Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Rock Cottage

Townland Bawnlahan
Civil Parish Myross
PLU Skibbereen
DED Castlehaven South 315
County Cork
Barony West Carbery (East)
Description Edward Powell was leasing a property to James Somerville,MD, at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £11 10s. In 1837 Lewis noted Capt. Somerville's seat as Union Hall. This house is labelled Rock Cottage on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map but as Myross Glebe on the 25-inch edition of the 1890s. In 1945 the Irish Tourist Association survey recounted a story associating Dean Jonathan Swift with Rock Cottage and noting that it was the home of the Casey family. A house still exists at this site.

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