Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Boyle (Earl of Shannon)

Henry Boyle, a descendent of Richard Boyle, first Earl of Cork, was created Earl of Shannon, baron of Castlemartyr and Viscount Boyle of Bandon in 1756. The Earls of Shannon, whose seat was at Castlemartyr, county Cork, owned over 11,000 acres in the county in the 1870s. The "Ladies Boyle", resident in Courtmacsherry, owned over 7000 acres between them at the same time. The estate was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Ballymodan, Desert, Kilgarriff, Kilnagross and Templebryan in East Carbery, Abbeymahon, Island and Lislee, barony of Ibane & Barryroe and Tracton, barony of Kinalea, Ballyoughtera, Bohillane, Cloyne, Ightermurragh and Mogeely, barony of Imokilly, Clonmeen, barony of Duhallow, Shandrum, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, all in county Cork, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. At the same time, the estate held townlands in the parish of Kilwatermoy, barony of Coshmore and Coshbride, county Waterford. In 1852, over 5000 acres of the Cork estate, including large portions of Bandon town, and 1400 acres of the Waterford estate were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Still View House (Cottage) Clogheenavodig Ballymodan Bandon Ballymodan 1 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W502551
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Distillery House Moanarone Ballymodan Bandon Ballymodan 1 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W503551
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Belleview (Bandon) Cloghmacsimon Ballymodan Bandon Ballymodan 1 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W490546
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Castlemartyr Castlemartyr Ballyoughtera Middleton Castlemartyr 260 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W957 732
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Youghals House Youghals Island Clonakilty Clonakilty Rural 45 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W390405
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 89
Bushmount Maulnaskehy Kilgarriff Clonakilty Clonakilty Urban 46 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W380413
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 86
Fern Hill Tawnies Lower Kilgarriff Clonakilty Clonakilty Rural 45 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W372419
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 86
Lower Tawnies Cottage Lower Tawnies Kilgarriff Clonakilty Clonakilty Rural 45 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W373416
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 86
Millville Tawnies Lower Kilgarriff Clonakilty Clonakilty Rural 45 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W378413
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 86
Coolwood House Fourcuil Templebryan Clonakilty Clonakilty Rural 45 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W384450
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 86
Mahon Abbey House Abbeymahon Abbeymahon Clonakilty Abbeymahon 58 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W490427
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Lislevane Cottage Lislevane Abbeymahon Clonakilty Abbeymahon 58 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W476395
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 89
Ballincurrig Ballincurrig Lislee Clonakilty Courtmacsherry 60 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W513406
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Court Macsherry Courtmacsherry Lislee Clonakilty Courtmacsherry 60 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W516425
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Kincraigie (Woodview) Meelmane Lislee Clonakilty Courtmacsherry 60 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W515423
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Lislee House [Lisleetemple Glebe] Lisleetemple Lislee Clonakilty Courtmacsherry 60 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W509404
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Brookfield (Carrigaline) Kilnaglery Carrigaline Kinsale Carrigaline 75 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref:
OS Sheet: 87, 89
Discovery map: 87
Carewswood Carewswood Ightermurragh Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W972 723
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Ballynacorra Ballynacorra Midleton Middleton Cloyne 265 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W881 716
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Knockane Knockane Killeagh Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W983 740
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Casino Gortnahomnamore Ightermurragh Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W964 730
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Ballyhamlet House Ballyhamlet Kilwatermoy Lismore Kilwatermoy West 68 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X018910
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Shannon Papers. D/2707 Calendar of the private papers of the first, second and third Earls of Shannon, together with estate, legal, financial and family papers 17th-20th., deposited in the National Library of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Shannon Papers, Ms. 13,300 Documents relating to the 1st and 2nd Earls of Shannon, mainly re political and estate affairs, including some letters by the 1st Earl of Shannon and several letters to him from his son, Henry Boyle Walsingham, concerning political and estate affairs, 1760-1769; National Library of Ireland
  • Shannon Papers, Ms. 13,299 Documents relating to the 1st Earl of Shannon, mainly re political affairs, including references to Castlemartyr estates, Clonakilty Corporation and Cork Militia, 1753-1756. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Shannon Papers, Letters to members of the family of Boyle, Earls of Shannon, with other papers, 1687-1820, including many addressed to Castle Martyr, Co. Cork, and many to and by the 1st and 2nd Earls of Shannon on public and private affairs; with references to the French invasion of 1796 and the rebellion of 1798. Mss. 13,295-13,306; National Library of Ireland
  • D.2707 add.Political and personal letters, copy wills, estate papers etc. of the 1st and 2nd Earls of Shannon, c.1720-1781; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Boyle, 13 July 1852, Vol 17, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement of Charles Sackville, eldest son of Duke of Dorset & Grace Boyle only daughter of Richard Boyle, Viscount Shannon, 24 Oct 1744. AMS/5481/1; East Sussex Record Office
  • Pratt Manuscripts, correspondence between Lord Camden & Richard 2nd Earl of Shannon, 1796-1804. U840/0175; Centre for Kentish Studies
  • Copy of General rent roll of estates of Earl of Midleton and for properties held in perpetuity by the Earl of Shannon, 1828. U074b; Cork City and County Archives
  • Lismore Castle Papers, contain records relating to the Earls of Shannon including rent rolls of the estate, mid 18th century. Collection List 129. ; National Library of Ireland
  • British Records Association Deposit (1950) included leases of lands in barony of Duhallow from members of the Dickson & Boyle (Earl of Shannon) families to members of the Freeman, Carthy, Foote, MacGhee, Keeffe, Boyle, Purdon, Allen, Purcell, Pike, Creagh, Wrixon, Longfield, Holmes, Fitzgerald, Purdon, Trant,, Delaney, Herrick, Reilly, Leader & Barry families, 1715-1857. Small Accs. Index 102; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, parish of Barryroe, parish of Castlemartyr; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources