Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gore (Clonroad & Tyredagh Castle)

In 1712 Henry 8th Earl of Thomond leased Clonroad, parish of Drumcliff, barony of Islands, county Clare, to Francis Gore in perpetuity at an annual rent of £60, as well as Lifford and the Abbey lands of Ennis and Drumbiggle. Weir writes that the Gore family lived in the 17th century house of Clonroad until the 1840s when it was rebuilt and extended. Mrs Mary Gore sold the property in 1852. In the latter half of the 18th century the Gores appear to have lived at Derrymore, parish of Kilnoe, barony of Tulla Upper. In 1797 Francis Gore of Derrymore married Christianna daughter of Sir Joseph Peacocke of Barntick. Their eldest son Francis married Mary daughter and co heir of Edmond Browne of Newgrove and of his wife Anne Hickman of Kilmore. By the mid 19th century the Gores were leasing Tyredagh Castle from the Brownes. In the mid 19th century Francis Gore’s estate was in the parish of Drumcliffe, barony of Islands. Over 1,000 acres in the vicinity of Ennis was advertised for sale in November 1852 and Lifford and other property north of the town in 1868. In the 1870s his son Francis William Gore of Kilmore, owned over 3,000 acres in county Clare. Francis William Gore of Tyredagh assumed the surname of Hickman in 1878. In the mid 20th century the head of the Gore Hickman family was living in Canada. In the 1850s Captain Charles William Gore, fourth son of Francis and Christianna Gore of Derrymore lived at Larch Hill, (Reaskaun), parish of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper and held land in the parishes of Kilfinaghta and St Patricks, barony of Bunratty Lower. In the 1870s he owned 399 acres in county Clare.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonroad Clonroad More Drumcliff Ennis Ennis Rural 26 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R346 778
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 58
Fairy Hill Fairyhill St Patricks Limerick Ballyglass 113 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R583 602
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 58
Larch Hill Reaskaun Templemaley Ennis Templemaley 25 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R329 816
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 58
Derrymore Clogher Kilnoe Tulla Ballynahinch 148 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R554 797
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 58
Tyredagh Castle Tyredagh Lower Tulla Tulla Newgrove 144 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R457 820
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 58
Kilmore Kilmore Kilmurry Kilrush Knock 98 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R110 542
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 64
Woodlawn House Kilmore Kilmurry Kilrush Knock 98 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R100 541
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to all descendants of Rev Francis Gore, second son of Brig Gen Francis Gore of Clonrood, Co Clare, 3 Apr 1876. GO MS 109: 363-364; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Francis William Gore of Kilmore House, eldest son of Francis Gore of Tyredagh & his wife Mary Browne, daughter of Edmund Browne of Newgrove, niece of Poole Hickman, Kilmore, on his assuming name & arms of Hickman, in compliance with will of said Poole Hickman, 20 Jan 1879. GO MS 109: 411-412; National Library of Ireland
  • Genealogical notes on Gore of Tyredagh Castle by Charles French Blake Foster, c 1865. MS 13,560; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Gore, 9 Nov 1852, Vol 3, 49; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gore, 9 Nov 1852, Vol 18 (62), MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Gore, 29 June 1868, Vol 22, 25-70 & 14 Nov 1868, Vol 22, 77-120; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gore, 29 June 1868, Vol 90 (22), MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rental, Francis Gore, Clonroadmore & Lifford, 1094 acres, 9 Nov 1852; Clare County Library
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Gores of Clonroad, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources