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Garryhill Castle

Parish of Fenagh. Co Carlow


Fenagh Estate Cottage
Garryhill Castle (or Fenagh Castle)
Barony of Idrone East in the Parish of Fennagh. Co Carlow

House and Bailey - "His house would have been built of wooden structure "of clay and wattle made", the roof would have been thatched and surrounded by a kraal-like compound, housing a sizeable community of friends and followers." circa 14th century - Residence of - Art Oge McMurragh [Kavanagh] (King of Leinster) 1394 - Attacked by - James II (King of England)

Source: The Castles of Ireland/Irelandnow.com

Garryhill Castle Historic Buildings

During the last decade of the fourteenth century, Art Oge McMurragh (King of Leinster) lived at Garryhill. His house would have been built of wooden structure "of clay and wattle made", the roof would have been thatched and surrounded by a kraal-like compound, housing a sizeable community of friends and followers. In 1394, Richard II lost his patience with Art, who had been a thorn in the side of the English for years, and decided to attack. Richard an his great army crossed the Barrow at Leighlinbridge, and Garryhill was captured, and went up in flames. Art and his wife were caught by surprise but escaped into the woods. In 1394, Richard II said goodbye to Garryhill to return to England.

Source: http://www.discoverireland.ie/


Thomas Burdett

M, #189013, d. between January 1685 and August 1701

Thomas Burdett was the son of Reverend George Burdett and Mary Wright. He married Catherine Kennedy, daughter of Sir Robert Kennedy, 1st Bt, born on 2 July 1653. He died between January 1685 and August 1701. His will was probated on 16 August 1701.

He lived at Garryhill Castle, County Carlow, Ireland. Ireland. He held the office of Sheriff of County Carlow in 1662. His last will was dated 2 January 1685.

Children of Thomas Burdett and Catherine Kennedy

1. Anne Burdett
2. Thomas Burdett
3. Captain Sir Thomas Burdett,  b. 14 Sep 1668, d. 14 Apr 1727

[Sir Robert Kennedy, 1st Bt. was created 1st Baronet Kennedy, of Mount Kennedy, co. Wicklow [Ireland] in 1665.]

Source: http://thepeerage.com/p18902.htm#i189013


Also see Garryhill House

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2001 County Carlow Genealogy IGP

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