Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Browne (Kenmare)

Smith states that Sir Valentine Browne was granted over 6000 acres in county Kerry after the Desmond Rebellion. Political allegiences in the seventeenth century caused the size of the estate to fluctuate. It was consolidated in the eighteenth century and the Kenmare estate amounted to over 91,000 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s as well as over 22,000 acres in county Cork and over 4000 in county Limerick. Lord Kenmare was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Aghadoe, Aglish, Currans, Kilcredane, Kilcummin, Killarney, Killeentierna, Kilnanare, Molahiffe and Nohavaldaly in the barony of Magunihy at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. In 1822 Thomas, 3rd Earl of Kenmare, married Catherine, daughter and co heir with her sisters (two of whom were Bridget O'Reilly and Ellen Bagot) of Edmund O'Callaghan of Kilgory, county Clare. Griffith's Valuation records the Earl, James John Baggott and the Reverend Joseph O'Reilly holding an estate mainly situated in the parish of Clonlea, barony of Tulla Lower, but also in the parishes of Killuran and Tulla. The 3rd Earl was involved in the sale of Kilgory in the early 1860s. The county Limerick estate of the Earl of Kenmare was principally located in the parish of Hospital, but also in the parishes of Ballynamona and Knockainy, barony of Smallcounty. Lewis writes that the parish of Hospital was granted to Sir Valentine Browne ancestor of the Earls of Kenmare, who erected a castle. The Kenmare estate held several townlands in the parish of Kilcomoge, barony of Bantry at the time of Griffith's Valuation.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cleeny Cleeny Aghadoe Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V958921
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Killarney Mills Derreen Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 67 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V956916
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Ballycasheen House Ballycasheen Killarney Killarney Killarney Urban 68 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V983907
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Belview House Lackabane Aghadoe Killarney Killarney Rural 67 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V928909
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Coom Wood Cottage Coom Kilcummin Killarney Coom 60 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: W132953
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 79
Dooneen Cottage (Upper Park Cottage) Dooneen Aghadoe Killarney Killarney Rural 67 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V975926
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Drom Hall & Sunday's Well Dromhale Killarney Killarney Killarney Urban 68 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V969904
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Dromadeesirt Cottage Dromadeesirt Kilcummin Killarney Kilcummin 88 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V963971
OS Sheet: 58
Discovery map: 78
Fortwilliam House Lissyviggeen Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 67 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: W000899
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 78
Freemount Lodge Freemount Kilcummin Killarney Rathmore 64 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: W120928
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 79
Glena Cottage Glena Killarney Killarney Muckross 74 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V930858
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 78
Kenmare House (Killarney House 1) Demesne Killarney Killarney Killarney Urban 68 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V965903
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Killarney House Knockreer Aghadoe Killarney Killarney Urban 68 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V955907
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Killeen House Killeen Aghadoe Killarney Killarney Rural 67 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V949955
OS Sheet: 58
Discovery map: 78
Knocknamucklagh House Knocknamucklagh Kilnanare Killarney Kilnanare Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: Q892013
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 71
Knockaneacoolteen House Knockaneacoolteen Currans Killarney Kilnanare Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: Q901068
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 71
Mount Prospect Ballynamaunagh Kilcummin Killarney Kilcummin Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V983941
OS Sheet: 58
Discovery map: 78
Ross Cottage Ross Island Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 67 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V950884
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Sheheree Cottage Sheheree Killarney Killarney Coolies 70 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V987886
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 78
Woodford House Lissyviggeen Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 67 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V993902
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 78
Woodlawn (Killarney) Woodlawn Killarney Killarney Killarney Urban 72 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V971897
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Molahiffe House Bohereens Molahiffe Killarney Molahiffe 91 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: Q914039
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 71
Corbally House (Magunihy) Corbally Molahiffe Killarney Molahiffe 91 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: Q909028
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 71
Cloonts Cloonts Nohavaldaly Killarney Rathmore Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: W165940
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 79
Knocknaseed Knocknaseed Nohavaldaly Killarney Coom 60 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: W158966
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 79
Shinnagh House Shinnagh Nohavaldaly Killarney Rathmore Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: W172927
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 79
Roseville Cottage Scrahane Killarney Killarney Killarney Urban 68 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V966898
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Kenmare Castle Barrysfarm Hospital Kilmallock Hospital 30 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R707 362
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 65
Castlefarm Castlefarm Hospital Kilmallock Hospital 30 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R702 373
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 65
Ballylicky House Ballylicky Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 22 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W007533
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Dunnamark Mill Dunnamark Mill-lot Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Urban 23 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W004501
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 85
Gurteenroe House Gurteenroe Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 22 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V993504
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Newtown (Bantry) Newtown Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Urban 23 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V996494
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 85
Reenydonagan House Reenydonagan Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 22 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V999518
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Knockainy Cottage Knockainy West Knockainy Kilmallock Knockainy 23 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R681 353
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 65
Molahiffe Castle Castlefarm Molahiffe Killarney Molahiffe 91 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: Q910045
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Kenmare Papers; Muckross House Research Library
  • D4151: 17 th cent-20th cent: family and estate papers; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • D/4210 : 1858-1945: Killarney estate leases and accounts; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Kenmare Papers: documents relating to the linen industry in Kerry, 1748, 1759-65. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), O’Reilly, Kenmare & Bagot, 11 July 1861, Vo 28, 13-54 & 8 May 1862, Vol 27, 11-32 (with list of purchasers); James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Reilly, Kenmare & Bagot, 11 July 1861, Vol 62 (59) & 8 May 1862, 65 (14), (Kilgory estate, Co Clare) MRGS 39/031 & 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Kenmare Papers, letters to and by Browne family re their estates in Kerry, 18th century. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Ms. 2770: Copy of maps and survey of Viscount Kenmare's Kerry estate by William Raymond and Thomas Ledman, 1720-1724. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of manuscript map of the deer park, Knockreer estate, by John Barry, 1729. 16 H 8 (20); National Library of Ireland
  • Microfilm copy of Rent ledger of the Kenmare estate, 1736-1794. n.5430; National Library of Ireland
  • Notebook of Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare, 1755-57, published in McLysaght, ''The Kenmare Manuscripts''. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Marquess of Camden Papers U840: Letter from Valentine Browne, 1st Earl of Kenmare, 1754-1812, principally relating to his title. ; Centre for Kentish Studies
  • Stafford Family Archive: D641/3/A/3/2/8 1809: Pre-nuptial settlement of Sir Thos. Gage of Hengrave Hall and Lady Mary Anne Browne of Kenmare, Ireland. ; Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
  • Private Act, 13 George I, c. 28 HL/PO/PB/1/1726/13G1n63 1726: An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Valentine Brown Esquire, commonly called Lord Kenmare, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same ; Parliamentary Archives
  • Case of Valentine Browne, Lord Kenmare versus others, re title to parts of forfeited estates of Nicholas Browne in counties Limerick and Kerry, 1731. House of Lords Appeals, Vol.X. ; King's Inn Library
  • Marriage Settlement of Nicholas Browne, son of Sir Valentine Browne, of Ross, Killarney and Eylon, daughter of Thomas Browne of Hospital, county Limerick, 1684. Baker Papers, D.27,171 [in poor condition]. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Photostats of maps of parts of Kenmare estates in parishes of Knockany & Hospital Co Limerick, 1720, 1748, 1766. 16 H 32 (5-9); National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Browne of Hospital, later Lords Kenmare, c 1550-1640. GO MS 159:48-49; National Library of Ireland
  • Kenmare Estates: Rental of Visct. Kenmare's estates in Kerry, Limerick and Bantry as set at May, 1740. Rental of the estates, 1747-61 (cont. on next reel). n.3169, p.2789 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942-43: Parish of Firies & Parish of Killarney. ; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources