Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Townland Rahasane
Civil Parish Killeely
PLU Gort
DED Rahasane 95
County Galway
Barony Dunkellin
Description In 1786 Wilson refers to Rahasane as the seat of Mr. French. Lewis records Rahasane as the seat of R.French in 1837. Held in fee by Thomas A. Joyce at the time of Griffith's Valuation when it was valued at £45. The Landed Estates court sale notice of June 1871 mentions that Rahasane House was built by Robert Joseph Ffrench at a cost of £10,000. This, the original Rahasane House , is described as " in ruins" on the 25-inch Ordnance Survey map of the 1890s. A later Rahasane House is shown on the 1933 ediiton of the six-inch Ordnance Survey map, located in Pollnagerragh West townland, (M474172). While there is no trace now of the original house built by R.J. French, some estate architecture survives.
Rahasane (Photograph courtesy of Dr. Patrick Melvin & Eamonn de Burca)

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