Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Walker (Fermoy)

At the time of Griffith's Valuation George Walker held lands in the parishes of Castlelyons, Knockmourne, Lismore and Mocollop, baronies of Condons and Clangibbon and Barrymore, county Cork. The Walker estate comprised of 4,140 acres in the city of Cork, town of Fermoy and county of Cork, held in fee simple, was advertised for sale in December 1859 with a further 140 acres held in fee farm, freehold and leasehold. Family members mentioned in the rental were the Reverend Thomas Walker, Thomas Walker (deceased), Caroline Walker (widow), Thomas Henry Walker, Wallis Adams Walker, Samuel Walker, Henry George Walker and John Southcote Walker. In the 1870s Wallace Adams Walker of Cassino House, Castlemartyr, owned 280 acres in county Cork and the Reverend John Tyrwhitt Walker of Norwich, son of William Walker of Fermoy, owned 729 acres. The ''Limerick General Advertiser'' records the marriage in 1819 of Henry Walker of Fermoy, late captain in the 17th Dragoons and son of Thomas Walker and Caroline Adams of Kilbree, county Cork. The Walker family appear to have been involved in the brewing industry.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Richmond Fermoy Fermoy Fermoy Fermoy Urban 141 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: W813 982
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 81
Ballyvolane Ballyvolane Britway Fermoy Kilcor 136 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W872 893
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 81
Waterpark Waterpark Lismore & Mocollop Fermoy Knockmourne 137 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: W918 982
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 81
Casino Gortnahomnamore Ightermurragh Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W964 730
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Walker, 8 Dec 1859, Vol 57 (53), MRGS 39/029, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Walker & Browne, (premises in Fermoy), 11 June 1863, Vol 68 (39), MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources