Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Halloran

Based on information in the common place book of Thady O'Halloran (1727-1798) the O'Hallorans appear to have had an estate in the Quin locality of county Clare in the 18th century. This estate included Ballycunneen and Firgrove, both properties previously in the possession of the Hickey family with whom the O'Hallorans intermarried. They passed from the O'Hallorans to the Roche Kellys in the 19th century. In 1853 the Freeman's Journal recorded that lands owned by Peter O'Halloran in the barony of Bunratty were sold in the Incumbered Estates Court to a Mr. Bunton for over £3800. A detailed history of the family and their land holding is given by Patrick Hogan in his articles on Thady O'Halloran. The O'Hallorans still resided at Ballycunneen at the time of Griffith's Valuation but O'Halloran land ownership in county Clare was reduced to about 200 acres in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballycunneen Ballycunneen Drumline Ennis Drumline 40 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R432 637
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58
Firgrove Firgrove Drumline Ennis Drumline 40 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R426 635
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Photostat copy of the common place book of Thady O'Halloran of Ballycunneen, edited with a pedigree sketch and notes by Patrick Hogan. MS 5317; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Halloran of Limerick, c 1750-1835. GO MS 173:150-151, 208-215; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources