hello jane, my name is ann mcconnon owens. I have just read you notice looking for mcconnon's in ireland, my father peter mcconnon was born in cootehill co cavan and my grandfather john mcconnon was from cootehill. You will find many mcconnons from this area also monaghan. My grandmother"s name was annie and the family are all still there, I am in australia and have sisters in kent england although all our family connections mum dad grand parents aunties uncles cousins ect... are all in ireland. Dad did tell me that many years ago some family did go to america cant tell you where and also to tasmania. good luck in your find ann.