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Cloonamoyne Fishery Mayo

Enniscoe Estate is ideally placed in the renowned Fly Fishing and Game Angling waters of the West of Ireland. The Enniscoe Manor House offers fishermen and anglers the highest standards of guest accommodation or why not try one of the self-catering apartments.

Cloonamoyne Fishery, on the shores of Lough Conn, provides a discerning angling service for both the dedicated angler and the absolute beginner.

Lough Conn is renowned for its brown trout fishing with the main season running from April to September. In addition to trout fishing, there is usually a run of Spring salmon and later, a run of grilse. Arrangements can be made for fishing on other local lakes and rivers where salmon and sea trout are the main quarry.

At Cloonamoyne Fishery one can hire boats, engines and the services of experienced gillies, and avail of the facilities at the purpose built fishing lodge on the shores of Lough Conn.

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Enniscoe Estate

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Enniscoe House and Courtyard

At the heart of the Enniscoe Estate is the big house and linked yards behind it. At one time the family would have owned several thousand acres, now there is less than two hundred. However this is enough to give good protection to the house with wonderful views over Lough Conn to the front and parkland and woodland around the other sides. Enniscoe House is one of Ireland’s listed http://www.ireland-guide.com/selfcatering/enniscoe-house—courtyard-houses.7476.html heritage houses and has been described as “the last surviving Great House in North Mayo”.

The first of the family to come onto the lands of Enniscoe in the17th century was Francis Jackson. It was probably his son, Oliver, who built the first house, described as “a fortified house on the shores of Lough Conn”. This house has long disappeared and there is no record of its exact location. The second house is still to be seen today, built sometime between 1740 and 1750 it forms the back part of the present day Enniscoe House.

In the 1790’s George Jackson, great grandson of Francis, built on an addition to the second house, turning it from a tall and narrow farm house to the square two story Georgian mansion house that we see today. All the interior plaster work was completed by 1800. George also extended the yards behind the house and made many improvements to the estate.

In 1834 his great granddaughter, Madeline Jackson, married Mervyn Pratt of Cabra Castle in County Cavan and together the young couple took over the management of the estate. There followed difficult years, with much local distress caused by the famine. The Pratts were never absentee landlords and by the early 1900’s Mervyn and his son Joe had sold all tenanted land under the land acts, keeping only the domain lands around the house.

Joe Pratt’s son, also Mervyn, lived quietly at Enniscoe, farming, gardening and fishing. Mervyn never married and at his death in 1950 the property went to his cousin, Professor Jack Nicholson.
Enniscoe is now owned by Susan Kellett, daughter of Jack Nicholson, and great great granddaughter of Madeline Jackson.

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Cost of Report

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Cost of Report

The pricing structure for single record searches and family history reports are based on guidelines laid down and agreed by the Irish Family History Foundation. As a guideline, the additional cost to you for commissioning a Family History Report will normally be in the region of €300. Extra copies of the Report can be purchased for the special price of €75.00.

Please note that due to legal copyright restraints clients cannot be given direct access to the records held in the centre. They will of course be given copies of all records relevant to their families.

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