Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Donovan

Burke's ''Irish Family Records'' indicates that The O'Donovan's ancestors' original territories were in county Limerick but that they were driven into West Cork where they acquired considerable lands in what became known as the barony of Carbery. The estate of The O'Donovan amounted to over 3000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. It was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Abbeystrowry and Castlehaven at the time of Griffith's Valuation.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hollybrook Maulbrack Abbeystrowry Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W123366
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 89
Carrigfadda Glebe Carrigfadda Abbeystrowry Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W121327
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 89
Rosebank Russagh Abbeystrowry Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbury (East) Cork OSI Ref: W132321
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 89
Bawnlahan Bawnlahan Myross Skibbereen Castlehaven South 315 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W196348
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Squince House Myross Myross Skibbereen Myross 321 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W211315
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Liss Ard Russagh Abbeystrowry Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W131314
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Montpellier Castletreasure Carrigaline Cork Douglas 98 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W699 681
OS Sheet: 86
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Documents relating to interests and property of the O'Donovan family in Co. Cork, 1619-1874. M. 7051 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Maps of the O'Donovan estate (later Powell) in Myross parish, Co. Cork, 1727 - 1835. M. 4969 (1-9); National Archives of Ireland
  • O'Donovan Papers, including rental of The O'Donovan's estate in Carbery, 1839-1869, journals of The O'Donovan mid 19th century, in possession of The O'Donovan, Hollybrook House, Skibbereen, in 1976, see James S. Donnelly's book; Private Possession
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parishes of Castlehaven, Skibbereen; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources