Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Derreen

Estate(s)
Townland Derreen
Civil Parish Tuosist
PLU Kenmare
DED Ardea 54
County Kerry
Barony Glanarought
Description Peter McSweeney was leasing the property at Derreen from the Lansdowne estate at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £6 10s. Lewis also notes it as his residence in 1837. Bary states that Derreen was originally built by a branch of the O'Sullivans from whom it passed to Peter McSweeney who was married to a member of that family. It formed part of the Lansdowne estate and later came into the possession of the Petty-Fitzmaurices. In 1906 it was owned by that estate and was valued at £53 15. It was burnt in the early 1920s but rebuilt in the same style and is still extant and occupied. It is famous for its beautiful gardens.
Derreen House (Buildings of Ireland)

Property Location