Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Fitzgerald (Carrigoran)

A branch of the Geraldines of Pallas, county Limerick, was established at Carrigoran, parish of Kilnasoolagh, barony of Bunratty Lower, county Clare, from the 1660s. Edward Fitzgerald of Carrigoran, Member of Parliament for county Clare 1782, was left a large estate by his relative Colonel Augustine Fitzgerald of Sixmilebridge and Silvergrove, parish of Killuran, barony of Tulla Lower. Colonel Augustine Fitzgerald was married to Mercy Ryan, a daughter of Morgan Ryan of Silvergrove. Edward Fitzgerald’s eldest son Augustine was created a baronet in 1822. In the 1870s the Fitzgerald estate was comprised of 14,915 acres. Griffith’s Valuation shows that Sir Edward Fitzgerald’s estate was mainly located in the parishes of Kilfarboy, barony of Ibrickan and Kilmacrehy and Kilmanaheen, barony of Corcomroe. Lady Fitzgerald also was the immediate lessor of the townland of Urard, parish of Fennor, barony of Slievardagh, county Tipperary. This 1,043 acre townland, the estate of Lieutenant Colonel Augustine Fitzgerald was advertised for sale in November 1856. By the 1880s the Fitzgeralds had an estate in Cornwall. When Clara Lady Fitzgerald, the widow of the last baronet, died in 1922 Carrigoran was sold to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlepark House Liscannor Kilmacrehy Ennistimon Liscannor 62 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R061 879
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 57
Moy Lodge Carrowgar Kilmanaheen Ennistimon Moy 56 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R093 861
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 57
Milford Carrowkeel Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R068 809
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 57
Carrigoran Carrigoran Kilnasoolagh Ennis Urlan 44 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R385 672
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58
Shannon Grove Ballinooskny Clonloghan Ennis Urlan 44 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R386 647
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58
Tooreen Tooreen Kilraghtis Ennis Spancelhill 24 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R375 792
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 58
Waverley/Leamaneigh More Leamaneigh More Clonloghan Ennis Urlan 44 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R395 656
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58
Stonehall Stonehall Kilconry Ennis Clenagh 39 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R382 630
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Fitzgerald of Rynana, Carrygoran, Bts & of Stonehall & Castlekeale, c 1647-1865. GO MS 179: 415-428; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Fitzgerald of Carrogoran & Castlekeale, c 1680-1809. MS 168: 57 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Fitzgerald of Carrogoran & Castlekeale, c 1680-1809. MS 168: 57 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Stacpoole Kenny Papers: Lease by Sir Augustine Fitzgerald to Mathias Stacpoole of lands at Tiemacalane, barony of Corcomroe, 13 Aug 1829. D 26,541; National Library of Ireland
  • Blake Butler Papers, include envelopes containing pedigrees of related families - Fitzgerald of Castlekeale and Tureen. GO MS 521; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Fitzgerald, 10 Oct 1863, Vol 26, 41-50; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Fitzgerald, 10 Oct 1863, Vol 69 (54), MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Legal and estate papers some relating to the Irish estate of the Fitzgeralds, 19th-20th centuries. AD 154; Cornwall Record Office
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey File, Parish of Newmarket, 1940s, Clare East 13.; Clare County Library
  • Dunboyne Papers, volumes relating to law trials including a trial re the will of Sir Edward Fitzgerald of Carrigoran. MSS 3376 & 3349; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Fitzgerald, (Urard), 18 Nov 1856, Vol 42 (38), MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Valuation for probate of the estate of William Coffey, Crow Hill, Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, deceased, 21 July 1927. McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1/745; Clare County Archives
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources