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Doonane, Co.Tipperary

  


Humphrys ancestral farm.
Doonane townland (341 acres), Killoscully par, NE of Newport, Co.Tipperary.
On slopes of Keeper Hill. Not far from Co.Limerick border. See map.

Humphrys are not yet listed there in [Civil Survey, 1654].
Barony of Arra and Owny, commission given 2 June 1654, inquisition held 20 Aug 1654, parishes of "Killoskully", "Killniragh" and "Killmillane".
This lists the following as the owners of "Downane", an area of 1 ploughland or 146 acres. All "Irish papists".
  • Connell Ryan, of Downane, Gent.
  • Edmond Ryan, of Downane, Gent.
  • Rory mc Owen mc Cragh, of Downane, gt.
  • Daniell mc Phillipp mc Cragh, of Curraghduffe.

["A Census of Ireland, circa 1659", published Dublin, 1939] shows 3 Irish persons living in Doonane. Lists names. No Humphrys.

Doonane was home of William Humphrys (born 1724), as shown by his grave.






Entry for Doonane in [Tithe Survey, 1827].
"William Humphreys" holds 80 acres (60 acres of 2nd quality land and 20 acres of 3rd quality land).
From here.



Entries for Doonane on p.48 of [Griffiths Valuation, 1848].
From askaboutireland.ie.
Oddly, this shows four small houses. Whereas the map seems to show one big house.
It has plots of land without houses, or houses without land.
Only a single plot has both a house and land (plot 6, occupied by "Widow Humphreys").



Entries for Doonane on p.66 of [Griffiths Valuation, 1850].
From askaboutireland.ie.



Unfortunately, the map linked to [Griffiths Valuation] at askaboutireland.ie does not match the plot numbers in the text.
The map only shows a single plot in Doonane - plot 1.



The only house marked in Doonane townland in 1829 to 1842 map.
Not confirmed if this is the Humphrys house.



The same house. The only house marked in Doonane townland in 1887 to 1913 map.
Not confirmed if this is the Humphrys house.



Satellite view of the same site today.
Not confirmed if this is the Humphrys house.
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From Google Maps.
See street view.



The entrance to the ruin of the old Humphrys house at Doonane.
Photo by Paddy Humphreys 1990.
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Doonane. The ruin of the old house.
Photo by Paddy Humphreys 1990.
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The ruin at Doonane.
Photo by Paddy Humphreys 1990.
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Remains of cowhouse at Doonane.
Photo by Paddy Humphreys 1990.
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Doonane. The gable end of the old Humphrys house.
Photo by Paddy Humphreys 1990.
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Doonane. The perimeter wall.
Photo by Paddy Humphreys 1990.
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See close-up of corner of wall.






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