Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Wall (Holycross)

This family were a branch of the Walls of Coolnamuck, county Waterford. The Reverend Garrett Wall was a son of William Wall of Coolnamuck and died in 1821. His son, also named the Reverend Garrrett Wall of Holycross, barony of Eliogarty, county Tipperary, held a number of townlands in the parish of Holycross in the mid 19th century and in the parish of Kilcornan, barony of Clanwilliam, while Dr Wall held land in the parish of Ballycahill. Garrett Wall and James W. Wall also held land in the parishes of Kilmurry and Newtownlennon, barony of Iffa and Offa East. In the 1870s the Reverend Garrett Wall of Ballingarry owned 2,437 acres in county Tipperary. The Walls purchased the Holycross estate from the Armstrongs in 1834.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballycahill Ballycahill Ballycahill Thurles Drom 139 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S067 602
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 59
Farney Castle Farneybridge Holycross Thurles Holycross 128 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S067 578
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 66
Holycross House Holycross Holycross Thurles Holycross Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S088542
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 66
Abbeyfield / Gortnagowth Holycross `Holycross Thurles Holycross Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S089547
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 66
Whitefort House Whitefort Holycross Thurles Holycross 128 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S068542
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Maps, plans, rentals, title & other documents re Armstrong (later Wall) estate county Tipperary including Farney Bridge, Garrynamona, Holycross etc. 18th & 19th centuries. M.5256- 5264 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Cathcart & Hemphill, solicitors' collection, includes rental of property in Farncliffe, co Tipperary, n.d. M.5836; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, maps and other documents relating to the property of the Wall family and the related family of Armstrong, mainly in Holycross and Ballycahill, Co. Tipperary, 1677-1876. D.23,375-23,567; M.5256-5264 & M.5583; National Archives of Ireland
  • Wall Papers, include correspondence, maps, conveyances, legal documents & photographs, mainly 20th century. TL/F/2; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources