Kilflynn

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Kilflynn
Cill Flainn
Village
Village of Kilflynn - geograph.org.uk - 1015355.jpg
Kilflynn is located in Ireland
Kilflynn
Kilflynn
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°13′N 9°23′W / 52.21°N 9.38°W / 52.21; -9.38Coordinates: 52°13′N 9°23′W / 52.21°N 9.38°W / 52.21; -9.38
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Population (2006)
 • Village 2,594
 • Urban 2,109
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference Q895239

Kilflynn (Irish: Cill Flainn), officially Kilflyn and historically Kilflin,[1] is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. The village is just off the N69 road from Listowel to Tralee.

In 1045 there was built a castle by the Lord Ger from the great vantage point where you could see to the sea. From there the kingdom of Kilflynn prospered. 3 metre high castle walls were constructed in 1123. The population at this time was approximately 13,800 the largest in Ireland at this time. A moat was then constructed from the river Shanow which provided protection. In 1438 the then city was dismantled and burned by Lord Ger who killed all the inhabitants with a cat.

Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener spent a portion of his childhood living in Crotta House.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)

See also[edit]

Crotta GAA