Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Trant (Kerry & Tipperary)

The Trants had originally held lands in the barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry but by the early 19th century were more associated with county Tipperary, residing at Dovea in that county. By the end of the 18th century they held land in counties Tipperary, Kildare, Limerick, Cork and Kerry and rentals for these estates are included in the Trant Papers. John F. Collis and Stephen E. Rice were agents at various times for the Trant estates. In 1813 John Trant sold his estate in the barony of Corkaguiny to Lord Ventry (D 27,862 NLI). The Trants had marriage connections with the Fitzgibbon family, Earls of Clare, the Brooke family of Colesbrooke, county Fermanagh and the Prittie family, Barons Dunalley. The Ordnance Survey Name Books indicate that William Trant was the proprietor of townlands in the parish of Dingle, county Kerry, in the 1840s. William Henry Trant held land in the parishes of Killeenagarriff and Stradbally, (Druminboy), barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. At the same time the estate of John Trant was in the parishes of Ballycahill, Inch, Loughmoe West and Thurles, barony of Eliogarty, county Tipperary. In the 1870s the Trants owned 2,970 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Waterview Doory Killemlagh Cahersiveen Portmagee 21 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V377728
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 83
Myrtleville Cottage Kilmichael East Templebreedy Kinsale Templebreedy 202 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W797586
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Myrtleville House Myrtleville Templebreedy Kinsale Templebreedy 202 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W790590
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Dunkettle Dunkettle Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W732 729
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Trantstown Trantstown Killaspugmullane Cork Rivertstown 109 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W744 814
OS Sheet: 64
Discovery map: 80
Dovea Dovea Lower Inch Thurles Kilrush 142 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S084 639
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 59
Kilrush Kilrush Thurles Thurles Kilrush 142 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S094 621
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 59
Dovea (Killahara) Killahara Loughmoe West Thurles Kilrush 142 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S097 632
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Collection of 33 manuscript maps of Trant estates in counties Kerry and Tipperary, 1768-1873, Kerry maps, 1779. 21 F 24; National Library of Ireland
  • Account of children of John Creagh of Limerick & Johanna White & their relationship with Dominick Trant of Dunkettle, Co Cork, BL, MP, 1789. GO MS 103:119-120; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of affidavit of Philip Roch, Phil Mercer & Christine Troy of Limerick as to children of John Creagh & Johanna White - James, Paul, Dominick, Pierce & Susannah Creagh, widow of James Trant, only survivor, 1789. GO MS 87:161-164; National Library of Ireland
  • Trant Papers, estate and family papers of the Trant family of Cos Kerry, Cork, Limerick & Tipperary, 1606-1911. Collection List 14, MSS 31,554-31,645 & D 27,807-27,890; National Library of Ireland
  • Accounts, rentals & other papers of the Trant family of Dunkettle & Dovea, mainly 19th century. MSS 1,603-1,609, 1,756-1,762 & 2,564-2,573; National Library of Ireland
  • A book of 8 maps of the estate of John Trant of Dovea, Co. Tipperary, 6 of which are enlarged from the Ordnance Survey of Hodges and Smith, 1845. Oblong quarto volume, coloured with some additional loose maps relating to the Carden estate, Co. Tipperary, 1806-45. Ms 3020 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Assignment of lands in Killeens, Co. Cork by Susanna Trant, of Trantstown, Co. Cork, to Dame Joanna Fitzgerald of Trantstown, Oct. 31, 1792. Recites assignment by G. Rose, W. Talbot and W. Gunn to J. Trant, June, 1761. D. 794 (2) ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Letters, memoranda and pamphlets relative to the Young Irelanders and the relief of the poor: the Insurrection at Ballingarry by Rev. P. Fitzgerald and Reply by Thomas Trant, 1848. Larcom Papers, Ms. 7698 ; National Library of Ireland
  • British Records Association Deposit (1950) included leases of lands in barony of Duhallow from members of the Dickson & Boyle (Earl of Shannon) families to members of the Freeman, Carthy, Foote, MacGhee, Keeffe, Boyle, Purdon, Allen, Purcell, Pike, Creagh, Wrixon, Longfield, Holmes, Fitzgerald, Purdon, Trant,, Delaney, Herrick, Reilly, Leader & Barry families, 1715-1857. Small Accs. Index 102; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of memo by John Trant of Dovea of "Two years skirmish with the Land League, 1880-1882", (original in NLI). TL/F/44; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, North Tipperary No. 10 (Dovea); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Bellew of Mount Bellew Papers, Collection List 33, includes rentals of the Trant estate at Dingle, Co Kerry 1806-1807 and Trant family letters, accounts and miscellaneous papers, 19th and early 20th century. Ms 27,263, Ms 27,268, Ms 27,269, Ms 31,995.; National Library of Ireland

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