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My ancestors - Flanagan - Contents

Flanagan of Co.Dublin


The tradition in our family is that the Flanagans were from Co.Roscommon and moved to Co.Dublin.
Charles Flanagan and Liam Cosgrave both thought that William Flanagan (born 1789 or 1790) was from Co.Roscommon.
However, there were many other connected Flanagans in this part of Co.Dublin at and before William's time.
If they did come from Co.Roscommon, it was at least one or two generations before William's time.

Frank Flanagan said there was a story that the Flanagans were stewards to The O'Conor Don at Clonalis House (or Cloonalis), Castlerea, Co.Roscommon. The original house was early 18th century. See [Irish Country Houses].

Clonalis in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].

The old (early 18th century) "Cloonalis House", Co.Roscommon, on 1829 to 1842 map.
There was a story that the Flanagans were stewards to The O'Conor Don here. But there is no evidence to support this yet.
This house is now gone, replaced by the new "Clonalis House" (built 1878) a bit to the N of this site. See 1887 to 1913 map and modern satellite view and street view of entrance.

Edward Flanagan, of Kilnamanagh

We start with Edward Flanagan, of Kilnamanagh, Tallaght par, Co.Dublin, who seems to be the ancestor of our line:

Baptism of the son of Edward Flanagan, in 1777, at Rathfarnham RC church.

John Rocque's map of Tallaght village, 1760.
Compare with 1829 to 1842 map.
N is roughly to the right here.
The Greenhills Road is the lower road going off to the right.
"Killyman" and the "Spring" would be Kilnamanagh Castle and the spring opposite, visible on 1887 to 1913 map (though the spring is further from the road).
Further to the right (N) is the road junction just S of the Flanagan farm (the road that leads to Little Ballymount).
The Flanagan farm would be at the far right edge of this picture. One would need to see the full image to be sure.
See full size. From South Dublin Libraries.


Other Flanagans of Kilnamanagh

Miscellaneous Flanagans

Miscellaneous possibly related families

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