Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Kilpeacon

Estate(s)
Townland Kilpeacon
Civil Parish Kilpeacon
PLU Croom
DED Kilpeacon 6
County Limerick
Barony Smallcounty
Description Lewis writes that the manor was granted to William King in the reign of James I and that "the late proprietor" had erected a handsome mansion which was now the "property and residence of Cripps Villiers". In his will dated 1704 William King refers to his niece Mary Villiers. The Ordnance Survey Field Name Book states that Kilpeacon House was the property of Edward Villiers, Dublin, and was occupied by Miss Deborah Cripps. Built in 1820 it was a large, commodious building of 2 stories. It was the residence of Edward C. Villiers at the time of Griffith's Valuation, held in fee and valued at £60. Bought by Major George Gavin in the early 1850s from the Villiers and the residence of his son Montiford W. Gavin in the early 20th century. The Irish Tourist Association surveyor writes in 1942 that this house was completed in 1799. The owner was Mrs O'Kelly, her husband having purchased the house in 1927 from the Gavins. This house is still extant and occupied.
Kilpeacon gateway
Kilpeacon (Irish Tourist Association, Courtesy of Limerick Studies)
Kilpeacon (www.buildingsofireland.ie/)

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