lieut Col the Hon Charles W. White, 1129 acres to be sold by private contract, maps dated 1889, includes original photographs of house etc; Clare County Library
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re the White estates in Cos Tipperary, Limerick & Clare, mainly 19th century, including purchase of the Broadford estate White to Phelps, 1878 (D.5750 & D.5753). A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accession Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland
  • Annaly/Clifden Papers. Contact: James King, Rock's Chapel, Crossgar, Co Down.; Private Possession
  • Col White's Co Limerick estate, rental & complete list of tenants 1883, with book of coloured maps of Luke White's estate in barony of Connello, Co Limerick, 1811. 14 A 13; National Library of Ireland
  • Volume of Ordnance Survey sheet of Limerick estates of Col Henry White MP, 1843. 14 A 11; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental & maps of estates of Hon Charles William White in Co Limerick, 1882. 14 A 12; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources