Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Concanon

The Concannons were formerly Gaelic chiefs in the Kilkerrin area of north east Galway. The lands of Carrownacregg were granted to Sisby O'Concannon by patent dated 21 Mar 1678. Waterloo replaced Carrownacregg as the main family residence in the early 19th century. In 1824 Edmund Concannon, of Waterloo Lodge, is recorded as a resident proprietor in county Galway. He married Jane, daughter of John Blake of Belmont and his wife Sarah Cuff, sister of Baron Tyrawley. Blake Foster records that they had six sons, the eldest,Henry, was a barrister and married Countess Maria Aurora Arabella de Luicia. The third son, Edmond, married Kate Parsons and they had a son, Edmond John. James Blake Concannon of Esker was the fourth son. Over 3000 acres owned by Edmond John Concannon and Edward Thomas Beytagh, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1851. Much of the land was in the baronies of Clare and Dunkellin, county Galway and some of it was on perpetual lease from the Clanricarde estate. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Concannons held land in the parish of Killoscobe, barony of Tiaquin, some of which was leased from Walter Joyce of Corgary and also in the parish of Grange, barony of Loughrea. Henry Concannon sold Carrownacregg West, including a mansion 'out of repair', to James Browne in 1851. Three persons named Concannon with addresses at Tuam, Dunmore and Castleblakeney, owned small acreages in county Galway in the 1870s. Loughnane, writing in 1975, gives an account of working for the Concannon family at Rockfield between 1910-1931.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rockfield House Rockfield Killeeneen Loughrea Greethill 114 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M495240
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 46
Carrownacregg West Carrownacregg West Killoscobe Mountbellew Derryglassaun 154 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M608 445
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 46
Waterloo House Aghanahil Killoscobe Mountbellew Mounthazel 156 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M658 412
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Concannon & Beytagh lands, Dunkellin, 12 Dec 1851, Vol 12, MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Concannon, 3 July 1851, Vol 9, MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Edmond Concanon of Carrownacregg, Co Galway and to his grandson Edmond John Concanon of Waterloo, Co Galway, 21 Sept 1854. GO MS 198: 29-80 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Charles ffrench Blake Forster's genealogies include Concannon of Carrownacreggy. MS 13,560; National Library of Ireland
  • Estate records of Denis J. Kirwan and Sons, land agents, Tuam, mid 19th - mid 20th centuries, includes copy letters to Concannon, 1920s. Acc. 5124; National Library of Ireland
  • Rockfield House, Athenry. Photographs. 039/006. Sale catalogue, residence of E. Concannon, Jan. 1940 RP.D.209.2; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Collis & Ward, solicitors' collection, includes deeds re land in Co Galway involving Concannon, Kirwan, Clanricarde & Beytagh, 1839,1852. Small Accs. Index 98, D.21,982-21,983; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources