Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Morroghs were settled in Cork city from the 16th century. They held land in the parish of Caherlag, barony of Barrymore in the early 18th century including Ballyhennick which was mortgaged to members of the Dring family. By his second wife James Morrogh of Cork had 5 sons, Edward, John, James of Doneraile from whom descend the MacCarthy Morroghs, Henry and Andrew. Edward of Glanmire House married in 1809 Christian daughter of Robert James ffrench of Rahassane, county Galway and had a son James. In 1816 Edward married as his second wife Martha second daughter and eventual heiress of John Bernard of Ballynagare, county Kerry. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edward Morrogh held land in the parishes of Ardskeagh and Kilquane, barony of Fermoy and James Morrogh held land in the parish of Kilcrumper, barony of Fermoy while Robert Morrogh held land in the parish of Ballycurrany, barony of Barrymore. In March 1870 the estate of James Morrogh deceased, 150 acres at Rathglissane, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, was advertised for sale. In the 1870s James Morrogh of Oldcourt, Doneraile owned over 2,000 acres in county Cork. He died in 1884 without surviving children. Mrs Helen Morrogh of Dublin owned 828 acres in county Cork.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Old Court (Doneraile) Oldcourt Doneraile Mallow Doneraile 242 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R595 087
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Berry Hill Ballynacrusha Clonmel Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W797 686
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87
Park Farm House Ballincrossig Rathcooney Cork Rathcooney Cork Cork OSI Ref: W716 753
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Morrogh & Russell, 28 Mar 1870, Vol 96 (24), MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of James Morrogh of the City of Cork and to his grandson, James Morrogh of Old Court, Doneraile, Co. Cork, son of Edward Morrogh of Glanmire House, Dec. 19, 1861. Genealogical Office: Ms. 108, pp. 392-3 ; National Library of Ireland

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