Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cullinan (Ennis)

Members of the Cullinan family were resident in the parish of Drumcliff, barony of Islands, county Clare in the mid 19th century. Some family members such as John F. Cullinan and his father Michael Cullinan were solicitors in the town of Ennis and Patrick Maxwell Cullinan was a medical doctor of Harmony House, Ennis. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation Dr P.M. Cullinan held land in the parish of Kilchreest, barony of Clonderalaw, while Michael Cullinan held six townlands in the parish of Feakle, barony of Tulla Upper. He is recorded as owning 966 acres in the 1870s. His son Frederick FitzJames Cullinan was knighted in 1897. In 1864, 36 acres at Porsoon, Ennis, were sold to Mr Cullinan by Marianne Stamer for £450. John F. Cullinan of Riverview, Ennis owned over 2,000 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. Thady Cullinan of Shanvogh, parish of Drumcliff, barony of Islands, applied for registration as a freeholder in 1829 and Timothy Cullinan lived at Shanvoy in the 1850s and held 545 acres. There is a Cullinan vault containing many inscriptions in the Drumcliff cemetery.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodstock House Ballylannidy Drumcliffe Ennis Ennis Rural 26 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R308 772
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 57
Bushypark Bushypark Drumcliff Ennis Kilnamona 37 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R298 784
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 57
Shanvogh Shanvogh Drumcliff Ennis Ennis Rural 26 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R315 778
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 57
Harmony House Lifford Drumcliffe Ennis Ennis Rural 26 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R338 777
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to Sir Frederic Fitz James Cullinan, only surviving son of Patrick Maxwell Cullinan FRCSI of Harmony House, Ennis, fourth son of Denis Cullinan of Kilnacully, eldest son of Roger Cullinan of Drumcliffe, 15 Feb 1910. GO MS 111a: 29; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Stamer, 10 June 1864, Vol 26, 65-68 (note re purchaser Cullinan) ; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1, includes valuation for probate of the real estate of John F. Cullinan, Ballymackea Beg, Co Clare, deceased, nd.; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources