Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Butler (Garnavilla)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Butler (Garnavilla) James Archer Butler JP, of Garanvilla, Cahir, county Tipperary, was the lessor of lands at Ballinadee, barony of East Carbery, county Cork, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He also held land in the parish of Templeneiry, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. In May 1854, over 1800 acres of his estates in counties Cork (East Carbery) and Tipperary (barony of Clanwilliam) were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. Lot I Aherlow Castle was leased to the Reverend William Keane. The Moores of Moorefort appear to have purchased some of this estate.
Moore (Mooresfort) Charles Moore, a member of the Moore family of Crookedstone, county Antrim, purchased the Mooresfort estate in county Tipperary circa 1850. His son, Arthur John Moore, had seats at Mooresfort and Aherlow Castle, county Tipperary and was created a Papal Count in 1879. He founded the Mount St Joseph Cistercian Abbey at Mount Heaton, county Offaly. In the 1870s Arthur Moore of Moorsfort owned 10,199 acres in the county and Miss Moore of Mooresfort owned 510 acres.