Controversy about the Location of the Great Castle of Tralee

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  1. Re:There is correspondence about the American and North of Ireland Dennys. I will post the reference when I find it in my notes. Regards, Gerald.

    Did you ever find it?

    You might find this interesting: My son works for Robert F Kennedy’s youngest, Rory as her assistant producer for her documentary film company. Funny that the two families are connected again after several hundred years with a Denny working for and good friends with a Fitzgerald.
    Thanks, Loree

  2. Thank you for your reply. I look forward to your correspondence. Why would the Denny’s choose to have a street named after them rather than keep their castle? Upkeep?
    Thanks, Loree

    1. It was considered a gloomy castle, and there had been a recent renovation, in about 1804; Judge Day was very critical of the expense involved in the renovation and he seems to have believed that no make-over could improve the place. Major landowners were relocating to England following the Act of Union of 1800, which is what the Dennys did eventually. In fact they came and went long before Denny fought the elections in Kerry in 1820 and later.

  3. Good to hear from you. About a century ago, the historian of the Dennys, Rev. Sir Henry L. L. Denny, raised the same question: were all the Irish Dennys related. (He paid somebody in Dublin to visit the National Archhives.) There is correspondence about the American and North of Ireland Dennys. I will post the reference when I find it in my notes. Regards, Gerald.

  4. Enjoying the information pertaining to Tralee and surrounding area. I am an American Denny. Just started tracing our roots last fall and have gone back to William Denny 1680 Omagh. His son was David Denny of Londonderry who sailed to America around the 1730’s. The family genealogy book I stumbled upon has an extensive history of Sir Edward in it but there seems to be a missing link between his family and William’s (if there is one). Anyone know something or have suggestions on tracing? Fascinated with any and all Irish history now that I know my origins. Visiting Ireland in July for the second time in 12 months.

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