Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Power (Gurteen)

A family decended from the Poer family established in county Waterford in the 12th century and who held the titles Viscount Power and Earl of Tyrone in the 17th century. However these titles became extinct in 1742 and the representation of the family devolved on John Power of Gurteen, county Waterford and of Grange, county Galway. John Power was succeeded by his brother William in 1743. Referring to the later eighteenth century, Sadleir notes that William served as High Sheriff of Waterford in 1784. John Power was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Dysert, Kilmoleran, Kilsheelan, Mothel and Rathgormuck, barony of Upperthird and Kilronan, barony of Glenahiry, county Waterford, and St Patricksrock and Railstown, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The unsettled estates of "the late John Power" in counties Tipperary and Galway were advertised for sale in November 1853, including Ballydine House. The county Tipperary estate amounted to 2,326 acres and the county Galway one to 1,546 acres (parishes of Killogilleen and Killinan, barony of Dunkellin).


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballydine Ballydine Kilmurry Clonmel Kilsheelan 78 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S331 232
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 75
Glen Lodge (Glen Poer) Glen Upper Dysert Clonmel Gurteen Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S325220
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 75
Finisk Mill Knockmeal Kilronan Clonmel Graignagower 12 Glenahiry Waterford OSI Ref: S18006
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 74
Gurteen Le Poer/Gurteen House Gurteen Kilsheelan Clonmel Gurteen 14 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S276232
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 75
Feddans Feddans Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Mothel 8 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S360163
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 75
Shanakill (Upperthird) Shanakill Rathgormuck Carrick-on-Suir Rathgormuck 9 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S342159
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 75

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to Edmond Lynch of Lower Dorset Street, Dublin, on his assuming under Royal Licence in conformity with the will of William Power of Ballydine, his maternal uncle of the half blood, the name and Arms of Power, Sept. 1, 1814. Genealogical Office: Ms. 106, p.62 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Sixteen deeds relating to properties in Counties Waterford and Tipperary of John Lalor, Richard Power, and others, from the Dr. M. Callanan collection, 1791-1904. D. 19,854-19,869 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Order to the sheriff of Tipperary in the case of W. Lockwood v. Richard Lockwood, and others, to place Edmond Power in possession of the lands of Railstown and Kilbagh, Co. Tipperary, June 22, 1815. D. 19,841 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Map and survey of Carrickanroe (Carriganroe), the holding of King Stone Power, parish of Ballyshehan, barony of Ifa and Ofa, Co. Tipperary. Surveyed by John Kennedy One sheet coloured, Jan., 1793. 16 I. 17 (4) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of Royal Licence to Edmond Lynch of Lower Dorset St., Dublin, to bear the name and arms of Power of Ballydine in addition to that of Lynch, June 1, 1814. Genealogical Office: Ms. 149, pp. 187-9 and 195 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Power, Barons of Le Power and Barons of Coroghmore, Viscount Decies and Earls of Tyrone of Monolargie, of Rathearmake, Knock-alaffa in Co. Waterford, of Ballindrimny and Grange, Co. Galway, of Gurteen and Coolfine, Co. Waterford, of Kilcronagh, Co. Kilkenny and Long Orchard, Co. Tipperary, c. 1515--1897. Genealogical Office: Ms.180, pp.561-70 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Power, 4 Nov 1853, Vol 24 (28), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the Poer [Power] family and concerning estates in Cos. Galway and Waterford. (An unsorted collection in the National Library of Ireland). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Frances, widow of John Power of Gurteen, Co. Waterford, on her assuming under Royal Licence for herself and her issue by the said husband, the name and arms of de la Poer, Sept. 26, 1863. Genealogical Office: Ms. 109, pp. 21-2 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Privately printed pedigrees of Power & associated families, compiled by Edmund de la Poer, Gurteen, April 1881. TL/F/39; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files: Barony of Upperthird; Waterford County Library

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Modern printed sources