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A Concannon Christmas Story

Long ago, and in the same house in which I was reared, the first Concannon Family Christmas in Livermore was celebrated by my Great Grandparents, James and Ellen Concannon. That celebration was over 128 years ago… Continue reading

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The Concannon Coat of Arms

The Concannon clan’s history has been recorded for over a thousand years in Ireland, and Concannon is one of its oldest family names. In the 1600s, when the English occupied the Irish territory, a choice was commanded: Give up your faith, or give up your land. With conviction and without hesitation, my family answered, “We’ll give up our land.” Continue reading

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“Cead Mile Failte” (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

I was asked how it felt to return to Ireland nearly 150 years after my great-grandfather, James Concannon, sailed from the rocky coast of the Aran Islands for America’s fertile shores.

Coming back for me always stirs something deep inside. It’s a reminder of so many of the Irish values that have made us who we are, a return to my family’s roots, our original homeland which is integral to our history and identity. I’m very proud of that spirit which I know began in this place – I see it all around me! Continue reading

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Take a peek at our new website!

Concannon Website

It’s been months in the making, and now our brand new website – www.concannonvineyard.com – has a fresh look! What makes this new site so great? Here’s a sampling of a few of the special features: Continue reading

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