Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Mahony (Dunkerron South)

This branch of the ancient Gaelic family of O'Mahony is descended from the county Cork family of Kinalmeaky, mostly through marriages into the O'Connell and O'Sullivan families in the early modern period. The representatives of Rev. D. Mahony were among the principal lessors in the parish of Killorglin, barony of Dunkerron North, the parish of Templenoe, Dunkerron South and the parish of Kilflynn, barony of Clanmaurice, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. The Mahonys also held property in the parish of Killeentierna, barony of Magunihy, at the same time. In 1860 over 5600 acres of John Mahony's estate was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The tenure details indicate the Mahonys had leased this property from the Sullivan family in 1697. Richard Mahony, of Dromore Castle, Kenmare, owned over 26,000 acres in Kerry in the 1870s.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Parkgariffe Claddanure West Templenoe Kenmare Reen 45 Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V891713
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Coomlumminy Court Coomluminy Templenoe Kenmare Loughbrin Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V738759
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 78
Dromore Castle Dromore Templenoe Kenmare Dromore Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V815685
OS Sheet: 92
Discovery map: 84
Old Dromore House Dromore Old Templenoe Kenmare Dromore Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V793702
OS Sheet: 92
Discovery map: 78
Tubbrid House Tubbrid Templenoe Kenmare Kenmare Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V898706
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Buncar House Treanoughtragh Killorglin Killarney Caragh Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V679934
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 78
Gearha Gearha South Templenoe Kenmare Loughbrin Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V782722
OS Sheet: 91
Discovery map:

Archival sources

  • Estate Papers. Contact National Archives, UK. ; Private Possession
  • Letter Books, Estate Account Books & Rentals of various estates managed by Robert McClure, Glenhazel, Land Agent, 1860s-1920s; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Pedigree of Mahony or O'Mahony of Dromore, Dunloe and Cullenagh with descent of O'Connell of Caherbarna and Conway, c.1600-1770. Genealogical Office Ms.94, 31. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to John Hickson on his assuming the name and arms of Mahony, in respect of his uncle Richard Mahony of Dromore, 1828. Genealogical Office Ms. 107, 366-67. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Mahony, 27 January 1860, Vol 58, MRGS 39/029, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, 1942-43: Parish of Kenmare; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources