Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In 1865 William Headech bought the Holmes estate at Johnstown, county Tipperary. Daniel Grace writes that William Headech came to Ireland shortly before the Famine as secretary to the Imperial Slate Quarry Company at Portroe. He then bought the company and made a fortune from slate production. He paid over £13,000 for the Johnstown estate and is recorded in the 1870s as owning 989 acres in county Tipperary. He died in 1880. His descendants continued to live at Johnstown until the 1930s when the property was acquired by the Land Commission.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Johnstown Park Johnstown Killodiernan Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R828 885
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 59