Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ronayne (Cork & Waterford)

The Ronayne family were located in county Cork from at least the early 17th century. Philip Ronayne was prominent in Cork city at the end of the 17th century. Documents in the Sarsfield Papers document the Ronayne estate at Doughcloyne, Carrigaline, Rochestown, Great Island, Kinsale, Youghal and in other locations at the end of the 17th century and early 18th century. Some of their property passed by marriage to the Sarsfield family. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Patrick Ronayne held land in the parish of Clonmel, barony of Barrymore and Patrick Ronan held land in the parish of Macloneigh, barony of West Muskerry. In April 1861 the estate of Patrick Ronayne at Inshinisingane, barony of West Muskerry was advertised for sale. This estate amounted to 504 acres and was held on a lease to John Ronayne, as trustee for Thomas Browne, from Michael Cox dated 1800. In the 1870s Patrick Ronayne of Berry Hill, Queenstown, owned 219 acres and John Ronayne of Ardsallagh House, Youghal, owned 323 acres in county Cork. The estate of Robert Power Ronayne at Pike Park, county Cork and D'Loughtane, county Waterford, including the mansion house of D'Loughtane, were advertised for sale in June and October 1851. He had been among the principal lessors in the parishes of Kinsalebeg, barony of Decies-within-Drum and Kilrossanty, barony of Decies-without-Drum, , at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Robert P. Ronayne emigrated to Australia. Land at Ballycurriginny, barony of Imokilly, the estate of Thomas Ronayne, was advertised for sale in 1872. The original lease was from Anne Beecher of Cork city to Uniacke Ronayne. Sone of this property was sold, in trust, to John Weldon. The house Ronayne's Court was included in the sale of Edward Robinson's premises in Cork city and suburbs in August 1850. A small lithograph and ground plan of the house is included. see also


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Marino Marino Clonmel Cork Queenstown Rural 103, 105 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W775 693
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87
Berry Hill Ballynacrusha Clonmel Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W797 686
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87
Doughcloyne Doughcloyne St Finbars Cork Inishkenny 70 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W649 692
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
D'Loughtane D'Loughtane Kinsalebeg Youghal Ballyheeny 99 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X099832
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 81
Knockaderry House Knockaderry Newcastle Waterford Newcastle 71 Middlethird Waterford OSI Ref: S482071
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 75
Ardsallagh House Ardsallagh Clashmore Youghal Ballyheeny 99 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X093814
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 81
Castle View Inchinashingane MacIoneigh Macroom MacIoneigh West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W344 703
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 79

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ronayne, 19 Apr 1861, Vol 61 (58), MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Sarsfield Papers, mainly relate to the estates of the Ronayne & Sarsfield families, 16th-19th centuries. MSS 17890-17,909 & D 25,226-26,133 + manuscript maps. Also MSS 1721, 1781 & 3638; National Library of Ireland
  • General accounts of Thomas Ronayne, with a rental of his estates in Kinsale and Youghal, May, 1755 - May, 1777. MS 1721; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ronayne, 20 June 1851, Vol 8 (27) & 15 Oct 1851, Vol 11 (21), MRGS 39/003 & 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy wills, accounts & other papers re Ronayne family of Waterford city, 1860s-1870s. 999/811; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Robinson, 16 Aug 1850, Vol 2 (67), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, contain many references to Ronaynes, Collection List 129; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ronayne, Verling, Jagoe & Connell, 11 Nov 1858, Vol 53 (48), MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Caulfield Papers include deeds re property of the Sarsfield and Ronayne families in 16th and 17th centuries, Mss 2010-2015; Trinity College Dublin
  • Lease from the Countess Grandison, of Ardsallagh, Co. Waterford, 1778. Villiers-Stuart Papers, Ms. 24,706 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources