Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Trinity College, Dublin, Provost & Fellows (Munster)

In 1666 the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College, Dublin, were granted a total of 61,017 acres in the counties of Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary, Cork and Waterford. Most of this land, 54,479 acres, was in county Kerry. The College's estates in county Kerry amounted to over 10,000 acres in the 1870s, including lands in the parish of Rattoo, barony of Clanmaurice and the village of Ballylongford, barony of Iraghticonnor. An offer was made by the Congested Districts Board on over 9600 acres of the College's county Kerry estate after 1909. The College owned 979 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s. In the mid 19th century this property, which was in the parish of Kilmoylan, barony of Shanid, was leased to John Cantillon Heffernan. In Griffith's Valuation the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, are recorded as the the immediate lessors of land in the parishes of Dungourney, barony of Imokilly, county Cork and Bruis and Clonbeg, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. In the 1870s they owned 893 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballinvariscal House or Mount Prospect Ballinvariscal Nohaval Tralee Ballyegan 151 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q959109
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 71
Corbally (Rattoo) Corbally Rattoo Listowel Drommartin 162 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q855324
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 63
Moyvane House Moyvane South Murher Listowel Newtownsandes 126 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: R060385
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 64
Ballywire Ballywire Clonbeg Tipperary Lattin 158 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R791 310
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 65
Ballymoney Glebe House Knockaneady Ballymoney Dunmanway Ballymoney 113 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W344536
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Rathcoursey House (East) Rathcoursey East Garranekinnefeake Middleton Rostellan 259 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W875 695
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Map of part of the Trinity College Dublin estate lands of Nohaval, county Kerry. 1841. 21 F 77(15); National Library of Ireland
  • Trinity College Dublin Estates Commission, Ordnance Survey sheets showing TCD estates in various Irish counties including Kerry, Limerick, Longford & Tipperary. 1905. 14 A 14. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents relating to lands of Trinity College at Gurranbane, county Kerry, including leases and rentals, 1842-62. Ms.13,639(4). ; National Library of Ireland
  • J.H. Montgomery & Son, Solicitor’s Collection, includes grant in perpetuity of lands of Caheronell, etc, Co Kerry TCD to Charles Lancelot Sandes of Queen's Co, 1855. Small Collection Index No 88. D.16315; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers of Thomas Clancy of Cregard, Co Limerick, agent for Trinity College, Dublin, 1632-1641. Ms.2410 (Misc. Box IX); Trinity College Dublin
  • Bargain & sale of lands in barony of Iraghtyconnor, Co Kerry, belonging to TCD, George Rose of Morgans, Co Limerick & others to William Talbot of Mount Talbot, Co Roscommon, consideration £1792.8.0.,14 July 1757. 999/671/3; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rental of the Trinity College, Dublin, estates in Munster, 1634. Ms. Q. 6. 51 ; Trinity College Dublin

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Modern printed sources