Landed Estates
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Maher (Turtulla & Tullamaine)

Nicholas Valentine Maher of Turtualla was buried in St Mary's graveyard, Thurles, county Tipperary, in 1871. He was the son of Thomas Maher of Cashel and his wife, Margaret Maher of Loughmore. In 1844 he succeeded to the estate of his cousin Valentine Maher of Turtulla, Member of Parliament for county Tipperary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation his estate was mainly in the parishes of Fertiana, Thurles and Twomileborris, barony of Eliogarty. Valentine's older brother, John, resided at Tullamaine Castle and died childless in 1850. He held land in various baronies in county Tipperary but mainly in the barony of Eliogarty. Nicholas Valentine also died without descendants in 1871. Property belonging to Nicholas Valentine Maher in the suburbs of Carrick on Suir was advertised for sale in May 1856. Hussey records the "late" Nicholas Valentine Maher of Turtulla as the owner of 4,452 acres in county Tipperary. In the 1880s Bateman refers to "Mrs.Maher" of Turtulla as the owner of over 4400 acres in county Tipperary. Parts of the Maher estate were held by the representatives of Lorenzo John Smith in 1906.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Tullamain Castle Tullamain Tullamain Cashel Tullamain 58 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S152 352
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 66
Turtulla Turtulla Fertiana Thurles Thurles Rural Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S135 568
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Maher, 6 May 1856, Vol 39 (32) & 9 June 1857, Vol46 (8), MRGS 39/018 & 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Harding, 23 July 1880, Vol 139 (35), MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease by Nicholas Maher of Thurles Co. Tipperary to Thomas Rahill of Laghtagalla, Co. Tipperary of a holding in Laghtagalla, barony of Eliogarty, Co. Tipperary, Oct. 18, 1795. D. 19,739 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by John Maher of Tullamane, Co. Tipperary to John Moloney of Thurles, Co. Tipperary of property on Pike Road, Thurles. Feb. 20, 1827. D.19,741; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by John Maher of Thurles, Co. Tipperary to Patrick and William Gorman of Farranreigh, Co. Tipperary, of part of the lands of Laghtagalla, Co. Tipperary. April 24, 1811. D.19,740; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of John Maher of Tullamacjames in Co. Tipperary and to his grandson, John Maher of Ballinkeele, Co. Wexford, Dec. 30, 1854. Genealogical Office: Ms. 108, pp.53-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by Francis Lord Viscount Landaff to Daniel Maher of Thurles of a holding known as the Castle Meadows, barony of Eliogarty, Co. Tipperary. Aug. 18, 1792. D.19,733; National Library of Ireland
  • Will of Valentine Maher, Turtulla, 1844. TL/F/43; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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Modern printed sources