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Queen's Cottage, Derrycunihy, Co.Kerry

Queen's Cottage, Derrycunihy, Lakes of Killarney, Co.Kerry (Killarney par, S side of Upper Lake, see map).

A cottage of the Earls of Kenmare.
Home of Denis Moynihan for 33 years before 1869 (probably 1836-1869).
He was "ranger" for the Earls of Kenmare here.
He is listed as "woodranger" at Derrycunihy in Abstract of Accounts 1837-39.
[Ryan, 2001, p.44] details work done on buildings at Derrycunihy in 1838-42.
Denis Moynihan is "caretaker at Derrycunnihy" in Cash Book 1860-62.
"Queen's Cottage" would be named after Queen Victoria's Royal visit to Derrycunihy in 1861.
Denis Moynihan left Ireland in 1869.

Apparently a ruin survives at the site today.

"Derrycunihy Cottage".
See full size.
Confirmed as Queen's Cottage below.
From here in Atlas and cyclopedia of Ireland, New York, 1905. See caption.
Getty says photo is c.1880.

Location of Queen's Cottage, Derrycunihy, on modern OSI map.

Derrycunihy townland on 1829 to 1842 map.

Close-up of the area marked above on 1829 to 1842 map.
Queen's Cottage site seems to be around the "Rustic Bridge".
The W bank of the river is Derrycunihy townland, the E bank is Gortroe townland.

"Waterfall by Queen's Cottage".
From Killarney National Park.

Derrycunihy in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853].
Denis Moynihan would be in the modest "Caretaker's house".

Gortroe in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853].
Also has a (more modest) "Caretaker's house".

Map linked to [Griffiths Valuation].
"a" seems to be the caretaker's house in Derrycunihy townland (Queen's Cottage).
See modern satellite view.

"Derrycunihy Cottage".
From NLI. Lawrence Collection.
See other scan from

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