John J. Gunning, tanner of Galway, bought land in the parish of Kilcoona, barony of Clare, county Galway, after the Famine and ran a flour milling business at Inish where the mill house and mill are still extant. He appears to have been living in Lydican House in the 1830s and the sale rental for the Martin of Ballynahinch estate shows him occupying a dwelling house and offices in Galway. In the 1870s he owned 2,284 acres in the county. His property was inherited by his nephew James Alcorn who lived in the locality until the 1920s.
- Encumbered Estates Court Rental, Martin, 7 Aug 1849, Galway town & barony of Moycullen. M24,258; Galway County Library
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 96
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Tuam Union, 36
- LEET, Ambrose. ''A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland''. Dublin: Printed by B. Smith, 1814 : 248 (Hanley)
- ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOKS, County Galway, http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/default.html: Lydican
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 197
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of names of proprietors and area and valuation of properties in counties in Ireland, held in fee or perpetuity or long leases at chief rents,'' 1876. (412) LXXX. 395: 148.