Humphrys genealogy

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My wife's ancestors - Plunkett - Contents

Killeen Castle, Co.Meath

Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co.Meath. NW of Dublin.
Near Dunsany Castle, Dunsany, Co.Meath.

Killeen Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy, 1st Lord of Meath 1181.
It was inherited by the Cusack family.

Killeen Castle passed by marriage in 1403 to Sir Christopher Plunkett, Kt (died 1445).
It was seat of Plunkett, Earl of Fingall (cr 1628).
It was re-built in 19th century.
It was sold out of the family c.1953.

Killeen Castle was damaged by fire in 1981.
It survives. It is a golf club and will also be a hotel.
See [Irish Country Houses].

The old Killeen Castle on 1829 to 1842 map.
In the grounds is a ruined medieval church containing Plunkett tombs.

Killeen Castle and Dunsany Castle in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].

Killeen Castle.
From [Cromwell, 1820].

The new 19th century Killeen Castle on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern satellite view and street view of entrance.

Killeen Castle.
Photo 2010. From here. Creative Commons.

Killeen Castle.
From [Irish Country Houses]. Picture credit Foras Forbartha.

Killeen Castle. The Entrance Hall.
From [Irish Country Houses]. Picture credit William Garner.

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