Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Jeremiah Lalor settled in county Tipperary in the mid 17th century and married Judith O'Meagher. Their son, also named Jeremiah, married a daughter of Samuel Smith of Lisduffe and this Jeremiah's son, John of Long Orchard and Cregg, married Elizabeth Doherty of Outrath. From John and Elizabeth's eldest son, Thomas, descend the Lalors of Cregg and from their third son, John, descend the Lalors of Long Orchard and Crannagh. In 1825 the male line died out in the Lalor family of Long Orchard and the property passed to Edmond James Power, second son of Edmund Power of Gurteen, county Waterford, and his wife, Anastatia Phelan Lalor of Long Orchard. Edmond assumed the additional name of Lalor and, in 1858, married Mary Frances Ryan of Inch. In 1830 his mother Anastatia married, as her second husband, Richard Lalor Sheil, Member of Parliament. Richard Lalor Shiel is recorded as holding land in the parishes of Ardmayle, barony of Middlethird, Moyne and Thurles, barony of Eliogarty and Templetuohy, barony of Ikerrin in Griffith's Valuation, while Eliza McCarthy Shiel held land in the parish of Killardry, barony of Clanwilliam. Richard Lalor Shiel also held land in the parish of Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. In the 1870s Edmond James Power Lalor owned 7,311 acres in county Tipperary. The Lalor interest in the lands of Gurteen, barony of Lower Ormond, and Carrowkeale, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower was advertised for sale in November 1867.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cranagh Cranagh Templetuohy Thurles Templetuohy 138 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S162 695
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 60
Long Orchard Longorchard Templetuohy Thurles Templetuohy 138 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S195 704
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 60
Gurteen Gurteen Dorrha Birr No 2 Graigue 3 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M988 074
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Papers of Dr Martin Callanan, Collection List 94. MS 11,421 (3); National Library of Ireland
  • A pedigree of the family of Lalor of Cregg and Longorchard, Co. Tipperary, compiled by Thomas Lalor Cooke, of Birr 1859. Ms.1674 ; National Library of Ireland
  • A collection of 130 letters of Richard Lalor Sheil to his wife, dated from London, mainly during sessions of Parliament, with a few other documents, 1834 - 1836. Ms. 11,138 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lalor, (Gurteen), 30 July 1850 & 31 Jan 1851, Vol 2 (45) & Vol 5 (34), MRGS 39/001 & 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Ryan of Inch Collection, 1656-1964. BL/EP/R ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lalor, (Gurteen),19 Nov 1867, Vol 87 (38), MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lalor Shiel Letters, copies of 11 letters, 1840a. TL/A/33; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Irish Tourist Association File, early 1940s, North Tipperary No. 23 ; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Edmund Power Lalor – Richard Coughlan: lease of part of Lisaduff, Co. Tipperary, 1856. Box 55; Roscrea Heritage Society Centre, Damer House, Roscrea

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources