Glenville, County Cork

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Coordinates: 52°02′37″N 8°25′30″W / 52.0436°N 8.4249°W / 52.0436; -8.4249

Glenville is a village in County Cork, Ireland. It is situated approximately 12 miles northeast of Cork city.

Geography[edit]

This area contains some unique habitats, flora and fauna, including the Small Cudweed and the Sand Martin, a migratory species that return from North Africa each spring to breed in the porous sand cliffs along sections of the river valley. In recent years, these endangered species have been the subject of an EU investigation, whereby the planning authorities and the Irish government were held to account in breach of various EU Bird and Habitats Directives.

History[edit]

Glenville contains many sites of historical interest including a Famine Walk, a Mass Rock dating back to penal times as well as a Manor House and estate giving home to many exotic and rare plant species such as the pocket handkerchief tree and marvellous rhododendrons.

Manor House[edit]

Originally a Coppinger property sold to the Hudson family in the mid to late 18th century. The Hudsons built a new house and this house was added to in 1887. E. G. Hudson was resident at Glenville in 1814 and Lewis records the Reverend E. G. Hudson as the proprietor of Mount Pleasant in the parish of Ardnageehy in 1837. In the mid 19th century William E. Hudson held the property valued at £46 in fee. Inherited by William E. Hudson's nephew Sir Edward Hudson Kinahan who was the occupier in 1906 when the house was valued at £150. Sold to the Bence Jones family in 1949. Also known as Mount Prospect and The Manor, this house was the home of Mark Bence Jones, author.[1]

Businesses[edit]

Pubs[edit]

  • Keame (Angler's Retreat) - nearby to Glenville
  • Kade's Kounty. - Crystal Swing launched their debut album in the local pub Kades Kounty before more recently rocketing to international success.

Residents[edit]

  • Dr Edward Hudson, an early dental practitioner, who bought the main estate which was used as his family's summer residence.
  • Reverend Edward Gustavus Hudson (1791-1851), Dean of Armagh from 1841. Eldest son of Dr. Edward Hudson.
  • William Elliott Hudson (1796-1853), collector of Irish music and ancient literature. Son of Dr. Edward Hudson
  • Mark Bence-Jones inherited the Glenville Manor House from his parents and lived there from time to time until his death in 2010. The property now belongs to his daughter.

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