Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Burke's "Landed Gentry of Ireland" records the marriage of John Sullivan and Mary Herne of Hernsbrook, county Limerick in 1714 so the Aherns or Herns appear to have been established in that county early in the 18th century. In the mid 19th century Maurice Ahern owned the townland of Hernsbrook, 167 acres in the parish of Killeedy. He died in 1859 aged 88. In the 1870s Charles Ahern of Hernsbrook still owned the same acreage in county Limerick and an estate of 1,240 acres in county Cork. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Maurice Ahern held land in many parishes in county Cork including those in Cork city. A portion of the property known as the "Castle Farm of Monkstown" in the barony of Kerrycurrihy, county Cork, in the possession of Edmond Ahern, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in February 1861.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hernsbrook Hernsbrook Killeedy Newcastle Mountplummer 108 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R312 226
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 72