Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Mount Shannon

Estate(s)
Townland Mountshannon
Civil Parish Stradbally
PLU Limerick
DED Ballyvarra 46
County Limerick
Barony Clanwilliam
Description An 18th century house, bought from the White family by John FitzGibbon before 1780. Mount Shannon appears to be named Ballingown on the Taylor and Skinner map of the late 1770s. Wilson, however, refers to Mount Shannon, "where taste and elegance are united" as the residence of the Hon. Silver Oliver in 1786. Bence Jones writes that it was enlarged by the 1st Earl of Clare and remodelled by the 2nd Earl. In the early 1850s the house was valued at £179 and was held by the Earl in fee. The contents of the house were sold in 1888 and the house itself to the Nevin family circa 1893 (Bence Jones). Burnt in the early 1920s Mount Shannon is now a ruin.
Mount Shannon LM0000.5285 (Courtesy of Limerick Museum)
Mount Shannon (www.buildingsofireland.ie/)

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