Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Sullivan (Bandon)

Thomas Kingston Sullivan of The Retreat, Bandon, owned over 3000 acres in county Cork and 2000 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, his Cork estates included property in the parish of Lislee, barony of Ibane & Barryroe and in the parish of Kinneigh, barony of East Carbery. He appears to have been engaged in the legal profession. In October 1862 he was the petitioner in the sale of houses in the town of Bandon, the property of Robert Edwards, an insolvent. Fee simple lands belonging to Thomas Kingston Sullivan at Kilbane, barony of East Muskerry and at Gurtnahacty, barony of West Muskery amounting to 1,355 acres and at Gurteensawney, barony of East Carbery (West) held in fee farm were advertised for sale in June 1867 by his trustee Richard Topham. The sale also included the mansion and demesne of Fort Robert. In November 1889 he advertised land in Knockbrogan and commercial and house property for sale in the Land Judges' Court.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
The Retreat (River View House) Coolfadda Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W483552
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Fort Robert (Kinneigh) Dromidclogh Kinneigh Dunmanway Kinneigh 115 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W319538
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 86
Derry House (Ross) Derry Ross Clonakilty Ross Carbery 57 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W273372
OS Sheet: 134
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Topham, Sullivan, 25 June 1867, Vol 86 (13), MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Edwards, 14 October 1862, Vol 66, MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes papers re dealings under the Land Acts with estate of Thomas Kingston Sullivan in Bandon town & Co Cork, 1895-1898. Small Accs. Index 105, M.4125(1-8) ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources

  • ''Éire-Ireland'': DONNELLY, James S. Jnr. ''Big House burning in county Cork during the Irish revolution, 1920-21. XLVIII, 3 & 4, Fall-Winter (2012), pp.141-197.
  • ''Irish Times'': Sale advertisement, 9 November 1889, p.7.