Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Going (Cahir)

This family were merchants, based in county Offaly, in the 18th century. In the late 1790s Charles Going of Mountrath, county Offaly, purchased the Suir Mill at Cahir, county Tipperary where he built the house Alta Villa. He also had business interests in Cork and was a Quaker. In 1820 his son William married Matilda, daughter of Henry Hardinge. Their son, Alexander, born in 1830, lived at Alta Villa and expanded the family's milling enterprises. In 1858 he married Wilhelmina, daughter of the Reverend George Nuttall Smith. Thomas Going held two townlands in the parish of Caher, barony of Iffa and Offa West, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Lands near the town of Cahir, county Tipperary and premises in the town, the estate of Alexander Going, administrator of the will of Thomas Going, were advertised for sale in May 1875.The purchasers were William Smith and Michael Joseph Dunne. Alexander Going of Alta Villa, Caher, owned 313 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s. see

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Alta Villa Barnora Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S055 256
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Keylong Keylong Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S071 269
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 74
Hymenstown House Hymenstown Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Ballycarron Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S036320
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Going, 7 May 1875, Vol 119 (3), MRGS 39/054, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Census of Ireland, 1901. Townland of Hymenstown, House and Building returns; National Archives of Ireland

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