Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Finucane (Lifford)

Andrew Finucane born 1680 was the third son of Daniel Finucane and Helena O'Shaughnessy of Ballynacraggy, county Clare. Mott writes that the Honourable Mathias Finucane, Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, was the son of this Andrew. Mathias Finucane (1738-1814) married Ann daughter of Edward O'Brien of Ennistymon House. They were divorced in 1793 and she married his cousin Captain Donat Finucane. Ennistymon House eventually passed to the descendants Mathias and Ann Finucane's daughter Susanna who had married William Nugent Macnamara of Doolin. Susanna's had a brother Andrew who did not marry. Their other sister Jane married in 1800 her cousin James Finucane of the Ballynacraggy family.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ennistimon House Castlequarter Kilmanaheen Ennistimon Ennistimon 48 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R127 885
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 57
Lifford House Lifford Drumcliff Ennis Ennis Rural 26 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R342 786
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to descendants of late Daniel Finucane, son of Murrough Finucane & to his great grandson Andrew Finucane of Inystymon House, 14 Mar 1815. GO MS 106: 90; National Library of Ireland
  • Leases of parts of Carhureagh, Co Clare, by Andrew Finucane, Ennistymon House, 1825. Guinness Mahon & Co. Collection, Small Accessions Index 59, D.5796-5835; National Archives of Ireland
  • Inchiquin Papers, includes Finucane Family Papers, 1798-1942. Collection List 143, MSS 45,463; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources