Walls and gate remnant of Estate of Timothy O’Donovan Esquire, O’Donovan’s Cove (Kealties) Durrus, West Cork.  In ruins by 1875.


Extended o’Donovn family:

Evidence of Timothy O’Donovan to Parliamentary Enquiry on Fishing Industry.

O’Donovan Genealogy Ardahill (Kilcrohane) and Fort Lodge

Dr John O’Donovan traces the decent of the O’Donovans back to Eoghan Taidhleach pre 166 A.D. in his appendix to the Annals of the Four Masters.

Keadagh More, (a gentleman of great stature, bodily strength, and military abilities) sons Daniel and Rickard
Rickard’s son Daniel married Eleanor, daughter of Mac Fineen Duff (O’Sullivan) by Elizabeth only daughter of Captain Richard O’Donovan of Bawnlahan, their son was Keadagh.
Keadagh O’Donovan, of Inchaclough Bantry (later part of the White Estate) on 1843. His only surviving son was Timothy who was married to the daughter of Daniel O’Sullivan of Reendonegan near Bantry by the sister of Daniel O’Connell.
Tim O’Donovan 1794-12th May 1844 at Ardahill House, near Bantry reported in the Cork Constitution 12th May 1844. Presumably his father was Ceadach or Keady born prob mid 1700s.

14 March 1824, Bantry Parish Register, Timothy O’Donovan – Mary Sullivan (of Reendonegan POK), witnesses Daniel Sullivan and Alex McCarthy. Her mother Hanora O’Connell b.1774 was the sister of Daniel O’Connell.
Mary 18 Jan 1825, Roscaragh, Cady O’Donovan Ellen O’Connell, died aged 19, Ursuline Convent, Cork May 1844.
Alex (Master Sandy) 30 Oct 1827, Roscaragh, Rev. R Walsh, Julia O’Donovan,
Catherine 20 May 1829, Ardahill, Daniel O’Donovan Matilda Sullivan, who married Richard Maybury, Attorney, Cahir Lodge, Kerry.
Timothy 3 May 1830, Ardahill, Richard and Elizabeth O’Donovan
Jane 19 Aug 1831, Ardahill, Daniel O’Donovan Ellen O’Sullivan
Julia 8 Jan 1833, Ardahill, John Atteridge Matilda Sullivan
Ellen 10 Feb 1834, Ardahill, Phillip O’Donovan Ellen O’Sullivan, died unmarried without reaching 21.
Timothy 26 April 1835, Ardahill, Rev Chris Freeman Elisha O’Sullivan
Elizabeth 7 June 1836,, Ardahill, Keady O’Donovan Maria O’Donovan
Richard 1 Oct 1837, Ardahill, Daniel O’Donovan Maria O’Donovan. One of the boys was called William.
Martha/Matilda 17 July 1840 Ardahill, Sandy Donovan Catherine Donovan.

Timothy O’Donovan was the executor of the will of Daniel McCarthy, Gurtnascreena, 1826 and died, aged 50 at his house in Ardahill according to the Cork Constitution of 12 May 1844, the same evening as his daughter Mary at the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Cork aged 19. Master Sandy and Master Dan were the last of the Ardahill O’Donovans, it is unclear if one of the above males was also known as Dan or if there was another child. They were cousins of the O’Donovans of Lisheens House, Ballincollig, and Cork.
In his will Timothy O’Donovan 8th April 1843 left his interest in lands at Ardahill and Glanally to his son Daniel and lands at Rahfegeen to his son Alexander. He made provision for his daughters; Daniel and Alexander later disposed of their interest in the lands to James O’Connell, Beach, Bantry, who may have been a relation through their maternal grandmother.

Fort Lodge and O’Donovan’s Cove
Dr. John O’Donovan relies on information of John Collins, Myross and says that Teige is a neat kinsman of the Chief Teigue but remarks that the near decent had not yet been proven.
Teige O’Donovan of Gorteeniher, father of
Diarmuid O’Donovan surnamed An Eich, i.i. of the steed, father of
Jeremiah O’Donovan of Caheragh, father of
Timothy O’Donovan of Ballaghadoon married a McCarthy
Richard O’Donovan of Kilmacabea married Elizabeth O’Donovan sister of James O’Donovan of Reenogreny and Alexander O’Donovan of Squince.
In 1754 Timothy O’Donovan was a student at the University of Toulouse where on the 15th July of that year he vanquished the most famous swordsman in France. He married Eleanor McCarthy, daughter of Florence McCarthy of Gortnascreena by Jane O’Driscoll daughter of O’Driscoll of Creagh. They had two sons, his heir Richard and Daniel a Lieutenant in the English Service who may have been the person who in March 1835.
March 1835, died lately at Bantry D.D.O’Donovan,. He was on half pay from the 27th. Regiment and was probably the last survivor of the Irish Brigade. After the French Revolution the Irish Brigade officers were permitted to join the British Army

Richard O’Donovan married Jane daughter of Alexander O’Donovan, Squince, and the representative of O’Donovan of Reenogreny. He was reputed to be of great hospitality and worth £2,000 a year. The children were:

Daniel O’Donovan, M.D. of Skibbereen

Richard O’Donovan, of Fort Lodge (about half a mile upland from O’Donovan’s Cove)

Timothy O’Donovan (husband of Maria Rogers) born 1790, died without surviving male issue 16 March 1874, (Burke’s Peerage p.528) and was succeeded by his nephew Richard, son of Richard of Fort Lodge, J.P. by his wife Maria. He is mentioned in a lease relating to Tobin of Whiddy Island as the father of William of O’Donovan’s Cove 1852.

Durrus parish Register
2 Aug 1819, Timothy O’Donovan – Maria Rogers, witnesses Richard and Daniel Donovan. In the Paddy O’Keeffe Papers  (Cork Archive) there is a letter to him from Seosamh O Muirthille S.J. 19th June 1958, St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, suggesting that Maria Rogers was the daughter of Joseph Rogers M.D. and Mary L’Avallyn one of the co-heiresses of Philip L’Avallyn, Esq of Waterpark in the County of Cork. POK also states that the O’Sullivan Foc or MacFaugh were also known as the Ruari or Rogers. children:

Mary 29 Feb 1821, Glanlough Daniel Donovan Mary McCarthy, died 28 Aug 1849.
Timothy 3 May 1822, Glanlough Daniel and Dorothea O’Donovan
Jane 29 Feb 1824, Glanlough, Charles McCarthy Jane Donovan
Ellen 13 Sept 1825, Glanlough, Richard O’Donovan Judith Sullivan
William 2 May 1827, Glanlough, Richard Blair Jane O’Donovan
Catherine 28 Aug 1828, Glanlough, Richard Blair Jane Baldwin
Daniel 23 Jan 1832, Donovan’s Cove, Jer O’Sullivan Mary O’Donovan.
Richard, Junior, married Anne Fitzgerald daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald, Merchant, Cork by Catherine McCarthy daughter of McCarthy of Woodview and niece ot Daniel O’Connell M.P., he had one son Timothy.

John Barrett, son of John Barrett, Kilmichael, Co. Cork married Mary, daughter of Richard O’Donovan, O’Donovan’s Cove (C.H.&A.J. JCHAS Vol XI 1905, p.71), John Edward Barrett J.P., Carriganass, nephew of John above. John Edward Barrett married daughter of William O’Sullivan, Carriganass Castle.
Tradition has it that when O’Donovan left Glanlough he lived at Ahakista House now demolished (this was located near tin pub), near the then P.P. house (haunted). Timothy left Glanlough 1828-1832 (POK)
15 Oct 1833, Richard second son of O’Donovan of the Cove married Maria O’Sullivan.
Tadgh O Donnabhain, Kilcrohane said that Miss Katty’s brother married daughter of Maurice Óg and was thrown out and went to USA.

Richard O’Donovan – Mary (Maria) O’Sullivan, ‘at Keamatringane House, Berehaven, on the 13th October 1833 by the Rev. Ml. Devine P.P. Richard O’Donovan of Fort Lodge, Co. Cork, second son of Late Richard O’Donovan of O’Donovan’s Cove, Esq. to Maria lovely daughter of the late Morty O’Sullivan of Coolach and Reane (Reen?) and sister of the present head of the Clan Sullivan. By their marriage the ancient honourable and distinguished house of O’Donovan Carbery and O’Sullivan Bere are linked together, the mailed hand is now bound to protect and succour the gentle robin’ (Cork Constitution). Morty O’Sullivan’s father was John of Coulagh (his father also John of the same address) and his mother was Maria daughter of John Segerson
. From Durrus parish Register Children:
Maria 10 May 1835 Tullig Richard O’Donovan Hanora Sullivan
Richard 4 June 1836 Fort Lodge John Sullivan Mary Baldwin
Timothy 20 June 1843 Tullig William Donovan Anne O’Donovan
Catherine (Miss Katty) 31 May 1846, Tullig, Daniel and Mary Sullivan, died 1928 buried in Durrus Chapel yard with her cousin Jane Blair.
Finn’s journal 2nd May 1782, ‘Died Thomas Donovan of North Lowerton near Skibereen left the bulk of his large fortune to Rev Mr Walsh co-adjutor to parish of Schull and his well chosen library of thousands of volumes, gold watch and gold repeater to Rev. Jas. Crowley, P.P. of above parish’ (POK). Is this father Walsh the one who baptised the Ardahill O’Donovans?