Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Woulfe (Teermaclane)

Teermaclane, parish of Killone, barony of Islands, county Clare, was acquired by Nicholas Woulfe from Henry 7th Earl of Thomond in the 1680s. The 1761 rental of the Clive estate in county Clare records Stephen Wolfe holding three townlands including Tirevicklane or Teermaclane. In 1841 Peter Wolfe held the same three townlands. Griffith's Valuation records his estate in the parishes of Clareabbey and Killone, barony of Islands. It was held by the Court of Chancery at this time. Peter's younger brother Stephen Woulfe became Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer of Ireland in 1838. The Baron's son Stephen Roland Woulfe succeeded his uncle Peter in 1865 and owned 1,019 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. In 1813 the Baron's sister Joanna married Terence Flanagan of county Roscommon and their family adopted the surname Woulfe Flanagan. Teermaclane House was in ruins by 1840 and the family resided in London or at Strangford in county Down. At the end of the 19th century there was a house at Teermaclane known as Rose Cottage which was used by the family.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Teermaclane Teermaclane Killone Ennis Killone 33 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R311 703
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 57

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Woulfe of Ballyphilip & Corbally, Co Limerick, of Tire Clanne & Ennis, Co Clare & of Portugal, c 1550-1770. GO MS 165: 131-134; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Woulfe of Ennis, c 1600-1700. GO MS 159: 158; National Library of Ireland
  • Stacpoole Kenny Papers: letters to John Macnamara of Moher, Co Clare from Stephen Woulfe mainly re Woulfe’s estates but containing references to family, financial & political matters, 140 items, c 1810-1840. MS 18,891; National Library of Ireland
  • Woulfe Flanagan Papers, including deeds, leases & miscellaneous records, 17th-20th centuries. Acc. 1192; National Archives of Ireland
  • Woulfe Flanagan Papers, mainly correspondence concerning family and estate matters, late 19th and early 20th centuries.; National University of Ireland, Maynooth, OMARC

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