Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Conolly (Shannon Hill & Cargin)

Shannon Hill or Derryvunlam House together with over 700 acres was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in 1850. By the time of Griffith's Valuation this estate was owned by Edward R. Matthews. The Matthews estate held over 1000 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. In 1855 John Connolly was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Killimorbologue, barony of Longford, county Galway. The estate of John Connolly , "of Cargin" was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in June 1856. This included lands in the parish of Killimorbologue, barony of Longford. In 1856 John Connolly was leasing a house valued at £8 and over 250 acres from R.W. Greene, in the townland of Barnavihall, parish and barony of Kilconnell. In February 1870 the Landed Estates court sale notice for the Joyce estate at Rahasane, barony of Dunkellin includes dwelling house at Cargin, formerly occupied by John Connolly Esq.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shannon Hill (Derryvunlam) Derryvunlam Ballinakill Portumna Abbeyville 179 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M756029
OS Sheet: 125, 136
Discovery map: 53
Barnavihall House Barnavihall Kilconnell Ballinasloe Kilconnell 8 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M750339
OS Sheet: 73, 74
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Conolly estate, Shannon Hill, 6 Aug 1850, Vol 2, MRGS, 39/001 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Connolly estate, 20 June 1856,Vol 40, MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O?Brien), Joyce, 4 February 1870, Vol 96, MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland