Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Moreland (Raheen)

In 1836 Thomas Brown Brady mortgaged Raheen and in 1852 was forced to sell the estate because of his debts. The purchaser was John Harrison Moreland who bought a total acreage of 6,971 for £20,400. He is recorded as the immediate lessor of seven townlands in the parish of Tomgraney, county Clare at the time of Griffith's Valuation and of two townlands in the parish of Rathkeale, barony of Connello Lower, county Limerick. Moreland also purchased other lands in the county. He married Dorcas Westropp of Fort Anne and he was badly injured when somebody tried to shoot him in 1862. In the 1870s William John H. Moreland of Raheen owned 5,118 acres in county Clare and 675 acres in county Limerick. One of his daughters married a Crofton and they inherited Raheen. His other daughter married Thomas Barry George, nephew of Mary Tandy of Mountshannon. The Croftons sold the property to the MacLysaghts. Following the death of William Moreland in 1878 Richard Studdert of Coolreagh was appointed agent to the Raheen estates and his brother Hallim G. Studdert was appointed agent to the Mountshannon estate of Mrs George.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Raheen Raheen Tomgraney Scarriff Scarriff 136 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R658 831
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 58