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Kerry Landlords: Trinity College Estates

Kerry Landlords: Trinity College Estates

Trinity College Dublin was one of the largest landholders in Kerry from 1597 until the late 1890s and early twentieth century.  Robert McCarthy in his book The Trinity College Estates   1800-1923 states that 75,326 acres was granted by royal grant to the College from the lands forfeited by the attainted Earl of Desmond including some […]

Kerry Administrative Divisions

Kerry Administrative Divisions

What are ‘Administrative Divisions’?,   you will probably ask.  These are the land divisions that were introduced to Ireland following the Norman invasion.  They were copies of the divisions then in use in the Kingdom of England.  Over the years there have been changes but the basic structure is set out below. Ireland is divided […]