Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Though Burke suggests the Day family came from Suffolk O'Carroll states that their origin is somewhat obscure. He notes, in any case, that they became head-tenants on the Denny estate sometime in the early eighteenth century. Edward F. Day was one of the principal landowners in Kilgobban parish, barony of Corkaguiny and the parish of Ballymacelligott, barony of Trughanacmy, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. Rev. John F. Day was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Kilnanare, barony of Magunihy, at the same time. In 1853, over 600 acres belonging to both, located in the baronies of Dunkerron and Trughanacmy, had been offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. In the 1870s various members of the Day family owned over 4000 acres in Kerry.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Garrahies Garrahies Kilgobban Tralee Knockglass 160 Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: Q699098
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 71
Knockglass Knockglass More Kilgobban Tralee Knockglass Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: Q701101
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 71
Beaufort Beaufort Knockane Killarney Dunloe Dunkerron North Kerry OSI Ref: V881922
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 78
Reenmore House Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V907704
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 85
Lohercannon House Lohercannon Annagh Tralee Tralee Rural 173 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q819142
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Magh House or Edenburn Magh Ballymacelligott Tralee Nohaval 154 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q931115
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 71
Kiltallagh Glebe Meanus Kiltallagh Tralee Kiltallagh 158 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q840036
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Woodville (Nohaval) Ballyegan Nohaval Tralee Ballyegan 151 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q954112
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 71
Roseland Cottage Grogeen Finuge Listowel Listowel Rural 121 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: R008323
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Day, 15 April 1853, Vol 20, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Reference to a map of the estate of Mr. Justice Day, in Glannagullah, county Kerry, 1817. M.943; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of Royal licence to Rev. John Fitzgerald & Edward Fitzgerald, of Springhill, county Kerry, on their assuming the name Day, in compliance with the wishes of Robert Day, 1841. Genealogical Office Ms.107, 226-7. ; 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
  • Rowan Papers: Assignment by Michael Mulchinock of Tralee of a judgement of £500 obtained by him against William Ponsonby of Crotta, to Robert Day of Dublin, May 1827. D.26,707. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Collis & Ward, Solicitor’s Collection, includes deed of indemity, lands in baronies of Drumkerron North & Trughenacmy, Day & Holmes, Clogher, Co Sligo to Day, Tralee, 1854 & administration & will of Rev John R. Fitzgerald Day, of Beaufort House, 1881. Small Collection Index No 98. D.21988, T.6235, also T.6405; National Archives of Ireland
  • Collection of miscellaneous documents, includes lease of lands in barony of Magonihy, Co Kerry, parties William Johnson Harte of Coolrus, Stephen E. Rice, Henry Harding of Hardings Grove & Hon Robert Day. Small Accs Index 85, D.12470; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942-43: Parish of Tralee (Lohercannan); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources