Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Connell (Grena)

A branch of the O'Connell family of Derrynane, the O'Connells owned an estate at Grenagh, near Killarney, until the 1850s, when it had to be sold. The Ordnance Survey Name Books mention that John O'Connell was leasing this property from the Herbert estate in the late 1830s. The estate also held over 1200 acres in county Cork. John O'Connell was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Dromdaleague and Kilcrohane, West Carbery and Kilmocomoge, barony of Bantry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s Daniel James O'Connell of Grenagh owned 1,898 acres in county Cork and 603 acres in county Kerry.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Grenagh House Grenagh Aghadoe Killarney Lahard Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V887915
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 78
Tubrid House Tubrid More Ardfert Tralee Tubrid 136 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q809211
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Composition book of Maurice O'Connell of Grena, at Oscott College with school bill and prospectus, 1834-38. Ms.15,552. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Connell, 8 August 1850, Vol 2, MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Connell, 1 October 1852, Vol 18, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Three documents relating to the bankruptcy of Morgan John O'Connoll, MP for Kerry, 1854. ; Cork City and County Archives
  • Settlement by Maurice O'Connell, in trust for his brother Gen. Daniel, Count O'Connell, and his nephews Daniel, John and James O'Connell, of lands of Barracanuge, Aghagadda, and other denominations in the barony of Iraghticonnor, Co. Kerry, Oct. 21, 1813. D. 10,035 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Correspondence of various members of the family of O'Connell of Derrynane, being a letter from John O'Connell, M. P. Ms. 22,493 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Connell of Darrinane, of Carhen House, Iveragh, of Lakeview, Killarney and Greenagh, all in Co. Kerry, c.1702 -- 1869. Genealogical Office: Ms.179, pp.365-8 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources