Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Carnelly

Estate(s)
Townland Carrownanelly
Civil Parish Clareabbey
PLU Ennis
DED Doora 32
County Clare
Barony Islands
Description An 18th century three-storey Georgian house, probably designed by Francis Bindon (1690-1765), home of the Stamer family in the 18th century and for much of the 19th century. In 1786 Wilson refer to it as the seat of William Stamer. It passed through marriage to Francis N. Burton of Carrigaholt and then to the O'Grady family. Carnelly House was let from 1840-1849 to John O’Brien of the Ballynalacken family, Member of Parliament for Limerick. His fifth son ‘Peter the Packer’, the notorious crown prosecutor, was born there in 1842. Peter O’Brien was appointed Attorney General in 1888, received a knighthood in 1891 and was created Baron Kilfenora in 1900. After 1922 distinguished historian Mr Justice Gleeson came to live at Carnelly and the Gleeson family are still resident. It was offered for sale in 2013.
Carnelly (Courtesy of Stan Stewart, Miscellaneous Collections, Clare County Library)
Carnelly House, 2013 (Ganly Walters property)

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