An old McGillycuddy estate.
Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 1st Baronet (born 1740 or 1741).
Churchtown House and Beaufort Golf Club say he built Churchtown House in 1740, but that is too early for him. Maybe confusion with date of his birth.
[Houses of Kerry] says he built it in late 18th century.
Churchtown House maybe built 1788:
From land deeds, Rowland Blennerhassett seems to have moved from Tralee/Blennerville to Killarney/Churchtown in 1788, so that is perhaps when Churchtown House was built.
He is listed as of Churchtown in various deeds from [Deed, May 1788] to [Deed, May 1798].
From later in 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.
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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