Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Hara (Raheen)

It was to the Raheen area that some of the Kilkelly family moved when they were deprived of lands at Cloghballymore in the parish of Killeenavarra. Later Raheen came into the possession of the O'Haras. Robert O'Hara "of Rahine" is listed as one of the resident landed proprietors in county Galway by Hely Dutton in 1824. The OS Name Books record James O'Hara of Raheen as a proprietor in the parish of Ardrahan in the 1830s with Barry O'Hara of Galway as his agent and Henry Lahiff of Gort as a middleman. They further record James O'Hara leasing to John O'Hara as another middleman who in turn leased to John McMahon of Newmarket, county Clare. In 1853 much of the O'Hara estate in the baronies of Dunkellin and Leitrim, as well as some land in the barony of Kiltartan, was sold in the Incumbered Estates Court. The Freeman's Journal gives details of the purchasers. The sales realised the sum of £27,000. In 1856 Raheen was occupied by Charles O'Hara who was leasing from James O'Hara. The O'Hara estate in county Galway amounted to over 3000 acres in the 1870s. In 1915 an offer was accepted on almost 350 acres of the O'Hara estate from the Congested Districts Board. Francis O'Hara held land in the parish of Feakle, county Clare at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s William O'Hara son of Robert O'Hara of Raheen, county Galway and his wife Frances Taylor, was living at Caher House, Feakle, county Clare, where he owned 1,134 acres.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Raheen Raheen Demesne Ardrahan Gort Cahermore 102 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M442064
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 52
Normangrove Normangrove Killinny Gort Killinny 106 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M372051
OS Sheet: 121/122
Discovery map: 52
Derryhoyle Derryhoylemore Lickerrig Loughrea Kilconickny 131 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M545190
OS Sheet: 104
Discovery map: 52
Lydacan Lodge Lydacan Ardrahan Gort Cahermore 102 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M440077
OS Sheet: 113
Discovery map: 52
Caher Caher (Rice) Feakle Scarriff Derrynagittagh 129 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R554 912
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Raheen. Photographs. 030/048; Irish Architectural Archive
  • A large broadsheet containing the names of occupiers, the size and quality of lands in Streamsfort, Fortlands, Ballinasoora and Woodlands (Co. Galway?) c. 1850? (An exhibit in a legal action James O'Hara v. Lord Ashtown, Dec. 1901.) Ms. 4633 ; National Library of Ireland
  • A survey of the wood-lands part of Calterbride or Streamsfort, in the barony of Kilconnell, Co. Galway, the estate of James O'Hara. By John Lally, Quarto sheet, coloured, 1835. Manuscript map: 21 F. 76 (9) ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources