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My ancestors - Mangan - Contents


Gourbane, near Shanagolden, Co.Limerick

Shanid Lower townland, Kilmoylan par, SW of Shanagolden, Shanagolden par, NW Co.Limerick. See map.


Darby Donovan is renting 58 acres at Gourbane in 1747.
Thomas Donovan is farming at Gourbane in 1770.

See several properties listed at "Gourbane", Kilmoylan par, in [Tithe Survey, 1833].
The families listed are Copps and Guiney and Walsh.
They are renting from Thomas Spring Rice, later 1st Baron Monteagle (cr Baron in 1839).

The Mangan house at Gourbane did not exist in 1841 (according to OSI map).
Denis Mangan married 1828 to Ellen Nolan (descendant of Donovan).
They moved to Gourbane between 1845 and 1848.
Their daughter Ellen Mangan (bapt 1835) lived here from then until she married in 1868.
Denis Mangan died here 1882.

John Mangan inherited Gourbane.
Sighle Humphreys remembered Gourbane as having "lovely flowers" and a box hedge.
Denis Mangan inherited Gourbane, and sold it 1935.






Gourbane, maybe c.1900.
Note the front garden. Sighle remembered Gourbane as having "lovely flowers" and a box hedge.
Sara Mangan and Tim Donovan and Agnes Nolan confirm this is Gourbane.
Note the tree on RHS matches the tree at Gourbane later (below). The chimneys are the same in detail. The avenue is in the same place. The remains of the garden are seen below. The door is different.
Sara Mangan says there was a gate on the LHS, between the bush and the house.
This is a print in [P106/510(4)].
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Gourbane.
From original glass negative of the above. See larger and full size.
Image 5694 in Humphrys glass negatives. Light-adjusted. See original.


 

The front of Gourbane.
Sara Mangan confirm this is Gourbane.
Note the fanlight over the door is the same.
Looks like John Mangan standing back LHS and his wife to RHS.
John and his wife married 1892. John's mother died 1893. John's child born 1894. Photo probably 1893-94.
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Image 6256 in Humphrys glass negatives. Flipped L-R. Light-adjusted. See original.



Another photo at the same spot.
Sara Mangan confirm this is Gourbane.
The baby (since there is only one) is probably Denis Mangan (born 1894). Photo probably 1894.
See larger and full size. Image 6410 in Humphrys glass negatives. Light-adjusted. See original.


  

Maps

  

Gourbane, near Shanagolden.
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From Google street view. See satellite view.


 

"Gourbane Quarter" (12) in "Lower Shannitt" (Lower Shanid) on [Map of Mount Trenchard estate, 1770].
Gourbane is held in 1770 by "Thomas Donovan", "arable & good dairy pasture".
N is to the right (note location of Shanagolden).



Site of Gourbane on 1829 to 1842 map, showing no house there yet.
House location is red cross.
Map is 1841.



Denis Mangan is listed as holding plot 3 in [Griffiths Valuation, 1852].
The text shows that the house is in fact built (the map is slightly out of date). The house location is around the "a".
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Gourbane on 1887 to 1913 map.



Gourbane on modern map.


  

Modern photos

  

Gourbane, aerial shot, c.1980.
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Gourbane. Photo 1985.
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Gourbane, aerial shot, 1990.
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Gourbane. Photo 2013.
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