Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Donnell (Trough)

This family were established in the Limerick area by the beginning of the 17th century. They supported the Jacobite cause and by the early 18th century had acquired some land in county Clare. Trough was one of their residences from at least the mid 18th century. Henry Anderson O'Donnell inherited the Limerick and Clare estates from his brother John who settled in America. Sir Charles Routledge O'Donnell who had a distinguished military career, was H.A. O'Donnell's son. Dr Elliott O'Donnell returned from America to Ireland in the early 19th century. His son Colonel John Vise O'Donnell of Trough Castle owned 878 acres in county Clare in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Trough Cottage Trough O'Brienbridge Limerick Cloghera 104 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R573 648
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58
Trough House Roo West O'Brienbridge Limerick Cloghera 104 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R587 646
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of O’Donnell of Tirconnell, Limerick city, Trugh in Co Clare, England, USA, Spain & Austria, c 1393-1903. GO MS 177: 286-291; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of Robert L. Brown, [of Clonboy] agent for estates in Cos Clare, Limerick & Tipperary, including Sir C. O'Donnell, 1866-1877. MS 5587 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the O'Donnell family, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources