Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Mahon (Belleville)

The Mahons bought the Belleville estate in the parish of Monivea, barony of Clare, county Galway, from the Brownes of Coolarne in the early 1780s. They intermarried with the Lamberts, Blakes of Glenlo Abbey and the Seymours. According to the Ordnance Survey Field Name Books, Major Mahon owned townlands in the parish of Athenry in the 1830s. In the 1870s Henry Blake Mahon owned 1,786 acres in the county. His son General Sir Bryan Mahon had a distinguished military career in the late 19th century. In the early 20th century the General sold part of his estate to Colonel Dudley Thomas Persse and his wife Mary Creagh. It was later sold to the Daly family of Corofin. About 1,300 acres of Bryan T. Mahon's estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board in March 1912.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Belleville Belleville Demesne Monivea Galway Belleville 65 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M492 337
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 46
Cossaun or Cussane Cossaun Athenry Loughrea Clare Galway OSI Ref: M481328
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 46

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