Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Malley (Hawthorn)

The descendants of Charles O'Malley of Belclare, barony of Murrisk, county Mayo, were settled in the Castlebar locality by the mid 18th century, where they leased land from the Cuffs and the Brownes. They also held land in county Galway and had a residence at Prospect, near Eyrecourt. Charles O'Malley and his son, St Clair O'Malley, acted as agents for the Earls of Lucan in the mid nineteenth century. A distinguished diplomat of the 20th century, Sir Owen St Clair O'Malley, was a member of this family. He was married to the novelist Ann Bridge.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hawthorn Lodge Hawthornlodge Breaghwy Castlebar Castlebar Rural 64 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M169 885
OS Sheet: 78
Discovery map: 31
Snugborough Snugborough Aglish Castlebar Castlebar Rural 64 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M129 910
OS Sheet: 78
Discovery map: 31
Rossyvera Rossyvera Burrishoole Newport Newport West 148 Burrishoole Mayo OSI Ref: L932 952
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Typed handlist of papers re O’Malley family in the possession of Sir Owen O’Malley, Rockfleet, Westport. Microfilm p.2935 ; National Library of Ireland
  • c 1000 documents re history and genealogy of O’Malley family, Co Mayo, 1688-1823. MSS 8204-8214 (for handlist see microfilm p.2935); National Library of Ireland
  • O’Malley Papers mainly correspondence of O’Malley family of Cos Mayo, Galway and of Oxford re family matters, including Sir Owen O’Malley’s career in foreign office. MSS 21,680-21,696; National Library of Ireland
  • Arms entry of George O’Malley of Snugsborough, Belclare branch, 14 Oct 1775. GO MS 103, 39; National Library of Ireland
  • Lucan Papers, P48; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources