Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Synge (Dysert)

The Synges held lands in the parish of Dysert, county Clare, from the mid 18th century when Nicholas Synge was Bishop of Killaloe. The Bishop's grandson, George Synge, married Mary MacDonnell of New Hall, county Clare and they had three sons, Edward of Syngefield, county Offaly and Carhoo, Charles of Mount Callan and the Reverend Francis of Slevoir, county Tipperary. In June 1851 the estate of Edward Synge, circa 4,000 acres in county Clare and over 1,100 acres in county Offaly was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the estate of Francis Hutchinson Synge was comprised of at least 14 townlands in the parish of Dysert, barony of Inchiquin. Other townlands in the parishes of Inagh, Rath and Killinaboy belonged to other Synge family members. The Reverend Francis Synge held at least three townlands in the parish of Terryglass, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary, at this time. He was rector of Loughkeen parish, as was his son, Reverend Edward Synge. In the 1870s Colonel George Charles Synge of Mount Callan owned 2,940 acres and Mrs Elizabeth Synge of Dysert owned 2,920 acres in county Clare. Also Lady Maxwell, a sister of Francis Synge of Glanmore, county Wicklow, owned 1,106 acres in county Clare.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Carhoo Carhoo Dysert Ennis Dysert 22 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R275 850
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 57
Mount Callan Ballynoe Inagh Ennistimon Formoyle 54 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R165 774
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 57
Mollaneen House Mollaneen Dysert Ennis Mullineen 303 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R283847
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 57
Slevoir Slevoir Terryglass Borrisokane Terryglass 19 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M873 016
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 53
Loughkeen Glebe Loughkeen Loughkeen Birr Clohaskin 2 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: S016993
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Mount Callan Papers, account of the Mount Callan estgate & its occupiers 1837-1923, continued from Col Synge’s account by R. G. Tottenham, Mount Callan, Inagh. Microfilm P 4910; National Library of Ireland
  • Map & survey of division of Lettermoylan, barony of Inchiquin, for Messrs Synge, July 1842. 21 F. 75(1); National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Synge, 27 June 1851, Vol 2, 1-60; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Synge, 27 June 1851, Vol 8 (38), MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Synge, 2 May 1873, Vol 20, 96-107; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Synge, 2 May 1873, Vol 110 (2), MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources