Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gore (Derrymore)

A branch of the Gore family of Clonroad, Ennis, county Clare and later of Tyredagh Castle, Joseph Gore, second son of Francis and Christianna Gore, inherited the Derrymore estate in the first half of the 19th century. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation Joseph's son, Edward A. Gore,held thirteen townlands in the parish of Killilagh, barony of Corcomroe and another thirteen townlands in the parishes of Killuran, barony of Tulla Lower and Feakle, barony of Tulla Upper and also land in the parish of Clondagad, barony of Islands. Joseph's widow, Margaret Gore, held land in the parishes of Feakle and Kilnoe, barony of Tulla Upper and Kilchreest, barony of Clonderalaw. Major Edward Arthur Gore of Derrymore owned 8,561 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. He had an only son, Reginald Edward Gore, who, in 1907, married a daughter of the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Aughavoher House Ballaghaline Killilagh Ennistimon Killilagh 60 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R061 969
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 57
Glashamore House Glasha More Killilagh Ennistimon Killilagh 60 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R085 989
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 51
Clondagad House Knockalehid Clondagad Killadysert Clondagad 66 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R271 658
OS Sheet: 50
Discovery map: 57
Ballinahinch Ballynahinch Kilnoe Tulla Ballynahinch 148 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R554 803
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 58
Derrymore Clogher Kilnoe Tulla Ballynahinch 148 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R554 797
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Catalogue of the sale of the contents of Derrymore, by direction of Mrs A.J. Gore, 1926. LM1994.0023; Limerick City Museum
  • Valuation for probate of the estate of General Edward Arthur Gore, Derrymore, County Clare, deceased, undertaken by Michael McMahon. 4 July 1902. McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1/731; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources