Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Sir Arthur Denny, Knt., born 1584,
Arthur mar Elizabeth Forrest.
His son was bapt at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, in 1605.
He was the first Denny to permanently settle at Tralee in Ireland. His brothers stayed in England.
Tralee Castle was however in ruins in his time.
He lived at Carrignafeela Castle, E of Tralee, Co.Kerry.
He died at Carrignafeela Castle, 4 July 1619, age 35 yrs.
Elizabeth survived him.
Her son Sir Edward Denny restored Tralee Castle and they moved in 1627.
She was alive in 1635.
She did NOT die 1641. (This was confusion with another Elizabeth. See p.372 of [Denny, 1908].)
Page 366 of [Denny, 1908] says Arthur and Elizabeth are buried in the Denny vault, Tralee church.
Sir Arthur and Elizabeth had issue:
Carrignafeela Castle, Carrignafeela, O'Brennan par, E of Tralee, Co.Kerry (see map).
was then the home of
Col. James Ryeves.
It was later sold by Ryeves to Crosbie.
It was occupied by Verdon in 1756.
It later became a ruin.
From entry of 25 Aug 1788 in [Rev. Daniel A. Beaufort's Tour of Kerry, 1788]: "I consented, mounted my horse & rode with them to see several dippings of the River Leigh, and farther on a great Cavern under a ledge of huge rocks, with an open, or window as they call it, upon a perilous abyss. This is called McElligott's prison."
There is another, neighbouring
Carrignafeela townland across the parish boundary to the W, in
(see old map).
There is another "McElligott's Castle" in Arabela townland, Ballymacelligott par (see old map).
Carrignafeela Castle ("McElligott's Castle") on 1829 to 1842 map.
Carrignafeela Castle on 1887 to 1913 map.
The location on modern satellite view.
Denny tiles inside the church at the old E altar.
From the time of Rev. Anthony Denny (Rector of Tralee 1831-62). It is a memorial by him and his brothers to their parents.
Photo 2016. See larger and full size.
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