Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Moore (Moorepark)

In the late 17th century Stephen Moore purchased the Kilworth estate in county Cork. In the 1940s local sources suggested to the Irish Tourist Association surveyor that Moore had purchased it from the Fleetwoods for £600. His grandson, also Stephen Moore, was created Viscount Mountcashell of the city of Cashell in 1766. The Viscount's son became the Earl of Mountcashell in 1781. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Earl of Mountcashell's estate was located in the parishes of Clondulane, Kilcrumper, Kilworth and Macroney, barony of Condons and Clangibbon, county Cork and in the parish of Shanrahan, barony of Iffa and Offa West, county Tipperary. An estate of 3,971 acres in the barony of Condons and Clangibbon belonging to the Earl was advertised for sale in November 1854. The Freeman's Journal reported that Charles Hunt had purchased some of the Earl of Mountcashel's estate in Clonmel and in county Cork in 1855. The Earl's life interest in 7,160 acres in the barony of Condons and Clangibbon was advertised in March 1864. Later that year the Earl's life interest in 3,873 acres in the barony of Iffa and Offa West, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale. Lands in the baronies of Orrery and Kilmore and Condons and Clangibbons, belonging to Stephen, Earl of Mountcashell, assignee of William Crofts, a bankrupt and others were advertised for sale in May 1856. In the 1870s he owned 5,961 acres in county Cork and 94 acres in county Tipperary. The 3rd Earl's second son ,Charles William Moore, married Charlotte Smyth of Ballynatray, county Waterford in 1848 and in 1858 assumed the additional name of Smyth. He later became the 5th Earl Mountcashell. The remains of the Moorepark demesne and estate were purchased in 1903 by the War Department from Lady Harriette Holroyd Smyth, daughter of the 5th Earl Mountcashell. In the 1870s Edward G. Moore of Windsor, England, owned 1,082 acres in county Tipperary. The Reverend Edward George Moore, canon of Windsor, was the second son of the 2nd Earl of Mountcashell and died in 1876. He was the father of the 6th Earl.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilbarry (Castlelyons) Kilbarry Castlelyons Fermoy Coole 139 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: W882 979
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 81
Moorepark Moorepark Kilworth Fermoy Kilworth 146 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: R835 017
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 74
Glandulane House Clondulane North Clondulane Fermoy Coole 139 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: W850 996
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 81
Rushmount Ballinrush Kilcrumper Fermoy Kilworth 146 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: R820 037
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 74
Douglas House Ballyderown Kilcrumper Fermoy Kilworth 146 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: R845 022
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 74
Woodview Glansheskin Kilworth Fermoy Kilworth 146 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: R839 032
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 74
Glansheskin Glansheskin Kilworth Fermoy Kilworth 146 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: R842 035
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Mountcashell, 24 Nov 1854, Vol 32 (14), MRGS 39/14, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Mountcashell & others, 9 May 1856, Vol 39 (40), MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Mountcashell, 11 Mar 1864, Vol 71 (61), MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Moore Hill Papers, mainly relate to Amherst Island, Canada, 1798-1973. D3817; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Emblazon of Arms of Stephen Moore, Viscount Mountcashell, c.1720. Genealogical Office: Ms.103, p.38 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Ink sketch of Arms of Viscount Mountcashell, c. 1764. Genealogical Office: Ms.103, p.92 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Affidavit relating to the estates of the Earl of Mountcashell, 1899. M.5697; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Mountcashell, 4 Nov 1864, Vol 74 (25), MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • S.R. & C. Walker, solicitors' collection (1962), contains statement of title of Stephen Earl of Mountcashell to manor of Kiltinane, co Tipperary, documents cited from 1639. M.6103; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map and survey of Carrickanroe (Carriganroe), the holding of King Stone Power, parish of Ballyshehan, barony of Ifa and Ofa, Co. Tipperary, held from the Hon William Moor. Surveyed by John Kennedy One sheet coloured, Jan., 1793. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Kilworth; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources