Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lenigan (Castle Fogarty)

In 1788 James Fogerty of Castle Fogarty, near Thurles, county Tipperary, died childless and his sister Elizabeth, who had married William Lenigan of Zoar, county Kilkenny, inherited the Fogarty estate. At the time of Griffith's Valuation James Lenigan's estate was located in the parishes of Ballycahill and Moyaliff, barony of Kilnamanagh Upper. In the 1870s James Lenigan owned 1,604 acres in county Tipperary. Penelope Elizabeth Marie Lenigan, daughter of James, left the estate to her cousin, John Vivian Ryan, son of John Denis Ryan of the Inch family and his wife Anna Elizabeth Lenigan. John Vivian Ryan took the additional name of Lenigan in 1878.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castle Fogarty Castlefogarty Ballycahill Thurles Ballycahill 127 Kilnamanagh Upper Tipperary OSI Ref: S055 594
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 66
Mountalt Mountalt Ballycahill Thurles Ballycahill 127 Kilnamanagh Upper Tipperary OSI Ref: S058 585
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Papers of Dr Martin Callanan include documents relating to this family, Collection List 94. MS 11,421 (5); National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Lanigan also Lenigan of Ballykiefe, of Grange both in Co. Kilkenny, of Zoar and Castle Fogarty (also Garranroe), Co. Tipperary, c.1720 -- 1828. Genealogical Office: Ms.170, pp.203-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • General ledger of Thomas Lenigan of Castlefogarty, Co. Tipperary including many entries relating to rent payments and other estate transactions, 1812 - 1822. Ms. 2295 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Accounts relating to the estates of T. Lenigan in the Thurles and Thomastown areas of Co. Tipperary, 1819-23. Ms. 777 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of royal licence to John Vivian Ryan to take the name of Lenigan in addition to and after the name Ryan, Nov. 27, 1878. Genealogical Office: Ms.153, pp.307-12 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to property of the Lenigan family in and near Thurles, Co. Tipperary, especially the Castle Fogarty estate, with references to families of Armstrong, Evans and Fogarty, 18th-19th centuries. D.23,432-500; M.5302-42; T. 12,780-5 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Ryan of Inch Collection, 1656-1964. BL/EP/R ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Lenigan Papers, collection of 17 photographs (copies) of Castle Fogarty, 1868. TL/F/11; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • File includes photocopies of family trees re Lenigan and Fogarty families. TL/A/11 ; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources