Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Charles Bianconi, an Italian, arrived in Ireland in the early 19th century and worked as a travelling salesman in the Tipperary/ Waterford region. By the 1820s he had begun to establish a car transport business for the conveyance of passengers between the main towns. By the mid 19th century Bianconi had become a very wealthy man and held an estate in the parish of Ardmayle, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Charles Bianconi of Longfield, Cashel, owned 2,215 acres in county Tipperary. Bianconi died in 1875.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fort Edward Ardmayle Ardmayle Cashel Ardmayle 34 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S056 460
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 66
Longfield Longfield Ardmayle Cashel Ardmayle 34 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S050 473
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 66
Ballygriffen Ballygriffen Ballygriffen Tipperary Ballygriffen 161 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S007 405
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • "Photostat" copy of a memorial of Charles Bianconi of Clonmel addressed to the Lord Lieutenant asking to be naturalised, June 8, 1831. Ms. 4552; National Library of Ireland
  • S.Gordon & Son, solicitors' collection, includes deeds relating to the Bianconi estate at Ardmayle, Co Tipperary, 1827-1863. Small Accs. Index 103, D.16,848-16,851; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, South Tipperary No. 8 (Longfield); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources