An old McGillycuddy estate.
The estate became the seat of
Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 1st Baronet (born 1740 or 1741)
where he built a new house, Churchtown House.
Churchtown House and Beaufort Golf Club said he built Churchtown House in 1740, but that is obviously too early for him. Maybe this is confusion with his date of birth.
[Houses of Kerry] says he built it in late 18th century.
Churchtown House built, probably 1788:
We can it seems date when it was built. From land deeds, Rowland Blennerhassett seems to have moved from Tralee/Blennerville to Killarney/Churchtown in exactly 1788, so that is probably when Churchtown House was built.
He is listed as of Churchtown in various deeds from [Deed, May 1788] to [Deed, May 1798].
In 1798, the 1st Baronet moved back to
Blennerville near Tralee.
From late 1798 on, the 1st Baronet is consistently listed as of Blennerville.
The 1st Baronet's son Sir Robert Blennerhassett, 2nd Baronet is listed as of Churchtown in [Deed, May 1798] and consistently thereafter.
Churchtown House was seat of
Sir Robert Blennerhassett, 2nd Baronet.
2nd Baronet died at Churchtown in 1831.
Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 4th Baronet was living Churchtown as at 1867.
4th Baronet sold Churchtown c.1870 to Capt. James McGillycuddy Magill.
Capt. James McGillycuddy Magill lived there.
He died 1904.
Robert Blennerhassett (later 2nd Baronet) is described as of Churchtown in [Deed, May 1798].
Robert Blennerhassett (later 2nd Baronet) is described as of Churchtown in [Deed, 1807].
Video of the golf course showing the ruin of Castle Corr.
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