Identity Statement for The Leader Family

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P1
  • Title: Papers of the Leader Family
  • Dates: 1818–65
  • Level of description: Item
  • Extent: 4 disbound ledgers
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Biographical History

The castle of the O'Keeffe's at Dromagh is the oldest castle in the Duhallow area of north County Cork. After 1651, it belonged to the Leader family and was burned by local volunteers during the War of Independence.

Archival History

The papers were discovered by Mr Tom O'Connor when the house was sold, and were later presented to Professor Robert Dudley Edwards in 1978.

Scope and Content

Cash and tenant books of the Leader family, Dromagh, Banteer, County Cork, with financial details of household and estate administration.

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
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