Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Connell

The O’Connells are an ancient Gaelic family, whom Burke claims had their origins in county Clare, before moving to West Kerry. The most famous member of the family is Daniel O’Connell, MP and Barrister-at-Law, who was a major political figure in pre-Famine Ireland. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation, Maurice O’Connell was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Kilcrohane and Templenoe, barony of Dunkerron South and Nohaval, barony of Trughanacmy, while Elizabeth O’Connell was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Aglish, barony of Magunihy. Charles O'Connell was the lessor of several townlands in the parish of Dromod, barony of Waterville at the same time. Large portions of another O'Connell estate, that of the O'Connells of Grena, in the baronies of Magunihy and Trughanacmy were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in 1850 and 1852. Over 1000 acres of the estate of Rickard O'Connell, including the lands at Carhen, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1854. Lands at Upper Carhen, barony of Iveragh, in the possession of John Primrose, were offered for sale at the same time. In 1859, over 500 acres of land held on lease by Primrose from the O'Connell estate was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. Primrose was an agent for the O'Connell estate. Over 2000 acres of Maurice O'Connell's estate was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in November 1855. Lands at Carhen, on lease to the Barry and Trant families since the 1770s, were offered for sale in November 1857. Premises in Tralee, the property of Maurice Charles O'Connell, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in June 1866. In the 1870s the O’Connell estate at Derrynane amounted to over 17,000 acres. Another member of the family, James, established himself at Killarney in the early nineteenth century, leasing lands from the Herberts. This estate amounted to over 18,000 acres in the 1870s and included lands in the parish of Ratass, barony of Trughanacmy. An offer was made by the Congested Districts Board on over 2000 acres of Sir Maurice O'Connell estate in 1913 while over 8600 acres of the estate of Daniel C. O'Connell was vested in the estate in 1914. Over 2000 acres of Daniel O'Connell's estate was vested in the Board in 1914.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Grenagh House Grenagh Aghadoe Killarney Lahard Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V887915
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 78
Lakeview Maulagh Aghadoe Killarney Lahard 66 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V910917
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Derrynane Abbey Darrynane More Kilcrohane Caherciveen Darrynane 7 Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V529587
OS Sheet: 106
Discovery map: 84
Carhan House Carhan Lower Caher Cahersiveen Caher Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V485799
OS Sheet: 79
Discovery map: 83
Hillgrove Hillgrove Caher Cahersiveen Caher Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V484794
OS Sheet: 79
Discovery map: 83
Lickeen Lickeen Glanbehy Cahersiveen Lickeen Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V706863
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 78
Aghagadda House Aghagadda Killemlagh Cahersiveen Teerancaragh 15 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V412740
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 83
Waterview Doory Killemlagh Cahersiveen Portmagee 21 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V377728
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 83
Emlaghmore House Emlaghmore West Prior Cahersiveen Emlagh Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V458694
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 83
Ballynabloun House Ballynahow Killemlagh Cahersiveen St. Finan's 14 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V379689
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 83
Bahaghs Lodge Bahaghs Killinane Cahersiveen Bahaghs Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V510802
OS Sheet: 80
Discovery map: 83

Archival sources

  • P12: c1750-1906: estate and other corresp, farm and household accounts including letters to and by Daniel O'Connell, his fee-book, 1804-14 and legal papers of Maurice O'Connell. ; University College, Dublin, Archives
  • Collection of notebooks containing birth, marriage and death details extracted from Kerry Evening Post by Basil O'Connell, 1828-1836, n.5012, p.5105, 1836-62, n.5013, p.5106. Oct 1862-Sept 1895. n.5014, p.5107. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Letters and papers of Daniel O'Connell and the O'Connell family of Derrynane. Ms.13,621-13,651. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Connell of Dunmaniheen, Turlaghmore and Ballycarbery, county Kerry. c.1600-1770. Genealogical Office Ms. 94, 31. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Connell of Ballycarbery, county Kerry, c.1620-1700. Genealogical Office Ms. 164, 158. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Settlement by Maurice O'Connell of lands in Iveragh for his brother Gen. Daniel Count O'Connell and his nephews Daniel, John and James. D.10,035. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Plan of plots in Cahersiveen, county Kerry, demised to Morgan O'Connell and others. 1876. 21 F. 77(1-5); National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendents of Daniel O'Connell of Darrinane & his grandson James O'Connell of Lakeview, 1869. Genealogical Office Ms.109, 193-194. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Connell of Darrinane, Cahran, Iveragh and Lakeview, Killarney, 1702-1869. Genealogical Office Ms.179, 365-68. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Meteorological Observatons at Derrynane, 1845-46. RIA Ms. 24 I 31. ; Royal Irish Academy Library
  • Copy of a letter from Daniel O'Connell on election businesss, 1832, also copies of a poem in Irish & O'Connell's rental for 1811. Ms.15,561.; National Library of Ireland
  • Correspondence between Maurice O'Connell & Jerry McCrohan re butter accounts, 1777. U.4. ; Cork City and County Archives
  • Commission as an ensign in the 38th Foot regiment for Daniel O'Connell, 1832. D.27,082. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copies of eleven documents relating to the chapel at Derrynane, 1838-78. Ms.13,633 (5). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Workmen's and produce accounts for Derrynane estate, 1841-43. Ms.13,642(2). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of document outling description of proposed additions and improvements to Derrynane House, 1845. Ms.13,633(2). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Articles of apprenticeship of Daniel O'Connell of Derrynane Abbey, with Hansom, architects, Bristol, 1856. D.27,085. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by Daniel O'Connell to the Earl of Dunraven, of lands in the Derrynane Abbey estate, with map, 1858. D.27,073. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of marriage settlement of Daniel McCartie of Headford, county Kerry & Mary O'Connell, of Derrynane Abbey, 1858. D.27,081. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Derrynane Estate cash accounts, 1860-62, including rent & interest on Derrynane. Ms.13,642(1). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Articles of agreement between James Joseph McCarthy, architect, Dublin & Daniel O'Connell, Derrynane Abbey, 1860. D.27,086. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Costs of purchase of Derrynane Abbey estate for Daniel O'Connell from Lord Dunraven, 1861. Ms.13,633(4). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Calendar of letters, rentals & legal documents relating to the O'Connell family preserved at Derrynane in 1946. Ms.13,638(5). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds and copies of deeds by members of the O'Connell family relating to lands in the barony of Iveragh, 1736-1855. D.27,011-27,043. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by Daniel O'Connell to John Coffey, Bishop of Kerry, of lands at Kildrelig, for use as site for a national school, 1897. D.27,077. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Connell (Lawder as assignee), 13 July 1854, Vol 30, MRGS 39/0013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Primrose (Lawder as assignee), 13 July 1854, Vol 30, MRGS 39/0013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Connell, 30 November 1855, Vol 37, MRGS 39/0017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease by Morgan & Daniel O'Connell of lands at Maglass, barony of Trughanacmy, to Terence Carmody, 1859. D.27,074.; National Library of Ireland
  • An appeal to Daniel O'Connell from tenants at Sliebheena, who were threatened with eviction, 1824. Ms.13,635 (1). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan papers: Copy of lease by Rev. Edward Day to Maurice O'Connell of lands at Tralee, 1784. D.26,695. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Address by Maurice O'Connell to the electors of Tralee, 1847, with an inventory of his plate and undated parliamentary sketches. Ms.13,637 (3); National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by Daniel O'Connell to Timothy Canon Brosnan & others of lands at Tyrmoyle, for site of national school, 1881. D. 27,076. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Connell, 3 November 1857, Vol 48, MRGS 39/023, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Primrose, 1 August 1859, Vol 56, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Connell, 21 June 1866, Vol 82, MRGS 39/040, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Mrs Booth Presentation (1950), 4 deeds re lands at Corres, barony of Iveragh, Co Kerry held by O'Connell family of Darrinane & Co Clare, 1772-1796. D.18451-3; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942-43: Parish of Cahersiveen (Carhan House). Parish of Caherdaniel (Derrynane Abbey); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

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Modern printed sources