Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Molony (Kiltanon)

This family were established in county Clare from the early 17th century and the Kiltanon branch are descended from a younger son of the Molonys of Cragg. James Molony married Elizabeth, one of the daughters and co heiresses of Thomas Croasdaile of Cloghstoken, county Galway and his wife Mercy Ringrose of Moynoe, Scarriff. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Molony estate was comprised of 24 townlands in the parish of Tulla and nine townlands in the parish of Feakle, barony of Tulla Upper. They also held land in the parishes of Abbey and Oughtmama, barony of Burren. This estate of over 10,000 acres was in the possession of Major William Mills Molony of Kiltanon in the 1870s. The sale of over 5,000 acres of this estate to the Congested Districts' Board was agreed in 1909.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Knockbeha Cottage Knockbeha Feakle Scarriff Corlea 128 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R573 912
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 52
Bunavory Bunavory Tulla Tulla Tulla 154 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R481 804
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 58
Kiltanon Kiltanon Tulla Tulla Kiltannon 152 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R465 815
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 58
Nutgrove Cottage Kiltanon Tulla Tulla Kiltannon 152 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R472 816
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Molony of Ballynahincy & Kiltannon, Clonmore, Craganacreene or Cragg, Ennis & Dublin city, c 1680-1919. GO MS 180: 496-503; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Molony, 3 July 1862, Vol 27, 79-86; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Molony, 3 July 1862, Vol 66 (16), 6 Nov 1862, Vol 66 (66), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Survey of estate of James Molony in Co Clare by William Stokes, 1837. 999/846; National Archives of Ireland
  • Foster/Massereene Papers, include memorial of James Molony, Esq., of Killannon, Co. Clare to Linen Board for aid in Dowlass manufacture in Co. Clare, c 1760. MIC500/9 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Molony of Kiltanon Papers, in possession of Major Marcus W. Keane of Mogoban, Co Tipperary in 1965.; Private Possession
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1, Valuation of house contents of Major W.R. Maloney, Kiltannon, Tulla, County Clare for probate. List value of all house contents. nd; Clare County Archives
  • Twigge Collections, Add. MSS 39259-39270, historical, topographical and genealogical collections relating to Clan Chuiléin "Macnamara's Country" in east Clare. Microfilm copies in Local Studies Centre, Clare County Library, Ennis.; British Library

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Modern printed sources