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Dooneen House circa 1913.
Dooneen House circa 1913.

Teach an Dúinín aka Dooneen House was the 19th-century long-house of the grazier John Sharkett aka John Sharkey JP was also a Cess-payer and sat on the Grand Jury for Frenchpark.

In 1829, John Sharkett of Dooneen registered as a freeholder of land at Dooneen. There was no house of any notable value in Dooneen in 1839. There were at least 6 small properties in his holding. 

In 1857, John Sharkett JP held over 200 acres at Dooneen [GV#19a]. His holding was inherited by his son Patt Sharkey of Dooneen (1829-1896) farmer, who married Elizabeth Callary / Callily of Kiltobanks in 1866. 

By 1901 Dooneen House is recorded as being slated with 11 windows to the front. In 1911, it had 8 rooms which were occupied by the family. 

A farm is still extant at this location, with the original house being used as farm out-buildings. 



1825 Dooneen Tithe Records Ireland VIEW SOURCE
1829 Roscommon Freeholders' Register Ireland VIEW SOURCE
1857 Griffith's Valuation: Dooneen House #19a Ireland VIEW SOURCE
16-Jan-1866: Pat Sharkey m. Eliza Callily Ireland VIEW SOURCE
Dooneen House Census 1901: House 6 Ireland VIEW SOURCE
Dooneen House Census 1911 Ireland VIEW SOURCE
Landed Estates Database: Dooneen House Ireland VIEW SOURCE


  • Hi there

    This is an amazing article. JP Sharkey was my 3 times great grandfather. Would it be possible to contact the author of this article? I would love to see the sources


    Monday 18th February 2019, 08:26PM
  • Welcome home!

    I have updated all the sources for you here, so you can access everything on one page.  

    Rua, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘︎

    Tuesday 19th February 2019, 11:44AM

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