Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hare (Listowel)

The Hare family had come to Ireland after the Cromwellian settlement and acquired property initially in Dublin and later in Cork. Their influence extended to Kerry at the end of the eighteenth century when Richard Hare purchased 20,000 acres of the Knight of Kerry's estate around Listowel. His son William afterwards became first Baron Ennismore and later Earl of Listowel. The main family seat was at Convamore, county Cork. The Ordnance Survey Name Books indicate that Stephen Collis acted as their agent in Kerry. Andrew Hare was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Aglish, barony of Magunihy, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The Earl of Listowel was the lessor of several townlands in the parishes of Ardfert, Duagh, Finuge, Kilcaragh, Kilmoyly, KIlshenane, Killahan, Kiltomy and O'Dorney, barony of Clanmaurice, county Kerry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The estate also held property in the parishes of Duagh, Dysert, Kilconly and Listowel in the barony of Iraghticonnor. In 1854 the estate was petitioner to the sale of 150 acres of the estate of Edward Church, at Kilmolane, barony of Iraghticonnor, formerly lands owned by the Raymonds. The estate amounted to almost 26,000 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s as well as over 5,000 in county Cork. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the county Cork estate was in the parishes of Kilmeen (Duhallow), Grenagh (Barretts), Ballyhooly, Killathy, Litter and Mallow (Fermoy), Glanworth (Condons and Clangibbon), while the Dowager Countess held land in the parishes of Churchtown and Kilbroney, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, St Michaels and Whitechurch, barony of Cork. In the mid 19th century the Earl of Listowel also held an estate in the parishes of Aghnameadle and Kilnaneave, barony of Upper Ormond, county Tipperary. This estate was advertised for sale in March 1861. The Irish Times reports that the purchasers included Messers. John Dwyer, Francis Trent, William Bolton and Peter Ryan. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Honourable Henry Hare held land in the parishes of Castletown, Doon and Oola, barony of Coonagh, and Askeaton, barony of Connello Lower, county Limerick. In the 1870s the Honourable Richard Hare of Devonport, England, owned 3,687 acres in county Limerick. He was a brother of the 2nd Earl of Listowel. His nephew Robert Dillon Hare of Ballymore owned 944 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballygrenane House Ballygrenane Finuge Listowel Listowel Urban 122 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q995329
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 63
Islandmacloughry Islandmacloughry Finuge Listowel Listowel Urban Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q984332
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 63
Banna House Banna Mountain Kilmoyly Tralee Banna 133 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q758224
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 71
Ennismore House Ennismore Dysert Listowel Ennismore 107 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q923320
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 63
Killacrim House Killacrim Dysert Listowel Ennismore 107 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q942319
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 63
Greenville Gortcurreen Listowel Listowel Listowel Rural 121 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q961333
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 63
Gurtenard Listowel Listowel Listowel Listowel Urban Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q993335
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 63
Ballycullen House Ballycullen Lismakeery Rathkeale Askeaton West 119 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R318 488
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 64
Convamore Upper Conva Ballyhooly Fermoy Ballyhooly 127 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R719 009
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Convamore Conva Ballyhooly Fermoy Ballyhooly 127 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W713 992
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 80
Renny Renny Lower Kilcummer Fermoy Kilcummer 131 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W703 995
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 80
Gurteen Gurteen Killathy Fermoy Killathy 132 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W743 984
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 80
Eastly Cottage Ballyellis Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W572 977
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Ballyellis Ballyellis Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W571 978
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Ballymore House Ballymore Templerobin Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W832 673
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81
Millbrook Millbrook Kilnaneave Nenagh Kilkeary 110 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R922 735
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Lord Listowel Estate Rentals (1880s-1960s), Deeds (1812-1956) & Legal Proceedings Papers (1877-1970). ; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Estate papers 18th-20th century. D.18,522 et seq. M.2331 et seq, T.7289 et seq. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the estates of the Hare family, earls of Listowel. 1779-1853. D585.; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Papers relating to tithes on the county Kerry estates of the Earl of Listowel. 1838. M.2356; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Church, 1 June 1854, Vol 29, MRGS 39/0012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including marriage settlement of Robert Dillon Hare & Flora L.E. Longfield, 1871. Small Accs Index 76, D.10,549 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Four maps of the estates of the Earl of Listowel in Co. Cork, 1803-40. M. 2334-7; National Archives of Ireland
  • Estate, legal & family papers, 1830-1880. Acc 2315; City of Westminster Archives Centre
  • Outgoing letterbook Richard Hare, Cork Merchant, (ancestor of Earl of Listowel), 1771-1772. U259; Cork City and County Archives
  • Survey of Kerry farms, 1790. M.2329, M.2336, M.2348; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pyne Papers, 23 deeds mainly concerning lands in Co. Cork in which members of the Pyne family were parties, other parties include members of this family, 1783-1895. D 7194-7219; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Listowel, 5 Mar 1861, Vol 61 (31), MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Files, Parish of Castletownroche; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources