Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Powell (West Carbery)

Burke indicates that the Powells, originally a Welsh family, inherited the O'Donovan estate at Roscarbery though the marriage of Emma Powell with The O'Donovan in 1800. There were no children of this marriage and the estate was inherited by Emma's brother Edward. He was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Creagh and Myross, West Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s, his son, Henry C. Powell of Bawnlahan, was the owner of over 2400 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Curraghalicky Curraghalicky Drinagh Skibbereen Drinagh West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W225464
OS Sheet: 120
Discovery map: 89
Bawnlahan Bawnlahan Myross Skibbereen Castlehaven South 315 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W196348
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Myross Cottage Bawnlahan Myross Skibbereen Castlehaven South 315 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W202348
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Rock Cottage Bawnlahan Myross Skibbereen Castlehaven South 315 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W204346
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Seaview Cottage Garranafeen Rathclarin Bandon Kilbrittain 11 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W528439
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Documents relating to the O'Donovan family and their property in barony of West Carbery, county Cork, 1619–1874; letters from Edward Powell, Baunlahan, county Cork, to his brother, including references to the famine, 1844–66. 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
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Castlehaven; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources