Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Knockelly Castle was built by the Butlers in 15th century.
purchased by the Barton family of Grove, Fethard par, Co.Tipperary.
(They purchased Grove in 1752.)
Barton let Knockelly to James Kickham. He was the first Kickham there.
It was occupied by James Kickham temp 1798.
"The Kickhams never became large-scale territorial landlords, though in time some of them acquired the tenancy of gentlemen's holdings such as Knockelly Castle" [Comerford, 1979].
It was occupied by Thomas Kickham as at 1838-39.
There survives a ruined late-Elizabethan or early-Jacobean towerhouse, surrounded by a well-preserved bawn (walled enclosure).
Video of fox hunt at Fethard, Co.Tipperary, Jan 2017.
Includes drone footage above Knockelly Castle. (Jump to 3:00.)
Courtesy of David Moloney.
View from the S.
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From above drone footage. Courtesy of David Moloney.
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