Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Hara (Lenaboy)

The O'Haras of Lenaboy had been established in the town of Galway since the early 18th century and members of the family held the positions of Mayor and Recorder of the town. The O'Haras of Raheen were a junior branch of this family. An entry in Burke's ''Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland'' (1886) for the Martins of Ross, county Galway, suggests that the O'Haras of Lenaboy were related to the O'Haras, Lords Tyrawley and Melvin notes a reference to this in the National Library's Report on Private Collections relating to the O'Hara family of Annaghmore. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the O'Haras held land in the parishes of Kilcummin and Killannin, barony of Moycullen, St Nicholas, barony of Galway, Annaghdown and Kilmoylan, barony of Clare and Tuam, barony of Dunmore. In the 1870s James O'Hara owned 2,887 acres in county Galway, 239 acres in the town of Galway and 426 acres at Lawaus, parish of Crossboyne, barony of Clanmorris, in county Mayo. Over a thousand acres of the O'Hara's county Galway property was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 25 Mar 1915 and an offer accepted for another 465 acres by March 1916.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lenaboy Castle Cloghatisky Rahoon Galway Galway South Urban 47 Galway Galway OSI Ref: M283 247
OS Sheet: 94
Discovery map: 45
Nile Lodge Kilcorkey Rahoon Galway Galway South Urban 47 Galway Galway OSI Ref: M288 247
OS Sheet: 94
Discovery map: 45
Letter Lodge Letter Killannin Galway Slieveaneena 50 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M137 349
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 45
Streamsford Streamsford Killimordaly Loughrea Grange 121 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M637306
OS Sheet: 85, 86
Discovery map: 46
Castletown Castletown Tuam Tuam Killeen 220 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M442 578
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 39
Corbally House (Kilmoylan) Corbally South Kilmoylan Tuam Clare Galway OSI Ref: M417396
OS Sheet: 57
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Lenaboy House photos. 022/068; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources