Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Maurice Sandes was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Brosna, Ratass and Tralee, barony of Trughanacmy, at the time of Griffith's Valuation while William Sandes held several townlands in Kilgarrylander parish in the same barony. The estate of Maurice F. Sandes of Oakpark, Tralee, amounted to over 11,000 acres in the 1870s. In 1906 the Congested Districts Board reported that terms had been arranged for the purchase of lands on the Collis-Sandes estate and in 1909 the Board reported that almost 10,000 acres had been acquired from F.S. Collis-Sandes.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Brosna Rectory Kilmaniheen Brosna Tralee Brosna Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: R090230
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Oakpark or Collis-Sandes House Killeen Tralee Tralee Tralee Rural 173 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q846163
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Ballyhorgan West Ballyhorgan West Dysert Listowel Ballyhorgan Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q925305
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 71
Ballyhennessy Ballyhennessy Dysert Listowel Ballyhorgan Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q913287
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Sandes Estate Papers, 1850s-1925. This collection largely refers to the Sallowglen/ Kilbaha end of the Sandes properties. However, the Oakpark estate is dealt with in two bundles, relating to the eventual sale (1890s to 1925). There are also isolated documents of particular interest in the will of Thomas Sandes (1874), the 1802 lease of Kilbaha, and a copy lease of Ballyhorgan lands from 1855. There are also Rentals (incomplete), Ejectment Notices (1890s), and some Land Purchase Advance Applications (1885). ; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Volume containing Ordnance Survey maps on which Collis-Sandes and Murphy estates in county Kerry are indicated. 1906-7. 15 A 17. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Falkiner Sandes Collis, son of Stephen Collis of Tiernaclea & Margaret Sandes, of Oakpark, on his assuming the name Collis Sandes. Genalogical Office Ms. 109, 419-420. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Sandes Family Papers, re Collis Sandes family of Tralee, unsorted collection, 1687-20th century. Acc No 893, PC 217; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources