Landed Estates
NUI Galway

McMahon (Clenagh)

In the mid 18th century Stanilaus McMahon of Clenagh, county Clare held an estate of over 10,000 acres in the baronies of Bunratty Lower and Clonderalaw, county Clare. He married Lucinda, daughter of Sir Walter Esmonde, baronet. They had two children, Donat who became an abbé in Paris and Jane, who, in 1777, married William Coppinger of Barryscourt, county Cork. The McMahon estate was heavily encumbered and by the marriage settlement of 1777 the Abbé Donat McMahon handed his estate over to the management of his brother-in-law. At the time of Griffith's Valuation William Coppinger, son of William and Jane, held land in the parishes of Killadysert and Kilfiddane, barony of Clonderalaw. See


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Stonehall Stonehall Kilconry Ennis Clenagh 39 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R382 630
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58
Clenagh Castle Clenagh Kilmaleery Ennis Clenagh 39 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R366 650
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of MacMahon of Clonderala, Coogy, Tuogh, Clenagh, Leadmore, Co Clare & of Mondrenhy, Co Tipperary, c 1450-1764. GO MS 164: 17-18; National Library of Ireland
  • Inchiquin Papers, includes MacMahon Estate Papers, 17th century. Collection List 143. MSS 45,669-45,676; National Library of Ireland
  • 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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