Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Heard (Cos Cork, Tipperary & Kerry)

The Heards were a long established county Cork family stated to have arrived with Sir Walter Raleigh and to have received a grant of lands at Bandon. By the early 18th century the main branch of the family was settled at Kinsale. John Isaac Heard (1787-1862 ) of Kinsale and Ballydaly, county Cork, was Member of Parliament for Kinsale 1852-1858. In the 1870s Robert Heard, of Pallastown, Kinsale, owned over 2,000 acres in county Cork and 8,846 in county Tipperary. At the same time Edward Heard of Ballintubbrid owned 391 acres and Francis Heard of Rochfordstown owned 457 acres in the county. Over 700 acres in Kinalea barony, the property of Robert Heard and members of Green family, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in August 1876 and again in January 1877. In 1906, Samuel Thomas Heard owned what had been a portion of the Bland estate in the barony of Dunkerron South, county Kerry. The Heards of Ballintubbrid were a junior branch of the Pallastown family and Samuel Thomas Heard was the second son of Edward Heard of Ballintubbrid.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rossdohan Rossdohan Island Kilcrohane Kenmare Tahilla Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V714626
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 84
Riverdale House Baltinakin Kilbrittain Bandon Kilbrittain 11 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W514480
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 86
Pallacetown House Mitchelstown East Clontead Kinsale Kinsale Rural 207 Kinsale Cork OSI Ref: W658531
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 87
Ballintubbrid House Ballintubbrid East Mogeesha Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W843 707
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Lackamore Lodge Tooreenbrien Upper Kilvellane Nenagh Abington Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R795 605
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Draft confirmation of arms to Samuel Heard of Rossdohan, with draft pedigree, c.1650-1750. Genealogical Office Ms.803, 2. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft pedigree and notes on family of Heard of Kinsale and Bandon in Co. Cork, 1619 -- 1763. Genealogical Office: Ms.804, p.23 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Heard of Kinsale, Co. Cork, of Cork City and Dublin City, 1758 - 1833. Genealogical Office: Ms.139, pp.240-3 & 248 & 251 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of John Heard, Sovereign of Kinsale in 1734 and to his great great grandson, Samuel Thomas Heard of Rossdohan, Co. Kerry, son of Edward Heard of Ballintubber, Co. Cork, June 21, 1899. Genealogical Office: Ms.111, pp.46-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Green, Heard & Webb, 30 August 1876, Vol 125, MRGS 39/057, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Green, Heard & Webb, 30 January 1877, Vol 127, MRGS 39/057, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Clontead; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources