Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Sir William Penn, an English admiral, was granted the castle and manor of Macroom, county Cork, in the mid 17th century. At the restoration of the monarchy he lost these lands and received an estate at Shangarry in 1667 in compensation. This estate amounted to 7,282 acres in the barony of Imokily and 4,859 acres in the barony of Ibane. His son William Penn, a Quaker, founded the state of Pennsylvania in America after spending some time in county Cork in the late 1660s. The Penn estate in county Cork passed into the possession of the Gaskell and Durdin families.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shanagarry Castle Shanagarry South Kilmahon Middleton Ballycottin 264 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W977 665
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Bucks, Glos, Middlesex, Irish & Pennsylvania deeds, family and estate papers, 17th-18th centuries.; Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Cloyne; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources