Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Grace (Co Tipperary)

The Grace family were located in counties Kilkenny and Tipperary in the 16th century and had strong family connections with the Butler family, from whom they seem to have inherited the Brittas Castle property. In 1666 John Grace was granted the castle and lands of Brittas and 920 acres. In 1754 Henry Langley of Priestown, county Tipperary, married Margaret daughter and heiress of Oliver Grace of Brittas Castle, county Tipperary. The Langleys inherited Brittas Castle.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlegrace Castlegrace Tullaghorton Clogheen Tullaghorton 64 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S030 144
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 74
Brittas Castle Brittas Thurles Thurles Thurles Rural 143 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S125 605
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 60

Archival sources

  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to property at Balla Bryan, Co. Waterford and in Clonmel of the Grace family, with mention of the families of Gleeson, Duckett and Mulcahy, 1840-44. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,227-31; T. 7100; National Archives of Ireland
  • Goold (George), Mary Catherine Goold ... and Sir Patrick O'Connor appellants versus Henry Langley and others re estate of Oliver Grace of Brittas, Co. Tipperary, including lands of Cassistown leased to Dennis O'Brien, Irish Chancery appeal. Respondents' case and appendix containing depositions. Feb., 1808. House of Lords Appeals: Vol. 4a ; King's Inn Library
  • Power of attorney by George Grace, proprietor of the Clonmel Herald to R. Hemphill, of Dublin, attorney, for dealings in connection with publication of government proclamations. M.5546 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Note on the lands of Clonyhay which descended from Mary Luker to her grandson Raymond Grace, who sold the lands 1753 to Thomas Scott of Mohobar, 1768. Genealogical Office: Ms.87, pp.139-41 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources