Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Nevins (Mount Shannon)

Various newspaper reports of the death of Thomas Nevins record that he was the purchaser of Mount Shannon. This transaction took place in the 1890s. Thomas Nevins was born in county Mayo in 1844, emigrated to East Orange, New Jersey in the United States of America and made a fortune as a railway and tram contractor and from other enterprises. He was survived by his wife, his son Thomas A. Nevins and two daughters (''New York Times'' 22 Aug 1902, ''Limerick Chronicle'' 21 Aug 1902). The Nevins are recorded as owning 867 acres in county Limerick in 1905 see http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1905/aug/08/nevin-estate-county-limerick . In 1906 Esther Nevins was occupying the mansion house at Mountshannon which was valued at £170. She also held untenanted land at Ballyvollane, Carrowkeel and Lisnagry. The Irish Tourist Association survey of 1942 records the burial of Thomas Nevins, his wife and daughter in three massive coffins in the former ice house.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Shannon Mountshannon Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R652 592
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Castleconnell, barony of Clanwilliam, 1942. Limerick North East 10 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle

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