Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Townland Kilshannig Upper
Civil Parish Rathcormack
PLU Fermoy
DED Gortore 148
County Cork
Barony Barrymore
Description This house was built for Abraham Devonsher, a Cork banker and Member of Parliament, in the 1760s. It remained the home of the Devonsher family until sold to Edward Roche, father of the 1st Earl of Fermoy, pre 1837. Lewis records it as the winter residence of the Roche family. At the time of Griffith's Valuation it was occupied by James Kelly of Cahircon, son-in-law of Edward Roche, and valued at £58+. In 1943 the Irish Tourist Association Survey mentioned that it was the home of the McVeigh family. The Sardinian architect, Davis Ducart, designed this house and according to the Irish Georgian Society it is considered one of the very finest Palladian houses in Ireland. The Society is currently supporting the restoration of parts of this house. see
Kilshannig House LM1987.0813 (Courtesy of Limerick Museum)
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