Landed Estates
University of Galway

La Touche

The La Touche family owned extensive estates in Kildare and Wicklow as well as property interests in Dublin City. They had houses at Harristown, county Kildare and Bellevue, Delgany, county Wicklow. McParlan records that in 1802 David LaTouche and his brothers were non-resident proprietors in county Leitrim. In 1856 Francis La Touche was leasing Drumhierny Lodge from William La Touche. He was a member of the Grand Jury for Leitrim in 1851. At the same time John & Peter La Touche were listed as the lessors of several townlands in the parishes of Cloone & Drumreilly, barony of Mohill. William La Touche was the lessor of several townlands in the parish of Rossinver, barony of Rosclogher in 1856. Between them members of the La Touche family owned amost 12,000 acres in county Leitrim in the 1870s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Messrs Latouch held land in the parishes of Kilmoylan, barony of Shanid and Athneasy, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick. Robert Latouch was the proprietor of the lands in the parish of Athneasy circa 1840. In the mid 19th century members of the La Touche family held land in the county Cork parishes of Drumtarriff and Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow and Peter David La Touche held six townlands in the parish of Courney, barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary, much of it let to William Mason. John La Touche held land in the county Tipperary baronies of Slievardagh, Eliogarty and Upper Ormond, most of his land was in the parish of Buolick. Peter La Touche of Dublin owned 905 acres in county Cork and William La Touche of Dublin owned 679 acres in the same county in the 1870s while William R. La Touche and David C. La Touche both of Bray, county Wicklow owned 1,347 acres and 289 acres respectively in county Tipperary.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Drumhierny Lodge Drumhierny Kiltoghert Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim 33 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: G955054
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 33
Ballyduff House Tomloskan Oughteragh Bawnboy Ballinamore Carrigallen Leitrim OSI Ref:
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 26
Cloverhill Lisagallan Fuerty Roscommon Cams 80 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M831 672
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 40
Holly Park (Leitrim) Tullylannan Kiltoghert Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: G956044
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 33
Derrylahan House Derrylahan Bourney Roscrea Bourney West 116 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S118 808
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 59
Rodeen Rodeen Upper Finnoe Borrisokane Finnoe 9 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R882 933
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Contact National Library of Ireland; Private Possession
  • Deeds and will relating to La Touche estates in Dublin, Kildare & Leitrim, 1785-1892. D.6867-6881. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Commission of Inquiry, 1870 Landlord & Tenant Act, evidence of John LaTouche. File 797. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Drumhierney Lodge. Photographs. 076/093.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Rental of the Lands of Newcastle, Co Limerick, to be sold pursuant to decree of William Curry, one of masters of Chancery, in case of Lt. Col. Robert la Touche et al. plaintiffs, Matthew O'Brien et al. defendants, 1841. LM2004.0133; Limerick City Museum
  • Letterbook of the La Touche family, of Dublin, containing copies of letters outwards on estate and family matters, c. 1838-1861. Microfilm P7653 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), La Touche, 14 May 1867, Vol 85 (36), MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes leases of lands of Clonamicklon, barony of Slievardagh, John La Touche to William Hogan, 13 Feb 1868. Small Accs. Index 105, D.23,213-23,214; National Archives of Ireland
  • Archer/Austen/Fennell Collection includes documents re La Touche & property in Carrick on Suir, 19th century. 99/62; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources