Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ryan (Scarteen)

The Ryan family were settled at Ballyvistea, county Tipperary, close to the county Limerick border from the end of the 17th century and before the end of the 18th century were also located at Scarteen in county Limerick. The sale rental for the Ryves estate dated 30 March 1852 records a lease of Scarteen and Rathgullane from William Ryves to Thaddeus Richard Ryan, dated 17 July 1840. John Ryan is recorded in Griffith's Valuation as holding land in the county Limerick parishes of Kilteely, barony of Coonagh and Ballyscadden and Knocklong, barony of Coshlea. His widow Alice Ryan of Scarteen owned 50 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s. For many years the Ryan family have been associated with the Scarteen Foxhounds.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ryves Castle [Castle Jane] Ryvescastle Ballyscaddan Kilmallock Knocklong 32 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R749 300
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 73
Scarteen Scarteen Ballyscaddan Kilmallock Knocklong 32 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R743 311
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 65
Burton Park Burton Park Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R506 133
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Kilteely House Kilteely Kilteely Kilmallock Kilteely Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R728410
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map:

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Major Thaddeus Richard Ryan & to his eldest son John Joseph Ryan DL, both of Scarteen, Knocklong, Co Limerick, 2 Feb 1938. GO MS 111f:155; National Library of Ireland
  • Ryan of Scarteen Papers, 1783-1905. P40; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Knocklong, barony of Coshlea, 1943. Limerick North East 25 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes plain copy will of Major General Thaddeus Richard Ryan of Scarteen, 1 Sept 1902. Small Accs. Index 105, T.12,013; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources