Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Donovan (Kilcrohane)

The estate of Timothy O'Donovan, of O'Donovan's Cove, parishes of Durrus and Kilcrohane, amounted to almost 2000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. The estate of the late Richard O'Donovan, MD, amounted to over 1600 acres in county Cork at the same time. Both were among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilcrohane, West Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Richard and Daniel O'Donovan held townlands in the parish of Inchigeelagh in 1851. In June 1869, over 1400 acres at Coolmountain, owned by Richard Donovan and others, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The sale notice indicates that the lands were held on lease from members of the Tonson, Lords Riversdale, estate since 1832. Kathleen O'Donovan, executrix of Richard O'Donovan, offered over 1000 acres of this estate for sale in the Landed Estates Court in July 1876. The original lease, dated 1752, was between the Bishop of Clonfert, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora and William Roberts. Timothy O'Donovan had taken up the lease in 1844. The lots were sold to Messers. O'Donovan and Dalton for over £6,000.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fort Lodge Tullig Durrus Bantry Glanlough 29 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V888407
OS Sheet: 130
Discovery map: 88
O'Donovan's Cove Rossnacaheragh Kilcrohane Bantry Glanlough 29 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V885404
OS Sheet: 130
Discovery map: 88
Coolmountain House Coolmountain Inchigeelagh Dunmanway Coolmountain East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W189604
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 85

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Donovan, 11 June 1869, Vol 94, MRGS 39/045, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Donovan, 7 July 1876, Vol 125, MRGS 39/056, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources