Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Grady (Castle Garde)

The O'Gradys of Castle Garde, county Limerick, were a junior branch of the O'Gradys Viscounts Guillamore. The Cappamore parish history records Waller O'Grady purchasing Castle Garde about the time of his marriage to Grace Elizabeth Massy in 1823. He also bought the Bilboa estate of the Earl of Stradbroke. Hugh Massy O'Grady was a grandson of the 1st Viscount and he held at least twelve townlands in the parish of Doon, barony of Coonagh, county Limerick, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Much of this estate was in the possession of the Earl of Stradbroke at the time of the first Ordnance Survey. In the 1870s his son, Walter Massy O'Grady, owned 3,279 acres in county Limerick. Walter's brother, Hugh Hamon Massy O'Grady, succeeded his cousin as 7th Viscount Guillamore in 1927. Hugh Thompson, a nephew of Lady Guillamore succeeded to Castle Garde in 1930.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castle Garde Castlegarde Doon Tipperary No 2 Doon South 145 Coonagh Limerick OSI Ref: R792 495
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Volume of 1st edition Ordnance Survey Maps Castle Garde estate, 1844; Limerick City Museum

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