Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Agar family held estates in both Ireland and England and were mainly associated with county Kilkenny. The senior branch of the family bore the title Viscount Clifden. Charles Agar, a brother of the 1st Viscount Clifden, was made Archbishop of Cashel in 1779 and of Dublin in 1801. He was created Earl of Normanton in 1806. The Odnance Survey Name Books refer to the "Earl of Normondton" as a proprietor in the parish of Emly in 1840. In Griffith's Valuation the 2nd Earl of Normanton is recorded as an immediate lessor in the parish of Kilteely, barony of Smallcounty, county Limerick. The Reverend Michael L. Apjohn held the townlands of Kildromin (750 acres) and Wonderhill (252 acres) from the Earl. In county Tipperary Griffith's Valuation records the Earl of Nomanston's estate as primarily located in the parishes of St Patrickrock, barony of Middlethird and Emly, barony of Clanwilliam. Hussey de Burgh records the 3rd Earl of Normanton as the owner of 3294 acres in county Kilkenny, 1003 acres in county Limerick and 7625 acres in county Tipperary. He also makes reference to a fee farm estate of 2149 acres in county Limerick. The Earl of Normanton is not listed in the Return of landowners of one acre or more (1876) for county Limerick but Michael M.L. Apjohn is recorded as owning 1003 acres in county Limerick.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilmore Kilmore Upper Killmore Cashel Oughterleague 53 Kilnamanagh Lower Tipperary OSI Ref: R992 421
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Agar Family, Earls of Normanton Papers, 15th-20th centuries. 21M57; Hampshire Record Office
  • Ryan of Scarteen Papers include correspondence with Lord Normanton's agent John Hare, 1815-1861. P40/7; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Normanton Papers, T3719 & C13; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Two letters from Charles Agar, Archbp. of Cashel dealing with the question of R.C.s and arms and the affray involving military at Ballinulty, Co. Tipperary, Nov. 7-8, 1784. Ms. 16,350 (58-60) ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources