Donogh MacGillycuddy of the Reeks’s recovery of his estate owed something to the fact that he was abroad with Charles Stuart and to the fact of his connection with the Arfdert Crosbies. His mother was Joan Crosbie, daughter of the notorious Bishop Crosbie of the beginning of the century. Donogh MacGillycuddy’s wife, Marie, was a daughter of O’Sullivan Mor, which was a very rebel connection. In the MacGillycuddy papers (published) the editor’s introduction proclaims that Donough MacGillycuddy had nothing to do with the insurrection of the 1640s; and Donough himself was anxious to distance himself from the O’Sullivans in this regard as his brother-in-law Owen O’Sullivan Mor was deeply involved in insurrection. Mary Hickson is convinced however that Donogh was with his brother-in-law in the important episodes of the insurrection including the siege of Tralee Castle in 1642. Donogh’s and Marie’s son, Cornelius, was an MP for his cousin’s borough of Ardfert in the Jacobite Parliament. Donogh lived to 1695. Cornelius had no son and the estates descended through his brother Daniel whose son Dennis married a daughter of John (“Black Jack”) Blennerhassett of Killorglin, writer of the famous Blennerhassett pedigree and a famous Williamite soldier captured at Galway. The date of the marriage was 1717. By means of this marriage the rebel family of MacGillycuddy of the Reeks blended with the Georgian status quo. In the following generation when the name changed following intermarriage with the Chutes of Tralee they contributed a large contingent to Kerry’s crypto-Catholic activists, and we find Chutes and MacGillycuddys occupying offices under government, including sheriff, in the time of George III. Then and in Napoleonic times it was common for the Kerry elite to raise a glass to “the family of the Reeks”.