Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Donnell (Kilsheelan)

In the mid 19th century the representatives of Robert O'Donnell held land in the parishes of Kilsheelan, barony of Iffa and Offa East and Caher, barony of Iffa and Offa West, county Tipperary. John O'Donnell also held land in the parish of Derrygrath, barony of Iffa and Offa West. In August 1851 the estate at Minorstown, Ballynaraha and Husseystown, county Tipperary, of Pierce O'Donnell of Youghal, county Cork, James Kelly late of Ballyknockin & Richard O'Donnell of Poulakerry, county Tipperary, was first advertised for sale. In April 1854 Richard O'Donnell's estate (379 acres) at Poulakerry, Skeehane and part of Kilsheelan was also put up for sale. Ó Gráda writes that Michael O'Donnell was born at Lower Seskin, Kilsheelan, in 1851. He married a daughter of John Shea of Bannixtown and acquired that property. Various members of the O'Donnell family owned estates of less than 400 acres in the Caher, Clonmel, Carrick area of south Tipperary in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cottage (Caher) Caherabbey Lower Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S054 265
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
The Cottage Deerpark Carrick Carrick on Suir Carrick on Suir Rural Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S386 220
OS Sheet: 85
Discovery map: 75
Bannixtown Bannixtown Coolmundry Cashel Cloneen 41 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S252 348
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 67

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Donnell & Kelly, 9 Aug 1851 & 23 Mar 1852, Vol 10 (44) & Vol 14 (22), MRGS 39/004 & 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Donnel, 19 Apr 1854, Vol 27 (15), MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Donnell, Prince of Tyrconnell, Barons Donegal and Earls Tirconnell, of Larkfield, Co. Leitrim, of Greyfield in Co. Roscommon, of Caffersconce in Co. Donegal, of Ballydrennan and Kilmallow, Co. Tipperary, of Newport and Newcastle and Érris, Co. Mayo, and of Austria, c.1400 -- 1811. Genealogical Office: Ms.112, pp.238-44 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources