Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Burren area in county Clare was the territory of the O’Loghlens until its confiscation in the mid 17th century by the Cromwellians. In the latter half of the 18th century Colman O’Loughlen resided at Port, By his second wife Susannah Finucane of Ennis he had five sons and one daughter. Three of the sons had descendants Hugh O’Loghlen of Port (Portlecka), parish of Ruan, barony of Inchiquin, Michael O’Loghlen who became a baronet and Bryan O’Loghlen of Rockview (Aughrim Ross), parish of Dysert. Sir Michael O’Loghlen (1789-1842) was a distinguished lawyer who became Master of the Rolls, the first Catholic to hold such a high judicial office in almost two centuries. Two of his sons Colman and Bryan became the 2nd and 3rd baronets both were also prominent lawyers, Colman in Ireland and Bryan in Australia. Their sister married into the Woulfe Flanagan family of county Roscommon, another family prominent in legal circles. The O’Loughlen estate was rather scattered as they held townlands in the parishes of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper, Kilcorney and Killonaghan, barony of Burren, Dysert, Kilkeedy and Ruan, barony of Inchiquin and Kilfiddane, barony of Corcomroe. Over 1,000 acres the estate of Hugh O'Loghlen in the barony of Ibrickan was advertised for sale in November 1850. In the 1870s Sir Colman Michael O’Loughlen’s estate was comprised of 1,135 acres and his brother Bryan owned 760 acres in county Clare. Nutfield, parish of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper was held by Sir Colman O’Loghlen in fee at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. Weir writes that Port was sold in the 1860s to Jeremiah Kelly and his descendants continued to live there throughout the 20th century. Jeremiah Kelly owned 384 acres in county Clare in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rockview Aughrim Dysert Corrofin Ruan 20 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R344 846
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 58
Port Portlecka Ruan Corrofin Ruan 20 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R338 861
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 58
Nutfield Nutfield Templemaley Ennis Ruan 20 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R348 834
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • O’Loghlen Papers, documents re property in Co Clare, wills and genealogies of O’Loghlen and allied families. Microfilm P. 2541-2543 (originals in possession of Sir C O’Loghlen, Melbourne); National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Loughlin, Dynasts of Burrin, 1641-1752. GO MS 164: 51; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstract of will of Dr Colman O’Loghlen of Ennis, & later of Ballilee, Co Galway, 1782. GO MS 139: 195; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Loughlen of Port & Lockview, Co Clare, c 1770-1838. GO MS 171: 483-484; National Library of Ireland
  • O’Loghlen Papers: 108 deeds re Co Clare properties, in particular Quarkerstown & Coolmeen, also wills & marriage settlements with such families as O’Brien, Lysaght, Roughan, McDonnell etc, 18th-19th centuries. D 25,066-25,173; National Library of Ireland
  • O’Loghlen Papers: correspondence. legal & other papers re business & estate matters, including domestic accounts at Dromconra & records & diaries of John Woulfe Flanagan, his wife was an O'Loghlen. MSS 13,891-13,899, MSS 14,318-14,335; National Library of Ireland
  • Genealogical notes on O'Laghlen of Drumconard by Charles French Blake Foster, c 1865. MS 13,560; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of a section of road maped for Sir Colman O'Loghlen, barony of Bunratty Upper, 1843. 21 F. 75(10); National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Loghlen, 29 Nov 1850, Vol 4 (19), MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), O’Loghlen, 15 Jan 1875, Vol 20, 131-134; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Loghlen, 15 Jan 1875, Vol 118 (4) & (23), MRGS 39/053 & 39/054, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re the O'Loghlens, mainly 19th century. 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
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1 estate of Jeremiah George Kelly; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources