Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Massy (Riversdale & Ballinacurra)

Many townlands in the parish of Galbally, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick, were part of the estate of the Barons Massy. The 1st Baron died at Stagdale Lodge in 1788. In the 19th century Hugh Massy of Riversdale, a grandson of the 2nd Baron Massy, held an estate in the parish of Galbally. He married Mary Anne only daughter of Robert Harding of Cherry Grove, county Limerick. In the 1870s Hugh Massy with an address at Ballinacurra House owned 2,309 acres in county Limerick. He died in 1881.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Riversdale Lissanarroor Galbally Mitchelstown Riversdale 86 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R843 284
OS Sheet: 50
Discovery map: 74
Stagdale Lodge Lissanarroor Galbally Mitchelstown Riversdale 86 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R841 287
OS Sheet: 50
Discovery map: 74
Ballinacurra House Ballinacurra Hart St Michaels Limerick Limerick South Rural 59 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R562 549
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Mount Prospect Mount Prospect Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W973 925
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Diary of William Henry Massy, 17 Feb 1839-1 Jan 1842. Fr. John Leonard Limerick Collection; University of Limerick: Special Collections and Information Services, Glucksman Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources