Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Connell (Kilgory)

Daniel O'Connell appears to have been resident at Kilgory for the last 2 decades of the 18th century. In 1835 Catherine O'Connell, widow of Daniel O'Connell of Kilgorey, died in Limerick. In the mid 19th century the O’Connell estate was mainly in the parishes of Tulla and Kilnoe, barony of Tulla Upper, county Clare. Maurice O’Connell also held land in the parish of Kilraghtis, barony of Bunratty Upper and Kilkeedy, barony of Inchiquin. In 1837 he married Emily daughter of Denis McCarthy O'Leary. In 1840 her brother Charles McCarthy O'Leary married Kate daughter of Daniel O'Connell of Kilgory. Maurice's son and successor Daniel O’Connell of Kilgory, married in 1867 Jane daughter of Carrol O'Grady, medical doctor, and owned 2,019 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. The 1901 Census records Daniel O’Connell of Kilgory, aged 58, and his wife Jane as resident at Kilgory with their son Charles and two daughters Henrietta and Jenny.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Tooreen Tooreen Kilraghtis Ennis Spancelhill 24 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R375 792
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 58
Kilgory Kilgory Kilnoe Tulla Killuran 139 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R541 789
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 58
Shore House Killadysert Killadysert Killadysert Killadysert 68 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R252 581
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Will of Catherine O’Connell of Kilgory, 1842. 999/338(7); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease by Daniel O’Connell, barrister at law, to John Kelly & others of lands at Maghery, barony of Inchiquin, 19 Mar 1806. D 27,070; National Library of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement June G. Mahon of Northampton & Daniel O'Grady of Shorepark, Co Clare, re lands in Co Clare, 22 Sept 1841. 999/404/2/4; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources