Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Carter family of Castlemartin, county Kildare, inherited half the Shaen lands in the barony of Erris, county Mayo, through marriage with a Shaen heiress in 1750. In the mid 1820s they founded the town of Belmullet and developed it with the assistance of John Crampton, their agent, and the engineer, Patrick Knight. The Carters also owned the head rent of Corramore and Kilmore in the parish of Athleague, barony of Athlone, and an undivided moiety of Tarmonbarry in the barony of Ballintober, county Roscommon. These lands were offered for sale with other estates in counties Meath, Kildare and King's county (county Offaly) in May 1855. In 1876 the Carter family owned over 40,000 acres in county Mayo and had a residence in Oxfordshire, England. Lands, the property of Adelaide Shaen-Carter were sold in the Land Judges' Court in June 1885. The purchaser was John Conway.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shaen Manor or Lodge Belmullet Kilcommon Belmullet Belmullet 47 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F706 312
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 22
Pickle Point Atticonaun Kilcommon Belmullet Belmullet 47 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F724 313
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 22
Kilteany Lodge Kilteany Kilcommon Belmullet Goolamore 44 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F824 229
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 22
Kilmore Carrowphadeen St Johns Athlone Carnagh 13 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M995 513
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Landed Judges' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Carter, 5 June 1885, Vol 149, MRGS 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Carter, 8 Nov 1859, Vol 57, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Assignment of properties in Belmullet town by T. S. Carter to J. Devine, Newport, Co Mayo, 15 June 1875. D. 8204; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Carter, 8 May 1855, Vol 34, MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Longfield map - survey of part of lands of Kilmore, barony of Athlone, part of estate of Henry Carter, 1817. 21 F 43 (8); National Library of Ireland
  • Kilteany Lodge photos. 044/007; Irish Architectural Archive

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Modern printed sources