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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 Landlords

Kerry Landlords

Kerry landlords for over 700 years,  up to the land Acts of the late 1890s, ruled the lives of our Kerry ancestors.   From the Fitgerald/Fitzmaurice Normans arrival, through the Plantation of Munster and the Cromwellian re-conquest, landlords, their middlemen and agents,  were the major influence on day to day life for the vast majority of […]