Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Eager family in Kerry are believed to be descended from Alexander Eager, originally from Queen's County (Laois), who settled at Ballymalis, county Kerry after the Restoration in 1660. Henry Eager, MD, was a principal lessor in the parish of Killaha, barony of Magunihy, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Roland Eager was leasing several townlands in the parish of Kilbonane at the same time. In the 1870s Rev. Edward Eagar of Tralee owned over 1000 acres while Eusibius McGillycuddy Eagar, of Caragh Castle, Killorglin, owned over 6000 acres.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Coolgarriv House Coolgarriv Aghadoe Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V958931
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Ballymalis Ballymalis Kilbonane Killarney Kilbonane 82 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V846955
OS Sheet: 57
Discovery map: 78
Ballyhar House Ballyhar Kilcredane Killarney Ballyhar 86 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V926974
OS Sheet: 58
Discovery map: 78
Ballyard B Ballyard Annagh Tralee Tralee Rural Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q831131
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Ash Hill House Ash Hill Ballymacelligott Tralee Arabela 161 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q897107
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 72

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendents of Alexander Eager and to his descendent, Eusebius McGillycuddy Eager, 1859. Genealogical Office Ms.108, 286-287. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of the Blennerhassett & Eager families with some notes on the Crosbie family. compiled by F.J. Eager, 1840. Ms.4112.; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan papers: Marriage settlement of Rowland Blennerhassett Eager & Mary Anne Mason, 1813. D.26,714. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by Hugh Lawlor of of house & lands at Knockercar, barony of Magunihy, to Henry Eager & George Raymond, 1782. D.26,693.; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Eager family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources