Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Hamilton Gale/Geale held an estate in the parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, county Cork and in the parish of Darragh, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s Hamilton Geale of Glenroe, Kilfrinan [Kilfinnane?] owned 2,521 acres in county Cork and 484 acres [Darraghmore = 485 acres] in county Limerick. Hussey refers to Hamilton Geale as a barrister and a Justice of the Peace in county Limerick and gives his address in 1878 as Durragh [Darragh] Lodge, Kilfinnane, co. Limerick. Hamilton Geale was the son of Piers Geale and his sister Elizabeth was the second wife of Hugh 2nd Earl Fortescue.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Darragh House Darraghmore Darragh Kilmallock Darragh 33 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R725 170
OS Sheet: 57
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Rental and particulars of Hamilton Geale estate at Darraghmore, Co Limerick, for sale [1903]. P23/15; Limerick City Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources

  • ''The Dublin University Magazine'': Recent tourists in Italy: a review of "Notes of a Two Years' Residence in Italy" by Hamilton Geale and "Italy in the Nineteenth Century..." by James Whiteside. Vol. XXXII, pp. 405-420, October, 1848