Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Going (Traverston & Violethill)

Robert Going of Cranagh, county Tipperary, who died in the early 1730s, left three sons, Robert of Traverston, James of Ballyphilip and Philip of Knockayne. The eldest son Robert married Jane Johnstone and they had six sons. Their three youngest sons were Thomas of Coolbea, county Cork, Richard of Bird Hill, county Tipperary and Philip of Monaquil, county Tipperary. Their second son, Robert of Traverston, succeeded his father and in the mid 19th century his grandson, Caleb Going, held a large estate in the parish of Doola with other lands in the parishes of Ballynaclogh and Kilnaneave, barony of Upper Ormond. In the 1870s Caleb Going of Traverston owned 2,590 acres in county Tipperary. Caleb Going died childless and a cousin, Robert Edward Going of Cragg, inherited Traverston. James Going of Belleisle, county Clare, was the third son of Robert and Jane Going. He had two sons, Robert of Cragg and James of Violet Hill. Robert's grandson eventually succeeded to Traverston. John Going of Cragg owned land in the parishes of Loughkeen, barony of Lower Ormond and Kilcomenty, barony of Owney and Arra in the mid 19th century. His estate amounted to 1,896 acres in the 1870s. James Going married Jane, daughter of Marcus Patterson, and lived at Violethill, county Clare. They had seven children. In the 1870s the Reverend James Going of Kilgarvan, Kenmare, county Kerry, owned 896 acres in county Clare. The Going's county Limerick estate was mainly in the parish of Killuran, barony of Tulla Lower.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Violet Hill Violethill Kilseily Limerick Kilseily 108 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R572 737
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 58
Errina House Errina Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R657 633
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58
Fairymount Montpelier Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R672 665
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Monaquil Monaquil Kilnaneave Nenagh Ballynaclogh 84 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R901 722
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 59
Traverston Pollanorman Dolla Nenagh Ballynaclogh 84 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R885 717
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 59
Firmount Firmount Terryglass Borrisokane Terryglass 19 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M894 015
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 53
Birdhill Birdhill Kilcomenty Nenagh Birdhill 92 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R701 678
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 58
Cragg Cragg Kicomenty Nenagh Kilcomenty 93 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R711 654
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 58
Cranna Castlecranna Kilmastulla Nenagh Burgesbeg 98 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R787 727
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Going family, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to property in Co. Tipperary of the Ryan family, including a number of maps, 1748-1880. Associated names Going and Breen. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,910-44: M. 2189-2229: T. 7180-92 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • T.U. Sadlier Collection includes deeds, marriage settlements & wills of White family of Whiteville, Co Tipperary & Lisowen & Kilmoylan, Co Limerick; Going family of Birdhill, Co Tipperary; Hunt/Vere Hunt of Cappagh, Co Tipperary; Dawson of Greenfield, Co Tipperary; Bradshaw of Cottage, Co Tipperary, 1721-1827. Small Accs. Index 1/730; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources