Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gloster

Members of the Gloster family, George, James and Richard, held land in county Clare mainly in the parishes of St Munchins and St Patricks, barony of Bunratty Lower, close to the city of Limerick. They also had land in the parishes of Noughaval, barony of Burren and O’Briensbridge, barony of Tulla Lower. The representatives of George Gloster of Limerick held 644 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. A report in a county Tyrone newspaper records the murder in 1844 of Arthur Gloster of Moylish, near Limerick, who had purchased an estate at Toonagh, in county Clare, for which he paid at least £10,000. Another family of Glosters lived at Rockfield, parish of Ardcanny, county Limerick in the mid 19th century. Captain Richard Gloster owned 452 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s. He died in 1893.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballycannan Ballycannan North St Munchins Limerick Ballycannan 112 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R563 615
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 58
Ballycannan Ballycannan West St Munchins Limerick Ballycannan 112 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref:
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 58
Parteen House Parteen St Patricks Limerick Ballyglass 113 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R580 603
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 58
Rockfield Ballynacarriga Ardcanny Rathkeale Ballynacarriga 124 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R442 554
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 65
Ballynacarriga Ballynacarriga Ardcanny Rathkeale Ballynacarriga 124 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R443 556
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 65
Derryknockane Derryknockane Knocknagaul Limerick Roxborough 57 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R565 515
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Moylish Moylish St Munchins Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R561 585
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Fee farm grant from Earl of Limerick to Edward Gloster re premises in Georges St, Limerick, 1853.; Limerick City Museum
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives
  • Report concerning the murder of Arthur Gloster available on the Limerick City Archive website http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/11%2006%2044%20gloster.pdf; Limerick City Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources