Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Thady Quin (1645-1726) of Adare, county Limerick, had two sons from whom descend the Earls of Dunraven and the Quins of Rosbrien. In 1707, Thady's eldest son, Valentine Quin, married Mary Widenham and had two sons, Widenham and George of Quinsborough, county Clare. Valentine Richard Quin, eldest son of Widenham, was created 1st Earl of Dunraven in 1822. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Dunraven estate was mainly located in the parish of Adare, baronies of Kenry and Coshma, county Limerick, but the Earl also held land in the parishes of Kildimo and Croom, barony of Kenry and in the parishes of Ballingarry and Kilfinny, barony of Connello Upper, Abbeyfeale, barony of Glenquin and Anhid, Croom, Drehidtarsna and Dysert, barony of Coshma. The estate also held lands in the county Tipperary parish of Moyaliff, barony of Kilnamanagh Upper. His agent circa 1840 was [his cousin] Gamaliel Fitzgerald [Magrath] of George's St, Limerick. In the 1870s his estate was comprised of 14,298 acres. He was recorded as the proprietor of 164 acres in county Clare and over 850 acres in county Kerry at the same time.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newborough Ballyloughaan Croom Croom Adare South 2 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R494 485
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Adare Manor Adare Demesne Adare Croom Adare South 2 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R473 461
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Kilgobbin Kilgobbin Adare Croom Adare South 2 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R481 489
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 65
Mondellihy Mondellihy Adare Croom Adare South 2 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R473 482
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Rineroe [Fort Union] Rineroe Adare Croom Adare South 2 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R480 471
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Carrigeen Carrigeen Dysert Croom Croom 16 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R496 413
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 65
Rosbrien Rossbrien St Michaels Limerick Limerick South Rural 59 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R575 543
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Foynes House Foynesisland Robertstown Rtahkeale Shanagolden 142 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R248523
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Lease by Daniel O'Connell to the Earl of Dunraven, of lands in the Derrynane Abbey estate, with map, 1858. D.27,073. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Dunraven Papers. D/3196 & MIC/646; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Sale rental of the estate of the Earl of Dunraven at Skagh & in the town of Croom, 12 July 1910. P23/19; Limerick City Archives
  • Pedigree of Quin of Adare, Earls of Dunraven & of Quinsborough, Co Clare, 1709-1838. GO MS 171: 499-500; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of the estate of the Earl of Dunraven, Adare, Co Limerick, 1871-1872. Microfilm P1395; National Library of Ireland
  • Records of the Dunraven estate, principally in Glamorgan, belonging to the Wyndham and Wyndham-Quin families of Dunraven Castle, Glamorgan, earls of Dunraven, and of Clearwell, Gloucestershire, 13th cent - 1951. ; National Library of Wales
  • Dunraven Papers, deeds & estate, family, official & legal papers, 1574-1935.; University of Limerick: Special Collections and Information Services, Glucksman Library
  • Photostats of maps of Tuogh, barony of Kenry, & Killgobbin, barony of Coshma, Co Limerick, the estate of Windham Quin, 1767. 16 H 32(2-3); National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Quin, Barons Adare of Adare, circa 1600-1800. GO MS 94:16-17; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Quin of Adare, circa 1600-1810. GO MS 168:112-113; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Quin of Adare & Rosbrien, Co Limerick, 1645-1796. GO MS 178:279-180 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Arms entry of Thady Quin of Adare, 29 Nov 1688. GO MS 104:9; National Library of Ireland
  • Cancellation of arms grant to Thady Quin in 1688 & confirmation of other arms to his descendant the Earl of Dunraven, 20 Dec 1862. GO MS 108:442-443; National Library of Ireland
  • Manuscript catalogue of Irish books in Adare Manor, c 1870. MS 19,708; National Library of Ireland
  • De Lacy Smith Collection, rental of estates in barony of Kenry, Co Limerick, 1740-1744. MS 869 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Miscellaneous genealogical papers, include copy of letter from Windham Quin, [later 2nd Earl of Dunraven], Spring Garden Terrace, to [William Betham?] about the genealogy of the Quin family. Adare, Co. Limerick, 27 Apr 1811. D3000/24/1 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Photocopy of sale of lands of Skagh and town of Croom, estate of Earl of Dunraven, 12 July 1910.; Limerick City Library
  • Copy of conveyance Viscount Adare to the Dunraven Limerick Estates Company, 24 Nov 1947.; Limerick City Library
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Adare, barony of Coshma, 1943. Limerick North East 1; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • William B. Fitt & Co, auctioneers, 46 O'Connell St., Limerick, inventories & valuations of Co Limerick properties, including Kilgobbin, 1923. Ref. 1993.0174; Limerick City Museum
  • Settlement by Valentine Richard Quin, Lord Adare, on the occasion of his son Wyndham's marriage to Caroline Wyndham, 27 Dec 1810. LM1997.0245 ; Limerick City Museum
  • Copy memorial of conveyance Earl of Dunraven to William Monsell of Tervoe, Co Limerick & Sir William P. Gallwey of Thirsk, Co York Bart of lands of Inchiquin, Co Clare, in trust, 1871. D.18456; National Archives of Ireland
  • Mrs A. Kelly Collection, includes rental of estates of Lord Adare with farm valuations, 1810. Small Accs Index 1/671(61); National Archives of Ireland

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