Landed Estates
University of Galway

Creagh (Mount Elva)

Lewis writes that the Creaghs were granted all the parish of Kilmoon, barony of Burren, county Clare, by Charles II, except for two townlands. Simon Creagh, brother of Robert of Dangan, parish of Quin, barony of Bunratty Upper, county Clare, married Dora MacNamara and had four sons. In 1806 the eldest son, Pierse Creagh, married Belinda Butler of Walterstown and had two sons, Simon of Bryan’s Castle and Walter. In the 1830s, the Ordnance Survey Name Books record Pierce Creagh as a proprietor in the barony of Trughanacmy, county Kerry. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation Pierce Creagh held four townlands in the parish of Inchicronan, barony of Bunratty Upper and two townlands in the parish of Kilmoon, barony of Burren. His son, Simon Pierce Creagh of Mount Elva, Lisdoonvarna and Bryan’s Castle, Crusheen, owned 1,907 acres in county Clare in the 1870s but his main residence was at Bath in England. In May 1877 lands belonging to Symon Pierce Creagh in the baronies of Bunratty Upper, Inchiquin and Burren were advertised for sale. The Irish Times reported that the purchasers included Messers. Smyth and Collins, in trust, and Messers. O'Brien and Joynt.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Elva Caherbullog Kilmoon Ballyvaghan Mountelva 8 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M154 046
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 51
Rathbaun Rathbaun Kilmoon Ballyvaghan Lisdoonvarna 7 Burren Clare OSI Ref: R132 982
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 51
Rathlaheen House Rathlaheen South Tomfinlough Ennis Tomfinlough 43 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R431 668
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Creagh, 15 May 1877, Vol 19, 1; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Creagh, 15 May 1877, Vol 127 (79), MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources