Landed Estates
University of Galway

Johnston (Aran View)

In the 1850s Robert Johnstone held 157 acres of Ballyinsheen Beg, parish of Kilmoon, barony of Burren, county Clare, from Robert Fitzstephens Creagh and most of the townland of Fanore (over a thousand acres) in the parish of Killonaghan, from Jemima O’Brien. Robert Johnston of Aran View (Glasha Beg), parish of Killilagh, barony of Burren, had a son Robert also of Aran View, who owned 1,431 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. Weir writes that these Johnstons were connected to the Johnstons of Kinlough, county Leitrim and that the last male member of the family married a Miss O’Flaherty of the Aran Islands and went to live there. James Johnston lived at Kilmurvey on the Aran Islands in the 1950s when he was photographed by George Pickow, see


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fanore Lodge Fanore More Killonaghan Ballyvaghan Gleninagh 6 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M138 072
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 51
Aran View Glasha Beg Killilagh Ennistimon Killilagh 60 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R084 983
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 51