Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Donovan

Family title

The O'Donovan


Estate(s)

Name Description
O'Donovan Burke's ''Irish Family Records'' indicates that The O'Donovan's ancestors' original territories were in county Limerick but that they were driven into West Cork where they acquired considerable lands in what became known as the barony of Carbery. The estate of The O'Donovan amounted to over 3000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. It was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Abbeystrowry and Castlehaven at the time of Griffith's Valuation.
Powell (West Carbery) Burke indicates that the Powells, originally a Welsh family, inherited the O'Donovan estate at Roscarbery though the marriage of Emma Powell with The O'Donovan in 1800. There were no children of this marriage and the estate was inherited by Emma's brother Edward. He was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Creagh and Myross, West Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s, his son, Henry C. Powell of Bawnlahan, was the owner of over 2400 acres in county Cork.