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Mount Rivers, near Killorglin, Co.Kerry

Mount Rivers and other Blennerhassett properties in Annaghgarry (or Ownagarry) townland, Killorglin par, Co.Kerry.
A short distance SE of Killorglin town. Barony of Dunkerron North.


Mount Rivers, Annaghgarry townland, on 1829 to 1842 map.
Note the building across the road that seems to have a garden. This may be Annaghgarry House / Fortfield.


There were multiple Blennerhassett houses in Annaghgarry (or Ownagarry) townland:

The Blennerhassett history is confusing since it is not always clear who lived where: Fortfield line: Baronets line:
Modern day:

Blennerhassett first appears at Annaghgarry in a document of 1728.
Dorcas, widow of Henry Blennerhassett of Annaghgarry, appears in [Deed of Nov 1728] after Henry's death.

The name "Mount Rivers" is first found in 1796.
"Robert Blennerhassett of Mountrivers" appears in [Deed of Feb 1796].
This is Robert Blennerhassett, future 2nd Baronet.

"R.A.T. Blennerhasset" listed at Mount Rivers in [Leet's Directory, 1814].
This may be Robert Arthur Blennerhassett or (less likely at this time) his cousin Robert Blennerhassett, future 2nd Baronet.

Estate of A. Blennerhassett at Annaghgarry, Killorglin par, in [Tithe Survey, 1823-37].
This would be Sir Arthur Blennerhassett, 3rd Baronet, who succ 1831. So this entry would be before 1831.
Arthur is listed at Mount Rivers in 1826 to 1835.
See full page. From here.

Mount Rivers, Annaghgarry townland, on 1887 to 1913 map.
The building across the road that seemed to have a garden has vanished.

Modern satellite view.
From here.
See street view of W entrance to Mount Rivers today.
And street view of disused E entrance.



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