December in Rossbrin

Roaringwater Journal

In the past year I have returned to Rossbrin again and again in my posts. That’s not surprising, as it’s just a short and always rewarding walk down our Beautiful boreens:

It’s December, and we can expect anything in the way of weather. This is the mildest corner of Ireland: further north and east of us today, spanning Cavan, Donegal and Wicklow, heavy snow is falling and temperatures are forecast to drop to minus 8 degrees C in the coming hours. The last real bit of snow in West Cork came along seven years ago but we weren’t here, then, to see it (image below of Nead an Iolair in 2010 courtesy of our neighbours Dietrich and Hildegard Eckardt with, below it, today’s view of the Cove seen from the house):

Whatever the weather, our cove has something to offer – and every day is guaranteed to bring a…

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Mrs Dillon 1892, Bantry Mrs Hadden Skibbereen (1816-1898), Funeral Attendances

West Cork History

Funeral Attendances of Mrs. Dillon, Bantry, and Mrs. Hadden, Skibbereen, West Cork.

The Dillons in Bantry were ‘well got’ with Mr. Dillon a Poor Law Guardian and possibly Master of the Workhouse. They may be connected to the Dillons of Clashadoo, Durrus who are buried in an enormous tomb in Moulivard Graveyard, the last of the family, Shaun was buried in the 1980s. he inherited a pub and substantial properties in Bantry from his aunts and was active in the late 1940s in Clann na Poblachta.

There was another prominent Dillon family in Bantry mid 18th century Protestants, whose daughter was married by a ‘Popish Priest’ to one of the Bantry Whites. He sought to marry another and this resulted in her lodging a caveat in the Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court in Cork.

Mrs Hadden may have been an Evans from Lissangle, Caheragh, daughter of William Esquire. She married an apothecary…

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Co. Cork, Magistrates 1838, From the Dublin Morning Register dated the 16th June, 1838 List of Magistrates for Co. Cork Richard Wallace Gould Adams Samuel Wallace Gould Adams Richard Oliver Aldworth, Newmarket St. Leger Aldworth, Newmarket Maskelyne Alcock, Rough Grove, Bandon Walter Allen Kyrle Allen Esq Lieutenant General Honourable Arthur Grove Annesley, Annes Grove, Castletown Roche Richard Ashe John M. Ashe Henry Baldwin, Bandon area Henry Baldwin M.D. ,Bandon William Baldwin Esq., Bandon James Earl of Bandon, Provost of the Town of Bandon Richard (White), Earl of Bantry Captain Bartholomew Edward Barry Edward Standish Barry M.P. James Redmond Barry, Fishery Commissioner, Glandore, William Barry Gerard Barry John Barder Esq Richard (White) Viscount, Berehaven Thomas Bell Adderley Beamish, Bandon Thomas Beamish Samuel Batt Esq Sir William Rickson Beecher Bart Richard Hedges Beecher Robert Tresilian Belcher, Bandon Arthur Beamish Bernard Esq Palace Anne, Murragh, Bandon Francis Viscount Bernard, Bandon Honourable William Smith Bernard, Bandon Isaacs Biggs, Bandon Thomas P. Boland Esq Captain Henry Bowles Richard Viscount Boyle Henry Bradwell Edward Broderick Jennett Brown Esq Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Burke Finneus Bury Esq Lord John Carbery (Evans-Freke), Castlefreke, Rosscarbery Sir William Chatterton Bart, Cork Daniel Clancy Esq Lieutenant Colonel Saint John Augustus Clerk Sir William H. Clerk Bart William Cook Collis Jnr. Charles Colthurst, Blarney John Bowen Colthurst, Blarney Charles Connell Daniel Connor, Manch, Dunmanway Francis Coppinger Thomas S. Coppinger Lawrence Corban Esq The Mayor of the City of Cork Chambre Corker, Innishannon Robert Courtney Jack Thomas Cramer George W.B. Creagh William Creagh Thomas Crooke Nicholas N. Cummins Esq Colonel William Samuel Curry John Cuthbert Thomas Cuthbert Achilles Daunt, Bandon George Achilles Daunt Esq Captain Alfred Davis Roger Green Davis Esq Sir Thomas Dean Knight Thomas Dennehy Abraham John Devonshire Esq Hayes Viscount Doneraile Richard Donovan, Fort Lodge, Durrus Thomas Dornam Richard Dowe Esq Charles Viscount, Dungarvan Admiral Henry Evans Eyre Evans Charles Evans William Viscount (Hare), Ennismore Joseph Capel Fitzgerald John Lionel Levine (Fleming?) George Foot Henry Befoot William Franks John Dean Freeman Joseph Dean Freeman Thomas George French Christopher Galwey Michael Galwey Jnr. Esq Major John Galwey John Bennett Gibbs, Macroom Robert Gibbons Herbert Gibbon Philip Harding William Harrington Thomas Harris John Hawkes John Hayes John Isaac Herd, Ballinhassig Matius Henley Thomas Hayfield William Henry Herrick William Hickey Junior Lieutenant Colonel Arundel Hill Richard Hill Esq Colonel William E. Muney Hodder George Hodder Esq Sir William Jackson Human [?] Arkbart Benjamin Hayes Holmes Esq Reverend Edward Hudson Thomas Hungerford, Clonakilty Edward Hunt Arthur Hutchins, Ballylickey Samuel Hutchins, Ballylickey John Hyde Junior John Caulfield Irvine Saint John Jeffries Charles Denham Orlando Jephson John Gore Jones Arthur Kelly Thomas C. Kearney Esq, Sovereign of the Town of Kinsale Viscount Robert Kingsborough (Kingston), Mitchelstown Honourable Robert King William Kirby Thomas Knolles Hugh Lawton Henry Leader John Leader Daniel Leahy Daniel Leahy Esq Cornelius Viscount, Lismore, William (Hare), Earl of Listowel John Longfield, Mallow Henry Longfield, Mallow Thomas Lucas Lyttleton Leicester Robert Maxwell Junior Edward Millet William Minher Henry Brazier Mitchell John Moloney Esq Reverend William Keogh Montgomery Edward S. Mullow Esq Stephen, Earl of Mt. Cashel Robert McCarthy Denis McCarty Gareth Nagle, Fermoy Richard Neville Nettles Robert Nettles William Henry Bert Newenham John Newenham Adam Newman Richard Nutter Cornelius O’Brien Denis O’Callaghan Timothy O’Donovan, O’Donovan’s Cove, Durrus Alexander O’Driscoll, Skibbereen Careus O’Grady De Courcy O’Grady, John O’Hea, Clonakilty Menus O’Keeffe John McCarthy O’Leary Eugene O’Neill M.D. Esq Captain Henry Parker Orrin Henry Parker Peard Samuel Penrose Esq, Cork Sir Anthony Perrier Knight Samuel Richard Perry Thomas Tarrott Maurice Power M.D. Pierce Power Frederick Pragnell John Lavellan Puxley, Allihies, Beara John B. Quinn David Reid Esq Lord William Riversdale (Tonson), Fermoy Michael Roberts Esq. Sir Thomas Roberts Bart James Joseph Roche Francis Roland John Thompson Rye Thomas R. Sarsfield, Cork Bernard Robert Shaw Esq. Henry, Earl of Shannon, Midleton William Lee Mull Sholton Thomas Somerville, Skibbereen John Smith Richard Smyth Henry Smyth James Splaine Robert Jones Stavely Esq, Cork Curlew William Greg Stuart Thomas Stubbs Francis Bernard Sweeney John Swete Edwin Taylor James Therry Esq. William Markets of Thomond Thomas Tobin Henry Townsend John Townsend James Morris Townsend, Skibbereen Richard Townsend, Skibbereen Richard Orpin Townsend Richard Townsend Samuel Townsend Esq. Colonel Robert Travers, Clonakilty Jonas Travers Henry Wallace John Cooke Wallace Nathaniel Webb Weir Thomas Weir John Borase Warren Esq. Augustus Warren Bart, Macroom John Warren John Webb L.L.D. John Wheeler Junior, Bandon John Hamilton White, Bantry, Richard White, Bantry William Wrixon John Michael Wrixon, Mayor of the Town of Youghal.

West Cork History

Co. Cork, Magistrates 1838, From the Dublin Morning Register dated the 16th June, 1838
List of Magistrates for Co. Cork

Any assistance welcome to verify names and locations

Some Cork Lawyers:

Richard Wallace Gould Adams
Samuel Wallace Gould Adams
Richard Oliver Aldworth, Newmarket
St. Leger Aldworth, Newmarket
Maskelyne Alcock, Rough Grove, Bandon
Walter Allen
Kyrle Allen Esq
Lieutenant General Honourable Arthur Grove Annesley, Annes Grove, Castletown Roche
Richard Ashe
John M. Ashe
Henry Baldwin, Bandon area
Henry Baldwin M.D. ,Bandon
William Baldwin Esq., Bandon
James Earl of Bandon, Provost of the Town of Bandon
Richard (White), Earl of Bantry
Captain Bartholomew Edward Barry
Edward Standish Barry M.P.
James Redmond Barry, Fishery Commissioner, Glandore,
William Barry
Gerard Barry
John Barder Esq
Richard (White) Viscount, Berehaven
Thomas Bell
Adderley Beamish, Bandon
Thomas Beamish
Samuel Batt Esq
Sir William Rickson Beecher Bart
Richard Hedges Beecher
Robert Tresilian Belcher, Bandon
Arthur Beamish Bernard…

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Thomas Saunders Cave, Rossbrin Manor, Schull, Mining Speculator Extraordinary, 1852 Owner of Ballycumisk, Cappagh, Horse Island, Castle Point Mines.,+The+Laurels,+Co.+Cork/@51.527578,-9.4902107,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x484598942ca7feb1:0x2600c7a819bb5462!8m2!3d51.5280476!4d-9.4844419?hl=en



Thomas Saunders Cave, Rossbrin Manor, Schull, Mining Speculator Extraordinary, 1852 Owner of Ballycumisk, Cappagh, Horse Island, Castle Point Mines.


Courtesy J. Brooke, 1991.  Extract p. 25 on

Various family members appear as book subscribers,

Gibson History of Cork 1861: Mrs. Cave. Rossbrin Manor,


Dr. Daniel Donovan, History Of Carbery, 1875:

Cave, Arthur Oriel, Rosbrin Manor, Schull, (3 copies)

Cave, Charles, 13th Regiment,


1876 Subscriber to Dr. Daniel O’Donovan’s History of Carbery, John Glasscott, Dublin Castle, (2 copies), mother, Wexford, Donovan, a Protestant sept of the O’Donovans originating in Carbery described by Dr. John O’Donovan as ‘Rabid Orangemen”

Subscribers Dr. Daniel Donovan, History of Carbery 1876.


Subscription lists often yield hidden connection either or extended families of by placing people’s original birthplace.


Died aged 37.  Son of Dr. Daniel O’Donovan.  Public lecture 1867 on Madeira, Lisbon, Jamaica Skibbereen. Died typhus.  Doctor, Royal Navy, Daniel, jun, North street  1876.


There were two O’Donovan medical families in Skibbereen Daniel Senior and Junior originally Clonakilty probably descended maternally from Clonakilty Deasys.  The other Dr. Daniel one of three brother from O’Donovan’s Cove in Durrus all Magistrates and  Landlords in Durrus and Caheragh.


All part of a complex extended family, highly political succeeded in ending tithes in Muintervara early 1830s and electing kinsman Rickard Deasy as M.P. He was later baron Deasy of Dublin Superior Court.  All share  direct lineage or by marriage to Alexander O’Donovan, Squince, Skibbereen, who died 1785 extremely wealthy in fishing, land and possibly smuggling.


Ahern, Walter, Inspector of Post Office, (4 copies)

Ahern, J. M.D., Cork

Allan, Rev. James,Creagh, Skibbereen, (2 copies)

Allan, Frederick, Munster Bank, Cork

Attridge, Mrs. Arthur, Skibbereen


Barry, James Redmond, Leeson Villa, Dublin and Glandore (25 copies)

Bantry, Earl of Seaview House, Bantry, (2 copies)

Becher, J.J., J.P., Castle Hyde, Fermoy

Becher, Richard, Stonewall Park, Kent,

Becher, Richard, J.P., Bellydevane, Clonakilty

The Honourable Colonel Bernard, Coolmain House, Bandon

Burke Henry, D.L., Lota Park, Cor

J.W. Burke, Solicitor, Cork

Bull, J.R., Blackrock, Cork

Byrne, J., R.I.C. Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Brougham, Rev. Henry, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny

Brophy, J. Skibbereen

Beechinor, J.D., Skibbereen

Butler, Miss, Drimoleague

Barry, G., New Mill, Rosscarbery

Beamish, Thomas, Kilmaloda, Drimoleague

Beamish, Thomas, Lahana

Brien, Joseph, The Hotel, Dunmanway


Casey, Robert, Solicitor, Montpelier House, Dublin, (5 copies)

Clerke, Aubrey St. J.B.L., Lincoln’s Inns, London (2 copies)

Clerk, John, Via del Serragli, florence, (2 copies)

Cave, Arthur Oriel, Rosbrin Manor, Schull, (3 copies)

Cave, Charles, 13th Regiment, (

Clarke, Charles, Skibbereen (2 copies)

Carson, Mrs. Coronea, Skibbereen (2 copies)

Carey, Richard, Munster Bank, Skibbereen

Coakley, William , Skibbereen

Collins, Miss, Skibbereen

Collins, Andrew, Skibbereen

Collins, Rev. D, P.P., Rath, Baltimore

Crowley, Rev. J., C.C., Caheragh

Cormack, Pierce, J.P., Lake View, Union Hall


Downing,McCarthy, M.P., D.L., Solicitor, Skibbereen, (5 copies)

Donovan, Rickard, Clerk of Crown (State Solicitor, first Catholic since 17th century), from Clonakilty, Crown Office, Cork, probably cousin of author. (2 copies)

Donovan, Florence, Somerfield House, Youghal

Donovan, John, Kilmountain, Castlemartyr

Donovan, Rev. Jeremiah,P.P., Aughadown, Skibbereen,

Donovan, John, Caheragh

Donovan, Daniel, Relieving Officer, Bantry

Dennehy, Mrs., Skibbereen

Downes,Thomas, Solicitor, Skibbereen (3 copies)

Donegan, Daniel, Solicitor, Cork

Deasy, REv. J. C.C., Union Hall

Denroche, James, Skibbereen

Downing, Francis, Solicitor, Killarney, may be brother of Skibbereen Solicitor

Dennehy, Henry, Very Rev., Canon, P.P., Kanturk

D’Ace, E.A.., Fermoy

Deasy, Miss, Ringmeen, Queenstown (Cobh)

Davis, Rev. Charles,C.C., Castletownsend, later involved in Baltimore Fishing Industry and Industrial School

  1. Doherty, Solicitor, Bandon, family Land Agents to Lord Bandon

Eames, J. M.D., Eglinton Asylum, Cork

Emerson, Rev., Edward., B.D., Coolkilure, Dunmanway, Coolkelure Church. It was built in 1869 so he was the first rector.


Furlong, Mrs., Newcastle, Co. Tipperary (2 copies)

Finn, Rev., J. P.P., Newcastle, Co. Tipperary

Fitzmaurice, F.,Solicitor, Dunmanway

Ferguson, Robert, Q.C., Upper Mount St., Dublin, sometimes appears at Cork trials of period

French, Sampson, Cuskinny, (Cobh?), Co. Cork

Furlong, Mrs.J. Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, may be related to one of the Furlongs, maiden name Evanson, Durrus

Fanin, Messrs and Co., Grafton St, Dublin probably medical suppliers


Hill, Rev. P. Administrator, C.C., Skibbereen, (3 copies)

Hadden, David, M.D., Skibbereen, (2 copies)

Hadden, David, Junior, M.D.,  

John Hadden, M.D. Lincolnshire

Hadden, Provincial Bank, Cork

Heas, P., M.D., (possibly O’Hea), Clonakilty

Harvey, J., M.D., Cork

Hely, John, Glenshelane, Waterford

Humphries, George, Glanmire, Cork

Hegarty, Rev., J,  SS Peter and Paul, Cork

Harris, B, Munster Nak, Mitchelstown

Henry, Michael, M.P., Kylemore castle, Co.Galway (2 Copies)

Hicks, J., M.D., Schull, Co.Cork, (2 copies)

Hutchins, Arthur, J.P, Bantry

Hayes, J., The Mill, Lurriga, Skibbereen

Hore, Mrs., Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Hungerford, B.B., J.P., Ballyrisard, Skibbereen

Hennessy, John, T.C., Skibbereen

Hennessy, Rev, C.., Sherkin


Johnston, J., M.D., 2, Park View, Cork (2 copies)

Jenkins, Mrs. Kinsale

Joyce, John, Cork

Jervois ,Sampson, Skibbereen (3 copies)


John Glasscott, Dublin Castle, (2 copies), mother Wexford Donovan, a Protestant sept of the O’Donovans originating in Carbery described by Dr. John O’Donovan as ‘rabid Orangemen”


Gallwey, Thomas, Glenbourne, Glanmire, Co. Cork, (4 copies)

Gallwey, Mrs., Kinsale, Co.Cork

Gallwey, Miss, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Gallwey, Denis, J.P., Greenfield, Clonakilty, Gallwey, Henry, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Gallwey, William, D.L., Tramore, Co. Waterford

Goodman, Rev. J., Glebe, Skibbereen, (2 copies), uilleann pipe player, Professor of Irish, T.C.D., native Irish speaker

Guns, Hugh, M.,  Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

Gillman, Mrs.The Retreat,Clonakilty


Keating, J., Hotel Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Kingston, Rev. P., C.C., Clonakilty, The Catholic Kingstons tended to be labourers/ working class – most likely the descendants of Kingstons that were disinherited when they ‘turned’. Not all, of course – there were a number of reasonably prosperous farmers from Drimoleague.

  1. Kelleher, Clonakilty


Levis, Dr., Glenview, Skibbereen (2 copies)

Leader, Rev. T., Ballyclough, Mallow, (2 copies)

Leonard, J., M.D., North Earl St., Dublin


Newman, Henry, J.P., Betsboro, Skibbereen

Notter, Mrs.T. Skibbereen, descendants of German Palatine Protestants in Crookhaven c 1620


The O’Donovan, Lissard, Skibbereen (5 copies)

O’Connor, Denis, M.D., Camden Place, Cork, (5 copies)

O’Hea, Henry, B.L., Dublin (5 copies)

O’Hea, Right Rev. R.C. Bishop of Ross, Skibbereen, (5 copies)

O’Donovan, Miss, Leeson Villa, dublin

O’Keeffe, Rev., C., P.P., Drimolegue

O’Sullivan, REv., J., C.C., Rosscarbery

O’Regan, Rev., P., P.P., Schull (2 copies)

O’Brien, Rev. C.C., Skibbereen (2 copies)

O’Driscoll, Summer Hill, Cork, (2 copies)

O’Grady Standish, B.L., 1 Upper Pembroke St., Dublin

O’Donoghue, W. P., Dublin

O’Byrne, REv., W. S., O.S.A., Cork

O’Leary, Rev., J., C.C., Cape clear

O’Sullivan, Rev., D., C. C. Kilcoe

O’Hea, Mrs, Clonakilty

O’Donovan, J., M.D., Leinster Road, Kingstown, probably later Chairman Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) U.D.C, plaque to him on Pavilion Theatre

O’Sullivan, S., M.D.,Camden Place, Cork

O’Grady, Rev., W.W., Rector, Drimoleague

O’Keeffe, J., M.D., Spike Island  Co. Cork (British Navy Base)

O’Sullivan, P. Ballymena, Co. Wexford

O’Connolly, Dr.James, Durrus, Bantry

O’Flaherty, Peter New Ross, Enniscorthy, co.Wexford

O’Shea, J., National Teacher, Drimoleague

O’Neill, Gorey, Co. Wexford

O’Callaghan, James, R.I.C., Drimoleague

O’Hea, P., Solicitor, Skibbereen


Prendergast, James, J.P., Ardfinna Castle, Co. Tipperary

Palmer, Elliott, Day Place, Tralee, (2 copies)

Philips, James, Bandon Arms Hotel, Durrus, Bantry, The Philips arrived in Durrus when Lord Bandon recovered estate from Evansons c 1850. One of the descendants Kathleen Dukelow gifted the village funds to build Philips Green community centre c 2005.


Reidy, Maurice, Castle Island, Co.Kerry

Robinson, George, J.P., Coronea, Skibbereen

Ronayne, J., M.P., Ring Ronain, Queenstown (Cobh)

Riordan, J. Brighton Villas, Cork, (2 copies)

Reordan, Mrs, Townsend St., Skibbereen

Riordan Thomas, B.L., Lower Mount St. Dublin

Raycroft (Roycroft), J., Townsend St., Skibbereen


Somerville, Colonel J.P., Castletownshend, Co, Cork

Somerville,James, M.D., Union Hall, Cork

Somerville, D.A., Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Somerville, Thomas, J.P., The Prairie, Schull

Sullivan, A.M., M.P., Dublin, (3 copies) one of political ‘Bantry Gang’ with Tim Healy, William Martin Murphy

Sullivan, D. B., B.L., dublin

St. Lawrence, Mrs, Castletownsend (2 copies)]

Starkie, William, Resident Magistrate Queenstown

Swanton, Robert, Ballybawn, Ballydehob

Swanton, James Hutchinson, probably Carrisbrook House, Pembroke Road, Dublin.  Leading Skibbereen Methodist owner Rineen Mills, mines with McNamaras, shipping, major land owner

Sheehy,M., Junior, Skibbereen

Sheehy,T, The Square,  Skibbereen

Sheehan, Miss, Post Office, leap

Starkey, William, M.D., Dublin, family probably from Rosscarbery

Stokes, William Day, J.P., Tralee, Co. Kerry probably descendant of Judge Day 18th century Judge from Tralee

Sweney, Owen, Fareen conner, Castletownsend

Shipsey, J,., Cape Clear, probably of Catholic branch of an original Quaker family

Sullivan, J. Poor Law Guardian, Union Hall

Sheehan, Very Rev., Canon, p.p., Bantry


Townsend, John, J.P., Glandore

Troy, Rev., R., P.P., Castletownsend

Thacker, J., Molesworth Place, Dublin, possibly Joseph Thacker was an Anglican priest in the nineteenth century, most notably Archdeacon of Ossory from 1860[1] until his death in 1883.[2]

Taylor, Mrs. Greenmount, Skibbereen


Waldo, Edward, M., Stonewall Park, Kent, (Becher relation?)

Walter, Henry, St. George’s hall, Liverpool

Wilson, Dr., Lower Baggot., St, Dublin

Wright, George, B.L., Lower Baggot St., may be from Clonakilty legal and landlord family

Wright, Henry, Solicitor, Clonakilty

Wade, Robert, M.D., Great Brunswick St., Dublin

Welply, Upton House, Upton, (2 copies) Most West Cork Welplys are McCarthy names and religion changed to inherit lands.

Wise, Charles, Rochestown, Co. Tipperary

Walsh, John, Roosogh, Skibbereen, (2 copies)

Walsh, J, Loriga, Skibbereen, (2 copies)


Original Publication 1876 republished Tower Books, Cork c 1970s


1876 Subscriber to Dr. Daniel O’Donovan’s History of Carbery, John Glasscott, Dublin Castle, (2 copies), mother, Wexford, Donovan, a Protestant sept of the O’Donovans originating in Carbery described by Dr. John O’Donovan as ‘Rabid Orangemen”



In the Grave papers (bought by Rev. Graves, Kilkenny from John O’Donovan’s widow) Royal Irish Academy Dr. John O’Donovan n the 1840s was trying to trace the O’Donovan and their varou sbranches.  He was intrigued as to when the Wexford Branch left West Cork.


Glascott family History

nne Beata (Glascott) O’Donnavan

Birth: 19 May 1832, at 17 Leeson Street, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland


Father: John Glascott


Mother: Mary (Donovan) Glascott


Married: William John (Donovan) O’Donnavan on 10 October 1872, in New Ross district, county Wexford, Ireland

William was Anne’s first cousin. He was born on 9 June 1832, the son of William Donovan and Elizabeth Dallas. William Donovan, of Tomnalosset, was the son of Richard Donovan and Anne Richards, and the brother of Anne’s mother, Mary (Donovan) Glascott. William was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating B.A. in 1855, LL.B in 1859 (both in the name William John Donovan) and LL.D. in 1860 in the name William John O’Donnavan. He was a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, elected on 8 May 1865 (Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy vol 9 p224)and the Royal Dublin Society, elected in 1874 (Kerry cattle herd book p48). William’s name change from his father’s Donovan was deliberate, and presumably occurred between 1859, when William was awarded the degree of LL.B. in the name of Donovan and 1860 when he graduated LL.D. in the name O’Donnavan.

The Topographical Poems of John O’Dubhagain and Giolla-na-naomh O’Huidhrin p40 (A. Thom, 1862):

Morgan William O’Donovan, Esq., of Montpelier, in the county of Cork, has not only re-assumed the O’, which his ancestors had rejected for many generations, but has styled himself “the O’Donovan,” chief of his name, being the next of kin to the last acknowledged head of that family, the late General Richard O’Donovan, of Bawnlahan, whose family became extinct in the year 1841. His example in resuming the O’ has been followed by Timothy O’Donovan, Esq., of O’Donovan’s Cove, in the county of Cork, head of a very ancient sept of the same family, and by William John O’Donnavan, a junior member of the Wexford Clan-Donovan.


Members Ballineen, West Cork,  Agricultural Society 1845-7

Members Ballineen, West Cork,  Agricultural Society 1845-7


These records were transcribed in 1946 by T. Shea and published in the 1946 issue of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.  It was based on the record lent to him by William Daunt of Deriga House, Ballineen.  His uncle Mr. Daunt was secretary of the Society and presumable maintained the records including the townland of the member.

Landlords have enjoyed a bad press in Ireland,.  However n West Cork, some and their agent were anxious to promote modern agriculture, new crops, selective breeding, instructors.  The various Agricultural Societies normally have a large Landlord representation.



Conner, possibly not a member but gave speeches.  The Conners/Connor/O’Connors were agents for the Devonshire Estate but dismissed for alleged malpractice in granting favourable leases to relations.  The family may be a scion of the ancient irish O’Conor family or London merchants Conner.  Over the years individuals were involved in civil affairs some loyalist some nationalist. The line survives through the Fawcetts


Aghyohill, Clonakilty


Pat Walsh, family there 1946


Ardkillen, Enniskeane


  1. Crowley, family there 1946
  2. Deasy,  family gone 1946
  3. Hurley,  family there 1946
  4. Hurley,  family there 1946
  5. Mahony,  family there 1946

Jeremiah Mahony,  family there 1946

  1. Sullivan,  family there 1946
  2. Sullivan,  family there 1946


Ardkitt, Enniskeane


..  O’Donovan, family there 1946




  1. Crowley, family there 1946

John Culnane, family there 1946

  1. Daunt, family gone 1946
  2. Fuller, family gone 1946

…  Godsell, family gone 1946

  1. Jagoe, family gone 1946

John Schofield, family gone 1946




Lord Viscount Bandon, family gone 1946

Hon, H. B. Bernard, family gone 1946

Hon, Rev. C. B. Bernard, family gone 1946

Mr. Thomas


Kilountain, Bandon


Pearse Appelbe,  family there 1946

…  Barrett, family gone 1946


Knocks, Ballinascarty


…. Bateman, family gone 1946

John Brien

  1. Buckley
  2. McCarthy
  3. McCarthy

James O’Donovan

  1. Sullivan


Garranelahan, Ballinascarthy


John Donovan   


Gerah, Macroom?


…. Donovan, family there 1946


Gortenroe, Macroom?


  1. Daunt,  family gone 1946
  2. Daunt,   family gone 1946


Keel, Innishannon


…  Brennan,   family gone 1946

  1. Kelleher,   family gone 1946
  2. Kiely,   family gone 1946


Keelnameala, Ballineen


  1. Wood,   family gone 1946
  2. Wood,  family gone 1946


Kilmacsimon, Bandon


Thomas Flynn, family gone 1946

… Harrington, family gone 1946

Pat Sullivan, family gone 1946


Keelnarovanagh, Maconleigh, Macroom


Sam Bateman,  family gone 1946

  1. Desmond, family there 1946

… Hurley, family there 1946

James Kent, family there 1946

…de Long

T .Woods, family gone 1946


… Warrington

Pat Sullivan


Kildarra, Bandon


  1. Teape, family there 1946




..  Bateman,

.. Horrigan, family gone 1946

.. Hennigan, family gone 1946

  1. Leary, family gone 1946
  2. Murphy, family there 1946
  3. Sealy, family gone 1946


Moneygaff, Coppeen


  1. Buttimer, family there 1946

Jer Crowley, family there 1946

Pat Connelly, family gone 1946

..  Griffin, family gone 1946

Richard Hurley, family there 1946

James Leary, family there 1946

  1. Mahony, family there 1946
  2. Mahony, family there 1946
  3. Murphy, family there 1946
  4. Nyhan, family there 1946
  5. Shorten, family there 1946
  6. Shorten, family there 1946

Tim Sullivan, family there 1946

  1. Sullivan, family there 1946

Redmond Walsh, family gone 1946


Phale, Ballineen


Lord Carbery (Freke/Evans also in Castlefreke extensive estates in Clonakilty, Ballydehob, Durrus), family gone 1946


Raharoon, Bandon/Kilbrittain


  1. Brennan, family there 1946

.. Walsh, family there 1946


Shanaway, Ballineen


Thomas Clerk, family gone 1946

… Hurley, family gone 1946

Owen McCarthy, family gone 1946

  1. Manning, family gone 1946

..  Nyhan, family gone 1946

… Perrott, family gone 1946

… Sealy, family gone 1946

  1. Sheehan, family gone 1946
  2. Sheehan, family gone 1946
  3. Sheehan, family gone 1946

… Williams, family gone 1946




… Brien, family there 1946

  1. Sullivan, family there 1946


Slaveen, Clonakilty


… Bennett,  family gone 1946

… Casey


Knockaneady, Ballineen


.. Schofield, family gone 1946


Knockroe, Innishannon


Tomes, Macroom


  1. Buckley, family there 1946




Rev. Robert Meade (Meades one of the ancient families of Cork),  family gone 1946




  1. Buckley
  2. Duane
  3. Murphy


Ballymountain, Innishannon


…  Falvey,  family gone 1946


Ballyowrane, Caheragh


An outlier of The Western Bandon Estate


  1. Crowley, family there 1946
  2. Crowley, family there 1946, the Ballyourane  Crowleys were among the largest tenant farmers in Carbery.  Jerry and James Crowley of North St., Skibbereen Apothecaries, 1810s on  probably of that line. DNA connects to Beechers, Evans, Young.
  3. Donoghue, family there 1946

Con Driscoll, family there 1946

John Driscoll, family there 1946

  1. Hurley, family there 1946
  2. Keohane, family there 1946

Dan MacCarthy, family there 1946

  1. MacCarthy, as transcribed, family there 1946
  2. MacCarthy, family there 1946

… Mahony (c 1850 some of the Crowleys and O’Mahonys are moved to Ahagouna, Durrus,  as Lord Bandon recovers Durrus estate), family there 1946

  1. Sullivan, family there 1946


Ballytrasna, Kilmurray


… Gash,  family gone 1946

  1. Kelleher, family there 1946
  2. Lyons, family there 1946

George Wiseman,  family gone 1946


Bohana, Clonakilty


  1. Buttimer, family there 1946

George Moore,  family gone 1946




John Hurley, family there 1946




Miss Alexander (a visitor may be related to Co.Tyrone family at Caledon)


Carrigroe, Enniskeane,/Ballinascarthy


  1. Crowley, family there 1946

James Keeffe,  family gone 1946

  1. Long,  family gone 1946
  2. Quirke,  family gone 1946
  3. Quirke,  family gone 1946
  4. Quirke,  family gone 1946




… Lysaght,  family gone 1946


Castlebernard, Bandon


..  Bell,  family gone 1946

..   Smith,  family gone 1946


Castletown, Dunmanway?


  1. Appelbe, family gone 1946
  2. Chinnery, family there 1946
  3. Cummins, family gone 1946
  4. Fuller, family gone 1946
  5. Fuller, family gone 1946

Thomas Godsell, family gone 1946

…  Moore, family there 1946

  1. Noonan, family gone 1946
  2. Northridge, family gone 1946.  Dunmanway Northridges reputed to come from Ballinascarty. When they moved they took two Deasy brothers, Ploughmen with them said to be origin of Dunmanway Deasys
  3. Shorten, family gone 1946
  4. Swanton, family gone 1946

..  Wood, family gone 1946


Curragh, Kilmurray


  1. Donoghue, family there 1946


Church Hill


… Longfield, family gone 1946


Clodagh, probably Kilmurray


Denis MacCarthy, family there 1946

Denis Murphy,  family there 1946




  1. H. Appelby,  family there 1946




… Costello, family gone 1946

… Damery,  family there 1946

Dan Hurley,  family there 1946




  1. Murphy, family there 1946




James Collins, family gone 1946

John Collins, family gone 1946

  1. Hurley, family gone 1946




John Culnane,  family there 1946

John Smith, family gone 1946


Derrygra, Enniskeane


  1. Burchill, family gone 1946
  2. Crowley, family there 1946

..  Daunt, family there 1946

John Harris, family gone 1946

John Sullivan,  family gone 1946

Tim Sullivan,  family gone 1946


Dromduff, possibly Manch


… Kearney, family there 1946




General Shouldom, (Landlord), family gone 1946, Shouldoms descend from Shouldam/McCarthy wherein Shouldham acquired part of McCarthy Dunmanway Estates,  she appears shortly after in the Convert Rolls

  1. Shouldom, family gone 1946

Mrs. Shouldom, family gone 1946




  1. Halliburton, family gone 1946

Rev. Mr. Sherrard, family gone 1946

.. Therane, family gone 1946


Farran, Macroom


… Murray, family there 1946


Gaggin, Bandon


  1. Tanner, family gone 1946


1847, Irish Speaking Among Protestants in the Bandon Valley, Co.Cork.,+Ballineen+and+Enniskean,+Co.+Cork/@51.7355551,-8.9573658,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4844f93aec66aa55:0xd8b7a842d560bc7f!8m2!3d51.735556!4d-8.948611?hl=en



1847, Irish Speaking Among Protestants in the Bandon Valley.

It might be noted that later in the century most people in West Cork still continued to speak Irish but through the medium of the English language.


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George Victor Du Noyer at the Crawford Gallery

Roaringwater Journal

I had been aware of George Victor Du Noyer’s antiquarian drawings from my days as a student, but that did not prepare me for the Du Noyer exhibition currently running at the Crawford – it’s nothing short of breathtaking. Du Noyer, it turns out, was far far more than an antiquarian: he was a nineteenth century Renaissance man, artistic, talented, curious, scientific and learned in equal proportions. Stones, Slabs and Seascapes is curated by Peter Murray (recently retired director of the Crawford) and co-curated by Petra Coffey of the Geological Survey.  If you do nothing else this winter, get to Cork to see this exhibition!

I’ve decided to annotate the images with quotes in italics (image follows quote) from the outstanding exhibition catalogue which is a collection of essays, each written from a slightly different perspective. I’ve tried to show representative samples of Du Noyer’s work, mostly from the exhibition…

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