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Clare House, Kilcolman, Co.Limerick

Clare House, the biggest house in Kilcolman townland, S of Shanagolden, Co.Limerick.
See map and satellite close-up.
The landlord was the Earl of Clare. Clare House is perhaps named after him.

"Catherine McMahon" is listed in [Tithe Survey, 1833] as holding 90 acres in Kilcolman townland (almost all of the townland, would include Clare House).
There is no McCoy in Kilcolman townland in [Tithe Survey, 1833].

Timothy McCoy came to live at Clare House, possibly by 1832. (The Tithe Survey might be slightly out of date.)
Timothy's children are bapt in Kilcolman parish from 1832 on.
"Thaddeus McCoy" (Timothy McCoy) is listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1852] as holding almost all of Kilcolman townland, including the plot with Clare House.
Timothy McCoy is listed at "Clare Cottage" in 1857.
"Clare Cottage" must be Clare House. There might have been an older house that was re-built.
Timothy McCoy is listed at "Clare House" in Jan 1861.
He is listed at "Clare Cottage" in July 1861 and in 1865.
He is listed at "Clare House" in 1870.
He died at Clare House in 1874.

His son Richard McCoy inherited Clare House, though also lived in Dublin, where he became Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1896-97.
Richard McCoy died at Clare House in 1916.

His son Mortimer McCoy put up most of the land of Clare House for sale in 1925.
It seems he finally sold the house and all lands in 1934.
McCoy is gone from Clare House.

The house still exists today, still called Clare House.

Clare House on 1829 to 1842 map.

"Thaddeus McCoy" (Timothy McCoy) listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1852] as holding almost all of Kilcolman townland.
He held:

The map linked to [Griffiths Valuation, 1852].
Clare House is the big house in plot 1.

Clare House on 1887 to 1913 map.

Mortimer McCoy selling the house and lands of Clare House in 1934.
From The Kerryman, 24 Nov 1934, p.9.

Street view of entrance to Clare House.

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