Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Shea

Jordan and O'Shea record the history of this merchant family from Cork who moved out of the city to reside at Mount Rivers, Carrigaline, in the early 19th century and then leased Britfieldstown from 1817-1834. The Sheas then resided at Gortigrenane before building their own home at Rennies on land purchased from Philip Samuel Townsend. Luke J. Shea of The Rennies, Kinsale, owned over 1700 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was among the principal lessors in the parish of Ballyfoyle, barony of Kinalea, at the time of Griffith's Valuation and also held land in the parish of Carrigtohill, barony of Barrymore. In March 1854 402 acres of his estate at Carrigane, barony of Barrymore, was advertised for sale.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Britfieldstown Britfieldstown Ballyfoyle Kinsale Ballyfoyle 190 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W779548
OS Sheet: 113
Discovery map: 87
Rennies Cottage Ringroe Ballyfoyle Kinsale Ballyfoyle 190 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W760520
OS Sheet: 113
Discovery map: 87
Gortigrenane House Gortigrenane Kilpatrick Kinsale Carrigaline 199 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W762571
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Mount Rivers (Carrigaline) Kilnaglery Carrigaline Cork Carrigaline Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W731620
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87
Myrtleville House Myrtleville Templebreedy Kinsale Templebreedy 202 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W790590
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Shea, 16 Mar 1854, Vol 26 (50), MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Shea, (premises in city of Cork), 3 May 1867, Vol 85 (6), MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Sale of Rennies, Townsend to Shea, 3 June 1833. ROD 1833.10.155; Registry of Deeds
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Tracton; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources