Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Flahertie (Lemonfield)

The O'Flaherties of Lemonfield are descended from the O'Flaherties of Aughnenure Castle near Oughterard, county Galway. Their estate was in the parish of Kilcummin, barony of Moycullen, county Galway, and Lemonfield, close to the village of Oughterard, was their seat from the mid 18th century. There are some 17th and 19th century records relating to them in the Westport Papers. The O'Flahertie estate of over 4500 acres was advertised for sale in 1854 and a reduced acreage of 2346 acres in 1864. Both rentals included lead mines and a black marble quarry. The Irish Times reports that the 1864 sale saw many of the lots bought by a Mr. Carpenter. In the 1870s the O'Flaherties owned 2340 acres in county Galway. By March 1916 they had accepted offers from the Congested Districts' Board for parts of their estate.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lemonfield Lemonfield Kilcummin Oughterard Oughterard 170 Moycullen Galway OSI Ref: M131 428
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 45
Ardvarna Ardvarna Kilcummin Oughterard Oughterard 170 Moycullen Galway OSI Ref: M125425
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 45
Derrymaclaughna Derrymaclaugha Athenry Galway Deerpark 67 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M445 376
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Flahertie, 7 Nov 1854, Vol 31, MRGS 39/014, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Flahertie, 19 Apr & 14 June 1864, Vols 71 & 73, MRGS 39/035 & 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Documents re mining, including letters from G. O'Flaherty about the lead mine at Glengowla, 1850-1854. MS 15,492 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Commission of the Peace to John P. O'Flahertie, 1875. M.3466; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rental of interest in Castlefield and Callan, Co Kilkenny and in Galway city of Thomas J. Burke O'Flahertie, 19th century. M.5717; National Archives of Ireland
  • Martin Papers, Deeds and papers relating to the property of the O'Flaherty family in Co Galway. D.20,511-20,550 & M.3438a-3472; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources