Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Callaghan (Clonmeen)

The O'Callaghans of Clonmeen Castle and later of Clonmeen Lodge, barony of Duhallow, county Cork, were established in the Banteer locality until the death of Robert O'Callaghan in 1778. They appear to have held their land from Viscount Lismore. Robert O'Callaghan's sister Melian had married Thomas Morgell in the early 1730s and documents referring to both the O'Callaghan and Morgell families are to be found in the Grehan collection, Boole Library, University College Cork. In 1748 a daughter of Robert O'Callaghan of Clonmeen married Denis O'Callaghan of Glynn.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonmeen Lodge Gougane Clonmeen Kanturk Clonmeen 162 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W413 987
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 80
Gortmore Cottage Gortmore Clonmeen Kanturk Gortmore 163 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W431984
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Grehan Family Papers 1779-1975, BL/EP/G/; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Letters from Carnahalla tenants to Edwin Taylor, Esq., with regard to road building on their lands. Also a memorial from the tenantry to the Earl of Lismore requesting a reduction in their rents due to hard times, 41 signatures1880. U068; Cork City and County Archives
  • Pedigree of O'Callaghan family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Lismore Papers, 18th and 19th century deeds. Also Lord Lismore's appointment as Lord Lieutenant of the county, mid 19th century. TL/F/4; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, Parish of Clonmeen; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources