Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In the 1870s the estate of George Gun Mahony, of Kilmorna, Listowel, amounted to over 5000 acres in county Kerry. The estate of Pierce Mahony was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Galey and Knockanure, barony of Iraghiconnor, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. George Gun is recorded as holding townlands in the parish of Kilconly and Lisselton at the same time. Pierce Mahony also held about 500 acres of land at Roxborough, parish of Caheravally in the barony of Clanwilliam, and land in the parish of Monagay, barony of Glenquin, county Limerick. Richard Kane was agent for his county Limerick estate. David Mahony of Grange Con, county Wicklow, owned 1,155 acres in county Cork, 1,370 acres in county Kerry, 1,467 acres in county Limerick and 1,769 acres in county Wicklow in the 1870s. His county Cork estate was in the parish of Rathcormack, barony of Barrymore, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He was a younger brother of Pierce K. Mahony of Kilmorna and Gunsborough.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Jane Mount Carhoonknock East Galey Listowel Gunsborough 114 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q968376
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 63
Garryard Garryard Galey Listowel Gunsborough 114 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q961368
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 63
Leslie Lodge or Shanaway Shanaway East Kilnaughton Listowel Tarmon 128 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: R075455
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 64
Kilmorna House Kilmeany Knoncanure Listowel Kilmeany Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: R051320
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 64
Gunsborough Knockenagh Galey Listowel Gunsborough 114 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q963387
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 63
Newcastle Castle Demesne Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle 117 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R278 337
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • c1880-1910: estate papers incl co Limerick; National Library of Ireland
  • De Janasz/Vicars Estate. There are three boxes of material relating to the Kilmorna property. The majority of material deals with the post-fire insurance claim, but there are some earlier letters of Sir Arthur Vicars; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Copy of certificate of arms to George Phillip Gun Mahony of Kilmorna, 1908. Genealogical Office Ms.111, 209-10. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Gun Mahony, 4 November 1856, Vol 42, MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Rental in respect of lands in Co Limerick, Peirce Mahony in account with Richard Kane, cash accounts of Captain Richard Kane and copy correspondence with Baylee of Mount Baylee and Peirce Mahony & Co, 1824-1848. MSS 7871-7874 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Mahony of Ballynastey & Ballynastry, Newcastle & Mahowney, Co Limerick, 699-1840. GO MS 177:254-270; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources