Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blarney Castle

Estate(s)
Townland Blarney Demesne
Civil Parish Garrycloyne
PLU Cork
DED Blarney 72
County Cork
Barony East Muskerry
Description The original 15th century castle belonged to the McCarthys of Muskerry. In 1786 Wilson describes Blarney as the "very fine seat, with ample and beautiful demesnes, of Mr. Jeffreys". Lewis wrote in 1837 that Blarney Castle was purchased in 1701 by Sir James Jefferyes, Governor of Cork [from the Hollow Sword Blades Company] who “ soon after erected a large and handsome house in front of it, which was the family residence for many years, but is now a picturesque ruin”. A new house was built in 1874 on the demesne lands by the Colthurst family and is still occupied by them.
Blarney Castle (www.blarneycastle.ie/)
Blarney House (National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, www.buildingsofireland.ie)

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