Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Power (Kilfane & Glencairn Abbey)

Sir John Power of Kilfane, county Kilkenny, was the son of John Power of Tullamaine Castle, county Tipperary and Jane Newman of Newberry, county Cork and a grandson of John Power of Barrettstown, county Tipperary. He married Harriet Bushe of Kilfane and was made a baronet in 1836. Sir John and Harriet had 6 sons. At the time of Griffith's Valuation their eldest son Sir John Power 2nd Baronet held land in the parishes of Garrangibbon, barony of Iffa and Offa East, Colman and Redcity, barony of Middlethird, Terryglass, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Sir Richard C. Power of Kilfane owned 2,850 acres in county Tipperary, 2,650 acres in county Kilkenny, 266 acres in county Waterford and 367 acres in county Wexford. At the same time the representatives of the Reverend Ambrose Power, Lismore, owned 575 acres and the Misses Georgina and Catherine Power of Tullamaine Villa, Upper Leeson St, Dublin owned 228 and 300 acres respectively in county Tipperary. The estate at Glencairn Abbey came into the Power family through the marriage of Frances Maria Bushe and Ambrose Power, grandson of Sir John Power 1st Baronet in 1884. It amounted to over 600 acres in county Waterford at the time.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glencairn Abbey Glencairn Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Castlerichard 55 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: W998987
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 81
Tullamain Castle Tullamain Tullamain Cashel Tullamain 58 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S152 352
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 66
Castle Biggs/Drominagh Drominagh Demesne Terryglass Borrisokane Terryglass 19 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R834 985
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53
Ashgrove Terryglass Terryglass Borrisokane Terryglass 19 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R860 992
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53
Redcity Redcity Redcity Cashel Peppardstown 44 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S194 344
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Power, Barts., of Barrettstown and Tullaman, Co. Tipperary and kilfane, Co. Kilkenny, c.1700 -- c.1836. Genealogical Office: Ms. 113, p.364 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of the family of Power, or le Poer, mainly in England but also in Ireland from the 12th to the 16th century, [Compiled c. 1900?] Ms. 19,926 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Xerox copies of labourers' account of Power estate at Kilfane, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny; Nov. 1885-Jan. 1886. Ms. 18,507 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources