Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Purcell (Altamira)

A junior branch of the Purcells of Burton Park, county Cork, the Purcells of Altamira intermarried with their cousins of Burton Park and with the Leaders of Mount Leader. In the mid 19th century Pierce Purcell held an estate in the parishes of Kilbrin, Knocktemple and Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow and Liscarroll, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork. In the 1870s Pierce Purcell of Dromore, Mallow, owned 1,942 acres in county Cork. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Richard Harris Purcell, an uncle of Pierce Purcell of Altamira, held land in the parishes of Kilbolane, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, Mourneabbey, barony of Barretts and Kilcully, barony of Cork. In November 1850 the fee simple estate of Burnfort and the freehold estate of Cloghlucas, amounting to 778 acres and belonging to Richard Harris Purcell and others, was advertised for sale. In the 1870s Richard H. Purcell of Burnfort owned 737 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lackeel Lackeel Kilbrin Kanturk Castlecor 160 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R452 090
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Old Dromore Dromore North Kilshannig Kanturk Kilshannig 248 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W556 936
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 80
Altamira Altamira Liscarroll Mallow Liscarroll 240 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R459 143
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73
Burnfort Burnfort Mourneabbey Mallow Ballynamona 247 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W586 905
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 80
Annabella House Annabella Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W553 988
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Highfort Knockbarry Liscarroll Mallow Liscarroll 240 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R451 107
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Purcell, 12 Nov 1850, Vol 3 (41), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Liscarroll; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources