Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gun/Gunn

The Gun (sometimes spelt Gunn) family were descended from Reverend William Gun, of Limerick, but were established in north Kerry, according to Smith, during the reign of Charles I. Wilson Gun was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Killury and Rattoo, barony of Clanmaurice, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He owned 11,000 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s. The representatives of John L. Gun held several townlands in the parish of Killehenny, barony of Iraghticonnor. In 1867, these lands were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. George Cashel, of Shallee, Silvermines, county Tipperary, was leasing over 250 acres from the Gun estate in the parish of Rattoo, county Kerry at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1868 he offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court, property in the baronies of Iraghticonnor and Clanmaurice, county Kerry, as well as lands in the barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary. An offer was made by the Congested Districts Board on over 400 acres of the Gun & Crosbie estate in 1914.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Plover Hill House Knockanush East Clogherbrien Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q798161
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Frogmore Knockanush West Clogherbrien Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q789155
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Tubrid House Tubrid More Ardfert Tralee Tubrid 136 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q809211
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 71
Bushmount Knockercreeveen Rattoo Listowel Drommartin 102 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q851320
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 63
Lisnagonee or Rattoo West Lisnagoneeny Rattoo Listowel Drommartin 102 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q861325
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 63
Rattoo House Rattoo Rattoo Listowel Drommartin 102 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q879338
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 63
Rattoo A Rattoo Rattoo Listowel Drommartin 102 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q875336
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 63

Archival sources

  • Gun Estate Rental (1879) and Legal Papers (1890-1949; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Gun Browne papers relating to properties in and around Listowel (Dromin, Skehanerin & Cahirdown), and Rattoo. The papers include a 1914 schedule of encumbrances on the estate, accounts from the 1880s, tenancy particulars (1908), and a receiving rental of 1885. ; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Copy of Royal licence to George Gun of Riversdale, to bear the name Cunningham,1826. Genealogical Office Ms. 149, 303-308. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to George Gun of Riverdale [?] & to Jane Gordan, his wife, on their assuming the name Gun-Cunningham by Royal licence, 1826. Genealogical Office Ms. 106, 166-67. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Gun, 4 July 1867, Vol 86, MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cashel, 30 June 1868, Vol 90, MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942-43: Parish of Causeway (Rattoo House); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources