Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Burke indicates that the Hurleys originated in county Limerick but acquired land and influence in Kerry by virtue of marriage into families such as the Blennerhassetts and the Conways. John Hurley is recorded as a principal lessor in the parish of Aglish, barony of Magunihy, at the time of Griffith's Valuation while Robert Conway Hurly held lands in the parish of O'Brennan, barony of Trughanacmy and Killahan, barony of Clanmaurice, at the same time. The Ordnance Survey Name Books record John Hurley of Tralee as the agent for the Crosbie of Ballyheige estate in the 1830s. The family estate amounted to over 11,000 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s. Properties in the town of Tralee, owned by John Conway Hurley, including The Bridge House, were offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in May 1880. The trustees of the will of Robert Conway Hurley offered properties in the baronies of Trughanacmy and Clanmaurice for sale in June of the same year.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shanvally Gortshanvally Ballymacelligott Tralee Arabela 161 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q910130
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 71
Glenduff House Kilduff O'Brennan Tralee O'Brennan 165 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q903168
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 71
Fortwilliam Fortwilliam O'Dorney Tralee Abbeydorney 129 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q823247
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 71
Fenit House or Fenit Lodge Fenit Without Fenit Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q734157
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Ballyhenry House Ballyhenry Killahan Tralee Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q843258
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Hurley/Fuller Estate, mostly 1900s-1940s. These papers deal primarily with Fenit property, including the Samphire Hotel. The collection also includes appeal papers to the House of Lords in connection with flooding at Fenit in 1920, and a file on damage done to Fenit House by Free State troops; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Land Judges' Court Rentals (O'Brien), John Conway Hurley, 1 May 1880, Vol 139, MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Robert Conway Hurley, 28 June 1880, Vol 139, MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Confirmation of arms to the descendents of John Hurly of Tralee & his grandson, Robert Conway Hurly. Genealogical Office Ms.108, 37-38 & 288-289. ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources