Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lysaght (Ballykeel)

Cecil Stacpoole Kenny gives a detailed account of the family history of this family in MS 2110, National Library of Ireland. He refers to Andrew Lysaght of Kilcornan and Summerville, a noted duellist, who married Mary Finucane, a sister of the Honourable Mathias Finucane of Ennistymon. Andrew Lysaght died in 1782 and his only daughther and heiress married George Stacpoole of Cragbrien in 1767. Weir writes that the Lysaghts of Kilcornan and Ballyvorda, county Clare were closely related and that James Lysaght of Kilcornan had a son Frank Ruadh Lysaght, reputedly a leading United Irishman. Burke's Irish Family Records refers to Walter Lysaght, another son of James, who married Lucinda Stacpoole daughter of George Hogan Stacpoole of Cragbrien in the early 19th century. They lived at Summerville, parish of Killaspuglonane, barony of Corcomroe, in the early 19th century. The Lysaghts were resident at Ballyvorda from the early 19th century and at the time of Griffith's Valuation Andrew Lysaght held land in the parishes of Kilmoon, barony of Burren and Kilfenora, barony of Corcomroe. In the 1870s the representatives of Andrew Lysaght of Ballyvourdan, Liscannor, owned 933 acres in county Clare.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyvorda Ballyvorda Kilmacrehy Ennistimon Liscannor 62 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R071 901
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 51
Kilcornan Kilcornan Kilmanaheen Ennistimon Ennistimon 48 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R139 889
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 57
Summer Ville Ballyfaudeen Killaspuglonane Ennistimon Killaspuglonane 59 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R092 913
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 51
Ballykeel Ballykeel South Kilfenora Ennistimon Kilfenora 49 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R177 948
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 51

Archival sources

  • Abstracts of documents, pedigrees and history of the Kenny and related families, in particular the Lysaght family of Kilcornan, Ballyvorda, Summervillea & Kilcorney, compiled by Cecil S. Kenny in 1914. MSS 2108-2110; National Library of Ireland
  • Blake Butler Papers, include envelopes containing pedigrees of related families - Lysaght of Co Clare. GO MS 521; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association File, Parish of Kilfenora, Clare North 9.; Clare County Library
  • Rental of Ballyvorda & Ranagh, the estate of Lt Col Hugh Stacpoole, post 1824. E.J. French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8, D.3272; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes plain copy will of Andrew Stacpoole of Ballyally 1844 & deeds re Stacpoole family and lands of Kilcornan, barony of Corcomroe, Co Clare, 17113-1843. Small Accs. Index 105, T.12,040, D.21,858-21,864; National Archives of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources