Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Fitzgerald (Ardcloony)

''The Connaught Journal'' of 20 February 1840 records the purchase in the Court of Chancery of Ardcloony, O'Brien's Bridge, county Clare, by Francis Connell Fitzgerald, for £4,500. Francis Connell Fitzgerald was involved in the Tontine Company of Limerick. John Connell Fitzgerald married Margaret Apjohn and this couple were living in Abington House in the 1860s when their two daughters Mary and Frances were born in 1864 and 1866 (records of parish of Murroe). In December 1886 the estate of Edmund Fitzgerald, deceased, and his heir-at-law, John Connell Fitzgerald, was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court. The court agreed to adjourn the sale to allow the solicitors for the tenants to submit private bids.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ardcloony Ardcloony Killaloe Limerick O'Briensbridge 111 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R677 692
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 58
Abington House Dromeliagh Abington Limerick Abington 72 Owneybeg Limerick OSI Ref: R715533
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Pery Square Tontine collection, 1848-1906. IE LA P73; Limerick City Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources