Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Dwyer (Stradbally)

A member of the Dwyer family was living at Singland in the parish of St Patricks, close to Limerick city in the 1770s and Wilson also refers to it as the residence of Mr. Dwyer in 1786. John Dwyer was a barrister in Dublin in the 1820s who acquired lands in counties Limerick and Tipperary. Counsellor John Stephen Dwyer was the proprietor of a number of townlands in the parish of Stradbally, close to Limerick city at the time of the first Ordnance Survey circa 1840. Properties in counties Limerick and Tipperary, belonging to John Stephen Dwyer of Castle Connell, were advertised for sale in November 1850. In the 1870s parliamentary return of the owners of one acre or more John S. Dwyer of Castleconnell is recorded as owning 472 acres while in Hussey de Burgh's list he is recorded as owning 1,138 acres in county Limerick. His daughter Adelaide Frances Dwyer married Thomas Johnstone Stoney as his first wife. The Dwyer papers in the National Archives show that the Dwyers held land in counties Limerick and Tipperary as follows - Stradbally, Castleconnell, Park, Boherkeile, Ballyneety, Coolbane, Whitestown, in county Limerick and Dromnemehane, Corravantane, Bawnmore, Uskane, Ballyrourkmore Bary, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Belmont Stradbally North Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R657 619
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Woodlands Stradbally North Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R657 621
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Woodpark Woodpark Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R672 616
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Shannon Lodge Stradbally North Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R657 618
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Singland House Singland St. Patrick's Limerick Limerick South Rural Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R604562
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map:

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Dwyer, 15 Nov 1850, Vol 3 (46), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Keays, 12 May 1865, Vol 76 (29), MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Ellery Collection: Papers re Dwyer family of Co Limerick, including deeds re title, marriage settlements, legal papers, EEC sale rental 15 Nov 1850, court cases Dwyer v John Sampson Rich, v Frewen, & maps. Many deeds relate to property in Limerick city, which was in the possession of John Napper in the mid 18th century, 1667-1875. Small Accessions Index 57. D.6401-D.6632, T.1993-T.2005, M.488-M496, Co.1199-Co.1298; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Castleconnell, barony of Clanwilliam, 1942. Limerick North East 10 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Catalogue of the sale of furniture removed from Woodlands, property of Malcolm D. Shaw, 13 Dec [1940s]. LM1994.0012; Limerick City Museum
  • Probate of will of John Stephen Dwyer, Castleconnell, extracted 8 Aug 1878. LM1994.0139; Limerick City Museum

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources