Coolkellure House, 1865, for Colonel Shuldham, Dunmanway, West Cork.

The Dunmanway Shouldham estate originates in the early 18th century marriage of Shouldham from North Kerry, Solicitor General for Ireland and Miss McCarthy she bringing the Mccarthy Estate to the union.  Shortly after she appears in the Convert Rolls.   The Shouldham had the Galweys of Enniskeane probably also associated with the McCarthys as land agents.


The Shouldham graves at the church they build have large Celtic Crosses.


Captain Edmund Anderson Shuldham, Coolkelure, Dunmanway, listed 1854, A.D.C. to Lord Lieutenant,  subscriber 1861 to Smith’s History of Cork.  3 Jan 1846 Report by EW Shuldham [visiting committee], stating that he found the house ‘in excellent order’, and referring to the moving of female patients downstairs owing to the storm, to the employment of school boys in turning potatoes, and to ‘great damp admitted under both towers’.Niece Georgina, Countess of Bandon.  Built Coolkelure Church, Dunmanway, 1865.  Dunmanway Shouldhams descend from Shouldham/McCarthy marriage c 1720. Land record,  Major Shuldham, 1870, 13,039  acres.

Leopold Shuldham 1856, Coolkelure, Dunmanway, Resident

William Lemuel Shuldham Esq., Coolkelure, Dunmanway.  Listed 1835.  1833 Grand Jury Inspector with Hungerford into Ballydehob Dispensary.   Sitting Dunmanway 1835, Refusal to convict those accused of firing at Orange Parade in Dunmanway regarded as partisan.  1835 Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.  In the chancel of Dunmanway Church s a handsome 3-light window, presented by the late O’Donovan, D.L., as a memorial of his brother-in-law, William Lemuel Shuldham, and his wife. There are mural tablets to the Cox family and others.  Reverend Morgan Ó Donovan; born 1769; M.A., T.C.D.; Rector of Dunderrow, County Cork; s. as The Ó Donovan on the death of General Richard Ó Donovan (ancestor of the present Colonel The Ó Donovan) in 1829. He married, November, 1795, Alicia, daughter of William Jones, Esquire, of Cork, and had issue two sons (for whom see Burke’s Landed Gentry) and a daughter, Eleanor, who married, 1839, William Lemuel Shuldham, son of Arthur Lemuel Shuldham, of Dunmanway, County Cork, and of Deerpark, County Devon (Kings’ Dragoon Guards; Lieut.-Colonel East Devon Yeomanry Cavalry; D.L. for County Down), and of his first wife, Catherine Maria, daughter of Sir William Anderson, 6th Bart., of Broughton, and Lea Hall, County Lincoln.

Lieutenant-General Shouldham (1810-, Coolkelure, Dunmanway, daughter Catherine m 1852, Percy Freke Evans, 7th Baron.







Courtesy Architectural heritage of west Cork, 2011.

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