Proof that the Flanagan farm is plot 15
The Flanagan farm - Valuation Lists
The Flanagan farm at Green Hills, Kilnamanagh, was home of Edward Flanagan, possibly as early as 1777. (Certainly he lived in the area at that time.)
inherited the farm.
[Deed, 1825], is about the family property in Kilnamanagh and refers to [Deed, 1803]. It says the family property in Kilnamanagh is bounded on S and W by property of Patrick Reynolds. It is bounded on N and E by property of "Michael Flanagan".
William Flanagan is listed here with a farm of 21 acres in [Tithe Survey, 1826].
He is listed here with a farm of 15 acres (with a modest house) in [Griffiths Valuation, 1847] and later.
The plot is always listed as 15 acres in size in the Valuation Lists, 1855 to 1952.
William Flanagan died 1874.
William Flanagan the younger
inherited the Greenhills farm.
He died 1886.
Alderman Michael Flanagan inherited the Greenhills farm.
Alderman Michael Flanagan still held it at his death in 1931. Valuation Lists show it as still 15 acres.
records say the house was
in ruins in 1939.
Kavanagh took over the farm from the Flanagan family in 1940.
Liam Cosgrave and Deirdre and Finola Flanagan saw the house in the 1940s-50s and do not remember it in ruins.
Perhaps Kavanagh did it up again.
The old maps clearly show that the Flanagan house was at the roadside.
The farm stretched behind it, down in a valley, down the slope off the E side of the Greenhills Road.
The Flanagan house was modest, much smaller than its two neighbours to the N and S.
The house was "beautifully thatched" [Frank Flanagan's memoirs].
The house still exists on aerial photo when the first houses of the housing estate are built.
It was demolished in late 20th century.
The house is now gone. No trace of it.
[Griffiths Valuation] through decades of Valuation Lists. Everything matches. The plot numbers on the map match plot sizes in the text. All other records (such as newspapers) agree with both text and map. There is no doubt. In summary:
Therefore the Flanagan house was at the roadside. There was no house downhill in the Flanagan farm.
But it is clear from the late 20th century aerial photo that there was no house downhill.
Perhaps people confused the house with Constantine House next door, which is a bit downhill.
William Flanagan is listed at Kilnamanagh in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850]. See p.83.
William Flanagan is occupying 15 acres (with a modest house).
Leasing from "Reps. H. Hudson, Esq.".
Shows the Flanagan house as much smaller (buildings value £4) than its two neighbours (£8 and £17).
[VO] Griffiths Valuation maps, Dublin county, map 22.
See full size.
Plot numbers exactly match [Griffiths Valuation, 1850]. Can't see any mis-match.
William Flanagan is listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] as occupying 15 acres (with a modest house) at plot 15.
Proof that Constantine House was the Dunne house (plot 14).
Above is from Freemans Journal, April 24, 1886.
At Laurence Dunne's funeral were his neighbours Michael Flanagan, TC and teenage Michael Flanagan, junior and Robert Stubbs, PLG and Robert Stubbs, junior.
"W. Flannagan, TC" may be William Flanagan (PLG, not a TC) or may be a Dublin Corporation councillor called William Fanagan, TC.
Close-up of Flanagan farm.
Similar map to above, of uncertain date. See full size.
On a satellite view you can still make out the shape of the old farm through the different vegetation.
From Google Maps.
View of the Flanagan farm (on RHS of fence). From up near the road looking downhill.
Photo 2012. See full size.
See view further to the right and further to the right and further to the right.
See street view down at the corner.
Street view of the Flanagan farm, now part of Tymon Park.
View from SE, looking back up towards where the house would have been. Note the whole farm is down a slope.
Click to rotate. From Google Street View.
See view inside gate looking uphill to road.
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