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Waterville House, Co.Kerry



Waterville House, Waterville townland, Dromod par, Co.Kerry.
S side of village of Waterville, on Ballinskelligs Bay, on the Iveragh Peninsula.
It is beside the Currane River, which runs from Lough Currane to the sea.
The house was sometimes referred to as "Currane". See p.305 of [O'Connell, vol.1, 1892].
The village itself was called "Currane" or "Coirean", and later "Waterville".

Waterville House was built by Whitwell Butler probably around the time of his marriage 1775.
The house was built 1775 [O'Hea O'Keeffe, 2013] or c.1775 [Houses of Kerry].
Whitwell Butler was said to be living at Waterville when he was attacked by the mob in 1782.
He is described as of Waterville in [Deed, 1785] and [Deed, 1790].
It seems the modern Waterville Golf Links is wrong to think the house was built 1790. It is earlier.

Whitwell's son James Butler is listed at Waterville in [Leet's Directory, 1814].
James died there 1863.

The Butler family sold Waterville House in 1962 or 1963 [O'Hea O'Keeffe, 2013] or 1965 [Houses of Kerry].
It is now a luxury guesthouse with golf links nearby.

  



Waterville House, Co.Kerry.
From street view.



Whitwell Butler the elder listed at Waterville in [Deed, 1785].



Whitwell Butler the elder listed at Waterville in [Deed, 1790].



James Butler listed at Waterville in [Leet's Directory, 1814].



Waterville appears in a farming tour of Co.Kerry in 1814.
From [Radcliff, 1814, pp.48-53].
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Waterville House, Co.Kerry, on 1829 to 1842 map.
See modern satellite view.



Waterville House.
Photo 2020. See full size.
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Waterville House.
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The gate.
Photo 2020. See full size.




  

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