Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ryan (Kilheffernan)

The Ryans were resident in the parish of Killaloan, barony of Iffa and Offa East, county Tipperary, from the early 18th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Thomas Ryan held land in the parish of Killaloan, while in the barony of Iffa and Offa West, Callaghan Ryan held land in the parish of Newcastle and William Ryan held land in the parishes of Molough and Neddans. In 1852 O'Callaghan Ryan was murdered in county Tipperary following the serving of ejectments on some of his tenants. The estate of Thomas Ryan [formerly that of O'Callaghan Ryan] at Boolahallagh, Clashganny and Baneard, barony of Iffa and Offa West, was advertised for sale in January 1856. In the 1870s Thomas Ryan of Dublin owned 612 acres in county Tipperary.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilheffernan/Cottage Kilheffernan Killaloan Clonmel Killaloan Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S260 241
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 75

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ryan, 15 Jan 1856, Vol 38 (6), MRGS 39/018, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers, in Chancery relating to the property in Co. Tipperary of the Going family, minors, including a marriage settlement of T. Ryan and Mary Going, Aug. 30, 1783. M. 5542 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers in the Equity Exchequer case of T. P. Ryan v. J. J. Ryan and others relating to Glasgenny, Rathgelly and Donohill, Co. Tipperary and statement of case, 1749 on behalf of Francis Ryan relative to Rathgelly. M. 5771; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of a Chancery bill, c. 1775, in the case of Cornelius O'Callaghan v. Francis Ryan relating to lands in Co. Tipperary. M. 5713 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to property in Co. Tipperary of the Ryan family, including a number of maps, 1748-1880. Associated names Going and Breen. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,910-44: M. 2189-2229: T. 7180-92 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Affidavit will and brief in the Chancery case, 1788, relating to claims on Lord Lismore by Thomas Ryan of Cashel, in right of his father Francis Ryan, who had been agent to Cornelius O'Callaghan, deceased, for his estates in Co. Tipperary. M. 5769 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Plan of lands in Rathkelly, Co. Tipperary held by T. Hanrahan and W. Prendergast from Thomas and Francis Ryan. 1775. M.5575 ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources