Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Kenny/Kelly Kenny (Treanmanagh)

David Kenny of Tiermanna, barony of Ibrickan, county Clare, married Mary O'Gorman and died in 1833. He had six sons and two daughters. Cecil Stacpoole Kenny writes that their eldest son Matthias acquired estates. Reid writes that he bought almost 4,000 acres in the barony of Ibrickan. The O'Brien estate of Scrappul in the barony of Ibrickan was advertised for sale in February 1857. It was close to Doolough Lake. Matthias Kenny married but had no children, so he left his estates to his nephew General Sir Thomas Kelly Kenny. Thomas Kelly Kenny was the fifth son of Matthias's sister Mary who married Mathew Kelly of Kilrush, son of John Kelly of Craggaknock and his wife Anne Butler of Doonbeg. In the 1870s Matthew Kelly of Kilrush owned 1,277 acres and Captain Thomas Kelly Kenny owned 5,736 acres in county Clare. By 1909 the General had agreed to sell over 5,000 acres to the Congested Districts' Board. The General died unmarried in 1914.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Doolough Lodge Treanmanagh Kilmurry Kilrush Knocknaboley 86 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R089 713
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 57

Archival sources

  • Abstracts of documents, pedigrees and history of the Kenny and related families, in particular the Lysaght family, compiled by Cecil S. Kenny in 1914. MSS 2108-2110; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Brien, O’Brien & Gray, 10 Feb 1857, Vol 44 (18), MRGS 39/021, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Thomas Kelly Kenny Papers, map relating to the transfer of property, the estate of William H. Barron, near Ennis, under the Landed Estates' Court, not dated. TKK/4/3/8; Irish Jesuit Archives

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