Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Fallon (Ballina)

A branch of the the Gaelic chieftain family of O'Fallon was granted land at Ballina in the parish of Taghboy, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon, in 1654. In 1749 William Fallon was living at Ballina and Patrick Fallon at nearby Cloonagh. William Fallon had a son Malachy renowned for fighting duels. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Anthony Fallon held an estate centred on his house at Ballina. His estate of 318 acres was advertised for sale in May 1867. The Reverend James O'Fallon, Bishop of Elphin 1756-1786 was a brother of Patrick Fallon of Cloonagh.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloonagh Cloonagh Taghboy Athlone Turrock 11 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M835 452
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 47
Ballina Ballina Taghboy Athlone Turrock 11 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M842 458
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Fallon, 17 May 1867, Vol 85, MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Stacpoole Kenny Papers: marriage settlement of John Fallon of Cloonagh and Helena Maria Rice of Ennis, Co Clare, 27 April 1791. D 26,533; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Fallon of Cloonaugh, Co Roscommon, c 1690-c 1780. GO MS 164:213; National Library of Ireland
  • Cloonagh House. 087/096; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources