Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Considine (Derk)

William Considine married Mary Heffernan of Derk, county Limerick. ''Burke's Irish Family Records'' states that Heffernan Considine succeeded his maternal uncle William Heffernan of Derk, Pallasgreen, county Limerick in 1808. The O'Dwyers write that William Heffernan (1726-1810) was undertenant to John Parnell for about 1,000 acres in the parish of Emly, county Tipperary, held from the Archbishop of Cashel. Before his death Heffernan became the main tenant. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Heffernan Considine owned an estate in the parishes of Grean and Oola, barony of Coonagh, county Limerick and in the parish of Emly, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. James Considine held land in the parishes of Cullen, barony of Clanwilliam and Kilcomenty, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Heffernan Considine owned 950 acres in county Limerick and 1,124 acres in county Tipperary. Sir Heffernan Considine of Derk was High Sheriff of Limerick in 1881 and Deputy Inspector General of the Royal Irish Constabulary.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Craggaunowen Castle Craggaunowen Quin Tulla Dangan 143 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R465 736
OS Sheet: 43
Discovery map: 58
Derk Derk Grean Tipperary No 2 Templebredon 148 Coonagh Limerick OSI Ref: R771 423
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Considine Manuscripts. MS 17,720 (photocopy); National Library of Ireland
  • Considine Papers, family & estate papers of the Considine family of Derk, Co Limerick, including the professional papers of Sir Heffernan Considine (1846-1912), Collection List 125; National Library of Ireland
  • Considine Correspondence, photocopies of letters. MS 22,465; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of the Considine Estate at Derk, Co Limerick. Acc No 1325; National Library of Ireland
  • Photostat of map of Derk demesne made for Hiffernan Considine by John Dawson, July 1811. 16 H 32(4); National Library of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources