Landed Estates
NUI Galway


James Dillon Meldon, a Dublin lawyer, bought part of the Glencorrib estate of Arthur Dillon Browne, parish of Shrule, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo in 1851 and the townland of Garryduff Middle from the sale of Lord Oranmore and Browne's estate in the parish of Crossboyne, barony of Clanmorris. He also bought the Belmont estate, parish of Liskeevy, barony of Dunmore from the Blakes in 1852 as well as other properties near Tuam, county Galway. These included some of the remaining estate of the Brownes of Coolarne in the parishes of Athenry and Lackagh, barony of Clare and the Blake estate at Oranmore, barony of Dunkellin. He planted many trees on this property. In 1876 he owned 886 acres in county Mayo, 4,867 acres in county Galway and small acreages in counties Dublin and Kildare.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Oran Castle Oranmore Oranmore Galway Oranmore 56 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M377245
OS Sheet: 95
Discovery map: 46
Coolaran Coolaran Athenry Galway Lackaghbeg 68 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M443 355
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 39
Belmont Belmont Liskeevy Tuam Foxhall 218 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M357 631
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to C.H. Meldon of Dublin MP, third son of James Dillon Meldon of Fore, Co Westmeath, Coolawn, Turloughmore, Co Galway and of Casino, Blackrock, Co Dublin and grandson of Anthony Dillon Muldoon of Fore, 6 Feb 1875. GO MS 109: 311-312; National Library of Ireland

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