Landed Estates
NUI Galway

French (Portacarron)

Martin J. Blake wrote in ''The Tuam Herald'' that this family were descended from the Frenchs of Monivea and that they bought their estate in the parish of Kilcummin, barony of Moycullen, county Galway, from the persons who had been granted it by the Cromwellian Commissioners. Their residence was at Portacarron, close to the shore of Lough Corrib. James French of Portacarron married Helen Daly and died in 1760. He was succeeded by his son Francis who married Sarah Roche of Rye Hill, county Galway, but they had no children. Francis had a sister Margaret who married John Nolan of Ballinderry, near Tuam, and through this marriage the estate passed to the Nolan family in the early 19th century.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Portacarron Portacarron Kilcummin Oughterard Oughterard 170 Moycullen Galway OSI Ref: M148 429
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 45

Archival sources

  • Kirwan Papers, include survey & map of the lands of Poortaceene and islands on Lough Corrib, the property of Francis French. July 1789. LE8/21; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

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Modern printed sources