Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Meagher/Meagher

The O'Meagher family were well established in county Tipperary by the 16th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Meagher held land in three townlands in the parish of Mahoonagh, barony of Glenquin, county Limerick. At the same time John O'Meagher held land in the parish of Kilbragh and Mora, Stephen O'Meagher held land in the parishes of Knockgraffon and St Patricksrock and Robert Meagher held land in the parish of Cloneen, all in the barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary. Stephen O'Meagher also held land in the parishes of Clonbullogue and Killardry, barony of Clanwilliam. He was the son of Dennis O'Meagher and his wife, Helen Roche of Limerick. Helen's sister Anastasia was married to Edward O'Meagher of Marlhill. Sarah, daughter of Denis O'Meagher of Kilmoyler, married John Joseph Preston of Bellinter, Navan, county Meath in 1842 and their estate at Kilmoyler amounting to almost 600 acres including the mansion house of Kilmoyler was advertised for sale in April 1865. 231 acres of this estate was sold in the Landed Estates Court in January 1866. Patrick Ryan purchased it for over £2600. In July 1853 the estate of Stephen O'Meagher at Ballygorteen and Ballymorris, 792 acres in the barony of Clanwilliam, had been offered for sale. Property owned by Robert Meagher in county Tipperary was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in January 1889 but the sale was adjourned and private bids invited.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Marlhill Marlhill Knockgraffon Cashel Killeenasteena 55 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S077 333
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 66
Garraun Garraun Mora Cashel Graigue 54 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S165 340
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 66
Kilmoyler Kilmoyler Killardry Tipperary Killadriffe 148 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S016 299
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Toureen Toureen Killardry Tipperary Killadriffe 148 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S011 293
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Ballymorris Ballymorris Killardry Tipperary Killadriffe Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S005300
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map:

Archival sources

  • Incumbered Estates Court rental of estates in Clanwilliam Barony, Co. Tipperary of Stephen O'Meagher, July 12, 1853. M.5720; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Meagher of Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary, and St. Sebastian, Spain, c.1680 -- c.1780. Genealogical Office: Ms.170, pp.24-25 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Preston, O’Meagher, 20 Apr 1865, Vol 75 (78) & 25 Jan 1866, Vol 80 (23), MRGS 39/037 & 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Meagher, (part of village of Bansha), 7 Nov 1871, Vol 104 (9), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Burke), O'Meagher, 12 July 1853, Vol 35 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources