Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Soden

In the 17th century granting of lands in Sligo, the Earl of Strafford received large grants of land in Ahamlish. The town and castle of grange together with 300 acres was granted to Thomas Soden. Census of Elphin indicates that there were 6 Soden households in the area by 1749. Land was also held on long leases from the Palmerston estate. The Sodens seem to have acquired lands previously belonging to an O'Hart estate. Thomas Soden of Grange is alledged to have lived in three centuries, 1592-1713! Thomas Soden of Moneygold was Provost of Sligo from 1785-1818. In 1906 Maj. Gerard Eccles is recorded as the occupier of the property at Moneygold, including a mansion house.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Moneygold Moneygold Ahamlish Sligo Cliffony South 41 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G669513
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 16
Mount Temple Mount Temple Ahamlish Sligo Cliffoney South Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G676518
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 16