Landed Estates
NUI Galway

McGuire/McGwire (Clonea)

Burke states that the Clonea branch of this family is descended from the ancient family of McGuire of county Fermanagh. Rev. Walter McGuire was the principal lessor in the parish of Clonea at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He also held townlands in the parish of Colligan in the same barony. Over 1200 acres in the barony of Decies-without-Drum, owned by Rev. Walter McGuire and other family members, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in November 1854 and June 1856. Parts of their estate in the barony of Imokilly, county Cork were offered for sale in November 1855. In the 1870s, Edward McGuire, of Clonea Castle, was the owner of over 530 acres in county Waterford. Referring to 1775, Sadleir notes that Arthur McGuire purchased estates in Waterford previously owned by Lord Glerawly.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonea Castle Clonea Lower Clonea Dungarvan Clonea 18 Decies-without-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X319944
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Clonea Lower Clonea Lower Clonea Dungarvan Clonea 18 Decies-without-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X318944
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Colligan Lodge Colligan More Colligan Dungarvan Colligan Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X213976
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), McGuire, 28 November 1854, Vol 32, MRGS 39/014, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), McGuire, 17 June 1856, Vol 40, MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), McGuire, 27 November 1855, Vol 37, MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of MccGuire of Clonea, Co. Waterford, 1762 -- 1915. Genealogical Office: Ms.177, pp.382-3 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of George Michael MccGwire only son of Walter MccGwire of Clonea, High Sheriff of Waterford 1814, and to the grandson of the said George, Lt. Col. John Edward MccGwire, R.A.M.C.,B.L., eldest son of John Frederick Kane MccGwire, Oct. 9, 1919. Genealogical Office: Ms.111B, fol.81 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, Barony of Decies without Drum; Waterford County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources