Landed Estates
NUI Galway

McCarthy-O'Leary

By the mid 18th century the O'Learys were established at Coomlogane, in the parish of Drishane, in the Millstreet area of county Cork. Helen, the only child of the O'Leary of Millstreet, married, as his second wife, Denis McCarthy of Glynn, county Cork, a descendant of the McCarthys of Drishane and Dooneen. Denis and Helen McCarthy had no children but she left her estate to her stepson, Denis McCarthy, on condition that he take the name O'Leary. In 1812 Denis McCarthy O'Leary married Leonora Howley of Richill, county Limerick and their descendants continued to reside at Coologane until the early 20th century. In the 1870s the McCarthy O'Leary estate amounted to 5,896 acres. In 1788 Denis McCarthy leased almost 1,000 acres from Dowman, Harman and Phillips in the barony of Duhallow. Part of the fee simple of these lands was advertised for sale in January 1862. J. McCarthy O'Leary was the lease holder.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Currymount Currymount Bregoge Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R499 100
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Coomlogane Coomlogane Drishane Millstreet Drishane 287 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W269 907
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 79

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Whylock, Dowman, (Claragh etc), 14 Jan 1862, Vol 64 (6), MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Assignment by James Lumbard to Denis O'Leary of lands at Coomlogane, Drishane, Co. Cork; Feb. 25, 1748. D. 26,401 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to John MacCarthy O'Leary of Coomlagane, Co. Cork and to his grandson, Charles Arthur Ulric Felix Chichester, son of Charles Renfric Chichester by Madeleine Felicia, daughter of the said John, Jan. 21, 1932. Genealogical Office: Ms.111d. fol.73-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Assignment by James Lumbard to Denis O'Leary of lands at Coomlogane, Drishane, Co. Cork; Feb. 25, 1748. D. 26,401 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources