Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Browne (Cloonfad)

Melvin writes that this was a wealthy branch of the Browne family. Catherine daughter of Martin Browne of Cloonfad, county Roscommon married Denis O'Conor of Bellanagare and they were the parents of the antiquarian Charles O'Conor (1764-1828). Martin Browne's other daughter with a dowry of £2,500 married Thomas Lynch of Lowberry in 1782. By the time of Griffith's Valuation Mrs Margaret Browne retained 66 acres at Cloonfad More and a house valued at £4. The Brownes held Cloonfad from the Mahons of Strokestown. Father Martin Coen indicates that George Joseph Plunkett Browne was a member of this family. He was born in 1795 and was Bishop of Galway and subsequently of Elphin in the 1830s and 1840s .


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloonfad Cloonfad More Aughrim Carrick on Shannon Aughrim East 45 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M943 942
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Map of Cloonfad Beg in the barony & county of Roscommon. 21 F 45 (110); National Library of Ireland
  • Fr. Martin Heaney Collection, Mayo Abbey. P45/09/03: 114; Tuam Diocesan Archives, Tuam

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Modern printed sources