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Can anyone help me, please?

Hello!

My great Grandfather came to the United States from Kiltrustan/Roscommon, and I am trying to learn more about where he came from.  I learned that our family ancestors (my surname is Mulcunry, but was O'Maolconaire/O'Mulconry before leaving Ireland) supposedly had an estate in Kiltrustan named Ballymulconry.  I am trying to learn if this is a reality, as I would love to come and visit the location when I come to Ireland next year.  Would anyone be able to help me with this?

A million thanks and blessings!

-Brandon Mulcunry

Hi Everyone!

Friday 5th February 2016, 03:08PM

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  • Brandon:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I looked in the Tithe listings for the late 1820s and also the 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Kiltrustan and there was no location called Ballymulconry and there were no Mulconrys listed in the parish. There were Conrys listed in the parish in 1855. http://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/roscommon/kiltrustan.htm   I further checked on this Irish Times web site 

    http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/surname/  and the only Mulconrys listed were in Co. Clare with one additional family in Co. Tipperary.

    In the 1901 census, all the Mulconrys listed were in Clare with one person in Co. Galway.

    Let me know if you have additional info.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Friday 5th February 2016, 04:36PM
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    Hi Brandon

    This is a link to NUIG website with notes below regarding the Estate:  http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/family-show.jsp...

    Regards Gerlish

    • Conry (Cloonahee) - Cloonahee, barony of Roscommon, was part of the ancient territory of the O Maolchonaires or Conrys, whose lands were confiscated in the 17th century. Gilbert Conry advertised the sale of Cloonglasny More, parish of Clooncraff, barony and county of Roscommon in January 1851. Cloongasny was part of the lands purchased by Bartholomew Mahon from the trustees for the sale of forfeited estates in 1703. These lands were held by John Kelly in fee at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Two years later in February 1853 an estate of 1,630 acres in the parishes of Clooncraff and Kiltrustan, barony of Roscommon, belonging to Gilbert Conry formerly of Cloonahee was advertised for sale. A note on the sale rental states that Clonahee House was accidently burnt and that "now a good farm house and offices" are occupied by the tenant. In 1836 Cloonahee was leased to John Haigue by Gilbert Conry. A Thomas Conry was agent to the Mahons of Strokestown and to the McCausland estate in county Roscommon in the 1830s. Lands owned by Thomas Lea and Gilbert Conry were sold in the Landed Estates Court in March 1861 to Mr. Trench.
    • Browne (Mount Browne) - George Browne held 3 townlands in the parish of Kiltrustan, barony and county of Roscommon at the time of Griffith's Valuation which he purchased from the sale of Gilbert Conry's estate in 1853 and had a house at Falsk in the parish of Killukin. He was a brother of Arthur Browne of Newtown, parish of Oran and a descendant of John Browne 1st Earl of Altamont. Arthur Browne, third son of George, owned an estate of 455 acres at Mount Browne in the 1870s.

    Gerard, Parish Liaison Lackagh

    Friday 5th February 2016, 06:50PM
  • Yes the O'Maolchonaire family did originate at Ballymulconry. I trace their history back to 1068 A.D.

    Renowned family of ancient Gaelic scribes.    Sean Neary

    Sean Neary

    Sunday 19th June 2016, 02:06AM
  • My grandfather's family re-located or were re-located from Kiltrustan to Mount Mellick during the times of the land confiscations. Clonahee (the night meadow) was the principal holding of the ancient Conroy lands.

     

    I would be very interested in your research Sean.

    The Night Meadow

    Friday 3rd August 2018, 03:28PM
  • Hi.

    I have seen many academics translate Cloohahee in different forms. 

    Example ; O'Rahilly = Meadow of the fairies.

    This is my translation. Oideachas is the Irish for education . Oidhe is the Irish for a teacter/professor as in An T-aoi in the singular. In North Roscommon dialect Cloon can also mean 'bog island' or a green patch surrounded by bog. 

    Cloon followed by a noun puts the noun into its possesive case or 'tuiseal ginadeach'. When 'oidhe' is in the possesive case it is hyphenated with an 'h'

    Subsequently we have Cloon na h-oidhe(plural) or Cloon a h-aoi in the singular. I have seen it spelled    in about 10 different in the old M/s.

    Sean Neary

    Saturday 4th August 2018, 11:39PM
  • I have traced my name to a name change in a 1677 probate record for a Edward connery to conary my father traced it to thomas conary born before 1742 Maine this name change is the only one in records I have found I know Edward was an indentured servant to a Thomas Gerard 1654 I know there was a Thomas connery in 1650 will Edward connery aka. Conary had a son James and a grandson Thomas born before 1742 i an sure there are the same i also know there was a daniel connery sent to barbados with his three daughters as prisoners but there is no Connery in Ireland before Daniel o mulconry 1636 and I know Daniel had 12 children but I have a 30 year gap that there is no Connery mulconry or conary in records please can someone help me figure this puzzle out

    Saturday 10th October 2020, 01:36PM
  • Two members of the O'Maolchonaire family are recorded as being in Co Wexford for a limited period and subsequently returning to Roscommon.  Another migrated to Co Clare where he continued the family profession as a poet, judge and professor.

    The change in spelling from O'Maolchonaire to Conry or Connery occurred with the anglisation of the name. 

    The spelling of your name  as 'Connery' suggests that your branch of the clan originated in modern times in Co Wexford.

    You may be a cousin of Sean Connery, the actor, whose grandfather migrated from Wexford to Glasgow.

    Sean

    Sean Neary

    Sunday 11th October 2020, 09:45PM