Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Herbert (Cahernane)

The Herberts of Cahernane descended from the same family as those at Muckross. Smith indicates that two members of the family received lands in Kerry after the Desmond rebellion, Sir William Herbert received over 13,000 acres while Charles Herbert received over 3000 acres. Over 300 acres of Rev. Richard Herbert's estate at Tullig, barony of Magunihy, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1858. In 1865, the Brewsterfield property of Arthur Orpen and Elizabeth Herbert was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court as well as premises in Killarney town. The sale in July was adjourned due to insufficient bidding. In the 1870s the Cahernane family estate amounted to over 3000 acres in county Kerry. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation, the representatives of Rev. B. Herbert were among the principal lessors in the parish of Killaha while Rev. Edward Herbert was a principal lessor in the parish of Kilnanare, both in the barony of Magunihy. Rev. Richard Herbert held several townlands in the parish of Currans, barony of Trughanacmy. Lands held under lease by Timothy Kennedy from Rev. Richard Herbert's estate were offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in 1881.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cahernane Cahernane Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V965889
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Coolclogher or South Hill Coolclogher Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V980897
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Flesk Lodge Poulnamuck Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V970890
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Flesk Cottage Poulnamuck Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V967892
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Bridgeview Poulnamuck Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V973894
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Brewsterfield House Brewsterfield Killaha Killarney Brewsterfield Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: W045873
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 79
Roughty Lodge Gortagass Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V932715
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Killeentierna Glebe Killeentierna Killeentierna Killarney Killeentierna 90 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q982047
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Papers relating to Herbert of Cahirnane and Muckross. 17th-19th century. D.16,473-!6,535, M.1849-64, T.6914-6919. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Kennedy (Herbert), 24 October 1881, Vol 142, MRGS 39/063, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Rentals and accounts of the Herbert estate [1760-1812] including rent roll, 1733, of Sir. F. Brewster's Brewsterfield estate. M.1854. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Herbert, 20 April 1858, Vol 51, MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG)N; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Herbert, 6 July 1865, Vol 78, MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, 1942-43: Parish of Killarney (Cahirnane); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources