At the time of Griffith's Valuation James Hardiman, the historian, held three townlands in the parish of Ballyhean, barony of Carra, county Mayo. At the time of the first Ordnance Survey the townland of Ringarraun, parish of Ballyhean, was also in his possession but it was held by Matthew Lewis Coneys of Clifden, county Galway, in Griffith's Valuation. James Hardiman gave some of his land for the founding of the monastery at Errew in 1840, see http://www.castlebar.ie/clubs/ballyheane/bally2.html. In November 1887, Richard Rowland was offering for sale a quarter share of the lands at Errew as well as lands at Derrymacloughna, barony of Clare, county Galway, in the Land Judges' Court. However, due to absence of bidding, the sale was adjourned.
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Castlebar Union, 46
Modern printed sources
- ''Irish Times'': Land Judges' Court sale notice reports, 5 November 1887, p.3 [Rowland]