Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Sheehy (Cork & Limerick)

In the early 18th century the Sheehys were merchants in the cities of Limerick and Cork. They married into the MacMahon, Roche, Keating and Naish families. In the 1770s and 1780s Sheehy Esq was resident at Appletown in the parish of Mahoonagh, barony of Glenquin, county Limerick. By the time of Griffith's Valuation members of the Sheehy family held land in the parishes of Clonelty and Killeedy, barony of Glenquin and Kilmeedy, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick. In the 1870s Edward John Sheehy of Cherrygrove, Croom owned 604 acres in the county while Edward B. Sheehy of Dublin owned 535 acres, Robert K. Sheehy of Limerick 477 acres, Roger K. Sheehy of Limerick 497 acres and John Sheehy of Shannon Grove 115 acres. It is not clear if the latter was related to the other Sheehys. In county Cork Sheehys held land in the parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow and William J. Sheehy of Corbally held land in the parish of Ballydeloher, barony of Barrymore, from the Newenhams of Coolmore at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Bryan Sheehy of Corbally, Glanmire owned 225 acres in that county and his cousin, Robert Sheehy of Fortwilliam, Milford, owned 511 acres. Part of the lands of Ballinrea, called Fortwilliam, amounting to 83 acres, the estate of Robert Keating Sheehy were advertised for sale in June 1875. The Sheehy estate at North and South Corbally was advertised for sale in 1871, 1872 and 1874. In June 1877 the estate of Bryan Sheehy in the barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick and the fee farm rent of lands at West Clashmorgan, barony of Barretts, county Cork were advertised for sale. The Irish Times reported that they were sold to Messers. Kerly and Lloyd, solicitors, and to Simon Creagh, junior, in trust.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shannon Grove Shannongrove Ardcanny Rathkeale Pallaskenry 128 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R415 570
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 65
Liskennet Liskennet East Ballingarry Croom Coolrus 12 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R487 359
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 65
Cherrygrove Ballymacrory Croom Croom Croom 16 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R530 377
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 65
Castleview Gortboy Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle 117 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R287 338
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 64
Fortwilliam Ballagharea Kilbolane Kanturk Milford 174 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R413 194
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 73
Mayne House Mayne Mahoonagh Newcastle Danganbeg 106 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R354 293
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 72
Corbally Corbally North Ballydeloher Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W747 750
OS Sheet: 64
Discovery map: 80
Corbally South Corbally South Ballydeloher Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W751 748
OS Sheet: 64
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Sheehy, 29 June 1877, Vol 128 (39), MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Sheehy Family of Liskennet, Co Limerick, comprised of 2 rent ledgers, some receipts & letters, 11 items, 1806-1941. P28; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Banogue, barony of Coshma, 1943. Limerick North East 5 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Sheehy, 26 Aug 1871, Vol 103 (35), 7 March 1872, Vol 109 (25), 13 Apr 1874, Vol 113 (78), MRGS 39/048, 39/050 & 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Sheehy, 11 June 1875, Vol 119 (33), MRGS 39/054, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources