Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Leahy (Shanakiel)

David Leahy of Shanakiel, near Cork city, married Catherine O'Sullivan and had two sons Daniel and John. Daniel married as his second wife Margaret daughter of Francis Arthur of Limerick. Their eldest son David inherited the Arthur estate in Limerick and took the additional name of Arthur (see the account book in the UL library for references to Daniel Leahy). The Leahy estate passed to the second son Francis Robert in 1855 and later to his brother Daniel Francis. John and Daniel Leahy held land in the parishes of Clonfert and Knocktemple, barony of Duhallow at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s Daniel Francis Leahy of Shanakill was the owner of over 2300 acres in county Cork and Mrs Leahy of Shanakill owned 675 acres.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shanakiel Shanakiel St Marys Shandon Cork St Marys Cork and Municipal Borough Cork OSI Ref: W654 717
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Account Book of Francis Arthur of Limerick City, 1806-1824. Fr. John Leonard Limerick Collection ; University of Limerick: Special Collections and Information Services, Glucksman Library
  • Collection of miscellaneous items from the British Records Association, includes a letter from Freeman W. Crofts to Daniel Leahy containing general information re the Crofts family, 14 Oct 1841. Small Accs Index 101, M.3609 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to the descendants of Daniel Leahy of Shanakiel House, Co. Cork and to his grandson, Francis Robert Leahy of same, second son of Daniel Leahy of Shanakiel, D. L., March 27, 1857. Genealogical Office: Ms.108, pp.161-2 ; National Library of Ireland

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