No trace apart from the wall and gates remain of the substantial house of O’Donovan. It is visible on the Ordnance Survey Historical map:
1874, Death at 85 of Timothy O’Donovan, J.P., Esq, O’Donovan Cove, Durrus, West Cork, The Last Survivor of the Ancient House of O’Donovan Bawn or Clann Cahill, Justice of the Peace since 1818, and other O’Donovans of Landlord Family of Fort Lodge and Kilcrohane.
A fair amount of his original correspondence with Dr. John O’Donovan is in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin.
He was involved in the Election of Rickard Deasy Q.C in 1855:
O’Donovan Genealogy Ardahill (Kilcrohane), the Ardahill, Kilcrohane family probably originate Dunmanway c 1740 not related to the O’Donovan of The Cove. and Fort Lodge
Dr John O’Donovan traces the descent of the O’Donovans back to Eoghan Taidhleach pre 166 A.D. in his appendix…
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