Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Conway (Kerry)

The Conway family were the recipients of large estates under the Elizabethan settlement. Smith indicates that Captain Jenkin Conway received over 5000 acres after the Desmond rebellion. and afterwards was granted the seigniory of Killorglin. Burke indicates that he was descended from the Conway family of Clwyd, North Wales. The Conway estates eventually passed through the female line to the Blennerhassetts though the marriage of Avice Conway, great-granddaugher of Jenkin, to Robert Blennerhassett.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloghane Lodge or Fortlands Clahane Annagh Tralee Tralee Rural Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q842127
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendents of Capt. Robert Conway, 1855. Genealogical Office Ms.108, 93-94. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry, and of Fitzgerald of Gallarus, with Conway descent, c.1677-1780. Genealogical Office Ms 94, 60. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Conway of Castle Eve, county Kilkenny & West Indies claiming descent from Jenkin Conway of Killorglin, c.1600-1780. Genealogical Office Ms.97, 29. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: genealogical notes and pedigrees, mostly relating to Denny family of county Kerry with some information on Blennerhassett & Conway families, c.1909. Ms. 15,458. ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources